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Morning Muse: Eagles teammates have faith in Nick Foles

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Morning Muse MugIt’s the last day of 2014, and the Philadelphia Eagles are already settling into the reality of the offseason. After their 34-26 win over the Giants on Sunday, all was said and done for their season. The team once again found itself with a 10-6 record, but this time with no playoff berth. So, instead of cheering on the Birds, our joy this weekend will be rooting for the Detroit Lions to crush the Cowboys.

Dem is the breaks. Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Eagles teammates have faith in Nick Foles’

Wild ride sees Philadelphia Eagles land on top in opener against Jacksonville Jaguars

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Chip: ‘I booed myself’

It was truly a tale of first halves. The first half was a nightmare; the second, a revelation. Seriously, weren’t they playing Jacksonville? Why were the Philadelphia Eagles such a mess? Continue reading ‘Wild ride sees Philadelphia Eagles land on top in opener against Jacksonville Jaguars’

Morning Muse: NFC East up for grabs, unless you’re the Philadephia Eagles

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Good morning, Eagles fans!

Part of your weekend was likely watching the NFC East teams still in the hunt–i.e. every team that is not the Philadelphia Eagles. With Dallas and the Redskins getting wins on Sunday and the Giants apparently thinking they had another bye week, things are getting really interesting in the fight for the top. The big story from the division is that, even though Kirk Cousins stood in for RG3, the Redskins won and are currently in the first place. – philly.com

It’s hard to find a bright spot to the squandered season of the Philadelphia Eagles. But thanks goodness the rookies–players like Nick Foles, Fletcher Cox and Bryce Brown–are keeping things interesting into the final games of the year. – Birds 24/7

The time to analyze when, exactly, the wheels feel off of Andy Reild’s train has come. Bob Ford argues that Vick’s likely ending on the Eagles is an apt analogy for many of Reid’s failed experiments. – Inquirer

And speaking of the final days of Reid, who will follow Andy? What about Nick Saban? – Birds 24/7

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Total turnover meltdown by the Philadelphia Eagles

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Oh, Philadelphia Eagles fans. We didn’t even get a week to enjoy a win. We endure more than two winless months,  and then the victory that finally breaks the skid lasts for a mere four days.

Sigh.

The final Thursday night game of the NFL season saw a strong performance from the Eagles defense that was wasted by carelessness in the other phases of the game. Specifically, the Birds made five turnovers that the Bengals turned into 31 points on the scoreboard, with Philadelphia wasting away a 13-10 lead it took into halftime to lose the game 34-13.

Sadly, Jeremy Maclin’s fumble in the second play of the game should have told us how the story would ultimately end. Kansas City led the league in turnovers at the start of the game but no more. The title now solely belongs to the Eagles, who have committed 34 this season. Continue reading ‘Total turnover meltdown by the Philadelphia Eagles’

Nick Foles and the return of hope to the Philadelphia Eagles

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It’s a sad state of affairs when simply getting a win becomes the goal of a football team. Not multiple. Just one. But that’s where the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Tampa to face the Buccaneers.

Just stop the bleeding of over two months of not winning a single game. After losing eight straight losses, the feeling of winning had nearly been forgotten. But how quickly and gleefully it returned, with rookie quarterback Nick Foles leading two successful drives to bring victory to the Birds. Continue reading ‘Nick Foles and the return of hope to the Philadelphia Eagles’