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Sunday
Oct262014

Cardinals Fly High on Late Bomb

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(PHOENIX, AZ) --  The Arizona Cardinals won in dramatic fashion, 24-20, over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

For the majority of the game it was a defensive struggle.

The fourth quarter proved to be the most exciting as the offenses began to gain steam. After tying the game at 17 with 9:01 to go, the Eagles methodically moved the ball on a 13-play, seven-minute drive down to the Cardinals' three. Cody Parkey lined up for the go-ahead field goal and gave Philadelphia a 20-17 lead.

With 1:21 remaining in the fourth quarter Carson Palmer heaved a pass up to rookie John Brown.  Brown was screaming past two Eagles defenders, reached out and caught the ball.  After a quick stumble, Brown regained his momentum and raced to the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown. 

The Eagles mounted a quick rally, driving the ball 64 yards to attempt several throws into the Cardinals endzone.  On the final play with one second remaining, pressure in his face, Nick Foles threw up a pass to rookie Jordan Matthews.  Matthews caught the ball but was shoved out by safety Rashad Johnson.

The Cardinals move to 6-1 and hold a firm grasp on the NFL West.


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Monday
Oct132014

Giants Suffer Big Blow in Loss to Eagles

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants were shut out by the Philadelphia Eagles 27-0 during Sunday night's football game.

That wasn't the worst news as wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a knee injury on a non-contact play in the third quarter. Cruz immediately grabbed his knee and could be seen fighting off tears.

It is believed that Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee. 

Quarterback Eli Manning was harrassed all night by the Eagles defense, and was sacked six times.  The Giants could not find a rhythm all night as they could only muster 253 yards of total offense.

The Eagles soared as Nick Foles completed two touchdown passes, both to his tight ends; James Casey and Zach Ertz.  Philadelphia also ran over the Giants as LeSean McCoy rushed for 149 yards on 22 carries.


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Wednesday
Sep242014

Cary Williams Apologizes for Practice Comments

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Cary Williams apologized Tuesday to his teammates and coach regarding remarks he made after Sunday's game about how the team practices.

Williams blamed the Eagles sluggish starts in their first three contests on head coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo practices.

"When you're a pro for seven years and you make a mistake, you understand you affected the welfare of everybody in this locker room, and you have to address those guys man to man and let them know that you're sorry," Williams said. "That's what I did."

Williams and Kelly have since talked about the player's controversial comments.

"I'm not telling you guys anything that Chip said to me personally," Williams said to the media. "We just had a great conversation, guys. We have a little bit more of an understanding. We understand where each other stand. We're able to agree on some things. That was that."


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Saturday
Sep132014

Andrew Luck and Colts Ready for Home Opener

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts are hoping to get their first win of the season on Monday night when they host the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Colts fell to the Broncos in Denver last week, but quarterback Andrew Luck is staying positive.

"It's always a nice buzz I think for a Monday night game especially because it's the home opener," Luck said this week.  "To get in front of the fans at Lucas Oil is what is important.  We have to give our fans something to be proud of."

The Eagles offense will be led by head coach Chip Kelly, who Luck played against during his college days when Kelly coached Oregon.

"We lived it first hand in the Pac-12," Luck said of Kelly's explosive offensive ways.  "He does so many great things, so many inventive things I think in football.  I know as a player I've got a lot of respect for him."

The Eagles came from behind to beat the Jaguars 34-17 after trailing 17-0 at halftime last week.

"It's really difficult to defend," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said of the Eagles offense.  "It's sideline to sideline, it's grass basketball. They run the football, they're a running team. They averaged I think 160 yards a game last year rushing the football and they rushed for 145 against Jacksonville. You think (Nick) Foles is throwing the ball down the field, and I know they were behind and he threw for 300-plus yards last week, but they're a running football team. They've got two dynamic runners that you've got to deal with."


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Wednesday
Mar262014

Chip Kelly: 'I Like DeSean' Jackson

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly admitted that he spoke with disgruntled wide receiver DeSean Jackson "a couple days ago" on Wednesday at the owner's meetings.

Jackson is seeking a new deal and has three years remaining on his current contract and is set to make $10.5 million in 2014.

"We've had a good conversation and we're always going to do what's best for the football team," Kelly said. "But I think he knows where we are, and I know where he is. I feel very comfortable about it."

"My conversations with him aren't things I think I need to have a conversation with anyone else about," he added.

Jackson pulled in 82 receptions for 1,332 yards last season, which were both career highs.

"I like DeSean. DeSean did a really nice job for us. But we're always going to do what's best for the organization," Kelly continued.

When asked if the Eagles have enough offense for quarterback Nick Foles if Jackson is traded or released, Kelly said: "I don't think our offense has ever been predicated on one player. We used three quarterbacks last year. We used multiple running backs. Our tight ends are integral to what we do. I think we have an outstanding offensive line. It's never been about just one guy."

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Thursday
Feb272014

Eagles Sign Riley Cooper and Jason Kelce

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Riley Cooper and center Jason Kelce to new deals, the team announced Thursday.

Cooper received a five year deal worth $25 million and Kelce was handed a seven-year contract that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2020 season.

"Riley is one of the toughest and hardest-working guys in our locker room," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said of Cooper.  "We talk a lot about how players have to make the most of their opportunities, and he did just that last year. He used his size, strength and speed to make a lot of big plays for our team and I'm excited to watch him build upon his success."

Kelce was selected by the Eagles in the sixth-round of the 2011 NFL Draft and Kelly looks forward to advancing the offense around him.

"Jason is the epitome of the type of player we want around here, both on and off the field," Kelly said.

"He's tough, extremely intelligent and is a leader by his actions and by his words. His athleticism is something that really sticks out when you watch him play. There aren't many centers that can get down the field like he does," he continued.

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Monday
Dec162013

Kelly: Texas Job is "Speculation"

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Chip Kelly is focused on getting the Eagles into the playoffs, not the soon-to-be-available job as head coach at the University of Texas.

Texas head coach Mack Brown announced he'd be resigning after the Alamo Bowl this weekend and athletic director Steve Patterson has an "A-list" of coaches, according to ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen.

"I understand you have to ask the question," Kelly said Monday, "but I'm not involved in any jobs. I'm the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. I'm going to prepare for the Bears and prepare for the Cowboys after that. Hopefully, we have an opportunity to go to the playoffs and I'm going to be here for a while."

Kelly and the Eagles sit atop the NFC East by one game over the Dallas Cowboys with two weeks remaining.

"I really don't know," Kelly said. "I haven't talked to anybody. It's just speculation. I haven't spoken to anybody."

Before taking over in Philadelphia this season, Kelly coached at the University of Oregon for four seasons and led the Ducks to a 46-7 record.

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Wednesday
Nov272013

Foles Named Eagles Starter for Rest of the Season

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly named Nick Foles the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season on Tuesday.

Foles took over the quarterback job when Michael Vick was injured October 6th with a hamstring injury. Since then, Foles has led the team to five wins in six games. The 24-year-old Foles also set an NFL record in November with a passer rating of 152.8, the highest rating any quarterback has ever had in a month.

Despite Foles' great play, Kelly refused to name him the full-time starter until Vick was healthy. Vick haD been medically cleared to play this week, so Kelly made a decision.

"They were both fine," Kelly said of the conversation he had with both quarterbacks. "They understand the situation. Mike wants to contribute any way he can. That's the type of guy he is. Great teammate, great leader. He's been great for Nick, in terms of helping him develop. We've got a good situation. We've got two quarterbacks who can win games in the NFL, and you need both of them."

The Eagles (6-5) will attempt to win their fourth straight on Sunday when they take on the Arizona Cardinals (7-4) in Philadelphia.

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Sunday
Nov172013

Eagles Hold Off Redskins, 24-16

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles (6-5) took sole possession of first place in the NFC East after holding off the Redskins (3-7) 24-16 on Sunday.

The Redskins rallied from 24-0 down before Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin picked off Robert Griffin III at the Philadelphia 18 in the end zone to end the run.

"I was trying to throw the ball in the back of the end zone," Griffin said. "It didn't get to where I wanted it to go. Obviously I was on my heels. Something I can definitely learn from."

As for taking over first place in the division, head coach Chip Kelly still knows there is a lot of football to play.

"I don't look at it globally," Kelly said. "We have five games in December and we put ourselves in position where those games are meaningful. We'll see where we're at Dec. 29."

Nick Foles finished 17 of 26 for 298 yards in the victory.

"Not one person on this team was defeated," Foles said. "Everybody in our locker room believed we can win and if you feel that way, it's something special. We have to keep the momentum going."

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Monday
Nov042013

Kelly Won't Declare Foles Full-Time Starter Despite Record-Tying Week

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite tying an NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes in the Philadelphia Eagles' win over the Oakland Raiders Sunday, quarterback Nick Foles has not been named the Eagles' long-term starter.

Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly wouldn't say Monday who the starting quarterback would be once Michael Vick comes back from his hamstring injury.

"I think you're more worried about it than he is, so....That's what I think," Kelly told the media when asked how he would possibly tell Foles he isn't the starting quarterback.

Vick was originally hurt Oct. 6 against the New York Giants. He missed two games before starting Oct. 27 against the Giants. Vick played nine plays in that game before reinjuring the hamstring.

Vick is still hampered by the injury.

"They told me his leg is still sore and he can't go tomorrow (for Tuesday's practice)," Kelly said.

Foles is 2-1 as a starter this season for the Eagles (4-5).

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