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  1. Origins: How the Eagles came to draft Nick Foles

    Dec 8, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    There are two really great stories going around about how the Philadelphia Eagles came to select Nick Foles, quarterback from the University of Arizona, with the 88th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and both manage to cover the pick from different angles. The first is Jeff McLane’s in Saturday’s edition of the Philadelphia…

  2. Photo Essay: Patrick Chung wreaking havoc on defense… his own defense

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Rookie safety Earl Wolff has been ruled out for the Philadelphia Eagles for the third consecutive week, which means Patrick Chung is in line for another start. Chung hates the Eagles. At least it seems like Chung—or Captain Friendly Fire—hates the Eagles. He’s certainly inflicted more punishment on his own teammates in the last two…

  3. Donnie Jones the 12th man for Eagles defense, Nick Foles the 13th

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second game in a row on Wednesday, which is no surprise. His seven punts downed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line in the 24-21 win over Arizona was one shy of the NFL record. It’s not very difficult to…

  4. Is Nate Allen good now, part of the Eagles’ future beyond this season?

    Dec 3, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

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    One of the more incredible developments this season has been the emergence of the Eagles’ bend-don’t-break defense, which has now made it eight straight games holding opponents to 21 points or less. It’s quite the reversal from a year ago, when the Birds’ D did not allow fewer than 21 over their final 11. What’s…

  5. Video: Chip Kelly says Nick Foles is Eagles QB for ‘next 1,000 years’

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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    With a hard-fought win over a tough Arizona Cardinals squad, Nick Foles’ record improved to 5-1 this season. He’s now thrown 19 touchdowns to his zero interceptions. So are the Eagles any closer to naming the 24-year-old their franchise quarterback of the future? You bet. One week after officially naming Foles the starter, Chip Kelly…

  6. Cardinals hold, Eagles hold on to fourth-straight victory

    Dec 1, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

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    After setting a franchise record for most consecutive attempts without an interception, Nick Foles finally made a bad decision—horrendous, in fact. While nursing a three-point lead with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles floated a pass into the middle of the field, a desperation play made under…

  7. Hey, you can vote for Nick Foles in the Pro Bowl now

    Nov 30, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Last week, we examined which Philadelphia Eagles might be deserving of a trip to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl this season, but lamented the fact that Nick Foles was not on the ballot. Well, now he is the team’s Twitter feed revealed on Saturday. Guess who’s finally on the 2014 Pro Bowl ballot … VOTE:…

  8. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians: read-option a ‘great college offense’

    Nov 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    At this point in the year, the Eagles’ offense is firmly entrenched as one of the better units in the NFL by almost any measure. They’re fourth in yards per game, ninth in points. They have the NFL’s leading rusher in LeSean McCoy, the wide receiver with the most catches over 20 yards in DeSean…

  9. How many and which NFL starting QBs would you take over Foles right now?

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    A few days back, a long-time reader posed an interesting question on Twitter. To summarize, how many NFL quarterbacks would you rather have over Nick Foles right now? Seems like an appropriate question now that he’s officially been named the Eagles’ starter. It’s difficult to answer, too. Foles still only has 11 starts under his…

  10. Eagles hosting the suddenly playoff-minded Arizona Cardinals on Sunday

    Nov 26, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    One of the great things about pro football in my humble opinion is how quickly a franchise can go from first-overall pick territory to world champion. It can take years to turn around a floundering Major League baseball team, and it’s damn near impossible to do in the NBA until the organization trips over a…

  11. Michael Vick reacts to Nick Foles being named Eagles starting QB

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    It can’t be stressed enough how impressive Michael Vick’s handling of the entire Nick Foles situation has been. We’ve seen so many veteran quarterbacks become indignant when a kid comes in and takes their job, and I know based on the comments fans have made in the past 11 months that many expected Vick to…

  12. Are the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles contenders?

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Few people expected the Eagles to be in the thick of the playoff race heading into December, much less tied for first place in the NFC East. Chip Kelly’s inaugural season as head coach was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Instead, excitement mounts as Philadelphia makes its push for the postseason. After the Birds…

  13. Worst kept secret: Chip Kelly names Nick Foles Eagles starting QB

    Nov 26, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

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    How obvious was it that Nick Foles would remain the Eagles’ starting quarterback for the rest of the season? Even Michael Vick thought it would be crazy to pull the second-year passer now. Chip Kelly would not confirm Foles would be the Birds’ signal-caller when Vick returned from a hamstring injury however—until Tuesday that is.…

  14. Shawn Andrews: Donovan McNabb was degrading, spread rumors

    Nov 20, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Former All-Pro offensive lineman Shawn Andrews was back in the news a couple weeks ago claiming he was bullied by Donovan McNabb while a member of the Eagles. Andrews declined to get too deep into specifics at the time, but he assured us McNabb rolled his eyes a few times. What Andrews wouldn’t tell Mike…

  15. Which Eagles belong in the Pro Bowl?

    Nov 19, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Upon finishing up practice on Tuesday, the Eagles were officially on vacation until next week. That means come Sunday you’ll finally have time to rake the leaves, have dinner with your in-laws, or worse, fill out Pro Bowl ballots at NFL.com. The Pro Bowl has long been a punch line in NFL circles. Playing at…

  16. RG3: Eagles defense ‘knew what was coming’

    Nov 18, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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    We get so caught up talking about the quarterback sometimes, it’s easy to gloss over the job the Eagles’ defense has done this season. They’ve now gone seven consecutive games without allowing an opposing offense to score 21 or more points in a game, and nine of 11 this season. The rankings still have Philadelphia…

  17. Foles: ‘Guys go to work knowing that we haven’t arrived—you never arrive.’

    Nov 17, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    What’s the secret to Nick Foles’ success this season? It’s quite simple, really. He just goes to work every day and tries to improve at his craft—that, and he channels the likes of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Foles said it, not me. Upon leading the Eagles to a third-straight victory…

  18. Eagles finally win at home, move into first place in the NFC East

    Nov 17, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    412 days had passed since the Eagles last won at Lincoln Financial Field—10 games and over a full calendar year. The Birds finally gave the home crowd a reason to cheer on Sunday though, their 24-16 victory over Washington ending the losing streak and catapulting Philadelphia into first place in the NFC East. The Eagles’…

  19. Gameday: Eagles without three starters on defense versus Washington

    Nov 17, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Big game for the Birds today. Huge game in fact. A win would give Philadelphia a half-game lead over idle Dallas in the NFC East standings. A loss will drop the Eagles to 5-6—2-3 in the division—muddying their path to the playoffs. If the Eagles are going to extend their winning streak to three games,…

  20. Could Michael Vick remain in Philly beyond 2013—as a backup?

    Nov 13, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Suppose Nick Foles plays well enough over the final six games in 2013 that the Eagles aren’t pigeonholed into drafting another quarterback. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t, but it’s not automatically the top priority going in. Between Foles and Matt Barkley, Philadelphia has two quarterbacks under contract for next season. Most teams carry three,…

  21. How does WR/KR Brad Smith fit in with the Eagles?

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Not many street free agents come along in November with a body of work in the NFL like Brad Smith. The Eagles signed the veteran wide receiver/kick returner/Swiss Army knife on Tuesday morning, a move that could potentially have implications all over the roster. Now in his eighth season, Smith has been a cog in…

  22. Video: Chip Kelly names Reuben Frank starting quarterback

    Nov 11, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Bless an NFL beat reporters’ heart, for asking a head coach to reveal even the simplest piece of information—like who is the starting quarterback—can be more challenging than sneaking into Fort Knox. No, Chip Kelly isn’t ready to name Nick Foles the starter right now, no matter how many different ways it’s asked. And beware,…

  23. Breaking down the Eagles’ dominant finish in Green Bay

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

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    When was the last time we saw the Eagles simply overpower an opponent the way they did the Packers in the fourth quarter on Sunday? There are a ton of things to like about the Birds right now. Nick Foles can’t seem to make a mistake. LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson are about to reach…

  24. Eagles surpass last season’s win total 10 games into 2013

    Nov 10, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

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    The Eagles might be a year or two away from contending for a championship—they don’t even know who their franchise quarterback is (or do they?)—but at least one thing is now certain. This year’s team is officially better than the 2012 iteration. After finishing 4-12 in Andy Reid’s final season as head coach, Philadelphia has…

  25. Eagles look to get back to .500 against the Packers at Lambeau

    Nov 10, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    All eyes will be on Nick Foles this week to see if the second-year passer can string together two quality games in a row, but the game’s outcome has more far-reaching implications for the Philadelphia than the future under center. With a win over the Packers, the Eagles can improve their record to 5-5 and…