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Home Field Advantage – EaglesFanCast 230

Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Oakland Raiders in an ugly game in a cold Philly. Eagles clinch the number one seed in the NFC with the win and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

So how do we feel? Anything but jubilant. We feel cautious, nervous, scared, irritated, and, well, pessimistic.

The Defense, while essentially winning the game, allowed big plays and executed poor tackling at times. And on Offense? Nick Foles was not the same player that he was the week before against the Giants. He got into trouble where he didn’t need to be, and was inaccurate on passes way more often than we would have liked.

As such, there is a real concern about the playoffs. Can Foles read and deal with the pressure of better Defenses? Can quality quarterbacks shred our Defense?

Many more questions than we are comfortable with for a 13-2 team with home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Well one more game of the regular season is in front of us, the Dallas Cowboys. This game means nothing. But Foles needs more chemistry and familiarity with his receivers, tight ends, and backs. Will be interesting to see what the coaches decide.

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Giants, Playoffs, and Pro Bowl – EaglesFanCast 229

Ladies and gentlemen, the Philadelphia Eagles have clinched a first round BYE, and get to host the Divisional round! That was the good news of the win over the New York Giants. The bad news is the Eagles Defense allowed almost 500 yards from Eli Manning and the Giants Offense, considered one of the worst Offenses in the league.

There is concern, and the rest of the league’s analysts see a big concern. We see more of a Defense that was on its third road game, coming off two tough opponents in the Seahawks and Rams. We do expect the players and coaches to recover back to the very strong level they were weeks ago.

At this point, if the Eagles win one of their last two games, and the Vikings lose one game, the Birds have home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Todd throws out the comparison of stats between Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. Amazing how close these two guys are. Quarterback controversy? LOL

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A Perfect Foles – EaglesFanCast 155

EaglesFanCast PodcastThe Philadelphia Eagles travel to the left coast and into hostile territory where they battle the Oakland Raiders.  The game had the making of disaster for the Eagles and the Offense.  So many questions before the game, especially revolving around the backup quarterback to starting quarterback flipflop because starter Mike Vick is still nursing his hamstring injury.  Backup Nick Foles was out with a concussion last week, sustained the previous week when he put up a horrendous display at home against the Cowboys.  Many wondered how he would bounce back after that huge disappointment, or if he would bounce at all.  Questions also hovered around the Eagles Defense, and whether it would continue to keep up the impressive showing and allowing few points again another week.

All questions were answered with exclamation marks at the ends when Nick Foles ties an NFL record, throwing seven touchdown passes in the game, throwing for over 400 yards, no interceptions, and only six incompletions (one less than he had TD’s).  Foles threw those TD’s to Desean Jackson, three to Riley Cooper, Zack Ertz, Brent Celek, and Lesean McCoy… wide receivers, tight ends, and running back.  Foles has weapons, all going to a win of 49-20.  The Eagles Defense kept the Raiders to only 13 points through the first three quarters, and only allowed the last touchdown with less than a minute left, also known as “junk time.”

It was more than an impressive outing by the Eagles, and a fun game to watch.  This week the Eagles travel to Green Bay, who surprisingly are playing without the injured Aaron Rodgers.  Should be interesting.

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Offense None – EaglesFanCast 154

EaglesFanCast PodcastTen straight home losses for the Philadelphia Eagles, as they lose to the New York Giants, and scoring no Offensive touchdowns in two straight games.  Quarterback Michael Vick, making his return start from a hamstring injury struggled and did not look confident, then left the game re-injuring his hamstring.  We discuss how this might be the last time we see Vick lead the Offense this season, or ever in Eagle Green.

A bright spot in the game was the improving play of the Defense.  Yes, we know that it was against a horrible Giants Offense, but Defensive Coordinator Bill Davis is making the talent his has work, and has been a relative bright spot the past few weeks.  We also talk about how Eagles fans are reacting with emotion regarding head coach Chip Kelly, with many on social media and calling the sports talk stations calling for Chip’s firing.  It is way too early for something like that, and everyone needs to give all of this time.  The Eagles organization is showing it has the future in mind, with the Eagles getting a couple of Draft picks from the New England Patriots in a trade for Eagles Defensive Tackle Isaac Sopoaga.  We need to be patient.  The Eagles are where we expected them to be before the season started.  What we didn’t expect is the flashes of brilliance that stoked the fires of hope.  And right now Philadelphia is in desperate need of hope on the sports front.

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EaglesFanCast 69 – A Giant Win

The Philadelphia Eagles bounce back from two disappointing showings to trounce the New York Giants 40-17 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.  The Eagles jumped out early, executed a very effective Offense, harassed the Giants weapons, and never looked back as they soared to the top of the NFC East.  We break down what we saw, and listen to other fans talk in emails and a voicemail.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles win by 23 over the Giants and move to the top of the NFC East
  • It was complete domination from the beginning of the game
  • The Offense ran the ball a lot more, despite not having RB Brian Westbrook in the lineup
  • Voicemail from Brian in Panama City, FL
  • Coaching, QB Donovan McNabb, playcalling… everything was ready for this Giants team
  • The Dallas Cowboys are coming to town and it cannot be a bigger game at this point in the season
  • Email from Aussie Mike
  • Email from Alex
  • Are we a new team, or do we still have the remnants of the Raiders game to worry about?
  • Email from Dennis in Gettysburg, PA
  • We talk about Green Fans: the Movie which will be coming out this month. Check it out at http://GreenFansthemovie.com and we hope to have one of the creators on our show in two weeks!

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