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No Matter the Outcome, Two Philadelphia Eagles Will Win the Pro Bowl

January 23rd, 2014 at 10:18 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

Team Jerry Rice. Team Deion Sanders. The 2014 Pro Bowl Draft is officially over as team managers Rice and Sanders split up 88 players over the two-day draft. Since the Pro Bowl is no longer NFC/AFC, two of the four Philadelphia Eagles players that made the trip to the Pro Bowl will walk away with a win on Sunday.

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TEAM JERRY RICE

Out of all of the running backs in the Pro Bowl, McCoy was the first to be drafted. It is no surprise that he was the first running back drafted because he had an outstanding year. He ended the season as the leagues rushing leader with 1,607 yards. He also had nine rushing touchdowns. 

Evan Mathis is making his first trip to the Pro Bowl this year. The nine-year veteran is well deserving of a spot int he Pro Bowl as he is one of the best offensive lineman on the Eagles roster. As proof of that, Mathis was named to the All-NFL team by the Pro Football Writers of America. He was also named to the first-team All Pro by the Associated Press for his performance this year.

TEAM DEION SANDERS

Jackson was another Eagle who had a career year. He finished the season with a career high in receiving yards (1,332), receptions (82) and targets (126). He also tied his career high in touchdowns with nine.

Foles was basically guaranteed a spot in the Pro Bowl when he was named as a first alternate. With the playoffs still underway, one of the Pro Bowl bound quarterbacks still playing had to give up their spot. After taking over as the starting quarterback when Michael Vick was injured twice, Foles led the Eagles to an 8-2 record and their first post-season appearance since 2010. Foles finished the season with a 64 percent completion rating after completing 203 of his 317 passes. He threw for 2,891 yards, 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He had the best touchdown-interception ratio in the league. 

Check out the full Pro Bowl rosters here.

The Pro Bowl is set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.


Tags: Deion Sanders, DeSean Jackson, Evan Mathis, Football, Jerry Rice, LeSean McCoy, NFL, Nick Foles, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Pro Bowl

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