2013 Philadelphia Eagles season

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2013 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Chip Kelly
General manager Howie Roseman
Owner Jeffrey Lurie
Home field Lincoln Financial Field
Local radio W.I.P
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Saints) 26–24
Uniform
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The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 81st season in the National Football League, and the first under head coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles improved on their 4–12 record from 2012, finishing 10–6 and clinching the NFC East division title and the playoffs for the first time since 2010, but after a close game, they lost to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, by a score of 26–24. The season was noted for LeSean McCoy winning the NFL rushing title, and the extremely successful season by Nick Foles where he produced 27 touchdowns to only 2 interceptions. It is one of the greatest seasons by any Quarterback in league history. Foles also threw 7 touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. This tied an NFL record.

The Eagles had a three-quarterback competition with Nick Foles, Michael Vick and Matt Barkley, with Vick winning the job. After Vick got injured, however, Foles took over as quarterback and was eventually named the new starting quarterback despite Vick's return.

Personnel changes[edit]

On December 30, 2012, long time head coach Andy Reid was fired. On January 16, 2013, Chip Kelly was hired as the new head coach.

The entire coaching staff, On January 20, Pat Shurmur accepted the offensive coordinator job. Billy Davis accepted the defensive coordinator position on February 7.

Tom Gamble was named Vice President of Player Personnel on February 13, a position that had been vacant since Ryan Grigson left to become general manager of the Indianapolis Colts.

Roster changes[edit]

The Philadelphia Eagles defense on the field during the 2013 season.

Free agents[edit]

Position Player Tag 2013 Team Notes
S Colt Anderson UFA Philadelphia Eagles
LS Jon Dorenbos UFA Philadelphia Eagles
OT King Dunlap UFA San Diego Chargers
LB Akeem Jordan UFA Kansas City Chiefs
DT Derek Landri UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie UFA Denver Broncos
G Jake Scott UFA Detroit Lions
DE Darryl Tapp UFA Washington Redskins
Player re-signed by the Eagles

Signings[edit]

Position Player Tag 2012 Team Date signed Notes and references
TE/FB James Casey UFA Houston Texans March 12 on active roster
S Patrick Chung UFA New England Patriots March 12 re-signed by New England Patriots
CB Bradley Fletcher UFA St. Louis Rams March 12 signed by New England Patriots
ILB Jason Phillips UFA Carolina Panthers March 12 on injured reserve
NT Isaac Sopoaga UFA San Francisco 49ers March 12 traded to New England
DE/OLB Connor Barwin UFA Houston Texans March 14 on active roster
S Kenny Phillips UFA New York Giants March 14 waived
CB Cary Williams UFA Baltimore Ravens March 14 signed by Seattle Seahawks
P Donnie Jones UFA Houston Texans March 25 on active roster
RB Felix Jones UFA Dallas Cowboys May 14 traded to Pittsburgh

Trades[edit]

2013 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 4 Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
2 35 Zach Ertz TE Stanford
3 67 Bennie Logan DT LSU
4 98[a] Matt Barkley QB USC
5 136 Earl Wolff S NC State
7[a] 212[b] Joe Kruger DE Utah
218[c] Jordan Poyer CB Oregon State
239[d] David King DT Oklahoma
Notes
^[a] The Eagles traded their original fourth- (No. 101 overall) and seventh- (No. 210 overall) round selections to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for the Jaguars' fourth-round selection (No. 98 overall).
^[b] The Eagles traded their original sixth-round selection (No. 173 overall) to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for safety David Sims and the Browns' seventh-round selection (No. 212 overall).
^[c] The Eagles acquired an additional sixth-round selection (No. 196 overall) in a 2011 trade that sent defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley to the Denver Broncos; the Eagles later traded this selection along with a conditional 2014 selection to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for wide receiver Arrelious Benn and the Buccaneers' 2013 seventh-round selection (No. 218 overall).
^[d] Compensatory selection.

Staff[edit]

2013 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Dave Fipp
  • Assistant Special Teams – Matthew Harper

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 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, 5 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 New England Patriots L 22–31 0–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
2 August 15 Carolina Panthers W 14–9 1–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
3 August 24 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 31–24 2–1 EverBank Field Recap
4 August 29 at New York Jets L 20–27 2–2 MetLife Stadium Recap

Regular season[edit]

The game against the Chiefs was the homecoming for former Eagles coach Andy Reid.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at Washington Redskins W 33–27 1–0 FedEx Field Recap
2 September 15 San Diego Chargers L 30–33 1–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
3 September 19 Kansas City Chiefs L 16–26 1–2 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
4 September 29 at Denver Broncos L 20–52 1–3 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
5 October 6 at New York Giants W 36–21 2–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
6 October 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–20 3–3 Raymond James Stadium Recap
7 October 20 Dallas Cowboys L 3–17 3–4 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
8 October 27 New York Giants L 7–15 3–5 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
9 November 3 at Oakland Raiders W 49–20 4–5 O.co Coliseum Recap
10 November 10 at Green Bay Packers W 27–13 5–5 Lambeau Field Recap
11 November 17 Washington Redskins W 24–16 6–5 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
12 Bye
13 December 1 Arizona Cardinals W 24–21 7–5 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
14 December 8 Detroit Lions W 34–20 8–5 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
15 December 15 at Minnesota Vikings L 30–48 8–6 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Recap
16 December 22 Chicago Bears W 54–11 9–6 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
17 December 29 at Dallas Cowboys W 24–22 10–6 AT&T Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Postseason[edit]

Playoff round Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 4, 2014 New Orleans Saints (6) L 24–26 0–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap

Game summaries[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week One: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 12 14 7 0 33
Redskins 7 0 7 13 27

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

Game information

The Eagles started their 2013 season on the road against the Redskins. The Skins would score first when DeAngelo Hall returned a fumble 75 yards for a touchdown for a 7-0 lead. After this the Eagles dominated scoring 33 straight points as Alex Henery kicked a field goal from 48 yards out to come within 4 for a 7-3 game. Next Michael Vick would find DeSean Jackson on a 25-yard pass as the team took the lead 10-7. On the Skins' next possession, Alfred Morris was tackled in the end zone for a safety making the score 12-7. In the 2nd quarter, the Eagles continued to increase their lead as Vick found Brent Celek on a 28-yard touchdown pass for a 19-7 lead. Later on in the quarter, Vick ran for a 3-yard touchdown bringing the halftime score to 26-7. In the 3rd quarter, LeSean McCoy ran for a 34-yard touchdown bringing the score to 33-7. The Skins started their scoring again as Morris ran for a 5-yard touchdown making the score 33-14. In the 4th quarter, it was all Skins as RG3 found Leonard Hankerson on a 10-yard touchdown pass (with a failed 2-point conversion) for a 33-20 game. Finally, the Skins came within 6 as RG3 and Hankerson connected again this time on a 24-yard pass bringing the final score to 33-27.

With the win, the Eagles would start their season 1-0.

Week 2: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Two: San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 3 10 7 13 33
Eagles 3 7 10 10 30

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

The Eagles punted on their first possession. The Chargers took the ball and marched to the Eagles 31, but had to settle for a 49 field goal. The Eagles took the ball next and stormed 75 yards in 5 plays, driving to the Chargers 2, but kicked a field goal.

Week 3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Three: Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 10 6 0 10 26
Eagles 6 0 3 7 16

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

This week marked the return of former Eagles head coach Andy Reid. The Eagles forced the Chiefs to a quick three-and-out, but the Eagles miffed the punt, and the Chiefs recovered at the Philadelphia 8. A few plays later, Ryan Succop kicked a 33 yard field goal. On Philadelphia's first possession, Michael Vick was intercepted by Eric Berry, on a pass intended for Brent Celek, who returned it 38 yards for a touchdown. After a Chiefs punt, Michael Vick busted off a 61 yard run, setting up his 22-yard touchdown pass to Jason Avant. Zach Ertz attempted to run in the 2 pt. conversion, but failed, keeping the score 10-6. With less than a minute remaining in the first quarter the Eagles drove into Chiefs territory, but Vick was sacked by Justin Houston and fumbled. Two field goals by Ryan Succop was the only scoring of the second quarter, giving the Chiefs a 16-6 halftime lead. An Alex Henery field goal was the only score of the third quarter, giving the Chiefs a 16-9 lead entering the fourth quarter. On their first drive of the fourth quarter, Jamaal Charles capped off a 8 play, 62 yard drive with a 3 yard touchdown run, making the score 23-9. The Eagles immediately responded with a touchdown of their own, driving 78 yards with a 41 yard touchdown rush by LeSean McCoy, pulling to within 7. However, Kansas City struck the decisive blow with a 15 play, 73 yard drive, taking 8:15 off the clock and Ryan Succop adding his fourth field goals making the score 26-16. On their next drive, Michael Vick completed a 19 yard pass on 3rd-and-10, but guard Todd Herremans was called for holding making it 3rd-and-20 at their own 21. The Eagles turned the ball over on downs. The Chiefs did the same on their next drive. Finally, a strip sack by Justin Houston with recovering for Kansas City, sealed the deal. With the loss, the Eagles lost their second in a row, both being at home. The Eagles out gained Chiefs 431-394 and had more first downs, 21-19, but the Chiefs dominated TOP 39:07 to 20:53 and won the turnover battle 5-0.

Week 4: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Four: Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 10 0 7 20
Broncos 14 7 21 10 52

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information

The Eagles visited Sports Authority Field in Denver to face the Broncos and their #1 offense. The received the ball first, but punted after only four plays. The Broncos took over and stormed 74 yards in only 9 plays to take the early lead. On the drive the Broncos converted three third downs on the drive including one on Peyton Manning's 6-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker. The Eagles responded on their next drive by driving from their own 18 to the Broncos 17, but had to settle for Henery's 35-yard field goal. On the ensuing kickoff Trindon Holliday returned the kick 105 yards for a touchdown, extending the lead to 14-3. The Eagles then engineered an insane 15 play 73 yard drive to the 7-yard line, but the Broncos kept them out of the end zone and Henery kicked a 25-yard field goal. After a Broncos three-and-out, the Eagles finally managed to reach the end zone. They needed only 7 plays to go 64 yards. A 35 yard completion to Bryce Brown on 3rd-and-11 moved the ball to the Denver 4. Two plays later Chris Polk rushed for a 4-yard touchdown, trimming the score to 14-13. Denver responded by marching 80 yards in 11 plays in a drive that took over 6 minutes off the clock and increased the lead to 21-13 after a Knowshon Moreno 4-yard touchdown run. Both teams punted to close out thet half. Denver started where they left off, driving 80 yards in one less play culminating in Manning's 1-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas. Manning threw for 44 yards on the drive. After an Eagles punt, the Broncos ate 80 more yards on another touchdown drive which. Manning continued to pick apart the Eagles secondary throwing for 58 yards on the drive which concluded with Manning once again connecting with Demaryius Thomas on a touchdown, this one for 15 yards, extending the lead to 35-13. The Eagles offense continued sputter as they punted again. The Broncos were completely the opposite, they stayed red-hot, driving 65 yards for another touchdown, increasing the lead to 42-13. Manning added 56 more yards and a 4-yard touchdown pass to Welker. The Broncos forced the Eagles to punt again, but Steven Johnson blocked it and returned it 17-yards for a touchdown, making the score 49-13. The Eagles finally managed to avoid punting on their next drive, but Henery missed a 46-yard field goal. Matt Prater made one from 53-yards away on the Broncos next drive to make the score 52-13. The Eagles managed to march 80 yards on their next drive with Nick Foles hitting Jeff Maehl for a 6-yard touchdown pass to close the scoring. The Broncos held the ball for the final 4:35 to end the game. The Eagles lost their third in a row to fall to 1-3 on the season.

Week 5: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Five: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 16 3 14 36
Giants 7 0 14 0 21

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Nick Foles would relieve an injured Michael Vick. With the win, the Eagles became 2-3.

Week 6: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Six: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 7 10 31
Buccaneers 3 14 0 3 20

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information

Week 7: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Seven: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 3 7 7 17
Eagles 0 0 0 3 3

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C), (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 8: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week Eight: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 6 6 0 3 15
Eagles 0 0 0 7 7

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

Nick Foles was injured again, but Matt Barkley took his place. The only touchdown in the entire game was during the 4th quarter after a botched snap for a punt was made by the Giants. The ball was recovered by the Eagles defense in the Giants' endzone for the touchdown. With the loss, the Eagles fell to 3-5.

Week 9: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Nine: Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 21 21 0 49
Raiders 3 10 0 7 20

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

Nick Foles tied an NFL record in this game with 7 touchdown passes.

Week 10: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Ten: Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 3 17 0 27
Packers 0 3 7 3 13

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C), mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 78,011
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 11: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Eleven: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 0 16 16
Eagles 7 10 7 0 24

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

A late game rally by Washington led them to the Eagles' 26 yard line. A shot to the end zone by Robert Griffin III would be intercepted by Brandon Boykin, clinching an Eagles win. The Eagles would move to 6-5.

Week 13: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Thirteen: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 7 7 21
Eagles 7 10 7 0 24

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Fourteen: Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 8 6 6 20
Eagles 0 0 6 28 34

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 27 °F (−3 °C), (Snow)
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Molly McGrath
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

In a blinding snowstorm, with at least 8" of snow on the field by the end of the game, LeSean McCoy broke the Eagles single-game rushing record with 217 yards on the ground.

Week 15: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Fifteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 6 13 8 30
Vikings 7 10 10 21 48

at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 64,087
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Sixteen: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 8 0 11
Eagles 21 3 9 21 54

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

Week 17: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Seventeen: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 14 0 7 24
Cowboys 0 10 6 6 22

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. CST[1]
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 91,166
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (NBC[1]): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

This game would end when Kyle Orton threw an interception late in the fourth quarter. With the win, the Eagles improved to 10-6 and sealed NFC East Championship and 3rd seed in the playoffs. They would also be the third team in a row to defeat the Cowboys in the last game of the regular season (Sunday Night Football: Week 17).

Postseason[edit]

NFC Wild Card Playoff Game: vs. #6 New Orleans Saints[edit]

NFC Wild Card Playoff Game: #6 New Orleans Saints at #3 Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 6 14 6 26
Eagles 0 7 7 10 24

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 442 382 W2
Dallas Cowboys 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 L1
New York Giants 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 W2
Washington Redskins 3 13 0 .188 0–6 1–11 334 478 L8

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 Seattle Seahawks West 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 186 W1
2 Carolina Panthers South 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 366 241 125 W3
3 Philadelphia Eagles East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 442 382 60 W2
4 Green Bay Packers North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 417 428 -11 W1
Wild cards
5 San Francisco 49ers West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 134 W6
6 New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 414 304 110 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 55 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2–4 4–8 445 478 -33 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 7 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 -89 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 395 376 19 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 -16 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2–3–1 4–7–1 391 480 -89 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 353 443 -90 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 288 389 -101 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .188 0–6 1–11 334 478 -144 L8
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45–28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23–20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Week 17 Flex Scheduling: Eagles-Cowboys to be NBC Sunday Night Football Game on Dec. 29; Bills-Patriots Moves to 4:25 PM ET on CBS; Buccaneers-Saints to 4:25 PM ET on FOX". NFLCommunications.com. December 22, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 2013 Philadelphia Eagles season at Wikimedia Commons