• July 1, 2022

Eagles Home Losing Streak Finally Comes To An End

ChipKelly1All bad things must come to an end as well. The Philadelphia Eagles ended the 10 game home losing streak; 413 days but felt even longer than that. A defensive effort that was good, it would have been great but it got a little too close for my liking in the fourth quarter.

For the majority of the day we frustrated RG3, hitting him every which way. The front seven continued to show the ability to not only sack the quarterback, but slowing down the big and powerful running style of Alfred Morris. Yes the defense is what comes to mind first with the second go around versus the Washington Redskins.

The offense did a fine job in their own right, adding to their league leading total of plays more than twenty yards. Once again Kelly showed different player alignments we have not seen this season. Chip is showing that he is obviously attacking other teams not with a set game-plan, but with a mindset to simply “win.” McCoy for the second time this season went down with a leg injury and I felt he was lost for the season. As he did in the game week 3 versus the Chiefs, a quick check-up in the locker room and then finds his way into the end-zone. McCoy was impressive both with the ground attack and catching the ball out of the backfield and out in the flat.

Once again Kelly showed different player alignments we have not seen this season. Chip is showing that he is obviously attacking other teams not with a set game-plan, but with a mindset to simply “win.”

If I could ask Chip has to focus on something in the bye week it would be to get someone with 20-20 vision to take over the role of whether to challenge a play. It’s getting out of hand these obvious missed calls.
So we head into the bye week at 6-5, first place, and the questions of what this team is, could be and will be remain circling in the minds of fans. This current Eagles team is starting to really gel, and you look at the division and remaining games on the schedule and you can sense the playoffs being a reality.

It’s really only the beginning to this season. I see Chip and company doing a lot of reflecting and planning for the remainder of the season during this bye week.

I see Chip finding some ways to better manage the Eagles once their high-temp offense gets a lead and they have to adjust their playing style for a significant amount of playing time. I see Foles building better chemistry with guys like Brad Smith. Zach Ertz and James Casey who I expect to contribute a great deal throughout the remaining of the season.

I’m all smiles heading into my Monday. To think about where we were at a year ago with this team and how awful that feeling was, this is a great time to be an Eagles fan.

I want to hear you Eagles fans. I want to rejoice this win with you. Let your thoughts and feelings be heard.

Jeff Kolsky

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14 Comments

  • Wait…. what?

    Two weeks ago you wanted the Eagles to tank and lose as many games as possible this season. Now you want us to rejoice in victory with you?

    Two weeks ago you “questioned our football IQ” as fellow Eagles fans thinking the franchise QB was on the team… now you are “all smiles heading into your Monday” because Foles is “building chemistry” and the team is “starting to gel”.

    http://18.208.40.39/2013/11/01/beneficial-eagles-lose/

    This is exactly why people look stupid to suggest any team tank. Stupid at the time, and even more so in hindsight.

  • What can a guy say. It is only gonna get better. The offence looks calm, collected and in control all of the time. The D is beginning to be intimidating. A pick to end the game. What icing on the cake. By the way we m too. Lastly, Foles would not have made that pick/throw. Skins…our QB is better than yours, and get creative and change your name for goodness sake!

  • A great Team Win, thought it got a little to close there after Eagłes/Kelky got a little too conservative in the 4th Quarter and then 2 big plays and the Skins were right in it ..
    Special Teams are playing really well as of late
    An unsung Player has been Punter Donnie Jones who has been booming them and placing inside the 20’s with consistency that the Eagłes haven’t had in a while.. Even place kicker Henery appears to have his confidence back
    Games Balls go out to McCoy, Foles and on Defense to Barwin, Cole,Cox, Logan, Thornton & Boykin..
    On a side note, I hope the Linc’s Turf holds up,
    I saw 2-3 Pkayers lose their footing that could have been TD’s if not tripping over themselves/turf
    McCoy, Bryce Brown and TE Ertz all appeared to trip going towards the end-zone. Bigger/deeper cleats perhaps could fix this..

    • Turf always going to be awful because Temple plays their games at the Linc too. As long as that continues, the field is going be in rough shape.

  • Great win, but damn did Griffin help the birds out

    The opening drive could have been a game changer, the redskins tight end was wide open and Griffin missed terribly

    That last throw was a gift, he just chucked it and never looked.

    With that running back if the skins had a quarterback the eagles would have been in for a real struggle the entire game

    Eagles are better team than the skins, especially at qb

  • Mother fucking 1st place eagles!!!!!

    IMO chip made the right call shutting it down in the 3rd the way the d was playing BUT when you have a beast at qb you have to trust him and keep the foot on the gas. He protects the ball and makes great decisions trust him to close it out.

  • We all need to quit nitpicking here. Couple of bad plays by the defense after stellar play let the skins back in. A divisional win to end the streak and a sweep of the Skins. Can’t find anything to complain about.

  • I hate to speculate and jinx the Eagles but I think the Minnesota game is a win. Meaning one win out of the other 4 means an 8-8 record which might be good enough for division.

    • i will be there. I am SOOOOO pumped. I only get to Philly games when they play out here (i moved to MN in 2003) last game I was at in philly was the Panthers-Eagles NFC title game. ugh…… I flew home for that mess.

      • Stevo will be must read expert in week 15 with all the good facts

        • yup- although..,.. i must confess… when ASAM picked the ball off and took it to the house in the playoffs…. i was in the jon.. i know i know…. might be the biggest slip up of a real fan… I just simply could not wait.

  • You gotta go ,you gotta go Steve ..hope you washed your hands ….

  • Wait…. what?

    Two weeks ago you wanted the Eagles to tank and lose as many games as possible this season. Now you want us to rejoice in victory with you?

    Two weeks ago you “questioned our football IQ” as fellow Eagles fans thinking the franchise QB was on the team… now you are “all smiles heading into your Monday” because Foles is “building chemistry” and the team is “starting to gel”.

    gcobb com/2013/11/01/beneficial-eagles-lose/

    This is exactly why people look stupid to suggest any team tank. Stupid at the time, and even more so in hindsight.

  • I thought we played a heckuva game. A complete team win, along with the the eagles fan we basically smashed the redskins. outside of trent cole getting beat in coverage the game was pretty much one-sided. all u fake pessimistic fans need to move to dallas…LBVS!!!!!

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