The task for the Philadelphia Eagles offense is seemingly simple. It needs to re-establish itself in Oakland. Showing up will be a start, after two consecutive games of scoring nary a touchdown. QB Nick Foles has the start for the first time after a disastrous Week 7 game against the Cowboys. He needs to shake off that start, the dust from a week of no action due to a concussion and help to give his team a chance to win this week. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles gameplan: Re-starting the offense’
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The Philadelphia Eagles are in Denver to face the Broncos, and it is one of the most challenging games on their schedule. Denver’s #1 ranked offense faces Philly’s #2 offense. Both teams can be fast and explosive, but will Chip Kelly even want his team to work quickly, only to hand over the ball to Peyton Manning, who has already had a historic season by notching 12 touchdowns in just three games? Continue reading ‘Can the Philadelphia Eagles keep up with the Denver Broncos?’
After the excitement of Monday night’s win over the Washington Redskins, there are two more opportunities in the next five days to see if the Philadelphia Eagles can do it again, first against San Diego on Sunday, then on Thursday versus Andy Reid and the Chiefs.
Sunday’s game against the Chargers is the home opener at the Linc. The Birds hope to surge to 2-0, while San Diego seeks to avenge their loss to the Texans, which saw them squander a 21-point lead over the Houston Texans.
Chip Kelly said this week that he was not thrilled with the pace of his team’s offense. He wants them to be even faster. Quite a bold statement, as those who watched the first half of Monday’s game could barely keep up with the rapid-fire pace of the plays. Will we see the pace sustained more evenly for all four quarters or will Mike Vick and the Eagles offense again slow things down in the second half? Continue reading ‘Can the Philadelphia Eagles surge to 2-0 against the San Diego Chargers?’
With the loss of #1 wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Philadelphia Eagles will be fighting an uphill battle in 2013. There are still some talented individuals on offense though, and fantasy owners will have their eyes on the top playmakers. Here’s a preview for the best three fantasy options for Philadelphia this season.
With the passing game still looking for an identity, LeSean McCoy should get even more touches with Maclin out for the season. He is coming off a pretty mediocre season by his standards, but 2012 was interrupted with a concussion that kept him out for a month.
Chip Kelly loves to spread the field and create offense, and McCoy will be a big part of that. Expect him to improve his receiving numbers, while also having a bounce back season on the ground. He’s a borderline 1st round pick in most leagues, but the more likely scenario is 2nd round. Continue reading ‘Who will be the top three fantasy players for the Philadelphia Eagles this season?’
“They like me, they really like me!” That’s what LeSean McCoy can say after hearing the well-deserved accolades from his NFL brothers about his speed and skill.
On the NFL Network’s continuing series of the “Top 100 best players of 2013,” nary an Eagles player had been mentioned in the bottom half of the countdown. Sure, the Birds are coming off of a terrible season. No players had been selected for the Pro Bowl. Would the team collectively be slighted of this offseason accolade as well?
It certainly seemed that way until Thursday’s selections of numbers 50-41 were revealed. The lone Eagle so far represented in the countdown? Running back LeSean McCoy, very often was the single bright spot in games in the 2012 season, was featured as the 45th player in the league as voted by his peers. Continue reading ‘LeSean McCoy comes in at #45 in the ‘Top 100 players of 2013’’