Found August 24, 2012 on
Philly Sports Muse:
The Philadelphia Eagles face off against the Cleveland Browns tonight in their third contest this preseason. While the third game is typically the most important for teams, with starters seeing their most playing time until the start of the regular season, that will not be the case for the Birds tonight.
As the Browns will be Philadelphia’s Week 1 opponent, plans to keep their cards close to their chests. Starters will play a quarter at most and the rest of the game will be an opportunity for the rest of the team to fight for their chance to make the team.
I know, it doesn’t sound terribly exciting. So why should you watch?
1. Another challenge for Foles. With Mike Vick sitting out this game and likely the remainder of the preseason and with Mike Kafka still out with a broken hand, all eyes are on rookie Nick Foles. Friday will mark his biggest challenge to date, for the first time going against a starting NFL defense. Andy Reid plans to play Foles for a half and Trent Edwards wi...
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Three games in 10 days forced Bill Belichick to change his normal preseason routine. Belichick sat twenty players, including Tom Brady who left Gillette stadium before the game even started. It seemed like a long night was in store, but the underlings showed up to play.
Ryan Mallet got the start at quarterback, and with an offensive line that had a lot of trouble blocking the dangerous...
When looking back at the Philadelphia Eagles season last year, the word that comes to mind the most is the word disappointment. The expectations for every player and coach in that locker room were set very high and the Eagles failed to reach them. You could make several different arguments for the reasons why and what caused it. Now even higher expectations are set for them this...
Eagles QB, Mike Kafka
Nick Foles Fever has officially swept the city of Philadelphia. The noise on sports talk radio has turned from contentions that Foles should be Mike Vick’s backup to assertions by some that he should be the starter. While the Eagles are left to deal with a potential QB controversy in the making, the other two candidates for the third and final QB roster spot...
Michael Vick: 4-for-7, 11 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 62.2 rating (12 offensive plays).Nick Foles: 24-of-38, 361 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, 118.4 rating (roughly an entire game played overall).Obviously, these numbers are a bit deceiving. Vick’s 12 plays of offense were stunted not by poor play, but a pair of injuries (jamming a throwing finger in one game;...
The Eagles had an initial scare Thursday night when rookie Brandon Weeden and the Cleveland Browns drove the ball down the field efficiently on their first drive, creating serious question marks in the incipient stages of the game. The Cleveland Browns were able to manufacture a starting drive that traveled to the Eagles’ two-yard line before a penalty brought them back 10 yards...
Tonight features the Week 3 preseason match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns. The Eagles will be resting their starters, as Andy Reid doesn't want to show the Browns anything before our week one match up.While we wont be able to see many key players start, we will get to see some interesting positional battles take place. Here's who to look for...
AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin
The Philadelphia Foles..err, Eagles, defeated the Cleveland Browns 27-10 in Game 3 of the 2012 preseason.
new most popular player in Philadelphia, Nick Foles, continued his
preseason shock-and-awe show by completing 12 of 19 passes for 146
yards, 2 TDs and one interception.
Foles was picked-off on his
second pass attempt after launching a bomb...