Safe to say the month of December hasn’t gone according to plan for the Eagles.
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.
The Eagles have been eliminated from the playoffs and won’t be playing in January—but five Eagles will be playing in January, offensive tackle Jason Peters, center Jason Kelce, running back LeSean McCoy, linebacker Connor Barwin and special teams threat Darren Sproles.
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 Broncos lost to the Bengals on Monday night as Peyton Manning threw 4 INTs.
For McCoy not making the playoffs makes the year feel like a waste of time.
Chip Kelly is promising that his team will do their all to win on Sunday.
The Cowboys win over the Colts gives them the NFC East title.
Seven people were taken to the hospital after a lightning strike in the parking lot after the Buc’s game.
Tom Coughlin honored two fallen NYPD police officers during Sundays game.
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.
Mayor Nutter says what probably bothered Eagles fans most was not that Governor Christie was rooting for his team, the Cowboys, but that he seemed to be flaunting it on national television.
Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen’Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career.
The San Diego Chargers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but after three consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances, the San Francisco 49ers are out. They have the opportunity to play the spoiler for the Chargers, but what has happened to them this year? CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein spoke on this weekend’s west coast game and looks at what has gone wrong and right.