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Chip Kelly 2-point conversion GIFs!

Monday, September 23, 2013, 6:27 PM
The "Swinging Gate" formation in Philadelphia is 0 for 1 in the Chip Kelly era. Kelly's first attempt failed because of poor execution, as opposed to a poor play design, but failed nevertheless. At Oregon, Kelly attempted a total of 23 2-point conversions, 16 of which were out of an unconventional... Read more

NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Week 3

Monday, September 23, 2013, 9:55 AM
The 2013 season is already weird in the NFC. The six NFC playoff teams of a year ago have a combined record of 6-12, and only one team (the Seahawks) has a winning record. Meanwhile, the once mighty NFC East is now a laughingstock, as the division has a combined record of 3-9, with two of those wins... Read more

Grocery shopping: 5 college players to watch today who could be Eagles draft targets

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:09 AM
The comment section of this weekly feature took a strange turn when a number of people didn't like that the focus had shifted to the draft after just one Eagles game had been played. Perhaps I didn't position the idea of this series properly. The NFL Draft has become enormously popular, and the bulk... Read more

Film breakdown: Chip Kelly's failed 'swinging gate' 2-point conversion was a bad execution, not bad play calling

Friday, September 20, 2013, 11:43 AM
In the 1st quarter of the Eagles-Chiefs game, we got to see the first glimpse of Chip Kelly's "swinging gate" formation. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, the great Oregon website FishDuck.com explains: It failed, and the Eagles were left with a 10-6 deficit instead... Read more

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Chiefs game

Friday, September 20, 2013, 9:08 AM
The "House of Horrors" Award: Lincoln Financial Field The Eagles have not won a home game since Week 4 against the Giants last season. That would be 8 consecutive home losses. Durng that span, the Eagles are 2-5 on the road, which is better. The "How is Chad Hall Still in the League?" Award: Andy Reid... Read more

Video: Eagles drop Andy Reid's return

Friday, September 20, 2013, 3:27 AM
Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski and CineSport's Noah Coslov report from Lincoln Financial Field following the Eagles' 26-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Andy Reid's first trip back to Philadelphia. Read more

LeSean McCoy returns to sideline from locker room after injuring right leg

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:19 PM
If the first half of football against the Chiefs wasn't ugly enough, the Eagles also lost LeSean McCoy to a right leg injury. After being tackled late in the 2nd quarter, both Eagles and Chiefs players looked on as McCoy lay on the field in pain while he was being looked at by trainers. He walked... Read more

Week 3 NFL picks

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:09 AM
Chiefs at Eagles Andy Reid is getting a lot of kudos for his 2-0 start in Kansas City, and deservedly so. However, they've done it with their defense. For the most part, the offense has sputtered. Some Chiefs offensive stats: - 26th ranked offense (yards), at 302.5 per game. - 23rd in... Read more

NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Week 2

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 8:13 AM
With another week in the books, the overall picture in the NFC is starting to become more clear. Let's just get right to the hierarchy, with a familiar Eagles rival now manning the low spot on the totem pole. 16) Redskins If you take away the Redskins' garbage gift fumble return TD Week 1, the... Read more

Eagles chat with Jimmy Kempski

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1:35 AM
Join philly.com's Jimmy Kempski as he takes your Eagles questions in a live chat, beginning Thursday at noon. On a mobile device? Click HERE to follow along and ask questions. Read more
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