Should the Eagles carry two kickers on their roster? Vince Quinn says yes.
A last-second field goal by Shayne Graham brought an end to the first season of the Chip Kelly era as the Saints left Philadelphia with a 26-24 victory in the NFC Wild Card playoff. The time for season-long evaluations will come over the coming week, but for now let’s take a quick look at how the Eagles performed in this game.
Outside of his seven-touchdown performance in Oakland earlier this season, this may have been the best game Nick Foles has had all season. Foles completed 21 of 25 passes for 230 yards and a pair of touchdowns, both coming in the first quarter as the Eagles jumped out on top of the Bears from the start.
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The Eagles got another solid game out of their offense and the defense handled a weakened opposing offense. This is what good teams do, but the Eagles still have some work to do before being counted as a good team in the NFC.
Sunday’s win in Oakland was the most complete team victory of the season for the Eagles. You can never get too carried away with one game, but this was a flat out dominant performance by the Eagles and perhaps a glimpse once again as to what the future could be like with Chip Kelly in charge.
Where the Eagles go from here is a question that will be asked plenty on sports radio this week. While the defense does seem to be coming together and playing well on a more regular basis, the offense continues to flounder.
This one stings. The Eagles offense folded against a Cowboys defense that was vulnerable and incapable of taking advantage of a nice game put in by the defense.
Things did not start off well but the Eagles put together the so-called full team effort. The offense started slowly but ended up having a really good game. The defense took their lumps but got past them to do their part as well.
The bad news is each loss seems to have gotten worse by the week for the Philadelphia Eagles. The good news is it cannot get much worse than their 52-20 loss against the Denver Broncos. Can it?
Eagles kicker Alex Henery has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle in Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Two games in a row a team from the AFC West flew to Philadelphia off a short week and controlled the Eagles in their home stadium. There was plenty of blame to pass around in this one.
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In a dreadful Eagles season, Alex Henery has been near-perfect.
Kicker Alex Henery has been a consistent bright spot for the Eagles this season.