To Lambeau We Go

Posted: November 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 123 Comments »

Big day. The 7-2 Eagles are at the 6-3 Packers. Everyone is excited by the Eagles success this year, but one concern has been the quality of the competition. The Eagles only have one win against a team with a winning record (the early season victory against the Colts). They came very close to beating SF and Arizona on the road, but lost heartbreakers.

Today the Eagles have a chance to show the world that the 7-2 record is real and they are a good team. A loss would mean more questions about whether the Eagles can beat good teams. This game would mean a lot because there is a real buzz around the Packers right now. I wrote about that in my game preview for

I’m excited for this game. I want to see how the Eagles stack up. Going by the numbers, the Eagles actually look like the better team.

I’m optimistic about today. I know it will be a major challenge for Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher to deal with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. We’ve seen lesser receivers light up the Eagles. That said, the CBs have played their best football in recent weeks. The timing of this match-up works well for the Eagles.

I’m looking forward to seeing if the Eagles can pressure Rodgers. That’s the key for me. If the CBs have to cover guys while Rodgers stands in a clean pocket, watch out. If the Eagles can continue their recent trend of getting to the QB, that evens things out for the DBs quite a bit.

One of the big angles is how Sanchez will do. I feel confident that he and McCoy and the offense will be fine.

Maybe the Eagles come away with a big win. Maybe Rodgers stays red hot and shreds the defense. Either way, it will be good to come away from this game with a better idea of just how good the Eagles are.

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Domo wrote a good column on the game. His focus was on LeSean McCoy going against the Green Bay Nickel defense.

But there is reason for hope. McCoy has had just two 100-yard rushing performances this season, including a 149-yard game in the Eagles’ 27-0, Week 6 win over the Giants.

Most of the defenses the Eagles have faced have made stopping McCoy their first, second and third priorities. They have stacked the box and stayed in their base defense, even when the Eagles have gone to three-wide receiver sets.

The one notable exception was the Giants, who played nickel almost the entire game, even against two-tight end sets. You saw what happened in that game.

Chip Kelly’s offense is all about creating favorable matchups. He’ll spread you out with three-wide receiver sets, get you to bring in your nickel personnel, then gash your lighter lineup with the run. Or he’ll trot out “12” personnel (two tight ends), get you to play base and then make safeties and linebackers try to cover Darren Sproles and Zach Ertz in space.

When he won the rushing title last season, three-quarters of McCoy’s rushing yards came out of three-wide receiver formations.

The Packers, like the Giants, don’t play much base defense. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers has used his base package only about 20 percent of the time in the first nine games. The Packers have played nickel (five defensive backs) about 65 percent of the time and dime (six defensive backs) 15 percent.

They’ve only given up 13 touchdown passes and have 12 interceptions, but are 30th against the run. Capers stopped the bleeding with his run defense, at least temporarily, last week against Chicago by moving his Pro Bowl outside linebacker, Clay Matthews, inside.

The Packers, who had given up 193 rushing yards in a loss to the Saints the previous game, held the Bears to 55 yards on 24 carries.

Even with Matthews in the middle, the Packers still played very little base defense. They were in nickel or dime almost the entire game. Probably will be again against the Eagles.

“Then again,” McCoy said, “every team shows something on tape and then plays us differently. So we’ll have to see Sunday how that works out for us.”

Center Jason Kelce said it’s not quite as simple as getting a defense to play nickel.

“Nickel is just personnel,” he said. “They could stay in nickel and still get to some fronts and some alignments that would make it very difficult to run as well. Even though it’s less [big] people, they’re still packing the box and putting a lot of guys between the two tackles. That said, I still think, in general, nickel usually is easier to run against.”

A big game from McCoy and the O-line will go a huge way to winning this game. No snow is expected, but it will be a cold, windy day. That’s not always conducive to throwing the ball so the running game could be crucial. And the Eagles are at their best when McCoy is running wild.

Lots of other good nuggets in the column. Make sure to check it out.

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A couple of site notes.

No DGR for the Panthers game. My day job was a bit overwhelming this week. With the boss out of town, I was putting in 11-hour days all week long. I re-watched part of the game, but never had the time to study it the way I like, let alone write 4000-5000 words on the game. No more Monday night games this year so that helps in a huge way. Monday night games are the worst.

Many of you have asked about the H2H shows. Good news. Jimmy Bama is getting a new computer and we’re hoping that will help with the technical problems we had. We’re going to try recording again and see if we can get things working as they did in the past. Rejoice, America!


123 Comments on “To Lambeau We Go”

  1. 1 BlindChow said at 11:47 AM on November 16th, 2014:

    How is Rodgers when it’s this cold? Do his passing numbers suffer? That could work in the Eagles favor with our run defense…

  2. 2 phillychuck said at 11:56 AM on November 16th, 2014:

    Rogers throws very well in the cold. Sanchez really hasn’t played very much in cold weather–he has big hands, which should help…if he can catch the snaps from Kelce in the cold…

    Honestly, I think this figures to be a very difficult game to win. We absolutely HAVE to be able to run the ball, and we haven’t shown the ability to do that all year.

  3. 3 D3FB said at 2:11 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Sanchez played for 4 years in New York, I’m pretty sure he’s used to the cold.

  4. 4 ACViking said at 12:51 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    In games when the temp at kickoff was between 21-40 degress, Rodgers’ career numbers:

    17 games

    110.5 Rating (AR only does better indoors 114.4 in 21 games)

    546 attempts / 351 completions – 64.3%

    4593 total yards passing

    255.2 YPG

    8.4 YPA

    45 TDs – 10 Ints

    35 sacks

    8 fumbles / 5 lost

    53 rushes – 305 yards – 3 TDs

  5. 5 ACViking said at 12:58 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Here’s Sanchez’s career numbers in cold-weather games:

    9 games

    64.7 Rating

    300 att / 169 completions – 56.3%

    1789 yards passing

    198.8 YPG

    6.0 YPA

    8 TDs – 13 Ints

    19 sacks

    6 fumbles / 4 lost

    19 rushes – 137 yards – 4 TDs

  6. 6 GEAGLE said at 1:45 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    How does the best QB in football who plays in Wisconsin throw in the cold? Lol really?

  7. 7 BlindChow said at 11:47 AM on November 16th, 2014:

    Tommy: 5th paragraph, you say “Palmer” instead of “Rodgers” a couple times.

  8. 8 TommyLawlor said at 11:53 AM on November 16th, 2014:

    Watching ESPN talk about Carson Palmer. They took over my brain.

    Fixed now.

  9. 9 P_P_K said at 11:56 AM on November 16th, 2014:

    Carson Palmer taking over your brain?! See a good shrink or bartender, fast.

  10. 10 P_P_K said at 11:56 AM on November 16th, 2014:

    “No DGR for the Panthers game. My day job was a bit overwhelming this week. With the boss out of town, I was putting in 11-hour days all week long.”
    Dear Tommy’s boss, Dude, do you have any idea of the pain and suffering you have caused? Oh, the humanity.

  11. 11 P_P_K said at 11:59 AM on November 16th, 2014:

    “Maybe the Eagles come away with a big win. Maybe Rodgers stays red hot and shreds the defense.”

    I don”t think these are mutually exclusive. AR is going to get his yards and the Packers will get their points. But the Eagles Offense will do the same, and then some. I believe the Eagles D has a better chance of limiting Rodgers than the GB D has of stopping our Offense.

  12. 12 GEAGLE said at 1:32 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Well said….

    When you compare the two offense, the two defenses, the two special teams…. The closest to being equal is probably the two offenses. They both are capable of rolling out the bed and hanging 30 on the score board…… Thinking our Defense is a level above the GB defense, who in the past 4 games has really only gotten like a sack from Thor and a sack from Peppers per game, and that’s it for the pass we are talking about a non exsistent pass rush, average at best defensive front that can’t generate pressure, ILB So poor that they moved one one of the only pass rushers that was producing, Thor, inside…… The Eagles have proven to be much better than that defensively these past 4 weeks.
    Special teams is where we have a significant advantage. Top ranked unit vs, the 15th ranked, elite vs. Average. That advantage can’t just be on paper, our special teams needs TO flex its muscles and have some big plays against a unit that is the definition of average…

    Two closely matched offenses, Eagles with the better defense and a big advantage in special teams, yet we don’t stand a chance? Lol we’ll see,about that!

  13. 13 P_P_K said at 3:18 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Rodgers will play well because he’s a great qb. He’ll exploit the weakness in our defensive backfield. But he better play a really great game because on the other side of the ball, the GB D is going to be in big trouble. They stink against the run and they are mediocre at best against the pass. Today is the day we find out if Shady is himself or not. He could end up with his first huge game, I’m thinking 150yds and a couple tds. It’s never easy in Lambeau, but I’m calling a 34-31 Eagles victory.

  14. 14 Dragon_Eagle said at 12:56 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    My second favorite team today is the bye. I think they can take down the Cowboys after destroying the Bears.

  15. 15 GEAGLE said at 2:53 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Be nice to have a 1’game lead over the Cowboys, and a win and the tiebreaker over the Packers by the end of the day…not bad for a days work

  16. 16 GEAGLE said at 1:10 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    No turnovers + Big Hits on Rogers = Fly Eagles Fly!!
    1) our OLBs should beat these packer Tackles like they stole something, RT bRian Bulaga still remembers the abuse suffered at the hands of Brandon Graham in college when he beat him for two big sacks.. They have a 2nd year LT Bahaktiri…. When your LT isn’t as good as our RT, I like our OLBs chances..
    Rookie center has played well, fortunately our multi front defense lines up in a million different ways should confuse him into some mistakes. We have to disguise everything on defense today or Rogers will shred us. can’t let Rogers force us into topping our hand pre snap. If we can disguise our defense from Rogers, you can bet the rookie center will make some mistakes, that we have to convert into BIG,HITS on the QB…

    Young safety, our offensive genius should go after him with Ertz all night…
    our OL should have a big day against this packer front 7, so we probably won’t need to use Celek as a blocker all day..MEANS more opportunities to have Ertz attack the seems and go after the rookie safety.
    This is probably the best our OL has been all year, let’s put it to use and unleash our 3 headed monster and trample this defense. Packers have either blown out their opponents or they have been blown out…let’s see how the react when it’s the 4th Quarter and we are still in their face and their defense realizes that its completely gassed with a quarter left of a tight game…

    Big Day Boys. No respect this week, whatcha gonna do about it?

  17. 17 ACViking said at 1:14 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    FYI . . .

    Chicago-based broadcaster — and former Bears WR — Tom Waddle likes the Eagles today. (Waddle’s from the Bears’ mid-80s teams.)

    When former players who spend time breaking down games make picks, I give them some reliability.

    As compared to the usual hack writer-types who don’t — you know — have no clue what the difference is between a Philly Cheese Steak and an AC Cheese Steak.

  18. 18 GEAGLE said at 1:15 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Just the fact that he actually watched the tape makes him more valuable than most of the morons

  19. 19 ACViking said at 1:16 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    multiple upvotes

  20. 20 ACViking said at 1:15 PM on November 16th, 2014:


  21. 21 ACViking said at 1:19 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Houston at Cleveland — Mallet starting for Txns

    Bill O’Brien’s twice called running plays on 3rd and 4, 3. (converted)

    Total attitude calls. Don’t know why more coaches don’t do that.

  22. 22 CASEY MATTHEWS said at 1:20 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Looking forward to the possibilities of new H2H.

  23. 23 GEAGLE said at 1:24 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Not looking forward to your presnap cat n mouse game against Rogers 😉

  24. 24 GEAGLE said at 1:23 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    ATleast we get good 1pm games. Who are we sposed to be rooting for? NIners or Giamts? Giants aren’t a real threat, might as well see them beat the Niners, help the banged up fraud Carfinals hold on to first place in their division…I want that arizona win back!

  25. 25 CASEY MATTHEWS said at 1:30 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    49er win helps Wildcard picture if we somehow don’t win division. Hurts to say but rooting for Giants makes sense.

  26. 26 GEAGLE said at 1:36 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Oh no no no my brother. Division crown or bust! Wildcard would be an epic failure. that’s beneath us! We don’t deserve to go to the playoffs if we letmthis fraud cowboy team win the division…. Losing this division is unacceptable, especially playing dallas twice down the stretch…..but arizona will struggle to hold on to the division, so I wouldn’t mind seeing them get some help…Giants are a joke anyway. They talked crap all week and let a rival shut them out…might as well root for such a pathetic bunch today lol

  27. 27 Dragon_Eagle said at 1:41 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Agree with GEAGLE. would rather see 49ers miss playoffs.

    Besides let the Giants get some confidence heading into their Dallas game next week.

  28. 28 GEAGLE said at 1:42 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    And let them not get a top 10 pick in draft… Be awesome if they just miss the playoff by a game. They won’t get a top pick and they might be dumb enough to bring back eli and COUGHLIN for another pointless season

  29. 29 CASEY MATTHEWS said at 1:44 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I misspoke. 49er loss helps wildcard picture. Agree with giving giants a few wins to both spoil their draft and maybe even keep Coughlin around.

  30. 30 GEAGLE said at 1:58 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    It’s cool, not easy to root for the Giants lol, I know…

  31. 31 ACViking said at 1:26 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    GB’s center is rookie Corey Linsley from Ohio State.

    Would like to see Fletcher Cox over the nose.

    A lot.

  32. 32 GEAGLE said at 1:40 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Yup..he has played well tho. Rogers has been campaigning for that kid getting a probowl invite….but we play a multi front, throw so many different things at centers. And you can bet all week we put a premium on disguising our defense because you don’t stand a chance if Rogers knows what you are doing….if we can disguise our defense from Rogers, you can bet the center will have a few breakdowns, and we have to capitalize on them and put a licking on Rogers…..Rogers isnt a big strong dude…hit him once or twice real good, and this becomes a different game!

  33. 33 ACViking said at 1:33 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Watt is owning the Browns

    2 sacks in two offensive possessions for Cleveland – including a forced fumble

  34. 34 GEAGLE said at 1:38 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Would love to see them putt Johnny Clipboard in against Watt. You know his eyes would light up if johnny went in the game

  35. 35 ACViking said at 2:52 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    GE . . . hope you see this:

    “Johnny Clipboard”

    First “Pearl” of the day. (You’re on your game)

  36. 36 GEAGLE said at 3:01 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Can’t wait to see thats little,booger get hit by NFL defenders who will all Be salivating at the attention that will come from being some of the first defenders to get hits on the turd. Johnny clipboard. Watch Josh Gordon come back with the Hawkins kid at WR and Hoyer ends up finishing strong… Be awesome to see Hoyer look great, then ClevelAnd be dumb enough to let him leave in free agency after the year, turn the franchise over to the turd johnny, who ends up being a bust, and Hoyer goes on to be successful somewhere like Tennessee or Houston… Be poetic for it to happen to Cleveland.
    Dying to see if they let Hoyer walk for johnny clipboard

  37. 37 GEAGLE said at 1:37 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Some think that Niners rookie Aaron Lynch’s play is going to make Ahmad Brooks end up getting cut…. We are pretty darn set at OLB tho

  38. 38 Dragon_Eagle said at 1:43 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Speculation invite. Where is Jim Harbaugh coaching next year?

  39. 39 GEAGLE said at 1:44 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Thinking the Giants or Jets

  40. 40 ACViking said at 1:46 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I think Harbaugh’s destination depends on which team will give him personnel power.

    Giants historically have a clear divide between GM and coach — with, as Parcells would say, has the GM picking the groceries and coach cooking.

    Jets, on the other hand, especially with owner Robt Wood Johnson IV (who still hasn’t worked a day in his life), would — in the spirit of Leon Hess — give Harbaugh all the power to get him over.

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 1:50 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Bears may also throw their hat in the ring. possibly Miami. The Raiers should beg Harbaugh to go there and just give him complete control, it’s probabky better than any of the idiots they hired this past decade

  42. 42 ACViking said at 1:51 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Bears . . . Good one

  43. 43 GEAGLE said at 1:52 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Yeah but they usually have the GM run the show, which is a key point by you

  44. 44 ACViking said at 2:05 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    The Bears current GM hired Trestman.

  45. 45 GEAGLE said at 2:33 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Yeh I’m thinking they get a new GM first, who will then hire the coach… Unless the owner wants Harbagh that bad

  46. 46 Dragon_Eagle said at 1:52 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I’m wondering how tempting going to Michigan will be for him. They’re making no secret of it that they want him.

  47. 47 GEAGLE said at 1:48 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Rogers isnt a big strong dude… A,couple hits from the Big Swinging Cox of the Eagles defense, a hit or two from Grizzly Graham, Hunter COLE, BRAMA Bull Barwin…with Vinny Curry placing the Cherry on top….and this becomes a very different game
    Brandon Graham or Casey will force a Lacy fumble, kendrick recovers!
    3 losses, Lacy was held under 60 yards, we have the run defense to shut him down!

  48. 48 Dragon_Eagle said at 1:54 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Yea, but I’m sure plenty of DCs have thought about trying to hit/pressure Rodgers, like all of them.

    Need good coverage from DBs to get there. Nate, Macolm, Cary, Brad, and Boykin need to have their best game of the year.

  49. 49 GEAGLE said at 1:57 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Lucky for us, this is a good time to play them, considering our CBS have been responsible for a bunch of coverage sacks these past few games…if you ask the players who been getting sacks lately, they all point to the improved CB play as to why the sacks are starting to flow….plus our corners typically play their best in big games down the stretch…ATleast Cary has these past to two years. Hoping 3rd year is the charm..

  50. 50 ACViking said at 1:49 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Watt plays special teams, too.

    Did not know that.

  51. 51 SteveH said at 1:52 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    RG3 having a miserable day, 2 interceptions, just took back to back sacks in the red zone, kicker proceeded to miss long field goal.

  52. 52 GEAGLE said at 1:55 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    That music to my ears…
    Niners rookie LB Boreland is Balling! Had we known Meco was going down, he would have been the perfect, physical replacement…plus Borelandand Beau Allen were a FORCE playing together at Wisconsin..
    Niners have some nice young Linebackers. Veterans like Ahmad bRooks, Patrick Willis, Navaro Bowman need to be worried about getting cut by capable youñg players on rookie deals

  53. 53 SteveH said at 1:59 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Tampa is pretty awful though. Why is Josh McCown starting again? Lovie Smith is just a disaster out there.

  54. 54 ACViking said at 2:02 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    No coach could turn TB into a winning team.

    Who does TB have — besides a descending VJax and DT McCoy — who’d start on the Eagles?

    For sure, the QB situation in TB is a mess.

    And the NFL is nothing if not about the QB.

  55. 55 SteveH said at 2:07 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Don’t know their roster good enough to say.

  56. 56 ACViking said at 2:08 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Exactly. In the NFL you hear about great players — even on bad teams.

    TB is just bad.

  57. 57 Anders said at 2:07 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Lovie Smith made that QB situation a mess. He declared McCown starter before any practices

  58. 58 ACViking said at 2:08 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Don’t disagree that Smith was stupid to push for McCown.

    Regardless, TB has a serious talent problem.

  59. 59 Anders said at 2:09 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    So would people have argued the Eagles had last year.

  60. 60 ACViking said at 2:10 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    You mean with Vick and Foles?

    While Vick has never been 16-games healthy, he’s always been a quality QB.

    Even Kelly thought so.

  61. 61 Anders said at 2:11 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    meant overall. Who knew Riley Cooper could produce so well?

    Also look at the Eagles FA signings and trades compared with TB.

  62. 62 ACViking said at 2:12 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I don’t know . . . 2013’s team is about the same as 2011’s team — certainly on offense. Turnovers went down. Wins went up.

    Were the Bird a 10-6 team on paper last year?

    I’d agree they weren’t.

    Not sure they’re a 7-2 team on paper.

    But they are.

  63. 63 ACViking said at 2:11 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I’m not Lovie Smith-apologist.

    But looking at TBs last 4 drafts, the team’s a disaster

  64. 64 GEAGLE said at 3:09 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I don’t get how their defense can be so bad.
    Spent big money on safey Goldson
    spent big money on CB Alturan Verner replacing Revis with a young, expensive probowler.
    Drafted CB JOnathon Banks high
    Lavonte David who they stole from us(we were going to draft him and kendrick), one of the best young linebackers

    Gerald McCoy who they just made one of the highest paid DL..

    Paid for big pass,rushiñg free,agent Micheal Johnson
    Signed Major Wright from the Bears..

    How the hell has Lovie not,turned them into a better defense? They spent the money, invested high picks..Goldson was the top free agent safety two years ago, Verner was the top free,agent CB this year..micheal johnson was one of the top pass,rushiñg,free agents..
    How arent they awesome on defense?

  65. 65 ACViking said at 3:15 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Are there injury problems there?

    Injuries, aside — put a good QB on that team and they’re a respectable 6-10 team (or there-abouts).

    Which just goes to show the NFL is TOO much about who your QB is.

  66. 66 GEAGLE said at 3:23 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Not sure who missed what games… But if I’m an owner who invested what they invested in Defense, and I just hired a defensive head coach, probably wouldn’t be too thrilled by now….. Tampa is lucky, because they most likely have a great shot at Marriotta or Winston….since the terrible teams they are competing with for top draft pick, Jaxonville and Oakland already have youñg Qbs…

    You can forgive their poor offense this year, but he is going to get a top QB, which means he will Practicalky be judged on,what he can do with Marriotta or Winston, and the defense….i would be ok with this poor year if I’m the owner because it will get me a franchise QB in the draft, but NEXT YEAR, I better see a top defense considering the pieces,he,bought for the defensive lovie

  67. 67 ACViking said at 3:26 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    You’re damned right about that

  68. 68 BC1968 said at 2:03 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Interesting or maybe not, but the Eagles are 3rd in point differential at +81. Subtract defensive points against from offense points scored. Broncos at +84, which is technically now +74, and the Pats are at +83. Good company to be in.

  69. 69 ACViking said at 2:04 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Seattle at KC . . .

    In 58 minutes of real time, the two teams have played 28 minutes of football.

    Very enjoyable.

  70. 70 Dragon_Eagle said at 2:05 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Manning face!!

  71. 71 BC1968 said at 2:05 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Eli really needs to get his eyes checked.

  72. 72 BC1968 said at 2:14 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    That sideline play that was almost intercepted brought back a flashback of Jason Sehorn against McNabb in the playoffs.

  73. 73 ACViking said at 2:19 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Seattle at KC

    Since the 2-minute warning, the teams have played 1:02 of football — in 19 minutes of real time.


  74. 74 Patrick said at 2:35 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Yeah its really bad. Mostly because I can’t really figure out why everything is taking so long. It just seems like things are snowballing and everything gets slowed down.

    On a side note, its incredibly weird seeing how non-dominant Seattle is, considering last year and the fact that they have pretty much the same team. Their defense doesn’t tackle particularly well and can’t really get the same amount of pressure. Going into the season, even though I was pretty high on the Eagles offense, I feared the game against them. That could have been so freaking bad, but now I’m not so sure. Its gonna be a tough game, but we undeniably have a chance. Depending on how we play against GB and Dallas we might even end up being favorites.

  75. 75 ACViking said at 2:49 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Concur, totally, about Seattle.

    What a difference a year’s made — at least through 9 games.

  76. 76 GEAGLE said at 3:14 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Losing Mebane is going to ruin them. Teams already were able to run on them, Bobby wagner got hurt, Mebane was like their most important player against the run….
    If you can run on them, less tim you have to throw at the Legion of boom….Wilson is awesome, but probably needs to better passing from the pocket. Seems like WRs Harvin and Golden Tate were happy to get away from Wilson…
    If they don’t make the playoffs, going to be interesting to see the decisions they make this offseason when two of their LBs hit free agency, Wilson needs to get paid, Marshawn probably will be gone…..that window doesn’t look as wide open as it did to start the year

  77. 77 SteveH said at 2:21 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I think Tampa Bay is terrible as some sort of divine retribution for wearing alarm clock numbers.

  78. 78 ACViking said at 2:23 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Total agreement!

    The creamsicle uni’s were better than this NIKE creation

  79. 79 SteveH said at 2:45 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Nike did some atrocious things with the Eagles uni’s too, but thankfully they are smaller and harder to spot.

  80. 80 ACViking said at 2:50 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    The “collar” thing around the NFL — horrible.

  81. 81 GEAGLE said at 3:37 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Anyone know if we are wearing anything special for the thanksgiving day? What did we wear last time we played on thanksgiving?…

    Should either wear all blacks again, a kelly green, white and silver throw back…or the current uni’s, but ALL WHITE, white top, white pants, white and green helmets

  82. 82 ACViking said at 3:39 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    “white and silver throw back” . . .

    Vermeil era? Or Buddy era?

  83. 83 GEAGLE said at 3:50 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Which was the one with a lot of silver?
    .. I want the ones that had more,silver than white

  84. 84 GEAGLE said at 2:37 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    JJ Watt caught a Fade for a TD? Going to have to draft him in fantasy next year since Obrien will most likely continue using him in the redzone, dude has 4 TDs this year

  85. 85 GermanEagle said at 2:43 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    JJ That’s Watt’s Up is God.

  86. 86 GEAGLE said at 2:50 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Obrien needs a QB lol.. I’ll give him Foles and Ced Thornton for JJ watt LOL

  87. 87 GermanEagle said at 2:50 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Job done!

  88. 88 GEAGLE said at 2:51 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Watt would truly be a GOD in this city

  89. 89 ACViking said at 2:53 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Not sure he’d top Parkey.

  90. 90 Patrick said at 2:55 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    That was a rather short period of time before you bought into the Sanchize as you franchise and Foles as a tradeable player we dont need.

    I understand its JJ Watt and that we love getting players from the Texans, but slow down. Lets watch Sanchez for more than 30 seconds.

  91. 91 GEAGLE said at 3:17 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Huh? You think trading for JJ Watt is a serious and realistic conversation? LOL

    FYI, I don’t give two craps about offense, I will always gladly take great defense over great offense…. This isn’t the NBA, you would NEVER see a trade like a top DT for a top young QB and another DT…. But I’m abandoning FOles and being sold on the Sanchize? Lol…..ok

  92. 92 oreofestar said at 3:36 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Defense FTW

  93. 93 GEAGLE said at 3:38 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    You know me… I’ll take an awesome 10-3 game any day

  94. 94 oreofestar said at 3:47 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I’m an inside linebacker defense is my life

  95. 95 GermanEagle said at 2:43 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    NeWton sucks. #Anders

  96. 96 GEAGLE said at 2:47 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Hope that F’er throws some garbage time TDs to Kelvin. I LOVED the Eagles,defense for having a big game and letting Kelvin catch that meaningless TD.. That garbage time TD eagkes defense(who I also starterd) allowed was the difference between me winning or losing last week.

  97. 97 Anders said at 3:44 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Blame your boy Williams for losing that FF game then 😛

  98. 98 GEAGLE said at 2:49 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Bengals are winning in NO.. How does Dalton look? Red rifle? Or the red B.B gun? Keep up his bad play and he will be demoted to “sling shot” status

  99. 99 P_P_K said at 3:23 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Dear DeSean, Hey, how’s things in DC? That bad, huh?

  100. 100 GEAGLE said at 3:30 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    That’s what happens when Desean Jackson and Deangelo Hall are considered team leaders! Bwahahaha we have a locker room full of former team captains, and skins have Desean jackson as a leader..LOL

  101. 101 ACViking said at 3:24 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Kansas City is pretty good.

    And Seattle is v.2012.

  102. 102 GEAGLE said at 3:27 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    kansas,city beats Seattle…the Bengals beat the Saints….nothing makes me happier than seeing potential NFC playoff teams lose to AFC teams… Saints are supposed to be awesome at home. They blew out the Pack two games ago at home, amd the red rifle is leading the Bengals to a 27-10 ass kicking in front of their home fans?..

  103. 103 ACViking said at 3:28 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Saints took a huge step backward this off season.

    Once Brees retires, we’re going to see the Saints from before nearly everyone who visits here was born.

    They were, like the Eagles, perennially dreadful

  104. 104 SteveH said at 3:26 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Mike Evans is annihilating the Skins. 7 catches, 209 yards and 2 td’s.

  105. 105 ACViking said at 3:27 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    He’d have looked awfully good wearing No. 14 in Philadelphia.

  106. 106 SteveH said at 3:28 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Yeah would have been nice… Shame there was no chance he was going to get close enough for a trade up.

  107. 107 ACViking said at 3:29 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Problem with being good, I guess.

  108. 108 SteveH said at 3:32 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    We’ve done pretty good considering where we’ve been picking I think. We’ve had high draft picks and completely whiffed before. The last 3 draft classes are the whole reason we are any good at all, really strong young core to this team.

  109. 109 ACViking said at 3:29 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Eagles could have used a couple down seasons to re-stock.

    2011 and 2012 were the keys.

    Only got 1.

  110. 110 ACViking said at 3:30 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    No more endorsements after this year for RGIII.

    In fact, after this year, he’ll just be plain Robert Griffin

  111. 111 GEAGLE said at 3:33 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Bob G.
    What a scab…if he wasn’t such an idiot in terms of Charecter, we could have gotten him as a 3rd string reclamation project for cheap in like a year or two when His butt buddy Dan Synder wakes up and realizes he is a bum,…. But he has,Charecter flaws like McNabb that will always keep him from being a champion at the QB position…. They don’t galvanize 52 men to raise their games and go Win

  112. 112 SteveH said at 3:33 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    I wonder how different his career, and the Redskins fortunes, would be if that dope Mike Shanahan hadn’t left him in that playoff game with that wet spaghetti noodle of a leg.

  113. 113 GEAGLE said at 3:42 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Wish we would just sign Terrell Pryor, have Brad smith mentor him, and explain to him that he can have a career if he wants to transition to WR, special teams, and emergency QB…sigń him now, get a head start developing him so we can see how well we can develop his supreme athleticism into a WR by next training camp, preseason…

    For all we know, spend a year working with him and he can be our MIke Evans WR..low risk, cheap, HIGH REWARD…..sigń the guy and have Brad smith mentor him…. And if you want you can even,develop him as a QB for all I care, but the kid is a first round football athlete..not a good QB, but he should be able to be developed into a first round talent at another position with his size and speed combo.. Sigń him damn it!

  114. 114 SteveH said at 3:43 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Denver is going to lose to St. Louis. The NFL is a confusing place.

  115. 115 jpate said at 3:44 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Our win vs them doesnt looks so bad now

  116. 116 GEAGLE said at 3:47 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    And we crap on FOles and our wins when they aren’t 20 point blow outs…
    ..All years we been bashing FOles and taking good wins for granted, while he should have been left alone to make mistakes and grow from them like the developing young QB he was… The wins werent good enough, we,dwelled on the INTs…
    We should have,opened our eyes at other young QBs like Luck, who always throw INTs….what makes,Luck and FOles legit young gunslingers is how they can bounce back from the INTs..they don’t let them unravel them like a lot of young QBs… FOles and Luck throw INTs, they keep it together and end up giving you a chance to win the game…that’s a good sign for a developing QB, and we crapped on ours when he went like 15-4 since taking over last year, because,the wins werent perfect enough. He actually made a few mistakes and had to face some adversity lol, we are nuts,…..smh

    FOles ismthe truth. Don’t get too attached to the Sanchizem;)

  117. 117 BC1968 said at 3:55 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Carolina is within 2 of Atlanta

  118. 118 BC1968 said at 3:52 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Catch it like Beckham…oops spelling

  119. 119 ConcussedFB said at 4:03 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    How many INT’s for Eli today?

  120. 120 ACViking said at 4:05 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Dontari Poe playing like Fletch Cox today

  121. 121 ACViking said at 4:07 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Andy Reid wins again.

  122. 122 Anders said at 4:11 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Consider how much they lost in the off season on OL and on defense. Its impressive coaching by AR

  123. 123 BC1968 said at 4:10 PM on November 16th, 2014:

    Manning threw a Kareem Abdul Jabbar pass.