NFC East Champs!!!

Posted: December 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 213 Comments »

Suck it, Dallas.

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213 Comments on “NFC East Champs!!!”

  1. 1 jmh said at 11:26 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Wow! Love this TEAM!!!!

  2. 2 Steag209 said at 11:26 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Just to hammer it home. DALLAS SUCKS

  3. 3 HipDaDip said at 11:26 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Brandon Boykin, Connor Barwin, Cary Williams, Mychal Kendricks, other people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4 mrkaplan said at 11:27 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I’m so sick. With wins like this, I don’t need losses.

  5. 5 T_S_O_P said at 11:27 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    4.28 am, and how do I now sleep? Adrenalin

  6. 6 Crus57 said at 11:40 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Just thinking that myself. Congrats fellow british eagle!

  7. 7 GENETiC-FREAK said at 11:27 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    hahaha suck deez Cowgirls lol

  8. 8 Spooonius said at 11:29 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I am in urgent need of a defribulator. Donnie Football and Boyking to the rescue. Phew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 9 jshort said at 11:42 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Barwin!!!!

  10. 10 Joe said at 11:30 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I hate the Cowboys! My heart can take no more!

  11. 11 jmh said at 11:31 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Its pretty obvious that the delay of game call on the Pokes was bogus, which means the zebras actually threw zero (nada, zippo, zed) flags at America’s Team. Bias anyone?

  12. 12 Teehee said at 11:34 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Seems like Riley Cooper was getting held pretty bad on that last 3rd down too. A win is a win though, go Eagles!

  13. 13 Richard O'Connor said at 11:38 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Eagles D-Line was getting mugged all night. Maybe it was called both ways there. Either way, fuck Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.

  14. 14 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 11:40 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Yea, I saw that too. Pretty damn flagrant

  15. 15 Crus57 said at 11:41 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    By which you mean it smelled of BS.

  16. 16 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 11:41 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    You caught me before I could edit it!

  17. 17 SteveH said at 11:41 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Yeah flagrant hold there, but the zebras hadnt thrown shit all game, why start there?

  18. 18 JJ_Cake said at 11:40 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Yeah, pretty obvious. But I’m glad Dallas got that Td so they can’t whine about the stupid clock mistake. We clearly won this game period.

  19. 19 Baloophi said at 11:34 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Donnie Jones.

  20. 20 Teehee said at 11:37 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I want his number retired, stat!

  21. 21 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 11:42 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    HOF material!

  22. 22 McNabbulousness said at 11:35 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    team win baby, go eagles, fuck dallas

  23. 23 JJ_Cake said at 11:37 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Great win, but a little too close for comfort. I was worried Dallas would march up the field, kick 3, and win. For whatever reason, that “sucky” Dallas d seems to play us pretty hard. Great team win, looking forward to you picking this one apart Tommy.

  24. 24 DarthBanner said at 11:38 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Congrats everybody. Nothing sweeter than stepping on Dallas to do it. Time for a little payback on the saints.

  25. 25 SteveH said at 11:39 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    When Boykin intercepted that pass, I let out a sound that was equal parts nervous laughter, incredulous laughter, shouting and screaming. I couldn’t duplicate it if I had a thousand years.

  26. 26 scratcherk said at 11:41 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    lol

  27. 27 P_P_K said at 11:51 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    A classic Eagles moment.

  28. 28 ICDogg said at 11:39 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Never a doubt!

  29. 29 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 11:39 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Your best column in the last three years, Tommy!

  30. 30 TommyLawlor said at 12:26 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Concise.

  31. 31 Andy124 said at 1:49 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Si.

  32. 32 planetx1971 said at 11:40 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    That’s RIGHT Tommy! SUCK IT DALLAS! And SWALLOW the feathers!!!! :))-

  33. 33 theycallmerob said at 11:40 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Arguably your best post ever, Tommy

  34. 34 Andy124 said at 11:49 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    debated downvoting for the word “arguably”.

  35. 35 theycallmerob said at 12:15 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    channeling my best aikman

  36. 36 scratcherk said at 11:41 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Can we get a gif of Jerrah saying Fuck after the Boykin INT?

  37. 37 theycallmerob said at 11:43 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    ..and was that his son ripping his shirt off?? loved it

  38. 38 BlindChow said at 12:02 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Probably his lucky shirt.

  39. 39 mtn_green said at 12:04 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    What was the short coming off for? Time to switch to be an eagles fan??

  40. 40 BlindChow said at 12:06 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    “Dallas Cowboys NFC East Champions 2013”

  41. 41 TheRogerPodacter said at 11:50 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    i found this in the comments at BGN:

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/br-cdn/temp_images/2013/12/30/JerryJones.gif

  42. 42 laeagle said at 11:59 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Prepping for some odd post-loss ritual no doubt.

  43. 43 CampDracula said at 1:01 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    He’s got the old man’s gate there. Seems the Eagles just took a decade off Jerry’s life.

  44. 44 BlindChow said at 1:17 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Nooooo!

  45. 45 RobNE said at 11:41 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I guess it’s good we have a night game. Will be colder and the crowd will be more beverage’d up

  46. 46 theycallmerob said at 11:45 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    you know Chip and keeping with schedule; that’s why he was so excited for all those 1pm games in a row.
    I bet after 2 straight Sun night games, he doesn’t mind one bit!

  47. 47 Andy124 said at 11:51 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I survived! Wasn’t sure my heart would get me through this one.

  48. 48 RobNE said at 11:42 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    And how well the Cowboys played tonight likely means no coaching change. Maybe Chip had this all planned?

  49. 49 BlindChow said at 11:43 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I think the Romo injury guaranteed no coaching change.

  50. 50 Andy124 said at 11:48 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    beautiful post.

  51. 51 aerochrome2 said at 11:43 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Anyone know if eagles sell single game tickets for playoffs?

  52. 52 Mike Calabrese said at 11:44 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Got it DONE!!! Love the way these guys play together and handled there business! Demeco said not leaving here without a W!! That’s f**** in right!!!

  53. 53 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 11:44 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Per ESPN:
    Cowboys: 2-12 in Week 17 since 2000 (worst in NFL)

  54. 54 P_P_K said at 11:50 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Do you know who those 2 wins were against?

  55. 55 RobNE said at 11:51 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    one was us recently, then again the next week in the playoffs. They beat us two games in a row.

  56. 56 P_P_K said at 11:51 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Both were against us.

  57. 57 theycallmerob said at 11:52 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    ^ this

  58. 58 RobNE said at 11:52 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    oh I didn’t notice your use of the socratic method.

  59. 59 P_P_K said at 11:57 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    This victory made me smarter, taller, and more virile.

  60. 60 laeagle said at 12:00 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    My whole body is now producing ejaculate.

  61. 61 SeanofDead said at 11:46 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    It takes Jupiter less time to revolve around the sun than it takes Dallas to win a playoff game

    Jupiter revolves around the sun in 4333 days

    Dallas one playoff win in the last 6211 days

  62. 62 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 11:47 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    That’s probably BS, but I love it!

  63. 63 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 11:46 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    ESPN cut out of Chip’s Presser to show Garrett’s instead.
    Still no respect.

  64. 64 Stephen Stempo said at 12:07 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Well to be fair Chip has many years of press conferences left. Garret might be retiring to Canada.

  65. 65 Maggie said at 1:56 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Nooooooooooo. We don’t want him either! We prefer winners. And we have enough real honest-to-goodness cowboys already. On the big ranches where they still ride horses and everything. We don’t mind adding to our eagle population of course.

  66. 66 Maggie said at 1:58 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Not sure I get it. TV is all about ratings and Philly is a major market. Strange. But that’s ESPN for you.

  67. 67 BlindChow said at 11:47 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I’m just glad the “Orton leads the Cowboys to the playoffs” storyline was eliminated. I think the reason the announcers seemed to favor Dallas was they really wanted that narrative to come to fruition. I don’t expect them to be so unbalanced next week.

  68. 68 Crus57 said at 11:55 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I said in the first half that that phantom holding penalty we got was for defying the narrative.

  69. 69 laeagle said at 12:01 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    We’ll be on the other side of that kind of narrative this week. “Last to first beats the Saints”. That’s just how the game is played. The game of dumbass journalism.

  70. 70 dave H said at 12:12 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Collingsworth sounded so bummed he was going to cry .. next Cowboy
    to get fired is the drater at the 40 second clock controls!!

  71. 71 bdbd20 said at 11:48 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Best column you’ve written all year, Tommy!

  72. 72 RobNE said at 11:49 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    until next Sat night

  73. 73 jshort said at 11:49 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    The dream goes on.

  74. 74 RobNE said at 11:49 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I’d like to know why our OL was so horrible tonight. Or rather, why they got so much pressure without us adapting, making them pay for it, etc.

  75. 75 TheRogerPodacter said at 11:52 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    yea, i really hope Tommy and the other writers really focus on this during the week.

  76. 76 Stephen Stempo said at 12:06 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    It looked to me like they were blitzing a lot and clever blitzes that seemed to be knocking down the screen routes. Not sure why we didn’t adjust though we did hit some deep passes. We also started running it more in the 4th quarter and they couldn’t stop it for the most part. Wonder if we’ll see more teams doing that in the playoffs. It felt like they were blitzing every play.

  77. 77 theycallmerob said at 11:50 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Foles finishes year 27:2, 64% completion, and best of all….keeps QBR title with a sterling 119.2 !!!!

    [site: http://brucey.net/nflab/statistics/qb_rating.html%5D

    Suck it Manning(s)!!!

  78. 78 TheRogerPodacter said at 11:52 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    so his rating actually went UP this game, i think he came in at 118.

  79. 79 theycallmerob said at 11:53 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    ..yes
    single game rating 124.4
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=331229006

  80. 80 Andy124 said at 11:54 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    came in at 118.8. After his first 6 passes this game, his rating for the game was 118.8. I thought that was pretty cool.

  81. 81 Andy124 said at 11:53 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    stepping on my toes and sh!t. πŸ™‚

  82. 82 theycallmerob said at 12:25 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    sorry it’s the excitement!

  83. 83 Iskar36 said at 11:56 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Passer rating title, not QBR. He is 4th with QBR.

    27 TDs and 2 INTS is the best TD:INT ratio all time.

    I haven’t seen the updated stats, but I can’t imagine that he didn’t end up with the highest yards per attempt in the league. He had over 9 yards per attempt. Not sure if that is a record, but it is a crazy impressive stat.

  84. 84 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:00 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    iv’e been wondering this for a while.
    what is QBR vs QB Rating? does the R not stand for Rating? lol

  85. 85 ICDogg said at 12:02 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    QBR is a recent stat created by ESPN

  86. 86 Stephen Stempo said at 12:04 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    and to be clear a touch subjective in it’s application.

  87. 87 ICDogg said at 12:06 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    It includes running and some other stuff that isn’t in passer rating

  88. 88 Stephen Stempo said at 12:11 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    There’s a part of it that accounts for like game winning drives and 4 minutes or less passes and stuff like that. Makes it kind of subjective in that regard.

  89. 89 Iskar36 said at 12:12 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Yea, and to my knowledge the way it is computed is not fully known outside of ESPN. To me, that destroys the credibility of the stat.

  90. 90 Andy124 said at 12:13 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    it’s terribad. i’ve looked up some performances where espn’s QBR ranks a qb who played like bantha poodoo ahead of a qb who played mediocre. it’s garbage and does not deserve to be acknowledged. the theory is ok, the execution is broken to say the lease.

  91. 91 BlindChow said at 12:03 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    A lot of people still use QBR to mean passer rating, which makes it pretty confusing. I assume they mean passer rating unless it’s actually a ESPN article.

  92. 92 ICDogg said at 12:03 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    The passer rating (not QB rating) is an official NFL stat

  93. 93 Iskar36 said at 12:10 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    QBR is a rating system ESPN made in 2011. It is a rating system out of 100 that ESPN claims rates the QB’s contribution to the team scoring points. My understanding is that there is no publicly available formula for it, so a lot of people are skeptical about how bias or not it may be.

    Passer Rating is a statistic that is based specifically on a QB’s passing numbers. There is a very specific formula for it. So things like fumbling or sacks would not contribute to passer rating.

  94. 94 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:02 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    in this game, 263 yards on 26 attempts per nfl.com. the yards per attempt is only going to up (a little)

  95. 95 theycallmerob said at 12:18 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    thank you my apologies, i shorten it as qb rating. Realize that is confusing, considering espn’s QBR

  96. 96 Iskar36 said at 12:20 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Not an issue at all. I’m not a fan of “QBR” at all, and honestly, to me the only thing it does is confuse stats.

  97. 97 theycallmerob said at 12:24 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Yes, he took 1st in YPA at 9.1

  98. 98 theycallmerob said at 11:59 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    follow up:

    also good for 3rd best of all time.
    and, at age 24, best for such a young QB by a significant margin; next closest was 23 yr old Marino in ’84, with a 108.9.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/pass_rating_single_season.htm

    He’ll finish at 9.1 YPA, T-19th best all time with Montana’s best season (’89)

  99. 99 TomATL said at 11:52 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    So gratifying to do it against Dallas.

  100. 100 the midatlantic said at 11:52 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    The crazy thing is, to me, the Chip era began here. Cheers to the Iggles Blitz crowd, but especially to Tommy Lawlor, you PBR-loving SOB!

  101. 101 the midatlantic said at 11:54 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Funyuns for life.

  102. 102 BlindChow said at 11:54 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    From here on out it’s all icing to me. Even if next week is another Vikings or Broncos game, it’ll still feel like a successful season.

  103. 103 Andy124 said at 11:55 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I felt like we had to win this game, because it was against Dallas. Next week, it’s a true house money situation for me. I won’t be online for that game, but I’ll be pretty chill for it.

  104. 104 Gary said at 1:17 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I feel that way now, but we’ll see about that come game time.

  105. 105 TheRogerPodacter said at 11:55 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    found this in the BGN comments:

    this is the last play where foles went down.

    so 1) BLATANT holding of cooper downfield.

    2) MULTIPLE hits on Foles after he slid.

    not one flag.

    http://s28.postimg.org/fr7l75o31/Cooper_hold.png

  106. 106 BlindChow said at 11:57 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I hope they quietly send in a tape to the league, especially after the Foles hits. You know they call that if it happens to Brees.

  107. 107 ICDogg said at 11:58 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Yeah, quietly is the key word there

  108. 108 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:00 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    as i said after the mess from the Cards game – i’m sure that every team sends a tape to the league after every game. its just a matter of how much there is to complain about in each one.
    i think we have a few to complain about.

  109. 109 ModCon1 said at 11:55 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    Boykin, Kendricks, Barwin, Shady, Foles, Jackson, what a game!

  110. 110 Richard O'Connor said at 12:02 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    PS: Sconces

  111. 111 ModCon1 said at 11:57 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    It’s so satisfying to have get such a WORKMAN-LIKE win. The Birds just grinded tonight and made big plays when they needed to be made. How different is that from the past two years.

  112. 112 P_P_K said at 12:00 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    All those running plays on the last touchdown drive were a thing of beauty.

  113. 113 A_T_G said at 12:25 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    In the post game, Chip said, as politely as possible, that they could sense the Dallas players getting tired and he told his players that they were going to take it to them. That must be such a good feeling to be in that position late in the game.

    I also wondered if this is why Chip defers the ball to the second half, to force their defense to play more in the second half.

  114. 114 SeanofDead said at 11:58 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I’m so getting ahead of myself but….
    I ain’t scared of the Panthers on jan 12th either.

  115. 115 P_P_K said at 11:59 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    I just got back home so I don’t know if I missed the discussion, but why was Nick called for intentional grounding when Shady was so close to him.

  116. 116 Corry said at 11:59 PM on December 29th, 2013:

    The refs were goddamn retarded. (And honestly, that’s the only answer I can come up with).

  117. 117 Crus57 said at 12:00 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    because he doesn’t play for Dallas? because Shady was busy being tackled?

  118. 118 Stephen Stempo said at 12:03 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    well he kind of did spike it like straight down. while Shady was facing away from him engaging a blocker. I mean yeah he was in the area…

  119. 119 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:04 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    is that the one where Ware more or less bear-hugged Shady in the backfield?

  120. 120 Stephen Stempo said at 12:09 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I don’t think so he was around the line of scrimmage. I mean I didn’t hate the flag but I don’t think they HAD to throw it. The refs weren’t great but for the most part they let them play no ticky tack pass interference calls.

  121. 121 anon said at 1:45 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    way in the pocket, i think he so aggressively spiked it in dallas didn’t help.

  122. 122 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:03 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    dallas also had a play where Orton was in the pocket, threw the ball to literally nowhere, past the LOS. no flag for IG.

  123. 123 ICDogg said at 12:05 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    yep

  124. 124 P_P_K said at 12:08 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I remember that play and the no call.

  125. 125 A_T_G said at 12:21 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Yep camera followed the ball to the far sideline and there wasn’t a Dallas player in the shot.

  126. 126 jshort said at 12:04 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    anyone notice Lane Johnson doing anything wrong when he got flagged for the hold? I didn’t

  127. 127 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:05 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    thats the one that i missed. i didn’t catch a replay either.

  128. 128 A_T_G said at 12:08 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Like the officials, I was too distracted trying to catch Foles intentionally grounding the ball each and every play to take notice of anything else.

  129. 129 jshort said at 12:11 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Hey ATG got a 6lb tin of Dieffenbacks chips fried in lard, being sent to me for next week….really!!!

  130. 130 A_T_G said at 12:18 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Nice! Enjoy.

  131. 131 A_T_G said at 12:20 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    And the six pound tin should get you all the way to the SB. Good thinking to plan for success.

  132. 132 BlindChow said at 12:06 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Another silver lining to this win: we won’t hear about the first Dallas game again.

  133. 133 P_P_K said at 12:11 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Abd they’ll have to live with this loss all off-season.

  134. 134 Andy124 said at 12:15 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    i wish.

  135. 135 BC1968 said at 12:07 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  136. 136 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:08 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    from jimmyk’s twitter, i found this guy who is posting all sorts of awesome stats.

    https://twitter.com/BStrohEagles

  137. 137 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:08 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    The Eagles turned the ball over just 19 times this season, which is a team record, supplanting the previous low of 22 set in 2003 and 2004.— Brett Strohsacker (@BStrohEagles) December 30, 2013

  138. 138 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:08 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Foles also set the NFL record for TD/INT ratio (13.5/1), and had the third-best INT% (0.63%).— Brett Strohsacker (@BStrohEagles) December 30, 2013

  139. 139 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:09 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Nick Foles (27 TDs, 2 INTs) is the only player in NFL history to throw more than 20 touchdowns and two or fewer interceptions in a season.— Brett Strohsacker (@BStrohEagles) December 30, 2013

  140. 140 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:11 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    wow. everyone should check this out. TONS of awesome stats here for Foles, McCoy, Celek, etc. great, great stuff. this has truly been an incredible year.

  141. 141 mtn_green said at 1:22 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Awesome

  142. 142 BC1968 said at 12:10 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    WOO HOO!!!!!!!! Was at Chickie and Pete’s in Drexel Hill, f*ing exploded like being at the linc, hell no, better yet, the Vet, when that int was made at the end! Suck it indeed dallas! Jerry Jones walking out at the end, Priceless! Oh and the Eagles babes at Chickie’s. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I bumped into many of them….by accident of course

  143. 143 Christopher Happel said at 12:11 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    The best game of the season was saved for last. Thank you, Eagles!
    Great, amazing win!!

  144. 144 Ark87 said at 12:11 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    this one feels good. Cowboys gave us everything they had, both of their lines played out of their minds. Orton was playing better than I expected. Officiating felt a bit one way. At Dallas. Hell of a win, giving this one to the Defense tonight.

  145. 145 Michael Jorden said at 12:11 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Never realized it was so difficult to find the original Napoleon Dynamite dance on youtube – trying to post it to Dallas fan friend of mine’s FB page. Can’t believe our Birds made the playoffs in the first year! Next up: Saints!

  146. 146 BlindChow said at 12:25 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    There’s always this, from Foles’ postgame press conference:

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/1594202/napoleon-dynamite-dance-scene-o.gif

  147. 147 Andy124 said at 12:43 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    That was when he was talking about Donnie Jones right?

  148. 148 BlindChow said at 12:45 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Yeah, explaining how the ball goes when kicked by a left-footed punter.

  149. 149 Andy124 said at 12:52 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    you crack me up dude

  150. 150 Michael Jorden said at 7:13 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Thanks! Worked out perfectly LOL

  151. 151 SteveH said at 12:13 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Just scored tickets to the Saints game. Fuck yeah.

  152. 152 aerochrome2 said at 12:20 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Anyone remember if any go on sale via ticketmaster?

  153. 153 SteveH said at 12:35 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Can’t help you there.

  154. 154 ICDogg said at 12:14 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Eagles running backs combined for 464 touches this year and just one lost fumble.— Brett Strohsacker (@BStrohEagles) December 30, 2013

  155. 155 P_P_K said at 12:40 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    That’s incredible.

  156. 156 BlindChow said at 12:44 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    And it wasn’t Bryce Brown.

  157. 157 A_T_G said at 12:47 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    THAT’s incredible.

  158. 158 mtn_green said at 1:15 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Wow just wow. That’s coaching and impressive for a first year coach.

  159. 159 anon said at 1:40 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Play the way you practice! Remember all those ball security drills from the beginning of the season?

  160. 160 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:15 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    regarding ‘play clock-gate’ or whatever.
    the play clock is controlled by the home team, right?
    kind of funny that it happened to Dallas IN DALLAS.

    can you imagine the outrage if this happened to us in this game?
    or worse… if it happened to Dallas in Philly!?!

  161. 161 Gary said at 1:05 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Was thinking the same thing. It’s Dallas’ clock operator that screwed up.

  162. 162 Dragon_Eagle said at 12:17 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Did Shanny get fired yet?

  163. 163 FairOaks said at 12:18 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Not official until tomorrow, but basically yes per reports.

  164. 164 Neill Stark said at 12:21 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    This team is the answer to all of the things I was starting to hate about the Andy Reid’s teams at the end! I love watching this team play, and having Chip as a coach makes me happy!

  165. 165 P_P_K said at 12:39 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Truth.

  166. 166 John Galt said at 12:21 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Dilfer just did a great 2 mins on nick foles on sports center a few mins ago. Tommy you should link it for sure

  167. 167 BlindChow said at 12:22 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I think Dilfer was the one guy who really loved him from before he was drafted.

  168. 168 SteveH said at 12:23 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Dilfer’s like he’s a scrappy career backup type with questionable arm strength, just like me! I LOVE THIS GUY!!!

  169. 169 Matt said at 12:23 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Oh man I’m still riding high! We are from Philadelphia and we FIGHT.

    E-A-G-L-E-S-EAGLES!!!

  170. 170 A_T_G said at 12:29 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    What the hell was with Collinsworth harping on Nick having a tendency to takes his eyes down from downfield when he is pressured? Did he watch anything other than the first Dallas game to prepare for tonight?

  171. 171 BobSmith77 said at 12:31 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Foles did miss some of the check down options who were wide open especially in the 2nd half.

  172. 172 SteveH said at 12:32 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Has nothing to do with whether he took his eyes down.

  173. 173 BobSmith77 said at 12:33 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I think that is what Collingsworth was trying to talk about but it was confusing.

  174. 174 Iskar36 said at 12:32 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I noticed that too, but that’s different from taking his eyes down from downfield.

  175. 175 jshort said at 12:36 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    He needed something to correct for next week.

  176. 176 BlindChow said at 12:43 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Yeah, in his worst games he never checks down. That’s the good thing about it happening now: he tends to improve on these things the following week.

  177. 177 SteveH said at 12:33 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Collinsworth and especially Michaels were horrific tonight. Nothing more needs to be said really.

  178. 178 P_P_K said at 12:35 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    The guys I watched with were saying the same thing. Collinsworthless.

  179. 179 Tumtum said at 12:42 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I sent a text to my buddy after about the 50th time he said that. It simply read “F Collinsworth”

  180. 180 mtn_green said at 1:13 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    With two interceptions all year gotta find something to critique.

  181. 181 Maggie said at 2:09 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Heard that too. How do you “take your eyes down”. Down from where? Where do you put them? How do you pick them up again? Is it anything like having your eyes put out by running with scissors? :~)

  182. 182 fran35 said at 12:33 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Best game I have seen Kendrick play. The dude is a playmaker

  183. 183 SteveH said at 12:34 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Kendricks and Boykin man, those guys are fucking playmakers. Boykin is the hero for the pick at the end but Kendricks was unbelievable tonight. He’s looking more and more like a stud.

  184. 184 P_P_K said at 12:36 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Boykin is a baller and Special K is our best linebacker since Trotter.

  185. 185 SteveH said at 12:37 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    The Boy King and Special K, no defense is truly elite without swaggy nicknames.

  186. 186 Tumtum said at 12:44 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Don’t sleep on Meco either. I don’t think that guy has missed a tackle in his life. Kendricks is on his way to being a star though. He was sooo pivitol.

  187. 187 Iskar36 said at 12:58 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Kendricks was all over the place tonight. Very impressive game.

  188. 188 BobSmith77 said at 12:35 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    After watching this team turn the ball over time and time again the past 2 years (especially when Vick was at QB), it has been really pleasant to see this team on the positive side of the ledger.

    Made all the difference in the world tonight.

  189. 189 SteveH said at 12:35 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    And when we did have the 1 turnover the D bailed us out and kept it to a field goal. So critical.

  190. 190 A_T_G said at 12:37 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Chip mentioned that if you compare the differential in the 10 wins (woohoo) to the differential in the six losses, it is very telling.

  191. 191 BobSmith77 said at 12:40 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    ‘Boys outplayed the Eagles tonight on both sides of the ball. Turnovers just absolutely killed the ‘Boys.

    Even on Boykin’s INT to seal the game, a good throw there on that slant is huge and goes potentially a long way. At least to the Boys 45 and potentially a lot more because there was some open space.

    This really was ‘Escape from Dallas’

  192. 192 SteveH said at 12:42 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Turnovers are part of the whole “outplaying” equation you know, its not like those things happen independent of everything else. If you want to tell me that we lost in the trenches on both sides of the ball I will absolutely agree with you there.

  193. 193 BobSmith77 said at 12:43 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Not really on turnovers especially the ability to force and recover fumbles consistently.

  194. 194 A_T_G said at 12:52 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    That just isn’t true. The two teams played incredibly evenly. Both got some good runs and got stuffed, both got some big passes and third down pickups, both stalled a few times. Turnovers helped us, officiating hurt us, and red zone production won us the game.

  195. 195 BobSmith77 said at 12:58 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Up front on both sides of the ball I thought the Eagles were outplayed and badly in the passing game.

    Boykin made a great INT on that last play but he was beat on that throw too and all Orton had to do was not put the ball behind the WR for a big gain.

  196. 196 TheRogerPodacter said at 9:48 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    the red zone production is what won us the game.
    they got FGs. we got TDs. there is your difference in points.

  197. 197 Andy124 said at 12:43 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    WE BEAT DALLAS!!!!!

  198. 198 jshort said at 12:51 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    We’re 2 1/2 pt dogs at home next week…espn

  199. 199 Andy124 said at 12:53 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    pretty generous, but I may be yeasting the saints.

  200. 200 FairOaks said at 12:54 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I thought we were 2 1/2 point favorites?

  201. 201 Gary said at 12:56 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Yeah we are 2.5 point favorites.

  202. 202 BobSmith77 said at 1:22 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I’d take the Saints especially if that get to 3 or 3.5

  203. 203 Iskar36 said at 12:57 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Yep.

  204. 204 Tumtum said at 2:50 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    We were 2 1/2 dogs tonigt too.

  205. 205 BobSmith77 said at 12:54 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Under-appreciated tonight:

    Fletcher: He was matched up on Austin almost all night long and Austin basically had 1 catch all night long that mattered. Been the most consistent player in this shaky secondary all year with the exception of the Vikings game.

    Barwin: His play on 4th down tonight was huge as was his tackle on Murray to prevent a 1st down in the 4th quarter. Not the most physically-gifted LB but an intelligent player who is fundamentally sound & almost always in the right position. Really come to appreciate watching him.

    Brown: He has been a punching bag of my all year long but he ran hard tonight and with conviction. Even though he had 2 carries tonight they were both important ones including his TD run in the 4th qtr. Wish he wouldn’t try to bounc every run outside of the tackles but he did lower his shoulder tonight & power ahead. Nice to see.

  206. 206 A_T_G said at 1:14 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Agreed, and I would like to submit Nate Allen for the list. He played a solid game, underscored by how often Chung showed up in replays.

  207. 207 BobSmith77 said at 1:20 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Chung was credited with 10 tackles (5 solo) tonight but will get all kinds of grief for missing Bryant on that tackle where Bryant waltzed into the end zone.

    Was Chung really that bad in coverage tonight? I couldn’t tell since I was watching more of the line play.

    I have no idea who the Eagles stop all the weapons the Saints have though on offense especially over the middle of the field especially Graham and Sproles.

    Hopefully get 1-2 errant throws by Brees who is slowed by what is forecast to be very cold temperatures and hold the Saints to a few red zone FGs like tonight.

  208. 208 anon said at 1:36 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Eagles can take a page from Jets. Pass rush and stop the run. Boykin / Kendricks on Graham will be interesting.

  209. 209 D3FB said at 2:06 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    I think we could see Barwin shadow him a bit and use his length to force the window on seam routes (over Barwins arms under the safety) to be even smaller for Brees.

  210. 210 BobSmith77 said at 1:04 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Does anyone have that close-up shot of Orton on the sideline at the very end of the game when he looked like he found out that there really is no Santa Claus?

  211. 211 mtn_green said at 1:28 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Santa was qb2 for cowboys.

  212. 212 BlindChow said at 1:20 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    The tackling was great tonight, except for that one Chung play. I hope Wolff is back for the Saints.

  213. 213 mtn_green said at 1:31 AM on December 30th, 2013:

    Big balls Kelly thinking, “if we can’t get half a yard we don’t deserve to win” the players must love that attitude and trust from the HC.