Found December 03, 2012 on
Another week, another loss. The Philadelphia Eagles keep losing games, and I’m losing explanations as to why it’s happening. At this point, I don’t get upset when the Eagles lose. However, this 38-33 loss to the Cowboys is a bit tough to swallow because… well.. it’s the Cowboys. Still, there are some good things to take away from this game. And as a fun fact, if the NFL Draft were held today, the Eagles would have the third overall pick.
Quarterback Nick Foles continued to improve this week, completing 22 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown. Foles scrambled a lot less than he did last week and looked confident in most of his throws. If he can continue to improve over the last four weeks of the season, there is no doubt that he will start the season as the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.
Rookie running back Bryce Brown played very well, rushing for 169 yards and two touchdowns. However, he made the biggest mistake of the game when he fumbled the ball with four minutes left in the game. That fumble was scooped up by Dallas and returned for a touchdown which made the score 38-27. If he can learn to protect the ball, I think he will be a solid NFL running back.
Besides a few breakdowns by King Dunlap, the offensive line was pretty solid. For the second week in a row, there was a good balance between the run and the pass, which automatically helps the line because it keeps the defense guessing.
Overall, it was a solid night for the offense.
The secondary was the Achilles heel once again for the Eagles defense. It’s now obvious that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha are just dogging it out there. How many big plays can Rodgers-Cromartie give up before he gets benched? How many tackles can Asomugha miss before he gets benched? I understand that there isn’t much depth at that position, but something needs to change. I would rather have guys busting their butt out there and just making mistakes rather than two guys who just don’t care.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had a stellar game against the Eagles, completing 22 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns. Before this game, Romo had struggled completing passes on third down. Against the Eagles, it looked easy. The Eagles actually did a decent job controlling the Dallas run game, limiting Demarco to 83 yards on 23 carries.
This was the sixth game in a row that the Eagles have given up 28 points or more on defense. I would hope that the secondary receives a major overhaul during the offseason. Nobody deserves to be back next year. The effort just isn’t there.
This game represented what this Eagles season has been all about. They’ve hung tough in a bunch of games, but at the end of the day, the turnovers have killed them. Next up is a match up at Tampa Bay against a resurgent Buccaneers team.
BEST OF MAXIM
This is Nick Foles third start tonight against in Dallas.
There is no secret formula and with a depleted offensive line, even Joe Montana could not win.
But before the Eagles lose the rest of their games, it is time for Foles to step up.
All the guys on WIP and callers say that Foles is not the answer and is merely a caretaker.
It might be true, but now, if any, is a time to make...
Nick Foles has been named the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles for the rest of the season. Foles has started three games this season after Michael Vick suffered a concussion during the [...]
It looks like Alex Smith isn’t the only quarterback to lose his job after an injury, as Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid announced Monday that Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback over Michael Vick for the rest of the season.
It’s been an ugly season for the Eagles, who find themselves at the bottom of the NFC East with a 3-9 record and have lost their last 8...
During his Monday press conference, Philadelphia eagles head coach Andy Reid told the media that Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback from here on out.
Andy Reid said Nick Foles is Eagles starting QB the rest of the season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2012
Now Michael Vick no longer has to wonder when he’ll start again, because he won’t. It certainly...
The Philadelphia Eagles have named Nick Foles their starting
quarterback for the remainder of the season, even if veteran Michael Vick is
healthy enough to return, reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
"No. 1, I just think he's playing well enough to where
I think he can win football games for us," coach Andy Reid said, via The
Associated Press. "And No. 2...
Well, that was the least suspenseful ending of a quarterback controversy in recent memory.
Andy Reid finally ended the questions surrounding rookie Nick Foles’ status and veteran quarterback Mike Vick’s health situation by finally stating on Monday that Foles would lead the Philadelphia Eagles through the end of the season.
The Birds’ head coach revealed his decision to the...
Could Andy Reid return to coach the Eagles in 2013? WHAT? Sheil Kapadia examines the possibility. – Birds 24/7
You may not want to read anymore about the Birds’ eighth consecutive loss. For those who do, check out Jeff McLane’s rewind. – philly.com
Nick Foles showed marked improvement in Philadelphia’s loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. Kapadia breaks down the film. – Birds...
Former Arizona Wildcat Nick Foles will be the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback for the remainder fo the season, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Andy Reid made the announcement today, and it is effective immediately.
With quarterback Michael Vick missing the last three games with a concussion; Nick Foles is the new official starter for the Eagles. Foles replaced Vick late in the first half of the Eagles 38-23 week 10 loss to the Cowboys.The Eagles are 3-9 and on an 8 game losing streak. With playoff hopes gone there is no reason for the Eagles to risk an injury to Vick if they want to try and...
Eagles at Cowboys, Sunday, December 2, 2012
Nick Foles had a solid game Sunday night
Only Jim Washburn got fired, so it’s more like rats being thrown off a sinking ship. Of course, according to all the reports I’m reading, it was long overdue. Seems like Washburn was a complete asshole. Good riddance, but it’s probably two years too late (yes, for those who are bad at math...
QuarterbacksTags: Andy ReidMichael VickNick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesIt’s all but official, the Michael Vick era here in Philadelphia is over. Andy Reid made it public that Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles for the rest of the season and that includes when Vick recovers from the concussion.
Football Nation presents the 24th episode of the series Monday Morning Huddle with host Dave Holcomb. In this week’s episode, Holcomb talks about the Cowboys victory over the hapless Eagles. Even behind a strong effort from rookies QB Nick Foles and RB Bryce Brown, Quarterback Tony Romo's three passing touchdowns in the second half gives Philadelphia its eighth straight loss...