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Eagles cruising tonight, flexed into next Sunday night

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At this rate, the Eagles might start sitting starters for next week, although they’ll have a few extra hours of rest anyway.

The Bears are offering little resistance tonight, and the Eagles have cruised to a 24-3 halftime lead.

But things will hopefully be tighter next week, which is why the Eagles and Cowboys have been flexed into the final episode of Sunday Night Football for the season.

The NFC East title and home playoff game will go to the winner, and it has to offer more intrigue than tonight’s game.

The Bears can’t keep quarterback Jay Cutler on his feet, which has rendered them without apparent hope after the Eagles raced out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.

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35 Responses to “Eagles cruising tonight, flexed into next Sunday night”
  1. nfl4days says: Dec 22, 2013 9:55 PM

    Should be 24-0. Replay CLEARLY showed that he was WAY short of the first which would have been 4th down and no spike and no FG.

  2. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 22, 2013 9:59 PM

    What’s the point of automatic replay if they don’t even use it right? Also, why does the NFL refuse to use college footballs replay system? By the time the NFL ref gets into the box to even look at the play the college game is already back in action.

    Anyway, I’d say the odds are higher Philly hangs 50 on Dallas than Dallas actually beating Philly.

  3. briscocountyjr says: Dec 22, 2013 10:00 PM

    I expected a shootout, but I’m seeing the eagles dominate the time of possession on the ground and through the air…. then spitting out the bones.

  4. sportacuse says: Dec 22, 2013 10:00 PM

    Dallas/Philly flexed into SNF? What a shock! We as a nation need to accept the fact that we, as a country, do not see enough NFC East football, the glorious four team football powerhouse that division is. I, for one, welcome our new football overlords.

    ALL HAIL THE NFC EAST

  5. crabtrap says: Dec 22, 2013 10:03 PM

    Let’s see if Chipper keeps the foot on the pedal. The Eagles had big leads before in other games….

  6. aljack88 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:04 PM

    Wow, another competitive game to end the regular season on. Anyone think the Eagles could beat a respectable team? They have beaten only 1 team with a winning record and they almost blew that one at home. Those stats are easy against easy teams.

  7. vincentbojackson says: Dec 22, 2013 10:16 PM

    It’s going to be very ugly for Dallas next week.

  8. donttrip22 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:19 PM

    YEAH YEAH YEAH blah blah blah heard all this before then Cowboys go down to philly and beat the egirls and foles folds and oh he had a bad day haters will always hate GO Cowboys !

  9. wtfchiefs says: Dec 22, 2013 10:22 PM

    Sunday Night NFC East football

    …again

  10. eagleswin says: Dec 22, 2013 10:22 PM

    The refs have really been doing their best to try to keep Chicago in this game. 2 calls overturned so far but the Eagles are now out of challenges.

  11. gb4mn0 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:24 PM

    Please join me in congratulating the Minnysoda vikqueens on their 3rd double digit lose season out of the last 4.

  12. Youknowimright says: Dec 22, 2013 10:25 PM

    This isn t even football anymore. Chip kelly and the spread option ruined football.

  13. realfootballfan says: Dec 22, 2013 10:29 PM

    It makes the egg that they laid a week ago even more bizarre. The Vikings are terrible, yet they gave up almost half a bill to them without Peterson or Gerhart in the lineup.

  14. cheddarisbeddar says: Dec 22, 2013 10:30 PM

    It’s comical to watch both the Lions and now the Bears choke the division away while the best QB in their division and the entire NFL is out. Not just for 4-6 weeks. But 7. And counting.

    Way to take advantage.

    Packers vs. Bears next Sunday will be epic!

  15. stunzeed5 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:42 PM

    Dallas will get BLASTED next Sunday.

  16. azpackerbacker says: Dec 22, 2013 10:42 PM

    Why not Bears/Packers??

  17. eaglesw00t says: Dec 22, 2013 10:50 PM

    It’s amazing how DBs get called for breathing on a receiver, but Marshall pushes Williams 3 yards away from him to catch a TD and they don’t care

  18. redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:00 PM

    cutler is an overrated bum. i cant believe bears threw away there hot streak but benching mc cown.

  19. cags777 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:01 PM

    It’s fans like gb4mno that provide bad karma to the Packers organization. Keep at it. The NFL can’t continue to bail out your team, as evidenced by today’s loss against the Steelers.

  20. macjacmccoy says: Dec 22, 2013 11:09 PM

    The Bears are losing? Impossible, have you seen how big their Wide Receivers are?

  21. staffordsyear says: Dec 22, 2013 11:10 PM

    Way to show up tonight Chicago..whichever team wins next week will be one and done in the playoffs.(pack/bears.)

  22. willkill4caffeine says: Dec 22, 2013 11:17 PM

    aljack88 says:
    Dec 22, 2013 10:04 PM
    Wow, another competitive game to end the regular season on. Anyone think the Eagles could beat a respectable team? They have beaten only 1 team with a winning record and they almost blew that one at home. Those stats are easy against easy teams.
    __________

    …..you were saying?? Oh, no big deal, just hung 50+ on the Bears, you know, a team in the hunt for their own division title.

    Let’s keep it going Birds!!!

  23. phillyphannnn83 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:42 PM

    azpackerbacker December 22, 2013, 10:42 PM EST

    Why not Bears/Packers??
    ———————-
    Its simple, Philadelphia/Dallas is a larger combined market than Chicago/Green Bay. Its about ratings, plain and simple.

  24. steelers88 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:58 PM

    Sucks to be a Bears fan tonight.

  25. dolbythomas says: Dec 23, 2013 12:21 AM

    For all you Eagles fans you lucky bastards. I’m a huge Oregon duck homer. Chip Kelly was pretty much god in Eugene. Now you get to enjoy this football genius as he develops the Eagles into the same scoring machine that were his duck teams. This guy is a born leader and players love him. He works there asses off but the results are looking like this ex-college coach who wont be going back.
    The Eagles will have a super bowl ring a lot sooner than later. Enjoy this dude and the ride your city is going to enjoy.We duck fans sure as hell did!

  26. beardinals says: Dec 23, 2013 12:39 AM

    Why don’t they just save the effort and schedule NFCE every Sunday and Monday from now on?

  27. skittlesareyum says: Dec 23, 2013 2:13 AM

    I’m a little surprised they didn’t flex Bears/Packers. Eagles sure look better than both, but Bears/Packers is such an old rivalry. I guess it’s tough to beat the Cowboys fan base.

  28. arwiv says: Dec 23, 2013 2:23 AM

    Why not bears/packers?? Because the nfc east is more popular dude due to the demographics…..deal with it. Id personally love to watch both games….but for some moronic reason, the cowboys are still “America’s team”. I think its bogus too…..but it is what it is.

  29. arwiv says: Dec 23, 2013 2:29 AM

    For anyone busting the NFC east….as far as the NFC is concerned, they have been the most dominant division in the NFC for 30 years (giants, skins, boys…and then giants again). the only other team outside of the east in the NFC….in THIRTY YEARS…that may have something to say is the niners.

  30. andyb02 says: Dec 23, 2013 3:39 AM

    Wow, another competitive game to end the regular season on. Anyone think the Eagles could beat a respectable team? They have beaten only 1 team with a winning record and they almost blew that one at home. Those stats are easy against easy teams.

    ————————————————-
    Cardinals, Lions, Bears, and Packers.

  31. strictlythedanks says: Dec 23, 2013 3:44 AM

    azpackerbacker says:
    Dec 22, 2013 10:42 PM
    Why not Bears/Packers??

    —-

    Well, mainly because the peckers are painful to watch.

  32. connormyboy says: Dec 23, 2013 4:00 AM

    As expected SNF final Cowboys again so all week long we get to hear from ESPN and NFL Network how bad Romo’s back is and he’ll pull off some off the deathbed performance or choke as usual.

  33. polapea says: Dec 23, 2013 5:45 AM

    aljack88 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:04 PM

    Anyone think the Eagles could beat a respectable team? They have beaten only 1 team with a winning record and they almost blew that one at home. Those stats are easy against easy teams.
    —————

    Guess you aren’t paying attention. 3 out of the 4 past games were against teams in playoff contention.
    Beat Az- remember them, they just went into Seattle and won.
    Beat Det- ok its Detroit but they were in contention.
    Beat Chi- Chi had everything to play for and they got blown out.

    BTW 2 out of those 3 teams have winning records. All 3 had when the Eagles played them.

  34. Indybear says: Dec 23, 2013 7:16 AM

    The league’s greatest rivalry, in the mud and rain, at Soldier Field should be the Sunday night game. Yeah, I’m biased.

  35. aljack88 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    polapea says:
    Dec 23, 2013 5:45 AM
    aljack88 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:04 PM

    Anyone think the Eagles could beat a respectable team? They have beaten only 1 team with a winning record and they almost blew that one at home. Those stats are easy against easy teams.
    —————

    Guess you aren’t paying attention. 3 out of the 4 past games were against teams in playoff contention.
    Beat Az- remember them, they just went into Seattle and won.
    Beat Det- ok its Detroit but they were in contention.
    Beat Chi- Chi had everything to play for and they got blown out.

    BTW 2 out of those 3 teams have winning records. All 3 had when the Eagles played them.
    ——————————————————-
    No, I referred to the Cards “just barely beat one team with a winning record and they almost blew that one”, I just didn’t name them. Seriously, they were the Eagles toughest opponent that they won. The Packers without Rodgers and Matthews just coming back from injury? C’mon man. The Bears? I think benching McCown did them in – the 2nd folly of Trestman in a 2 week span, the 1st going for that FG on 2nd down.

    Playing Dallas there I guess will be a test, as they did beat the Eagles earlier this season. Their D has gotten a lot worse but Murray has been strong at RB.

    I didn’t mean to come across so negatively but just wanted to put all the offensive stats into some perspective with the difficulty of their schedule. I think if they played the NFC West instead of the NFC North, the stats could be lower. Though, where the Eagle’s offense doesn’t seem to rely on audibles being made on the LOS, it would be interesting to see how they could do in Seattle.

    Good luck to the team and fans. I truly enjoy watching McCoy with ball so I’m looking forward to watching the Eagles in the playoffs

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