It’s been quite the few days. We’ve been covering Chip Kelly‘s release around the clock, but it’s always good to get other perspectives. Here’s a sampling of what local and national writers are saying about the Eagles.
My, does Thanksgiving seem like a distant memory.
As pumpkin pie was served, the Eagles looked doomed. Not just this season was in jeopardy, but maybe the head coach. Maybe the entire direction of the franchise.
Fast forward two weeks, and after two big wins over AFC East opponents, the Eagles hold their playoff hopes in their own hands.
Here’s what local and national writers are saying about the Birds as they head into Week 15.
You can relive the Eagles’ 23-20 win over the Bills through the lens of our photographer Jeff Fusco.
Rex Ryan evoked the name of an Eagles legend when speaking about Fletcher Cox following the Eagles’ 23-20 win over his Bills Sunday.
“That 91 is a good player. I was laughing when I saw him being compared to Jerome Brown,” said Ryan, “but I’m not laughing now. The kid is a pretty good player.”
The kid is becoming a game-wrecker.
Celebrating his 25th birthday Sunday, Cox put forward one of the finest performances of his young career, racking up eight tackles — two for a loss — and a sack while helping to limit LeSean McCoy to just 11 yards on eight attempts in the second half.
McCoy’s totals took a big hit with six and change left in the game, when Cox broke into the backfield and corralled him for a 10-yard loss. Read more »
LeSean McCoy didn’t wait to shake hands. Not today.
Before the clock ticked zero, McCoy slipped into the southeastern tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field with nary a nod to his former teammates, turning the corner into the hallway in the belly of the stadium with a steely rage. Eagles fans rained boos on the team’s all-time leading rusher, just as they had when he was introduced as the Bills’ lone captain before the game.
He walked down the hall, turned into the visiting locker room, and peeled off his helmet, launching it, full force, into a wall near a gray metal container marked with a laminated piece of paper that read “25” in blue-and-red block font.
Here’s what we saw during the Eagles’ 23-20 win over the Bills from the Linc:
*Ed Reynolds intercepted Tyrod Taylor with 58 seconds left to ice the win. Taylor overthrew his intended target, Robert Woods, and Reynolds was there to make the pick.
*LeSean McCoy was the lone captain for Buffalo and was greeted by the Philadelphia crowd with more boos than cheers. He did not not interact with his former teammates pregame, and no, he did not shake Chip Kelly‘s hand. He did share an embrace with Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman, though.
After the loss, he ran into the tunnel as the rest of the players gathered at midfield.
*McCoy finished with 74 yards on 20 carries (3.7 avg.) and had 35 yards receiving. Read more »
LeSean McCoy is back in town. The Eagles take on McCoy and the Bills at 1:00, with first place in the NFC East still eminently attainable. We’ll pop in with some updates and thoughts from time to time. Feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.
When LeSean McCoy returns to town on Sunday, the Eagles will be looking to carry momentum over from their monumental win over the Patriots last week. Will it last? Or will McCoy have the last laugh? Predictions, from local and national writers, await.