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Posted on 24. Dec, 2013 by Mike Burke.
When the Eagles head to Dallas with the division title on the line, they won’t be facing Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Instead, they will likely face backup Kyle Orton. The reaction to this announcement has been very interesting. We saw Romo get his knee banged up so if there was anything that was going to […]
Posted on 19. Dec, 2013 by Mike Burke.
December football. You gotta love it. There are only two regular seasons game remaining, and the pressure is on. The Eagles are in the drivers seat in the NFC East. They host a Sunday night game in prime time against a Chicago Bears team who also sit in the drivers seat of their division. Both […]
Posted on 16. Dec, 2013 by Mike Burke.
Before the loss to the Vikings, everyone was talking about how the Eagles were getting hot at the right time. They were on a five game win streak and everything seemed to be clicking. With three games left before the postseason, they came out flat and dropped an embarrassing game to the weakest team left […]
Posted on 15. Dec, 2013 by Mike Burke.
I was afraid of it all week. With two big games in Week 16 and Week 17, the Eagles had a matchup with the Vikings that looked like a sure fire win. However, they fell into the classic trap game situation and dropped an important game to Minnesota. They looked lousy from the start. The […]
Posted on 12. Dec, 2013 by Mike Burke.
There’s a real buzz in Philadelphia right now. It’s December and the Eagles are playing in meaningful games. It feels like forever and I think we owe that to Andy Reid. During Reid’s tenure, the Eagles played a lot of meaningful games in December. He had a solid record in December and it led to […]
Posted on 10. Dec, 2013 by Mike Burke.
After their fifth win in a row, the Eagles continue to produce at a high level on the offensive side of the ball. In their last five games, they’ve scored at least 24 points per game and eclipsed 30 points in two of those contests. They currently rank third in the NFL in yards per […]
Posted on 03. Dec, 2013 by Mike Burke.
Poker Charity in the Wings? Some of the most impressive team stats that the Eagles have consistently built upon and improved constantly over the years are those accomplished not as an NFL team, but as proud members of the Philadelphia community. What we’re referring to here is the string of charitable and community-building initiatives that […]
Posted on 03. Dec, 2013 by Mike Burke.
Nick Foles threw 34 passes in Sunday’s win against the Cardinals. Over one-third of those passes were intended for either Brent Celek or Zach Ertz. The two tight ends combined for nine receptions for 97 yards and all three Eagles touchdowns. The combination also contributed to the offense in ways that don’t appear on the […]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2013 by Mike Burke.
If you look in the dictionary, you’re not going to find a definition for franchise quarterback. However, it’s a term we talk about all the time. Although there’s no official definition for franchise quarterback, everyone knows what it is and everyone wants one. Peyton Manning. Tom Brady. Aaron Rodgers. There’s no question that these guys […]
Posted on 14. Nov, 2013 by Mike Burke.
It feels like forever since the Eagles and Redskins played on Monday Night Football to open the season, doesn’t it? It generated a ton of excitement. We saw just how high-powered the offense could be and the first half defense led us to believe that maybe the unit wasn’t as bad as we had originally […]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2013 by Mike Burke.
We knew that it would pretty much be impossible for Nick Foles to match his performance against Oakland. You can’t expect a guy to throw for seven touchdowns every game. You can’t really expect a guy to ever throw seven touchdowns in a game. However, Foles put together another solid performance on the road in […]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 by Mike Burke.
As I noted earlier this week, the Eagles defense didn’t play particularly well against the Raiders on Sunday. It didn’t matter because everyone was caught up in Nick Foles’ performance, but it’s not something that should be overlooked. In that game, they gave up 560 yards of offense. We know their secondary was going to […]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by Mike Burke.
Reflecting on Sunday’s game against the Raiders, it’s hard to think about anything else besides the outing Nick Foles had. It’s understandable as you don’t see guys throwing for seven touchdowns in one game all that often. You also didn’t expect it out of Foles after his last start against the Cowboys. However, I like […]