Observations: Eagles 24, Cowboys 22

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Here’s what we saw during the Eagles’ 24-22 win over the Cowboys.

OFFENSE

* The Eagles’ offense was up-and-down in their 24-22 win against the Cowboys. Nick Foles went 17-for-26 for 263 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. But he did most of his damage in the first half (12-for-16 for 197 yards). In the second half, Foles was 5-for-10 for 66 yards and he fumbled once.


* The Eagles put together an 11-play, 60-yard drive in the fourth quarter, running the ball on nine plays. Bryce Brown got in the end zone from 6 yards out. LeSean McCoy came up big on the drive as well. Overall, McCoy ran it 27 times for 131 yards (4.9 YPC). Brown had two carries for 11 yards and a score.

* On the Eagles' first drive, Foles found Chris Polk on a wheel route for 34 yards down the right sideline. He also rifled a 16-yard pass to Riley Cooper to set up a 47-yard Alex Henery field goal. Lane Johnson was called for holding on the drive, which set up third-and-long.

* On the Eagles' second drive, they went 88 yards on 10 plays. Foles made a couple nice throws to Zach Ertz. Jason Avant made a fantastic 22-yard grab on a jumpball. Foles found McCoy from 3 yards out for the touchdown.

* The offense struck quickly near the end of the first half. Brent Celek made a great play on a 50/50 ball for a 35-yard grab. Foles then found him for the 14-yard TD run and catch.

* The offensive line had issues in protection, and Foles did a poor job of feeling the pressure at times in the second half.

* Bad red-zone sequence for the Eagles in the second half. On first down, they had Brad Smith attempt a pass (incomplete) to Ertz. On second down, Foles didn't see an open DeSean Jackson. And on third down, Jackson got stopped at the 1. The Eagles went for it on fourth down, and Foles was stopped on a QB sneak.

* The Eagles host the Saints in the first round of the playoffs at the Linc Saturday night at 8 p.m.

DEFENSE

* The defense was shaky for most of the game, but came up big late. Brandon Boykin intercepted a Kyle Orton pass with 1:43 left to ice the game. It was Boykin's sixth interception of the season, second-most in the league. Impressive, considering he came in playing only about 51 percent of the defensive snaps.

* On another second-half possession, Connor Barwin came up with a huge batted pass on fourth down.

* Overall, Orton went 30-for-46 for 358 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. DeMarco Murray got off to a hot start, but ended up with just 51 yards on 17 carries. In the second half, he had six runs for 8 yards.

* Mychal Kendricks bailed the Eagles out in the first half, coming up with a forced fumble and an interception. He led the Eagles with 12 tackles. In his last three games, Kendricks has three sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Cris Collinsworth was drooling over Kendricks all game long.

* The Eagles struggled with Orton's hard count throughout. Cedric Thornton, Bennie Logan and Fletcher Cox were all whistled for penalties.

* The Eagles did not do a good job of pressuring Orton and often got burned on blitzes. No sacks or quarterback hits in the first half. The official box score showed no sacks and two QB hits.

* Boykin gave up a 39-yard completion to Terrance Williams in the first half. Tough to tell whether Nate Allen was supposed to be helping him. Orton found rookie tight end Gavin Escobar for a 17-yard TD. It was a blown coverage by the Eagles. Either DeMeco Ryans or Allen was supposed to pick him up. The Eagles sent six rushers at Orton and didn't get to him on the play.

* The Cowboys used motion in the fourth to get Patrick Chung on Dez Bryant. Bryant beat the Eagles' safety for a 32-yard touchdown. But Cary Williams came up with a huge pass break-up on the two point conversion to help preserve the Eagles' lead.

* Boykin found himself one-on-one on Bryant in the end zone and did a good job of breaking up the pass in the second half.

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  • addicted2mula

    Sacks are killing us!!

    • ftotheyu

      And us not sacking Orton is killing us too… and Orton is as lead-legged as they come. Jeez, just lay him out for once.

      • addicted2mula

        Not to mention penalties

  • DirtyWaters

    Run. Run. Run.

  • John Z

    Nick Foles’s krytonite- Cockroaches. This is so frustrating to watch.

  • Cyrus Robinson

    What do the Cowboys need to do to get a penalty called on them? Obviously not holding, pass interference or lowering their helmets into defenders.

    • hillbillybirdsfan

      I was thinking the same thing. I know you can call holding on every play but there were some awful ones that drew no laundry at all.

      • birdsfanindc

        I was thinking the refs were calling it for the Cowboys until that weird penalty with the play clock starting at 25. No pass interferences were called for any team, though I agree there was an obvious one on Jackson.

    • mtn_green

      Pee on the star, maybe

    • Maggie

      That helmet into the chest looked horrible, maybe it was below breastplate. Let’s hope Squair okay.

      • Andy124

        No kidding. Knocked the wind out of me just watching it.

        • Maggie

          Reminded me of when my son had his esophagus twisted.

          • Andy124

            actually thought of that when i saw your post. didn’t want to be the one to bring it up though.

          • Bukester

            Ouch!

  • Beastmode

    Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

  • Mike Calabrese

    Got it done!!!!!!

  • Mr. Wu

    Winninh cures all ills but I feel unsettled after this game…..well we are gonna se NO ….hope that its just Dallas thata Foles’ kryptonite

  • birdsfanindc

    Donnie Jones.

    • Adam

      GIVE THIS MAN A FAT CONTRACT. RETIRE HIS NUMBER WHILE HE’S STILL PLAYING.

      I love you so much Donnie

    • Wilbert31

      Donnie football!

    • Jason

      That punt was great, but surprised I haven’t seen anything about Casey’s block on Brown’s TD.

  • Max Lightfoot

    Well, FWIW, I did say that Orton would be better than Romo for this particular game scenario and you guys pounded me for it. But Boykin saved the day. Go Eags!!!

    • knighn

      He channeled Romo with that game ending INT!

      • Max Lightfoot

        True dat – he has an inner Romo!

    • Brian

      In the end, he channeled his inner Romo.

      • Brian

        Timing is everything.

        • Max Lightfoot

          Like a last minute interception! Boykin is a giant of a man!

      • knighn

        Great minds!!

    • Bukester

      And I did say that the Birds should expect quick passes to Whitten in the slot and the secondary needs to squeeze that area of the field to take it away. I also said I’d be happy with a 24-10 win with a big D presence. Lets face it – there really wasn’t a big D presence. Dallas moved the ball too easily man. Orton didn’t taste dirt once. That cannot happen next game. But the D got the big plays and thats not just luck. So good things to say as well. Dallas didn’t deserve to win that game. Period.

      Did anyone else get the strange feeling that Dallas knew too much about the play calling? Foles never made them pay for the blitzes. I am hoping that Chip has an unused playbook to dust off for the next game.

  • knighn

    There you go, Pimps! Get that dirt off your shoulder!

  • birdsfanindc

    I have to buy a Brandon Boykin jersey now. Just have to.

  • Dr Rick

    Good, hard played football. Next week should be fun. Kudos to Sheil for getting this article out just as the game ends. A true professional.

  • knighn

    Observation: Dallas Sucks!

  • EuropeanEagle

    Whom do I send the cardiologist bill to? Before the game I thought the O was gonna be fine and that the defense was actually be the one struggling. Since I’m a brilliant football mind like that, it’s the opposite that happened… Boykin, Kendricks, Barwin (that jump!!!) and even CWill all kept us in the game.

    Foles looked like he was panicking on many of his dropbacks, must have been the way the Cowboys were covering our receivers, because I thought the Oline held their own for most of the game. He does have a tendency of locking on to one guy though, even if it’s hard to tell from just watching the game live.

    Gotta give credit to Dallas’ D, because aside from that 3rd quarter drive (or 4th?) where Kelly went into “you still can’t stop my running game” mode, I thought they did well containing the cutbacks and direction changes. As for their offense well… turnovers proved too costly for them to overcome.

    Now for Chip&co, would you guys be kind enough to make us dream a little while longer?

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      Foles mostly makes good decisions BUT he doesn’t make decisions quickly. That’s his BIG flaw. If you take the screen game away he gets indecisive FAST. And holds on to the ball too long. He’s gotta learn to throw it away.

      Also mixing up coverages has a tendency to befuddle him as well. However if you take that safety valve (short throws) away he gets lost, quickly. It’s just something he’s gonna have to work on.

      • Thomas Peace

        Adjustment to screen game coming next week…

      • GEAGLE

        Lol damn you got your hands on the all 22 coaches tape that fast? Must be nice to have any idea what actually happened in coverage lol..

      • Adam

        Eagles just make the playoffs but of course you’re here to harp on Foles. You’re nothing if not consistent.

        Eagles and Foles are in the playoffs. Enjoy the show.

        • GEAGLE

          Should went with Vick

          • Andy124

            she just said she’d easily go with him over the guy with the best passer rating in the league.

      • theycallmerob

        Also, just posted the 3rd best passer rating of all time (and best this season), as well as tying Montana’s great ’89 season with 9.1 YPA. And lastly, the greatest TD:INT ratio ever.
        Ol’ Checkdown Charlie he is.

        booooo, hiss

        • Andy124

          Like I said, if only we weren’t handicapped with a QB who takes the big play out of our arsenal.

      • Maggie

        Foles did seem indecisive on some plays, but I believe that was man coverage AND the O line wasn’t always able to keep the Cowboys off him. As somebody posted earlier, Dallas just may be his weak spot. Many star athletes have someone they just can’t beat. Anyway, for tonight, enjoy the win and worry tomorrow about correcting problems.

        • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

          Eh..Foles ha a lot of time to throw often. Can’t blame the line for that.

          • Maggie

            Yes, and how many touchdowns did he throw? Plus another pass or 2? I saw some plays where he did not even have 2 seconds before they were on him. Blitzing? Inefficient blocking by TEs or RBs? Tomorrow we’ll see. Tonight, YEHAW!!

          • Nicholas Disilvestro

            he’s still our quarterback, if you dont like it do yourself a favor and find another fan base. The line was horrendous in pass blocking the second half of the game. It wasn’t Foles best game but it was good enough to win, and if you can’t enjoy that,you aren’t a fan.

      • Kleptolia

        This comment seems… ludicrous. I disagree with it.

        • Adam

          Par for the course.

      • Bukester

        But doesn’t that fall on Chip and the play calling? Foles’ options got progressively worse and that shouldn’t happen. I would like to have seen McCoy with some designed passes, but if the Dallas D took that away, then hats off to them. Whoops. Sorry. F Dallas.

    • knighn

      Young QB. He should get better as he gets more experience. The passer rating may not be as high, but he’ll be a better all-around QB.

    • IAteLunchToday

      You send it to Chip Kelly. I remember his first game at Oregon. We went to Boise State and lost in embarrassing fashion. Someone actually sent him a bill for the expenses of the trip (gas, hotel, tickets, etc…) and Chip Kelly sent him a check.

    • disqus_SAwg5u9Dxh

      The o line was downright outplayed and owned. See the failed qb sneak as clear evidence of that. It was a division rival and a game where both teams sold out to win. And we won, lets enjoy it.

  • DirtyWaters

    Dear Marsellus Wallace, please send the Wolff.

    • Wilbert31

      Indeed. Chung, ugh.

    • Adam

      right before that play, my exact words : “Chung on Dez.. uh oh.”

      • southy

        My exact words during the play ” Why the hell do we have Patrick Chung on Dez!?”

        • kleptolia

          Cowboys saw zone, I think. They motioned Dez to Chung’s side, thus creating the match-up they were looking for.

      • Joe from Easton

        As soon as I saw the motion and obvious man coverage I checked the match-up and started to tear up before the ball was even out. My misses even knows chung sucks. She said last night that he looks like he greases up his gloves and forearms before he plays.

      • kleptolia

        I’m going to jump in here and see how many down votes I can get.
        It’s true that Chung isn’t going to be the guy that you want covering Dez Bryant. But there aren’t that many safeties that match up favorably with Dez.
        Chung had 10 tackles last night. The leader in tackles last night was Kendricks was 12.
        You don’t get 10 tackles by not knowing what you’re doing. While it might be popular to hate on Chung, he’s not as bad as you think.
        He’s also probably not as good as I think. But, I’m an Oregon homer, so…. there’s that.

        • Adam

          Sorry man, you’re on your own on that one. He might have had tackles but he gave up some big completions and most of his tackles were after the damage was done. He’s had quite a few cases of missed tackles, blown coverages and at least 2 times taking out his own team mates.

          While I agree there aren’t many safeties that match up with Dez, he had him wrapped up and while it may still have been a first down he needs to make that tackle. Kendricks isn’t a great example of what stat sheets indicate either, they’re both guys that get a lot of their tackles after the YAC’s.

          I was a Chung advocate when he was brought in, and I’ve attempted to give him the benefit of the doubt but he’s simply not a starting caliber safety anymore

          • kleptolia

            Heh, Yeah, but I’m an Oregon homer, so….there’s that.

  • GEAGLE

    Seriously, DOPES don’t get to argue with me about Kendricks or Cary any more!
    ,.
    Watch every snap Mykal took these past 5 games and you will know it’s obvious he is on pace for greatness this time next year..

    How you lovin Mr. December Cary Williams?
    .
    The Boy King continues to grow

    BRAMA Bull Barwin..
    ….
    The rainmaker finishes the season as the highest rated QB in the NFL…enough said

    Gut check time we put our big boy pants on and pounded the rock
    ..,
    We BATTLE, we have Crazy Road Warrior heart! The saints don’t have that in them!!

    • Andy124

      sconces and kendriks sux. ;)

      • Maggie

        Not nearly as badly as number 23. I refuse to type his name.

        • Andy124

          lol. that guy is doomed in this city. probably the only FA signing this year that has failed to meet my conservative expectations.

          • Andy124

            could make a case for casey, but he blocking has been so nice lately, and we have so much cap room, he gets a pass from me.

        • nicksaenz1

          Hate him. I might join your movement to not type his name.

  • Will

    Chip Kelly for coach of the year…”Philadelphia were in the play offs!!!”- McCoy
    What a game…

  • Kleptolia

    10-6.
    Called it. :-)

    • GEAGLE

      Good defense, Nasty Front 7, stud young QB,.,,CALLED IT :)

      • Max Lightfoot

        I admit it. I called 6-10. Glad I was wrong!! Woohooo!

        • GEAGLE

          I didn’t predict record…but I didn’t think we would click in October..,didn’t think we would be good til like mid November..
          ..
          The one game I predicted at the beginning of the year was we would beat GB..funny how things work out(Rodgers) gets hurt

          • Kleptolia

            I have to say that, although I did predict a 10-6 finish, I had no idea that it would go down like it did. I did not expect a 1-3 start. I expected a fast start, a few losses in late October/ early November, and then a strong December.
            This was a very interesting regular season.
            Being from the West Coast, however, I can say that it was no surprise to me that Nick Foles can play quarterback. He was good a long time ago, and he still is.

        • Andy124

          I thought 6-10 would have been a pretty good finish.

  • Justin

    Just got home from an Eagles bar here in Orlando. Place was packed and 4-5 times there were chants of “DALLAS SUCKS!” I love this team.

  • Max Lightfoot

    I’m gonna tune into the Dallas Cowboys Network, which I get on local radio. Can’t wait to hear the excuses and whining. They never seem to mention that they get outplayed … funny that

    • GEAGLE

      Jerry’s reaction to the int was glorious…and Orton borrowed an Eli/romo face

      • Max Lightfoot

        Well, according to Jerry, they’re all coming back next year – lucky for us!

        • GEAGLE

          Hahahahahahaha hope they go 9-7′and we go 13-3 so Garrett can get an extension :)

      • EuropeanEagle

        Gifs anyone?

  • jakethesnake

    you badass eagle pimps…..what a friggin game….omfg……great to win, horrible to lose…….damn this is why we love the NFL….

  • jakethesnake

    sweet sweet victory……bad ass friggin amazing team….I’m drinking all night to celebrate…..go….birds…..

  • DirtyWaters

    Garett’s about to cry at his presser. I actually feel bad for him. Good game, coach. I hate your boss.

    • knighn

      The Dallas Cowboys are the Devil. Have no sympathy for any member of the Evil Empire!

      • DirtyWaters

        I felt a little bad when Vader threw the emperor down that shaft also.

        • Maggie

          Didn’t bother me a bit. Anakin redeemed himself. Sort of.

          • Andy124

            Only ones that need redeeming are those that injected petty teen angst in to darth f*cking vader.

          • Maggie

            I thought he was too proud of himself when he was racing through the canyons at 100 miles an hour. You know, when he was all of 9 years old. I don’t think even Jeff Gordon started winning in Midgets or whatever until he was 12.

          • Andy124

            that made me audibly chuckle.

    • anon

      He did a call a good game — looks like JJ gave him his balls back after he took them away at the beginning of the year.

  • hillbillybirdsfan

    Let’s win that last home game and take it from there!

    • Engwrite

      It maynot be the last game. GB may come here for the championship.

  • GEAGLE

    Defense still doesn’t give up more then 22

    • Mr. Wu

      22 is a good number isn’t it?

      • Andy124

        boy the closer king.

    • cliff henny

      just keep moving the bar higher. i’ll take 22 next week and see ya in charlotte

  • theycallmerob

    Foles finishes year 27:2, 64% completion, and best of all….keeps QBR title with a sterling 119.2 !!!!

    Suck it, Manning(s)!!!

    • Andy124

      a million upvotes for you sir.

    • GEAGLE

      First time in the history of there NFL that a team had both the leading passer and rusher,,,,,COLLEGE OFFENSE!!!

      • Andy124

        I thought Viking said the ’62 Packers did that.

        • BlindChow

          Maybe just the post-merger record.

        • ACViking

          Yes, Packers in ’62 and Oilers the year before

          • Andy124

            teach, and we learn. As always, “you da man”.

        • nicksaenz1

          Well, first time in the SB era!

  • Token

    Boykin playing as little as he does is CRIMINAL! The guy makes plays. You could say he had the two biggest plays of the night.

    Great game for Cary.

    Kendricks good game except pass coverage. Got abused by Witten all night. Hope there will be a better plan for Graham next week.

    No pressure at all on D. Orton also gets rid of it quick. Bad combo. But they did what they had to do to win. Defense kept them in the game while the offense was sputtering.

    Gotta love that they just abandon Murray.

    Donnie Jones! Henery had some big kickoffs into the endzone. Put his big boy pants on tonight.

    OL was dreadful overall. One of their worst efforts of the season.

    Foles had some bright spots. REALLY needs to throw it away. Its like a throw away really bothers him. Some games, like last week, he did it. Sack fumble was brutal. Cant have that. If he slides normally there at the end its a penalty on Dallas. But smart play to not go out of bounds or throw it away. Bad play call in the first place.

    Think Chip had another bad outing against Dallas. Hope he learns from it.

    Overall, This season is a big success already. Just amazing what this staff has accomplished in one season.

    • Adam

      Pass rush couldn’t get there against Minny, then the flood gates opened up against the Bears. Let’s hope they can bounce back again next week.

      • anon

        Saints have a rookie LT — hope the line is licking their chops

  • birdsfanindc

    Key plays in the second half:

    - Cary Williams’ pass break at the 2-pt conversion
    - Barwin’s batted pass on 4th and 1
    - Donnie Jones’ last punt
    - Brandon Boykin’s INT

    All D and ST, the offense disappointed today and Foles showed some weaknesses. Still think he can be the QB though.

  • Scott J

    Why is Brad Smith on our team? And why does he touch the ball and not McCoy when we have 1st and goal?

    • Mike Calabrese

      He’s quality on special teams coverage and he has done fine on kick returns. Kicked to deep tonight.

    • Andy124

      because he’s a good KOR, decent blocker and easily the 4th best receiver on this roster.

      • Mike Calabrese

        Agreed

      • RIP illa

        And has been killing it on ST coverage ever since he came here.

    • Rohan Patel

      In Chip, I trust.

    • Adam

      What did he do wrong tonight? Might not have been a TD but Ertz had a chance to catch that ball and more importantly the DB did not.

      • Andy124

        probably annoyed about the 2 (on the season, not this game) wasted redzone plays.

        • Adam

          Not really sure how that’s Smith’s fault, unless he’s calling the plays now.

          • Andy124

            Seriously dude? How naive are you Canadians? Isn’t it obvious that Brad hypnotized Chip to give him redzone trick plays? All his fault.

          • Adam

            This is a Brad Smith world and we’re just all along for the ride

          • theycallmerob

            I heard he paid Dorenbos to sleight-of-hand the play cards.

            Replaced ‘steak ‘wit (McCoy run) with a ‘steak no onions (Smith play)

          • Andy124

            ‘steak no onion… no true Scottish Philadelphian would order such. (not seriously, i just love the onions).mushrooms… ok on a philly cheesesteak or not?

          • Maggie

            A pound of sautéed mushrooms on the side!

          • Andy124

            i love the sauteed mushrooms, but being a philly suburbanite rather than an urbanite, i always wondered if mushrooms were legit. drives me crazy when places down south serve a philly cheesesteak with green peppers.

          • Maggie

            They serve alleged Philly cheesesteaks from around here all down I-5 to Seattle. Often with green peppers. Ugh. I once ordered a package with cheesesteak fixings, hoagies, TastyKakes and a couple of cans of Franks soda from an outfit in Philly, who shipped overnight packed in dry ice. Nearly broke the credit card but mmmmm. Still have the box it all came in and the cans of Franks, lol.

          • Andy124

            That’s awesome. I’m not right in philly, but there are two places nearby, one better than the other, that make, imo, authentic, wonderful cheesesteaks. your story reminds me of my mom overnighting me her homemade lasagna in dry ice for $75 when I was in college… It was worth it.

          • nicksaenz1

            What’s your preferred spot? Used to live in Delco a very very long time ago and my family still loves this one spot in Parkside. Curious if it happens to the be same spot.

          • Andy124

            ‘not right in philly’ as compared to south carolina for example. not close enough to have a spot in or near philly. i did when i was growing up, but then it was just adults bringing me cheesesteaks from a pizza joint usually, and I didn’t ask questions, just ate.

          • EaglesFanInPhx

            It’s sad.. I live in the Phoenix area now, and they have a few “Philly Cheesesteak” places here, and they are all disappointing. Every place I go that has cheesesteaks I have to try them, and every time I’m disappointed. Sad day.

          • All Things Bad@ss

            I lived in Tempe for about 9 months after living in Philly my whole life. Corleone’s on Mill Ave by ASU is very good … and I think they still have a 2 for 1 Wednesdays. They even import Amoroso rolls. It’s not 100% like Jim’s on South, but damn close. You won’t be disappointed

          • All Things Bad@ss

            Also, if you’ve never been to Upper Deck in Scottsdale, it’s a badass Eagles bar … the “Desert Eagles’ Nest”

          • nicksaenz1

            Not for this guy. Fried onions, provolone, and mayo.

          • nicksaenz1

            There was a minimum set in his contract regarding number of 1st down snaps in the Red Zone Brad had to see. It was 2.

  • jakethesnake

    this game was a roller coaster of emotions…….what a great exciting game…..so sweet to come away with the win despite not playing that well…….winning close games is so much sweeter than winning a blowout…..go…birds….

    • nicksaenz1

      Eh, they’re sweet, but demoralizing Dallas fans in blowout fashion probably takes the cake for me.

    • Michael Jorden

      Game was on at work – I had to check on where they store the defibrillator, just in case!

  • IAteLunchToday

    I remember reading your guys’ comments earlier this year. A lot were expecting around six wins and just hoping for some signs of improvement. I hope you’re all very happy.

    • Maggie

      Oh, we are. When Boykin grabbed the ball I screeched so loud I scared the dog.

      • Michael Jorden

        LOL I jumped up and ran around my work center.

    • Adam

      Chip Kelly.. word’s can’t describe.

    • Andy124

      yup

  • IAteLunchToday

    I think the spirit of Romo was in Dallas tonight.

  • Andy124

    man, if only we weren’t limited with this QB that takes the big play out of our game… NFL record set.

    • cliff henny

      eagles ended up with record? not sure if nbc announced it, my ears were bleeding from collinsworth. he better not be doing saturday’s game, not sure i can handle 3 in a row

      • Andy124

        they did.

      • pjcostello

        He is… same crew for three games in a row!

  • cliff henny

    wish nbs showed that play clock switching from 40 to 25, with cowboys’ fans faces superimposed. know they’ll complain about refs, but they got away with alot of holding on outside. jax was obvious hold and cooper was held on the 3rd down foles ended up taking a drive on the 2nd to last series.

  • Andy124

    WE BEAT DALLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adam

    Now that the game is over and we’ve won, As strange as it is to say I’m glad that the Cowboys scored on that drive where they got screwed over by the game clock operator. I didn’t want that to be the reason we won and I didn’t want the Cowboys to have an excuse for why they lost.

  • Brian

    The Eagles were 3-5 after the first Eight Games. They then went 7-1 in the second half of the season. No Shit! The Eagles were 3-5 after the first Eight Games. They then went 7-1 in the second half of the season. Oh, and they had to beat the Packers, Cardinals, Lions, Bears, and Cowboys to do it. We haven’t won anything yet But…

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/a-chance.gif

  • Will

    [URL=http://www.makeagif.com/7zeYEQ][IMG]http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/12-30-2013/7zeYEQ.gif[/IMG][/URL] The Dagger in Dallas that propelled the Philadelphia Eagles to 2013 NFC East Champs! The Philly Defense rose to the occasion all night! Congratulation Eagles! I said Orton was prone to throwing interceptions!

  • southy

    Fully expecting a downvote or two as I give a shoutout to Henery. Our much maligned kicker poked through a 47 yarder that was the difference in the game.

    • Adam

      Credit where credit is due. He’s earned the right to compete for his job next year.

    • pjcostello

      AND — he had touchbacks!!!

  • Adam

    The off balance line runs were huge this game. I’m looking forward to see the stats when we gave them that look.

    • Andy124

      i hope so.

  • Coatesvillain

    So maybe Kendricks was onto something when he was saying that he wanted to lead the team in tackles.

    • Andy124

      maybe meco was on to something when he convinced him not to think about it during the game. :)

  • southy

    Billy D got a decent warmup against a qb with a quick release in Orton. We get no pressure on Brees like we didn’t on Orton and Brees tears us apart. Billy needs a new plan.

    • Bukester

      DLine needs to play 100% better for us to win next week. I really think that the Eagles offense we saw yesterday is something like we can expect in the playoffs. Expect them to score 24 points max and expect the defense to do more to stop drives. Dallas scored 5 times man. Too much and too easy.

    • TheCatalyst

      Billy needs to have his guys in press all day long. Both Fletch & Cary are press corners. Get Boykin up there too. They have to disrupt the timing of those short crossing routes to give our front time to get to Brees.

      • RIP illa

        Colston’s way too big to press and Moore is shifty and will kill us downfield if he gets off the jam. Yes we need to play tighter coverage and make Brees hold the ball a little longer, but pressing that WR corp could be disastrous.

  • Adam

    2.5 point favourites next week

    • nicksaenz1

      Basically a pick’em with a slight edge to N.O.

  • Tom w

    Oline got owned. Dline did squat. And chip got outcoached. And we still won. Thanks nick. Thanks lesean. Thanks mychael. Thanks Brandon. Thanks Cary.

    • anon

      out coached? what makes you say that — we still had almost 400 total yards and 24 points? He can’t control 1 on 1 matchups.

      • Andy124

        agree with you, but taking the opportunity to point out that coaching includes both play calling and player development and player motivation (for lack of a better term), but usually only refers to play calling.

      • Tom w

        Offense was pretty bad after half when I expect coach to make adjustments. We actually were out scored in the second half.

  • hillbillybirdsfan

    Chip may have gambled and lost at the 1, but it was our underwear that paid the price :) I just got some for Christmas, so if the end result is the same I’d gladly give 4 more pairs to the cause.

  • KobraKai7474

    Let’s hope Davis’ “plan” to get pressure on Drew Brees does NOT include sending Boykin on blitzes… EVER. He keeps pulling this chestnut out and, while it never ever ever results in any additional pressure on the quarterback, it regularly leaves the Dez Bryant’s of the world in position to break a single tackle (which is not exactly difficult given the caliber of the Eagles’ safeties) before jogging unmolested to the end zone.