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The 2009 Philadelphia Eagles season is the 77th season for the team in the National Football League. After advancing to their fifth NFC Championship game in eight years, the Eagles are looking to improve upon their 9-6-1 record and second-place finish in the NFC East in their 2008 campaign. For head coach Andy Reid, this is his 11th season as the coach of the Eagles.

Players

Movement

Notable roster additions



Notable roster losses

Free agents in 2009

RFA: Restricted free-agent, UFA: Unrestricted free-agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent
Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed 2009 team
WR Hank Baskett RFA 2/26/09 Indianapolis Colts
RB Correll Buckhalter UFA 2/27/09 Denver Broncos
C Nick Cole RFA 2/26/09 Philadelphia Eagles
SS Sean Considine UFA 2/27/09 Jacksonville Jaguars
FS Brian Dawkins UFA 2/28/09 Denver Broncos
CB Joselio Hanson UFA 2/20/09 Philadelphia Eagles
OT Jon Runyan UFA
TE L. J. Smith UFA 3/27/09 Baltimore Ravens
OT Tra Thomas UFA 3/9/09 Jacksonville Jaguars


2009 NFL Draft selections

2009 Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position Height Weight College
Round Choice
1 19 Jeremy Maclin WR 6 ft 0 in 199 lb Missourimarker
2 53 LeSean McCoy HB 5 ft 11 in 210 lb Pittsburghmarker
5 153 Cornelius Ingram TE 6 ft 4 in 245 lb Floridamarker
5 157 Victor Harris CB 5 ft 11 in 197 lb Virginia Techmarker
5 159 Fenuki Tupou OT 6 ft 6 in 322 lb Oregonmarker
6 194 Brandon Gibson WR 6 ft 1 in 200 lb Washington Statemarker
7 213 Paul Fanaika G 6 ft 5 in 327 lb Arizona Statemarker
7 230 Moise Fokou LB 6 ft 2 in 225 lb Marylandmarker
  • Carolina to Philadelphia. Carolina traded its first-round selection in 2009, as well as its second-round (No. 43: traded to Minnesota and used to select safety Tyrell Johnson) and fourth-round (No. 109: used to select offensive guard Mike McGlynn) selections in 2008 to Philadelphia for the first-round selection of Philadelphia in 2008 (No. 19: used to select offensive tackle Jeff Otah).
  • Philadelphia to Buffalo. Philadelphia traded the 28th overall selection in 2009 (which originally was Carolina's 2009 first-round selection), its fourth-round selection in 2009, and a conditional sixth-round selection in 2010 in return for offensive tackle Jason Peters.
  • Cleveland to Philadelphia. Cleveland traded its fifth-round selection in 2009 to Philadelphia for Philadelphia's sixth-round selection in 2008 (No. 191: used to select wide receiver Paul Hubbard).
  • New York Jets to Philadelphia The New York Jets traded their fifth-round selection and a conditional selection in 2010 to Philadelphia in return for cornerback Lito Sheppard.
  • Patriots to Philadelphia. Patriots traded its fifth-round selection in 2009 to Philadelphia for wide receiver Greg Lewis.
  • Minnesota to Philadelphia. Minnesota traded its sixth-round selection to Philadelphia for quarterback Kelly Holcomb.


Roster

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site TV NFL Recap Jerseys Pants
Final score Team record
1 Thursday, Aug. 13 7:30pm EDT New England Patriots L 27-25 0-1 Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker ABC Recap
2 Thursday, Aug. 20 8pm EDT at Indianapolis Colts L 23-15 0-2 Lucas Oil Stadiummarker Fox Recap
3 Thursday, Aug. 27 7pm EDT Jacksonville Jaguars W 33-32 1-2 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
4 Thursday, Sept. 3 7pm EDT at New York Jets L 38-27 1-3 Giants Stadiummarker


Regular season

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site TV NFL Recap Jerseys Pants
Final score Team record
1 September 13 1pm EDT at Carolina Panthers W 38-10 1-0 Bank of America Stadiummarker Fox Recap Green White
2 September 20 1pm EDT New Orleans Saints L 48-22 1-1 Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker Fox Recap White Green
3 September 27 1pm EDT Kansas City Chiefs W 34-14 2-1 Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker CBS Recap White Green
4 Bye Week
5 October 11 1pm EDT Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 33-14 3-1 Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker Fox Recap White Green
6 October 18 4:05pm EDT at Oakland Raiders L 13-9 3-2 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseummarker Fox Recap White Green
7 Oct. 26
(Monday)
8:30pm EDT at Washington Redskins W 27-17 4-2 FedEx Fieldmarker ESPN Recap Green White
8 November 1 1pm EST New York Giants W 40-17 5-2 Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker Fox Recap Green White
9 November 8 8:20pm EST Dallas Cowboys L 20-16 5-3 Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker NBC Recap Green White
10 November 15 4:15pm EST at San Diego Chargers L 31-23 5-4 Qualcomm Stadiummarker Fox Recap White Green
11 November 22 8:20pm EST at Chicago Bears W 24-20 6-4 Soldier Fieldmarker NBC Recap White Green
12 November 29 1pm EST Washington Redskins W 27-24 7-4 Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker Fox Recap Black White
13 December 6 1pm EST at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Domemarker Fox White Green
14 December 13 8:20pm EST at New York Giants Giants Stadiummarker NBC White Green
15 December 20 1pm EST * San Francisco 49ers Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker Fox Green White
16 December 27 1pm EST * Denver Broncos Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker CBS Green White
17 January 3, 2010 1pm EST * at Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadiummarker Fox Green White
NOTES:

Division games are in bold text.

All game dates are on Sunday, for the exception of the October 26 game at the Washington Redskins, which is on Monday Night Football.

An asterisk (*) indicates that gametime is are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.



Standings

Regular season results

Week 1: at. Carolina Panthers

at Bank of America Stadiummarker, Charlotte, North Carolinamarker

The Eagles began their season at Bank of America Stadiummarker for a Week 1 duel with the Carolina Panthers. Philadelphia trailed early in the first quarter as Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams ran 11 yards for a Carolina touchdown on their first drive. The Eagles would answer with a 49-yard field goal from kicker David Akers. In the second quarter, Philadelphia exploded with points as defensive end Victor Abiamiri returned a fumble 2 yards for a touchdown, wide receiver DeSean Jackson returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, and quarterback Donovan McNabb completed a 9-yard TD pass to tight end Brent Celek and a 4-yard touchdown pass to running back Brian Westbrook. Carolina would end the period with kicker John Kasay booting a 22-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Eagles closed out the their scoring with McNabb scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run. However, he was hit late by several Carolina tacklers who cracked his ribs on the right side, knocking him out of the game. Kevin Kolb came in for McNabb and closed out the game for the victorious Eagles.

With the win, Philadelphia began their season at 1-0.

Week 2: vs. New Orleans Saints

at Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker

Coming off their road win over the Panthers, the Eagles played their Week 2 homeopener against the New Orleans Saints. Due to the rib injury to quarterback Donovan McNabb, backup quarterback Kevin Kolb was named the starter.

In the first quarter, Philadelphia trailed as Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marques Colston. The Eagles would answer with Kolb completing a 71-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeSean Jackson, but New Orleans replied with kicker John Carney making a 23-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Philadelphia would tie the game again as kicker David Akers got a 23-yard field goal. However, the Saints struck back as Brees hooked up with Colston again on a 25-yard touchdown pass. The Eagles would close out the half as Akers made a 32-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, New Orleans began to pull away as Brees completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to fullback Heath Evans, along with running back Mike Bell getting a 7-yard touchdown. Philadelphia would answer with Kolb completing a 3-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jason Avant. In the fourth quarter, the Saints continued to pull away as running back Reggie Bush got a 19-yard touchdown run. The Eagles would get a score as Brees fumbled the ball out of his own endzone, giving Philadelphia a safety. However, the Saints closed out their victory march as safety Darren Sharper returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown.

With the loss, Philadelphia fell to 1-1.

Week 3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

at Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker

The Eagles entered their second home game of the season at 1-1 and facing an 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs team. Kevin Kolb once again started in place of the injured Donovan McNabb and starting running back Brian Westbrook, starting left guard Todd Herremans (who had been out the first two weeks as well), and number two wide receiver Kevin Curtis all missed the game as well. Nevertheless, the Eagles struck first as rookie RB LeSean McCoy, starting in place of Westbrook, scored on a five yard touchdown scamper. Later in the first quarter, Kevin Kolb scored his first ever NFL rushing TD on a quarterback sneak to put Philadelphia up 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Matt Cassel scored the Chiefs' first touchdown of the game on a nice pass to a leaping Mark Bradley over the head of CB Ellis Hobbs to cut the Eagles' lead to seven. However, Philadelphia bounced back as Kevin Kolb hooked up with DeSean Jackson for a 64 yard score. The Eagles tacked on an Akers field goal to go up 24-7 at the half.

The Philadelphia defense which had been great all day continued to do their jobs in the third quarter and the Kansas City began to step up their game as the only score of the third period was a 38 yard field goal kick by David Akers, putting the Eagles up 27-7.

In the fourth quarter, Kevin Kolb tossed another touchdown pass, this time to starting third-year TE Brent Celek. It was Philly's last score of the game and put them up 34-7. Matt Cassel began to rally the Chiefs and drove them down the field, scoring a touchdown on a nine yard pass to Bobby Wade, making the score 34-14. However, the Chiefs were unable to get on the board again and 34-14 was the final score.

With the win, the Eagles went into their bye week at 2-1.

Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

at Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker

The Eagles returned from their Week 4 bye against an 0-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers team, Philadelphia's second straight game against a winless team. Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook returned from injury but Kevin Curtis once again was inactive and Jeremy Maclin made his third consecutive start.

On Donovan McNabb's first play back, he scrambled 13 yards, and on the very next play, he found wide receiver Jeremy Maclin deep in the endzone for a 51 yard touchdown.

In the second quarter, Donovan McNabb hit fullback Leonard Weaver in the flat and Weaver took it in for a 20 yard touchdown. The Buccaneers answered soon after as quarterback Josh Johnson, making his second career NFL start, connected with tight end Kellen Winslow in the end one for a nine yard score. The Eagles ended the second half with another McNabb-to-Maclin TD hookup, this one of 40 yards.

In the third quarter, the two teams fought back and forth but the only score was for Philadelphia as running back Brian Westbrook, one play after lining up wide and catching a twenty-yard pass from McNabb, ran the ball seven yards into the endzone to put the Eagles up 28-7.

Kicker David Akers booted a 44-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to put Philly up 31-7, but the Bucs fought back as Josh Johnson and Kellen Winslow hooked up again on another nine yard touchdown. After a Sav Rocca punt left the Buccaneers deep in their own territory, DE Darren Howard tackled Tampa Bay halfback Carnell "Cadillac" Williams in the endzone for a safety.

The final score was 33-14 as the Eagles improved to 3-1. Andy Reid earned his 100th career victory with the Eagles.

Week 6: at Oakland Raiders

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseummarker, Oakland, Californiamarker

Coming off their home win over the Buccaneers, the Eagles flew to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseummarker for a Week 6 interconference duel with the Oakland Raiders.

In the first quarter, both defenses played well, with the Eagles getting on the board first with a 45-yard field goal from kicker David Akers. However, the Raiders responded as QB JaMarcus Russell hooked up with TE Zach Miller on an 86-yard touchdown pass.

In the second quarter, Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski hit a 29-yard field goal and Akers would hit a 43 yarder. Philadelphia got the ball back before the half but sputtered as they got close to the Oakland end zone and the half ended with the Raiders up 10-6.

In the third quarter, the defenses battled back and forth and neither team scored.

The final quarter's first points were scored by Oakland as Janikowski hit on a 46-yard field goal. David Akers scored on a 45 yard field goal for the Eagles, but when they got the ball back late in the fourth quarter, they turned it over on downs and the Raiders ran the ball out.

With the loss, the Eagles fell to 3-2.

Week 7: at Washington Redskins

at Fed Ex Fieldmarker, Landover, Marylandmarker

Hoping to rebound from their road loss to the Raiders, the Eagles flew to Fed Ex Fieldmarker for a Week 7 NFC East duel with the Washington Redskins on Monday night. Philadelphia took flight in the first quarter with wide receiver DeSean Jackson's 67-yard touchdown run and linebacker Will Witherspoon (recently acquired from the Rams) returning an interception 9 yards for a touchdown.

In the second quarter, the Eagles increased their lead with a 47-yard field goal from kicker David Akers. The Redskins would get on the board with quarterback Jason Campbell completing a 2-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Devin Thomas, yet Philadelphia answered with Akers nailing a 44-yard field goal and quarterback Donovan McNabb completing a 57-yard touchdown pass to Jackson. Washington would close out the half with a 47-yard field goal from kicker Shaun Suisham.

In the third quarter, both defenses fought back and forth and the period ended with no points.

In the fourth and final quarter, Jason Campbell completed a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Fred Davis for the only score of the second half

The Eagles defense held on and, with the win, Philadelphia improved to 4-2.

Week 8: vs. New York Giants

at Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker

Coming off their Monday night road win over the Redskins, the Eagles went home for a Week 8 NFC East duel with the New York Giants with the division lead on the line.

Philadelphia came out soaring in the first quarter as fullback Leonard Weaver got a 41-yard touchdown run, followed by quarterback Donovan McNabb hooking up with tight end Brent Celek on a 17-yard touchdown pass (with a blocked PAT). In the second quarter, the Eagles increased their lead as kicker David Akers nailed a 30-yard field goal. The Giants would get on the board as quarterback Eli Manning found tight end Kevin Boss on an 18-yard touchdown pass, yet Philadelphia kept their momentum going as McNabb completed a 54-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeSean Jackson and a 23-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

The Eagles would increase their lead in the third quarter as Akers booted a 35-yard field goal, yet New York attempted to rally as kicker Lawrence Tynes made a 42-yard field goal and running back Ahmad Bradshaw got a 1-yard touchdown run. In the fourth quarter, Philadelphia pulled away with a 66-yard touchdown run by rookie running back LeSean McCoy.

With the win, not only did the Eagles improve to 5-2, but they would take over as the leader of the NFC East.

Week 9: vs. Dallas Cowboys

at Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker

Coming off their win over the Giants, the Eagles stayed at home for a Week 9 Sunday night divisional duel with the Dallas Cowboys with the lead in the NFC East on the line.

Philadelphia would trail in the first quarter as Cowboys runnning back Tashard Choice picked up a 2-yard touchdown run. The Eagles would respond in the second quarter with a 45-yard and a 48-yard field goal from kicker David Akers, but Dallas would answer with kicker Nick Folk nailing a 22-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Philadelphia would take the lead as quarterback Donovan McNabb found tight end Brent Celek on an 11-yard touchdown pass. However, the Cowboys struck back in the fourth quarter witk Folk's 33-yard field goal and quarterback Tony Romo's 49-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Miles Austin. The Eagles tried to get a comeback, but could only muster up a 52-yard field goal from Akers.

With the loss, the Eagles fell to 5-3.

Week 10: at San Diego Chargers

at Qualcomm Stadiummarker, San Diego, Californiamarker

Hoping to rebound from their tough Sunday night loss to the Cowboys, the Eagles flew to Qualcomm Stadiummarker for a Week 10 interconference duel with the San Diego Chargers. Philadelphia would trail in the first quarter as Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to fullback Mike Tolbert. San Diego would add onto their lead in the second quarter with running back LaDainian Tomlinson's 3-yard touchdown run. The Eagles would get on the board with kicker David Akers getting an 18-yard and a 25-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Chargers went back to work as Tomlinson got a 20-yard touchdown run. Philadelphia would try to stay close as Akers nailed a 25-yard field goal, but San Diego kept their attack going as Rivers hooked up with wide receiver Legedu Naanee on a 20-yard touchdown pass. The Eagles' offense would finally get going in the fourth quarter as quarterback Donovan McNabb completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Brent Celek. However, the Chargers would prove to be too much to handle as kicker Nate Kaeding booted a 29-yard field goal.

With the loss, the Eagles fell to 5-4.

Week 11: at Chicago Bears

at Soldier Fieldmarker, Chicago, Illinoismarker

Week 12: vs. Washington Redskins

at Lincoln Financial Fieldmarker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker

Week 13: at Atlanta Falcons

at Georgia Domemarker, Atlanta, Georgiamarker

References

  1. http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20091011/SPORTS02/91011005



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