@TSFSports NFL Week 13 recap and commentary: Chip Kelly has the Eagles soaring at the right time

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Nick Foles has thrown 19 straight touchdowns without an interception.

Nick Foles and the Eagles have stiffened up their play as the playoffs draw near.

No one knew what to expect when former Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly brought his mercurial offense to the Philadelphia Eagles. We assumed the characteristics of such an explosive offense were tailor made for quarterback Michael Vick. We overlooked how quickly the current roster caught on. With second year quarterback Nick Foles running a variation of the offense, the Eagles are knocking on the door of the playoffs with a 7-5 record.

Philly earned a character win against the Arizona Cardinals — extending their winning streak to four games – and remained tied with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

Thursday November 28, 2013

Detroit Lions 40, Green Bay Packers 10 - The Lions won on Thanksgiving for the first time in a decade and created some space between them and the Chicago Bears in the NFC North. Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson and Matt Stafford were on the same page for the first time in weeks. The Packers may have Aaron Rodgers back next game.

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Flynn 10 20 139 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
E. Lacy 10 16 1.6 0
M. Flynn 2 4 2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Jones 3 79 26.3 0
E. Lacy 2 23 11.5 0
DETROIT LIONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Stafford 22 35 330 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Bush 20 117 5.8 1
J. Bell 19 94 4.9 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 6 101 16.8 1
K. Durham 3 68 22.7 0

Dallas Cowboys 31, Oakland Raiders 24 - The Dallas Cowboys gained sole possession in the NFC East with a come from behind win against the Raiders. DeMarco Murray only rushed for 63 yards, but accounted for three touchdowns.

OAKLAND RAIDERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. McGloin 18 30 255 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Jennings 17 35 2.1 2
D. McFadden 5 13 2.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Holmes 7 136 19.4 0
R. Streater 3 57 19 0
DALLAS COWBOYS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Romo 23 32 225 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Dunbar 12 82 6.8 0
D. Murray 17 63 3.7 3
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Bryant 7 61 8.7 1
J. Witten 3 53 17.7 0

Baltimore Ravens 22, Pittsburgh Steelers 20 - The Steelers playoff hopes took a hit as Justin Tucker kicked five field goals for Baltimore. The Ravens are on their first winning streak since September.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Roethlisberger 28 44 257 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Bell 16 73 4.6 1
B. Roethlisberger 1 11 11 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Miller 8 86 10.8 0
L. Bell 7 63 9 0
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Flacco 24 35 251 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Pierce 9 35 3.9 0
R. Rice 12 32 2.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Smith 6 93 15.5 1
J. Jones 4 53 13.2 0

Sunday December 1, 2013:

Indianapolis Colts 22, Tennessee Titans 14 - The Colts (8-4) were bailed out by five Adam Vinatieri field goals. Running back Trent Richardson was demoted in place of Donald Brown — who scored the team’s lone touchdown. The Titans (5-7) playoff situation looks dire after falling behind by three games with four to play and being swept in the season series.

TENNESSEE TITANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Fitzpatrick 21 37 201 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 18 69 3.8 0
R. Fitzpatrick 8 54 6.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Washington 5 81 16.2 0
K. Wright 6 77 12.8 0
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Luck 17 32 200 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Brown 14 54 3.9 1
A. Luck 5 42 8.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Fleener 3 50 16.7 0
T. Hilton 5 46 9.2 0

Philadelphia Eagles 24, Arizona Cardinals 21 - Philly fans are complaining about getting favorable calls at home??? This was almost a monumental collapse after the Eagles (7-5) held a 24-7 lead. The Cardinals (7-5) slowed down the Eagles offense to a crawl, but were unable to get any closer than three points. Nick Foles has now passed for 19 touchdowns and nary an interception.

ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Palmer 24 41 302 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mendenhall 18 76 4.2 0
S. Taylor 3 15 5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Floyd 5 99 19.8 1
L. Fitzgerald 5 72 14.4 1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
N. Foles 21 34 237 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. McCoy 19 79 4.2 0
N. Foles 9 22 2.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Z. Ertz 5 68 13.6 2
R. Cooper 3 48 16 0

Miami Dolphins 23, NY Jets 3 - Rex Ryan’s days in NYC may be numbered after yesterday’s putrid performance as the Jets (5-7) dropped their third in a row. Ryan Tannehill passed for 331 yards and two touchdowns. The Dolphins (6-6) remain in the thick of the wild card hunt. Jets quarterback Geno Smith was pulled in favor of Matt Simms at halftime.

MIAMI DOLPHINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Tannehill 28 43 331 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Miller 22 72 3.3 0
R. Tannehill 3 22 7.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Hartline 9 127 14.1 1
M. Wallace 7 82 11.7 1
NEW YORK JETS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Simms 9 18 79 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Ivory 12 61 5.1 0
B. Powell 7 34 4.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Nelson 3 37 12.3 0
K. Winslow 3 26 8.7 0

Minnesota Vikings 23, Chicago Bears 20 (overtime) - The Vikings (3-8) went into overtime for a second consecutive week and played the role of spoiler. After tying the Packers last week, they knocked off the Bears (6-6) — who could be haunted by this defeat. Chicago is a full game behind the Detroit Lions — who swept them in the season series. Adrian Peterson rushed for 211 yards on 35 carries — becoming the 28th man to surpass 10,000 rushing yards in the process.

CHICAGO BEARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. McCown 23 36 355 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Forte 23 120 5.2 0
M. Bush 1 15 15 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Jeffery 12 249 20.8 2
B. Marshall 4 45 11.2 0
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Cassel 20 33 243 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Peterson 35 211 6 0
C. Patterson 2 27 13.5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Jennings 7 78 11.1 1
J. Simpson 3 76 25.3 0

New England Patriots 34, Houston Texans 31 - The Patriots (9-3) walked into shootout against the Texans (2-10) — who have now lost ten games in a row. Tom Brady passed for 371 yards and two touchdowns. Ben Tate rushed for 102 yards and three touchdowns for Houston.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Brady 29 41 371 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Blount 12 44 3.7 1
S. Vereen 10 38 3.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Gronkowski 6 127 21.2 1
J. Edelman 9 101 11.2 0
HOUSTON TEXANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Keenum 15 30 272 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Tate 22 102 4.6 3
D. Johnson 3 13 4.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Johnson 8 121 15.1 0
D. Hopkins 2 77 38.5 0

Carolina Panthers 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 - No comeback effort needed by the Panthers (9-3) — who nearly led wire to wire against the Buccaneers (3-9). Cam Newton rushed for a touchdown and passed for two more as Carolina won their eighth game in succession. The Panthers stingy defense forced two turnovers and racked up four sacks.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Glennon 14 21 180 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Rainey 17 63 3.7 0
M. Glennon 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Jackson 3 75 25 0
T. Underwood 3 51 17 0
CAROLINA PANTHERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Newton 18 29 263 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Newton 5 68 13.6 1
M. Tolbert 9 48 5.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Olsen 5 85 17 0
S. Smith 3 51 17 0

Jacksonville Jaguars 32, Cleveland Browns 28 - The Jaguars (3-9) won their third game of the season and ruined a record-setting performance by Cleveland’s Josh Gordon. Chad Henne connected with Cleveland native Cecil Shorts on a 20-yard pass with 40 seconds left in regulation. The Browns Josh Gordon hauled in 10 passes for 261 yards — becoming the first player in NFL history to record 200 yards receiving in consecutive games.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Henne 22 40 195 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Jones-Drew 23 77 3.3 0
J. Todman 5 31 6.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Sanders 8 67 8.4 0
C. Shorts 6 64 10.7 1
CLEVELAND BROWNS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Weeden 24 40 370 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
W. McGahee 14 57 4.1 1
C. Ogbonnaya 7 20 2.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Gordon 10 261 26.1 2
J. Cameron 4 43 10.8 0

Atlanta Falcons 34, Buffalo Bills 31 (overtime) - The Falcons (3-9) resembled their glory days with production from the passing and running game. The Bills (4-8) lost their annual home game in the city of Toronto. Matt Ryan’s 36-yard field goal three minutes into overtime won it for Atlanta.

ATLANTA FALCONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Ryan 28 47 311 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
S. Jackson 23 84 3.7 2
A. Smith 1 38 38 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. White 10 143 14.3 0
H. Douglas 6 73 12.2 0
BUFFALO BILLS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manuel 18 32 210 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Spiller 15 149 9.9 1
F. Jackson 11 42 3.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Chandler 4 63 15.8 0
S. Johnson 5 55 11 0

San Francisco 49ers 23, St. Louis Rams 13 - The Niners (8-4) are steadily returning to last season’s form with back to back wins. Michael Crabtree returned to the lineup and Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis had big games. Colin Kaepernick was 19-28 for 275 yards and a touchdown. The Rams (5-7) were unable to get anything going offensively, thanks to an aggressive Niners defense.

ST. LOUIS RAMS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
K. Clemens 19 37 218 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Z. Stacy 19 72 3.8 0
K. Clemens 3 21 7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cook 3 49 16.3 0
S. Bailey 3 46 15.3 0
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Kaepernick 19 28 275 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore 15 42 2.8 1
C. Kaepernick 4 21 5.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Boldin 9 98 10.9 0
V. Davis 4 82 20.5 1

Denver Broncos 35, Kansas City Chiefs 28 - The Broncos (10-2) handled the Chiefs (9-3) for the second time in three weeks to gain full control of things in the AFC. Four of Peyton Manning’s five touchdown passes were to wide receiver Eric Decker — who had eight catches for 174 yards. The Chiefs rallied late, but were unable to convert on a critical 4th and 4.

DENVER BRONCOS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Manning 22 35 403 5
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Ball 13 117 9 0
K. Moreno 15 18 1.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Decker 8 174 21.8 4
D. Thomas 3 106 35.3 0
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Smith 26 42 293 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Charles 19 93 4.9 1
A. Smith 4 46 11.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Bowe 3 56 18.7 0
D. McCluster 5 43 8.6 0

Cincinnati Bengals 17, San Diego Chargers 10 - The Bengals (8-4) finally came alive in the third quarter to knock off the Chargers (5-7) — who have lost four of their last five games. The Bengals now hold a two game lead over the Baltimore Ravens — who they will face in the regular season finale.

CINCINNATI BENGALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Dalton 14 23 190 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Green-Ellis 20 92 4.6 1
G. Bernard 14 57 4.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Green 5 83 16.6 1
A. Hawkins 3 65 21.7 0
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Rivers 23 37 252 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mathews 14 61 4.4 0
D. Woodhead 7 22 3.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Allen 8 106 13.2 0
L. Green 2 45 22.5 1

NY Giants 24, DC 17 - The off season is officially underway in DC (3-9) after the team was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs after a tumultuous season on and off the field. The Giants (5-7) slim playoff hopes are still alive after Justin Tuck’s four sack performance. Andre Brown rushed for two touchdowns and Eli Manning was 22-28 for 235 yards and a touchdown.

NEW YORK GIANTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manning 22 28 235 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
P. Hillis 6 45 7.5 0
A. Brown 14 35 2.5 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Cruz 6 80 13.3 0
B. Myers 5 61 12.2 1
WASHINGTON
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Griffin 24 32 207 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Griffin 12 88 7.3 0
A. Morris 11 26 2.4 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Garcon 9 61 6.8 0
L. Paulsen 3 41 13.7 1

Monday Night Football:

New Orleans Saints (9-2) at Seattle Seahawks (10-1)

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