Friday, December 5, 2014

Eagles Still one of NFL's Best

Ben Keenan
Staff Writer

  The 2014 season for the Philadelphia Eagles has had a lot of ups and downs this season. Yet they find themselves 7-3 and in first place in the NFC East. This Eagles team has been the definition of bends but doesn't break. After becoming the first team in NFL History to start of the season 3-0 after trailing by at least ten points in each game  the Eagles picked up their first loss of the season in a heartbreaker to the San Francisco 49ers (24-21) in which the Eagles scored no offensive touchdowns.
  One of the biggest headlines for the Eagles this season has been the Injuries. Several star players have been injured and missed an extended period of time most notably starting quarterback Nick Foles, linebacker Demeco Ryans, and offensive lineman Todd Herremans. The Eagles are in a tight race for the playoffs in the NFC and their own division as well. The Dallas Cowboys are also 7-3. The Eagles have a rough stretch coming up with two of the Eagles next four games come against the Cowboys. Including a Thanksgiving day game and against the 2013 Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
  Unlike the 2013 season under Chip Kelly the Eagles have struggling on offense at times this season. Most notably from the running game lead by Lesean Mccoy. Mccoy has struggled behind an offensive line that has had as many as four backups in at times. Despite these struggles Lesean Mccoy is still in the top ten in rushing yards. Also having struggles after a record breaking year was quarterback Nick Foles before his injury that could end his year. Backup Mark Sanchez has also had his ups and downs in the offense with 6 touchdowns and 6 turnovers in three appearances. The Eagles still have still found themselves to be one of the best teams in the NFL.

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