A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.
The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.
A last-second field goal by Shayne Graham brought an end to the first season of the Chip Kelly era as the Saints left Philadelphia with a 26-24 victory in the NFC Wild Card playoff. The time for season-long evaluations will come over the coming week, but for now let’s take a quick look at how the Eagles performed in this game.
Nick Foles and Kyle Orton were backup quarterbacks when the season began. Now, they’re starters in Sunday’s showdown to determine the NFC East.
For all of his accomplishments, Eagles’ quarterback NIck Foles is constantly reminded about the first time the Eagles played the Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles meet in the last week of the NFL season and the NFC East and guaranteed playoff spot is on the line. Here is a look at the Eagles as they head into this big match-up.
With first place of the NFC East on the line, the Dallas Cowboys head into their big game with the Philadelphia Eagles missing a key player on both the offense and defense.
Quarterback Michael Vick, who was slated to earn $16 million next season, has agreed to a restructured deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.