Eagles Make Statement, Rout Bears

PHILADELPHIA - They couldn’t help their playoff chances no matter what they did on the field, which made the Philadelphia Eagles‘ performance Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field all the more impressive.

Playing an essentially meaningless game after a Dallas comeback win set up a winner-take-all finale in Texas, the Eagles demolished the Chicago Bears 54-11.

Quarterback Nick Foles threw two more touchdown passes and LeSean McCoy ran for a pair of scores for Philadelphia (9-6), which maintained its one-game lead over the Cowboys (8-7) in the NFC East.

But because the Cowboys won at Philadelphia in the season’s first meeting and also clinched a better division record by rallying to beat Washington earlier in the day, the Eagles must win or tie at AT&T Stadium to take the division and earn their first playoff berth since 2010.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article/20131223/SPORTS/312239938/1052#.UrhywfRDsxI

Foles Ties NFL Record As Eagles Rout Raiders, 49-20

OAKLAND — You couldn’t stop Eagles quarterback Nick Foles Sunday, much less hope to contain him.

Two weeks after Foles was accused of being overwhelmed, he cut it loose firing an NFL single-game record seven touchdown passes to power the Eagles to a 49-20 rout of the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum.

The next stop for the game ball and Foles’ gear almost certainly is the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, where it would join a growing exhibit. The distinguished cast includes the late Adrian Burk, also of the Eagles, the late Sid Luckman, George Blanda, Joe Kapp, Y.A. Tittle and Peyton Manning.

“Whenever I’ve looked at records, the greatest thing about them is the guys you do them with,” Foles said. “So it’s something that’s special for the Philadelphia Eagles organization. We were able to spread the ball around but you’ve got to look at the key components that went into it like the O-line blocking, the guys running great routes and making huge catches. So it’s a special moment for the organization but it’s special for all our teammates.”

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/sports/20131103/foles-ties-nfl-record-as-eagles-rout-raiders-49-20

Foles, Eagles Defense Beat Winless Giants, 36-21

Editor’s note: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Philadelphia Eagles did the unexpected in keeping the New York Giants winless.

They got key plays from their bottom-ranked defense and a timely performance from Nick Foles after he replaced an injured Michael Vick late in the first half, sending Eli Manning and the Giants to another loss with a 36-21 victory Sunday.

The Giants’ 0-5 start is their worst since the 1987 strike season when the NFL used replacement players for three games. It comes just two years after New York won the Super Bowl.

Foles threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 25 yards to Brent Celek and 5 yards to DeSean Jackson as the Eagles (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak by forcing three interceptions by Manning in the fourth quarter.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/sports/20131006/foles-eagles-defense-beat-winless-giants-36-21

Craptastic Eagles Host Carolina Pathers On Monday Night Football

Eagles Brace For Hostile Home Crowd (be afraid, be very afraid)…

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MONDAY NIGHT Football.” A six-game losing streak. The Andy Reid era sputtering to a ragged close, with Jon Gruden right there in the broadcast booth, analyzing the proceedings.  In the 2-8 Carolina Panthers, an opponent that provides the potential for what would have to be the worst Eagles loss in a season defined by them.

People around the team are worried about an ugly scene at Lincoln Financial Field.

“It might be a little hostile,” said tight end Brent Celek, who is as much a part of the community as anyone on the team.  “The fans, they could be rowdy, which we’re all fine with.  We’ve got to be ready for it . . . Most important, we’ve just got to worry about our own job, what we’re doing, and everything else should take care of itself.”

Read more:   http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/playbook/20121126_Eagles_brace_for_hostile_home_crowd.html