Detailed Game Review – PHI 39, NO 17

Posted: October 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 224 Comments »

Two desperate teams played at The Linc on Sunday. Both were 1-3 and needed to win in the worst way. There is a huge difference in 2-3 teams making the playoffs compared to 1-4 teams. It wasn’t “Must Win”, but was pretty darn close.

New Orleans scored the first and last TDs of the game. In between, the Eagles outscored them 39-3 and dominated the game. The Eagles were the more physical team. They ran the ball better. They pressured the QB better. They blocked better. They hit harder and they tackled better. I did not anticipate the Eagles sacking Drew Brees 5 times and coming up with 4 takeaways.

It was far from a perfect game. Sam Bradford threw a pair of Red Zone INTs. Drops continue to be an issue. There was a missed extra point. 3rd down defense was troublesome again. And the Eagles gave up too many long pass plays (7 of 20 or more yards).

You can look at things one of two ways. You could say it is a good sign the Eagles could blow someone out despite making so many mistakes. Or you could say that just shows how bad the Saints are.


I’m not big into talking about how a coach “has his team ready”. That tends to be more of a fan/media thing than reality. I did like the vibe the Eagles had on Sunday. The team was loose and confident. Credit Kelly if you want. Or team leaders. Or me. Whatever. The team had a good vibe all day, even when things went wrong.

Kelly does deserve credit for putting together an excellent gameplan. There were more 2-TE sets, due to the matchup with the Saints. There were more throws to the TEs. There seemed to be more plays under center. The Eagles used motion quite a bit. The WR would sometimes block and sometimes run a route. That was effective.   

Chip Kelly went for it on 4th/7 on the first drive, when the Eagles were at the Saints 39-yard line. That’s too far to have Caleb Sturgis kicking so I had no problem with the decision. In the 2nd quarter, the Eagles drove to the 35. They had 4th/9. Kelly again decided to go for it. Kelly just didn’t feel comfortable having Sturgis try a long FG so he went for it again. The Eagles had been moving the ball up and down the field so there is some logic to his decision. Unfortunately the Eagles did not convert either 4th down situation.

There was one bad moment for Kelly. He was called for a penalty late in half and that cost the team 15 yards. The team still got a FG, but with the extra yards they might have been able to get a TD. He admitted he was wrong during the week. Got out of hand with something he said to the officials.

The defensive gameplan was effective. The Saints did rack up 388 yards, but 80 of them came on the late drive when plenty of backups were on the field and the D held them to 10 points until that final drive as well. Davis once again focused on coverage, knowing Brees could get the ball out quickly and was tough to blitz. Davis did mix in some blitzes and different looks to at least keep Brees from getting too comfortable.

I was worried about CJ Spiller as a receiver on the outside. Davis found a way to get Safeties on him most of the time, which took away some of the advantage of his speed. Spiller can run right by most LBs.



* Eagles ran 79 plays

* 4 of 11 on 3rd downs

* Just 3 for 7 in the Red Zone

* Running can make all the difference. Murray outside for 3 yards. Murray outside for 24 yards. Next up, play-action pass to Huff for 41-yard TD.

* Screen plays, whether to RBs or WRs, did not work. Saints weren’t getting enough penetration.



BRADFORD – Good game. 32-45-333. 2 TDs, Would have been even better if not for 2 INTs, both in the end zone. The first pick was just a terrible throw. He had Riley Cooper open in the back of the end zone. All Bradford had to do was throw toward the back pylon. Would have been easy TD. Instead, he threw directly to Coop. The line of sight was clear at that moment, but the DB was on the move. Easy pick. The next INT was different. Miles Austin was behind the DB by a step. Sam put the ball low and tried to keep it away from the DB, but the DB made a great play and caught it. Sam should have been more careful, but that was reasonably bad. The first INT was completely dumb.

I did like the fact that Bradford carried over his aggressiveness from the Skins game. He had plenty of open receivers to work with, but wasn’t afraid to take some chances when needed. He got the ball to the TEs a lot, which was good. The coaches had Bradford moving around a fair amount. He can throw well on the move, but needs to be more consistent. He had one play where he put the ball behind the receiver and it couldn’t be caught. He had another play where he led Matthews too much and it couldn’t be caught. Some throws were right on the money so the potential is there for him to become very good at this the more he does it.


* Early 3rd down throw to Cooper over the middle. Sam kept the ball low, where Riley could go get it, but not the DB.
* 4th down to Cooper down the sideline? That was a low percentage throw, but in Sam’s defense, Coop took the route inside the DB. Designed to stay wide. Not a great decision, but bad job by the receiver.
* Made good read and throw when he hit Huff on play-action pass that ended up going for 41-yard TD.
* Really good throw to Ertz in mid-2nd.
* Good throw to Huff in early 3rd. Naked bootleg. Sam took his time and made a good throw. Too often QBs on the move rush their throws.
* Celek was wide open for TD. Sometimes that is the hardest throw to make. Sam made good throw.


MURRAY – Best game so far. 20-83-1 on the ground. 7-37 as a receiver. Showed some real good signs. Looking healthy and more comfortable in the offense. Had good runs outside and inside. Long carry went for 24 yards. Remains very hard to tackle, whether as runner or receiver. Lined up at RB and WR. Had quick catch on WR screen. Got loose for 24 yards in the early 2nd Qtr. If not tripped by pursuing LB, might have gone for long TD. Ran wheel route in early 4th. Bradford tried to hit him, but ball needed to be out in front. Caught short pass in the flat in 4th Qtr, then got upfield for gain of 13. Way to deal with loaded box while still getting the ball to your workhorse player.

While Murray played well, he remains a work in progress. He still isn’t seeing the field as well as he needs to. There were a handful of plays where Murray seemed to choose the wrong area to run to. I think the early season struggles are still affecting him as well. Couple of outside runs in the late 1st where he didn’t trust the play/blocking and didn’t go all the way, left yards on the field. Kelly will point that stuff out in film sessions. It will be interesting to see if DM gets better and better as the season goes along.

MATHEWS – Good game. Limited touches, but big return. 8-73-1 on the ground. 3-23 as receiver. Impressive catch and run in the late 1st. Caught ball outside and fought through 2 tackle attempts and got a few extra yards along the sideline. Showed good toughness, strength and balance on the play. Caught pass late in the half, split two tacklers and then got upfield for extra yards. Great job on TD run. Didn’t have big hole, but worked way through traffic and then reached over the GL for the score. Smart. Still showing excellent burst as a runner. Hits the hole hard and runs downhill. More decisive, comfortable than Murray. Had runs of 11, 16, and 33 yards.

SPROLES – 5-27 as a runner. 1-10 as a receiver. Got just enough of pass rusher to buy Bradford time on 3rd/7. Lined up with Mathews in backfield on 3rd down. Went to sideline and caught pass for the 1st down. Got pick from WR to keep LB off him and make it an easy play. Had highlight moment on 2nd Qtr run. Went backside and had DB there ready to tackle. Put a tough, but subtle move on the guy and went past him for 5-yd gain. Drew PI flag late in the half on 3rd down play, only to have officials talk and then pick up the flag. Looked like DB was there early to me.



CELEK – Very good game. 3-44-1 as a receiver. Strong game as a blocker. Came in motion and then had excellent seal block of OLB that let Murray get outside on 2nd Qtr run that went for 24 yds. Sustained the block. Wide open for easy TD in the mid-3rd. D just ignored him. Easy pitch and catch. Got open over the middle in the late 3rd. Caught pass and added 15 RAC yards. Gain of 23. Did a good job on outside runs throughout the game. Was able to engage and sustain, both LBs and DEs.

ERTZ – 5-60 as a receiver. Up and down as a blocker. Was supposed to make wind-back block of backside LB on run play, but tripped and fell. Still kept LB from making play. Did a good job of getting open in the middle of the field. Seemed to be able to hide from LBs at times. Good block of OLB in the early 2nd Qtr allowed Murray to bounce a run outside. Made tough catch in mid-2nd. Sam had to put the ball behind him to keep it away from the LB. Did that and Ertz was able to reach back and fully extend for the ball. Sloppy block on DE in 4th Qtr kept running play from doing much. Did have good block of DB on Murray’s TD run. Sealed the guy outside and gave Murray room to run.

BURTON- Didn’t see him on offense.


MATTHEWS- Somewhat of a quiet game. 5-44. Dropped easy TD in early 2nd Qtr. Penalty on the play would have wiped it out anyway. Called for OPI late in the 1st half. Ran over DB, but right at the LOS. How’s that illegal? I didn’t get that. Long catch was 18 yards. Solid job as a blocker.

COOPER – Very active game. Only 3-32 as a receiver, but was targeted 8 times, most of the WRs. I don’t think that was by design. Coop was open on most of those. Sam just tried to get him the ball. Made good catch over middle early in the game. Went wide on 4th down, but took route to the inside. Looked like he should have stayed outside. Caught pass over the middle on 3rd/7 that moved the chains. Dropped a pass late in the half that would have put the Eagles down around the 10-yd line. Good seal block of DB in early 3rd let Sproles get upfield for nice gain. Bradford tried to hit Cooper down the right sideline in the early 3rd, but arm got hit as he released and the ball was underthrown. Caught pass over middle for 11 yards in mid-4th. Saints had loaded the box. Kelly wanted to throw to open the drive. Cooper came in motion a lot during the game and did a good job as a blocker.

AGHOLOR – Got hurt so didn’t play a full game. Got PI call to open the 2nd Qtr. Got called for OPI on next play when he screwed up a pick. Ran right into the DB. No subtlety at all. Easy penalty. That’s his second of the year and both were blatant. Can’t have it. Had one catch for 5 yards.

HUFF – Best game so far. 4-78-1. Sat down over the middle, caught pass, and then worked upfield through traffic for gain of 18. Great job of working through traffic to get open on TD pass. Made the catch and then turned upfield. Somersaulted into end zone, with the ball in one hand. Kelly said that won’t happen again. Too much risk. Caught pass down at the 6-yd line on opening drive of 3rd Qtr. DB couldn’t get him down, but pushed Huff back a couple of yards. Huff kept fighting and ended up down at the 2-yard line. Love the toughness and effort. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I was scared he might fumble. Good performance. Showed speed, elusiveness and toughness, which is perfect combination for this offense.

AUSTIN – Only one pass thrown his way and that was picked off. Not his fault.

AJIROTUTU – Didn’t see him on offense.


* Pass protection for the most part was outstanding. Bradford wasn’t sacked and threw 45 passes. He wasn’t even hit very much. I didn’t take lengthy notes on every pass block. I focused on the ones where something went wrong. Do understand that the OL played very well and all had a big hand in the Eagles great offensive production.

PETERS – Good game. Shut down his guys in pass pro. Strong day as a run blocker. Good block on Mathews run to his side in late 1st. Got upfield to block LB. Bumped up against other LB on the way and slowed that guy for half a second. Consistently won his battles.

BARBRE – Got pushed down on 1st Qtr run, then DT stuffed play. Had chance for nice gain if he can make the block. He and Jason Peters caved in DL, opening good hole for Mathews run in late 1st. Got beaten to inside on 2nd/GL play where Bradford was picked off in the early 2nd Qtr. Looked like Sam was already starting to throw before pressure came from DT. Pulled and had good block of defender that helped spring Murray for a gain of 24 in the early 2nd Qtr. Excellent block on 4th Qtr run. Pulled left and sealed defender, giving Mathews free path to the edge. Good block on 4th Qtr run up middle. Helped Peters double DT, then peeled off and got LB. Murray got 8 yds on that play. Generally very good in pass pro. Sustained blocks and did a good job of moving his feet.

KELCE – Very good game. This is the Jason Kelce we’ve seen for a couple of years. Had very good block of DT on 1st Qtr run. Moved the guy and opened hole right up the middle for Mathews. There was a funny moment in the mid-2nd when the OL started to block, but Kelce hadn’t snapped the ball. Looked like he forgot the snap count. Penalty was on the “whole offensive line”. Did a really good job of pulling on run plays. Effective right and left. Great block in early 4th. Pulled left and took LB completely out of play. Mathews gained 33 yards on that run. Completely took NT out of the play on run up the middle by Murray in the early 4th. Big hole. Pulled and made good block on Murray’s TD run.

TOBIN – Up and down showing. Got off balance and was knocked to the ground on opening snap. That let Bradford get hit by DT. Poor block on early inside run led to minimal gain. Good block of ILB on Sproles run up the middle in the early 2nd Qtr. Whiffed on DL on stunt late in the half and the guy pressured Sam. Pulled outside on 3rd Qtr run. Couldn’t figure out who to block and really didn’t get anyone. Play got 10 yards, but had even more potential. Tobin has to make a quick decision and block someone. A few plays later pulled outside and did block DB, giving Sproles room down the field. Much better. Key block on Mathews TD run. Hit DT in the side and moved him down the line, opening crease for Mathews. Did a good job on backside of plays. Would engage DL and occupy him to keep the guy from chasing plays. Failed to block blitzing MLB on GL play. TFL. Even if Tobin makes that block, didn’t look like Mathews was going to score.

JOHNSON – Played hurt and it showed at times. Good block on early WR screen allowed Murray to get up the field for 1st down. Got driven back on 3rd Qtr pass play. Rusher hit Sam as he released the ball, causing tine pass to come up short. Power rush by Cam Jordan. Good block of backside DL on Mathews TD run. Gave up sack in mid-4th when Jordan cleanly beat him, but penalty on DB wiped it out. Eagles did run to his side a lot. Johnson had to take on DL and let pulling linemen, RB get wide. Did a good job on those plays.






* Saints were 8 of 16 on 3rd downs. Can’t have that.

* 2 of 4 in the Red Zone

* Saints long run was for 17 yds. Final play of 3rd Qtr and Eagles happened to be running a stunt. Lucky timing on call.

* There was one bad moment early in the game. Saints were in the RZ. Someone on the field called the wrong D based on the formation. Jordan Hicks tried to leave his guy to go where he thought he should be. That left guy wide open. Easy TD. Learning situation for the rookie. Never leave a guy wide open. Better to run the wrong D than no D. Bigger question there is why some veteran didn’t call a timeout.



COX – Great game. Led the team with 6 solo tackles. Had 3 sacks, 2 FFs and a FR. Beat the LT and chased down Brees for sack late in the 1st half. Great coverage on that play. Brees wanted to go downfield, instead he just went down. Made huge play late in the half. Lined up over C. At the snap, went hard to his left and attacked the outside shoulder of the RG. Got by him and hit Brees, knocking the ball loose. Brees might have been down, but due to shadows you couldn’t see the ball clearly and it was ruled a fumble. Eagles got it. Shed LT and just engulfed the RB at the line in the early 3rd. Saints tried to run PA pass in mid-3rd. Coverage was good and then Cox shed the LT and sacked Brees. Ball came loose. Cox saw it and was able to dive on the ball. Huge play in the game. On the next play to open the ensuing series, Cox stood up the LG, shed him, and grabbed the RB right at the LOS.

LOGAN – Great game. Had 3 TFLs and was regularly disruptive. Got a sack on opening drive. Lined up at NT and then looped around LDE. Came free and was able to get Brees jersey and drag him down. Shed the LG and stuffed Ingram for short loss on run in the late 2nd Qtr. Got upfield and then chased RB out wide in the early 3rd. Got him down for short TFL. Playing at a high level right now. Can win in 2-gap situations, but also athletic enough to make hustle plays and be disruptive. Was in on 5 total tackles.

THORNTON – A bit rusty. Saints ran right at him in mid-1st a couple of times and got solid gains. Wasn’t getting shoved around, but didn’t control his blocker like he normally does. Got better as the game went along. Had a hand in one tackle.

CURRY – Quiet game. I thought he would be more disruptive, but was only used for 22 plays. That’s low for game with so much passing. Didn’t make any big plays.


ALLEN – Only played 21 snaps, but solid showing. Played the run well. Got downblocked on 3rd/1 run in mid-3rd and that opened hole for RB. 2-gapped well when he was in there.

HART – Was on the field for 27 snaps. In on one tackle. Shed block and got RB by the feet on 3rd/1 run, but gave up 1.5 yds on the play. Didn’t get much pressure on Brees.


BARWIN – Quiet game. Had 2 tackles. Came free on a stunt and hit Brees in the mid-2nd, but the ball was already out. Was used creatively once again. Lined up at OLB, DE, DT and ILB. Helped to execute stunts. Knew Brees would throw quickly so tried to play the passing lanes at times. Just couldn’t get the timing right to deflect any passes. Didn’t make plays, but did his part to help the defense.

GRAHAM – Wasn’t credited with any tackles, but did get some pressure. Barely late to Brees in early 3rd. Ball was out fraction of a second before Graham got there. Came close on another pass play, again from the backside.

SMITH- Best game as an Eagle (insert your own joke here). Got on the field in the 2nd Qtr. Used good shoulder dip to get by LT and hit Brees on pass play. Came up big in 4th Qtr. Drove LT back and then hit Brees as he released pass. That was the play where Thurmond came up with the INT. Active. Chased play over to the other side of the field and tried to get in on the tackle. Joking aside, it was good to see him play and contribute.

BRAMAN – Got to play on defense late in the game. Had a sack of Drew Brees and got pressure a couple of other times. Natural pass rusher.

JONES – Didn’t stand out.



RYANS – Quiet game. Was only in on one tackle. Did make his presence felt. Knocked ball away from TE to open the 4th Qtr, but was correctly ruled to be incomplete pass. Made highlight play in the 4th Qtr. Saints were in the RZ. Brees hit TE with short pass. Ryans came up quickly and hit him hard, knocking the ball loose. Maxwell recovered.


HICKS – Continues to play outstanding football. Does a great job of covering ground, both E-W and N-S. Has speed. Starts and stops well. Trusts his eyes. When he sees it, he goes and gets it. Was in on 4 total tackles. Also had PD and FR. Active game. Saints tried to block him with WR on a run. Didn’t work. Hicks fought off the WR and stopped the RB for short gain. Recovered fumble late in the half when Cox hit Brees and knocked the ball loose. Had perfect coverage of RB on RZ play in early 3rd. Forced Brees to throw the ball away. Got excellent depth on 4th Qtr pass drop. Play was 3rd/9 and Hicks leapt up for the ball. Got his hands on it, but was high throw and couldn’t control it. That was more than 10 yards downfield.

Funny note…he and Ryans look a lot alike. They wear 58/59. I watch tape and go to write something positive about Ryans only to realize it is Hicks. Can’t believe this guy is a rookie. I’m blown away by how good he’s been.

GOODE – Got to play some on defense late n the game. Had 3 tackles in limited time. Flew to the ball and made strong tackles.


THURMOND – Another good showing. Looked like he might have been at fault on initial 3rd down. Had his eyes in the backfield and was slow to get wide, giving Brees open receiver in space. Involved in odd play in 1st Qtr. Was playing centerfield. Went over to streaking receiver and cut him off by acting like he was playing the ball. Ref threw flag, but later picked it up. Lined up over slot and was beaten by Cooks for 1st down in the Red Zone. Recovered well and almost broke up the pass, but just missed. Picked off pass in the late 4th. Read the play and jumped the route. Then returned it all the way back to the 3-yard line. Great eyes, hands. Had 4 solo tackles and was credited with 2 PDs (INT was one).

JENKINS – Very good game vs his former team. 6 total tackles, 2 TFLs. Opening play was quick pass to Spiller. Jenkins read it perfectly, got around the WR and put Spiller down for TFL. Saints tried to hit Spiller with swing pass on 3rd/22 late in the half. Jenkins was right there for another TFL. Beaten by Cooks for gain of 46 in the early 3rd. Never got jam on him and Cooks just outran MJ down/across the field. Did interesting thing in the late 3rd. Saints got CJ Spiller outside on pass play. Jenkins had to get through traffic to get out there. Hugged right up against Spiller and forced him to go out of bounds, making him an ineligible receiver. Drew Brees wanted a penalty. No call.

MARAGOS – Had tackle in 1st half. Helped Jenkins play bracket coverage on slot guy in the end zone. Forced Brees to throw the ball away and Saints had to settle for a FG.

COUPLIN – Didn’t play on defense.


MAXWELL – Up and down game. Beaten by Snead for gain of 22 late in the 2nd Qtr. Snead was in the slot and Maxwell didn’t get a clean jam on him. That allowed Snead to get free and forced Max to chase. Almost got gift INT in early 3rd. Carroll knocked ball loose from receiver, who then bobbled it. Max was right there to snatch it, but couldn’t get his hands cleanly on the ball. Had pretty good coverage of Colston on 3rd/10, but Brees threw a perfect pass for gain of 17. Max made the tackle and drove Colston’s shoulder into the ground. That shoulder bothered him the rest of the game. Good PBU on short pass to Colston in the late 3rd. Quick break on the ball. Recovered fumble in mid-4th. I thought for a minute he would scoop the ball and be off to the races, but Max played it safe and fell on the ball. Had 2 solo stops.

CARROLL – Saints tried to go deep on him in the mid-1st, but Thurmond helped to break up that pass play. Carroll helped to break up a short pass in the early 3rd. Snead got behind him for gain of 59 in the early 4th. Was in on 5 tackles.

ROWE – Played late. Beaten for TD in final seconds. Did get in on 3 tackles.

BIGGERS – Slot guy. Gave up several completions, but always had okay coverage. Brees just put the ball right on the money on several throws. Had terrific coverage of Cooks in early 2nd on downfield throw. Was right in his hip pocket and running down the field. Able to reach up and knock the pass down. 3 solo tackles and a PD.




JONES – Lazy. Only punted once all game. Why do the Eagles pay this guy if they aren’t going to use him? Punt did go for 50 yards.

STURGIS – 4 of 4 on FGs. 3 of 4 on XP’s. The one miss came on play where there was a high snap and that affected the hold. Had 5 touchbacks and 4 KOs returned.

– MISC –

KOR – Huff opened the game with a 40-yd KOR. Okay blocking, but really did it on his own. Found space and accelerated. Other 2 KOs were touchbacks.

PR – No returns. 1 fair catch. Others were downed or went out of bounds. Bad punting helped Eagles to have good field position.

* Great tackle by Maragos after Eagles first TD. Flew down the field and upended the KOR at the 13-yd line. Ball came loose, but wasn’t a fumble.

* Najee Goode made strong tackle on KO to open the 2nd half.


224 Comments on “Detailed Game Review – PHI 39, NO 17”

  1. 1 Buge Halls said at 11:56 AM on October 18th, 2015:

    I really wish Murray would start running up the middle more where the O-linemen are opening up holes for him. Running to the sideline will give the occasional 20 yard rip, but more often than not, he’s forced out or hit for a loss. I know it’s easy to say from the recliner, but there are holes in the middle that he runs by. I’d much rather have 2nd and 7 than 2nd and 12!

  2. 2 Weapon Y said at 12:12 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    It feels like everything negative we said about Shady last year is true about Murray this year. The decline in speed and inability to get to the right hole.

  3. 3 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 1:38 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Guy isn’t trusting the hole

  4. 4 Buge Halls said at 1:50 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Stop talking dirty! 😀

  5. 5 Buge Halls said at 1:53 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    There’s no way we can know how much is play calling and how much is him trying for the big play every time (or trying to avoid the hit out bounds).

  6. 6 GEAGLE said at 2:22 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Considering how the OL has played for Murray this year, it’s understandable… The problem is people see how Murray played last week and think that’s what murray will look like each week, when in reality his issues are just an understandable lack of trust, that can be easily fixed… After Murray watched game tape and sees that his OL was blocking well for him, but his lack of trust kept him from maximizing the OL performance, we should see Murray have his breakout game Monday night..
    This is an easily fixable problem, but building trust is part of the gelling process when you make so many changes… It’s such a correctable flaw that has held murray back, I’m sure it will get straightened out as this team Gels,
    Last week was the first game where defenders werent crushing him in the backfield all game, so it was understandable, and it’s something that should be easily corrected and it won’t plague us for too much longer…

  7. 7 P_P_K said at 3:08 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    “Considering how the OL has played for Murray this year, it’s understandable.”

    I give him credit for being a good teammate and not saying anything about how frustrating this must be.

  8. 8 GEAGLE said at 3:15 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Absolutely.. Especially when our dumb media makes it worse with all the stupid talk pinning Murray against Mathews,,. They are asking him questions about Ryan Mathews looking better than him, and he sits and eats it without throwing people under the bus… Media is a joke, by the end of the season we should be THRILLED to have Murray and Mathews..
    You know the horrendoua blocking he got during the dallas game had to be hard on Murray… Appreciate him always being classy..

  9. 9 The original AG said at 5:01 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Having both is going to pay dividends later this season. CK is going to use both to wear down teams and keep piling on in the 4th quarter.

  10. 10 The original AG said at 4:59 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I thought he had some nice runs last week. He wasn’t perfect, but I felt he started to look better in the 4th quarter.

  11. 11 botto said at 4:06 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    And no shake and bake

  12. 12 GEAGLE said at 1:43 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    That throw to ERTZ in the second quarter was gorgeous, THATS like Aaron Rogers type accuracy… Ertz was sorrounded by a couple defenders and SAM Couldnt lead ERtz because their was a WR to his outside, so he adjusted and made a Back shoulder throw in traffic that ERtz was able adjust on the fly and make the catch…. One of the nicest throws Bradford had made this year.
    If SAM throws those two TDs instead of INTs, and the WRs DONT drop 3 catchable balls, SAM would be 37 of 45 with 4Tds which would have been an amazing performance …. You throw the ball 45 times and only have 8 incomplete passes would have been spectacular..
    The Giants pass defense is a joke, Id like to see SAM build on these last two games and play his best game of the season on Monday night… It’s importat that the offense keeps building on each game and perform a little better than the previous game.
    Tom is right in that, having playërs ready to play at the start of the game is bogus, NFL players shouldn’t need the coach to get them fired up to play… But a way that you can judge if a coach has his team ready to play is the penalties.. Last week we only had a handful of penalties which I praise the coaches for, as opposed to Rex Ryan’s bills who commit 18 penalties in a game and Rex tries to convince people that he is proud of his team after an 18 penalty game in a loss..
    Rex Ryan, and Shady have ruined the bills for me as my AFC mistress… I also can’t stand Tyrod Taylor type of QBs…. I thought the changes would let me enjoy the bills even more, but I can root for Rex Ryan’s bad news bills…
    think my new AFC mistress team this year is the Jets… I’d take a todd Bowles coached team over a Rex coached team any day… I enjoy the toughness Brandon Marshall plays the WR position with, his style of bullying DBs reminds of the modern day TO

  13. 13 bsuperfi said at 3:57 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    A couple throws in big moments Make all the difference in the Nfl. I agreed that Bradford has the potential to put up sick stats, but the leagues history is littered with guys who don’t hit their ceiling. I’m hoping for the best and am pretty sure he’ll get better and have more consistency. But he’s not going to hit Rogers level. Rogers is just so amazingly consistent, always dynamic and never does does dumb stuff.

  14. 14 JoeBlow said at 1:50 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Mariota just took a shot to the knees, was down for a bit, he’s is now playing with a noticeable limp and Whisenhunt decides to keep his franchise QB in the game

  15. 15 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 1:52 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Should sit him down. Don’t be like Washington

  16. 16 JoeBlow said at 1:56 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    he looks like he’s in pain just handing the ball off

  17. 17 GEAGLE said at 2:17 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Hopefully someone on the Titans medical staff has a brain and gets him out of the game

  18. 18 JoeBlow said at 2:23 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    nah, he’s still in, just got hit in the knee again

  19. 19 GEAGLE said at 2:24 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Smh…. Damn shame for the kid, hopefully this won’t cost the young man some serious injury

  20. 20 daveH said at 2:12 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Tap natch analytics mr Lawlor. colossal Thank you

  21. 21 mksp said at 2:24 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Bashaud Breland is a good player.

    Yes, still salty about the Jaylen Watkins pick.

  22. 22 GEAGLE said at 2:35 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    “It will be interesting to see if Murray will get better and bettet as the season goes along”….. Not sure why he wouldn’t? This is a very hard working, team first player, and what has held him back so far this season ISNT a Talemt or ability issue… It’s simply trust issues, comfort in the offense issues, easily understandable considering how bad we blocked for him before last weeks game and the fact that he only just played his 4th game as an eagle
    We aren’t seeing Limitatiòns that will doom Murray to play at this level all year, what has held him back is pretty much all attributed to the gelling process, which is why I don’t get carried away with Ryan Performing better than him so far…
    My expectation is Monday night will be Murrays breakout game, where he looks significantly better than he did last week when he put up some decent numbers, but if for some reason it doesn’t click for Murray Monday, im sure it will happen for him at some point in the not so distant future,,, Murray missed the Jets game, so he really just got his first 4 games under his belt, and the OL seems like it’s coming together for him, so I’m expecting to see Murray perform like our best offensive player on Monday night running over the over rated #2 ranked run defense,.,
    Funny to see the Giants run defense get all this hype because teams are just choosing to throw against their league worst pass defense with No pass rushers,.. In reality the Eagles Run defense is on another level than the Giants…
    Monday night will prove that our run defense is elite, and their is a fraud

  23. 23 JoeBlow said at 2:46 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Dean Blandino making up rules again…

  24. 24 The original AG said at 4:42 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    What did I miss?

  25. 25 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:44 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Lions got gifted a TD on a play that should have been an INT for Chicago

  26. 26 anon said at 4:45 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    makeup call for last week.

  27. 27 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:47 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Last year or last week?

  28. 28 The original AG said at 4:46 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    That guy is a disaster. I don’t know how he stays around. But then again so is Goodell, but nothing has been done there either.

  29. 29 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:48 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    NFL is worse than the WWF sometimes

  30. 30 JoeBlow said at 4:47 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Golden Tate caught a ball in the end zone, Kyle Fuller kinda got his hands on the ball or swatted at it and the ball came loose into the air where a bears LB caught it. Blandino said the receiver wasn’t going to the ground and made 3 steps before the ball coming loose. He did end up going to the ground so Dean is wrong there, and while he did probably make 3 steps, they were choppy and he didn’t have the ball long enough IMO. I’ve seen guys catch a ball and make 3 steps and get the ball knocked out and it’s ruled incomplete…..NFL network had Blandino on and i think he knows the refs screwed up, but just didn’t want to admit it

  31. 31 FairOaks said at 4:56 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I thought that was a TD. He had two feet down and to me made a football move (started twisting upfield to get more yardage), so it should have been possession at that point, and he was in the end zone. The ball wasn’t knocked out until the third foot was coming down.

  32. 32 GEAGLE said at 2:47 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    BARWIN Raved about the game Celek had as a blocker, and It sounds like Tom agrees with Mr Barwin…. I didn’t take a closer look at how Celek played but cElek has always been a strong blocker and Barwin has been watching him block for 3 years, so to hear Barwin so impressed must mean Celek was pretty damn impressive as a blocker against the Saints..
    I’m sure ERtz still has more growing to do as a blocker, but I saw him have some really effective moments as a blocker against the Saints.. I’d like to see the Eagles use ERtz more as a blocker, and use Celek more in the passing game so that how we use them ISNT predictable… Ertz can work on his blocking all he wants, but the only way to really grow him as a blocker is to ask him to block in games.. So for the sake of his developmemt I hope we continue to ask him to make some important blocks in our run game… With Celek having such a stellar reputation as a blocker, you wouldn’t think that he can get open all day if we keep him in to block for a few seconds and than łet him release and go out for a catch, should be able to be a tough weapon to stop in situations like 3rd and 4

  33. 33 TXEaglesFan said at 2:52 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Villanueva army ranger guy playing left tackle for steelers now.

  34. 34 GEAGLE said at 2:54 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Geez… Good luck mIke Vick

  35. 35 TXEaglesFan said at 2:56 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    He has 6 yards passing almost half way into third quarter

  36. 36 GEAGLE said at 2:59 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    LOL…, maybe the steelers should Fire Tod Hailey and let Rothlisberger be Vicks Offensive coordinator

  37. 37 TXEaglesFan said at 3:00 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    …And now he is out with some type of muscle pull

  38. 38 GEAGLE said at 3:02 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    How predictable, VICK can’t last 3’games….

  39. 39 TXEaglesFan said at 3:04 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    And backup Landry jones throws beautiful td pass on 2nd throw

  40. 40 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 3:21 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I hopes he keeps it up.

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 2:54 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    REVIS beautiful INT on Cousins

  42. 42 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 2:55 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    That was a hell of a catch by Marvin Jones… over 2 Bills’ Dbs

  43. 43 GEAGLE said at 3:09 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    And the skins are starting to implode.. brandon Marshall just CLOWNED Breeland…. Watching Marshall play, stylistically speaking is the closest thing to seeing TO play….. 27-13’Jets, hopefully their defense pins its ears back and destroys kurt cousins now that he will have to pass from behind..

  44. 44 SteveH said at 3:12 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    He had another fumble today though, dude has to hold onto the ball. Glad to see the Jets finally getting shit going.

  45. 45 GEAGLE said at 3:16 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Lol marcus Gilchrist just Intercepted Cousins, dude is imploding.. Two INTs in a row on back to back drives…

  46. 46 wee2424 said at 4:08 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    He can only play from behind against us apparently.

  47. 47 anon said at 3:28 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    breeland has 3 picks and a FF in the game. they’re down 2 starting CBs. Im glad they’re losing but breeland is not an issue one that team.

  48. 48 JoeBlow said at 3:20 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    uh oh, Maclin down and not getting up….looks like shoulder injury

  49. 49 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 3:21 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Shoulder or head/neck.

  50. 50 JoeBlow said at 3:21 PM on October 18th, 2015:


  51. 51 JoeBlow said at 3:21 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    sorry thought u were asking me which

  52. 52 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 3:24 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    LOL no prob. At first I was thinking shoulder then I thought the DBs weight forced his head into the turf

  53. 53 anon said at 3:27 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    steeler’s D got good in a hurry.

  54. 54 anon said at 3:29 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    can josh mcown’s browns beat denver??

  55. 55 wee2424 said at 4:07 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Crazy how well he has been playing lately.

  56. 56 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 3:30 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I wanted Marcus Peters so bad.

  57. 57 wee2424 said at 4:06 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Same. How is Beckham playing for the Titans? Another major talent that many teams took of their draft boards due to character issues?

  58. 58 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:09 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I haven’t heard anything about him. Anything out of Tenn is about Marcus

  59. 59 wee2424 said at 6:13 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I briefly was able to see the Titans game before I had to run errands. I forgot he was with them untill I saw him catch a short out route. He looks absolutely huge. More like a TE then WR. Commentators stayed he weighs 237. Would love to have a WR with that speed and size on the Birds.

  60. 60 Joe Minx said at 4:22 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    He’s been good but raw, as expected.

  61. 61 Joe Minx said at 3:41 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Watching the Jets beat up on the Deadskins. Still can’t believe we lost to that joke of a football team. Pathetic.

  62. 62 GEAGLE said at 4:43 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Even worse is the fact that the piece of crap skins teams worries me.. For some reason they play us tôugh and match up well against us..
    I feel like we are a bad matchup for the Giants and will OWN them..
    We tend to split with Dallas, they win at the Linc, we play great in Jerry World
    Yet the crappiest team in the division, Skin, seem to be a thorn in our side and play us tôugh. We destroy the Rg3 skins, but we have yet to beat Kurt Cousins… And what’s worrisome is that we have to play the skins again late in the year with the season probably being on the line,… We have to find a way to turn it around against the skins and get a home win against them in December… One thing in our favor is I don’t think the skins ever beat chip kelly Eagles at the Linc, and we will need to do it again the second to last game of the season,…

    Hoping that Carolina has a big emotional win against the seahawks today

  63. 63 anon said at 4:45 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    we lost to RGIII beat cousins last year. We’re generally not great against the quick pass. Though not sure why we can’t get them to throw picks, though maybe b/c we don’t get much pressure on the QB.

  64. 64 GEAGLE said at 5:15 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    ISNT that Backwards?…
    We beat the skins at the beginning of the season with FOles having one of my favorite games I ever seen an eagle QB play, the game where they took a cheap shot at FOles and jason Peters went after Baker…. Wasn’t Rg3 the QB in that game at the LINC at the beginning of last season? It was so early in th season before Rg3 was benched, no?…. And then we lost the second to last game of the season with Cousins and Desean, with Jackson talking shit after they beat us in the game that Ertz caught 15 passes…

  65. 65 The original AG said at 5:22 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    That was Cousins who played in that game. RG3 came back for the later game because he has the arm to get to DJax. Threw it at Fletcher the whole game.

  66. 66 GEAGLE said at 11:28 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    So we beat Cousins early in the year when JP went after Chris Baker? And then lost to Rg3 at the end of the season? I remembered it the other way around for some reason, but You prob right

  67. 67 anon said at 3:47 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    thank you jets. things setting up very nicely for eagles tomorrow.

  68. 68 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 3:55 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    haha Cardinals

  69. 69 Joe Minx said at 4:02 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Grrr I hate that team. Feeling a lot of hate today.

  70. 70 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:00 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I like Huff…. but I would have much rather have drafted Martayvis Bryant

  71. 71 botto said at 4:03 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    too bad he didn’t choose the ducks for college

  72. 72 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:08 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Don’t see how we passed on that size/speed combo

  73. 73 RC5000 said at 4:23 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    he’s a druggie

  74. 74 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:24 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I just remembered that… was that an issue pre draft as well?

    I got him confused with Wheaton as the guy suspended for weed

  75. 75 RC5000 said at 4:33 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I don’t think it’s hard to connect the dots.

  76. 76 RC5000 said at 4:38 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Also you gotta worry about consequences of future suspensions and we already got one important young guy to worry about (Lane).

  77. 77 GEAGLE said at 4:51 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I also drool over Martevis Talent, but I still have some hope for Huff developing into a WR this city will love… His tôugh, explosive, yet physical Nature would be Beloved in Philly if he gets the mental part of the game straightened out,,
    The young knucklehead has frustrated me, but at no point Have I ever been down on his physical ability and talent as a player…we just need to get the mental part of his game to catch up with his physical ability
    Feel like Huff has been the WR version of Chris Polk with hisdevelopment being stunted by getting hurt and banged up at inopportune times…. Hopefully he is done with injuries for this season, so he can get the continuity he needs to really grow and get comfortable against NFl defenses..
    We don’t even NEED huff to be a star this year, but if we can just get 5 catches per game from Huff and Agholar, this offense would really take off

  78. 78 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:53 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Chip needs to feed Huff. Matthew needs at least 10 targets a game and so doesn’t Erzt. Huff should be getting at least 5-7 targets. Stop wasting snaps on Autin

  79. 79 GEAGLE said at 5:06 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I hear that…. But Clearly chip ISNT a coach that likes to play guys who haven’t practiced that week going into then game… I would think that if Huff stays healthy from here on out, his snaps will increase as Austins decrease…. But we will probably always see Miles get a few snaps a game because it seems like chip wamts to use different waves of weapons to Attack defenses…
    The Giants are starting a 5’10 178lb corner on the outside… I NEED to see Huff rough this kid up and go at him all day. Huff should be too physical for a corner THATS under 180lbs, Chip needs to let huff go after the kid… And every single time we run the ball, Huff Needs to really smash that kid and wear him down with his physicality all game, pass plays and run plays,..
    Give Huff like 5 WR screens and forced that kid to make a tackle
    Hopefully after the bye week we see both Huff and Agholar get comfortable and combine for 10 catches per game each week during the last 8 games of the season

  80. 80 anon said at 5:47 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    martavis is good in part b/c Pitt has other STUDS

  81. 81 FairOaks said at 4:50 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Re-reading some scouting reports… all of them loved the speed/size combo, and said he had good body control. But they all also said he was very very raw as a route runner, had too many drops, and didn’t put much effort into blocking. He had the physical skills to be good/great at everything a WR needed to do, but needed to grow a lot. One compared him with Stephen Hill. So a boom/bust type of pick, and he has boomed (unlike Hill).

  82. 82 GEAGLE said at 4:55 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Which is why the steelers are really limited in the routes they ask him to run, lots of fly patterns and a few other routes, but a long way to go before they can ask him to run the entire route tress…at least even tbis early in his career, we aren’t limited in what routes we can ask Huff to run,,,
    But Martevis isn’t the only round 3 WR Huff is competing with, Cardinals John Brown so far is probably even ahead of Martevis BRyant in terms of NFL contribution since drafted…. 3 years from now, I hope Huff is a better pro WR than bruce Arians Tiny WR

  83. 83 RC5000 said at 4:21 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I liked Bryant. Bryant has to stay clean. I don’t know if I’d trade Huff for him now.

  84. 84 Mitchell said at 4:48 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    When he came out he could only do one thing. Go deep down the sideline. Not sure if he has expanded his game or not. He wasnt a very good blocker either.

  85. 85 GEAGLE said at 4:56 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    You can see him run a few other routes these days, but he is still very limited and not close to being able to run the entire route tree…
    I’d say John Brown is ahead of both Huff and Martevis in terms of round 3 WR developmemt from that draft…. Hopefully Huff will eventually grow and pass both of those Wrs by…

  86. 86 RC5000 said at 4:04 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Vick latest ex Eagle to suffer hamstring injury though Shady played today.I’m a little late on that I guess.

  87. 87 Joe Minx said at 4:07 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    GEAGLE is right. Rex Ryan is a glorified carnival barker.

  88. 88 GEAGLE said at 4:34 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Half Carnaval Barker, half Charlatan,,,
    This has to be his last Headcoaching job, with Rex finishing off his NFL career as a defensive coordinator, Tho im not sure what Head coach would want to deal with his Mouth and behavior as a DC? It would probably take a highly respected HEADCoach like Sean Peyton to be able to have Rex as his DC

  89. 89 GEAGLE said at 4:32 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Looks like once again the Denver Defense covers for PeYTON, overcoming his Terrible QB play to give denver a chance to win on Overtime… The denver defense is carrying PeYTON and the offense to eithet a 6-0 or 5-1 start depending on how this OT plays out

  90. 90 anon said at 4:33 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    can’t imagine what he’ll look like when weather gets cold.

  91. 91 GEAGLE said at 4:35 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Yikes… True that

  92. 92 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:33 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    That defense is no joke in Denver

  93. 93 GEAGLE said at 4:36 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Yeah they got a bunch of rough Ryder’s on defense… I can’t watch Dever without being so damn Jealous of VON Miller, that dude is unstoppable, I feel like he gets pressure on every play just about… Talib is as good as any corner in the league..

  94. 94 A_T_G said at 4:52 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    So, is PeYTON the anti-FOles?

  95. 95 Joe Minx said at 4:57 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Peyton is cooked.

  96. 96 anon said at 4:39 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    someone pulled the alarm at the panthers seattle hotel in the middle of the night

  97. 97 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:40 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Olsen had the guy beat

  98. 98 anon said at 4:42 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    browns can’t catch a break

  99. 99 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:42 PM on October 18th, 2015:


  100. 100 GEAGLE said at 4:59 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Aaron Rogers seems like he was in a little shoûlder pain after the last hit he took, but he is still in the game slinging it,,,,Hopefully San Diego can get a win in Lambeau
    I’d like to see the panthers get a big emotional win against the seahawks

  101. 101 The original AG said at 5:11 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I can’t wait for this.

  102. 102 Ark87 said at 9:27 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    is that ANOTHER GD death star!? Remember that time the Titanic sunk, so we rebuilt it, and that fell over, burned and sunk into the swamp, so we built another? No?

  103. 103 Chiptomylou said at 12:07 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    Actually I think it’s called something different. Possibly a “Starkiller” but yeah…basically another Death Star I am guessing.

  104. 104 Joe Minx said at 5:21 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    John Brown goes off against the Steelers for almost 200 yards, still no Boykin.

  105. 105 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:27 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Its really unfair. Aaron Rodgers.

  106. 106 The original AG said at 5:32 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I think they get the #1 seed this year. 6-0 to start the season, they basically just need to go 7-3 the rest of the year.

  107. 107 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:34 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    So long as Rodgers (2015 MVP to date) stays healthy, they are easily the best team in the NFC, probably the league.

  108. 108 The original AG said at 5:35 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Yeah, I think hands down he’s the best QB I’ve watched.

  109. 109 anon said at 5:47 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    sadly defense is also pretty good.

  110. 110 jpate said at 6:05 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Yeah, I think it’s a failure on the packers part that they haven’t been more successful with him back there.

  111. 111 The original AG said at 6:06 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Me too. I’m not sold on that coaching staff as a whole. They have a ton more talent this year, so they may just run thru the regular season with no issue.

  112. 112 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 6:20 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Seriously… what do they spend their picks on? I feel like the Packers should have more than 1 SB with Rodgers

  113. 113 jpate said at 7:47 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    At least more then one SB apperances

  114. 114 Dragon_Eagle said at 6:24 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Well for years, their OL was questionable and resulted in Rodgers injuries. Last year, they coulda shoulda. They were right there with Seattle & New England.

  115. 115 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 5:30 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Cam threw that ball way behind Olsen… Should have been an easy 1st down

  116. 116 GEAGLE said at 5:32 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Sucks that Dallas ISNT playing.. I’m enjoying watching Dallas play without Romo and Dez almost as much as I enjoy eagle games,.
    hopefully Matt Cassel doesn’t come in and give them a spark. THEY NEED TO KEEP LOSING! They said that they are making this QB change because he is more aggressive than Weedman, but I’m hoping to see Cassel throw INTs at an alarming rate..heard some rumors about Dallas not being happy with Randle and McFadden and hoping Christine Micheal can step up and take their jobs which Dallas will never admit since it’s was their excuse for letting Murray walk..
    I do know that Jason Garrett was furious that John Randle risks fumbles by trying to stretch his arms to try and cross the ENDZONE plain to get a TD, and got yelled at for it and then Randle did it again in another game which was why they sat him the rest of the game, Tho they wouldn’t admit that he was benched..

    Hopefully in the next Cowboys game, Cassell plays terrible, throws 3 bad INTs, and Christine Micheal fumbles and looks bad leading to a Loss… The Cowboys are trying to go with a new QB and a new RB and the last thing we want is to see them two successfully give the Cowboys a spark and snap their losing streak… We want this QB/RB change to look even worse than they players they are replacing leading them to another loss, which would completely demoralize them and they wouldn’t have any other drastic changes to make lookimh for a spark…

  117. 117 anon said at 5:57 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    poor kurt coleman

  118. 118 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 5:57 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Waited for the ball to come to him… Lockett went up to get it

  119. 119 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 6:01 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Scones just got saved by his front 7

  120. 120 The original AG said at 6:14 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Sounds familiar.

  121. 121 truehaynes said at 6:14 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    haha i drunkenly made my picks for my pool last night and couldnt even remember who i picked when i woke up today. only game ive gotten wrong so far is miami at ten and i picked gb sea and sf. looking good haha. also got eagles monday night 🙂

  122. 122 BobSmith77 said at 6:23 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Broncos are back to where they were when Tebow was the QB; defense and special teams are carrying them and the defense is putting up numbers that are borderline historically good.

    Manning can’t put anything on the ball beyond 10 yards or put in a spot with tighter coverage. Reminds me of watching Pennington late in his career where he just had no zip on the ball.

  123. 123 The original AG said at 6:42 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Cam Newton not having such a good night.

  124. 124 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 6:46 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Funchess isn’t helping him out. Like his 3rd or 4th drop

  125. 125 The original AG said at 6:49 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I’m following online. Since I’m watching SNF, I’m watching a tv show w/the wife.

  126. 126 Insomniac said at 8:06 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I puked a little in my mouth when people wanted him here.

  127. 127 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 8:11 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I know right… we already have a TE in Ertz

  128. 128 Tdoteaglefan said at 7:16 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    He played lights out in the last 2 quarters

  129. 129 The original AG said at 7:21 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Yeah, this is going to be a big win for them. Also, have to wonder about that Seattle D giving up a gw TD.

  130. 130 anon said at 7:22 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    yeah olson was wide open, how does that happen? [cary williams]

  131. 131 The original AG said at 7:24 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    You do not know how happy I am that he’s not on our team anymore.

  132. 132 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 7:34 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Sherman and Thomas both caught looking in the backfield…

  133. 133 Mac said at 1:28 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    *another gw TD.

  134. 134 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 7:09 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Yes! I hate SEA soooo much….

  135. 135 anon said at 7:10 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    sat olsen for gates. dumb. good news is we probably don’t have to worry about SEA in the playoffs

  136. 136 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 7:12 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Why would you do that? Olsen is the only consistent WR threat Cam has and you know SEA struggles with TEs down the seam..

    We might not have to worry about SEA, but we have CAR coming up

  137. 137 anon said at 7:13 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    explains why i’m 1-4 🙂

  138. 138 RC5000 said at 7:22 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I don’t know I wouldn’t go that far yet with Seattle. They’re 2 games out with 10 games left and 2 against Cardinals. It’s too early to say they’re probably out sorry if that’s nitpicking.

  139. 139 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 7:37 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I think the wildcard race is going to be competitive but I think AZ is winning that division

  140. 140 GEAGLE said at 11:22 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I’m so happy.. I wanted Carolina to have a big emotional win with the Eagles getting the chance to play an undreamed team next week. I think we are a really bad match up for the Panthers, and I would fear them more had they been coming off their first loss..
    Today went well for the Eagles in most of the nfc, just sucks that chargers didn’t beat Rodgers… But I don’t fear GB like most people… Aaron Rogers has become like Peyton Manning, dominates the regular season and then
    Always comes up short in the post season… GB will find a way to lose in the playoffs like they always do… They are just like the Peyton colts, win one auperbowl and then spend the rest of your career chocking in playoffs

  141. 141 anon said at 7:11 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Interesting stat RW never won a game where opponent has scored more than 24 pts

  142. 142 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 7:13 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    That offense is straight boom or bust… they usually do just enough to win

  143. 143 mksp said at 7:47 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Cam Newton is something else….

  144. 144 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 7:54 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    He has that “it” factor that turns on in the clutch.

  145. 145 Insomniac said at 8:06 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    media mike is on suicide watch now.

  146. 146 anon said at 8:06 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    i was just thinking that

  147. 147 BobSmith77 said at 8:14 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    From Yahoo on Hopkins:

    “After delivering yet another massive fantasy line on Sunday (10-148-2), Hopkins is now on pace to finish his season with 139 catches for 1,936 yards. He’s topped 100 yards in four of his six games, plus he reached 98 in another. Hopkins has been unfair, basically. He’s dragging Brian Hoyer to fantasy relevance, which is no minor achievement. Hopkins’ 148-yard effort this week was somehow only his third-best total of the year. That’s absurd.

    In case you were wondering, the NFL single-season record for receptions is 143 (Marvin Harrison, 2002) and the all-time yardage mark is 1,964 (Megatron, 2012). Those records are pretty clearly at risk. Hopkins has seen 89 targets over six weeks, which means he’s on pace for an unfathomable 237. Last year, Demaryius Thomas led the league with 184. No defensive tactic has been particularly effective against Hopkins to this point (obviously)”

  148. 148 Insomniac said at 9:23 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    He’s a stud. He catches everything almost without fail unlike our WRs..

  149. 149 A_T_G said at 9:48 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I have him. He is awesome.

    I don’t want to jinx myself, but if Bradford gets on track and Peterson gets in the groove, I feel pretty good about my fantasy chances. In a 14-team, small starting lineup league, I have Bradford, Hopkins, Peterson, Foster, McManus, and St.L D as my starters.

  150. 150 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:25 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Is it just me or is anyone else irritated that DeMarco Murray is the Eagles face for the SNF opening?

  151. 151 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:30 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Line for this game is Colts +9.5. What do you think?

  152. 152 JoeBlow said at 8:31 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    i think it’s about right

  153. 153 OldDocNewSeason said at 8:45 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Too high. Colts are a different team with Luck.

    NE should win, but wouldn’t be surprised if it’s decided by less than 7.

  154. 154 CHRIS said at 4:58 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    Good call, Doc.

  155. 155 ChoTime said at 8:57 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    NYG pass D: 32nd in the league by conventional stats, but only 20th in the league by DVOA. 32nd is awful, 20th is just the tail end of average. Who is ranked 32nd? Our friends in NO. They were 32nd before us and remain 32nd.

    The NYG rush defense, at 2nd in DVOA, appears to be legit.

    The NYG passing offense is ranked 6th, their rush O is 20th. Conversely, our O is equally weak in passing and rushing, 17th and 18th–but at least going the right direction.

    Lots of people seem to be picking the Eagles over a team that has performed better thus far this season.

  156. 156 The original AG said at 9:08 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    This is interesting. The Saints may be a bad team, but the Eagles did hand them their worst loss of the season, and dominated them far more than any of the other teams.

    I think the Eagles have momentum, but only because the OLine is playing far better. If they can build on last Sunday, we should be fine. If they struggle, we are in for a long rest of the season.

    Truthfully, I’m not worried about the Giants defense as I am their offense. I could easily see this being a high score game on both sides. I’m not sold on the Giants run defense just yet. Most teams (sans Bills) are scoring at least 20 points a game on this defense. I think their run defense looks better because teams just go for the weaker part, their secondary.

  157. 157 The original AG said at 9:26 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Edelman with a very costly mistake.

  158. 158 SteveH said at 9:42 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Refs fucked up the onside kick recovery there, pretty clear Moncrief had it, came out of the pile with it after as well. Surprised they didn’t overturn it.

  159. 159 anon said at 9:43 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    not too surprised.

  160. 160 The original AG said at 10:05 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Under Blandino, these refs have gotten progressively worse.

  161. 161 BobSmith77 said at 9:45 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    3-3 would put the Eagles right in the WC race too.

    Still not sold on the Vikings being a decent team and who in that race for the 2nd NFC WC spot is? Under-performing Seahawks? Schizo Rams team?

  162. 162 anon said at 9:46 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    one of carolina or falcons or vikings

  163. 163 BobSmith77 said at 9:49 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Panthers/Falcons will either win their division and that takes up 1 WC too.

    Bears, 49ers, Skins (loss hurts even more), Bucs, Saints all suck.

    Lions put themselves too far behind the 8-ball to catch up especially since they have to play the Packers twice yet. They won’t win more than 8 games even if everything goes right for them down the stretch.

    I hate widdling down the WC race this year in the season but in the NFC it is the Vikings, Seahawks, Rams, and then the NFC East teams sans the division winner. Still wouldn’t right off the Boys yet especially since I do think Cassel can be a bit more serviceable than Weeden.

    Maybe one of those teams turns it on to win 10 or 11 games but I kind of doubt it.

  164. 164 BobSmith77 said at 9:55 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Colts came out with a lot more fight than I thought they would. Good mixture on play-calling on both sides of the ball from with Luck exposing Pats’ secondary a bit.

    Been a fun game to watch so far especially given how Pats’ fans were talking about putting ’50 points’ up on the Colts tonight.

  165. 165 SteveH said at 9:59 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Both defenses seem like sieves so far. I love how the Colts struggle against Blount.

  166. 166 HawaiianEagle said at 10:19 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Not over yet.

  167. 167 RC5000 said at 10:29 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Colt Anderson in for Mike Adams

  168. 168 A_T_G said at 10:55 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Colt is finally on the team of his destiny.

  169. 169 SteveH said at 10:32 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I feel like Andrew Luck still plays like a rookie sometimes. He’s a good QB but he hasn’t really taken the next step towards becoming an elite QB.

  170. 170 JoeBlow said at 10:37 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Julian Edelman with his best Don Beebe impression

  171. 171 A_T_G said at 10:56 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Did Herremans get benched?

    Edit: nevermind. They just did the fancy graphic.

  172. 172 JoeBlow said at 10:57 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    yup, 2 weeks ago

  173. 173 A_T_G said at 10:58 PM on October 18th, 2015:


  174. 174 JoeBlow said at 10:58 PM on October 18th, 2015:


  175. 175 A_T_G said at 10:59 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Yeah. What was that?

  176. 176 JoeBlow said at 11:01 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    IDK , Pagano is going to get whacked at the end of the season, but imagine if Chip pulled some shit like that? Fans would be waiting for him in the Parking lot

  177. 177 SteveH said at 11:02 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Even when he was doing his swinging gate shit, I don’t think Chip ever designed such an awful play.

  178. 178 GEAGLE said at 11:12 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    The colts should just fire Pagano and cough up a draft pick to trade for Sean Peyton so Luck can work with a good coach for once

  179. 179 JoeBlow said at 11:16 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    haha, i have a suspicion that David Shaw will be the Colts next head coach. His old QB and Offensive Coordinator are in Indy, plus two young defensive linemen he just coached last year at Stanford….Think Payton ends up in Miami

  180. 180 SteveH said at 11:01 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    I’m speechless. Never seen anything like it my life. Never expect to again.

  181. 181 GEAGLE said at 11:02 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Holy crap, WTF did the colts just attempt to do? Was that the single worst play in NFL history? I have no idea what the fuck they were trying to accomplish lining up like that,, coach Pagano just embarrassed him trying to out Bellichick Bellichick with weird crazy formation that backfired..
    I’m not a believer in coaching changes during the season, but If the colts lose this game that play call was so pathetic that i may consider it a fireable offense

  182. 182 SteveH said at 11:03 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    That was probably the worst play in history. The only other one I can think of is that one fake FG by Washington.

  183. 183 GEAGLE said at 11:06 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Jim Irsay is probably watching that play asking himself, am I fucking high? Did that just happen? Did I fall off the wagon? Has Chuck Pagano been dipping into my stash? I have so many questions about that mess of a play LOL

    Sucks that the Indianapolis media isn’t like Philly media,,, imagine if Pagano had to explain that mess at a press conference with the philly media,

  184. 184 JoeBlow said at 11:07 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Great song choice by NBC there going to commercial- “Misunderstanding” by Genesis

  185. 185 SteveH said at 11:10 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Colts collapsing after that terrible ST play. That’s the kind of play that destroys a season.

  186. 186 GEAGLE said at 11:11 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Fireable offense

  187. 187 RobNE said at 11:11 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    For those of us not watching what happened?

  188. 188 JoeBlow said at 11:11 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    i dont know if i can explain it

  189. 189 SteveH said at 11:12 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Imagine the worst designed ST trick play you can think of and then make it 10 times worse.

  190. 190 A_T_G said at 11:16 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    The entire team lined up by the sideline, with the exception on Colt Anderson under center. With five defenders in front of them, on fourth down, the center snaps it. Colt is tackled for a loss, sits up, and says, “why’d you snap it?”

  191. 191 RobNE said at 11:20 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    Sounds like they set up a bubble screen.

  192. 192 JoeBlow said at 11:26 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    it was the punt team out there though….i’m not exactly sure who out of the 5-6 players lined up to the right sideline were, but it looked like all Linebackers and linemen. And the QB/center combo was Colt Anderson and Griff Whalen the KR. Some other players were just mingling behind the wall of players set out to the right sideline…..It was all to just try and get the Pats to jump, but with one second left on the play clock the center snapped it with two Pats lined up right over his head, ball carrier was tackled easily

  193. 193 JoeBlow said at 11:29 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    nvrmnd, just saw a replay of it and everyone was lined to the right….one problem was that none of them were on the line of scrimmage

  194. 194 GEAGLE said at 8:22 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    It was,such a mess I don’t even think it can be properly explained… No one knows what they were even trying to accomplish… I think that if the defense only lined up with one guy in front of the centerand all the other defenders off to the side, they would have snapped the ball and the QB would have run for the first down.. Basically I think they were hoping for a QB and Center vs just one Patriot defender, but when the pats kept two defenders over the center they were supposed to scratch the play and take the delay of game…… I don’t know if this is correct but I cant fathom what else they were trying to accomplish with that bush league formation

  195. 195 RobNE said at 8:27 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    Right I think it was meant to confuse the Pats and maybe the Pats waste a TO or jump off sides. Whenever someone tries to outsmart Belicheck it normally doesn’t work well. If you are going to do it, maybe in practice you need to say under no circumstances do you ever snap the ball. I also heard the ref called the who side group as being behind the line. If you are going to practice a play like that try not to screw it up every way possible.

  196. 196 LeatherWallet said at 11:24 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    So guess who didn’t start Rivers and the Dolphins D this week? Yep, me.

  197. 197 eagleyankfan said at 2:03 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    guess who dropped J. Stewardt…

  198. 198 anon said at 11:55 PM on October 18th, 2015:

    pats can block extra points? damn. what other crazy stuff do they have in store?

  199. 199 peteike said at 12:05 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    that was awesome. Center got way too low but not sure he was expecting that.

  200. 200 Joe Minx said at 12:40 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    Greatest thing ever.

  201. 201 Mark F said at 6:47 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    Thanks, GE99!

  202. 202 RobNE said at 8:17 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    Belicheat just makes opposing coaches do crazy things, from Pagano last night to the SB when the Seahawks passed.

    I don’t know how Pagano keeps his job now. Clearly the play was just to see if the Pats jumped. Boston radio this morning kept asking, in practice does the center EVER snap the ball. How does the center do that. Ultimately it’s the head coach’s fault. [maybe the center got tricked by Colt’s hard count. haha this is probably what happened]

  203. 203 GEAGLE said at 8:39 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    Good chance that the road to the Super Bowl won’t go thru Seattles Quest Field..
    Bad news is the road to Super Bowl probably will have to go thru Lambeau in the freezing cold….. However, im starting to think that playing GB ISNT the daunting task we think it is, at least not in the playoffs.
    aaron Rogers is starting to become more and more like the modern day Peyton Manning, in that he won a Super Bowl and then spends the rest of his career dominating in the regular season as the top QB in the game, and end up chocking and finding a yeat to always lose in the playoffs..
    All this talk about big bad Rogers and the scary Packers… They won a Super Bowl like 5 years ago, and have been finding ways to lose in the playoffs ever since….so while I wont NO PARTS of playing in Lambeau during the regular season, GB Isnt the Juggernaut they are made to be…. I’d rather play GB in January at Lambeau when they are at their best. Then to go to seattle and play the seahawks when they are at their prime as a team..
    Aaron Rogers and GB better stop chocking in January…. Crazy that mIke McCarthy is Never on the hot seat as if he is the only coach that can win games with the best Regular season QB in the game… If GB keeps losing in the playoffs, at what point does McCarthy get held accountable?

    NFC is WIDE OPEN THIS YEAR…. Hopefully we take care of business tonight and put us at the top of the division where we belong. And hopefully we run away with the NFC east and DONT look back

  204. 204 FairOaks said at 10:31 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    Rodgers has been injured late in the season the last couple of years, which has affected his performance in the playoffs. If that happens again, sure, it would make a difference. Even so last year though, they should have beaten Seattle. An accurate QB like Brees still got a bunch of chunk plays against the Eagles, even with the rest of the team being awful, so count me as being rather wary of Green Bay. Eagles need to improve a lot between now and then to have a chance I think, but that is indeed possible.

  205. 205 HawaiianEagle said at 11:27 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    I’m wary of 31 other QBs every week, as we all should be. Personally, I’d like the road through the NFC to go through Philly – but not sure that’s gonna happen this year…

  206. 206 GEAGLE said at 1:38 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    Yeah we Probably aren’t finishing with one of the top 2 records in the NFC

  207. 207 The original AG said at 1:39 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    Unfortunately, this is the consequence of a slow start. Shoot for the #3 seed, but they have to beat Carolina and AZ to do that.

  208. 208 GEAGLE said at 1:47 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    I think we put a beating on Carolina, i love how we match up against them… The fact THAT our DL is so Discaplined in its pass rush, rushiñg QBs as a cohesive unit, which cuts off Escape roots for a QB is a nightmare for Cam… Just like they kept him in the pocket last year and than strangled him, we will beat that undefeated Panthers team..
    I think the Cardinals are a tougher matchuo for us…. I expect to walk right thru Carolina’s undefeated record

  209. 209 The original AG said at 1:48 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    If we can get these next two games, we should be in pretty good shape to kill it the rest of the year.

  210. 210 peteike said at 12:03 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    ya I agree, lets see this Eagles team show some consistency first before I even care about that stuff since its so far off. A win vs a bad saints team hasnt done it for me yet, not even sure a win against this beat up Giants team will either. I just want to see better play on the offense, then Ill start letting myself get into playoff talk.

  211. 211 GEAGLE said at 1:33 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    I need to see Rodgers win another Super Bowl to believe it…. Can’t make excuses 5 years in a row

  212. 212 anon said at 11:11 AM on October 19th, 2015:

    Demaryius Thomas has seven drops through the first six games. at our receivers aren’t the only ones.

  213. 213 ChoTime said at 12:56 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    The Eagles now 4th in the NFL in drops, with 12.

    The Broncos have a total of 8 drops, and are ranked 15th. The Falcons are 1st with 16, the Giants have 14.

  214. 214 anon said at 2:27 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    We’ll retake our reign again after this week.

  215. 215 botto said at 1:25 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    yeah but it hurts us more then anyone.

  216. 216 JoeBlow said at 2:15 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    he had a bunch yesterday, he’s also made a ton of plays for Manning when he just throws the ball up for grabs. Demaryius is the Broncos offense

  217. 217 GEAGLE said at 1:36 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    Kurt Cousins has 4 more career INTs than Rg3 has, while Cousins attempted 430 less passes than RG3 attempted….
    yet Gruden makes every excuse imaginable for Cousins,…
    Wonder how many more games Cousins lasts before they put Colt McCoy in LOL
    It’s amazing how a franchise can have 3 QB’s who are all so bad

  218. 218 CrackSammich said at 1:51 PM on October 19th, 2015:


  219. 219 Mitchell said at 2:22 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    Does it matter? Lol

  220. 220 CrackSammich said at 2:30 PM on October 19th, 2015:


  221. 221 botto said at 2:37 PM on October 19th, 2015:


  222. 222 anon said at 2:27 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    Colt isn’t that bad. What’s worse is that he had 0 picks / 1 sack against us.

  223. 223 botto said at 2:37 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    yeah I agree, I almost wish colt was out 3rd.

  224. 224 botto said at 3:22 PM on October 19th, 2015:

    the amazing thing is we haven’t beaten then when we needed to. they suck!
    but not as bad as the giants!