Monday, January 3, 2011

The Replacements

The Philadelphia Eagles played their last regular season game on Sunday, January 2, 2011 and they could neither hurt nor help their playoff standings. They were already guaranteed a home game the following Sunday, so many of the starters were rested and their replacements got a chance to play.

Eagles wdie receiver Chad Hall was thrilled to catch a TD pass.

So thrilled, he did the "Lambeau Leap" into the stands ...

... and struck a pose after coming back down to earth.

Running back Jerome Harrison picks up 36 yards on a run in the 3rd quarter.

Safety Jamal Adams, who was only promoted from the practrice squad on December 31st, breaks up a pass intended for Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.

Both quarterbacks took turns getting sacked. Kevin Kolb backs up Michael Vick.

The Cowboys weren't resting their regulars, but QB Stephen McGee is a backup to an injured Tony Romo. Next up for the Eagles in the first playoff game are the Green Bay Packers, who beat the Eagles in the season opener, but in that game by knocking Kevin Kolb, who was then the starter, out of the game, they unleashed Michael Vick, who was then the backup, into his starting and starring role.