Philadelphia Eagles Playoff Bound?

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates scoring a touchdown with quarterback Nick Foles (9) during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Christmas Philadelphia Eagles fans! Although, for the Eagles Christmas may have came earlier. This week it was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo would be out for the remainder of the season due to a back injury suffered in their game against the Washington Redskins.

However, the Dallas Camp is saying otherwise. Head Coach Jason Garrett is basically saying they are evaluating Tony Romo day-to-day and have not ruled him out Sunday against the Eagles in the game that will decide who moves on to the playoffs.

Most likely Dallas is just playing the game that many people would expect them to play. Keeping the Eagles guessing as to which quarterback they will have to game plan for. This could play into the hands of the Cowboys but I don’t think the Eagles are fooled.

Hopefully Philly prepares and executes they way they did against the Chicago Bears last week. Every facet of their game was perfect. Offense, defense, and special teams all played exceptionally well and absolutely dominated the Bears in a game I was almost too afraid to watch.

The Birds’ defensive line is at the best I’ve ever seen it. There is constant penetration on almost every play, even when only four people are rushed. Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler was never really aloud to get comfortable in the pocket and because of that combined with their inability to run the ball the Bears only put up eleven points. Linebacker Trent Cole leads the Eagles with 8.0 sacks on the season and tallied up three in the Bears game. Cornerback Brandon Boykin returned from injury this past week in time for the Bears game and added another interception to his belt to put him at 5 for the season which leads the Eagles.

Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles was lights out against the Bears and went 21 for 25 which gave him a completion percentage of 84%. He threw for 230 yards against a somewhat decent Bears defense. Foles is clearly big time and I truly believe he is the quarterback of the future.

But once again the star of the show was Eagles’ running back LeSean McCoy. Shady had 18 carries for 133 yards and caught the ball 6 times for 29 yards. He accounted for two touchdowns, my favorite being the one on like the 1 yard line in which he spun out of an impending tackle and and dashed outside for the touchdown. You don’t even have to be an Eagles fan to admire the way Shady runs, he’s a rare talent.

The Eagles versus Cowboys game was moved to primetime on Sunday so the stage is set for the Birds. The game should definitely be a good one whether Romo plays or not.

 

Topics: Chip Kelly, Defense, LeSean McCoy, NFC East, NFL, Nick Foles, Offense, Philadelphia Eagles, Playoffs

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