Once a week, we’ll take a spin around the NFC East to check in on what’s going on with the Eagles’ division rivals.
What seemed extremely likely Saturday night became official Sunday evening: The Eagles will not be returning to the playoffs.
The Cowboys made quick work of the Colts with a 42-7 victory. It seemed clear early on that Indianapolis wasn’t going to make much of a game out of it. The Colts ran Trent Richardson on 3rd-and-14 on their first possession and then attempted a fake punt from their own 19.
Andrew Luck went 15-for-22 for 109 yards and two interceptions before being pulled in the second half. The Colts clinched the division last week and would have needed a minor miracle (two Broncos losses) for a chance at a first-round bye. Read more »
Here’s a roundup of what the media are saying about the Eagles following their 38-27 loss to the Cowboys.
Here’s a roundup of national media predictions for Sunday’s Eagles-Cowboys game.
Here’s the injury report for Sunday night’s game at the Linc: Read more »
By the time Sunday night rolls around, the Cowboys will have had 16-plus days to stew over their embarrassing Thanksgiving loss to the Eagles. And because their Week 14 game against Chicago was played on a Thursday, they were allotted nine days to try and come up with ways to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
In order to change their fortunes they will have to have to do better against LeSean McCoy, who busted loose for a season-high 159 yards on 25 carries (6.4 avg.). The Eagles finished with 256 rushing yards in all en route to their 33-10 win.
A heavy-hearted McCoy had a much harder time this past week against Seattle, rushing for 50 yards on 17 carries (2.9 avg.) while losing a key fumble to open the second half. McCoy thinks Rod Marinelli will apply some of Seattle’s tactics to try and limit the Eagles’ ground attack this week.
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Here’s a roundup of what the local and national media are saying about the Eagles this week.