The Philadelphia Eagles have come a long way since the previous time they played Dallas.
It took nanoseconds for the Dallas talk to begin in the Eagles’ locker room soon after their 54-11 thrashing of the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
The game he played against the Bears was, as far as I can see, the best game he’s played all year.
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.
The Eagles got things right, Kelly made sure of that, in a thoroughly dominating 54-11 victory over the Bears.
This could be quite an offensive showdown. Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson vs. Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
Nick Foles raised expectations so high with one stellar performance after another that even one poor throw raises questions.
It’s hard to find positives from a loss in the NFL. The Eagles are finding a way.
For the first time, this Eagles team was faced with the position of being the team that should win and had no logical reason to lose. To the surprise of some, the Eagles played like a team unfamiliar with taking on the role of favorite, and that inexperience may have come in to play.
The loss snapped the Eagles’ five-game winning streak, dropping them to 8-6 with two games left, while Minnesota improved to 4-9-1.
The Eagles face the Vikings Sunday in Minnesota with the teams and their respective head coaches seemingly headed in opposite directions.
Sports Illustrated has a long history of cover stories that end in disaster for the players and teams being featured.
The stories of the Sports Illustrated Jinx are many. Players that find themselves on the cover of the legendary magazine have a habit of failure in the immediate future after the issue comes out.
If being on the cover of Sports Illustrated is still considered a jinx, the Eagles don’t have a quarterback who can escape it.
The Eagles are still an unproven team with a second-year quarterback and a first-year head coach leading the charge. That does not mean Nick Foles and Chip Kelly are necessarily incapable of turning the world upside down and sending a parade down Broad Street, but this is still very much an uphill battle. There is much work to be done this season.