Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11

Date - 8:30 PM EST, Sunday, December 22, 2013
Location - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temperature - 62°
Head Official - Mike Carey
Attendance - 69144

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 0 3 8 0 11
Philadelphia 21 3 9 21 54

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 8-7 5-2 3-5 L1
Philadelphia 9-6 4-4 5-2 W1

Recap


Eagles 54, Bears 11: LeSean McCoy totaled 162 yards and rushed for a pair of touchdowns as Philadelphia crushed visiting Chicago.

Nick Foles completed 21-of-25 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles (9-6), who visit Dallas (8-7) in a showdown for the NFC East title in the season finale next week. Brent Celek and Riley Cooper each caught a TD pass and Chris Polk added a rushing score for Philadelphia in the rout.

Jay Cutler was 20-of-35 for 222 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Bears (8-7), who squandered an opportunity to clinch the NFC North. Chicago hosts Green Bay (7-7-1) for the division crown next Sunday.

The Eagles took most of the suspense out of the game in the first quarter, getting a pair of touchdown passes from Foles and McCoy’s 1-yard dive to grab a 21-0 lead before the end of the period. The Bears finally got on the board with a 50-yard field goal by Robbie Gould to cut the deficit to 24-3 at the half, but Matt Forte was tackled in the end zone for a safety 5:08 into the third and McCoy posted his second 1-yard TD run six plays later to make it 33-3.

Chicago took advantage of a turnover to finally get into the end zone on the final play of the third, as Cutler hit Brandon Marshall with a 6-yard pass and found Earl Bennett for the two-point conversion. Philadelphia responded with a 10-yard TD scamper by Polk on the ensuing drive to put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: McCoy (2,012) became the third player in Eagles history to go over 2,000 yards from scrimmage in a single season. … Philadelphia became the fourth team in history to go over 400 yards in 12 or more games and piled on with Brandon Boykin’s interception return for a TD and Bryce Brown’s 65-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter. … The Bears have allowed 40 or more points four times this season. It's the first time the club has surrendered 40-plus points in four or more games since 1952.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Chicago   Philadelphia
Matt Forte Player LeSean McCoy
9 Attempts 18
29 Yards 133
3.2 Avg Yards 7.4
0 Touchdowns 2
12 Long 19
Receiving
Chicago   Philadelphia
Martellus Bennett Player Brent Celek
5 Receptions 3
85 Yards 58
17.0 Avg Yards 19.3
0 Touchdowns 1
30 Long 24

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Chicago 257 61 196 1 1 0 2.0 1
Philadelphia 514 289 225 7 1 1 5.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Eagles have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Green Bay. The Bears have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .714 after a loss.