The Philadelphia Eagles finish their regular season with an embarrassing loss to the Dallas Cowboys, 24-0. At stake for the Eagles was the number two seed, a potential home game, the East Division title, and pride. The loss in this case was a huge disappointment due to what appeared as a total breakdown on all sides of the ball and in coaching. It shook fans, as this is not what we expected, nor wanted, from a dominant team entering the playoffs, and now instilled quite a bit of doubt approaching our first playoff game, against the Dallas Cowboys. Jason from Bleeding Green Nation joins Todd and Chuck this week for all the fun talk.
What we discussed:
Eagles fall apart and lose to the Dallas Cowboys, 24-0
Donovan McNabb’s play was awful this week
We break down the many ways we lost
What happened to coaching?
We play against the Cowboys this week and hope all aspects of the team are prepared
Emails from Dennis in Gettysburg, and Reverand Jim in Australia
Todd is all about the conspiracy theories this week
Eagles GM Tom Heckert interviewing (again) with other teams
The Philadelphia Eagles had a big week, winning their sixth straight game by defeating the Denver Broncos in Philly, welcoming back Brian Dawkins and Correll Buckhalter, and seeing six of their players make it to the Pro Bowl. But what is bigger than this week is what they have coming up next… the Dallas Cowboys, the NFC East, and a first-round BYE in the playoffs. We do our best to break it all down from the fans’ point of view, and hear from other fans in the process as the 2009 NFL regular season comes to a close in the Eagles biggest game of the season. Hold on tight, everyone, our playoffs start this week in Dallas!
What we discussed:
Eagles beat the Denver Broncos, 30-27, and have won their last six games
Eric reads an email from AussieMike from November, who mentioned that if the Eagles went 12-4 on the season, he would walk bare-assed down Bourke Street
Eric talks about how Lincoln Financial Field received Brian Dawkins back home
We talk about Jamaal Jackson’s season-ending injury, and what it means to this Offense
The Philadelphia Eagles come up short in a big way and lose to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship. After a dismal first half where the Cardinals put up 24 points to the Eagles six, they fight back, scoring 19 unanswered points in the second half and actually take the lead in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately that appeared to be all that was left in the tank, and Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner led his team down the field and scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion to lead 32-25 with just under three minutes to go. The Eagles Offense sputtered and died on the Cardinals side of the field, as well as their chances at another Super Bowl shot.
What we discussed:
Eagles lose the NFC Championship game, and are now 1-4 in that game under Andy Reid
Chuck calls for Reid to leave
Eric calls out Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins for having horrendous games
Todd, like all of us, is heartbroken, calls McNabb a great player, but he’s not a champion
All aspects of the team were flat in the first half
Kicker David Akers was off with a missed field goal, missed extra point and a kickoff out of bounds
The Defense tackling game was one of the worst we have seen this season
Email from Alex (first of two halves from Alex)
Email from Hollis
Thanks to Aussie Mike for the AFL official football he sent us!
Thanks to Nidice for letting us use his song, Eagles Game Face ’08 last week
Email from Dennis
Email from Philip
Email from Aussie Steve
Eric and Chuck were interviewed by Rebecca Roberts from NPR at McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Center City Philadelphia. It aired this past Saturday evening on the show All Things Considered. You can hear it at this link. On the right side, scroll down to “Sports – Eagles Fan Explains Reputation for Pessimism”.
Our Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants in a classic smash mouth football game up in the swamps of Jersey. The Eagles now move on to the NFC Championship game! The Arizona Cardinals beat the Carolina Panthers, and now host the Eagles in warm Arizona this Sunday. Eagles players, coaches and fans are riding high after this latest victory, and confidence has become high. We talk about all aspects of the Giants game, the upcoming Cardinals game, and everything in between. We’re definitely enjoying this run, and our listeners chime in big this week. Plus we were sent the song Eagles Game Face ’08 by Nidice, and I had to play it on the show… time to get pumped up Eagles Fans!! We’re in the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP! One Team, One City, One Dream… I believe.
What we discussed:
We are in the NFC Championship!
Eagles beat the New York Giants 23-11 to advance in the playoffs
We focus on the Arizona Cardinals next
Game plan? Blitz Kurt Warner
Yes, Joe Buck is a miserable tool
Chuck eats some crow on his vocal opinions of Andy Reid
Brian Westbrook’s helped the Offense despite getting stopped so often, the Giants D allowed other Eagles weapons to strike
Email from Travis, who talks about moving on in the playoffs
Email from Phil, who is psyched on all aspects of this team and where they are now
The confidence of the team both on Offense and Defense is carrying them through these games
Email from Nils in Denmark, who talks about the NFL there, visiting the States for games, and challenges Eric
Email from Kurt in Pennsylvania, who sums up his emotional investment in the Eagles team
Email from Craig in upstate New York, who gives props to Jason Avant for his play
Brent Celek, Jason Avant, DeSean Jackson and others have outperformed our expectations for this year
Email from Mark in Nebraska, who praises the Eagles D for the 4th Down stops, and gives props to Broderick Bunkley and Husker Stewart Bradley
Eric and Chuck were interviewed by Rebecca Roberts from NPR today about being Eagles fans. It was a good time, and it will air, we believe, Saturday evening. We’ll give out the details of where you can hear it or access it online, once we know for sure.
We end the show with a great song that was sent to us by Nidice, performing Eagles Game Face ’08. You can find him over at http://myspace.com/nidice Thanks so much! It’s awesome!!
Also a big thanks to Alex, Dennis, AussieSteve, AussieEagle, AussieMike, Karen and Holden. I wasn’t able to get to your emails tonight, and I do apologize. We just had a ton on our plate, but keep it up, you all rock!
These articles came in from Karen, originally from Pennsylvania, who is now living and working in Australia. Karen saw the first article in the Australian newspaper, Herald Sun, and she was kind enough to scan it in and send them to us. They are about Eagles punter Sav Rocca, and a bit of the hype going on back in his home country. We can definitely attest to the hype on this end, and can see that they are excited Down Under to have one of their own on an NFL team surging towards the Super Bowl.
Just click on the articles to see the full scans. We don’t get to see this kind of thing up here, so thank you very much Karen!
By the way, just as a reminder, we won’t be recording our latest show until tomorrow night, Wednesday. Sorry for the delay, but we just couldn’t schedule things for tonight.