2012 Philadelphia Eagles season

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2012 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Andy Reid
General manager Howie Roseman
Owner Jeffrey Lurie
Home field Lincoln Financial Field
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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The 2012 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise’s eightieth season in the National Football league, as well as the tenth playing their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. The team failed to improve on their 8–8 record from 2011, and suffered their worst season since 1998 when they won only three games. On December 31, 2012, Andy Reid was fired after 14 seasons as the Eagles' head coach. Also, for the fourth consecutive season, the team the Eagles played in their home opener went on to win the Super Bowl.

The Eagles traded the fifteenth selection in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Seattle Seahawks along with a fourth a sixth round pick in exchange for the twelfth pick, where they selected defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

Personnel changes[edit]

On January 8, cornerbacks coach Johnnie Lynn was fired.[1] On January 11, Ryan Grigson, the Eagles' director of player personnel for the past two seasons, was hired as the new general manager of the Indianapolis Colts.[2] On January 30, Todd Bowles, who served as the Miami Dolphins' interim head coach for the final three games of the 2011 season, was hired as the Eagles' new defensive backs coach.[3]

Despite speculation to the contrary, defensive coordinator Juan Castillo retained his job. Castillo was blamed by some fans for a series of fourth-quarter collapses early in the season, but the defense appeared to improve toward the end of the season. [4]

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was reportedly a candidate for several head coaching vacancies in this league, but those opportunities passed without him.[5]

On October 16, 2012, Castillo was fired and replaced by Todd Bowles.[6]

On December 3, 2012, defensive line coach Jim Washburn was fired. He was then replaced by Tommy Brasher.[7]

Roster changes[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Position Player Tag 2012 Team Notes
DE Victor Abiamiri UFA TBD
RB Ronnie Brown UFA San Diego Chargers
DT Antonio Dixon RFA Indianapolis Colts re-signed on March 14, but waived on August 31.
re-signed to a two-year deal on December 26.
T King Dunlap UFA Philadelphia Eagles
WR DeSean Jackson UFA Philadelphia Eagles assigned franchise tag on March 5,[8]
signed contract extension on March 14[9]
DT Derek Landri UFA Philadelphia Eagles
DT Trevor Laws UFA St. Louis Rams
G/T Evan Mathis UFA Philadelphia Eagles signed to a 5-year deal on March 17[10]
DE Juqua Parker UFA Cleveland Browns
FB Owen Schmitt UFA Oakland Raiders
WR Steve Smith UFA St. Louis Rams
QB Vince Young UFA Buffalo Bills
Player re-signed by the Eagles

Trades[edit]

2012 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2012 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Signed Notes
1 12 Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State [dr 1]
2 46 Mychal Kendricks LB California
59 Vinny Curry DE Marshall [dr 2] [dr 3] [dr 4]
3 88 Nick Foles QB Arizona
4 123 Brandon Boykin DB Georgia
5 153 Dennis Kelly OT Purdue
6 194 Marvin McNutt WR Iowa [dr 5] [dr 6]
200 Brandon Washington OG Miami [dr 7] [dr 8]
7 229 Bryce Brown RB Kansas State

Draft notes[edit]

  1. ^ The team traded its first- (#15 overall), fourth- (#114 overall) and sixth- (#172 overall) round selections to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the Seahawks' first-round selection (#12 overall). The #172 overall selection was previously acquired in a trade that sent tackle Winston Justice and the team's original sixth-round selection (#187 overall) to the Indianapolis Colts.
  2. ^ The team acquired an additional second-round selection—#51 overall—and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in a trade that sent quarterback Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals The Eagles later traded the #51 overall selection to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for the Packers' second- and fourth-round selections (#59 and #123 overall, respectively).
  3. ^ The team traded its original third-round selection (#76 overall) and a fourth-round selection (#99 overall; previously acquired as part of a trade that sent a 2011 fourth-round selection to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) to the Houston Texans in exchange for linebacker DeMeco Ryans and the Texans' third-round selection (#88 overall).
  4. ^ See draft note 1.
  5. ^ See draft note 1.
  6. ^ The team acquired this sixth-round selection (#194 overall) as part of a 2010 trade that sent linebacker Joe Mays to the Denver Broncos; the Broncos originally sent running back J. J. Arrington to the Eagles, with the condition that the Eagles would receive a conditional 2012 selection from the Broncos if Arrington did not make the Eagles' 53-man roster at the beginning of the 2010 season (Arrington was indeed released by the Eagles shortly before the 2010 season).
  7. ^ The team acquired this sixth-round selection (#200 overall) in a trade that sent the team's original seventh-round selection (#223 overall) and linebacker Tracy White to the New England Patriots.
  8. ^ The team acquired a new seventh-round selection (#229 overall) in a trade that sent cornerback Asante Samuel to the Atlanta Falcons.

Staff[edit]

2012 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach/Executive Vice President of Football Operations – Andy Reid

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2012 Philadelphia Eagles final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 9 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Eagles' preseason schedule was announced on April 4, 2012.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 9 7:30 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–23 1–0 Lincoln Financial Field 6ABC Recap
2 August 20 8:00 p.m. EDT at New England Patriots W 27–17 2–0 Gillette Stadium 6ABC Recap
3 August 24 7:30 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Browns W 27–10 3–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium 6ABC Recap
4 August 30 6:35 p.m. EDT New York Jets W 28–10 4–0 Lincoln Financial Field 6ABC Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 1:00 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Browns W 17–16 1–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium Fox Recap
2 September 16 1:00 p.m. EDT Baltimore Ravens W 24–23 2–0 Lincoln Financial Field CBS Recap
3 September 23 4:05 p.m. EDT at Arizona Cardinals L 6–27 2–1 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
4 September 30 8:20 p.m. EDT New York Giants W 19–17 3–1 Lincoln Financial Field NBC Recap
5 October 7 1:00 p.m. EDT at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–16 3–2 Heinz Field Fox Recap
6 October 14 1:00 p.m. EDT Detroit Lions L 23–26 (OT) 3–3 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
7 Bye
8 October 28 1:00 p.m. EDT Atlanta Falcons L 17–30 3–4 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
9 November 5 8:30 p.m. EST at New Orleans Saints L 13–28 3–5 Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN[a] Recap
10 November 11 4:25 p.m. EST Dallas Cowboys L 23–38 3–6 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
11 November 18 1:00 p.m. EST at Washington Redskins L 6–31 3–7 FedEx Field Fox Recap
12 November 26 8:30 p.m. EST Carolina Panthers L 22–30 3–8 Lincoln Financial Field ESPN[a] Recap
13 December 2 8:20 p.m. EST at Dallas Cowboys L 33–38 3–9 Cowboys Stadium NBC Recap
14 December 9 1:00 p.m. EST at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–21 4–9 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
15 December 13 8:20 p.m. EST Cincinnati Bengals L 13–34 4–10 Lincoln Financial Field NFLN[b] Recap
16 December 23 1:00 p.m. EST Washington Redskins L 20–27 4–11 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
17 December 30 1:00 p.m. EST at New York Giants L 7–42 4–12 MetLife Stadium Fox Recap
LEGEND
Bold indicates division games.
^[a] Simulcast locally on WPHL-TV.
^[b] Simulcast locally on WPVI-TV.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week One: Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 10 0 7 17
Browns 3 0 3 10 16

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
  • CLE – Phil Dawson 43-yard field goal, 9:12 (CLE 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CLE – Phil Dawson 42-yard field goal, 4:57 (PHI 10–6)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Philadelphia Eagles opened up the season by traveling to the "Rock n' Roll Capital of the World" to square off against the Cleveland Browns. A 43-yard field goal by veteran Browns kicker Phil Dawson gave Cleveland a 3–0 lead some six minutes into the first quarter. The Eagles would respond with a field goal of their own, though, as Alex Henery sent the ball through the uprights from 42-yards out just seconds into the second period. With the score tied at 3–3 and just seventeen seconds before the half, an 18-yard pass from Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick to wideout Jeremy Maclin extended the Eagles lead by seven. At the half, the score was 10–3, the Eagles leading the Browns by a seven point margin. Browns kicker Phil Dawson successfully converted another field goal from 42-yards away with just under five minutes left in the third quarter, trimming the score to 10–6. Shortly afterwards, Dawson made the score 10–9 with a 22-yard field goal, his third of the day, and narrowing the Eagles' lead to one point with about fourteen minutes left in the game. The underdog Browns continued the scoring streak, taking the lead on an errant Michael Vick throw and 27-yard interception return touchdown by D'Qwell Jackson approximately thirty seconds later. With the score at 16–10 and an upset in the works, Michael Vick calmly drove the Eagles down the field and threw a strike to Clay Harbor from 4-yards out to return the lead to Philadelphia, 17–16. The Browns were unable to reciprocate and the Philadelphia Eagles narrowly claimed the week one victory. With the nail-biting win, the Eagles began their season 1–0.

Week 2: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Two: Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 7 10 0 6 23
Eagles 7 0 10 7 24

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

[16]

The Eagles returned home to square off against the favored Baltimore Ravens in a Battle of the Birds. Eagles' running back LeSean McCoy opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run some ten minutes into the first quarter for a 7–0 lead. However, the Ravens were able to tie the game up at 7–7 with Vonta Leach running for a 5-yard touchdown. They would take the lead in the 2nd quarter as Joe Flacco found Jacoby Jones on a 21-yard touchdown pass to take a 14–7 lead followed by a 56-yard field goal by Justin Tucker for a 17–7 lead just before halftime. The 3rd quarter was all Eagles as they managed to catch up with Michael Vick's 23-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin to make the score 17–14 and then tied the game with Alex Henery's 23-yard field goal at 17–17. However, the Ravens moved back into the lead in the 4th quarter as Tucker was able to score 2 long field goals from 51 and 48 yards out to make the score 20–17 and 23–17 respectively. The Eagles came out and surprisingly won the game with Vick's 1-yard QB rushing touchdown as the Eagles managed to win the game 24–23.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 2–0 and became the first team in NFL history to start a season 2–0 after winning their first 2 games by only a point.

Week 3: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Three: Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 6 0 6
Cardinals 10 14 0 3 27

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • Jay Feely, 27-yard field goal, 3:52 (ARI 27–6)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a lucky 2–0 start, the Eagles traveled to take on the Cardinals. The Cards struck first in the first quarter with Jay Feely's 47-yard field goal for a 3–0 lead followed by Kevin Kolb finding Michael Floyd on an 8-yard touchdown pass for a 10–0 lead. The Cards would increase their lead in the 2nd quarter with Kolb finding Larry Fitzgerald on a 37-yard pass and then James Sanders recovering a fumble and returning it 98 yards for a touchdown for leads of 17–0 and then a 24–0 halftime lead. The Eagles managed to get on the board in the 3rd quarter with Alex Henery's 2 field goals from 36 and 40 yards out to decrease the lead to 24–3 and then 24–6. In the 4th quarter the Cardinals ended up getting their only points of the 2nd half with Feely's 27-yard field goal to end the game with a final score of 27–6.

With the loss, the Eagles fell to 2–1.

Week 4: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week Four: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 3 7 7 17
Eagles 0 7 6 6 19

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYG –
  • PHI –
Top rushers
  • NYG –
  • PHI –
Top receivers
  • NYG –
  • PHI –
Top tacklers
  • NYG –
  • PHI –

After a tough road loss to the Cardinals, the Eagles went back home for division rival game 1 against the Giants. After a scoreless first quarter the Eagles drew first blood with Michael Vick finding Desean Jackson on a 19-yard touchdown pass for a 7–0 lead before the Giants scored off of a Lawrence Tynes 25-yard field goal to cut the lead to 7–3 at halftime. After this the Eagles went right back to work in the 3rd quarter with Alex Henery nailing a 20-yard field goal to help his team take a 7-point lead again at 10–3. However, the Giants managed to tie the game up as Eli Manning found Victor Cruz on a 14-yard touchdown pass to make the score 10–10. The Eagles moved back into the lead with Henery's 48-yard field goal for a 13–10 lead. They would score another field goal in the 4th quarter for a 16–10 lead. However, the Giants were able to take the lead Manning finding Bear Pascoe on a 6-yard touchdown pass for a 17–16 score. But the Eagles moved down the field and were able to score with Henery's 26-yard field goal for a final score of 19–17.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 3–1. The team also made it to 1–0 in games where Vick does not turn the ball over. The Eagles had gone 8–1 in their last 9 games against the Giants by this time.

Week 5: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Five: Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 7 7 14
Steelers 0 10 0 6 16

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Eagles traveled to western Pennsylvania to take on longtime in-state rival Steelers at Heinz Field. After a scoreless first quarter, the Steelers were able to get on the board first with Rashard Mendenhall's 13-yard touchdown run for a 7–0 lead followed by Shaun Suisham's 20-yard field goal for a 10–0 lead at halftime. The Eagles went to work in the 3rd quarter as Michael Vick found LeSean McCoy on a 15-yard touchdown pass to shorten the lead to 10–7. The Steelers increased their lead with Suisham kicking a 37-yard field goal to make the score 13–7. The Eaglesl took the lead with Vick hooking up with Brent Celek on a 2-yard touchdown pass for a 14–13 score. However, the Steelers were able to drive down the field and Suisham wrapped up the game with a game-winning 34-yard field goal for a final score of 16–14.

With the loss, the Eagles dropped to 3–2.

Week 6: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Six: Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Lions 6 0 0 17 3 26
Eagles 0 7 6 10 0 23

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
  • DET – Jason Hanson 46-yard field goal, Lions 3–0, Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, :055.
  • DET – Jason Hanson 34-yard field goal, Lions 6–0, Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 5:45.
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • PHI – Alex Henery 26-yard field goal, Eagles 10–6, Drive: 15 plays, 72 yards, 6:37.
  • PHI – Alex Henery 32-yard field goal, Eagles 13–6, Drive: 10 plays, 50 yard, 3:40.
Fourth quarter
  • PHI – Alex Henery 49-yard field goal, Eagles 16–6, Drive: 9 plays, 35 yards, 3:11.
  • DET – Matthew Stafford 1-yard run (Jason Hanson kick), Eagles 16–13, Drive: 7 plays, 80 yard, 3:09.
  • PHI – Jeremy Maclin 70-yard pass from Michael Vick (Alex Henery kick), Eagles 23–13, Drive: 3 plays, 76 yards, 1:29.
  • DET – Nate Burleson 17-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick), Eagles 23–20, Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 1:46.
  • DET – Jason Hanson 19-yard field goal, Tied 23–23, Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 2:24.
Overtime
  • DET – Jason Hanson 45-yard field goal, Lions 26–23, 5 plays, 23 yards, 2:22.
Top passers
  • DET – Matthew Stafford – 22/45, 311 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • PHI – Michael Vick – 28/46, 311 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
  • DET – Mikel LeShoure – 15 carries, 70 yards
  • PHI – Michael Vick – 9 carries, 59 yards
Top receivers
  • DET – Calvin Johnson – 6 receptions, 135 yards
  • PHI – Jeremy Maclin – 6 receptions, 130 yards, 1 touchdown
Top tacklers
  • DET – Justin Durant – 8 tackles
  • PHI – DeMeco Ryans – 10 tackles, 3 assists

The Eagles returned home to play against a struggling Lions team. In the first quarter it was all Lions with Jason Hanson kicking field goals from 46 and 34 yards out for leads of 3–0 and then 6–0. The Eagles took the lead in the 2nd quarter with Michael Vick's 2-yard touchdown pass to LeSean McCoy for a 7–6 score at halftime. In the 3rd quarter the Eagles were able to move further ahead with 2 Alex Henery field goals: 26 and 32 yards out for leads of 10–6 and then 13–6. Henery would kick 49-yard field goal for a 16–6 lead before Matthew Stafford ran for a QB 1-yard touchdown to shorten the Eagles' lead to 3 at 16–13. But the Eagles again pushed ahead by 10 as Vick found Maclin on a 70-yard touchdown pass for a 23–13 lead. But then the lead was shortened to 3 again as Stafford found Nate Burleson on a 17-yard touchdown pass for a 23–20 score and then tied the game with Hanson's 19-yard field goal at 23–23 to send the game into overtime. In overtime, the Eagles won the toss but went 3 and out as the Lions were able to drive down the field and wrap things up with Hanson's game-winning 45-yard field goal to end the game 26–23.

With the loss, the Eagles head into their bye week at 3–3. The team also dropped to 2–3 in games where Vick turns the ball over.

Week 8: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Eight: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 14 10 3 3 30
Eagles 0 7 3 7 17

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, John Lynch and Jennifer Hale
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • PHI- Alex Henery, 33-yard field goal, 11:23 (ATL 24–10)
  • ATL- Matt Bryant, 29-yard field goal, 6:10 (ATL 27–10)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ATL –
  • PHI –
Top rushers
  • ATL –
  • PHI –
Top receivers
  • ATL –
  • PHI –
Top tacklers
  • ATL –
  • PHI –

The Eagles stayed home for a duel with their historic rival undefeated 6–0 Falcons. The game, played under cloudy skies, was also notable in that the weather conditions heralded the approach of Hurricane Sandy, a storm which was set to make an unprecedented landfall in nearby South Jersey. In the first quarter, the Falcons drew first blood as Matt Ryan found Drew Davis for a 15-yard pass to make the score 7–0. The team increased their lead with Ryan finding Jason Snelling to make it 14–0. In the 2nd quarter, the Eagles would get on the board with LeSean McCoy's 2-Yard run to make it 14–7. However, the Falcons responded with Ryan's 63-yard TD pass to Julio Jones to make it 21–7. The Falcon would increase their lead before halftime with Matt Bryant's 43-yard field goal to make it 24–7. The Eagles would try to rally in the 3rd quarter with a 33-yard field goal from Alex Henry to shorten the lead to 24–10, but the Falcons pulled away as Bryant would kick a 29-yard field goal to make it 27–10. In the 4th quarter, Bryant increased the Falcons' lead with a 30-yard field goal to make the score 30–10. The Eagles tried to rally as Michael Vick found McCoy to make the score 30–17. However, the Eagles were unable to try to attempt a comeback win as the team dropped to 3–4 on the season.

Week 9: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Nine: Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 3 10 0 13
Saints 7 14 7 0 28

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

No scoring

Top passers
  • PHI –
  • NO –
Top rushers
  • PHI –
  • NO –
Top receivers
  • PHI –
  • NO –
Top tacklers
  • PHI –
  • NO –

After a tough loss at home to the Lions, the Eagles traveled down south to New Orleans to take on the Saints in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints scored first with Patrick Robinson returning a Michael Vick interception 99 yards for a touchdown and a 7–0 lead for the only score of the game. The Eagles got on the board in the 2nd quarter as Alex Henery kicked a 22-yard field goal to cut the lead to 7–3 not long before Chris Ivory ran for a 22-yard touchdown to move the Saints ahead by 11 with a 14–3 lead and then they would score again with Drew Brees finding Marques Coltson on a 1-yard touchdown pass for a 21–3 halftime lead. The Eagles scored 10 unanswered points in the 3rd quarter with Vick hooking up with DeSean Jackson on a 77-yard touchdown pass for a score of 21–10 and then Henery kicked a 37-yard field goal for a score of 21–13. But the Saints scored one last time as Brees found Jimmy Graham on a 6-yard touchdown pass for a 28–13 lead which would be the final score of the game as neither team scored in the 4th quarter.

With the loss, the Eagles fell to 3–5.

Week 10: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Ten: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 7 21 38
Eagles 7 0 10 6 23

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DAL- Dan Bailey, 30-yard field goal, 3:50 (DAL 10–7)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • PHI –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • PHI –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • PHI –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • PHI –

The Eagles returned home for a game against the Cowboys. They scored first with Michael Vick hooking up with Riley Cooper on a 2-yard touchdown pass for a 7–0 lead, however, the Boys responded with Tony Romo finding Felix Jones on an 11-yard pass for a 7–7 lead. Then increased their lead in the 2nd quarter as Dan Bailey kicked a 30-yard field goal for a 10–7 halftime lead. Michael Vick had been knocked out of the game and was possibly out for the season after going 6/9 for 70 yards and a touchdown pass. Rookie QB Nick Foles would get his first NFL action and threw his first touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin from 44 yards out as the Eagles retook a 14–10 lead while Henery moved the team ahead 17–10 with a 40-yard field goal. After this, the Cowboys went back to work as Romo found Dez Bryant on a 30-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 17–17. Then the Boys retook the lead with Dwayne Harris returned a punt 78-yards for a touchdown for a 24–17 lead followed up by Brandon Carr returning an interception 47 yards for a touchdown and a 31–17 lead. The Eagles then got back to work with Stanley Havili 1-yard touchdown run (with a failed PAT) to shorten the lead to 31–23. But the Boys wrapped the game up with Jason Hatcher's fumble recovery in the end zone for a final score of 38–23.

With the loss, the Eagles dropped to 3–6.

Week 11: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Eleven: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 3 3 0 6
Redskins 7 10 7 7 31

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 52 °F (11 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 79,327
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • PHI –
  • WAS –
Top rushers
  • PHI –
  • WAS –
Top receivers
  • PHI –
  • WAS –
Top tacklers
  • PHI –
  • WAS –

The Eagles went to FedEx Field to face their division rival Redskins in what would be a killer loss for the starting game of Rookie QB Nick Foles. The young QB was picked off twice as the Skins zoomed passed the Eagles' defense to drop the team to 3–7, snapping their 3-game winning streak to their division rivals, and leaving them in last place in the NFC East.

Week 12: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Twelve: Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 14 0 7 9 30
Eagles 3 12 7 0 22

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 36 °F (2 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (ESPN[a]): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • PHI- Alex Henery, 41-yard field goal, 14:19 (CAR 14–6)
  • PHI- Bryce Brown, 65-yard run, two-point conversion attempt failed, 11:07 (CAR 14–12)
  • PHI- Alex Henery, 45-yard field goal, 3:20 (PHI 15–14)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CAR- Graham Gano, 23-yard field goal, 12:40 (CAR 24–22)
  • CAR- Cam Newton, 2-yard run, PAT failed, 4:40 (CAR 30–22)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the loss, the Eagles fell to 3–8. Foles also went 0–2 as a starter.

Week 13: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Thirteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 10 7 9 33
Cowboys 0 10 7 21 38

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EST/7:20 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 81,851
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the loss, the Eagles fell to 3–9 securing them their 3rd losing season since 1999 and their first since 2005. Thus this season became their 3rd losing season under Andy Reid as the Eagles were swept by the Cowboys for the first time since 2009. Regardless that the Eagles were now 0–3 with Foles as a starter, Andy named him the team's starting QB for the remainder of the season.

Week 14: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Fourteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 10 0 13 23
Buccaneers 0 0 7 14 21

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: December 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 69 °F (21 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 64,941
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, John Lynch and Jennifer Hale
Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming into the game, the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team had won more recently than the Eagles, but the Eagles snapped an eight-game losing streak and moved to 4–9 by defeating the Buccaneers in dramatic fashion via a touchdown pass from Nick Foles to Jeremy Maclin as time expired.[17] Rookie Bryce Brown rushed the ball 12 times for only 6 yards, which left Foles as the leading rusher (3 rushes, 27 yards). Foles was prolific through the air as well going 32/51 for 381 yards and 2 TDs.[18]

Although the touchdown which scored as time ran out put the Eagles ahead, the extra point still had to be attempted per NFL rule, because points for and points against are used by some tiebreakers. That extra point was good, and counted in the final score.

Week 15: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Fifteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 10 0 14 10 34
Eagles 0 13 0 0 13

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • PHI –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • PHI –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • PHI –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • PHI –

The Philadelphia Eagles made their third appearance in a nationally-broadcast game in four weeks against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 13, 2012.

Week 16: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Sixteen: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 13 14 0 27
Eagles 7 3 3 7 20

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • WAS –
  • PHI –
Top rushers
  • WAS –
  • PHI –
Top receivers
  • WAS –
  • PHI –
Top tacklers
  • WAS –
  • PHI –

Week 17: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Seventeen: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 0 7
Giants 21 14 0 7 42

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 32 °F (0 °C), windy
  • Game attendance: 80,657
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • PHI –
  • NYG –
Top rushers
  • PHI –
  • NYG –
Top receivers
  • PHI –
  • NYG –
Top tacklers
  • PHI –
  • NYG –

With the loss, the Eagles finish the season 4–12. The Eagles fired head coach Andy Reid on Monday, December 31, 2012, ending his 14-year tenure coaching the team.

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(4) 10 6 0 .625 5–1 8–4 436 388 W7
New York Giants 9 7 0 .563 3–3 8–4 429 344 W1
Dallas Cowboys 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 376 400 L2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 280 444 L3

References[edit]

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