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 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.
Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.
A hometown hero from Danville, Virginia, Giants running back David Wilson is familiar to carrying vast expectations. After a rookie season filled with lavish highlights of his prodigious potential, the upcoming season appears very bright for Wilson.
With both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys sitting at 7-6 on the season, this 2012 matchup will play out like a playoff game. The Cowboys look to dominate the game, but the Steelers are favored for this match-up. Read the Steelers’ opponent profile to see who may step up and how the Cowboys are preparing for the game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers move to 5-3 on the season, breaking a four game winning streak by the NFC East-leading New York Giants in a game that gave tribute to storm survivors, first responders and the military.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) will be without three key players when they face the New York Giants (6-2) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Read more for the fantasy outlook and who should sit and start this weekend.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) are coming off of back-to-back wins against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins. Regardless of the win-loss column, the Steelers are striving to keep the hunt alive and their next prey is the New York Giants (6-2). The Steelers are ready to meet the challenge.