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Philly shows love for Alshon Jeffery on social media despite season-ending drop

Philly shows love for Alshon Jeffery on social media despite season-ending drop

Two minutes left in a divisional round playoff game. The Eagles are down six points but driving, and Nick Foles is looking like a magician under center as he has done so many times before. 

It feels inevitable that the Birds are going to score a touchdown and win the game. 

Then, heartbreak. Alshon Jeffery, the team’s highest-paid receiver, drops an easy catch to keep the drive going. It lands right in the hands of the New Orleans Saints. Season over. 

“I gotta catch that ball,” Jeffery said after the game. "That’s on me. I’ll take that loss. I let all my teammates down. To the City of Philadelphia, that’s on me. I’ll take that.”

In the Philadelphia we grew up in, this would be a recipe for fans to run a guy out of town. Sports talk radio would be full of demands to cut him first thing Monday morning. We’d be yelling like Chicago did all last week at Cody Parkey

But that Philadelphia — the pre-Super Bowl LII Philadelphia — might as well be an alternate universe now. Eagles fans understand just how important Jeffery was to that Super Bowl win a year ago, and they’re here to let him know that they have his back despite the devastating mistake. 

Win as a team, lose as a team. Philly has your back, Alshon. 

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Eagle Eye Podcast: Does the magic continue in New Orleans?

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Eagle Eye Podcast: Does the magic continue in New Orleans?

Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks preview the Eagles' playoff game Sunday in New Orleans. What do the Eagles need to do to pull off another road upset victory?

Derrick and Barrett are on opposite sides predicting the winner.

1:00 - Vegas disrespecting the Eagles again???
4:30 - Are the Eagles more motivated than the Saints?
7:00 - Game will come down to physicality.
12:00 - Nick Foles has a chance to put up big numbers.
20:00 - Health of each team.
25:30 - Is this the Saints' year?
28:00 - Guys make their picks.

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Watch these clips of the Eagles-Bears ending on loop for the rest of the week

Watch these clips of the Eagles-Bears ending on loop for the rest of the week

That's a game we're not going to forget any time soon. 

The Eagles pulled off one of the most dramatic postseason wins of our lives on Sunday night, coming from behind to beat the Chicago Bears 16-15 in the NFC Wild Card round (see observations).

It looked pretty bleak there in the final seconds as Chicago drove down the field to set up a game-winning field goal. But then Cody Parkey, the former Eagles kicker who hit the uprights on four different kicks in one game against the Lions earlier this season, did it again with 10 seconds remaining and the game on his foot.

Wow. A double doink to end your season and send the Eagles to the divisional round against New Orleans. 

On the drive prior, Nick Foles pulled out some more playoff magic to give the Eagles that 16-15 lead and ultimately the win. Starting at their own 40 after a Bears punt, the Birds went on a 12-play, 60-yard drive that almost ended with 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line. But Foles, with the game on the line, found Golden Tate just over the goal line to give the Birds the one-point lead.

An unsuccessful — but extremely close — two-point conversion gave Chicago the chance to drive and win the game, leading up to the the big Parkey miss. 

Eagles and Bears fans reacted in ... different ... ways. 

See you next week in New Orleans, Eagles fans. 

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