The Philadelphia Eagles closed out a second straight 10-win season under Chip Kelly with a road victory against the division rival New York Giants Sunday afternoon in MetLife Stadium, but the Birds head to the offseason a little earlier than expected. Now the evaluations for the season will begin, but first it is time for one final evaluation on a single-game basis for the Eagles.
With a 24-14 setback Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles were dealt a dose of reality and given plenty to think about and work on before next Sunday night’s home game against the division rival Dallas Cowboys.
Happy Thanksgiving Philadelphia! The Eagles gave Eagles fans plenty to be thankful for on the football field Thursday afternoon by demolishing the Dallas Cowboys, 33-10. With the win the Eagles own sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
Coming off the worst loss of Chip Kelly’s young NFL coaching career, the Philadelphia Eagles wasted little time in getting things started Sunday afternoon at home in Lincoln Financial Field against the Tennessee Titans. Josh Huff’s 107-yard kickoff return to start the game set the tone as the Eagles went on to stomp the visiting Titans, 43-24.
The Eagles were dealt a 53-20 pounding by the Packers Sunday afternoon in Lambeau Field that really was not as close as the final score would indicate. With the loss, the Eagles fell to 2-3 away from Lincoln Financial Field, and Chip Kelly now has plenty he and his staff can work on before returning to the field next week at home.
Making his first start with the Philadelphia Eagles, and for the first time in a while, Mark Sanchez was locked in and fully capable of running the Eagles offense against the Panthers.
A week after letting a win slip through their hands in Arizona, the Philadelphia Eagles were back on the road on Sunday to take on the Houston Texans. This week the Eagles never let a lead escape them for long and the Birds never once trailed in the game against the Texans.
The Eagles soar into their bye week with the best record in the NFL. At 5-1, the Eagles are tied for the lead in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles are now 4-0 at home as well as 2-0 in NFC East play. The Eagles could not be entering the bye week feeling too much better than they do, but challenges await after the week off.
The Eagles studs and duds from their week one win over the Jaguars.
The Eagles have signed punted Donnie Jones to a three year contract. The team also released safety Patrick Chung.
A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.
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.
With a spot in the postseason on the line on the road, the Eagles shined under pressure. It was not a great overall performance, but in a de facto playoff game nothing should have been easy.
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.
When the Eagles punter is becoming a well-known, popular player, things are either going very well for the team, or very poorly. Thankfully for Donnie Jones and the rest of the team, in this case the reason is the former rather than the latter.