Nick Foles and the world champion Philadelphia Eagles kept their season alive last Sunday night by the beating the Bears at Soldier Field 16-15 in the wild-card game to advance to the divisional round to face the New Orleans Saints. Fortunately for the Eagles, luck was on their side as Bears K Cody Parkey hit the uprights on a 43-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Before Parkey’s miss, the Eagles were able to convert on a fourth and goal as Foles connected with WR Golden Tate on a two-yard touchdown pass.
Tate, who was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with Detroit back in October, admitted after the play that he did not know the correct route to run on the game-winning touchdown.
The magic continues in Philly!
The world champion Philadelphia Eagles made a splash move before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday. Philly acquired WR Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions for a 2019 third-round pick. With the move, the Eagles add a big play wide receiver to the lineup, which gives QB Carson Wentz another weapon.
While Wentz(1788 yards, 17 TDs) has played well this season, the Eagles were in need of another weapon on the offensive side of the ball. I think Philly had enough talent before the acquisition of Tate to win the NFC East, but is this move enough to put Philly up there with the Rams and Saints in the NFC? Maybe. Defensively, Philly is holding teams to 19.5 ppg, which is seventh in the league. Also, they still have Wentz, who is a top-10 quarterback, so the Eagles at 4-4 can still be a factor in the NFC.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is a big fan of this move.
Listen to what Smith had to say on ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday: