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.
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.
The Philadelphia Eagles will need their defensive secondary to be on their toes this weekend with Drew Brees leading the New Orleans Saints in to town with a monster of a passing offense. Fortunately for the Eagles, the defensive backfield is getting healthier in time for the playoffs.
Drew Brees can be patient behind a steady offensive line. The Eagles struggled to bring a pass rush on Kyle Orton many times on Sunday night, so look for the defensive line to try and correct that this week against New Orleans. Easier said than done of course.
Drew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.
They’re the first pair of bald eagles to nest in Pittsburgh in generations.
It looks like Adrian Robinson of the Steelers is going to Philadelphia.
The Predictalator created by Prediction Machine simulated the NFL season 50,000 times, says that the 49ers are the most likely team to win.
First we saw two. And then baby eaglet made three.
A baby eagle has caught the attention of sightseers, who gather each day on a bike trail in Hays.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Troy Polamalu’s comeback turned out to be just a cameo, and there’s no telling when the Pittsburgh Steelers safety will be back on the field.
It’s no secret around the South Side all week that tomorrow’s game with the Eagles may end up being the biggest game of the season (especially if the Steelers don’t win).
The Steelers return after a week off during the bye week to the field again this weekend taking on the Eagles.
Sports Radio 94 WIP Morning Show Host Angelo Cataldi dropped by The Vinnie and Cook Show on Friday to preview the Steelers-Eagles game.
The Fan Morning Show chatted with The Machine on Friday so they could get his picks for Week 5 of the NFL season, and then make their own.