Eagles feeling pressure to break home-field losing streak

DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson and the Eagles haven’t won at Lincoln Financial Field in over a year.
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If DeSean Jackson really wants the fans to not boo the Eagles off the field Sunday, then it’s time. It’s time to break the 10-game home losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field, a haunting stretch dating back to Sept. 30, 2012.

“That’s something we’ve got to work on,” quarterback Nick Foles said.

Four more defeats on home soil would tie an NFL record. One more, this Sunday against the reeling Redskins, will probably unleash another round of venom from those brutally-honest Philly fans. Jackson might have to cover his ears if that happens.

“We need everybody in the stands really encouraging instead of the opposite,” Jackson told CSNPhilly.com. “We already have to beat our opponent. Now we’re trying to fight our fans. That energy to help us go out there and help us [get an] interception, delay of game penalty, whatever it is, we need them on our side, not against us.”

Drastic times call for drastic measures. Considering football players are creatures of extreme habit, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly might be willing to try anything.

“Do we have to take the buses and drive around for a half hour before we go to the stadium? I don’t know,” Kelly said. “If that was the answer, we would do it. We don’t have that answer.”

Despite all the negative energy flowing through South Philadelphia, Kelly’s team is surprisingly in the thick of a playoff hunt after two straight road wins. The Eagles (5-5) are tied for first place in the NFC East with the Cowboys. They’ll embrace the crowd, whether negative or positive, and attempt to walk out raising their helmets high.

“We love playing at home. Our fans are outstanding,” Kelly said. “They deserve it. That’s what our goal is right now. We have a one-game season, and it’s against the Washington Redskins, it’s at home and we’re excited to get back into the Linc and play in front of our fans.”


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