Eagles Up-Down Drill
Chip Kelly Rest the starters? We don't need to rest no stinkin' starters. The Eagles coach stuck to his guns after the Cowboys beat the Redskins, and his team delivered. And most important, there weren't any major injuries. Bring on the Cowboys.
Rest the starters? We don't need to rest no stinkin' starters. The Eagles coach stuck to his guns after the Cowboys beat the Redskins, and his team delivered. And most important, there weren't any major injuries. Bring on the Cowboys.
He was on fire and looked like the quarterback who had something to play for on Sunday. The season finale in Dallas for all the NFC East marbles will be yet another test and an opportunity for Foles to erase a terrible outing against the Cowboys in October.
Running, receiving, having fumbles reversed - the Eagles running back does it all and is on pace to end the season as the NFL's top rusher.
Get the Eagles center out in space and he's a linebacker-eating machine. Kelce is arguably the best run-blocking center in the NFC and has improved as a pass blocker. He could receive a ticket to Hawaii.
Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery
What happened to the NFL's best receiving duo? Kelly's offense was the Eagles' best defense, but cornerbacks Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher looked much better than they did in Minnesota last week.
Two sacks in the first half and he's now second on the Eagles' all-time list. It once seemed like a foregone conclusion that he wouldn't be back next season. Not so much now.
Hate the face.
Now that's how you pooch kick. The Eagles altered the kickoff strategy to neutralize Devin Hester, and for the most part it work. Henery's 49-yard field goal before the half was his eighth straight.
The Bears coach has nothing on the Eagles' offensive innovator.
The slot cornerback has been so valuable on special teams, especially as a gunner on the Eagles' punt cover team. Boykin has been adept at downing punts inside the 5-yard line, and added another when he tipped a ball back to Roc Carmichael in the third quarter.
The Eagles defensive end may have been robbed of a safety earlier this season against the Giants when it appeared he dropped running back David Wilson in the end zone. The officials initially ruled Matt Forte down at the 1 on Sunday, but Kelly's challenge reversed the call and Thornton had his first safety of the season.
The Eagles punter set a franchise mark with punts inside the 20, eclipsing the previous record of 31. Jones had two against the Bears for 32 on the season and deserves Pro Bowl consideration.
- Jeff McLane