2012 Eagles Schedule Released

2012 Eagles Schedule Released


Thurs., Aug. 9 - v. Pittsburgh (7:30)
Mon., Aug. 20 - @ New England (8:00)
Fri., Aug. 24 - @ Cleveland (7:30)
Thurs., Aug. 30 - v. New York Jets (TBD)

Regular Season

Sept. 9 - @ Cleveland (1:00)
Sept. 16 - v. Baltimore (1:00)
Sept. 23 - @ Arizona (4:05)
Sept. 30 - v. New York Giants (8:30)
Oct. 7 - @ Pittsburgh (1:00)
Oct. 14 - v. Detroit (1:00)
Oct. 28 - v. Atlanta (1:00)
Mon., Nov. 5 - @ New Orleans (8:30)
Nov. 11 - v. Dallas (4:15)
Nov. 18 - @ Washington (1:00)
Mon., Nov. 26 - v. Carolina (8:30)
Dec. 2 - @ Dallas (8:30)
Dec. 9 - @ Tampa Bay (1:00)
Thurs., Dec. 13 - v. Cincinnati (8:30)
Dec. 23 - v. Washington (1:00)
Dec. 30 - @ New York Giants (1:00)

- As it turns out, a schedule that was floating around the internet a couple weeks ago turned out to be, not surprisingly, bogus.

- The third preseason date typically acts as the team's closest simulation to a regular season game, but since they turn around and open their regular season against the Browns, it will be interesting to see how Andy Reid treats the meaningless contest. The preseason meeting is also just four days after their second exhibition game.

- Don't know about you, but this season won't truly feel like it's getting underway until the Birds host the New York Giants on Sunday night in Week 4.

- Both tilts with Dallas follow the Eagles playing the previous Monday night -- seriously? That's at least one extra (three after Thanksgiving) for the Cowboys to prepare and recover before both games against the same division rival. That doesn't strike me as being very balanced.

- Star players from outside the division I am simultaneously looking
forward to seeing, yet not really: Calvin Johnson and Cam Newton.

- Reid will be going for his 14th consecutive victory following the bye week against the Atlanta Falcons, who it happens will also be coming off their bye.

- Unfortunately, the Birds actually find themselves on the wrong end of several bye weeks -- four to be exact, which has some folks on Twitter absolutely livid. The Steelers, Lions, Falcons and Redskins all get have the previous week off. Again, seems unbalanced.

- With three primetime games in a seven week span, including another dreaded Thursday nighter for the the third season in a row, the Eagles will play seven games in 39 days between Weeks 9 and 15.

- Will Eagles fans descend on Tampa in December much the way they did on South Beach last season?

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

CHESTER, Pa. — On the eve of his comeback after missing nearly 13 months with a left tibia stress fracture and other related injuries, Union midfielder Maurice Edu fractured his left fibula on Saturday, keeping him out for the 2016 playoffs and beyond.

“I was trying to take the shot on goal and my foot got stuck in the turf,” Edu said Sunday, in his blue Union-issued suit and supported by crutches. “My ankle rolled and twisted and it kind of snapped a little bit. I heard it crack, and a lot of pain from there. I got a scan afterward, and there was a break.”

There's no timetable his return.

Edu, 30, has spent over a calendar year fighting various injuries that have kept him out of game action. His trouble began on Sept. 30, 2015, when he played through the U.S. Open Cup final with a partially torn groin and sports hernia. It was during Edu’s recovery from those injuries that he developed a stress fracture.

"A little bit frustration. A lot of frustration, to be honest," he said. "But all I can do now is get back to work, focus on the positives and make sure that my situation isn’t a distraction from the team."

Edu’s teammates were equally devastated by the news. Edu, the Union captain when healthy, is popular and well-respected in the locker room.

"I feel so bad for him," said Alejandro Bedoya, who wore a dedication to Edu under his jersey on Sunday. "He’s one of my good friends, so I was looking forward to playing alongside him. I know how hard he’s worked to get back, and to see him go out like that, it’s heartbreaking. I’m sad for his loss and I hope he stays strong."

Edu, who has been with the Union since 2014, returned to training in July and played three conditioning appearances with the Union’s USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC. He was on the bench for the Union’s last three games and was set to make his first appearance in over a year against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, a game the Union eventually lost, 2-0 (see game story).

"We’re gutted for Mo," Union manager Jim Curtin said. "He was slated to start today. It’s real upsetting because he’s worked so hard to get back on the field. It’s been a tough 2016 for him, but I know he’ll come back stronger."

While he was visibly shaken by recent injury, Edu is driven to return.

"What happened, happened," Edu said. "I have no control over that. The only thing I do have control over is my next steps from here, how I prepare myself mentally and emotionally and how I continue to support this group."

Watch: Malcolm Jenkins saves Jon Dorenbos, who can't work his magic with bow tie

Watch: Malcolm Jenkins saves Jon Dorenbos, who can't work his magic with bow tie

The magician himself needed help on this one.

His bow tie.

Hey, this is what teammates are for, right?

On Monday night, Eagles longsnapper and NBC's America's Got Talent star Jon Dorenbos emceed safety Malcolm Jenkins' third annual Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event, which raises money for Philadelphia's youth and underserved communities.

Dorenbos, quite the wizard with his hands and card tricks, couldn't solve the bow tie.

“I had no clue,” Dorenbos said in an interview with CSN's John Clark. "In fact, this is the first bow tie I’ve ever worn.”

Jenkins had his back. Watch the Eagles' leader go to work and save Dorenbos in the video above.