Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with his teammates on the field after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

Philadelphia Eagles Overcome All Odds


Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with his teammates on the field after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

They did it! The Philadelphia Eagles have restored natural order in the NFC East. After a nail-bitter in Dallas the Birds have locked in a playoff spot and have made this guy the happiest man alive. The next opponent the Eagles will see are an explosive New Orleans Saints team who will be quite the challenge for the Eagles defensively and offensively.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was under tremendous pressure going into the Cowboys game. The guy is only in his second year, in his first playoff game, and needed to prove to the organization and the city he was truly the future. Foles did well enough to not lose the game for Philly by providing a turnover free game.

LeSean McCoy was LeSean McCoy. The Eagles running back racked up 131 yards on 27 carries. Yet again another outstanding game during which he broke Wilbert Montgomery’s record for rushing yards in a season. Oh, and not to mention the NFL rushing title for most rushing yards with 1,607 and Brian Westbrook’s single season record of 2,104 yards from scrimmage. At one point during the game NBC commentator, Cris Collinsworth, called McCoy “the best player in the National Football League” and I actually thought about it and agreed. He is. Both Shady McCoy and quarterback Nick Foles should and would be considered for MVP if it wasn’t for Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning and the ridiculous season he is having.

In his first season coaching in the NFL, Eagles Coach Chip Kelly took a 4 win team and turned them into a playoff team. Chip Kelly is the best thing that has happened to Philly since the cheesesteak and should be considered for Coach of the Year. Chip has shown every one of his critics his way of doing things does indeed work, and well.

All odds were against the Eagles this year. Most people predicted they’d come in dead last in the division. But no, they overcame all of the adversity and became a team, a signified unit, and have learned to love the game again under Chip Kelly. Ladies and gentlemen Philly is back baby!

 

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