Chip Kelly: No Matter What, Eagles Won’t Rest Starters

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly watches as the snow falls during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

This subject matter inevitably comes up around this time every year. It is a matter of great banter between many sports writers and head coaches. This question has swirled about the Eagle’s camp all week. If the Dallas Cowboys win their match against the Washington Redskins in the early game Sunday then it will not matter if the Philadelphia Eagles wins or loses. The NFC East will be decided in Week 17 when they play the Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium. Many writers have called the Eagles/Bears game meaningless if the Cowboys lose. Is there such a thing as a meaningless game in professional football? I don’t think so.

I cannot fathom a team not trying to win a game. Obviously Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly feels the same way. Monday he told PhiladelphiaEagles.com that he would not rest his players.

We have to get back on a winning track

Also, a win will could give them higher seeding if they make the playoffs. As most of you know that a higher seeding will potentially give them an easier road to the NFC Championship game. Besides, there will be plenty of time to rest after they win the Super Bowl.

Topics: Philadelphia Eagles, Week 16

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