Saints' Last-Second Field Goal Sinks Philadelphia Eagles, And The Grades Are InA last-second field goal by Shayne Graham brought an end to the first season of the Chip Kelly era as the Saints left Philadelphia with a 26-24 victory in the NFC Wild Card playoff. The time for season-long evaluations will come over the coming week, but for now let’s take a quick look at how the Eagles performed in this game.
Philadelphia Eagles In Mostly Good Health Heading Into postseasonThe Philadelphia Eagles will need their defensive secondary to be on their toes this weekend with Drew Brees leading the New Orleans Saints in to town with a monster of a passing offense. Fortunately for the Eagles, the defensive backfield is getting healthier in time for the playoffs.
Philadelphia Eagles Prepare To Face Drew BreesDrew Brees can be patient behind a steady offensive line. The Eagles struggled to bring a pass rush on Kyle Orton many times on Sunday night, so look for the defensive line to try and correct that this week against New Orleans. Easier said than done of course.
Packers Hope To Avoid Deja Vu Against NinersThe Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.
Belichick A Possible Candidate For NFL Coach Of The YearThe 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick's coaching career.
Eagles Prepare For Saints Wild Card BattleDrew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.
Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston The Slam Dunk, Five Others Playing For SecondThe Heisman Trophy will be presented Saturday evening in New York City. Winston’s name should be at the top of the list as college football’s most impressive player from the start of the season through the championship games. Everything else after that is purely a guess.
College Football Spotlight: Ohio State Is Going To Pasadena, But For Which Game?It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
San Diego Needs Fast Start Against Houston To Pave Way For Successful SeasonThe San Diego Chargers are coming off of one of their worst-played seasons in a long time, and they have hopes that 2013 is going to be different. Sadly, it probably won't start out any better than last year because they just don't have the talent to keep up with the Houston Texans.