October 14, 2007 |
Today at 1 p.m. Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. TV: Fox29 Radio: WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Eagles by 3 1/2 How They Match Up Eagles defense vs. Jets offense The Eagles' strength on defense this season has been shutting down opposing running games, which is the Jets' biggest weakness on offense. The Eagles are allowing just 3.4 yards per carry, the third-best mark in the NFL. The Jets, with free-agent import Thomas Jones as their feature back, are averaging just 3 yards per carry, which is tied with Kansas City for the worst average in the league.
October 21, 2007 |
Today at 4:15 p.m. Lincoln Financial Field TV: Fox29 Radio: WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Eagles by 5 1/2 How They Match Up Eagles defense vs. Bears offense The Bears are 1-2 since Brian Griese replaced Rex Grossman as the starting quarterback, but they have been far more explosive on offense. With Grossman under center, the Bears scored two offensive touchdowns - one passing - in their first three games. With Griese, the offense has scored eight touchdowns in the last three games, including seven via the air. The Bears' passing offense also has climbed from 30th to 20th in the league rankings over the last three games.
October 1, 2012
As wretched as the Eagles played last week against the Arizona Cardinals - especially on offense - they're still 2-1 heading into Sunday night's NFC East showdown with the 2-1 New York Giants. It has been an ugly 2-1, but a victory over their chief NFC East rivals would nearly wipe away the residue of a sloppy start and position the Eagles atop the standings at the quarter pole. A loss to the defending Super Bowl champs would not be a backbreaker, but coming off the drubbing in Arizona and with the Pittsburgh Steelers lying in wait next week, it would justify a 7 or 8 on the panic meter.
December 24, 2013 |
MAYBE YOU CAN debate whether it meant that much, in the long run, but you can't debate that this was Chip Kelly's win. The Eagles coach said his team could not let Dallas affect its preparation for Chicago, that it needed to bounce back hard from last week's embarrassing loss in Minnesota, whether the 8:30 p.m. kickoff carried with it a chance to wrap up the NFC East or not. The Eagles went an impressive 2-for-2 in their most dominating victory of...
September 9, 2014 |
PAT SHURMUR said that when the Eagles went into halftime down 17 points and looking lifeless, "the message was, 'Let's go put a fish in the box. Let's get a score, and then get it going.' " Several large, shiny fish had wriggled off the offensive coordinator's hook in the course of the worst half of football Nick Foles has ever played as an Eagle; last season's Pro Bowl quarterback turned the ball over three times in the first 20 minutes, one...
September 25, 2012
THE EAGLES WILL retire Brian Dawkins' No. 20 jersey at a ceremony on Sunday night when they play the rival New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. The safety played 16 years in the NFL, the first 13 years with the Eagles. He was a second-round pick of the Eagles in the 1996 draft. He played college ball at Clemson. He was not re-signed by the Eagles after the 2008 season. On Feb. 28, 2009, Dawkins signed a 5-year, $17 million contract with the Denver Broncos. Former Eagles president Joe Banner said the handling of Dawkins was one of his biggest regrets.
October 6, 1986 |
A funny thing happened on the way to oblivion. The Eagles (suddenly, shockingly, impressively, all of the above) have decided they don't want to go. Suddenly: A team that started the season with three losses, two of them of the painfully pathetic variety, has arisen to win two straight. That includes yesterday's 16-0 shutout of the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. Shockingly: A team that gave up big plays by the truckload early in the season has put together back-to-back defensive efforts of the kind that playoff teams would be proud.
January 18, 2005 |
The view from Minnesota Randy Moss didn't make believe he was dropping his drawers Sunday. The only thing he dropped was the ball. There was no Moss sideshow this time. Unfortunately for the Vikings, Moss didn't put on any kind of a show. For a guy who made such a ruckus in the days leading up to Sunday's game, Moss was quieter than a church mouse caught in the digestive tract of a hungry cat. - Bob Sansevere St. Paul Pioneer Press Reid's view From coach Andy Reid's day-after news conference yesterday at the NovaCare Complex: On being tired of coaching the Pro Bowl as the NFC runner-up the last three years: "To be honest with you, I am. I never thought I'd say I was tired of going to Hawaii, but I am a little bit. " On whether the players will use past losses as motivation: "I guess human nature sets in on those players that returned, and they'll do what they thought they didn't do the last time to help.