The start and the end of Riley Cooper’s 2013 season couldn’t have gone any differently.
Peyton Manning’s record-setting season earned him The Associated Press NFL MVP award Saturday night in a landslide.
A day after quarterback Nick Foles was officially added to the NFL Pro Bowl roster, two players earned All-NFL honors from the Pro Football Writers of America.
From Snow Bowl to Pro Bowl. Weeks after leading his team to a come from behind victory in blizzard-like conditions at the Linc, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will be packing his shorts and suntan lotion and heading to Hawaii.
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.
If the Eagles going from worst to first under rookie coach Chip Kelly was the biggest surprise, Foles’ emergence had to be second on that list.
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.
The Eagles are eliminated from the playoffs following their 26-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints Saturday night.
Evan Mathis, LeSean McCoy, and Jason Peters were all named to the AP All Pro team.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has had the best season of his career. Leading the league in rushing, the Chip Kelly run-heavy offense has benefited McCoy perhaps the most of any player on the team.
By the time you read this, the Eagles-Dallas game will have been decided. Without Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys were expected to lean heavily on running back, De Marco Murray, who had been coming on strong of late. This season, he had surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his three-year career.
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.
The Eagles won the NFC East Division by escaping Dallas with a 24-22 victory Sunday night.
The Eagles are in Dallas tonight for a “win or go home” NFC East championship matchup against the Cowboys — and fans in South Philadelphia are weighing in on the game.
The Eagles appear to be the popular pick to win this weekend’s crucial game against the Dallas Cowboys.