Sure, the Eagles have been eliminated from making the NFL playoffs, but who really cares about that anyway? Here's some REAL news that's bound to cheer everyone up: the 2015 Pro Bowl roster has been revealed!
Five Eagles players made the list: running back LeSean McCoy, punt returner Darren Sproles, left tackle Jason Peters, center Jason Kelce, and outside linebacker Connor Barwin. Barwin, Sproles, and Kelce are all first-time Pro Bowl award winners.
This is the third time McCoy has made the cut. The 26-year-old running back ranks fifth overall in rushing yards with 1,220. He's averaging 4.1 yards per carry and has scored five touchdowns. McCoy is now tied with Timmy Brown and Bill Barnes with the most Pro Bowl berths by an Eagles running back.
Peters' Pro Bowl berth is the seventh in his 11-year career. Peters became the 13th Eagle and first offensive tackle in team history to earn five or more Pro Bowl selections. Since Peters earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2007, the only offensive tackle to earn more during that time span is Cleveland's Joe Thomas with eight. Peters has been the only constant on an Eagles offensive line that has been plagued by injuries in 2014.
31-year-old Sproles earned a spot with his punt return abilities. Sproles has scored on two punt returns and leads the NFL in punt return average at 13.3.
Kelce is the first Eagles center to earn a Pro Bowl berth in 47 years since Jim Ringo did so following the 1967 season.
Barwin earned his spot by racking up 14.5 sacks, which is a career high and ranks fourth overall in the NFL.
The Pro Bowl game will take place on Jan. 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
Only two Eagles players were named to the original roster in 2014: LeSean McCoy and Jason Peters. The latter opted out of participating in the game itself. Evan Mathis, DeSean Jackson, and Nick Foles were all named Pro Bowl alternates. Foles ended up winning the ever-so prestigious Pro Bowl MVP honors.
UPDATE - Eagles alternates announced:
Cody Parkey (first team), Evan Mathis (second team), Chris Maragos (second team), Jeremy Maclin (third team) and Fletcher Cox (sixth team).
Maclin and Cox -- especially Cox -- are the biggest snubs here.