The Philadelphia Eagles expect to finish up the 2014 season on the road against the New York Giants with linebacker Trent Cole on the field. Quarterback Nick Foles, of course, will miss the final game of the season after having his second half of the season essentially wiped out by a broken collarbone.
Three weeks ago it looked as though the Philadelphia Eagles were going to make a serious push for a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs while wearing the NFC East crown for a second straight season. Instead, the Eagles now enter the final week of the 2014 season with nothing but pride to play for, and head coach Chip Kelly intends to go all out in order to end the season with a win.
With their playoff hopes squashed last weekend, the Eagles take to the road one final time to wrap up the 2014 season against the New York Giants. The Giants had their playoff hopes dashed much earlier in the season but look to end the year on a high note with some promise for 2015. After being embarrassed by the Eagles earlier this season, the Giants hope to pick up revenge on the Birds the way Dallas and Washington already have.
The Cowboys win over the Colts gives them the NFC East title.
The Eagles weaknesses have come to light in December.
The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a third straight loss, and the pain that comes with each loss is growing more and more intense. With a 27-24 setback on the road against NFC East rival Washington, the Eagles now see their playoff hopes about to be flushed away.
The defeat was the Eagles’ third-straight setback, after the Redskins’ Kai Forbath hit a 26-yard field goal with :05 left.
Two NFC East teams going in different directions will face off on Saturday, but there is still a lot to prove. The Philadelphia Eagles need to make sure they earn a spot in the playoffs. The Washington Redskins have a quarterback controversy that is getting more confusing each week. Steve Beuerlein of CBS Sports spoke on the game and troubles facing both teams.
A broken hand to Trent Cole has kept the outside linebacker out of practices this week, but his status for Saturday afternoon in Washington remains uncertain. There is still a chance Cole might play, but every other player listed on the Eagles injury report should be available to play, except for quarterback Nick Foles.
After two straight losses to Seattle and Dallas, the Eagles are in a tough spot to make the playoffs, but stranger things have happened before in the NFC playoff picture. It doesn’t take Pablo Picasso to paint this year’s playoff picture, but it is a bit abstract for the Eagles with just two weeks to play.
After two straight losses at home put the playoff hopes of the Philadelphia Eagles on thin ice, the Birds get right back to work on Sunday on the road against Washington. The Eagles need to win their final two games of the season in order to keep a shot at the playoffs in sight. Taking on a frustrated Washington team with its own share of problems could serve Philadelphia well.
The Eagles hopes to make the playoffs are in jeopardy following Dallas loss.
Malcolm Jenkins knows all the team can do is focus on Washington.
The Eagles may have let the NFC East slip through their fingers down the stretch, which could leave them left out of the postseason. The Dallas Cowboys had a few extra days to prepare for revenge against the Philadelphia Eagles, and perhaps it paid off.
The Eagles lost a pivotal game to the Cowboys, 38-27.