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The ending of Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins, the final home game of an awful season for the Birds, was a good analogy for the frustration of the entire year.
Nick Foles, trying to orchestrate a game-tying drive, found new tight end Evan Moore near the goal line only for Moore to drop the pass with 11 seconds left in the game. For what would be the final play, Foles threw an incompletion that was ruled an illegal forward pass, thereby ending the game.
And so it went, with the Redskins winning 27-20 and on the cusp of winning the NFC East. Which left the Eagles to sink even further into meaninglessness, falling to 4-11.
If the Eagles were trying to put on a good show for Andy Reid’s final home game or attempting to play the spoiler, they failed at both tasks. But sadly, while we may have hoped for a different outcome, we didn’t really expect it.
There were some high points, certainly. Foles’ 27-yard touchdow...
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Andy Reid, Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles have turned into a joke during the 2012 NFL season and sometimes nothing is better than a good ole fashion cartoon to make fun of the situation.
Cartoonist Rob Tornoe draws a weekly cartoon for the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s sports section as well as during each Eagles game. His cartoons do an excellent job of showing the frustrations...
The NFL has announced that the Week 17 Cowboys-Redskins game has been flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC on December 30.
The Cowboys-Redskins showdown will decide the winner of the NFC East and is the marquee match up of the final week of the season.
This is the second consecutive season the NFC East championship game will be the final game of the regular season according...
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan says quarterback Robert Griffin III is “full speed, ready to go” after suffering sprained LCL just a couple of weeks ago.
“He’s fine. No problem with his knee,” Shanahan said Monday on a conference call, per The Washington Times. “There’s no limited performance out of him. The doctors OK’d him, he’s cleared and full...
Barring some momentary lapse of reason by Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie, Andy Reid will take Lincoln Financial Field today as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for the final time. It will be a situation that will be emotion filled for the fans of Philadelphia. The question is: what emotion will it be filled with?
Andy Reid is the winningest coach in Philadelphia Eagles history. He...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been medically cleared to play in Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
In the final anticipated step, Redskins doctors cleared QB Robert Griffin III to start Sunday’s game vs. Eagles, via league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 22, 2012
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Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles has a broken right hand, and coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick will likely start against the New York Giants in Sunday's season finale.
Reid said Monday that Foles broke his throwing hand in the second quarter of a 27-20 loss to Washington, but returned to the game after X-rays at the stadium were negative.
Vick hasn't played since suffering...
Just in time for Christmas, Michael Vick may have got his wish as he is set to start next Sunday against the Giants (Credit: AP Photo) On Christmas Eve, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick got his wish. On Friday, Vick said he wants to be a starter again. “I’m not a backup. Just being honest, just being candid. I’m a full-fledged starter,” Vick said in an interview...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Washington Redskins' season came down to one play, and fortunately for them, Nick Foles didn't make it. Foles, the rookie quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, was penalized for intentional grounding on what proved to be the final play of the game and the Redskins scored a 27-20 victory at Lincoln Financial Field to take the lead in the NFC East playoff...
Rookie quarterback Nick Foles has been diagnosed with a
hairline fracture in his hand, and the Philadelphia Eagles have named Michael
Vick as their starter for this weekend’s regular season finale against the New
York Giants, reports Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"I'm elated to be back out there on the football
field," Vick said in a telephone interview...
It's basically a playoff game for the Redskins, but the Eagles have something on the line, too. Farewell to Andy Reid, whom I like---and may he wave goodbye to Philly from a victory formation.
The Accuscore mainframe simulations have been run...1,000 of them...and the Washington Redskins (8-6) are a solid favorite with a 64% chance...
With one more win, Robert Griffin III can be called a playoff quarterback.
Now that's an adjective he won't mind.
Griffin threw a pair of touchdown passes in his first game back from a knee injury and the Washington Redskins held on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday to close within a victory of securing their first NFC East title in 13 years.
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The Washington Redskins are one victory away from doing something they haven't done since 1999 -- win the NFC East.Washington's defense survived a late Philadelphia rally with a game-ending intentional grounding penalty on Nick Foles, holding on at Lincoln Financial Field, 27-20. The Redskins can clinch their first playoff berth since 2007 next week at home against the Cowboys...