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The Philadelphia Eagles have had a tough 2012, losing starting quarterback Michael Vick and their last eight games.
But on Sunday, there was a bright spot. Rookie quarterback Nick Foles hit wide receiver Jason Avant for a 20-yard snag in the second quarter of their game in Tampa Bay.
Avant’s incredible body control and slick mitts allowed him to haul in the pass, making him a definite candidate for NFL catch of the year. Check out the animation below to see Avant’s handy work.
Animation via gifulmination.com
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Jason Avant
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Eagles receiver Jason Avant had a season-high 133 yards on seven receptions Sunday against the Buccaneers.Fantasy Spin:Avant was targeted 12 times, also a season-high. He's been thrown to 17 times over the past two weeks. While we don't recommend starting any member of Philadelphia's passing offense Thursday against the Bengals, Avant could be a solid option in Week 16...
Jason WhitneyCould Michael Vick be wearing a Buffalo Bills jersey next year? Michael Vick may be heading up north after his inevitable release from the Philadelphia Eagles when the season is over. With Andy Reid basically playing out the string with Nick Foles as his starting quarterback for the rest of the season, Vick’s days are all but over. So where could Vick land next season...
Going into Sunday afternoon's game, it had been 70 days since the Philadelphia Eagles tasted victory. To put their losing streak into perspective, 69 days ago from Sunday, the Eagles' allies from across the street, the Phillies, had won a game more recently than them.70 days later, the Eagles finally showed up with what they had been missing -- heart.Rookie quarterback Nick...
Add Brent Celek to
the list of Philadelphia Eagles starters, also including Michael Vick and
LeSean McCoy, dealing with concussions. The tight end sustained a head injury
on the first play from scrimmage during yesterday’s 23-21 win over the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers, reports Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"For him to go out, I'll tell you it was a pretty...
Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Eagles DT Mike Patterson has been diagnosed with viral pneumonia and has been hospitalized.
This latest health issue has nothing to do with Patterson’s recent medical history, the which required brain surgery during the offseason after suffering seizures last year. Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder assured that Patterson...
It is embarrassing. Whether you are the team with history on your side, or an upstart looking to make history. It is embarrassing. Losing consecutive games and not living up to the potential. No one is immune to it. Every franchise has felt its share of buckling at the knees. The difference is some of the franchises learn how to right the ship. Others get caught up in...
Nice to report a last-second come-from-behind victory for the Eagles...losing eight in a row was starting to wear on me...not to mention the players themselves.
I'm still not sure this road win was a turning point as far as the 2013 season is concerned... but it sure made 2012 a whole lot more digestible.
Jason Avant, the 7th-year WR...
The Eagles promoted linebacker Ryan Rau to the active roster on Saturday. Nate Menkin was placed on injured reserve with a throat injury. Source: CBSSports Attached Thumbnails
Photo: David Maialetti
The Philadelphia Eagles now have a more recent win than the Phillies, woohoo! After a long eight-game slide, the hometown birds are finally back in the W column by beating the playoff hopeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Rookie QB Nick Foles is certainly impressing everyone from fans, to teammates, to coaches. He looked like a poised veteran when he threw the...
The Buccaneers will be facing a dismantled Philadelphia Eagles team on Sunday. With firings on the staff and injuries on the field, this Philadelphia team has lost eight straight games. But that hasn’t stop a new name from emerging for the Eagles. Stop the run The Bucs still rank first in the league against the run. So in order to not let this game get away from them, they need...
DT Mike Patterson will be out for Sunday’s Philadelphia Eagles game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he was hospitalized on Thursday.
Team officials believe that Patterson has viral pneumonia. They do not think that this is related to his brain surgery earlier this year, which caused him to miss the first seven games of the season.
Per Comcast Sportsnet,
although head trainer...
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion and will not return. The injury occurred in the first quarter. Celek joins teammates Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy on the list of Eagles out with concussions.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Eagles scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes -- the last on a 1-yard Nick Foles pass to Jeremy Maclin as time expired -- to overcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21 at Raymond James Stadium. The Eagles converted a fourth-and-5 on a 22-yard pass from Foles to Jason Avant with 16 seconds remaining. On the final play, Maclin sprinted to the...