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Does Vince Young have a lot in common with Tim Tebow? Could DeSean Jackson have painted the picture any better? Be thankful for the Lions.
LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD, PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A familiar storyline played out in front of Eagles fans as Philadelphia fell to the Chicago Bears 30-24 on Monday Night Football, leaving the Birds 3-5 and a long shot to make the playoffs. The Eagles, unable to stop the run, fell behind early, like they have in four [...]
LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD, PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — With both of their seasons arguably on the line, the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears engaged in a slugfest on Monday Night Football, trading body shots as key turnovers swung the momentum back and forth. The Bears emerged victorious, 30-24 as Jay Cutler threw for a pair of touchdowns [...]
The Eagles are lucky to be in this game, as Jay Cutler has made some terrible throws when he could have really made the Eagles pay for leaving receivers open. The Eagles haven’t done anything offensively to write him about, and they’ve given the Bears repeat opportunities to pull away. The Eagles also got a [...]
1. Contain Matt Forte – The Eagles outside linebackers need to do a good job setting the edge and keeping Forte from breaking big runs. It’ll be critical to keep Chicago out of flexible third down situations in which they can motion Forte, also their leading receiver, out wide against a linebacker. If the Birds [...]
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Monday Musings – November 7, 2011 – Reid Overrated in Prime Time, Forte’s Huge Role, Helicopters at Practice, Giants-Patriots
1. Andy Reid has a reputation for excelling in prime time games, but it’s not actually the case. Reid’s winning percentage is relatively consistent: .609 in early afternoon Sunday games, .608 in the Sunday games starting in the 4:00 time slot and .622 in prime time games. It’s slightly better, but would only amount to [...]
The Philadelphia Eagles or Chicago Bears have appeared in seven of the last 10 NFC Championship Games, but both teams’ playoff hopes may well hinge on tonight’s game at Lincoln Financial Field. The loser will be at least three games behind its division leader and at or below .500 in the conference, a key wild [...]
NOVACARE COMPLEX, PHILADELPHIA, Pa — When the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears square off on Monday Night Football, the key to the game could very well be whether or not the Eagles 19th ranked rushing defense can slow down Matt Forte. The fourth-year back is having a career year and leads all running backs with [...]
The Philadelphia Eagles know a thing or two about distractions this season. There were training camp trade rumors involving Asante Samuel, who was outspoken in response. There was the drama of “Sign Gate.” There were trade deadline rumors swirling around Asante Samuel, who was outspoken in response. Now there are Jason Avant’s rants about his [...]