Observations: Eagles 34, Lions 20

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) hands off to running back LeSean McCoy (25) during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Photo | Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Photo | Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s what we saw during today’s game.

OFFENSE


*After a rough go in the first two quarters, the Eagles' offense caught fire in the second half, scoring touchdowns on five straight possessions to lead the way during a 34-20 victory over the Lions.

* LeSean McCoy went off for a career and franchise high 217 yards on 29 carries. He put the offense on his back with touchdown runs of 40 and 57 yards in the fourth quarter. The Lions' offense came into the game with the second-best run defense in the league, according to Football Outsiders.

* Nick Foles made some plays in the second half too, finishing 11-for-22 for 179 yards, a touchdown and an INT. It wasn't always pretty, but he rebounded after a first half which saw him complete just four of 10 passes for 35 yards and a pick.

* In the third, Foles found Riley Cooper for a 44-yard bomb downfield. Cooper did a great job of adjusting to the ball. Foles capped the drive off with a 19-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson. Jackson had four catches for 59 yards and a score. Cooper had three grabs for 74 yards.

* In the fourth, Chris Polk burst up the middle for a 38-yard touchdown. Polk had four carries for 50 yards on the day.

* The Eagles couldn't get anything going for most of the first half in the snow. They managed four punts, an interception and a turnover on downs on six possessions, entering the half down 8-0.

* Foles' no-INT streak ended at 237 attempts. He was intercepted by cornerback Chris Houston in the second quarter. Foles was looking for Cooper on the play, but overthrew him. That gave the Lions the ball at the Philadelphia 20-yard-line.

* The Eagles did not pick up a first down until the 9:20 mark of the first quarter.

* Late in the game with the Eagles up 14 points and facing a 4th-and-12, they ran play-action and found Brent Celek for a 27-yard gain. Celek slid down short of the end zone.

DEFENSE

* The defense played well once again, limiting the Lions to one offensive touchdown. Detroit fumbled seven times, and the Eagles recovered three.

* The lone scoring drive came after the Foles interception. Detroit went 20 yards on five plays. Joique Bell scored from 2 yards out. Matthew Stafford connected with Bell for the 2-point conversion.

* On Detroit's second possession, Cedric Thornton forced a Bell fumble, and Connor Barwin recovered it. Then in the second, Barwin and Brandon Graham combined to strip Bell in the red zone, and Patrick Chung recovered. The other five were fumbled snaps by Stafford. In the fourth, Stafford couldn't recover, Mychal Kendricks pounced on the ball, and the Eagles had their third takeaway.

* Stafford was 10-for-25 for 148 yards. His longest completion was to Calvin Johnson on a post that went for 33 yards. Johnson beat Cary Williams on the play. He finished with three catches for 49 yards.

* DeMeco Ryans broke up a fourth-down pass late in the fourth. The Lions also dropped multiple passes during the series.

* Reggie Bush apparently re-aggravated his calf injury during warm-ups. Bell carried 23 times for 69 yards.

* In the second quarter, it looked like Kendricks might have gotten away with a pass interference penalty on third down. Kendricks gave up a 23-yard completion to Brandon Pettigrew on 3rd-and-15 in the first.

* Brandon Boykin broke up a deep ball on third down in the second to force a punt.

* Eagles special teams were a disaster. They gave up a 58-yard punt return TD to Jeremy Ross in the third and a 98-yard kickoff return TD to Ross in the fourth.

* The Eagles have now won five games in a row to improve to 8-5 on the season. The Cowboys (7-5) take on the Bears Monday night.

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  • Tyler Thierolf

    Hey Jeffrey, how about putting in a heated field?

    • Maggie

      Really? I mean, really?

    • RIP illa

      Don’t know if you’re serious or not, but I thought about that too. The amount of money that would cost would be ridiculous. Good thing he’s a billionaire. But it would be cool as hell!!

    • Token

      They do have a heated field actually.

      They didnt turn it on. Took snow over mud.

      • RIP illa

        And another reason to switch to field turf, besides the injuries from the off season and us being able to have our players play “faster”.

        • Token

          Field Turf is a no brainier. Dont think you can heat that though. Because of the fill. Might be wrong though. Either way, Lurie should have turf in place for next season.

          • Mr. Magee

            Really? Isn’t field turf just the new name for AstroTurf? I’ll take natural grass any day of the week… For several reasons, including injury mitigation.

          • Token

            You’re behind the times on this issue. The new field turf is excellent. I think theres studies that show its no more likely to cause injury than grass is.

            This team with this coach should have turf. Especially since the Linc field is usually one of the worst in the NFL.

    • Adam

      The field would turn into soup.

      • Tyler Thierolf

        Doubt it since that so called 8 inches of snow would have been 3/4″ of rain or less over 4 hours, hardly enough to turn the field into a mess.

        • Adam

          The field is heated, Tyler. And they didn’t turn it because it would turn the field to soup. That’s what the team officials said.

  • Media Mike

    The ineptitude here is disgusting. WE NEED THIS WIN!

  • Media Mike

    EXECUTIONS NOW! This is unacceptable.

  • Media Mike

    FIRE THE SPECIAL TEAMS COACH!

  • Media Mike

    That’s more like it!

  • Daniel

    Talk about turnaround. Last several games they couldn’t do anything in the fourth now they do everything in the fourth. Way to close it out!!! Never saw this coming

  • Maggie

    Game over. Any more questions?
    Just one. How many orgasms has GEAGLE had so far?

    • RIP illa

      You Greatest post EVER!!!

      • GEAGLE

        Not exactly creative, but I appreciate the publicity..it’s flattering :)

        • RIP illa

          Lol. I woulda had an multiples if I was at that game today! Think I had one at home. Too much info??? Lol

    • Richard Colton

      ladies and gents, Maggie is back!

  • UKEagle99

    Wow, just wow. I am shaking with nerves after that. Seriously impressive, especially after HT.

  • Adam

    My pants are just a mess

  • morgan c

    Wow! Huge victory. Very impressed, especially after turning it around when things were going poorly in the first half. Defense played great as well. I think we are for real.

    We MUST clean up ST if we want any hope of maximizing our potential.

    All in all, unreal wind in the conditions! Offensive line dominated. Just a great fucking win!

    • morgan c

      win*

    • RIP illa

      Agreed, but I wouldn’t put too much emphasis on the ST blunders today. When you’re in 6-8 inches of snow, being out of position (relative to the ball carrier not lane assignments) it’s that much harder to make adjustments and recoveries to get to the ball carrier and make the tackle.

  • Jason

    Chalk one up to Sports Science and pace. The Lions looked gassed. Go Eagles

    • Mr. Magee

      Lions looked like they gave up after a few Shady McCoy TD runs… Does not reflect well on the HC.

      Btw, where was the Lions secondary..? Eagles would break through the line, and have only 1 guy to beat to get to the end zone!!

  • Token

    Game of the year.

    With how they played in the first I saw no way theyd overcome two scores. Well, they sure showed me who they are today.

    I just cant believe how awesome of a half that was.

    The whole offense was bad in the 1st half. Shady trying to cut back. Line not doing well. Foles off. D kept them in it with some timely TOs.

    2nd half they just changed the game. Shady just seeing the whole and going. Line crushing that great DL of the Lions. Foles rebounding and making the plays he needs to make. Even overthrew Jackson in the snow, which was a odd sight. Shady just killed them. Cooper making some big catches.

    ST was terrible.

    Chip, his game of the year. They seemed to adjust well. More power running. Had Foles try some shots against that secondary. Just a hell of a rebound all around after that first half. All this is even better considering the pressure of the game and those conditions. You wont play in that much snow very often, if ever again.

    I dont think you look at this tape much. Though, I liked seeing some of those power runs up the gut. Would like to see those stick around. Just a weird game with weird conditions. Pretty much had to come up with a new gameplan. Uh, just a great job.

    Now….the great scenario….. Lets go Bears on Monday Night. Then Dallas plays a Green Bay team that stayed alive today AND likely gets Rodgers back next week.

    • nicksaenz1

      Gotta hope they don’t keep Rodgers on the bench since their season is close to shot.

      • BlindChow

        Rodgers (and the rest of the players, for that matter) would not be happy about him sitting. But I don’t think McCarthy will throw in the towel like that if the doctors clear Rodgers to play.

        • nicksaenz1

          No argument, can’t rule it out though. Stranger things have happened.

      • Token

        No way they sit him. They are still in the division race after today.

        • nicksaenz1

          Forgot Det was leading the NFC North at 7-5. Go Rodgers!

    • Mr. Magee

      Some great observations from Token

      Note that it was actually the throwing downfield that opened this game up… It wasn’t until after Eagles hit on a few deep throws late in the 3rd that Shady and the OL were able to establish the running game. Great call by Kelly…

  • Adam

    That was just one of those games you’ll remember for a long long time. In the past games like that would just never go our way. I just had this disgusting feeling the whole game that Megatron was about to go off. 3 catches for 48 yards. Unbelievable.

    Our offensive line and Shady stepped up in a huge way in a game where the conditions needed the run game to be there. Nick was up and down but a plays to keep us in it. Chris Polk needs to move up the depth chart IMMEDIATELY.

    Special teams was terrible, but I wonder how much of it was footing issues. Still though, no excuses, that needs to be cleaned up.

    The Dirty D does it again. 9th straight game holding the opponents to less than 21, not to mention the fact that 2 of their TD’s were given up by special teams.

    We’re officially Bears fans till Tuesday now. I can smell an epic Cowboys collapse coming.

    • Stuart Philp

      Let’s hope Romo in December continues to be a thing

    • nicksaenz1

      The footing definitely hurt but it looked like guys were banking on that to limit the returner’s ability to cut. Seemed like guys didn’t stay home.

    • GEAGLE

      Dallas is NOT winning this week!

      • cliff henny

        who cares…Eagles arent losing next 2 weeks. minne just lost a heartbreaker and AP is hurt. Chicago has no prayer following week…the Linc will be off the hook.

        • #7

          Any week in the NFL. We can’t ever overlook any team

          • GEAGLE

            And Vick can come back and save the day

          • cliff henny

            dude, maybe mid season, but if you think these guys are losing focusnow, you are nutz. minne is getting steamrolled

          • Andy124

            Still need to keep Admiral Ackbar in the locker room all week, just in case.

          • cliff henny

            no trap games in kelly’s world. reid coaching, i wouldnt even be making plans to watch it

          • #7

            Dude we need to win every game despite what Dallas does. Win and we have no issue. That’s all. Jaguars are on a 4 game winning streak and they suck. This is the NFL. Every game should be treated like it’s the playoffs IMO

          • Adam

            What makes you think they aren’t?

          • #7

            I hope we do Adam. There are no guarantees.

        • GEAGLE

          Soooo true!! We are too hungry, too fearless, too well coached, too conditioned,..time to run the table daddy…kind of want Nick to have to beat Dallas so he can really show the haters how dumb they were

    • TheGhostofNormVanBrocklin

      Why not us?

  • theycallmerob

    28 4th qtr points. 299 rush yards. dominant defense.
    playoffs, baby!

    • Adam

      Chip was definitely reading the articles about our 4th quarter struggles.

      • theycallmerob

        can’t believe that game. snow down here too, plus strong beer and stew.
        beautiful day, great season so far. loving the chip era

        • G_WallyHunter

          At end of game when it was showing shots of him on sideline, face still focussed and hood cloaked over his head, he looked like Obi Wan Kenobi, the Jedi of coaches in this league, Hallelujah to the Chip era

          • Maggie

            I was thinking that he looked like they were losing! HE was probably just thinking 5 moves ahead.

          • G_WallyHunter

            He sort of had a losing face on I see that, I saw it as focussed and uninterrupted, like a Jedi

  • Andy124

    1 slow half in god awful weather and we already get quotes like this regarding benching Foles for Vick:

    Well they need to bring him[Vick] in. At least we could get a spiral

    I guess they must have done that when I wasn’t looking, considering how well we ran in the 4th quarter.

    • theycallmerob

      I mean, 73.9 rating. Anyone with a cannon arm would have done better.
      Like Stafford! he has a rocket! let’s see….10/25(40%), 148 yds, 5.9ypa, 0 tds, 60.1 rtg.
      wait a minute….

      • Adam

        It took a blizzard to tame Nick Foles

        • theycallmerob

          barely. barely.
          all it did was make him mad.

          • Adam

            How bout that Molly McGrath? Hot dang

          • G_WallyHunter

            she was quite impressed by all the inches

          • Maggie

            Don’t know why. It was only six.

      • Andy124

        I believe he started off 4-12, so finished 7-9? I’ll have to check that start later.

      • BlindChow

        If Celek hadn’t slid, it would be around 90.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Dono why he did, I mean that would have put them up by 3 possessions?
          He should have given himself that much deserved TD, but as selfless as he is, he still doesn’t.

          • BlindChow

            Better to reduce the possibility of injuries by ending the game with kneel-downs.

          • G_WallyHunter

            i guess ya, woulda been what 41-20 with 2:30 left or so, makes sense

  • GEAGLE

    defense doesn’t let a team crack 21 for the 9th time in a row..

    The Emperor Nick Foles rebounds from such a tough first half to lead an epic comeback and get us started, then the Oline took over and just completely manhandled such a highly respected run defense, and Chip unleashed his entire stable of RBs and rammed them up fairly and Suh’s you know what!!!

    Like I promised, this Undisciplined dome team wasn’t coming on the road and make less mistakes then our well coached, fundamentally sound, hungry team that plays with CRAZY HEART and TOUGHNESS!! Shady sets an 80yr franchise record for rushing. Kelce,Celek!Casey blocked like BOSS’s…I’m in AWE!!

    This was a special game that can really propel you to make a tough a run…Nicky FOles DELIVERS,,,

    • GEAGLE

      You grow from GUT CHECK games like that!

    • cliff henny

      Det did end up being Det by end of the game. they had me really worried for 2.5 quarters.

      • GEAGLE

        I’m not a robot lol..I was worried for this one too, and that didn’t happen to me the last two weeks

        • cliff henny

          wasnt too happy after KO return, then the next one to 50…but thankfully, it was Det, knew there was inpending inplode coming.

    • BrickSquadMonopoly

      Nick Foles played slightly above average when you think about his performance as a whole. I had cowboys flashbacks during that first half.

      • Adam

        Dude, it was a blizzard.

        • #7

          lol yep. If we can’t see from our TVs, then it’s really tough for them actually playing

          • G_WallyHunter

            BrickSquad is either trolling or he was watching the box scores lol

        • cliff henny

          compare him to stafford, who got to throw jump balls to CJ. foles had 1 bad throw, just happened to be safety in the lane. in a blizzard. jesus, what does the guy have to do?

          • #7

            Welcome to the club Foles. Philly has hated Vick, McNabb, Cunningham and every QB we’ve ever had.

            Too young to comment on Jaworski, but he had his ass ran out of town too. Seems that QBs in Philly are always hated, but someone on defense is always the hero in this town.

            Oh, and the backup QBs are God’s in Philly. Will never forget that people wanted Garcia over McNabb.

          • Richard Colton

            I still think Barkley sucks.

          • RIP illa

            Him and Matthews…never wanted anybody(s) off of the team more.

          • #7

            Agreed

          • aub32

            I was impressed by Foles late, but he had more than one bad pass. However, it was a blizzard so that’s not really fair. My question to you is do you really think he was throwing that ball to Djax on the TD pass?

        • GEAGLE

          Hahahahaha that was the equivalent of throwing for 3TDs in a normal game

    • Cyrus Robinson

      Better yet, the D only allowed 8 points! The rest were on special teams.

  • #7

    Great 2nd half. O-line playing lights out and the Franchise McCoy put us on his back and won the game for us. D-line is playing nasty and LBs flying all over the field. Great win

    • GEAGLE

      Don’t you dare post about the second half without mentioning the EMPEROR Nick FOLES!!!

      • #7

        McCoy had over 200 yards

        • Richard Colton

          I’m waiting for “clown of the week” Mildeagsfan to hop back on. three days ago he said Zac Stacy and Gio Bernard were better backs than Shady. McCoy is NFC player of the week. no doubt.

          • Adam

            Easily

          • Richard Colton

            watching DVR now Adam. worked all weekend, caught in blizzard and missed the game. my second of the year, this one and week one vs. DC. starting to feel like guy in Bud Light commercial – when I dont watch live, its epic football.

          • cliff henny

            i’m jealous, it’s probably a lot morefun to watch this game in particular knowing outcome. thru mid 3rd, it was a rough one

          • BlindChow

            I won’t spoil the ending, but…one of the players reveals he’s pregnant.

          • Richard Colton

            in the 2nd quarter now. God I hope its not caseymatthews. I don’t need to be spending my golden years watching Matthews Jr. wiffing on tackles while we’re trying to install the Wide 12 Defense.

          • cliff henny

            knew we were in trouble when his first post started ‘i didnt watch the game’ and proceeded to write 3 paragraphs on what eagles did wrong vs AZ

          • #7

            WOW

          • Richard Colton

            yeah – idiotic. there isn’t a back I’d rather have right now than Shady. Especially since Foster and AD are injured.

      • BlindChow

        McCoy was definitely the MVP of this game. Broke his own and the team record. But I bet we STILL get people saying he can’t run with Foles behind center…

        • Andy124

          great minds…

        • Maggie

          Today it kind of looked like EVERYONE could run with Foles behind center. Including Foles himself! With that O-line!

          • BlindChow

            He had a 20 yard run today!

        • Pennguino

          Yep…Give the game ball to the Oline and the MVP to Shady. Things didn’t break until Nick hit Coop on the big yardage and then the TD. That seemed to open the flood gates. I think confidence took off at that time and we started to dominate.

      • Andy124

        McCoy and the OL were the offensive MVPs this game, but Nick came through in a big way in a tough situation.

        One of the last questions people wanted to see Nick answer was coming back after a slow start. Check that one off too.

        • GEAGLE

          Nick had a QBR of 10 at halftime!! He finished with almost an 80..when FOles stepped up and made plays, that’s what opened it up for the RBs…shady is saying it now… I don’t know if we run like that of FOles didn’t get hot…but the MVP was def The Oline and the defense

        • Token

          He was off in general, threw a pick and was down two scores. Then made the plays he had to in order to win. In tough conditions. Thats what I wanted to see.

          He said in the post game he was trying to not zip the balls to make them more catchable for the WRs in the 1st half. Because visibility was so bad.

  • Adam

    Love this team

    • GEAGLE

      This was supposed to be about laying a foundation..I’m in awe. This is only year one, just crazy!! Cam newton has 40 games under his belt…FOles is not supposed to rebound from such a tough first half in the worst weather he will ever see and lead us to such a huge win..shady and our Oline is NOT supposed to do THAT to those DTs….this is crazy!!!

      • Tom W

        That is exactly it. This is all gravy. Maybe year 3 i wanted a franchise qb, great offense, and good defense. Stud coach. check. strong assistants who teach. check. franchise qb. maybe. qb who looks damn good. check. stud dline (who is under 25 holy shit) check.

        Amazed at how quickly they all bought and are “invested” in chip and his program. Never seen this before. We changed the freaking defense for gods sake … we are on our second qb … these things dont happen. cox and thornton should have adapted this quickly. Logan shouldnt be this good already …his is only 20 rotfl. even cole and graham are setting the edge and getting pressure now…

        all gravy enjoy the ride. I just want a parade in first 4 years …. long term. all gravy.

    • @PhilthyBird215

      assassins. I love this team.. like where the chips are falling.

  • Birds are back baby

    Kick the asses of the biggest punks in the league, (suh, fairly, Schwartz )
    Awesome awesome awesome,,,,,this team is looking special….not looking ahead but very happy in eagle land

  • Dreday410

    If Seattle win Philly will be #6 seed

    • #7

      At Seattle in the playoffs. Ouch

      • cliff henny

        why, fan noise wont bother eagles offense. certainly wont rattle foles.

        • GEAGLE

          FOles just isn’t getting rattled…get used to it boys

          • cliff henny

            they are just running out of ‘buts’. but he cant comeback…but he cant play in weather…but running game doesnt work with him…but he cant get the big play…

          • GEAGLE

            Hahaha so true…FOles is going right on down the BUT check list and shutting everyone up…what a glorious year

      • Andy124

        Only way we play Seattle in the playoffs is if we get to the second round. I’ll take it.

        • #7

          Yep you’re right. Forgot about the bye for Seattle

        • theycallmerob

          nfc championship, if we win division

    • A Roy

      As it stands right now, we’re the #3 seed.

  • cliff henny

    that was awesome! looked like an oregon game, just body blows till running backs started finding seams, then a track meet breaks out. Foles played great. he handled conditions 10xs better than stafford. say it was one of his better performances.

    • GEAGLE

      We are truly FEARLESS starting with Chip, our QB,our line,our defense, our RBs, frggin Coop continues to step up…big BALLS Chippah called a crazy play, Celek makes the play, goes down Westbrook style like a PIMP! You won’t forget this game!!

      • cliff henny

        he should have scored…i wanted that last td for stats. bet eagles players would run to minne tonight and play them tomorrow! locker has to going crazy!

        • GEAGLE

          He shoulda scored for FOles..

          • cliff henny

            tellin’ ya, i’m looking at rentals in philly…no way can i miss 2014!!!!! this is what, maybe 50%-60% of top end? i would have taken this team in 2015!

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah man..no way this is any more then 70% of our potential. Diddy mentioned drafting the a and m kid for WRs…gotta come home cliff…2014 will be BIG

          • cliff henny

            i meant for next year and beyond. the holes are obvious and fixable, oline and foles will get better, defense will be better.

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah 2014, next year! Coach of the year 2013? If they win out, they have to give it to chip

          • cliff henny

            i liked reid, but it feels pretty good to finally see that our complaints aboout him were justifiable. kelly is the real deal. better beat the eagles this yr, it’s only going to get harder and harder. wasnt terribly impressed with seattle or san fran.

  • Adam

    Anyone else notice the lineman’s “measurements” were always about 2 inches more than the lady on sideline? Funny how that works.

    • Pennguino

      That’s because she had been lied to what 6″ of white stuff actually looks like

  • Edam

    Officiating a little one-sided in favor of the eagles. I mean I thought the calls would balance out just a bit but lions 9 penalties eagles 1 that they originally called on lions but then reversed it.

    • Gary

      Maybe the Lions were called for more penalties because they committed more penalties?

    • A Roy

      Lions are known to be an undisciplined lot…

  • Phil sims is gay

    What a win,,,,,what a team….what a coach……totally stoked and ready for 3 more friggin wins……GO BIRDS

    • RIP illa

      Up Vote for the name

      • melodically

        Yeah, gay-bashing is awesome.

        • RIP illa

          Blah blah blah!!! Get off your high horse jackass!!! He’s not gay bashing nor am I endorsing it!!! He’s using a euphemism!!! Just like if I told you to suck my…you no what, doesn’t mean I literally want you to do so or that I’m gay!

          • melodically

            1) No, it was not used as a euphemism.
            2) Yes, you endorsed it.
            3) As much as we both love football, social issues are more important.

          • RIP illa

            SMH…yes he meant that Phil Simms is an actual homosexual. And yes I believe he is also. So by stating that someone is a homosexual is now gay-bashing??? So you associate homosexuality w/ being something that’s not a good thing??? Ok you win!!!

            Edit: not that I agree w/ that particular train of thought that you hold…but just saying I give up, you win.

          • melodically

            It was clearly used impugn Simms’ reputation — not to compliment it. You’re clueless if you think otherwise.

          • RIP illa

            And you’re completely and utterly clueless if you think his chosen screen name has anything to do w/ someone’s sexual preference!!!

          • melodically

            Uh, what. This isn’t complicated. The above-referenced used the word “gay” as a slander; you responded by affirming it. Do you honestly think it was complimentary?

          • RIP illa

            That was my bad. I already said that you won w/ your homophobic, anti gay stance. I should not have responded. Sorry. So once again…you win!!!

        • RIP illa

          Who are you anyway??? Never seen you on here before! Love how trolls, well troll, sports sites to find and fight for social issues!!!

        • Richard Colton

          buzzkill. Phil Simms isn’t homosexual. and if he was, nobody would care. its 2013. try listening to him for 30 seconds. he’s gay. a big, blonde, nordic gay-wad. probably loves tofu too.

          • RIP illa

            Really…tofu??? Lmao!!!

          • Richard Colton

            downvote by the Tofu lobby. I don’t care how high in protein it is, I won’t eat it.

          • RIP illa

            You know what else is high in protein??? I betcha Phil Simms knows!!!

          • jshort

            must be talking about the new super food…there was an article about that in the philly paper this past summer….that super food is also the first name of a species of whale.

          • theycallmerob

            and you shouldn’t. all that soy has too much estrogen. no bueno.

          • Richard Colton

            Yeah, tofu-bashing is awesome

          • melodically

            “Phil Simms isn’t homosexual … he’s gay.” What?

          • Richard Colton

            yea. like he’s a straight man acting like an effeminate tool. Kind of like when I call you a “retard” I’m not saying you have Down Syndrome, just that you’re so clueless, it’s hard to tell you apart.

            Shouldn’t you be somewhere else getting offended? a football site seems a bit lowbrow for someone like you.

          • melodically

            Venue is irrelevant.

            Different strokes for different folks, I suppose, but I prefer not to draw unfavorable comparisons to people based on factors that are entirely outside their control (e.g., Down syndrome, sexuality).

          • RIP illa

            Ok it’s past stupid and not any fun anymore. Some people have to have their cause to champion and this just might be it for this guy. Despite the fact that some understand generic terms and their use and meaning behind them, some don’t or some chose to try and change it cause they think it’s wrong. A Football site wouldn’t be my choice of stage but what can you do!!!

          • melodically

            I’ll champion the cause of respect and equality any day of the week. Thanks for participating.

          • RIP illa

            Dude, that sounds so gay!!! Lol sorry couldn’t help myself!

          • melodically

            In what way, exactly? Please elaborate without resorting to bigotry.

          • RIP illa

            Jesus kid…smh!!! Have a goodnight.

        • #7

          ?????

          • RIP illa

            He’s/she’s trying to make the point, although very clumsily, that when the word gay is used in a manner as such, that it’s a euphemism for being stupid, unpopular, and holds a bad connotation. However since he/she then goes on to deny that it is in fact a euphemism, he/she only leaves people that are disagreeing w/ where he’s/she’s coming from, to take the opposite stance. That being, since it’s no longer a euphemism the name must be taken in it’s literally form and only can mean that Simms is a homosexual, which he/she instantly equated to negativity, ie gay bashing. So while trying to go against homophobia, he/she actually painted themselves to be homophobic since negative is the first place they went to…weird!!! Love messing w/ people like them.

          • UKEagle99

            Yada yada yada, you clearly believe the sugar you’re shovelling. At least have the balls to defend your idiotic point of view and dont backtrack like a bitch when you get challenged. If you genuinely believe “Phil Sims is gay” is a euphemism then you… I cant be arsed, times yours.

            Great win btw.

          • RIP illa

            Umm…ok!!! LMFAO!!!

          • RIP illa

            Would it make you feel all better if I didn’t say euphemism and just said he was substituting what has become a generic term for stupid, unpopular…etc. huh Lil guy!!! As far as being a bitch and backing down when challenged…um…learn how to read further down before posting!!!

  • Explorer51

    As fabulous as this win was, there are still some, including on this board, who refuse to truly credit Foles. McCoy had a record setting game, he was fabulous; but that TD drive that got the Eagles back from 14-0 was pretty much McCoy free. The Riley Cooper throw was terrific and the Jackson TD pass wasn’t bad either. I can’t wait until Foles is just accepted as the leader of this team.

  • cliff henny

    also, huge win for GB. with Det losing sure that give Bears an extra pep in step…i’ll bet good money Rodgers is active against Cowboys . chances of meeting GB in playoff would be nfc title at home, so, i’m ok with them sneaking in.

  • Andy

    Glad to get a W out of this one.

  • Mitchell

    Does the two touchdowns scored by the Lions special teams go against our defensive PPG or is it just against our special teams?

    • cliff henny

      against defense’s ppg. even a pick 6, for example, would. end of season, it generally even out. but, sort of annoying. like foles passer rating being low 70′s…celek should have taken it in for 6, bet that adds 15-20pnts.

      • Mitchell

        That’s what I thought. That is unfortunate. Thanks for the reply

      • Maggie

        Celek and the rest were more concerned about keeping the clock winding down. If Celek could give up personal stat for the good of the team, maybe Foles would do the same?

  • Chipperz

    It’s funny how after Fairley’s Roughing the Passer penalty, no one was really even worried about Nick being hurt or being affected by the hit on the next play. Can’t say the same for a lot of other QBs…

  • Media Mike

    I’d also like to pass along that Fox is a massive bunch of clowns for televising the Giants / Chargers game instead of Seahawks / Niners. Any Giant fan in the Philadelphia area should have their home claimed via eminent domain and given away to family of Eagles fans living in public housing. Because New Yorkers are essentially worthless human beings, the eminent domain claims shouldn’t amount to much money. F THE GIANTS!

    • Media Mike

      Down vote? Who let the Giants fan in here?

    • Maggie

      I’m sitting about 2 hours from Seattle, thus getting the Seahawks game. (Thus? Lol.) You are not missing much. Both teams average so far today.

      • Media Mike

        Nice, but I don’t like media catering to NYC……EVER

        • Maggie

          Well, yeah! Here it’s even worse. Media cater to NYC AND to Toronto. Both are treated like the co-centers of the universe.

          • Media Mike

            I only hate Toronto during Flyers / Leafs games.

          • Maggie

            Go Bernie Parent, Gary Dornhoefer, Bobby Clarke! Am I dating myself? And I mean that innocently!

  • Mikeq

    Somewhere Ashley Fox sheds a tear.

    • theycallmerob

      Tomorrow’s article: “Kelly refusing to kick PATs continues his trend of bucking the NFL establishment. Had Chip not been bailed out by his RB, Lurie surely will have to consider firing him before the next home game. Such calls will keep this team out of the playoffs, no doubt”

      • Dr Rick

        LOL

      • Eagledelphia

        Speaking of firing how long do you give Shanahan?

        • theycallmerob

          6 hrs

  • docboy

    Now THAT’S is what I call a Character-building team win!
    Whoo!!!

  • DryBird

    With every passing week and every win; I can’t help but circle that Dallas game at the end of the season and wait with incredible anticipation. That game HAS to be a W, I really wish Dallas wasn’t so far away because that would be great away game to invade.

  • Brian

    How about the offensive line? They completely dominated in the fourth quarter. The push, on Foles’ touchdown, demoralized Detroit.

  • UncleCarm

    Hard to say in that snow, but it looked like on that second quarter play with Kendricks that the ball was tipped at the line of scrimmage.

  • Saul Wells

    I think the weatherade our STs look bad. Players had a tough time making the cut backs.

  • China Eagle

    That Celek play at the end of the game for me sums up the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly’s play calling smarts & ballsiness added with the quintessential team player sliding at the 10 yard line to seal the game. This is my favorite team in a long long time, I’m a very proud fan tonight…

  • John J. King

    Loved It! I guess the Joe College ‘O’ works.

  • Fly High

    In the NFL you are only as good as your next game, so I make no predictions for the future, but for now, I want to put a little perspective on how good the last 2 wins were. They took a team the Cardinals who had won 4 straight, and then today just crushed the Rams, and beat them. The Cards during those 5 other games did not score less than 27, and only gave up more than 14 once. Then they face a Lions teams that absolutely dismantled Green Bay, and beat them pretty badly. Again, this only works if the Eagles show up with their absolute best every game, but right now they are hot as anybody, and still jelling, still improving,

  • ditka

    go bears!