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Last Season: 4-12, 1-5 division
Playoffs: Missed the postseason
Stat Leaders: QB Michael Vick (2,362 YDS, 12 TDS, 10 INTS); RB LeSean McCoy (840 YDS, 2 TDS); WR Jeremy Maclin (857 YDS, 7 TDS); LB DeMeco Ryans (113 TACKLES, 1 SACK)
The Buzz: Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly takes over a franchise that struggled, missing the playoffs last season. After a rough streak for former college coaches, Jim Harbaugh has proven it is possible to make a smooth transition. However, Kelly needs still remains under pressure to get his players to quickly buy into his strict system that features a lot more rules than players on the roster had to observe in the past. On the field, it's unclear whether his rapid-fire offense can be run successfully at the pro level. The biggest challenge will be finding ways to use Michael Vick's athleticism in the open field without getting injured. Vick has not played in more than 13 games the past four seasons due to injury.
Luck Factor: The Eagles entire season will be a leap of faith, hoping Kelly's offensive playcalling skills translate to the NFL and that Vick can stay healthy.
August 15, 2013