In the last two days, the Eagles braved the elements to win their fifth-straight game. On Monday night, the Bears whooped the Dallas Cowboys to give the Eagles sole possession of first place in the NFC East. As another winter storm is expected to hit the Philadelphia region, if you're lucky enough to get a snow day we'll have you blanketed beginning with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's and defensive coordinator Bill Davis' live press conferences at 11:25 a.m. before Eagles Live! with Dave Spadaro and Adam Caplan at Noon.
1. EAGLES NOW ALL ALONE IN FIRST PLACE
On a frigid Monday night at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Dallas Cowboys were blown out by the Bears, 45-28, dropping the Cowboys' record to 7-6 and pushing the Eagles into sole possession of first place in the NFC East with an 8-5 record.
Chicago shredded Dallas' 32nd-ranked defense for 490 total yards, and quarterback Josh McCown threw four touchdown passes, completing 27 of 36 passes. Chicago scored points every time it had the ball until the last possession. The Bears scored five touchdowns and three field goals in their first eight offensive possessions.
The game was tied 14-14 in the second quarter before Chicago went on a 28-0 tear to take complete control of the game. Chicago moved the football at will on a night when the temperatures and the wind-chill factor made Soldier Field an unpleasant place to be.
What's next for Dallas? The Cowboys are home on Sunday as they host the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a doctor's visit on Wednesday to seek medical clearance for his broken clavicle.
After Green Bay, Dallas travels to FedEx Field to play the Washington Redskins before wrapping up the regular season on December 29 against the visiting Eagles.
The Eagles, of course, play at Minnesota on Sunday before a game at Lincoln Financial Field against Chicago leading into the regular-season finale at Dallas.
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2. McCOY HEADED TO THE HALL OF FAME (WELL, HIS GEAR ANYWAY)
Eagles fans aren't the only ones who appreciated running back LeSean McCoy's franchise-record 217-yard performance on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. On Monday, the Eagles packed up McCoy's game-worn jersey, cleats and gloves and sent the items to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to be put on display. It's not the first Hall-worthy performance by an Eagle this season. Nick Foles' seven-touchdown performance at Oakland was honored as the quarterback's jersey, cleats and football thrown on the final score were placed alongside Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's gear from his seven-touchdown performance this year.
3. EAGLES HONOR DAVID BERNARDO, A SEASON TICKET MEMBER FOR 59 YEARS
On Sunday at the Bears game, the Eagles honored David Bernardo, who has been a Season Ticket Member since 1954. Bernardo first attended an Eagles game on October 26, 1940, when he paid just 60 cents to see the Eagles host the Brooklyn Dodgers at Shibe Park. He was one of 6,500 people in attendance that day. As president Don Smolenski presented David with an original copy of the program from that game, he pulled out the copy he purchased more than 73 years ago, preserved in a plastic protector that we wore around his neck to the game.
As our Season Ticket Member of the Game, David and his guests took part in a pre-game meet-and-greet with Eagles honorary captains Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams, and watched the Eagles take the field from inside the team tunnel earlier. Bernardo was also outfitted by the Eagles Pro Shop.
Between the weather and the win, Bernardo was treated to a game that he will never forget.
4. WEDNESDAY: WIN FREE TICKETS TO EAGLES-BEARS
SWOOP and Eagles Cheerleaders will be at the Dunkin' Donuts on Browning Road and Kings Highway at the Brooklawn Shopping Center in Brooklawn, N.J. on Wednesday! Stop by between 8-9 a.m. and enter to win a pair of tickets to the Eagles vs. Bears game! We'll be handing out Dunkin' gift cards and other giveaways too (while supplies last)! Remember, the Eagles run on Dunkin'!