Still Tied

Posted: November 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 310 Comments »

The Giants blew a couple of leads and lost to Dallas, 31-28. The one time all year I actually cheered for Big Blue and they became Big Blew It. Ugh.

Dallas and Philly are both 8-3. The Eagles are technically in 1st place because of a better division record. The winner of Thursday’s game will have 1st place all to themselves.

I can’t say watching Dallas tonight made me all that scared. That OL is terrific and they do have weapons, but Tony Romo can be erratic at times. I do think the Eagles pass rush will be better vs them than the Giants were. They gave Romo tons of time to throw, especially late in the game, and he picked them apart.

Do the Eagles have an advantage since they got to relax for part of their game while Dallas had to exert a lot of energy and emotion into coming back to beat the Giants? Interesting question with no definitive answer. The Eagles were coming off a laugher vs the Panthers when they went to Green Bay and got whipped.

The Eagles scored 43 points and won by 19 today. Yet, no one is all that excited. I think that’s a good sign. It shows where expectations are for this team. The Eagles won the division last year. They hosted a playoff game last year. This team wants more. They don’t have what it takes to be a great team right now (too many issues on defense), but this sure feels like a wide-open year in the NFL. We’ll get an idea of just how good this team is down the stretch.

Meanwhile the Skins and Giants are battling to see who can get the higher pick. We went through that in 2012 and boy is it miserable.


310 Comments on “Still Tied”

  1. 1 Avery Greene said at 1:02 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I’m worried about a win on Thursday, but they can do it. Dallas doesn’t excite me at all. They have a solid offense, but their defense is terrible.

    I think our problems are consistency along the oline on offense (fixable) and our secondary on defense (hope and pray). If our defense can pressure Romo, I think we’ll be fine.

    We keep saying the Eagles haven’t played a full 4 quarters on both sides of the ball, this week would be a good time to see that.

  2. 2 GEAGLE said at 7:11 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I dunno mate… I’m expecting Sanchez to make his share of mistakes, turn the ball over once or twice, it’s the cost of doing business or so it seems under Sanchez,.., good news is I see our defense forcing 2 to 4 turnovers….

    We have been waiting to play a complete game, but it probably won’t come with the backup QB and 3 days of practice. Expecting a messy, dogfight game….. But this season has taugh us how to win the close gut check games…

  3. 3 Avery Greene said at 7:22 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    You know each day I feel a little better about this game. I think our offense will eat this defense up. I think Sanchez is learning from his mistakes, so I’m hoping for only 1 turnover, which is better than the season average for all qbs on the team. At least that’s the feeling I get when I watch his press conference. He moves well in the pocket and he just needs to focus on not making any stupid mistakes.

    As for our defense, they are due for another dominant effort.

  4. 4 jesse said at 1:33 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    I agree could see this game as being messy for both teams on such a short week. I put more stock in the game in Philly the weeks from now

  5. 5 TommyLawlor said at 1:30 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Rick Gosselin on the Cowboys D

  6. 6 Daniel Norman Richwine said at 6:24 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    The Eagles ran 83 plays yesterday, and that was losing a possession to a KOTD and running out the clock in the 4th quarter.
    Not saying a blowout will happen, but if the offense gets rolling the Boys D might get gassed in the 2nd quarter.

  7. 7 bdbd20 said at 8:16 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Our speed should really show on that surface.

    We should easily move between the 20’s. It will be interesting to see how Sanchez operates in the redzone. We could easily put up 40 again.

  8. 8 Always Hopeful said at 9:50 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    It was interesting reading the comment section for the article. I didn’t get to see the game so not sure how it all played out. Romo has been more consistent than any QB play we have had this year. Sanchez worries me, and also our Red Zone offense. Could’ve had 60 yesterday?

    I expect a shoot out, but division game on short week will make it interesting. If we hold down Murray and get pressure on Romo I believe we’ll be okay. I just don’t trust our DB’s nor Sanchez in a tight one.

    I love that this game is for the division lead. Looking forward to a hard fought Eagles win.

  9. 9 Engwrite said at 8:58 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Thanks Tommy. That has been my expectation/hope. The success of the Dallas defense this year has been a big surprise, following a historically bad D last year and the loss of their best players. The article correlates Dallas’ D time on the field with bad performance; the Eagles tempo ought to compress the time on the field effect and that should wear down their D quickly and give our offense very productive second and fourth quarters.
    I expect a lot of ‘injuries’ to their D players, about one out of every four plays. Don’t know how to combat that.
    I expect a close game with both team scoring in the 30s.

  10. 10 BlindChow said at 2:02 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    It pretty much too that red zone interception by Eli for the Cowboys to win…and we have a couple of QB’s who love to turn the ball over. I don’t think this bodes well for us…

  11. 11 Sean Stott said at 2:03 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    “They don’t have what it takes to be a great team right now (too many issues on defense)”

    Have to disagree with that. If anything, it’s the offense holding the team back at this point.

  12. 12 TommyLawlor said at 7:17 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    The Eagles offense can play with anyone.

    The Eagles defense can shut down mediocre teams. Have yet to see them shut down a good QB.

  13. 13 GEAGLE said at 7:38 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Andrew luck

  14. 14 bsuperfi said at 8:10 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I think you hit it the last paragraph. The d has trouble if the (really great) pass rush doesn’t hit home because the secondary is a liability. We’ve seen this over and over. It’s a ticking time bomb.

    I do have worries about the offense too. I’ll believe in the run game when I see a consistent stretch. But the offense definitely has a higher ceiling.

  15. 15 GEAGLE said at 8:16 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yeah but that can be said about most secindaries. Even good secondaries can struggle when the pass rush isn’t getting there. Yesterday I was really pleased because instead of blitzing the rookie QB like everyone does, we worked on generating pass rush with our front 4, not having to blitz. And that’s crucial against the elite QBs who will pick apart your blitz. We got no pressure on Rogers, he had a field day…but if we would have pressured him with our front 4, the way we did yesterday, the packers game becomes very different…

  16. 16 bsuperfi said at 10:06 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I completely agree with you on all these points. If a D is generating pressure with the front four with consistency, even Eli Manning can beat Tom Brady.

    I think that’s partly why Chip loves the 3-4 – it’s tougher to tell pre-snap where the pass rush is coming from, even if only 4 are rushing. Cole and Graham are very good at this point from the OLB spot at rushing, but I still want a top notch pass rushing OLB (Marcus Smith or someone not on the team).

  17. 17 Jarock said at 11:27 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I’d be satisfied if Marcus develops into a Connor Barwin clone. Barwin, despite the sack numbers this season, isn’t an elite rusher. What he gives you is complete versatility. I believe that a lot of this years success rushing the passer is that they Eagles have been much harder to predict on how they will rush. Smith has similar athleticism to Barwin and already looks smooth and natural as a cover linebacker. If he gets more physical and better with his assignments, it will make it incredibly difficult to know exactly who is rushing any given play.

  18. 18 Ark87 said at 8:39 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I dunno Tommy, technically our special teams scored more points than our offense with 22 points(!).

  19. 19 GEAGLE said at 8:50 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Thinking our defense saved the offenses ass more times this year, than the offense saved the defenses ass

    But it doesn’t really matter at this point. We have arrived at the portion of the season where it’s pretty hard to win without all 3 phases showing up…
    You know chip knew that this next stretch of games was going to be crucial. Wonder what juicy plays he will whip out for the occasion…. The NEXT 3 games Define our entire season

  20. 20 Ark87 said at 8:53 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    The fact that we have one of the worst turnover differentials in the league and one of the best records in the league is proof to me that the D has been bailing the O out.

  21. 21 suthrneagle said at 8:42 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    SS could be talking about the SF,Ariz. games where in one the O was non-existent and the other it was just not enough. The GB game was just a total disaster. And the red-zone needs work.

  22. 22 eagleyankfan said at 9:34 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Especially without Ryans. WR were running WIDE open yesterday. WIDE OPEN. Some will say it’s all part of the plan, but there were plays were and Eagles wasn’t within 5 yards. Against good/great teams, that can’t happen. We’ll see Thursday as Dallas is playing at a higher level than the team they just pounded…

  23. 23 ACViking said at 11:58 AM on November 24th, 2014:


    Fattening up the stat lines — like sacks — against bad opponents doesn’t foretell success against good teams.

  24. 24 Daniel Norman Richwine said at 6:10 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    The Eagles have 5 wins by double digits this year in 11 games. I think that’s amazing.

  25. 25 Jernst said at 8:43 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    We scored more points than anyone in the NFL this Sunday and it feels like we left a ton of points on the board, played mediocre on offense and had a QB that threw for 1td and 2 INTs. In the Reid era, I remember a couple games where we put up 30 points in the first half. But, they were complete dominations where everything was going our way and there was one big play after another. It’s amazing to me to watch an offense appear to be playing well below its potential and put up 30 points in the first half like its nothing.

  26. 26 bill said at 9:35 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I’ve been saying for a while, this “missing plays” is pretty much baked into Kelly’s scheme. They run high difficulty plays more often than any other offense. The whole system, from drafting, to pre-season, to practice, to running so many plays during a game is geared towards this. The point is to execute enough (not perfect) during games that you’re going to “score some *&(^ing points!” But absent an Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees on hot streaks, it’s going to look relatively ugly, because even with a ridiculous success rate of 60% on these high difficulty plays, you’re going to see a lot of failure on the field.

  27. 27 GEAGLE said at 7:35 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I learned last night that you can’t send a midget to do an Eagles job… We’ll take care of the cow punks ourselves..

    I feel comfortable in that our run defense will do better against Demarco than their run defense will do against shady, now that mathis and Kelce are back to their ELITE selves.
    What I’m not confident about is us winning the turnover battle with Sanchez, so it’s up to the defense to get the pressure on romo that forces him into some dumb romo moments..

    Every free agent we sign RAVES about cHips “body recovery program”… Hopefully it comes in handy this week and has us much ready to play Thursday than the Cowboys whp have a QB that normally doesn’t even start practicing til Thursday during a regular week

  28. 28 GermanEagle said at 7:48 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    The biggest worry is Tony Romo against our 29th ranked pass defense…

  29. 29 GEAGLE said at 7:57 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Meh… Our offense against their Defense, is just as dangerous as their Offense is to our defense..
    As for Romo, not rocket science, pressure him, hit him and we will succeed, if we can’t get to him, he can really hurt us. Fortunate for us, their OL isn’t anywhere as good at pass blocking as they are run blocking.
    The GEAGLE “pigeon of the week” yesterday was micheal Oher, who Barwin went on to abuse to the tune of 2 sacks,..
    GEAGLE Pigeon of the week for this game is, continuing to pick on Right Tackles, Doug Free, putrid in pass protection. Barwin, curry, Graham, whoever lines up in front of him should have a big game.
    Honorable mention for Pigeon of the week Goes to LG Ronald Leary. run block, but perfectly beatable in pass pro. He also drives Cowboys crazy with his inconsistent pad level. Often he also comes off the ball too high, that should equate to some struggles against such a technically sound Eagles OL. Sure our guys will get under his pads and whoop him…

    Cowboys defense is so over rated, that I can’t identify a pigeon. They are all pretty average at best, can’t pick out 1 defender significantly crappier than the rest… Pick a defender any defender and we should be able to succeed. Scandrick, Carr, Wilcox, Church, they can all get got!

  30. 30 GermanEagle said at 9:02 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Tony Romo has thrown for 21 TDs with only 2 picks in his last seven starts. Say what you want about Romo, but’s he’s red hot and it’s not December yet.

  31. 31 GEAGLE said at 9:21 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Not an elite QB.. I will never fear TONY ROMO.. I will NEVER go into a cowboy win feeling like those pansies should beat us NEVER… Especially when even if yjeu are a much better team, the crazy nature of NFC east rivalry game gives us more than a punchers chance to always beat the Cowboys…

    Eagles DL can do much better against cowboy OL, than the cowboy DL can do against our OL, the way Mathis and Kelce were playing yesterday…
    Before the season, I had the Eagles running the table and not losing a single division game this year… Coming to the home stretch of the season and I still like my odds.

    I believe the Eagles have the better more well rounded team, and I believe we are the better coached team, and I believe we are in better shape and better equipped to recover and be ready to play on Thursday than their 36yr old QB…

    Not losing in the division this year.
    Romo could be hot….Aaron Rogers was on fire, we couldn’t get to him, he destroyed us… Yesterday we were hitting QB without even blitzing, if we can get to Romo, no reason why we shouldn’t be able to with pass blocking liabilities like free…if we can get to him without even blitzing, then I really like our Chamces
    But YES, if Romo Gets to sit in the pocket clean all day, he is very capable of picking us apart…. I like this pass rushes chances.. They been racking up major sacks, but more importantly really pressuring QBs into forced throws recemtky minus GB game….Rush should be fired up and ready to hunt on thursday

  32. 32 GermanEagle said at 9:28 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    While I don’t fear him/them, I respect him/them. Huge difference between angst and (dis)respect.

  33. 33 Bert's Bells said at 10:08 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yeah, Romo gets all the respect in the world from me. He’s a tough competitor and a very good QB.

  34. 34 daveH said at 10:19 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    agreed. as much as I don’t like him, he always seems to find an open receiver..and it aint no newsflash but its often Dez Bryant.why not just double cover him and double cover Jason witten ..oh that’s right because that still isn’t enough..those guys just better than our safety & db’s

  35. 35 ACViking said at 11:55 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Reminds me of . . .

    “Your father did business with Hyman Roth. Your father respected Hyman Roth. But your father never trusted Hyman Roth.”

  36. 36 anon said at 10:02 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    he;s going to cary me to fantasy victory. i’ll almost call him “underrated”

  37. 37 ACViking said at 11:54 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    GE wrote:

    “the GEAGLE “pigeon of the week” yesterday was micheal Oher, who Barwin went on to abuse to the tune of 2 sacks,..”

    Actually, it was Taylor Lewan and LG Andy Levitre on both sacks. Barwin lined up outside of Cole on both his sacks.

    [Sorry, my friend. I know Oher’s family. Gotta step up for the kid.]

  38. 38 mksp said at 5:37 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Go away with your facts!

  39. 39 Ark87 said at 9:09 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    that’s the negative aspect of beating all these teams by double digits, you’re going to get thrown on a whole bunch. Outside of the Green Bay game the pass defense really hasn’t been that bad (kudos to the pass rush for a lot of that).

  40. 40 Henly125 said at 9:20 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    100% correct, Geagle.

    Our run defense and pass rush is the bright spot in our D. Containing Murray and limiting his production on the ground is the key area in which I’m most confident in for this matchup.

    I really hope Sanchez grasps a full understanding of how serious this rivalry is during the short week. He needs to bring his A game.

    The Giants got the best of Dallas last night.. We’ll be in a good position to expose their defense of they play the way they did last night.

    We got this.

  41. 41 anon said at 10:01 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    titans run d sucks l. bell put 200up last week.

  42. 42 GEAGLE said at 8:03 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    What I was really pleased about yesterday was our Special Team rebounded from a poor showing in Greenbay.

    Parkey was like Larry Bird yesterday, just stroking it from deep, 3 points at a time…
    Huff had his explosive return for TD

    Coverage teams were solid

    Sproles added some punt return yards while securing the ball and not making any mistakes..
    We are a well rounded team that gets contributions from all 3 phases. We have the best Special Teams in the NFL. That can’t just be a title on paper. Special teams has to show up each and every week. They didn’t show up in Greenbay, nice to see them back to their elite level yesterday, and we will need special teams to contribute to the thanksgiving win

  43. 43 bsuperfi said at 10:12 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    From all the analyses I’ve seen, it looks like a team needs at least one “elite” unit and one above average unit to win a SB. I’m not sure how ST plays into this (less than offense and defense for sure), but it did the Bears well when they at least played in the SB against the Colts (top D and ST).

    If the offense doesn’t keep in its groove, we’ll probably end up with 2 good to very good units and a top ST. Odds are obviously better if the ground game gets on track on offense down the stretch, but are we good enough to go deep in the playoffs if the team plays like it’s playing now?

  44. 44 GEAGLE said at 8:26 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    @ Dlallas
    Home vs. Seattle
    Home vs. Dallas
    @ Skins
    @ Giants
    Home vs. Philly
    @ Bears
    @ Eagles
    Home vs. colts
    @ skins
    The Race is ON!! Next 3 games will define our entire season.
    The niners seahawks, Cardinal schedules are brutal
    We got hot last year and won 7 of 8 to close out the season, we won 5 in a row last year…..can we do it again? Run the table and 13-3 is a better year than anyone expected,.. I had 12-4′ which is attainable with one loss and is enough to win division. Lose two and 11-5 starts to get nervous…..10 wins won’t cut it. There will be an NFC team with 10 wins this year that doeamt make the playoffs…shoot for 5-0, settle for 4-1 sticking to the script of a 12-4 season.

    CRUNCH TIME!!!! The good part is finally, no one can take anything away from the quality of opposition this year….cowboys twice in three games, these cowboy matchups are as important as they have ever been….in between those key division games, we face a Desperate seattle team traveling cross country to philly…it’s going to be a desperate SEAHAWK team that won’t go away easy…

    An entire NFL season comes Down to a 3 game stretch,,. People mistakenly talked about “must win” situations all year…..welcome to the real MUST Win scenario! No one will be able to say we didn’t play any tough teams after this stretch of games

  45. 45 anon said at 10:00 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    cardinals finally lost thank god. detriot dropped 2 in a row so we’re looking better in nfc.

  46. 46 GermanEagle said at 10:54 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Still our 4-3 NFC record is mediocre at best. Plus having already lost the tiebreaker with the Cards, Packers and Niners makes it highly unlikely to get a wildcard berth.
    It’s plein and simple: win the division and you’re in.

  47. 47 oreofestar said at 10:01 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    split Dallas, beat Seattle, Washington and VaGiants and boom 12-4 with the 2 seed

  48. 48 unhinged said at 4:10 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I know the cowgirls beat ’em, but I still see Seahawks as better team. Don’t want a split with ‘girls in any scenario. Thursday game is crucial.

  49. 49 b3nz0z said at 8:31 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    a lotta people owe josh huff an apology. it’s almost like damning a rookie for his mistakes is shortsighted or something . . .

  50. 50 GEAGLE said at 8:56 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Duh!! Plus Huff mistakes were acceptable. The kid so Badley wanted tp perform for his new city and desperately wanted to help his team win… I can live with mistakes because a rookie cares too much and wants it so bad,… Chip yesteday at his press conference said “josh needs to stop beating himself up”..” We have big hopes for Huffs”..but that transitioning to the NFL game takes time…huff is going to grow into a tough, explosive weapon. Just his physicality alone will have philly fans loving him

    If you try and judge young players by their rookie year, good chance you will end up looking foolish. That why I expect nothing from rookie, anything they provide is a bonus….and I look forward to the day where our tem is so stacked that it becomes almost impossible for any rookies to get playing TIme… there are worst fates than a rookie spending a year on the bench, giving him NOTHIng, forcing jk to bust his ass til he earns playing to take snaps from guys like Bawin, COLE who are playing at a probowl level….there aren’t even enough snaps for BG and he is backing up both positions, how can we give Marcus some of theor snaps this year?

    Hopefully by 2016 roster is so stacked, that we never end up playing rookies again…

  51. 51 b3nz0z said at 9:17 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    we could just start saying everyone’s a bust until they produce . . .

  52. 52 GEAGLE said at 9:31 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    We already do lol
    Not enough snaps to get BG in the game as much as we like and idiots complain about marcus not playing over Barwin, Cole and Graham… Smh at the stupidity

    Then the worthless trolls like LWs bowan crap on the young man and the Eagles for drafting him because “he can’t even Play Special teams” lol worthless jackass Les forgets to mention Braman, James Casey and Burton are playing out of their minds on ST. How can u bench one to marcus in the game?

    Then they scoff that a kid who never played ILB in his life, can’t learn the position well enough in one months time to play the new position at an NFL level?

    These morons don’t even realize how dumb they are…marcus will grow into a baller that will make a lot of fools continue to look dumb. Atleast the imbeciles are consistent

  53. 53 b3nz0z said at 9:56 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    reynolds might turn out pretty good, but the first tackle he misses is gonna result in an article about him being a bust

  54. 54 anon said at 9:59 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    we’ll see if marcus smith can make noise next week. be nice if he could guard within downfield, just run with him and get his hands up.

  55. 55 b3nz0z said at 10:16 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    i want barwin on that fool

  56. 56 D3FB said at 11:56 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Vinny Curry doesn’t do anything his rookie year, fans hate him.
    Bennie Logan is inconsistent his rookie year, fans want to draft a 400lbs fat ass to play nose.
    Jordan Matthews has some bad drops the first few weeks, everybody proclaims we should have drafted some other reciever.
    Josh Huff is pressing a despite showing flashes of talent makes rookie mistakes, everyone proclaims duck bias and drafted too early.

    Notice a trend?

  57. 57 b3nz0z said at 12:07 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    you forgot BG, our all time biggest “bust” and Smith II is next

  58. 58 daveH said at 2:03 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    trend is that AR gave us all good education in busts .. and then he snubbed us because he always knew better.

  59. 59 levdog said at 8:22 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    i remember when Gonzo joined the Inquirer – i cancelled my subscription, he ruined the sports page with his sarcastic negative comments from a jerk with no insight. 20 years ago i gave up on philly sports radio for the same reasons. Philly fans are passionate but are not served well with our brutal radio and television nitwits.

  60. 60 eagleyankfan said at 9:30 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I won’t. A 3rd round pick who just returned a KO for a TD and we’re ready to dub him a great pic? Not a chance. Polk or Sproles could have done the same thing. I’m not saying he’s a wasted pick. Another year or two, but right now, he’s not a great pick….

  61. 61 b3nz0z said at 9:52 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    i think you’re missing my point. it’s too early to dub him ANYthing, because he is a rookie. my problem isn’t with the conclusions people are drawing about him. my problem is with drawing conclusions about a rookie.

  62. 62 b3nz0z said at 9:53 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    and we do not know that Polk or Sproles would have thrown that stiff arm.

  63. 63 Bert's Bells said at 10:07 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Sproles would have caused the entire Titans ST unit to spontaneously combust as he juked passed them.

    Some people say that Goodell has issued a secret order to play Sproles less so other teams can field a full squad.

  64. 64 daveH said at 2:08 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    those 2 stiff arms were THE BOSS !

  65. 65 eagleyankfan said at 8:27 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    we also don’t know if sproles would have needed to even use a stiff arm. Since Sproles has done it already, we can assume he’s just as capable as Huff.
    I didn’t miss your point. I just wasn’t clear on my reasoning. Chip is held as “The One”. His track record is amazing. That expectation of Chip puts emphasis on his picks. When he picks in the 3rd round and takes an Oregon player rated for round 5(and passes on need and better talent at WR), his 3rd round pick has to have higher expectations. I’m not saying Huff won’t be good. So far, his grade is a D. This isn’t just a 3rd round pick. This is Chips pick AND an Oregon player pick taken too early. I think, so far, people have a right to be disappointed in his play.

  66. 66 Henly125 said at 11:55 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Disagree. Can’t dub him a good or bad pick in his rookie year, no matter how many mistakes he’s made.

  67. 67 Jernst said at 8:35 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Dallas’ oline looked tremendous. I’ll be interested to see how their young interior deals with a 3-4 that shows multiple looks, twists, stunts and frequent double A gap pressure. Would love to see Billy confuse the hell out of them and get some free shots on Romo.

  68. 68 GEAGLE said at 8:46 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Nothing special in pass protection, really good at run blocking tho…. Eagkes boast a top 5 Run defense, we going to find out everything we need to know about our run defense these next few weeks, Dallas OL and Denarco MVP candidate Murray, and next week we face Marshawn Lynch….. If our Front 7 can handle these two run games, our puppies need to be respected. These are legit elite tests for our top ranked unit..big test, against tough run games, with entire seasons on the line
    But their OL is perfectly beatable in pass protection. Doug Free is terrible in pass pro, Ronald Leary struggles..young Center, Rookie guard, we have to confuse them by lining up in a million different formations, stunt, twist, loop, throw everything at the two young interior OL…

    The only thing. Worry about is right now, our pass rush is drastically better at home than on the road… The pass rush on the road needs to pick up… I get the advantages of pass rushing at home, but everything has its strengths and weaknesses…when oass rushiñg on the road, take advantage of being able to hear all the checks the QB is making…
    …really going to NEED our pass rush to travel with us this week and show up in Dallas….
    Top Run OL(Dallas)…top 5 Run D(Eagles)…. Crucial part of the game

    mathis was bulldozing people yesterday. Looks like Kelce and Mathis are back to their elite selves, if that Holds true, our Run defense should have a much better advantage against their run Defense, then their offense has against our Run defense…
    Thursday is going to be insane… In no time, we will be playing Dallas. Awesome/crazy week…

  69. 69 eagleyankfan said at 9:39 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Amen brother! Great stuff. Va-Giants rushing 4 vs. their 5 o-lineman doesn’t mean they have a great pass blocking line. It means the Giants are inept at rushing 4 and should have called some better defensive scheme. I’ll complete passes if you give me 7 seconds to stand around….

  70. 70 Henly125 said at 11:26 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Great stuff. All we need Is our pass rush to show up and compliment the good run D. Romo needs to get hit. A lot.

    We’ve also been good defending tight ends this year, despite the slip ups by DeMecos replacements, we should be able to contain Jason Witten and limit his dink and dunk connection with Romo.

    Dez is a whole other animal though.. He needs to be double teamed.. And we need to get physical with him.. He’s a mauler after the catch. Huge test.

  71. 71 jay ray said at 11:23 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Didn’t look tremendous in pass protection until the end of the game, and their run blocking was pretty pedestrian considering they were playing a terrible Run D. I was pretty impressed with how the Gints were able to contain Murray.

  72. 72 ACViking said at 11:41 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Dallas – 21 sacks allowed
    – 20 w/ Romo at QB in 10 games

    Eagles – 17 sacks allowed
    – 9 w/ Foles at QB in 7.25 games
    – 8 w/ Sanchez at QB in 3.75 games

    Eagles allowing slightly more sacks per game w/ Sanchez at QB than Dallas with Romo at QB.

  73. 73 GEAGLE said at 8:36 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Saw a lot of people on Twitter saying we would have lose yesterday’s trap game under Andy….. A statement could NEVER be more true, especially when Andy Reid’s cheif blew a trap game that they needed to win. ..we could much better afford to lose yesterday to the Titans, than the Cheifs could afford to lose against the Raiders….funny how Reid faced rookie Carr, Chip faced rookie Metteberber… Andy still isn’t learning his lesson in these trap games, we take care of business……. That Oaland loss can be really detrimental to their season

  74. 74 eagleyankfan said at 9:24 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I disagree with all that. I don’t think there’s ever a trap game after getting humiliated the week before. If the Eagles had beaten GB — yes, a trap game. But this wasn’t a trap game.

  75. 75 GermanEagle said at 9:30 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Plus Chippah doesn’t believe in trap games.

  76. 76 eagleyankfan said at 9:37 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    no coach does…

  77. 77 Ark87 said at 9:30 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    technically a trap game is when you have a scrub team right before a huge week. Almost like thinking about running before you make the catch. This qualifies.

  78. 78 eagleyankfan said at 9:36 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    again, don’t agree — trap game can and is a game vs. lesser talent after beating a much talented team … as in a let down game … looking ahead to another team is something different, but I can agree that can be a trap game. But — the week before determines a trap game…

  79. 79 Ark87 said at 9:37 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I used to think that, then T-Law handed my ass to me lol

  80. 80 GEAGLE said at 9:39 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Why overlook someone after a big win? You overlook someone when you have a Bigger game ahead of you..
    But we can agree to disagree, I don’t need to debate the definition of a trap game all morning

  81. 81 eagleyankfan said at 9:41 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    you overlook someone after a big win because you’re over confident and think you can easily beat a lesser team. A trap game never follows a lose. ever. Focus changes after a lose. I’ll stop here and agree to disagree…

  82. 82 GEAGLE said at 9:46 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Fair enough

  83. 83 Bert's Bells said at 10:04 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    It’s also been proven statistically that there’s no such thing as a “trap” game.

  84. 84 GermanEagle said at 8:54 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    In case you were wondering what Sanchize is doing the night before gamedays. Note: my friend’s girly friend was flirting with him on Tinder…

  85. 85 truehaynes said at 12:20 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Please tell me this is real

  86. 86 GermanEagle said at 9:03 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    It’s kinda frustrating that what used to be the laughingstock last year, is now considered one of the best (if not THE best) Offense line of the NFL this year. #DallaSUK

  87. 87 FrenchEagles said at 9:21 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Kinda frustrating that Jerry Jones was defended to draft Manziel and drafted instead a great guard to reinforce their OL…

  88. 88 Anders said at 12:09 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    This is by no means perfect

    But FO had them as 4th best run blocking team last year

  89. 89 GermanEagle said at 9:14 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Surprising facts:
    Eagles: 6-0 @ home, 2-3 away
    Cowboys: 3-3 @home, 5-0 away

  90. 90 FrenchEagles said at 9:20 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Cowboys players lamented earlier during the season about the fact they had no home-field advantage in their stadium. I remember some players saying they were going to buy tickets to fans to have more noise in the stadium…

  91. 91 GermanEagle said at 9:29 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I hear ya. Although I gotta admit that there seemed to be quite a few Dallas fans in NY last night…

  92. 92 FrenchEagles said at 10:45 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I think they may have more fans when they play away (especially in NY I’d guess) than in their home stadium…
    =>America’s Team, but not Texas’ Team!

  93. 93 Mac said at 9:40 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    One would have to believe that a short week favors the Eagles with Chips conditioning scheme. Unfortunately, the cowboys will have extra rest for the rematch in December… interesting stuff.

  94. 94 GEAGLE said at 9:45 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    All true…. But we have grown into a Nasty home team… so happy to see the Linc finally produce home field advantage

  95. 95 Henly125 said at 11:04 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    That Thursday night game wont be easy for Dallas.

  96. 96 GEAGLE said at 9:44 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    RG3 is a stone cold BUM! Kapernick is really under developed from the pocket, along with Cam Newton….Dalton sucks

    Wilson has his struggles this year, Andrew luck makes as many growing pains mistakes as FOles does if not more……. This city already is writing FOles off, I guaremtee chip and the front office isn’t even close to writing Nick off yet. Unlike fans and media, front office understands the ups and downs of young QB development….. Dumb fans and media already write FOles off, but there isn’t a young QB in the NFL whos play has completely outclassed Nick this year….. Look around at all the young QBs in the NFL, why would anyone be down on Nick… He still has a better chance than half of these young QBs too grow into a stud…. I trust veterans like Maclin, Peters, Kelce, Mathis who think Nick will be special

  97. 97 Avery Greene said at 9:46 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Andy Dalton is the new Jay Cutler.

  98. 98 Henly125 said at 11:02 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I still can’t figure out how those two are making so much despite the inconsistency.

  99. 99 BobSmith77 said at 12:07 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Don’t know about that. Understand the logic and the price the Bears paid when they acquired Cutler.

    Problem is that for several reasons Cutler never took that next step forward after a very solid season in ’08 and in a few ways kind of regressed.

    Problem is the Bears are stuck with Cutler for the foreseeable (next 2 years) future too given his contract.

  100. 100 Ark87 said at 12:15 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Jay is like a clone of Aaron Rodgers as an athlete…but just not the same intangibles. Kind of crazy. I always think about how a small deficiency in intangibles (Cutler has better QB skills than say, Kaep) makes such a huge difference in results with everything else near equal. Then think of a guy like Peyton with no more athleticism period, no arm and even more of a statue than ever, and getting it done on straight intangibles. Sort of settles the debate for me, intangibles over tangibles all day.

  101. 101 ACViking said at 12:19 PM on November 24th, 2014:


    You should re-post this comment at the top.

    Your points are great. And not often enough discussed.

  102. 102 Ark87 said at 12:34 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    thanks I appreciate that, sure I’ll throw it up there, see if I get any bites.

  103. 103 Henly125 said at 11:00 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Really hope his recovery speeds up.. So he could at least try to catch the last two games.

  104. 104 GEAGLE said at 5:54 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Crucial to get some reps before the playoffs

  105. 105 eagleyankfan said at 9:44 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Not sure the Giants defensive game plan there in the 4th.
    This Thursday should be different. Eagles will need to score 40 plus. Eagles scoring 40 is no stretch, even with Sanchez and his given 2 turnovers.

  106. 106 Henly125 said at 10:58 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yep, and we were in good position score even more if we didn’t settle for the 5 field goals.

  107. 107 anon said at 12:23 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    We didn’t want to break scoring records. Save that for Thursday.

  108. 108 Henly125 said at 12:46 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Lol absolutely

  109. 109 teltschikfakeout88 said at 10:38 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    we really need this win……next week is Seattle at home which will be a tough physical game….then the following week we host the Cowboys which will have 10 days rest as they play the bears on a Thursday night game Dec 4th….

  110. 110 Ark87 said at 10:41 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I really don’t like playing the same team twice in 3 weeks. We need to go ahead and beat them twice to knock them out of the play-off race. Really don’t feel like possibly facing them a 3rd time.

  111. 111 GermanEagle said at 10:51 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    We won’t most likely face the Cowboys a third time since only the division winner will make it to the playoffs.

  112. 112 Ark87 said at 10:57 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    If someone gets swept though they likely have no hope, possible for a pair of 12-4 teams to make it if we split and win out the rest.

  113. 113 Henly125 said at 10:57 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Seattle is in the same pickle.. 49ers, Eagles, and then the 49ers again lol

  114. 114 A_T_G said at 12:42 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Wait, the Cowboys get to play two Thursdays in a row? That is completely unfair.

    The rationale for the Thursday game is that a short weeks sucks for preparation, but sucks for both teams so it is a wash. Except now Dallas will have a full week to prep and the Bears get the short week.

    So Dallas had an extra week to prep for the Giants, an extra 3 days to prep for the Bears, then an extra 3 days to prep for us? I guess the league is tired of the Dallas collapse to end the season every year.

  115. 115 Avery Greene said at 12:56 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Actually the Bears play on Thanksgiving too, so both teams get a week prep.

  116. 116 Henly125 said at 10:50 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    If Emmanuel Achos injury keeps him from playing Sunday… Marcus Smith better be ready

  117. 117 Henly125 said at 10:56 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Meant to say Thursday lol

  118. 118 mtn_green said at 11:26 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    So hard to learn the cues for ILB in 3-4. So hard. It means knowing and recognizing how OL blocks and reacting immediately.

    Kuechly, burfict, Ryan’s, are not the best athletes but they recognize plays fast, and don’t make mistakes.

  119. 119 Jarock said at 11:33 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Good point. I’ll also note that all three guys you mentioned can be taken advantage of in the passing game. Many of the top ILB’s have that flaw. That’s why the idea of Marcus actually picking up the ILB position excites me. Unlike Ryans, Burfict, or even Kuechly, he’s athletic enough and smooth enough to be a positive factor against the pass. With Acho dinged, I’d throw Marcus to the fire and let him learn. Frankly, he can’t be more of a liability than Casey is in coverage.

  120. 120 mtn_green said at 12:04 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yes but. In sf…

  121. 121 anon said at 12:21 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yeah notice neither wolff nor Smith got time after that but Allen / Fletcher get getting starts.

  122. 122 Ark87 said at 11:38 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Lets not sell Kuechly short, the dude is a freak

    Intangibles and tangibles, def a reason that dude won DROY in 2012 and a stong contender for DPOY in 2013

  123. 123 Jarock said at 11:43 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    Kuechly’s a better athlete than I gave him credit. Dude’s an incredible player.

  124. 124 Ark87 said at 11:52 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I know, I must confess, I’m slightly racist against white athletes (I’m white, so it’s fine, alright?). Strong combines by white dudes always stick with me. The other one that stuck with me that year was Andrew Luck’s numbers being almost identical to Cam Newton’s.

  125. 125 mtn_green said at 12:03 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    You’re right he is a freak. Who strangely can’t jump.

  126. 126 Ark87 said at 12:04 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    can’t jump forward, yet his verticle is great, wtf? lol, can a dude get a mulligan on that broad jump?

  127. 127 mtn_green said at 11:37 AM on November 24th, 2014:

    I love that eagles were playing cover zero defense in fourth quarter of a blow out.

  128. 128 P_P_K said at 12:10 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Hey guys, my 12 year-old son completed a research paper for school this morning. It’s entitled, “10 Reasons the Dallas Cowboys Suck.” Every reason to expect an A+ on that work.

  129. 129 ACViking said at 12:12 PM on November 24th, 2014:


    No question the thesis is A+. And the facts will prove it.

    But the title gives me just the slightest bit of pause.


  130. 130 P_P_K said at 2:08 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Any scholar would grade the paper as an A+.

    Now, why the slight bit of pause? Is it that one would expect an infinite number of reasons?

  131. 131 ACViking said at 3:59 PM on November 24th, 2014:


    Only the last word in the title caused me to pause. Though without knowing the assignment, that word may be exactly the right choice. (E.g., Write an article for Si.Com/NFL, with a title, about a team you don’t like and support your argument.)

    If you wouldn’t mind, do you think your son — or you, with his permission — would post some of his reasons.

    This is not just “Cowboys Week.”

    It’s also “Family Week” for lots of us. Would love to see something from the P_P_K clan.

  132. 132 P_P_K said at 7:06 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    My son has been an avid Eagles fan for several years. He watched his first game with me and my friends, as I’ve posted here before, on 12/28/08, eight days after his 6th birthday. That was the 44-6 thumping the Eagles put on the Cowboys. At that time, whenever the Eagles scored, I would toss him up in the air (seven times for a td, three times for a fg) and he’d shout, “Go Eagles.” He spent a lot of that game soaring and I could hardly lift my arms the next morning.

    This was a home assignment based on the slogan, “Cowboys Suck.” I set up the assigment as part of Dallas Week. He didn’t need to support his reasons, just research and make a list. A small bit of background will explain #2 on his list. As he grew up and learned cuss words, I explained my feeling that cussing is often a sign of weakness. Boys being boys, though, it was fun for him to try out his new vocabulary. We made a deal that we wouldn’t cuss around the house except during the two times each season when the Eagles played the Cowboys. So, early in his development as a cussing Eagles fan, he would express himself by saying things such as, “The Cowboys wear stinky diapers.” You can bet his “Cow Patties” (his current term) vocabulary has expanded since that time.

    With his permission (and he’s thrilled someone from his Dad’s beloved Iggles Blitz would ask), here’s the list, along with my response to his work in bold.

    1.They’re stupid. Hard to argue with logic like that.
    2. They have stinky diapers. You’ve been saying this for years.
    3. They’re annoying because they’re actually doing okay this season. Good point.
    4. They Have Tony Romo. Good reason.
    5. They have DeMarco Murray. An even better reason.
    6. They have Dez Bryant. The best reason.
    7. Their kicker’s last name is Bailey. Subjective opinions are valid.
    8. Their fans are annoying. Truth that.
    9. Their coach, Jason Garrett, is stupid. He’s a butt, too.
    10. They think they’re good. They are fools.

  133. 133 Poppi said at 10:46 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    He was limited to only ten reasons? A tough assignment for 12 year old.

  134. 134 Anders said at 12:13 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I was wondering, with Meco out (and not ready to return before TC at earliest next year) would people be interested in trading for Patrick Willis this offseason? The Niners need to save some space next year and with Borland playing so great, they might already have replaced him.

    I know he will be 30 next year, but he was still playing at a high level this year and would be perfect replacement for Meco.

  135. 135 ACViking said at 12:15 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    What would you be willing to pay?

    And what’s the cap hit for the 49ers — which could make a deal unlikely.

    Also, let’s assume Dion Jordan’s also a trade target.

  136. 136 Anders said at 12:24 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I thought about a 3rd or 4th for him.

    The Niners would save almost 7.5 mill against the cap (only 800k dead money)

  137. 137 GermanEagle said at 12:25 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    How many years remaining on his current contract?

  138. 138 Anders said at 12:26 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    2, so he will be 32 by end. Last year is 9.6 mill tho, but zero guarantee money, so could get new deal after 2015.

    I still think Willis has 3-4 good years in him (minimum at the level we have seen of Meco last 3 seasons)

  139. 139 GermanEagle said at 12:42 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    That being said there’s no way you can get him for any cheaper than a 2nd round pick.

  140. 140 Anders said at 12:47 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I think you are overvaluing what veteran players gets traded for.

    When was the last time an older player (near 30) get traded for anything above a 3rd round pick?

  141. 141 GermanEagle said at 1:00 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Maybe you are right and I am overvalueing Patrick Willis. Blame it on the many years of suffering from mediocre LB play (before the Demeco and Kendricks era).
    I’d happily offer a 3rd round pick then. 🙂

  142. 142 Anders said at 1:09 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    yea, Willis makes perfect sense for us even tho he wont makes us any younger

  143. 143 stretch bigman said at 12:29 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Think I would take Willis (a proven commodity) before Jordan.

    Would be willing to pay quite a bit for a defensive captain that would probably be an upgrade from Meco, who has been great since he’s put on an Eagles uniform.

  144. 144 Anders said at 12:33 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    My thoughts as well. I think he can be had for a 3rd round tho and I would gladly pay that for him.

  145. 145 GermanEagle said at 12:16 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Look who’s number 8 and 12, respectively.

  146. 146 ACViking said at 12:17 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    8 and 12 at what?

  147. 147 Ark87 said at 12:19 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Trying to see if he’s talking about the Skin’s and Giant’s draft order if the season ended today

  148. 148 ACViking said at 12:20 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    check my reply to your comment below about QB comparisons — Dalton v. Rodgers, etc

  149. 149 GermanEagle said at 12:20 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Can u not see the WR rankings???

  150. 150 Ark87 said at 12:22 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Ah stupid disqus, it does’nt show pics unless we refresh lol

    Our boy still has more catches, yards and TD’s though right?

  151. 151 GermanEagle said at 12:18 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Now with the picture. 😉

  152. 152 ACViking said at 12:19 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    What picture?

  153. 153 GermanEagle said at 12:20 PM on November 24th, 2014:


  154. 154 ACViking said at 12:23 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    In the immortal words of Sergeant J.J. Sefton (“Stalag 17”) . . .

    “Achso. Achso.”

  155. 155 Ark87 said at 12:36 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Re-post On the struggles of Jay Cutler and what that means to me in the greater debate of tangibles vs intangibles in QB’s:

    Jay is like a clone of Aaron Rodgers as an athlete…but just not the same intangibles. Kind of crazy. I always think about how a small deficiency in intangibles (Cutler has better QB skills than say, Kaep) makes such a huge difference in results with everything else near equal. Then think of a guy like Peyton with no more athleticism period, no arm and even more of a statue than ever, and getting it done on straight intangibles. Sort of settles the debate for me, intangibles over tangibles all day.

  156. 156 ACViking said at 12:43 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Excellent stuff.

    These are all highly skilled athletes.

    But Rodgers turns into a combination of John Unitas, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino.

    While Dalton’s Dalton.

  157. 157 GEAGLE said at 2:54 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Well said.. I can’t believe coaches and franchises still hitch their wagons to Cutler. He ismt a young QB. He has like 9 seasons of playing experience under his belt and you can’t say the guy never had weapons, he practically had top WRS Marshall follow him everywhere he went. and all that kid ever did is lose!

    That’s why I’m so high on FOles. Even during rough times, I see that inner “IT” “Winner” Gene…. More times than not, even during bad games Nick will give you a chance to win…Nick and Chip, even in this rough season. Have NEVER lost back to back games….that’s not easy to dol much higher rated QBs than Nick lost back to back games plenty of times… The HIGHS are HIGH with any NFL talent. Judging the “Lows” is what matters for a QB. When things go bad, or he throws an INT, special kids like Luck and FOles can forget it and bounce back from it, where as a lot of everyone’s fav young QBs, when they have bad games they completely unravel and there is nothing the rest of the team can do to overcome a unraveling QB….but even in the tough losses like Cardinals, and Niners, Nick FOles always bounced back, kept fighting and gave us a chance to win every game. People are down on him for the rough year, but seeing how he would handle a rough year, is probably more valuable than just seeing the young man continue to have monster games and not face adversity…

    DOESNT MATTER if Nick was destined to be the best QB EVER, in the NFL he was going to encounter adversity. He was too good last year to really know how he would handle adversity as a leader of our team…there is some silver lining in our young QBs development from having a rough year…. It’s is during the rough times that I really like the way this kid keeps his composure, keeps fighting, and doesnt .let mistakes unravel him….. You can’t say that about Jay Cutlers bad games…. You can’t say that about RG3 bad games, or Cams bad games, or Kaps bad games, or Daltons BaD games…

    Nick will prove to be special, and this adversity will be good for his development… If the bad times with Nick FOles will be messy games and finding a way to win 7 of 9 games, ILL gladly take that, especially after I saw what the GOOD TIMES under Nick look like…this kid has a lot more growth to do, but he will be special. I agree with Maclin, Peters. Ertz, Celek, Casey. Kelce.Matbis.Lane who all view Nick as one of the “special ones”

  158. 158 GermanEagle said at 12:37 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Look who’s No 5… (Note: refresh Disqus!)

  159. 159 Anders said at 12:37 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    TY Hilton?

  160. 160 GermanEagle said at 12:40 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Nope, that’s the list of the worst WRs, my friend. 😉

  161. 161 Anders said at 12:44 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I guessed Cooper before refreshing 😛

    and dam the mighty Hakeem Nicks have fallen far.

  162. 162 GermanEagle said at 12:54 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    This will make Tommy happy…NOT :p-

  163. 163 A_T_G said at 12:48 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    As a sign of how poorly I drafted this year, I took Hakeem Nicks late in the draft, thinking pairing him up with Luck would allow him to return to the form that made me wonder if Maclin was the right choice a few years ago.

    As a sign of how my season played out, he started for me. Twice.

  164. 164 Cafone said at 1:37 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    That’s surprising to me. I would have thought Riley Cooper would be the worst wide receiver in the league, not the 5th worst.

  165. 165 Tom33 said at 1:54 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    To be fair – if someone had said Cooper would have the same Yards/Route as C Patterson before the year I think we all would have been pretty happy.

  166. 166 Mr. Toledo said at 2:15 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    cooper has nearly ran as many routes as yards hes gained this year……………..that is awful

  167. 167 GermanEagle said at 12:44 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Hi Tommy,
    I think we are all happy to agree that you don’t have to worry about the Game Review this week.
    It’s a short week, and most importantly, it’s Dallas week.
    Bring on the Cowboys!

  168. 168 GEAGLE said at 1:13 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    The day the hated Eagles/Cowboy Ruvalry was formed!!!! (In sure Uncle VIKING can add all kinds of good stuff to this):

    Dallas started as an expansion team, once they started to grow into a good team they would run up the score and rub it in teams faces.. in 1966 they destroyed us like 53-7, still throwing and running up the score in the 4th quarter racking up 650 yards against us….later in the season when it came time to rematch at Franklin Field, Eagles coaches showed all our players the film of dallas running up the score against us, and an inferior eagle team was able to beat the better Cowboy team, by one point…

    Next season, 1967 Eagles vs. Cowboys, Leroy Jordan cheap shotted Timmy Brown breaking his jaw and 9 of his teeth, my understanding is from that moment, the city of Philadelphia hated Dallas guts, and we been despising them ever since!!!

  169. 169 GEAGLE said at 1:17 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Marcus smith is the NEXT MAN up in the ILBS rotation…. Big thanksgiving game dallas rivalry will be the first chance marcus can really show what he can do… Talk about bits im by fire! Can’t wait

  170. 170 anon said at 1:51 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Billy Davis / Clay Matthews already said we’re going to see a lot of Nolan Carroll so i think that says what it says

  171. 171 GEAGLE said at 2:35 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Chip said marcus is playing and he is confident in him…and explained that his comments last week were that from a oractice standpoint he hadn’t earned the time over what Acho and Casey were doing in practice which is understandable since you have to suck if a rookie who only played this new position for a month is ready to play at an NFLS level more than veterans like Casey And Acho who can even QB the defense.
    Carroll always gets p.aying time, and he will against the Cowboys! But I can promise you Marcus is going to play ILB alot, because Dallas will play more Power. Heavy sets and try to run on us more than them putting 3 and 4 WRs on the field whoch is when we see Nolan…..also, the Cowboys even in their pass game like to use two TEs with Witten and Escobar….Marcus is going to have to step up and play some this week for sure, but I’m sure Billy will simplify everything for him and give him a small nich role that he can focus on executing….
    Anyone hear anything about Achos injury? If he misses multiple weeks. We may want to look at some packages where we play Barwin inside and stick BG/COLE on the outside…. We can’t ask too much of Casey Mathews. We know his athletic short comings…we are going tp need Marcus this week. NEXT MAN UP!!! Hopefully Casey amd Kemdrick stay healthy because we absolutely can’t afford ANY MOREY ILB injuries….

    Don’t ant

  172. 172 Avery Greene said at 1:27 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    The next 3 weeks may come to decide some playoff spots. Eags v Cowgirls (twice) with Seattle in between. Sea v SF (twice) with Seattle playing us in between. Two of these teams may lose a playoff spot in these next few games. Exciting stuff.

  173. 173 GEAGLE said at 1:35 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Eagles, Cowboys, seattle, Cardinals, Niners, Packers, Lions….2 of those 7 teams will miss the playoffs. Thinking a 10 win team will miss the playoffs,

    5 of the playoffs spots will come from those 7 teams…. The 6th playoff spot goes to that pathetic division where the first place team is currently 4-6… Funny how everyone crapped on our division all summer, when the saints, panthers, and Falcons are racing to 7 wins lol.. 6-10 might be enough to win that division.

    These next 3 games completely define Our season

  174. 174 Ark87 said at 1:40 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    could you imagine if a 6 win team got into the playoffs, think that would spur a rule change?

  175. 175 GermanEagle said at 1:47 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I hope it does. At least don’t reward the division winner with the worse record than the other wild card team with a home game.

    Just imagine if the 11-5 Eagles had to play the 6-10 Saints in New Orleans…

  176. 176 RobNE said at 2:08 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    no I don’t. Every few years this happens. It’s like reseeding etc.

  177. 177 Ark87 said at 2:22 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    has a 6 win team ever gotten in before though? 7 win Seattle had people spitting blood until they went and won a game…and then in 2008 were the cards 8-8 and went to the superbowl?

  178. 178 GEAGLE said at 2:27 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    It could very well happen this year. These teams are trash
    Lol @ whoever talked ahit to me because I ripped Atlantas coach for being a dope during HardKnocks.. Anyone care to defend Atlantis coaching now? Did you see how he screwed his team calling that timeout yesterday?
    carolina is a joke. They have so much work to do. OL, WR, RB, Secondary, QB has 50 games of experience under his belt amd he still makes dumb mistakes and can’t play from the pocket…give FOles 50 games of experience and I wouldn’t bet against nicky

  179. 179 anon said at 1:50 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Lions and 9ers will not make it. Quitly SEA is on a nice winning streak, Cardinals only need to win 2 more games.

  180. 180 GEAGLE said at 1:31 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    People act like this is the first time the Cowboys have ever handed the ball off to Demarco Murray, we shut him down and held him to something like 50 yards on 16 rushes during last years win or go home last game of the season(if memory serves me correct)… Now it’s true that their OL is much improved as run blockers, but our Front 7 is much improved from the defense that was shutting Murray down last year.
    Also, if you take a close look at Demarco murrays production this year, a bIg percentage of his success this year has been bouncing runs outside and racking up yards running to the outside….our defense has it’s weakness, but setting the edges and not allowing runners to get outside is not one of them. On the Contrary, Barwin and COle are ELITE run defenders who set the edge as well as any OLB in football..

    I’ll take this run defense against anyone, and facing Demarco and BEASTMODE and Demarco again is the perfect opportunity for our front 7 to show how good it is…if we can succeed these next 3 weeks, no one can question our run defense or level of competition again…. THE NEXT 3 games are against Teams that will be extremely motivated to win..
    Should win bout 70% of the individual battle in the trenches against Dallas.

  181. 181 GermanEagle said at 1:44 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    As I said earlier: Murray doesn’t concern me. Dez Bryant and their passing game does though.

  182. 182 anon said at 1:49 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    One of them is going to off. But you can’t say you’re going to “Shut” down a guy that’s popping 100yds a game VS EVERYONE.

    We just have to score points and not allow big plays, it’s going to be a shootout for sure. #fanticizingaboutfantasy

  183. 183 Tom33 said at 1:56 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yeah – Dez and Whitten are the biggest worries for me. The Eagles will have to score a lot to win this one I think.

  184. 184 BobSmith77 said at 1:46 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    How is the front 7 ‘much improved’ especially with Ryans out and a combo of Matthews/WS II at one of the ILB spots?

    The run statistics I posted last week wouldn’t validate that claim and this defense has had a slight downgrade vs run in almost every category.

  185. 185 GEAGLE said at 2:19 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    lol…. Silly,.,,
    Fans, such as yourself were running your mouths last year about how we needed to invest top picks in NT because bennie was too small to play the NT, a year later. Bennie is one of the best young NTs in football having a big time yeàr not only doing quality dirty work to help the other plays, but making all kinds of plays himself, shedding double teams to make tackles, punching balls out of RB grasp forcing fumbles, and Oh btw, his new backüp Beau is pretty darn promising too. I’m sure logan is stronger than he was last year

    People like you were also questioning Cox in this scheme last year…he is easily having a probowl year in THIS scheme now that he was able to build off of last year, got continuity and got stronger.

    brandon Bair is a rotation upgrade to last years Gaethers.
    ..I’m sure Ced is more comfortable, stronger than last year

    Trent Cole is playing so much better than last year.
    Made huge improvements as an OLB

    Have you been in a Comma? I can’t explain how else you could have missed the emergence of bRandon Graham, dude is getting a strip sack, or punching a fumble loose from an RB every other week

    Shame on you if you don’t think malcolm Jenkins ismt a monster addition in every area to Chung

    Even guys like Casey Mathews are improved being more re comfortable in the scheme..

    But yeah you are right, silly me, same OL defense as last year, we should probably fire all our coaches and cut all our defenders. All that hard work and we weren’t able to improve at all according to Bob smith….l silly me

  186. 186 BobSmith77 said at 2:28 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Make a side bet thru give up at least 100 yards and a score to Murray?

  187. 187 BobSmith77 said at 2:36 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Completely discounting the raw stats and the improvement the Cowboys have made too.

    I would agree overall this front 7 is performing better because of their much improved pass rushing stats but against the run they have been a bit weaker because they were so good last year.

    Ryans is overrated and slow as hell but he is steady snd yeah I do think Matthews/WS iu is going to be hard to cover up. Matchup the boys should look to exploit including with Murray in the passing game.

    Eagles already have 2 defensive liabilities that teams are going after – fletcher and allen and now they have a 3rd. As well some of those guys are playing you mentioned including barwin, kendricks looks banged up and was slow in coverage yesterday. Hasn’t been the same player since he has been back especially in coverage.

  188. 188 GEAGLE said at 3:19 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    you asked how this front 7 was better than last years so I told you… Don’t see how it’s a good use of time to read posts From someone who thinks our young front 7 isn’t improved from last year. We can agree to disagree because I clearly have no business reading your posts. Cheers and enjoy your holiday and Eagles aeason mate

  189. 189 BobSmith77 said at 3:28 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Amazing how ridiculous and childish your responses are to someone that disagrees or expresses an alternative viewpoint towards yours.

  190. 190 MCD said at 7:14 PM on November 25th, 2014:

    It’s like sheer volume and back-patting are the only currency that can be offered.

  191. 191 76mustang said at 1:52 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    The one running thing that kept hurting the Eagles this past game were the cut-back runs – expect the coaches to clean this up prior to Thursday.

    Feel like this game will be won by the team that has shortest memory on mistakes – Eagles have been getting away with turnovers, and giving up big plays – on such a short preparation, I expect to see both sides make bad decisions during the game. Eagles need to shake theirs off better than the Cowboys.

    I completely agree the Eagles run D is perfectly suited for limiting the Dallas ground attack. I hope Billy D and staff have a strong game plan to confuse and confound. Can’t wait to see our offense go against the Dallas D!

  192. 192 BobSmith77 said at 2:43 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Good point and you figure that Romo and Sanchez will both made at least one mistake and possibly more.

    If the Eagles can ‘hold serve’ and basically equalize the mistakes the Sanchez makes (definitely is throwing at least one INT this game), they have a good shot although they need a big special teams play or two too.

  193. 193 GEAGLE said at 3:54 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Unfortunately I’m expecting Sanchez to throw a pick or.two, but im also expecting our defense to come away with 2-4 Turnovers to overcome pur QBs mistakes. Also, our special teams needs to show up and produce like the top ST unit in the league that they are…

    Mistakes will be made Thursday, who can overcome them the best…I love our chances. When shit hits the fan, we don’t have blowup on the sideline like Dez BRyant. This has been a close knit team, that has learned to get our hands dirty, claw, scratch and win these ugly battles… And I expect a messy dogfight with the short week of practice and all those close wins early in the seasons,having to overcome FOles struggles, needing a different special team player or defender each week to step up and make the play and watch the back of one of our struggling offensive players..all the OL adversity we had to overcome…

    It should have prepared us for a DOG FIGHT like Thursday. No time to get cute and outschdme this week. Claw scratch, find a way to win… I believe we hVe the better team, better coaches, better tighter locker room, and I would expect those TRUTHS to be reflected in the Thanksgiving day BEATDOWN!

  194. 194 BobSmith77 said at 1:47 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    What is the under/over on the numbers of references made to the ‘Bounty Bowl’ on Thurs during the broadcast?

    I have it at 3.5 and taking the over.

  195. 195 BobSmith77 said at 1:50 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Predicting the Eagles lose on Thurs, lose to the Seahawks (like the Eagles chances better in this game), and win the final 3 to finish 11-5 and clinch the NFC East by benefit of a better division tie-breaker since they split the straight-up matchup.

    The other Dallas lose I had at one of the following three games – @ NY, @ Chi, vs Indy

  196. 196 anon said at 1:51 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I wouldn’t want you to by my friend, but I’d probably give you money in vegas.

  197. 197 BobSmith77 said at 2:27 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I have done a league for 13 straight years that includes a few pros. You pick against spread and then weight each game on a 1-16 pt basis.

    $250 buyin and winner each week gets that back and worst score at end of season gets $250 back but in form of discretion of the league commissioner (buddy from bu).

    72 people and he runs from Macau (makes Vegas look like a dumpy indian casino by comparison). Won week 3 and this past week went 8-5 but it is a tough league.

  198. 198 MaggieMagpie said at 4:42 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    One little quibble. I live near Seattle and now have some reservations about the Seahawks supposed invincibilty.
    Especially over the next 3 weeks. this has nothing to do with numbers or gambling of course, just observation. The O-line is not what it once was and neither is the defense. Of course, there is Russell Wilson, who is capable of completely skewing any results all by himself.

  199. 199 GEAGLE said at 1:55 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Our beloved Head coach believes “Culture Beats Scheme”, we have been investing in cultivating this culture for two offseasons now…I can’t possibly believe that Jerruh, Garretts “Culture” is stronger than ours. I can’t possibly believe a Team that considers knucklehead Dez BRyant an “emotional leader” and a career bust who has quit on multiple team, Rolando McClain a defensive leader has a stronger “culture and locker room” than Chip who has collected 53 high character former team captains who are all football junkies and enjoy putting in the work….. How can Jerruhs cowboy culture, Foundation, leadership. Heart be stronger than what prioritized for the past two years?
    If Culture is ever going to provide an advantage what better victim than the trashy Cowboys?
    Gut check game coming up.. Physical, primetime, division battle. Cowboys have some good players, but they have always had good players, I’d Bet we have the better coaches, cultire and the better TEAM. Amd I can’t wait to prove it on Thursday and ruin that despicable fanbases holiday

  200. 200 RobNE said at 2:09 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    GEAGLE one of the articles on Grantland suggests the Cowboys OL could be the NFL MVP.

    switching gears: I know Chip doesn’t care about TOP, but this is a game where it would be really nice to run and run and tire them out and keep that Dallas D on the field for a long time.

  201. 201 GEAGLE said at 3:11 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    All true, but I’m more concerned with our defense not letting them control the clock and get off the field. Lost in yesterday’s blowout was our defense holding them for 2 of 12 on 3rd down…. Our 3rd down defense has been so much improved from last year, but we are giving up more X plays than last year. important to continue our Stout 3rd down defense this week, without givimg up the HOMERUNS
    Expecting our defense to have a nice showing, strip sack Romo once or twice, Rush him into throwing an INT. defense will make some big plays Thursday, but im sure Dallas will also score some points…. Two teams capable of putting up points, I think we clearly have the better defense and better special teams..

    34-24 Eagles.

  202. 202 RobNE said at 2:12 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    did you see Belicheat run up the score rather than take a knee (inside the 10 with less than 2 minutes left), so the Lions center or guard dove at one of the knees of a Pats’ defensive lineman DURING the last play kneel down?

    to me this is just bad sportsman meets bad sportsman. I can’t help but laugh. No one should get hurt (and he didn’t) but why are you not taking a knee if you are Belicheat. He really is Darth Vader.

  203. 203 EagleNebula said at 2:21 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Do not soil the name of Darth Vader. Pick a lesser franchise to ruin by associating with Belicheat, like Voldemort…

  204. 204 RobNE said at 2:43 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    fair enough, and Darth Vader redeemed himself in the end.

  205. 205 EagleNebula said at 3:41 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yes, there was still good in him. The same cannot be said for he who must not be named up there in NE

  206. 206 MaggieMagpie said at 4:36 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Kind of, but only after his son showed him how to love and forgive. Am I getting too serious?

  207. 207 SteveH said at 2:45 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    You know, there’s part of me that is contemptuous of the Lions player for doing that, but there’s another part of me that says you know… maybe the Pats have it coming sometimes. They really are assholes for no reason.

  208. 208 BobSmith77 said at 2:47 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Nah he is just a dick and he is off the field too from friends who know/work in the Boston restaurant scene he is kind of the way off the field too.

  209. 209 SteveH said at 2:51 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Bellicheck strikes me as the kind of person who has his asshole factor turned up to eleven 24/7. I doubt he knows how to turn it off.

  210. 210 BobSmith77 said at 3:01 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Loud-screaming, belligerent a-hole? No just more of the unfriendly and surly kind unless he gets approached in public & then he can be quite nasty. Fits right in NE generally and Boston especially.

    Strikes me as the kind of guy that doesn’t really care all that much what other people who aren’t close to him think and unless you are a close friend/long-term relation he is quite cold.

    A lot of that is hearsay though. The big thing with Belicheck is privacy and he is incredibly zealous about protecting it. Always been amazed at the lack of endorsements and public speaking he doesn’t do even in NE. Easily could double his earnings (gets paid $7.5M) but I guess he values his privacy a lot more.

  211. 211 RobNE said at 4:20 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    thanks for throwing our whole region under the bus.

  212. 212 CrackSammich said at 3:04 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I’ll never understand why running up the score is considered bad. If you don’t want to lose by so much, have your defense stop it from happening.

  213. 213 BlindChow said at 4:53 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Seriously. What, are you supposed to be afraid of hurting the other team’s feelings? Boo hoo. At the very least I can see it as nice way to get reps for your backups.

  214. 214 Anders said at 3:43 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Consider all the close games we have played because of not running up the score, I have no problems with it

  215. 215 P_P_K said at 7:39 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I saw that on PTI. It wasn’t cool of Beli to run up the score but what the Lions player did was despicable. I wonder if the League will issue a fine. I wouldn’t argue if there was a suspension.

  216. 216 BobSmith77 said at 2:49 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I’ll be really surprised if either the Eagles/Boys sweep the series this year. 2 teams that have some real strengths but also have their shares of weaknesses/limitations. I would give the slight edge to the Eagles because of what the Eagles’ ST have done this year so far.

  217. 217 BobSmith77 said at 2:52 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Thought the Boys would be 5-11 this year and awful this year because of the defensive struggles and Romo missing a large portion of the system due to injuries.

    Romo has been on the field and productive, they have actually rode their strengths, and minimized their weaknesses for a change too. Even Parcells when he was their coach wasn’t great.

  218. 218 OregonDucker said at 2:56 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Ok, I want to come clean – I think our D is going to struggle against the Cowgirls. Why – because we gave up 345 pass yards to Mettenberger! To me that means that the DL failed at key times to stop the QB, and that the Secondary was a sieve. Couple this with a much better Cowgirl OL and QB than the Titans and it makes for my concern.

    We continue to give up BIG 3rd down plays. 3rd and 20, no problem for the opponent’s offense. Unless we can hurt Romo, I fear he will pick us apart.

  219. 219 Anders said at 2:58 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    “To me that means that the DL failed at key times to stop the QB,”

    Way to harsh on the DL there. This is the NFL, your DL never wins 100% of the time. It was simply the LBs and safeties who failed to cover Walker

  220. 220 OregonDucker said at 3:01 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Point taken Anders. But still, 345 passing yards by Mettenberger? Something just isn’t right here. Maybe there were garbage times yards in the stat, but the key 3rd down conversions even happened early in the game. I’m worried.

  221. 221 Anders said at 3:02 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Well, look at what Kirk Cousin, Chad Henne, Austin Davis, etc did.

    Right now, the defense lives and dies with the pass rush and turnovers and if they aint there, you have the Packers game

  222. 222 anon said at 3:03 PM on November 24th, 2014:


  223. 223 OregonDucker said at 3:03 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yup. Yup.

  224. 224 BlindChow said at 4:52 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yup. Yup. Yup.

  225. 225 D3FB said at 3:15 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    148 yards in the 4th Q, when the game was out of reach.

  226. 226 OregonDucker said at 3:39 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Thanks D3FB! This reinforces GEagle’s point. I guess Mett’s PY are the result of a garbage time weighted statistic.

    I feel a little better about Turkey Day.

  227. 227 D3FB said at 5:24 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    CBS put a graphic up in the early fourth and TEN only had like 260 yards of offense. The titans were just throwing shallow underneath crossers, which were exploiting our soft man coverage. Davis prefered that to zone coverage likely because it decreased the chance of someone biting on a route coming out of their zone, and giving up a big play. Better to let them dump it underneath and then rally to chase them down. Mettenbergers inflated yards came from YAC, not surgically taking the D apart.

  228. 228 Ark87 said at 4:26 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    yep, we’ve been playing with a lot of good leads (and against Aaron Rodgers) lately, lots of throws are going to be happening inflating that total yardage. Yardage we’re more than happy to give as long as it’s leaching the clock away.

    Even giving a lot of easy completions in the end of the game he only ever got his QB rating up to 88.1, and a QBR of 17.8. We handled the rook well enough.

  229. 229 jay ray said at 3:17 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Context man, context.

  230. 230 botto said at 7:50 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I don’t think mettenburger sucks at all. he is going to be good

  231. 231 GEAGLE said at 3:00 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Dude, that’s so not a fair representation Of the defense we played yesterday… When you are up by 30 all game, the passing stats always become so misleading, the other team chucks it every single time, and the defense is more filling to give up a catch, than risking defenders getting behind them….
    I don’t think there is any chance in hell of him getting 350 yards on our D if it was a close game from beginning to finished… Half of those yards are completely empty

  232. 232 Anders said at 3:01 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Problem was, we gave up 7 plays of 20+ last night. The Eagles blow at preventing big plays on defense right now.

  233. 233 ICDogg said at 5:58 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    That’s sometimes a risk you have to take, but if you’re going to give up some big plays on defense, you got to make some big plays on defense too.

  234. 234 Anders said at 3:41 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    This defense is meant to prevent big plays, so that’s a problem

  235. 235 anon said at 3:03 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Titans also have a lot of big WRs/TEs. But gotta sort of agree after getting toasted the week before would have liked to see a better showing. Run D didn’t do much as well.

  236. 236 GEAGLE said at 3:28 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    We held them to like 2 of 12 on 3rd down…Im more interested in the ability to get off the field on 3rd down then the meaningless yards they racked up…

    I also thnk our fans expect our players to dominate every player on every snap from every opponent and it really doesn’t work that way. Football is the ultimate team game because everyone has plenty of talent

    I’m personally never going to get down on the other team scoring 20 points, if we scored 40…

  237. 237 eagleyankfan said at 8:16 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Game got within 10. WR’s were wide open — almost all the time. But you’re right, they did hunker down. But still, that was against lesser talent. I know, that game has nothing to do with the Dallas game, but I’m with OregonDucker on this one. Hoping Friday you can tell us we worried for nothing….

  238. 238 Mac said at 3:25 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Will we get to play against cool gunsliner Romo, or harried deer in headlights Romo? It’s mostly up to our front 7 to determine that answer. My prediction: we live and die by the pass rush on turkey day. Also, I predict our defense creates at least 2 turnovers. Will the offense capitalize on those?

  239. 239 P_P_K said at 3:31 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I hate to say it but I agree with you. Our backfield will have trouble with Bryant, Matthews and Smith will have a hard time against Witten, Romo can extend plays, and Murray is running like Shady did last year. Give the devil his due.

    Having said all that, our O should handily put up 30+ points aganist them. If Sanchez plays well, Shady hits his stride and, most importantly, the red zone drives result in tds, we could even see 40 points. I mean it. Our guys are healthy, our O line is finally in place. I believe we can run (and pass) on all cylinders in this game.

    Plus, our D has a shot if Davis remembers that Romo can be flustered. If we go after Tony early and often, he’ll resort to his tendency to throw off his back foot and his back will become a factor. Our blitz package can beat their O line. Barwin should have a big game. Dallas will get their points, but if the Eagles make Romo pay they won’t get those points quick enough to keep up with our O.

  240. 240 MaggieMagpie said at 4:31 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    You mentioned a point which seems to escape many folks. the offense does get down the field fairly often…..for a field goal. Imagine what the scores would look like if half of those FGs had been touchdowns.

  241. 241 P_P_K said at 7:35 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yup, I am imagining. I imagine Matthews being the big receiver who pulls the ball down in the end zone.

  242. 242 BlindChow said at 4:50 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    We’ve seen what better QB’s can do when we faced Rodgers. This isn’t going to be a fun game for us.

  243. 243 GermanEagle said at 3:06 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Oh Benny, why can you not just shut up? No need to give them Cowboys (O line) more motivation…

  244. 244 CrackSammich said at 3:49 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    You and GEAGLE need to start posting links to what you’re referring to.

  245. 245 iceberg584 said at 3:58 PM on November 24th, 2014:

  246. 246 GermanEagle said at 4:04 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Mea culpa.
    According to Benny Logan the Cowboys OL is “OK” and he doesn’t know “what’s great about them”.
    Here’s a clue, Benny: they’re racking up 150 Yards rushing per game…

  247. 247 MaggieMagpie said at 4:29 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    They gave Romo SEVEN SECONDS to throw that pass to ODB according to McManus.

  248. 248 Ark87 said at 4:32 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    are we talking about the freak pass from Eli to ODB or the game winner from Romo to Dez

  249. 249 MaggieMagpie said at 4:44 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Tim McManus commenting on the ODB catch.
    Forgive me, I did confuse the 2. I’m not the only one, but …ouch!

  250. 250 GermanEagle said at 4:49 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Who’s the other one?!

  251. 251 GermanEagle said at 4:36 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    And they DID it twice on the game winning drive. I really don’t know why Mr. Logan had to open his mouth.
    I prefer the Eagles players to shut up and do the ‘talking” on the field…

  252. 252 b3nz0z said at 4:42 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    i’m with you, but let’s hope binnie motivated himself

  253. 253 A_T_G said at 5:28 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    With seven seconds, you’d think Romo would throw to a player on his own team.

  254. 254 ICDogg said at 6:02 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    The Giants D-line was gassed at the end of the game. I question their conditioning and depth.

  255. 255 GEAGLE said at 5:50 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    He is right!! Logan is one of the best NT in football this year…he is going to Feast on their stud young center.

    There is nothing special beside Tyrone. The rookie is promising and will be awesome player, but he is still a rookie that can be beat… They like their young cEntet, I like our YOUNG NTs, so let’s dance!!… Cox and Thornton can destroy Guard Ronald Leary and rookie Martin. Tyrone smith can stone wall Colem but BRAMA bull Barwin a buses Doug Free all day!!
    Amd their DL is average

  256. 256 CrackSammich said at 3:57 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Cody Parkey–Third highest scorer in the league.

  257. 257 Ark87 said at 4:15 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    That’s one of those thing where I’m never sure if we should be proud of him for nailing so many of his kicks, or ashamed of because we are settling for a lot of FG’s…or proud because at least our offense is getting into FG range alot. With direction the eague is heading in, I’m leaning a bit towards shame.

    Definitely interesting to see the top non-PK’s, Marshawn Lynch- Julius Thomas- Jamaal Charles- Randal Cobb-Arian Foster-Dez Bryant

  258. 258 GEAGLE said at 5:46 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Cody Parkey set franchise record for most 50 plus yard FG in one season and we have a bunch of games still to play

  259. 259 GEAGLE said at 4:08 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Last week started hearing rumors about Nick healing aher of schedule and rehabbing like a madman..Then Everypne saw him throw pregame. I also heard some rumors about Nick being ready to come back for the dallas home game. Excersize the demons of his concussion loss to Dallas last year, giving us a big boost and leading us to beat the Cowboys at home.of course chip is being Bellicekian about the timeline for return but admitted that nicks follow up checkup/x-Ray is coming up and it will all come down to how the bone is healing.
    Originally we expected him to be ready for playoffs, but it would be such a BIGTIME boost if he can come back faster and be able to play 2 or 3 games to shake the rust off before the playoffs..

    The season will be defined by what happens in these next 3 games and most of that will be on sanche shoulders…but if we are going to go on and have some playoff success, it would be with the RAIN!AKER leading the team, but we still neED the Sanchez to come up big in a crucial part of our season

  260. 260 RobNE said at 4:24 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Foles was throwing pregame?

  261. 261 GEAGLE said at 5:46 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yeah, he was throwing last week at practice too. The injury isnt his throwing side..

  262. 262 Pennguino said at 9:57 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    It was just the light tosses. He wasn’t catching anything with his left arm at all. Caught the ball with his right hand.

  263. 263 Ark87 said at 4:31 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    If we can afford the luxury, I say heal up all the way, get a bunch of practice reps in, come back for the giant’s game to kick the rust off and be ready for the playoffs. Seems like the Pack rushed Rodgers back and he didn’t look right in his victory over the Bears or his loss to the 49ers. I get the feeling (or at least hope) Foles is going to come back on fire, the sideline seems to do him wonders.

  264. 264 GEAGLE said at 5:45 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Oh I def believe Nicks Going to come back slinging!!!! I don’t want him coming back too soon, but it would be great to ATleast get one game under his belt before the playoffs. The more games he can play the better….

  265. 265 mksp said at 5:47 PM on November 24th, 2014:





  266. 266 GEAGLE said at 4:18 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Cool hearing our new Eagles Malcolm Jenkins and Sanchez get a kick out of the WE WANT DALLAS chants in the middle of the 3rd quarter…. Funny how quickly our fans make new Eagles aware of our hatred for the Cowboys
    LOL Johnny “Clipboard” and his entourage got in a 20 man Brawl,
    Ate Saturday night when the Browns played the next day at 1pm…. Yeah, sounds like Chip kellys DREAM QB, how many times has the philly media said that crap? What will chip ever do if somehow, someway. His DREAM QB, the Great Johnny Football falls to the Eagles..of ćan chip kelly ever resist drafting his DREAM,QB….lol that’s the time of Eagles coverage we get. These are the same MORONS who tell you marcus smith was a reach when he wouldnt have lasted 8 more spots, d Re the same idiots whp tell you marcus Smith will be a bust…after they all told you FOles would get traded because he didn’t run fast enough to ever play for chip lol…. These are the same imbeciles who love to crap on marcus Smith to al
    Their readers…next year fans will start to see Marcus talent, the media will look dumb as ever

  267. 267 Ark87 said at 4:40 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    We did that to the Bears last year right? So epic, was better then because some people gave the Bears some very generous odds to beat us. Titans were just some scrubs and the Titans knew it. Not as much fun.

  268. 268 George said at 5:40 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Sorry to inform you, but there were no such chants. Not that I heard anyway. I was at the game, and I would’ve remembered We want Dallas chants. Maybe it was just in the lower level and I didn’t hear it, but I think it would’ve cought on if it had gotten loud enough for the players to hear

  269. 269 GEAGLE said at 5:42 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Sorry your section sucked… Countless players and media confirmed these chants

  270. 270 A_T_G said at 5:43 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    You could hear the chant on the broadcast. Maybe it was just near the booth, but fans at home heard it.

  271. 271 George said at 5:43 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Ok, that makes sense, BC i was directly across the stadium from the booth

  272. 272 GermanEagle said at 5:19 PM on November 24th, 2014:


    Eric Berry is believed to have lymphoma. 🙁

  273. 273 GEAGLE said at 5:42 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    No, God I hope it’s a mistake. As someone who lost his father to cancer a couple years ago, I don’t wish this on anyone. Remember Maclin had a big scare

  274. 274 ICDogg said at 5:51 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Terrible news. But it explains why he really didn’t look that focused on Thursday night.

  275. 275 Mitchell said at 8:25 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Not good news but dnt get too upset yet. Many of them are not as bad as they used be 20 years ago due to advances in treatment. We’ll have to see what type he has.

  276. 276 GEAGLE said at 5:40 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I love how much Jay Gruden hates RG3… I’d giving anything for the skins to be on Monday night these next few weeks so we can here big brother Gruden have to comment on RG3… That’s a sexy TRAINWRECK, aka good TV lol

  277. 277 ACViking said at 6:50 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Re: No More “RGIII” For Me, Ma!

    I don’t know when the media first regularized the nickname “RGIII” — maybe when he was dominating in HS or maybe at Baylor.

    It’s a heck of a catch-phrase that rolls off the tongue backed up by a long high-light reel of pre-NFL plays.

    But that seems like a long, long time ago.


    For me, he’s just plain Robert Griffin . . . with the metaphorical cape, tights, and “S” on his chest a distant memory.

    Griffin’s quick descent parallels another Heisman Winner’s — Jim Plunkett. But after spending 20 games the bench in Oakland, he became a 2-time SB winner.

    I think, if — and whenever — Griffin parts ways with Washington, he’d look great in green on Kelly’s bench.

    Especially if, like Plunkett did, he can recover the skills that made him the player whom T-law described in this 2012 pre-draft analysis:

  278. 278 GEAGLE said at 6:57 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Bob G. Lol… Griffin doesn’t have the “winner gene”… We have no use for him

  279. 279 anon said at 7:34 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I’d like to agree — he’s too fragile. Even a big guy like foles has been hurt 3 of 3 seasons, this being his first w/ a major injury (missing more than one game at a time).

  280. 280 Jarock said at 8:06 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Thing about both Griffen and Foles is neither guy does a great job of protecting themselves. Griffen has a lot of the same problems Vick has/had in that he refuses to slide and takes too many vicious hits as a consequence. Foles just likes to hold the ball.

    I really think that the way Russell Wilson plays is just about ideal in terms of taking advantage of his athleticism but still preserving his health.

  281. 281 GEAGLE said at 7:08 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Eagles run defense in the past 6 games has given up an average of 90 yards per game, 3.6 yards per carry…and most of the games were playd without having both Meco and Kemxrick on the field…
    Not many teams have a better front than Ced, Logan, Cox.

  282. 282 GEAGLE said at 7:24 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Was surprised to hear that our players like Maclin view FOles as the Eagles QB with the “Big Arm”… Another bogus media fabrication, media used to talk like FOles had a Chad Pennington Arm… For a top 10 pick, I always thought Sanchez had some arm strength..,I expected it to be stronger than Nicks, but clearly Nicks arm has made big improvements and fans and media were full of shit….Maclin compared the two QBs amd i didn’t expect to hear that “Mark doesn’t have that big arm and the special Talemts that Nick has but…”

    Consequently with Nick, we really saw his deep ball start to click the two games prior to him getting hurt, Maclin caught 3 BOMBS in the two games before the injury… Nick was really going down field before he got hurt, and he throws a lot of “outs” which require arm strength…
    Since the Texans game, we really haven’t seen Sanchez go down field, he also doesn’t throw as many “outs” as we do when Nick is behind center, notice most of Sanchez passes are all crossing routes, and drags….

    When Cowboys breakdown the Sanchez tape they wil
    See a bunch of short and intermediate crossing routes in the middle of the field. We haven’t thrown deep in two weeks, and On tape, there is no evidence that would suggest that Mark would ever keep the ball and run on the zone read…this is a big game, and dallas won’t spend resources covering the deep ball, or Sanchez keeping it and running with it, so this is the perfect week and take advantage of what they don’t expect…. Wait for like a nice 3rd and 5, then call a zone read with Mark keeping it…nothing will free up shady like Sanchez running for 25 yards and then sliding on a big 3rd and 5 with no dallas defenders near him…..his lack of deep ball shots lately should provide some nice shots down field… Like to see a nice play action Bomb to Huff or Maclin, even Jordan down the seam…

    It’s no secret that when Dallas breaks down our film they will reach,two conclusions. 1) Snchez won’t go deep often, 2) Sanchez is afraid to keep it and run….. We need to take advantage of dallas not respecting these two areas

  283. 283 Avery Greene said at 7:27 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I’m hoping this injury gives Foles the needed break from his season. I think he was playing a bit tight (and injured) so we didn’t see his best ball. Now that he’s had some recovery time, I’m hoping he comes back mentally stronger and prepared to take this team to the next level.

  284. 284 anon said at 7:32 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Mac’s comments have to be relative — he played with Vick and #5 who have much bigger arms. Agree Sanchez’s deep ball hasn’t looked great. It’s clear Nick spent a lot of time on it in the offseason, they were tossing it a lot (with varied success) earlier in the year.

  285. 285 botto said at 7:46 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    that was the one thing about Vick that always amazed me, how he could really just flick it 70 yards no problem. too bad he can’t see over the linemen. or read defenses. or hold onto the ball, or make good decisions, or stay healthy. aside from that he was great. oh and except for the other stuff, etc…

  286. 286 P_P_K said at 7:55 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    I’ve wondered if Vick has some freak shoulder structure or something. He made those long passes look like he was skipping pebbles.

  287. 287 suthrneagle said at 8:57 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Wrist strength, as in `a flick of the wrist`.

  288. 288 botto said at 7:44 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    yeah Sanchez’s deep ball was really underthrown to Mac yesterday. but he made some other nice ones.
    I would have thought Sanchez had a better arm that but doesn’t look like it.
    how does a guy get drafted 5th with an average arm?
    Foles’ bombs were looking good before he got hurt for sure.
    I think he is learning by watching sanchez all about getting rid of the ball quicker. that’s the biggest thing he can improve on.
    he should come back on fire, I just hope when he does we can win.

  289. 289 Anders said at 3:36 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Peyton Manning was drafted no with an average am

  290. 290 oreofestar said at 7:36 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    The continual talk about the catch made this day brutal

  291. 291 mtn_green said at 12:52 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Yup. Shady had number 2 run tho

  292. 292 A_T_G said at 7:54 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    I hate when I get the number 2 runs.

  293. 293 GEAGLE said at 7:37 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Hahahahaha funny how Denver cut their reliable drunk kicker to steal kicker brandon McManus from us. McManus has been a choke artist and now Denver ia working out and looking for new Kicker. McManus ended up sucking, and Codey just set Eagles record for most 50 plus FG made in a season, and he still has 5 games to go!!…Cody was a gift from the football gods

  294. 294 botto said at 7:52 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Avant made that catch already, who cares.
    but OBJ is for real.

  295. 295 P_P_K said at 7:53 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Unfortunately it wasn’t in the end zone on MNF.

  296. 296 GermanEagle said at 8:21 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Plus he didn’t catch the ball with three fingers…

  297. 297 P_P_K said at 8:32 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    On the Simpsons, all the characters are shown to have four fingers, with the exception of God, who was shown with five. Therefore, um, something…

  298. 298 ICDogg said at 11:52 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    That’s enough Homerism.

  299. 299 P_P_K said at 7:52 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Related to the discussion about the Eagles record against winning teams, the Cowboys have only one win against a team with a winning record, the Seahawks. Now, it’s entirely possible Dallas is set to go on a four game losing streak, be exposed for the pretenders (not contenders) they are, and miss the playoffs altogether. After losing to the Eagles on Thanksgiving, they travel to Chicago, to Philly, then host Indy. If history holds, the December collapse of the Cowboys points to two cold-weather losses on the road, and then a home loss to a superior team. It all begins on Thursday.

  300. 300 Mac said at 12:48 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    There is still time for Dallas to finish 8-8 this year.

  301. 301 Anders said at 4:38 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Not sure why people are so focused on record against winning teams.
    What matter is that you blow out bad teams and play good teams tough (close games are pretty much 50/50 on who wins)

  302. 302 teltschikfakeout88 said at 9:54 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Yo saw that kempski and broke up and are no longer BFF’s….what is up with that… one liked jimmy’s art work??

  303. 303 ICDogg said at 10:46 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Jimmy left to join a startup called It’s a pretty well financed startup.

    George Norcross’s daughter used to run, she got pushed out when Norcross was no longer part owner of the paper, and now he’s got her set up in a nice new gig running a new operation.

  304. 304 Anders said at 3:35 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Jimmy is now the guy covering the Eagles for his new gig

  305. 305 jpate said at 10:53 PM on November 24th, 2014:

    Anyone think gruden took a shot at chip by saying how ravens offense doesnt have guys holding signs on the sideline “this is a good old professional offense”

  306. 306 Mitchell said at 12:22 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    I thought that too. However, we score more points, so Gruden can shove it.

  307. 307 Anders said at 3:34 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Why would it be that? Gruden him self was close to been Kelly’s oc at Oregon

  308. 308 jesse said at 1:30 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    I don’t know we blow out bad teams lose close ones to good teams and got blown out against a very good team that is hot and a poor match up for our team. Sounds about where we should be in the second year of a regime with the talent level we have. I think one maybe two more year’s and we are the team to beat

  309. 309 Anders said at 3:33 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Playing good teams close and blowing out bad teams is a sign of a very good team

  310. 310 ICDogg said at 6:33 AM on November 25th, 2014:

    Per, Dallas is a 3 point favorite

    Dallas -3 (-120)
    Philadelphia +3 (EVEN)