By David Bagley
Coming off an injury riddled season in 2012, it seemed reasonable to shake off the bad juju, and appease the football gods by returning training camp to the city of Philadelphia. The Eagles still managed to lose three players – Jeremy Maclin, Jason Phillips, and Arellious Benn, to season ending ACL injuries during the pre-season.
On Monday night, the Eagles were able to avoid any serious injuries and come away with a 33-27 win versus the Washington Redskins.
The last time the Eagles won a week one game after holding training camp in the city of Philadelphia was in 1943, as the ‘Steagles.” That game was against the then Brooklyn Dodgers. The ‘Steagles,’ a Philadelphia-Pittsburgh combination, was result of World War II, which left both the Eagles and the Steelers incapable of filling rosters. Absolved after the 43’ season, the Eagles returned filling a full roster, and training camp was again moved outside of the city where it would remain for the next 70 years.
Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles season hit the ground running boasting 53 plays in the first 30-minutes of football; the second-most in first half play by any NFL team since 1991. Coming out of halftime the Eagles looked like …read more
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