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Bears deal crippling blow to Philly’s playoff hopes

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It only took two straight wins by the Eagles, including one with major style points against the Cowboys, for everyone to jump back on Philadelphia’s bandwagon.

Get ready for everyone to jump back off.

We’re guessing that “Are the Eagles the favorites in the NFC East?” won’t be a theme of talk shows this week. Reality might set in about this Philadelphia team following Monday night’s 30-24 loss to the Bears.

The reality is that the Bears are a better team.  Chicago is one of nine teams ahead of the Eagles in the NFC playoff race. 7 of those teams are at least two games ahead of Philadelphia.  The Giants lead Philly in the NFC East by three games.

For the Eagles to make the playoffs this year, they will need to pass teams in the standings like the Bears, Falcons, and Lions. Philly will have to win seven of their last eight games just for a chance.  Their margin for error is essentially gone, but their propensity for errors remains.

DeSean Jackson dropped passes and fumbled a punt return.  The run defense was gashed for 164 yards on the ground. Michael Vick threw a costly interception in the first half.

Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie both struggled all night, while Philly’s usually strong pass rush didn’t touch Jay Cutler.

Consider that the Eagles recovered two fumbles from Matt Forte Monday night, and returned one for a score. And yet they still lost their fourth game of the year where they entered the fourth quarter with a lead.

The Bears, not the Eagles, looked like the team that was steadily improving on the way to a possible Wild Card berth. Cutler has played well for a month, often making something out nothing.  The offensive line has come together.

The return of slot receiver Earl Bennett greatly helped the passing game, and Forte had another huge game (150 yards from scrimmage) except the fumbles.

Chicago’s defense flew to the ball and they didn’t give up big plays. Lance Briggs had a terrific night and helped make Vick work for everything.

The Eagles have played five teams this year with a winning record.  They have lost to all all five of them.

In the business, we call that “a trend.”

It’s not a trend of a team that looks ready to rip off a long winning streak, no matter how many style points they score.

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124 Responses to “Bears deal crippling blow to Philly’s playoff hopes”
  1. eaglessuperfan says: Nov 8, 2011 12:34 AM

    Toast

  2. geeeeemen says: Nov 8, 2011 12:36 AM

    FACT: If the Giants win only their divisional games for the rest of the season, they will win the NFC East. Who cares about the tough remaining schedule? They can still lose to SF NO GB NYJ.

  3. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Nov 8, 2011 12:37 AM

    Dream Team ©

  4. burkem325 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:38 AM

    Because our Ditka is bigger than YOUR Ditka!

  5. babyjebus says: Nov 8, 2011 12:39 AM

    Maybe that Ryan fella should call Lovie and ask how to contain Mike Vick . . . cuz he is winless against Chicago in his career.

  6. goawayeverybody says: Nov 8, 2011 12:39 AM

    Ha ha ha this is all karma. Michael Vick drowned and electrocuted dogs, but boy can he throw that football! Looks like Eagles fans will be contemplating what to watch on TV during the playoffs because it sure won’t be their favorite football team.

  7. toonsterwu says: Nov 8, 2011 12:41 AM

    The commentators, rightfully so, praised Lance Louis tonight, at least, the parts of the game I caught, and considering he hadn’t gotten that many reps at tackle before moving there, it’s deserved praise. That said, I don’t think J’Marcus Webb’s name was called much today … and that’s a very good thing. He still needs help, but it looks like he’s getting better with his feet and setting things up. The Bears OL wasn’t bad talent wise – the issue was always whether or not they could find a LT to stabilize things, as the other positions are capable to solid.

    That said, some praise has to go to Martz. The offense still has some idiotic issues in regards to getting personnel in, but Martz is coaching to his talent without ditching his system completely. This is an odd mix of a West Coast offense, moving Cutler around, and Martz’s deep drop dig/Coryell attacks, and it’s working because of Matt Forte excelling.

    Perhaps the most interesting development has been the defense. They are flying around, and the no-name DT’s are doing a good job. Can they continue this? If so, and if a Corey Wootton gets healthy, the DL looks really solid.

  8. woodyg says: Nov 8, 2011 12:41 AM

    Not a huge surprise ….. East coast teams are always over-rated ….. That East Coast Media relys too much on hype instead of reality ….. As a result, east coast teams usually disappoint ….. Anyone here in the Midwest knows this to be true ……

  9. coolj23 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:43 AM

    @geeeeeman keep dreaming dude!!!

  10. eaglesandflyers says: Nov 8, 2011 12:43 AM

    Got outplayed.

  11. mynameiscoopermanning says: Nov 8, 2011 12:44 AM

    1 billion dollar contract to the GLASS man…1 billion dollars to Nmandi aka the prince of pass interference aka Capt cant tackle…

    I got an idea…ALL that money you spent in the FA, on vick and all the Dream team ads…consolidate that all into a lump sum of money and give it ALL to Shady McCoy. Then clean house and rebuild the team off of him.

    NY Giants will stomp your ridiculous playoff dreams in 2 weeks. Run the table HAHAHA get out of here with that crap.

  12. dirtyrandy says: Nov 8, 2011 12:47 AM

    the giants have the harder schedule ahead, including games against the eagles, packers, and 2 against the cowboys. You write like the giants have the NFC east on lockdown. the race is still open, don’t count the birds out

  13. chicity2218 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:48 AM

    more like burnt toast

  14. fballgirl22 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:49 AM

    It’s a great watching Philly fail!

  15. rodericksilva says: Nov 8, 2011 12:50 AM

    Dear Eagles,

    Give up 30 at home to Jay Cutler and the Bears? Offense only puts up 17 (defense 7)? More blown coverages? Some guy named Bennett has more receptions and yardage than any of your superstar WRs? Stupid penalties at the worst possible moments?

    You deserve to lose. You should not and will not represent the NFC in the playoffs.

    Your season ends here.

    Frustrated,

    Eagle fan

  16. clintonportisheadd says: Nov 8, 2011 12:51 AM

    With the Lions and Packers sure bets for the post-season, all the Bears can do this year is play spoiler.

    Its quite possible the Bears will join the Bucs and Giants from last year as 10 win teams that miss the playoffs. As far as the Eagles chances for the playoffs what can one say? The Giants are looking good and Eli Manning is having a very sneaky quiet solid year so the Philly folks will have to wait till next year.

  17. lilrob10201 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:52 AM

    Yea I am a Eagles fan and I think that we are a Dream Team.Did you see how amazing we played out there ?Damn the Packers are lucky that they dont play us this season or we would threat their perfect season.

  18. oceanluvver2 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:54 AM

    get rid of Vick. end of story.

  19. damnyoulinelliot says: Nov 8, 2011 12:55 AM

    To quote Vince Young,

    “haha, dream team”

    Emphasis on the laughter.

  20. sniffles sports report says: Nov 8, 2011 12:59 AM

    what will this season do for Desean Jackson’s contract situation? he looks to be going less than 100% on the field either in the pass game or in the return game. I had thought he would get a monster deal, but i wonder how his performance this year will change those numbers.

  21. damnyoulinelliot says: Nov 8, 2011 1:01 AM

    This won’t stop ESPN in their biased reporting. They’ll still predict the Eagles to win the division at 11-5.

    Meanwhile, the real threats of the NFC reside in Green Bay and San Francisco.

  22. Matt says: Nov 8, 2011 1:02 AM

    Whoa, whoa, whoa…wait a second. A few days ago, all I heard was how the Eagles were going to give the Packers all they could handle in the playoffs. You mean they don’t award the Super Bowl in August?

  23. mynameiscoopermanning says: Nov 8, 2011 1:02 AM

    @dirtyrandy

    we are counting the birds out..actually we are pretty much laughing out loud everytime the eagles team comes up. Its sad that you are such a homer you actually fathom you still have a shot. You will NOT run the table. That is a FACT. Your team blew it. Do not worry though there is always baseball. Now go watch “Invincible” and run plays in your backyard.

  24. kevpft says: Nov 8, 2011 1:02 AM

    “For the Eagles to make the playoffs this year, they will need to pass teams in the standings like the Bears, Falcons, and Lions.”

    No, all they have to do is pass the Giants. And a 3-game lead, with 8 games left to play, and the Giants’ tough schedule, is not out of reach. Remember how last season ended for these two teams?

    I detest this current Eagles team, for many reasons. I love that they’re 3rd in the division, even looking up at the Cowboys they were so giddy about beating last week. But, as much as I’d like to think otherwise, the teams ahead of them are not sure things. The Giants and Cowboys will have to fight to keep this team down.

    Here’s hoping they do exactly that.

  25. 7to10for6allday says: Nov 8, 2011 1:03 AM

    Yup it just might be over eagle nation. It’s obvious they’re not built for this year. An idiot at DC, too many new pieces, too many mistakes. Hopefully they continue to struggle, then they might get a new coach who will succeed.

  26. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 8, 2011 1:04 AM

    I just fell on my knees and hands… jumping off the Eagles bandwagon. Hmmm which bandwagon to hop on now?

  27. toonsterwu says: Nov 8, 2011 1:07 AM

    How are the Lions a lock ahead of the Bears? They are one game ahead right now, with a head to head game coming up. If they beat the Bears again, then yes, the road is that much tougher for the Bears, if not impossible. But right now, the only locks seem to be the Packers/49ers/Giants (simply because it seems unlikely for the rest of the division to catch them barring a collapse).

    I actually wonder if 3 NFC North teams could make it. Keep in mind that the Bears have tiebreakers, relative to H-H, over the Bucs, Panthers, Falcons if it comes to that. The NFC West isn’t going to challenge for a 2nd spot, so if the Lions stay ahead of the Bears, they still could have a chance.

    But a long, long way to go.

  28. acasar123 says: Nov 8, 2011 1:09 AM

    I have to laugh to myself when I read that Tim Tebow was voted the most overrated player in the NFL on a night when Michael Vick once again proved what has been the real truth of his career from day one–the ex-con from Philly is the most overrated athlete in the history of professional sports! Yet, his empty myth continues because media outlets like ESPN continue to hype this guy like they have a financial interest in his career. For anyone who has the misfortune to catch the post game interview with Brian Urlacher orchestrated by that insufferable boob Stuart Scott, there was another pristine example of the fact that ESPN has made the further promotion of the career of the NFL’s most famous dog killer a holy crusade.

  29. asublimeday says: Nov 8, 2011 1:17 AM

    How bad do those bears-positive words taste, rosenthal?

    How about them bears!

  30. geniusfan says: Nov 8, 2011 1:17 AM

    Lesean Mccoy is the only Eagle that should be getting paid he’s by far their best player.

    As for Desean Jackson the Eagles should let him walk he’s too scared to go over the middle and is the ultimate one trick pony.

    People can blame Vick but he got the crap beat out of him tonight his receivers and offensive line let him down the entire game.

    Oh yeah Andy Reid should be fired his teams always have the same problems and hiring Juan Castillo an OL coach to be defensive coordinator is predictably failing miserably Andy is accountable for that decision.

  31. jssgriffi says: Nov 8, 2011 1:18 AM

    I have to do a better job of putting my players in a better position. Who am I?

    I guess I could do a better job out there on the field. Who am I?

    Show me the money!! I can’t catch a pass but, show me the money! I run backwards on punt returns now. Who am I?

    Duh which way did he go george, which way did he go? Who are we?

  32. jdandcoke says: Nov 8, 2011 1:19 AM

    the giants will go 3-1 vs their division and 2-2 in their other 4 games…..11-5. dallas isnt going 7-1 and the eagles arent going 8-0.

    like i said two months ago…and ill say it again….the GIANTS are the most balanced team in the east and will win the division. if not for the inexcusable display vs the seahawks this division would have been wrapped up by thanksgiving.

  33. jdandcoke says: Nov 8, 2011 1:28 AM

    clintonportisheadd says:Nov 8, 2011 12:51 AM

    With the Lions and Packers sure bets for the post-season, all the Bears can do this year is play spoiler.

    first off, why are the lions a sure bet to do anything? secondly, even if the lions do make it, other than the falcons, what other nfc team is that much of a threat to finish in front of the bears….assuming the saints win the south?

    as of right now, i dont see the west or east with a wc team…..that basically leaves two spots for the lions, bears, falcons, and bucs; the bears are in very good shape right now.

  34. twototoo says: Nov 8, 2011 1:31 AM

    Nice win for the Bears. Very good to see Buddy Ryan honored at half-time. His influence on the game will be felt long after he is gone.

  35. MCxShow says: Nov 8, 2011 1:31 AM

    I wonder if the Bears were who the Eagles thought they were

  36. bearsrulepackdrool says: Nov 8, 2011 1:32 AM

    Hi Haters!

  37. 6250claimer says: Nov 8, 2011 1:34 AM

    If they get owned by the Cardinals at home this weekend, the stadium may get torched. Fat Andy Reid is the next Denny Green. “THEY ARE WHAT WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!”

  38. jtbaudendistel says: Nov 8, 2011 1:34 AM

    Philly cheese steak

  39. nagaswan says: Nov 8, 2011 1:45 AM

    The Eagles didn’t earn a win there, but the Bears def got help. They aren’t a great team either, although I’m not sure I need to convince anyone of that.

  40. mclovin07 says: Nov 8, 2011 1:47 AM

    Was it me, or was Desean Jackson horrible tonite?? The fumble was bad enough, but how many passes did he drop??? And can he come back for the ball at all??

    Eagles will be lucky to finish 7-9 and are going to realize giving 100M to Vick who’s won ONE playoff game in his career, was a serious mistake….

  41. cowboyshater says: Nov 8, 2011 1:48 AM

    Dream team…NOT.

    And yet, for some reason the East coast biased media will continue to talk about the Pigeons even though they’re not relevant any more this year. Vick is simply a douche and deserves to suck. Ha-HA!

  42. duncanthecat says: Nov 8, 2011 1:52 AM

    Dear Santa,

    Please send me two safeties, a couple of LB’s and a few DE’s who can play the run.

    Sincerely,

    The Zero Lombardi Capital of the World,

    Philadelphia

  43. greengob1in says: Nov 8, 2011 1:53 AM

    Many of you probably think this stings to us Eagles fan. Truth of the matter is, I am so well prepared for the yearly debacle that i don’t even have an ounce of anger left.

  44. mikeheruki says: Nov 8, 2011 1:55 AM

    Andy Reid was outcoached by one of the most ignorant fools to ever don a head set.

    Pretty bad when you lose to a guy who can’t even manage time outs or get his coaches to get the plays in on time.

  45. spartytime says: Nov 8, 2011 2:08 AM

    In the words of immortal Nelson Muntz…

    HAHA!!!

    Da bears…I love how no analyst picked the bears to win except ditka…and watch tomorrow on SC, everyone will be all over eagle’s dick slurping on what they did wrong instead of giving bears any credit lol

  46. dino2997 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:08 AM

    Eagles fans are like Lions fans. They act like they just won the super bowl. How about make the playoffs first before being so arrogant?

  47. gosuhgo says: Nov 8, 2011 2:17 AM

    And next weekend, the Lions eliminate the Bears in style. Perfect.

  48. david7590 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:17 AM

    Wouldn’t say totally crippling with the annual Giants collapse set to begin Sunday.

  49. openface414 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:18 AM

    The bears are solid. They r the best cover 2 team in the league. They have taken over the tampa 2 and have perfected it. That formula is perfect against the eagle because playing zone keeps Vick in check and forces him to hit receivers in tight windows… He cant do it…. Eagles are flawed in this sense. The only can beat teams if they play against man coverage. Nhamdi is overrated… In Oakland no one threw his way because he was the only decent coverage guy…. Because of that he has gotten spoiled… He is out of practice and isnt capable of solid coverage. Eagles took and gamble and overspent on big names…. Too bad, big names dont make a cohesive team!! A. Reid needs to step down….

  50. onebadace says: Nov 8, 2011 2:35 AM

    So funny how the Eagles haters seem to flood into the comments from all over. Where is all this animosity coming from? Seems like jealousy to me. Why are you jealous of a 3-5 team?

    Anyways, great game to watch, but I still think the Eagles are in it.

  51. presidentjesus says: Nov 8, 2011 2:40 AM

    Why are people convinced the Lions are a lock for the playoffs? Bears could catch them. Bears-Lions matchup coming soon. Wildcard spots will be hard to come by, as usual.

  52. localbandhero says: Nov 8, 2011 2:46 AM

    Don’t get me wrong: I love watching Philly lose.

    But frankly no one in that division is out or in yet (with the exception of Washington…2 division losses out of 2 played doesn’t help).

    NY isn’t going to win out all the division games. There are a lot of playmakers in the division. New York looks to have the best shot, but Dallas is nipping, and since Philly has a win over Dallas is also still in the race.

    But it did look like Philly caught a case of the “I Don’t Cares” from the Cowboys. I guess it’s contagious.

  53. localbandhero says: Nov 8, 2011 2:48 AM

    Redskins are 1-2 in the division, sorry. But with their QB fiasco and a slew of huge injuries, it’s hard to see them competing with Philly, NY, and Dallas.

  54. childressrulz says: Nov 8, 2011 2:50 AM

    NFC North will put 3 teams in the playoffs this year and 1 team in the NFC Championship for the third year in a row. Dream team? hahahahaha!

  55. msclemons67 says: Nov 8, 2011 3:02 AM

    Juan Castillo is a fantastic offensive line coach. He made the Bears’ O-Line look like champions.

  56. jagerbmb says: Nov 8, 2011 3:11 AM

    If Vick would have hit the WR in stride, instead of making him jump and reach for the pass (and fall on his own), they would have converted the 4th down. Not sure what would have happened from there, but that was the game killer. Game over.

  57. orangeflh says: Nov 8, 2011 3:19 AM

    lilrob10201 says:
    Nov 8, 2011 12:52 AM
    Yea I am a Eagles fan and I think that we are a Dream Team.Did you see how amazing we played out there ?Damn the Packers are lucky that they dont play us this season or we would threat their perfect season.
    ___________________________________

    Have y0u been riding the bus without your helmet again?

  58. seatownballers says: Nov 8, 2011 3:54 AM

    @lilrob,
    You said if philly played the packers they could be playing spoiler. Concentrate on the opponents that you do play, cause you’re not beating them. The packers have beat the teams philly is losing to.
    By the way Nmandi looked horrible. Can’t believe he was considered the top free agent. Eagles overpaid

  59. cardmagnet says: Nov 8, 2011 4:31 AM

    woodyg says:

    Not a huge surprise ….. East coast teams are always over-rated ….. That East Coast Media relys too much on hype instead of reality ….. As a result, east coast teams usually disappoint ….. Anyone here in the Midwest knows this to be true ……

    ———————————————-

    Are you aware that 8 of the last 12 Super Bowls have been won by an East Coast team. Of the 24 teams that have appeared, 13 are from the East Coast. The East Coast is packed with powerhouse teams, and the media recognizes those teams. It has nothing to do with geographic location.

  60. bluefan204 says: Nov 8, 2011 4:38 AM

    I’ll keep it simple:

    Tee Hee

  61. surfbits says: Nov 8, 2011 4:55 AM

    I tend to think the hype is all East Coast media also. When the Redskins started with a couple wins, they were the golden boys, now they may not win another one this year. Next it was the Eagles have risen from the Ashes, more like crashed and burned.

    Whether it’s the Jets, Pats, Giants or Bills, the East coast media needs “This week’s darling” to fawn over.

    I guess here in the midwest we’ll have three teams in one division 8-0, 6-2, 5-3, and just keep winning baby.

  62. ronaldjones says: Nov 8, 2011 5:03 AM

    Michael Vick is a dog killer

  63. ham1 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:03 AM

    Lots of poop in the coop today

  64. igster1 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:05 AM

    hey check the standings in the nfc east and see who is tied for last place. HE HE what happened to the deadskins bandwagon fans? remember when they were talking all that smack. they sure have quited down. HE HE HE

  65. Moxie says: Nov 8, 2011 5:06 AM

    “In the business……?”. Child please…

  66. snarkzilla says: Nov 8, 2011 5:11 AM

    Andy Reid’s brain:
    Bears will probably run a lot. Check.
    My linebackers aren’t good. Check.
    Wide 9 D leaves huge gaps. Check.

    Okay, let’s go with the Wide 9 since it started working finally in week 8. And run a couple extra pointless plays at the the end of the first half because we don’t have enough injuries. Check.

    Game ball: Asante Samuel, for falling asleep during end zone coverage.

  67. blackqbwhiterb says: Nov 8, 2011 5:18 AM

    Maybe all this is true, but wasn’t it great to watch them dismantle the Cowboys last week?

  68. snarkzilla says: Nov 8, 2011 5:18 AM

    >Its quite possible the Bears will join the Bucs and Giants from last year as 10 win teams that miss the playoffs.

    It’s the NFC North, arguably the league’s toughest division. Nobody’s locked down a postseason appearance yet.

  69. joetoronto says: Nov 8, 2011 5:23 AM

    “The Eagles have played five teams this year with a winning record. They have lost to all all five of them.”

    That’s a hell of a stat, very telling.

  70. kappy32 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:25 AM

    Eagle fans can’t help but hate on the Giants, it’s ridiculous. Once we head out west & give the 49ers their second loss, moving into 2nd place in the NFC, we’ll have you guys over for a good old a$$ whooping & put you out of your misery. This isn’t college, speed alone doesn’t cut it in the NFL. Big names, lots of money, but you can’t stop a damn nose bleed on defense. It’s a joke. Also, this Nnamdi fellow is looking quite overrated. He wasn’t thrown to as a Raider because he was the only guy who could cover people. This year he’s been thrown to quite a bit & he has gotten burnt; 1 int thus far, and that was off a LB tip in zone coverage. The worst part is that the guy can’t tackle for his life. There was only 1 CB in NFL history who could get away with not being able to tackle & that was Prime. At least Prime was physical at the line, jamming bigger receivers. Nnamdi certainly isn’t Prime; he can’t tackle like him but he can’t cover or jam anywhere near Prime’s ability. Teams are picking on this guy like he’s a nickel back thrust into a starting role. Nnamdi’s a good guy from all appearances off the field, but he’s just another ESPN over-hype job on the field.

  71. swidgen1 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:41 AM

    I am a relocated Eagles fan, so I do not hear all of the hype. I didn’t think their D line and linebackers were up to the task this year. They fade in the second half. Too small! No pressure on Cutler. My only joy this year is the destruction of Dallas last week and my hope to see that again this year. and a little protection for Vick wouldn’t hurt either.

    Too much money spent on D backs and nothing on the line! Not a formula for success in the NFC East.

  72. ny82jy says: Nov 8, 2011 5:43 AM

    I know not alot of people will agree but looking at the schedules if dallas can split with the giants i think they will win the division. The cowboys have much easier schedule. I never jumped on the eagles bandwagon and i never will as long as vick is their qb. He will never win nothing for that team. Ive said it since they signed him and ill stand by it.

  73. staffordsyear says: Nov 8, 2011 5:45 AM

    Lions bears on Sunday is gonna be a bloodbath..can’t wait!

  74. jammer88 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:58 AM

    Playoff hopes? Huh? Since when did the dream team ever have playoff hopes? Look, the eagles suck and will be fighting the Redskins for the cellar spot in the NFC East. Playoff hopes, please, be for real!

  75. tommytd says: Nov 8, 2011 6:19 AM

    That’s why they play the games! Enough of the wonderful all universe Mr. Vick already!

  76. bigdicebuddha says: Nov 8, 2011 6:23 AM

    Can’t wait til next Sunday when Dungy and Harrison tell me once again that the Eagles are STILL the favorites to win the NFCE.

  77. dolphins4 says: Nov 8, 2011 6:25 AM

    When the Eagles hired the offensive line coach as defensive coordinator I knew they were in trouble.

  78. deangelo23hall says: Nov 8, 2011 6:26 AM

    Dear Philadelphia Eagles,

    How does it feel to be like us for a change?

    Signed, The Washington Redskins

  79. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 8, 2011 6:29 AM

    Nobody ever expected some East Coast Powder Puff Loser team to win against a team from the best division in the NFL.

    Aside from the Packers and Lions, who has been able to beat the Bears?

    Right now the 3 teams of the NFC North are headed to the playoffs. No division is as talented.

    The Packers, Bears, and Lions have 26 World Championships.

    The East Coast biased media can’t change the records of their soft teams.

  80. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Nov 8, 2011 6:38 AM

    Eiggles rocket to 3-5 ! 1960

  81. packerman1968 says: Nov 8, 2011 6:46 AM

    Yea I am a Eagles fan and I think that we are a Dream Team.Did you see how amazing we played out there ?Damn the Packers are lucky that they dont play us this season or we would threat their perfect season.

    ————————————————————–

    You can wake up now

    Dream Team = Nightmare

  82. 1bigtex says: Nov 8, 2011 6:50 AM

    Philly has a schedule remaining which includes the Giants and the Cowboys away with the Patriots and the Jets at home. They can’t expect to lose more than one additional game and still make the playoffs. The odds of that happening can’t be particularly good.

  83. reidstinks says: Nov 8, 2011 6:50 AM

    Please, please, please be the end of Andy Reid

  84. rugdaniels says: Nov 8, 2011 6:51 AM

    Great to see the smug Philadelphia fan base and local media have to shut up for another week.

    The Giants don’t have the division locked by any means, especially with the Cowboys schedule. The Eagles however, are facing a steep, steep climb to get to the playoffs.

  85. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Nov 8, 2011 6:58 AM

    Chicago has both of Vick’s arch nemesis on one team. The only chance they had was to run McCoy until the wheels fell off or hope the defense won it for them. Michael Vick CANNOT beat Brian Urlacher so he sure as hell cannot beat Brian Urlacher and Julius Peppers on the same football field up against him. They own him.

  86. chefklm says: Nov 8, 2011 7:02 AM

    A crippling blow? Hell I’ll say it, the Eagles are finished!

  87. theharshestreality says: Nov 8, 2011 7:04 AM

    Bwahaaahaaahaaaa!

  88. udwnwitjpp says: Nov 8, 2011 7:05 AM

    Fly eagles fly o-u-t-t-h-e playoffssssss

  89. adirtyplayernamedsue says: Nov 8, 2011 7:06 AM

    And the “dream team” looses again. This just keeps getting better. How many times did u c that 60 million dollar corner you have, watching others try to tackle? Lots of money to pay a spectator isn’t it? And vick, that’s it that’s the joke.

  90. starderup says: Nov 8, 2011 7:21 AM

    Dream toast.

  91. zaggs says: Nov 8, 2011 7:28 AM

    “dirtyrandy says: Nov 8, 2011 12:47 AM

    the giants have the harder schedule ahead, including games against the eagles, packers, and 2 against the cowboys. You write like the giants have the NFC east on lockdown. the race is still open, don’t count the birds out”

    If both teams go .500 the rest of the way, Giants finish 10-6, egirls finish 7-9. Egirls still have to go back through the NFC east plus Jets and New England.

  92. sj39 says: Nov 8, 2011 7:30 AM

    Watch your use of the word “everyone”. If you are talking about every media fool that is one thing but I and millions of others knew then and Knownow that the Eagles will go nowhere with Vick at QB.

  93. gb4mn0 says: Nov 8, 2011 7:30 AM

    All these comments being left about the impact this lose has on the NFC East are pertinent but they still miss the bigger point that this lose keeps the vikequeens 3 games back from pulling out of dead last place in the NFC North. Ain’t life great.

  94. Patriot42 says: Nov 8, 2011 7:36 AM

    The media believes even if their east coast loses every game their teams somehow are the best.

  95. jimmysee says: Nov 8, 2011 7:45 AM

    Bears could catch the Lions. That’ll be a great game. Bears have a lot for which to play.

    Bear down Bears!

  96. tigrrrr says: Nov 8, 2011 7:46 AM

    Hmmm…DREAM TEAM? Thats a laugher.
    Vick is a POS!

  97. billh1947 says: Nov 8, 2011 7:51 AM

    The Dream Team falls again,that a reoccuring theme these days,they made the Bears look like world beaters,just as the Cowboys made them look like worldbeaters,the truth is neither of those teams is that good,Detroit next week will show just how to beat the Bears because they wont make the same mistakes the Eagles did as they fight for a playoff spot.

  98. n0hopeleft says: Nov 8, 2011 7:57 AM

    The EMPTY TROPHY CASE CLAN shows why they are the biggest choke artists of the century.

    -Vick was inaccurate in the biggest spots
    (If you think the Bears pass rush was tough, wait until you come to Giants Stadium)

    -Maclin has butter fingers

    -Jackson is a diva, completely soft, and continues to prove that he is not worth the money

    -Defense made Earl Bennett look like an all-star

    And just when you think the GMeN have an emotional win, and won’t be fired up to play Philly – here come the reruns of DJax punt return. Let me help you out. I hope that return was worth it, because that will be the fuel in our gas tank that powers us to RUN YOUR SOFT TEAM OVER.

    Eli Manning:
    Superbowl Title
    MVP
    Current Standing Iron-Man Title

    Michael Vick:
    Convicted Felon

  99. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 8, 2011 8:00 AM

    YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says:
    Nov 8, 2011 12:37 AM
    Dream Team ©

    ————-

    LMFAO 3-5.

    THE IGGLES ARE DONE!

  100. tigrrrr says: Nov 8, 2011 8:03 AM

    Pos vick and the eagles have not won a game from a team with a winning record. Next up a losing record, eagles win! Eagles are the best of the bottom dwellers! Have the eagles really lost 5 games already? Not a very good dream team. Looks like vicks rotten karma is dragging the team to the playoff couch!

  101. gustavejfrerotte says: Nov 8, 2011 8:06 AM

    Lets see if I can actually get a post through……

    It’s a shame these teams couldn’t tie so every player could be happy.

    Chin up Eagles fans, there is still hope.

    Here’s some things you can focus on: One, you tried hard. And two, you’re still dear friends.

    Lets give everyone a trophy this year!

    Man this site has gone downhill…….

  102. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 8, 2011 8:08 AM

    woodyg says:
    Nov 8, 2011 12:41 AM
    Not a huge surprise ….. East coast teams are always over-rated ….. That East Coast Media relys too much on hype instead of reality ….. As a result, east coast teams usually disappoint ….. Anyone here in the Midwest knows this to be true ……

    ———

    No, the EAGLES are.

  103. cleverbob says: Nov 8, 2011 8:13 AM

    Desean won’t be earning a big new deal playing like that. Key fumble, costly drops, and running a 9 yard route on 4th and 10? No thanks.

    So is Burnt Toast going to be DRC’s new nickname? Seams like he was 5 yards behind every single 3rd and long conversion for the Bears.

  104. eagles512 says: Nov 8, 2011 8:16 AM

    As an Eagle fan I’ve become a Vick fan. But as much as a lot of Eagles fans despise McNabb, the bottom line is while he couldn’t make some of the plays with his legs that Vick does, he would never make some of the mistakes he makes. Mistakes that cost them against ATL, NY, CHI and BUF. That’s why they consistently won with McNabb.

  105. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 8, 2011 8:24 AM

    Hey the good news is the 76ers have not lost a game yet

    Thank you Mr. Cutler and Mr. Smith

  106. skins23 says: Nov 8, 2011 8:42 AM

    Eagles fans must be thrilled that they have the same record as the DEADSKINS halfway through the season!!!

    Except that while the Redskins are rebuilding and getting younger, the Eagles have a bunch of old overpaid vets who can’t perform and a $100M QB who gets beat up every game and won’t make it another 2-3 years.

    Phailadelphia strikes again.

  107. fissels says: Nov 8, 2011 8:46 AM

    Eagles Fans thinking:
    I hate the Cowboys
    I hate the Coyboys
    I hate the Cowboys

    But you lost to the Bears-

    I hate the Cowboys
    I hate the Cowboys

  108. shackdelrio says: Nov 8, 2011 8:52 AM

    “bobnelsonjr says:
    Nov 8, 2011 6:29 AM
    Aside from the Packers and Lions, who has been able to beat the Bears?”

    Uh…New Orleans by 17.

  109. thridandlong says: Nov 8, 2011 8:56 AM

    gosuhgo says:
    Nov 8, 2011 2:17 AM
    And next weekend, the Lions eliminate the Bears in style. Perfect.

    ————————————————-

    Wake up gosuggo, your alarm clock is going off !

    We’re taking your lunch money too Sunday !!!

    BEARRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!

  110. clk320cpe says: Nov 8, 2011 8:59 AM

    In January Philadelphia will be celebrating FIFTY TWO years without a championship (regular seasons wins do not count as championships Eagle Fans).

    And 52 years without a championship couldn’t happen to a nicer city or to better fans!! No team, coach, players & fans deserve it more!!

  111. dukemarc says: Nov 8, 2011 9:18 AM

    Aaaaaaaaand you’re done Philly. Enjoy the offseason.

  112. qcbearsfan says: Nov 8, 2011 9:18 AM

    “clintonportisheadd says:
    Nov 8, 2011 12:51 AM
    With the Lions and Packers sure bets for the post-season, all the Bears can do this year is play spoiler.

    Its quite possible the Bears will join the Bucs and Giants from last year as 10 win teams that miss the playoffs. As far as the Eagles chances for the playoffs what can one say? The Giants are looking good and Eli Manning is having a very sneaky quiet solid year so the Philly folks will have to wait till next year.”

    You do know that there are 2 wildcard berths, right? The way it’s looking right now, those two teams will be the Lions and Bears. The Bears hold HUGE tiebreakers over ATL, TB and now the Dream Team Eagles.

    NFC North > Any other NFC division

  113. my84cj7 says: Nov 8, 2011 9:21 AM

    All of this seasons misery couldn’t have happened to a better group of sh$tbags……lol Dream Team.

  114. madisonave99 says: Nov 8, 2011 9:42 AM

    I don’t see how a team who was 3-4 going into last night, and who’s done nothing except beat the middle of the road Cowboys and the sad sack Redskins were getting all this hype going into last night. They weren’t even .500! They also have had fundamental issues defensively and in the O-Line all year. The real-life NFL isn’t Fantasy Football or Madden 12 for Playstation–you don’t just take a whole bunch of big names and win a title

  115. snaponrules says: Nov 8, 2011 9:45 AM

    Of course the Eastern States Propaganda Network will turn this whole game around to what the eagles and their animal torturing qb did wrong and give no credit to the bears.
    Now they can start slobbering all over the giants for the next couple of weeks while the other teams get little coverage.

  116. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 8, 2011 9:52 AM

    dirtyrandy says:
    Nov 8, 2011 12:47 AM
    the giants have the harder schedule ahead, including games against the eagles, packers, and 2 against the cowboys. You write like the giants have the NFC east on lockdown. the race is still open, don’t count the birds out

    ——————

    “Harder” schedule is foolish talk. Any given Sunday. And besides, it would bode well for you Giants haters/Eagles clowns if the Giants had bad teams left on their sked. They play their best against perceived better teams. Sucks for you. 12-4 buddy.

    Enjoy that 6-10 season.

  117. Derty Ernie says: Nov 8, 2011 10:09 AM

    PS I hate so called dream teams in any sports. Take LaBron – if you were a champ you would have played against the best, not try and join up with them to win a ring. Ditto Philly, Yankee’s, Red Sox.
    Too many stars spoil the playoff’s.

  118. snowpea84 says: Nov 8, 2011 11:07 AM

    Lolls that people “jumped on the bandwagon” after 2 wins against very meediocre teams.

  119. greenpacker says: Nov 8, 2011 11:22 AM

    dreamteam vs dreamscheme

  120. tformation says: Nov 8, 2011 11:34 AM

    I have great respect for this year’s Lions team. However, they are NOT a lock for the playoffs. If they lose next week to the Bears, 2nd place in the NFC North is back in play.

    Remember, the Lions has, what, 45 losses in 3 years? The specter of implosion is never far away for them… it has happened before… it could happen again (say, with an injury to Herr Stafford…).

  121. nyyankeedave says: Nov 8, 2011 12:07 PM

    Sorry, ESPN, NFL NETWORK, and all the other East Coast bias-hype factories – Looks like one of your beloved teams isn’t as good as you predicted – someone please pass this bit of news along to ESPN’s resident jester Herm Edwards.

  122. soutsidemike says: Nov 8, 2011 1:31 PM

    Bad day for Philly
    both Smokin Joe and Eagles playoff hopes
    RIP
    Sorry!

  123. cleverbob says: Nov 8, 2011 2:27 PM

    nyyankeedave says:
    Nov 8, 2011 12:07 PM

    Sorry, ESPN, NFL NETWORK, and all the other East Coast bias-hype factories
    =====================================

    Coming from a Yankee fan. Just sayin’…

  124. laeaglefan says: Nov 8, 2011 3:11 PM

    Looks to me like DeSean Jackson is playing his way out of that big payday that he so dearly covets.

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