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A 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.
The 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.
Drew 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.
The 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.
The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.
Drew 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.
The 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.
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.
The 2013 NFL season is only one week old, and there are already lots of new happenings and some things that seem to never change. One old Giant could land back in the blue of New York. Super Bowl suite prices are far too high. And one Lion is looking familiar troubles in the face already.
After a heart-breaking 31-28 loss to the Houston Texans Monday evening in the season opener, the San Diego Chargers turn their attention to the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday for a short-week matchup.
The first week of the NFL season often brings forth a lot of info about how the rest of the year could go. It shines the light on those that look like contenders and focuses on those that are pretenders. Week one also brings about injuries that could really hurt a team for the rest of the season.
Even though the start of the 2013 NFL season is supposed to be about good times, excitement and thrills; there is still a lot of controversy at the base of everything. That includes spilling a lot of secrets and being in the wrong places at the wrong times.
Coming off of a 1-3 preseason, the San Diego Chargers look to kick off the 2013 season in fine form, hosting the Houston Texans in the second Monday night game September 9. Coach Mike McCoy sets out to turn around a program that hasn’t been to the postseason in three seasons.
The Chargers knew how to start the 2012 season and how to end it, but they decided to take a long lunch for the entire middle portion of it.
Norv Turner predicts his own exit from San Diego as the Chargers finish the season with a win.