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Philadelphia Eagles bye week survival guide

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It’s Sunday and there is no Eagles football. What oh what is a fan to do?

Nine months of waiting for football season to arrive, followed by several weeks of the ups and downs that mark being a fan of Philadelphia Eagles football. It’s what fall’s all about, but once a season it comes to a screeching halt: The bye week. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles bye week survival guide’

Philadelphia Museum of Art has fun with Chip Kelly, features Eagles’ team photo

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Like anything Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly does, the Birds’ team photo caused a stir. The speed and efficiency with which the project was undertaken, much like his offense, was a masterpiece to behold. All clocking in under five minutes. A mere four minutes and 40 seconds, to be exact.

The photo wasn’t just the team itself, which is quite an undertaken. It was the players, the coaches, and the training staff. The final result was a group that looked the size of a small army, all covered in green and white.

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Philadelphia Eagles flying high after total shutout of New York Giants

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The Philadelphia Eagles head into their bye week flying on the highest note possible: On the heels of total shutout of those New York football Giants 27-0. 27-zip. 27-to-nada.

However you say it, the score is beautiful.

This is the game when LeSean McCoy finally got going, notching 149 rushing yards. The tight ends got into the act, with Zach Ertz and James Casey both getting in the endzone. Nick Foles finished the game with 21 for 34 with 248 yards for two touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles flying high after total shutout of New York Giants’

An epic week in Eagles – Giants trash talk

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Trent Cole will not be the only Eagles player going Eli hunting on Sunday night.

The hatred between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants runs deep, and the lead up to Sunday night’s matchup between the NFC East rivals has done everything to demonstrate this truth. Play on the field doesn’t get underway until 8:30 Sunday evening, but the mouths of the players on both teams have been going and going and going all week.

The barbs have been flying back and forth all week, so I’ll pick up with Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul showing his dislike for the Birds, as well as basic arithmetic: Continue reading ‘An epic week in Eagles – Giants trash talk’

Philadelphia Eagles survive heart attack-inducing late comeback by St. Louis Rams

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The Eagles turned a game that should have put the St. Louis Rams away early into a contest that went down to the wire. Once holding a commanding 34-7 lead, the Rams went on a 21-0 run in the second half to come to an uncomfortably close 34-28. All this while St. Louis was led by Austin Davis, a quarterback making only his fourth start.

The cartoon above perfectly illustrates the experience of every single Philadelphia Eagles fan, every game this year, courtesy of Rob Tornoe of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Seriously, though. There has to be an easier way. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles survive heart attack-inducing late comeback by St. Louis Rams’