PHI 13, CLE 7 – 2nd Half

Posted: September 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 585 Comments »

Good start for Carson Wentz and the Eagles. Could have been better, but the team played well for the most part.

The offense has shown a lot of promise, but is still too sloppy. Drops. Missed blocks. Errant throws. This is not a well-oiled machine that is clicking on all cylinders. The encouraging thing is that you can see the potential. Wentz looks like the real deal. Jordan Matthews has had an impact in his first game action of 2016. The role players are doing some good things.

The defense has been good vs the run. Pass coverage has been up and down. Nolan Carroll had a rough opening half. You can see that RGIII’s athleticism is still a real problem for defenses. Jordan Hicks tipped a pass that Jordan Hicks picked off. That ended a promising drive.

Caleb Sturgis missed a FG. Eagles should be up 16-7. Can’t afford to make mistakes like that in a winnable game like this.

Need to clean some things up, but plenty of reasons to be encouraged.

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585 Comments on “PHI 13, CLE 7 – 2nd Half”

  1. 1 scratcherk said at 2:36 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Sloppy play has been a given for years.

  2. 2 John Galt said at 2:36 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Just saw the highlight of Demarco Murrays TD – he put more effort into that play then he did the entire season combine last year. What an a hole

  3. 3 scratcherk said at 2:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    if it gives MIN a loss, im happy.

  4. 4 Greg Richards said at 2:39 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Eagles should be up 16-3. Refs gave the Browns’ a gift TD.

  5. 5 A_T_G said at 2:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Was listening during my son’s soccer game, did DGB get many snaps?

  6. 6 Dragon_Eagle said at 2:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Sturgis. I think that’s the laundry detergent my wife uses.

  7. 7 A_T_G said at 2:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Perfect on 2 out of 3 stains.

  8. 8 scratcherk said at 2:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    WTF was that.

  9. 9 Dragon_Eagle said at 2:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    WTF?

  10. 10 John Galt said at 2:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That can’t happen

  11. 11 ICDogg said at 2:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    SHIT

  12. 12 Corry said at 2:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    3 guys and they all just kind of stand there and watch him catch the ball. AWesome.

  13. 13 Spooonius said at 2:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I though int for sure.

  14. 14 Greg Richards said at 2:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    What the freaking hell, D?

  15. 15 Jarock said at 2:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    O M F G

  16. 16 Greg Richards said at 2:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Play the damn ball.

  17. 17 Jarock said at 2:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Horrible decision to throw that and it pays off. Shades of Eli in the SB :S

  18. 18 Dragon_Eagle said at 2:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Fire Cory Undlin now.

  19. 19 John Galt said at 2:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They are picking on nolan

  20. 20 A_T_G said at 2:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Was in the middle of typing that sentence.

  21. 21 Jarock said at 2:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nolan’s playing pretty well. Great play by Pryor early. Bad play by the entire secondary that last one.

  22. 22 John Galt said at 2:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Don’t disagree, just every throw is at him

  23. 23 BobSmith77 said at 2:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Big time physical mismatch

  24. 24 Aaron said at 2:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    D line is non existant

  25. 25 Spooonius said at 2:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The last think that I wanted to see today was RGIII highlights.

  26. 26 xeynon said at 2:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Our cornerbacks are still a clear weakness.

  27. 27 Aaron said at 2:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    no, the D line is the problem,

  28. 28 Spooonius said at 2:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I think it’s a little of both today. The D line is clearly not getting pressure and the secondary looks lost.

  29. 29 Aaron said at 2:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    ok, you’re right

  30. 30 Spooonius said at 2:47 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I was pretty sure you’d agree 🙂 Still up by 3 though

  31. 31 BobSmith77 said at 2:47 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Zero pressure when they are rushing the front 4.

  32. 32 xeynon said at 2:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Not getting a ton of pressure but I think some of that is not wanting to overcommit and let Griffin beat us with his legs. But those two long bombs Griffin completed were both plays the receivers should not have been allowed to make.

  33. 33 Jarock said at 2:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    You still remember the 90s era line. D-line not having a great game, but I still think they’ve been told to play contain and that’s hampering them. CB is a problem. Not a monster problem, but I don’t like the matchup of our best corner vs. their best receiver.

  34. 34 Aaron said at 2:47 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    has anyone on the line been close to RGknee yet,

  35. 35 Jarock said at 2:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Vinny Curry before he was tackled on the non-existent PI.

  36. 36 John Galt said at 2:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Brooks got lucky

  37. 37 Corry said at 2:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The defense has been fairly disappointing.

  38. 38 scratcherk said at 2:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    10 pts, eh.

  39. 39 Greg Richards said at 2:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Started out well, 3 straight 3 and outs, but Browns have made adjustments.

  40. 40 BobSmith77 said at 2:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They have been ‘ok’

  41. 41 PHI 13, CLE 7 – 2nd Half - said at 2:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    […] Tommy Lawlor Good start for Carson Wentz and the Eagles. Could have been better, but the team played well for […]

  42. 42 Aaron said at 2:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    you go playaction, hit the TE in the seam

  43. 43 xeynon said at 2:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They haven’t run much (any?) play action yet. Hopefully all these running plays they ran in the first half are setting something up.

  44. 44 Jarock said at 2:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    No playaction deep. Lots of play action.

  45. 45 Jarock said at 2:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I know MM will hate it, but run one, Wentz 🙂

  46. 46 Greg Richards said at 2:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I know Wentz is young but being a little conservative for my taste. Wentz needs to uncork one deep.

  47. 47 scratcherk said at 2:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    gonna get johnson

  48. 48 ConcussedFB said at 2:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Tommy, we are in the second half of the first game. Why isn’t this team a a finished product?

  49. 49 scratcherk said at 2:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    nice throw.

  50. 50 Checkdown Charlie said at 2:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    A gift

  51. 51 Dragon_Eagle said at 2:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Bradford doesn’t make that throw.

  52. 52 BC1968 said at 2:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    How’s Bradford making out?

  53. 53 scratcherk said at 2:51 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    0-0 on the bench?

  54. 54 A_T_G said at 2:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    With three dropped clipboards.

  55. 55 BC1968 said at 2:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yikes, I missed the news, just looked it up.

  56. 56 Insomniac said at 2:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yeaaaaaaaa

  57. 57 Jarock said at 2:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Make someone miss, Ertz.

  58. 58 Aaron said at 2:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    break a tackle sometime, ertz

  59. 59 Spooonius said at 2:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    disguise the pick celek

  60. 60 Jarock said at 2:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Awwww . . . .

    Can’t be that blatant guys. Not needed either.

  61. 61 scratcherk said at 2:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    sup with sproles and the drops??

  62. 62 Aaron said at 2:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    contagious

  63. 63 Greg Richards said at 2:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Maybe a factor of him not getting many preseason snaps.

  64. 64 Duracell said at 2:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He had quite a few last year too, though.

  65. 65 Jarock said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He’s always had drops issues. Dynamic, but not as consistent as you’d like.

  66. 66 Corry said at 2:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Dammit Sproles

  67. 67 John Galt said at 2:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I like sproles but he drops too many balls

  68. 68 Jarock said at 2:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    And the drops continue . . . !@#$

  69. 69 xeynon said at 2:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That was a hell of a throw to Matthews. We haven’t had a QB who could make that throw since McNabb at his best.

  70. 70 BobSmith77 said at 2:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Vick could have made that.

  71. 71 xeynon said at 2:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Vick had the arm but I doubt he would’ve hung in the pocket like that.

  72. 72 BobSmith77 said at 2:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He had the arm but your right about staying in the pocket.

  73. 73 RC5000 said at 2:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Vick wasn’t that accurate.

  74. 74 scratcherk said at 2:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    comeo n now d

  75. 75 BobSmith77 said at 2:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Need more stick’em!

  76. 76 Dragon_Eagle said at 2:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Let’s go DJ. Pin ’em back.

  77. 77 Jarock said at 2:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I won’t complain about that call cause it was 3rd and 16. Now, pin em deep.

  78. 78 Tumtum said at 2:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    You air are a prophet.

  79. 79 Checkdown Charlie said at 2:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Good old Eagles Football
    Sheesh

  80. 80 Ark87 said at 2:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    name checks out

  81. 81 BobSmith77 said at 2:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Were people expecting this to be other than a rinky-dink offense especially in a rookie’s NFL debut (who didn’t even really play in the preseason)?

  82. 82 xeynon said at 2:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’m not upset by the play calling but the execution has to be better. We led the league in drops last season and it seems like we’re intent on doing it again this year.

  83. 83 BobSmith77 said at 2:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yeah but Wentz has had lousy touch and missed some short passes today.

    If they can avoid a killer turnover or two, they’ll win this game. So far they have done that.

  84. 84 Jarock said at 2:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Expected the OL to play a bit better. Haven’t been awful, but this isn’t a great DL they’re playing. Should be dominating up front.

  85. 85 BobSmith77 said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They didn’t play much together in the preseason and it doesn’t surprise me. Peters hasn’t looked the mobile on the edge and Kelce (in the running for most overrated Eagles’ player) has been subpar.

  86. 86 Spooonius said at 2:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    True, but it’s to be expected . At least the it’s the same old browns!!!

  87. 87 scratcherk said at 2:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    ill take that

  88. 88 Corry said at 2:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Welp….they’re still the browns.

  89. 89 John Galt said at 2:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    TD would have been nice but well take it

  90. 90 Dragon_Eagle said at 2:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    🙂

  91. 91 Tumtum said at 2:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Have not been around this chat today. Is it only me or is TT getting away with murder?

  92. 92 Greg Richards said at 2:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Who’s TT?

  93. 93 Dragon_Eagle said at 2:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Cleveland being Cleveland.

  94. 94 scratcherk said at 2:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’ll take the fantasy pts there too, thank you.

  95. 95 teltschikfakeout88 said at 2:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Damn…GB receivers making tons of plays for Rodgers….why don’t we have guys like that…ohh wait chip Kelly got rid of em all…

  96. 96 xeynon said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I think it will be a few more years before we fully excise the influence of Chip’s atrociousness as a GM from this franchise.

  97. 97 A_T_G said at 2:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Now, after this TD, we should go for 2.

  98. 98 John Galt said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nope. 12 is better than 11. Gotta take the 1

  99. 99 BC1968 said at 2:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nice defensive call, and you guys worrying about the defense. Same play Seattle had against Denver in the Super Bowl.

  100. 100 John Galt said at 2:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Schwartz is a genius to use that play!!!!

  101. 101 Spooonius said at 2:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Ha! the browns only hope is RGIII’s veteran leadership

  102. 102 jmh said at 2:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    If you are not old enough to remember the Eagles in the late 60’s / early 70’s, that’s what it looked like.

  103. 103 Greg Richards said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Let Wentz throw deep.

  104. 104 teltschikfakeout88 said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    To who….himself…we don’t got a burner and Agholor will just drop it….

  105. 105 teltschikfakeout88 said at 3:07 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Haha…just to spite me…Agholor with a TD catch…I’ll take it… And I like my crow with salt and pepper please….

  106. 106 Greg Richards said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Good job!

  107. 107 A_T_G said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    There you go.

  108. 108 scratcherk said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    lot of contact there

  109. 109 Spooonius said at 2:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Matthews looked slow or interfered with.

  110. 110 scratcherk said at 3:00 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    matthews stopped running…

  111. 111 ConcussedFB said at 3:00 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Pro-level airing out.

  112. 112 John Galt said at 3:00 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    DGB sighting

  113. 113 Greg Richards said at 3:00 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    D-G-B!

  114. 114 Jarock said at 3:00 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Trent Green just made me LOL . . . that’s a good no call . . . . there’s a hook on the left arm there . . . .

  115. 115 Corry said at 3:00 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I don’t blame Matthews for slowing down. He’s been catching passes from Bradford, so he never really expects the ball to travel more than 5 yards in the air.

  116. 116 Greg Richards said at 3:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Give Sam credit. He can throw it 6 yards.

  117. 117 Jarock said at 3:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Only if it’s 3rd and 16.

  118. 118 A_T_G said at 3:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Good patience from RM.

  119. 119 BobSmith77 said at 3:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Eagles’ offense so far

    http://users.content.ytmnd.com/7/0/7/707028c93ba9dec1c194a52955ab384b.jpg

  120. 120 FairOaks said at 3:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    No problem with that if they pick their spots. Like the two TD throws.

  121. 121 Jarock said at 3:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Keep mixing it up, Doug. Nice play.

  122. 122 xeynon said at 3:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’m liking Pederson’s game plan a lot. Not reinventing the wheel with his play design but seems to have a nice feel for how to keep the defense off balance by not getting into ruts with his play calls. Coming from Chip who was awful in that regard it’s a breath of fresh air.

  123. 123 Jarock said at 3:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Want to see a jet sweep or something else to get their attn on the edge.

  124. 124 Corry said at 3:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That was a very good pass while on the move. Hit Matthews in stride.

  125. 125 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I want another deep ball, but thrown to DGB.

  126. 126 A_T_G said at 3:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Away from Hayden.

  127. 127 BobSmith77 said at 3:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Rare sighting of the Smallwood RB species. . .

  128. 128 Aaron said at 3:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    wow

  129. 129 Greg Richards said at 3:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Go for it!

  130. 130 A_T_G said at 3:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Good call.

  131. 131 FairOaks said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Touchbacks come to the 25 this year, so even more reason to try in spots like this.

  132. 132 Duracell said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Only on kickoffs I think.

  133. 133 FairOaks said at 3:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Ah, OK. Thanks.

  134. 134 Aaron said at 3:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    jordab mathews, wow

  135. 135 Insomniac said at 3:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Oh shit

  136. 136 John Galt said at 3:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nice

  137. 137 Insomniac said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    OH SHIT

  138. 138 Checkdown Charlie said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nicee catch

  139. 139 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    F’n A Awesome.

  140. 140 Greg Richards said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    1st down!

  141. 141 Spooonius said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Big time throw

  142. 142 BobSmith77 said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    http://www.relatably.com/m/img/nice-memes/140b5483695386641c948708752a0663ef0e2f500d6cdab6175c881d626a5a60.jpg

  143. 143 John Galt said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Uh oh

  144. 144 Aaron said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    WooOOOOOOO

  145. 145 Checkdown Charlie said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Very NIIIIICE

  146. 146 Greg Richards said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Agholor for the TD! 2 TDs, no INTs!

  147. 147 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    yay!

  148. 148 Corry said at 3:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Oh my. That was a beautiful pass!

  149. 149 Insomniac said at 3:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Aghs!!!!!!!!!!

  150. 150 Tumtum said at 3:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    2?

  151. 151 BC1968 said at 3:07 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yep, Wentz has thrown 2 TD passes

  152. 152 A_T_G said at 3:07 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That was my recommendation before they kicked to us, since the TD was a given.

  153. 153 FairOaks said at 3:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Rather just get the point. 12 point lead is a two-TD lead, 11 is 1 TD and a FG. And if you say the score can change… true, and you usually just take the point before the 4th quarter for that reason.

  154. 154 Tumtum said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Meh, I would of gone for it

  155. 155 A_T_G said at 3:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nelson is breathing a little easier right now.

  156. 156 Spooonius said at 3:07 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yup. He’s got all the ingredients for a good scapegoat. He’s got to perform or else.

  157. 157 John Galt said at 3:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    And exotic dancers all over the city are calling in sick

  158. 158 BobSmith77 said at 3:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I loved how initially Agholor looked a bit surprised he caught it. Hilarious.

  159. 159 Ark87 said at 3:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    he looked surprised by the placement, he had to make a very late adjustment. Not sure what to make of it, but I’d like to see more of it 😀

  160. 160 SeanofDead said at 3:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Perfect pass….Ive got a semi goin on

  161. 161 BC1968 said at 3:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That got a nice spot by the officials on the 4th down play. Just sayin’ At least a half yard more than he actually got, not sure if it was the difference between getting it or not.

  162. 162 John Galt said at 3:07 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He hasn’t been perfect by any stretch but he doesn’t look like a kid playing his first game which bodes very well IMO

  163. 163 BobSmith77 said at 3:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Deep balls have been. Touches on the stuff <7 yards is what has been lacking.

    I'm fine with that. Just no INTs throwing into double coverage.

  164. 164 Spooonius said at 3:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I wonder what his rating is so far

  165. 165 FairOaks said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    102.4 (had been trending down since the first drive, but that helped)

  166. 166 xeynon said at 3:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He’s demonstrating franchise QB-caliber physical talent and his flaws mostly look correctable. I’m pretty happy with what I’ve seen so far.

  167. 167 RC5000 said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He’s also barely played with these guys. He’s better at audibles in his first game than McNabb ever was too.

  168. 168 BobSmith77 said at 3:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Audibles are such a nice thing to see today. Matthews one in the 1st half was huge.

    I so missed them after the last 2 years of Kelly’s forced stubborness/stupidity in that regard.

  169. 169 BobSmith77 said at 3:07 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Like to see a bit more pressure this drive. Haven’t blitzed that much so far.

  170. 170 Iskar36 said at 3:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Loving Pederson play calong so far. Even had we not converted on that 4th down, was definitely the right call and plenty of coaches don’t make itm. Then has opened up some deep passing for Wentz.

  171. 171 Spooonius said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I definitely feel relieved. I know the rookies (coach, qb) won’t be this good every game, but at least we know it’s possible. good play calling, clock management, audibles and shaking off hits

  172. 172 Allen3000 said at 3:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’m listening to Merrill and Mike Quick who I love, but would love to have seen that drive. Looks like we got a good one in Wentz. Made a tough 4th down pass and hits Ags for a TD. I’m cautiously, but very optimistic.

  173. 173 Corry said at 3:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    You’ll see the highlights. It was a perfect pass.

  174. 174 BobSmith77 said at 3:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I so don’t miss Captain Checkdown . . .

  175. 175 Aaron said at 3:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    thats what he’s mostly done today

  176. 176 BobSmith77 said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He has hit a few nice deep balls today. They have gone conservative and don’t want him forcing things. Exactly what they should be doing against a pedestrian Browns’ offense.

  177. 177 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Its a West Coast offense. Its built on the short passing game. But Carson has gone down he field. Sammie B, would throw 1 per game at best.

  178. 178 BC1968 said at 3:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yep he’s throwing bullets, those out routes aren’t easy to make, a weak armed QB doesn’t get it there or gets picked off.

  179. 179 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I think Carson is ready to start.

  180. 180 John Galt said at 3:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The Chiefs really miss Dougie…or maybe Chase Daniel

  181. 181 BC1968 said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Let’s face it, with all the time Wentz had even Tom Brady could’ve made that throw.

  182. 182 xeynon said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Time helps but that was still a beautifully placed throw that not every NFL QB can make consistently.

  183. 183 A_T_G said at 3:13 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Brady would have needed a clean pocket for a little over 4 weeks.

  184. 184 Greg Richards said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Thank you Cameron Erving. Really felt like Cleveland had momentum before that. Time for Eagles’ D to have an impact on this game.

  185. 185 jmh said at 3:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I doubt we’ll be power-ranked in the high 20’s this week.

  186. 186 FairOaks said at 3:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Low 20s?

  187. 187 Insomniac said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    19?

  188. 188 BobSmith77 said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Don’t care. I just wanted to see a win this week and next week and see how things roll from there. These are 2 winnable games.

  189. 189 SeanofDead said at 3:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    that’s two deep balls on Haden too, perhaps just cause they knew it would be single coverage

  190. 190 scratcherk said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Mama, there goes that man.

  191. 191 Checkdown Charlie said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Finally

  192. 192 Greg Richards said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Finally.

  193. 193 Corry said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Vinny set the table. Cox cleaned up.

  194. 194 A_T_G said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I feel momentum.

  195. 195 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:13 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Those are the jalapeno poppers you had for lunch.

  196. 196 Insomniac said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Big Cox in your face RG3

  197. 197 John Galt said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That’s how Schwartz should use his Cox

  198. 198 SeanofDead said at 3:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    and it’s “Lit”…..

  199. 199 Spooonius said at 3:13 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    bullshit.

  200. 200 Duracell said at 3:15 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Thought we snapped it late on the 4th down conversion, so I’ll take that trade.

  201. 201 Insomniac said at 3:13 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    So uhh is Doug really Andy’s disciple?

  202. 202 BobSmith77 said at 3:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He needs a utility belt though . . .

  203. 203 FairOaks said at 3:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Did Reid run a lot McNabb’s rookie year? I can’t remember much but it seems to me he took a little bit longer to get pass-happy.

  204. 204 BobSmith77 said at 3:17 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They were 59 pass/41 run split in 2000. They passed a lot initially from the get go.

  205. 205 FairOaks said at 3:22 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Just looking, it was 53/47 in 1999, which was McNabb’s rookie year. Just not sure how much of that was Pederson vs. McNabb.

  206. 206 Insomniac said at 3:18 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Had to look at the numbers but the offense felt pretty balanced during the first half. We seem to be passing more now that Wentz has found his groove.

  207. 207 xeynon said at 3:15 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Looks like the disciple of KC Andy, who is much more run friendly than PHI Andy was.

  208. 208 Iskar36 said at 3:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yea. Definitely a storyline that was missed in the offseason was Phi vs KC Andy and how Pederson would have learned from both versions.

  209. 209 Spooonius said at 3:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    good thing griffin didn’t take off

  210. 210 Corry said at 3:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    McKelvin came off the field I think.

  211. 211 Spooonius said at 3:15 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    sproles td

  212. 212 Checkdown Charlie said at 3:15 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    3 seconds Refs
    Remove ur heads from ur ……….

  213. 213 A_T_G said at 3:15 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Was that mills jawing with the entire Browns team?

  214. 214 scratcherk said at 3:15 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    darn it, i missed the last td cuz i left to set up a movie for my daughter in the other room thinking htey were going ot kick a fg. she’s really cramping my style.

  215. 215 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Call the orphanage.

  216. 216 Corry said at 3:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    …not to be rude, but do you mind leaving to set up another movie?

  217. 217 Insomniac said at 3:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Your main problem is that your daughter isn’t an Eagles fan.

  218. 218 Spooonius said at 3:17 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    i feel you. my 2 keep asking to go to the park. They’re not in football shape yet

  219. 219 A_T_G said at 3:17 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Conventional wisdom is it is worth it in the long run. We will see.

  220. 220 SeanofDead said at 3:17 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I completely abandon all parenting duties during the game
    It’s Lord of the Flies around here during gametime

  221. 221 scratcherk said at 3:18 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    her mother went paddleboarding. grounds for divorce.

  222. 222 SeanofDead said at 3:18 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    she can totally have the kids on Sunday….

  223. 223 A_T_G said at 3:18 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    On the other hand, my 9-year old just walked into the room with a pair of ham sandwiches…

  224. 224 BobSmith77 said at 3:19 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Love to see a FG this drive and start to put the game a bit out of reach. . .

  225. 225 Insomniac said at 3:19 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Barner!!

  226. 226 A_T_G said at 3:19 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Barner was unhappy with Matthews lack of blocking.

  227. 227 Corry said at 3:20 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He should be. Barner might still be running if not for that.

  228. 228 Checkdown Charlie said at 3:20 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    saw that

  229. 229 Greg Richards said at 3:20 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    McKelvin with hamstring injury. Questionable to return.

  230. 230 BobSmith77 said at 3:20 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Ugh. This means a healthy does of Brooks and man he was underwhelming in the preseason.

  231. 231 Aaron said at 3:20 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    he’ll not be the same for the rest of the year

  232. 232 A_T_G said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    We should trade for Rowe.

  233. 233 scratcherk said at 3:20 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    sproles with butter fingers today

  234. 234 Corry said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Someone put a picture of Sproles’ hands on the back of the milk cartons. They’ve gone missing.

  235. 235 ChoTime said at 3:27 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I posted a link earlier, the guy had the worst catch% in the league a year or two ago.

  236. 236 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Lucy?

  237. 237 Spooonius said at 3:22 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    i noticed that too. the new omaha perhaps?

  238. 238 Iskar36 said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I am really liking the post-handoff fakes from Wentz. Not enough QBs do it and it has potential to slow a defender that split second.

  239. 239 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Noticed that, too. Attention to detail. Love it.

  240. 240 Corry said at 3:22 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Favre used to go so far as to act like he was actually throwing a pass.

  241. 241 Iskar36 said at 3:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Peyton Manning used to talk about how he would study his PA handoffs to make sure they looked exactly like his regular handoffs. Definitely makes a difference I you can make a defender uncertain a split second longer.

  242. 242 ChoTime said at 3:26 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    A jump pass, even.

  243. 243 xeynon said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Barber has some real burst. How did he not get on the field more last year with Murray stinking it up?

  244. 244 Insomniac said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Oof that was really bad

  245. 245 Corry said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Lucy was a really weird play.

  246. 246 Greg Richards said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Punt the ball and pin them deep!

    Yeah, I edited.

  247. 247 SeanofDead said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    a good looking drive gone bad

  248. 248 Ark87 said at 3:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    it strikes so fast

  249. 249 BC1968 said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Fumble blew up a ton of momentum.

  250. 250 shah8 said at 3:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    game is over.

    Cleveland is baaad, but good first showing by the rookie…

  251. 251 Greg Richards said at 3:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Game’s not over. They’re down 12.

  252. 252 BobSmith77 said at 3:25 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yup just need Pryor or Coleman to get over the top on a play.

    The Browns have to be targeting Brooks. Go against him as much as possible and TE & Johnson when in single favorable coverage. Screw the run.

  253. 253 Insomniac said at 3:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    So we’ve gone from 3 and outs to 3 first downs and out. Progress!

  254. 254 shah8 said at 3:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    or perhaps I spoke too soon if Eagles gonna self-destruct.

  255. 255 Spooonius said at 3:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    gotta cover all the bases i guess

  256. 256 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yeah, Fipp you Cleveland.

  257. 257 Greg Richards said at 3:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Good job, STs.

  258. 258 SeanofDead said at 3:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Donnie Jones for MVP

  259. 259 A_T_G said at 3:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nice punt game.

  260. 260 A_T_G said at 3:25 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Bradham dropped him like he forgot the drink umbrella.

  261. 261 BobSmith77 said at 3:27 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Hi-ho!

  262. 262 xeynon said at 3:25 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Is Donnie Jones the best punter in Eagles’ history? He’s gotta be close.

  263. 263 Insomniac said at 3:26 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He has to be.

  264. 264 John Galt said at 3:27 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    who else would be? dirk diggler?

  265. 265 A_T_G said at 3:27 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    If he had a name that rhymed with Eagles, it wouldn’t be close.

  266. 266 Aaron said at 3:27 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Feagles eagles

  267. 267 Insomniac said at 3:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    You think we can convince Donnie to change his last name to Smeagol?

  268. 268 BobSmith77 said at 3:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I just think of an English Premier player when I hear a name like Donnie Jones.

  269. 269 scratcherk said at 3:26 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    block punt FTW

  270. 270 xeynon said at 3:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Griffin seems really hit-and-miss in the short and intermediate game. Throws a good deep ball so it’s odd that he’s not as good at the shorter stuff.

  271. 271 Crus57 said at 3:29 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Finally made it online to watch the game, how’s Wentz looked so far? Is the D dominating or still getting into the groove?

  272. 272 Insomniac said at 3:30 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Like a good rookie.

  273. 273 xeynon said at 3:30 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Wentz has had some hiccups but also made some big time throws and doesn’t look overwhelmed or outclassed at all. I’m very impressed.

  274. 274 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:30 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Sure fire Hall of Famer.

    He’s looked very good. Couldn’t realistically ask for more in a debut.

  275. 275 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:29 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Last beer for the game, I think. Boulder Beer Mojo IPA.

  276. 276 Corry said at 3:29 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I just finished a Bell’s Octoberfest.

  277. 277 Insomniac said at 3:31 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I envy all of you right now. I have to stay sober and drive people to my cousin’s birthday party later tonight.

  278. 278 Corry said at 3:31 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Uber.

  279. 279 Greg Richards said at 3:29 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Officials trying to keep the Browns in the game.

  280. 280 Fufina said at 3:31 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Thats the hold you call? after some of the rugby tackles the browns have done?

  281. 281 Jarock said at 3:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’m a bit behind cause I paused for a bit while family visited. Just saw that call and it was AWFUL.

  282. 282 scratcherk said at 3:31 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    good screen

  283. 283 xeynon said at 3:32 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Lane figures since he’s gonna get suspended any day he might as well get his holds for the season in while he can

  284. 284 A_T_G said at 3:32 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That screen was really close to breaking.

  285. 285 Corry said at 3:32 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    that’s Joe Haden down.

  286. 286 xeynon said at 3:34 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    OK Donnie, time for another pooch punt.

  287. 287 BobSmith77 said at 3:35 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    32 pass plays/26 runs plays. Pederson has brought balance to the Force so far . . .

  288. 288 SeanofDead said at 3:35 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Who do I root against more…Cowboys or Giants?

  289. 289 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:36 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Cowboys. they are evil.

  290. 290 Jarock said at 3:36 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Cowboys. Not even close.

  291. 291 A_T_G said at 3:36 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Root for the meteorite.

  292. 292 xeynon said at 3:36 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Easy, you root for a meteor to strike the stadium.

  293. 293 Spooonius said at 3:36 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Cowboys. No question.

  294. 294 scratcherk said at 3:36 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    theres that sack

  295. 295 scratcherk said at 3:37 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    cowboys, no question

  296. 296 scratcherk said at 3:37 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    see below.

  297. 297 Corry said at 3:37 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The Dline is feeling it now.

  298. 298 Greg Richards said at 3:37 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Connor Barwin. Pass rush starting to amp up. Don’t have to worry about running game as much now.

  299. 299 SeanofDead said at 3:37 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Barwin beating the 9time pro bowler there

  300. 300 Insomniac said at 3:37 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    RG3 looks pissed during that sack.

  301. 301 Spooonius said at 3:38 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nice block, good discipline not to launch.

  302. 302 Kohlhaas said at 3:38 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    This is the pressure I expected in the first half.

  303. 303 A_T_G said at 3:39 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nice completely useless and penalty-inviting block on the return.

  304. 304 xeynon said at 3:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    On first glance it looked like a potential horse collar call against Crowell as well.

  305. 305 Greg Richards said at 3:39 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    One nice drive that results in points, even a FG, should seal it.

  306. 306 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Run Ball. Eat Clock. Win game.

  307. 307 BC1968 said at 3:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Eat clock, whew, my eyes deceived me for a second.

  308. 308 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Wishful thinking gets the best of us.

  309. 309 scratcherk said at 3:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    we’re leading TOP, woot!

  310. 310 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    We won TOP, 31+ min already. When’s the last time that happened?

  311. 311 Spooonius said at 3:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    TOP is overrated. How are we looking for smoothies?

  312. 312 A_T_G said at 3:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    TOP doesn’t matter, right?

  313. 313 Corry said at 3:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I really wish we could have drafted Carl Nassib.

  314. 314 xeynon said at 3:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Would’ve taken a 3rd round pick. I’ll take Wentz.

  315. 315 wee2424 said at 5:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Maybe I’m missing something, but we did have a 3rd round pick

  316. 316 scratcherk said at 3:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’ll take some garbage time FPs for Mathews.

  317. 317 xeynon said at 3:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Seen some clever commercials today but little kids singing hair metal doesn’t do it for me.

  318. 318 Corry said at 3:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’ll take that over the new MacGyver.

  319. 319 BobSmith77 said at 3:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The worst are the promos for the new Kevin James show . . .

  320. 320 Corry said at 3:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    yeah that looks fairly awful too.

  321. 321 BC1968 said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Kevin Blart

  322. 322 BobSmith77 said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Baffled by people who find him funny even the geriatric audience that watches CBS sitcoms . . .

    Then again I don’t watch much TV

  323. 323 BobSmith77 said at 3:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I did like the Geico commercial with Ice T and the kids lemonade stand.

  324. 324 BobSmith77 said at 3:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Start mixing in a bit more Barner here. Looked decisive so far.

  325. 325 Jarock said at 3:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Don’t let MM hear you say that.

  326. 326 Iskar36 said at 3:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I know MM is not a fan of Barner, but EVERY time someone mentioned Barner, MM is brought up. Did Barner kick his dog or something?

  327. 327 Jarock said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’d drop it, but MM regularly still spews his hatred of Barner on here. He still hasn’t forgiven him for making the team over Mostert.

  328. 328 A_T_G said at 3:42 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nice local selection:

  329. 329 scratcherk said at 3:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    why did i bench jordan…. SIGH.

  330. 330 Corry said at 3:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    You have to do again next week. I”m sorry. It’s for the good of the team and season.

  331. 331 Spooonius said at 3:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I kept him in, so I get to play him all season. Sorry scratcherk.

  332. 332 SeanofDead said at 3:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    100+yards for Matthews now

  333. 333 Spooonius said at 3:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    It looks to me like Peters moves early on every down.

  334. 334 Jarock said at 3:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He’s always gotten off exceptionally quickly. It’s close every time.

  335. 335 Spooonius said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I know, I just can’t get used to it. I always expect a penalty

  336. 336 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He’s been doing that for years. I don’t know how.

  337. 337 Greg Richards said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    If he times it just right, he gets off a little bit early but the officials don’t have the eye speed to process it.

  338. 338 A_T_G said at 3:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I don’t want to overhype things, but we get to watch that Wentz-Matthews connection for years to come.

  339. 339 Greg Richards said at 3:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Eagles need to get back enough yards to get into comfortable FG range.

  340. 340 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Okay. There’s the Andy Reid influence we’ve been waiting for.

  341. 341 Insomniac said at 3:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    At this rate, Wentz is going to throw for 40+ passes.

  342. 342 John Galt said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Ugly

  343. 343 Corry said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That’s just kind of the way things go for the Browns.

  344. 344 Greg Richards said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Agholor saving Wentz/Huff. Miracle.

  345. 345 A_T_G said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    NOW can we run it?

  346. 346 xeynon said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I love how they’re running the play clock down under 5 seconds every time. This is how you protect a lead.

  347. 347 Insomniac said at 3:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Aghs!?

  348. 348 Ark87 said at 3:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Who would have thought his habit of not blocking on plays like that would actually work out

  349. 349 Corry said at 3:47 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    ON Wentz?

  350. 350 A_T_G said at 3:47 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Abs does really well when someone else takes care of the drop first.

  351. 351 Howie Littlefinger said at 3:47 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Ags was actually awake and caught the ball again

  352. 352 BobSmith77 said at 3:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He had a shot of expresso at half time and before the game.

  353. 353 John Galt said at 3:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    And there goes FG range

  354. 354 Greg Richards said at 3:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    God damn, they’re killing themselves.

  355. 355 RC5000 said at 3:51 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Refs only one killing Eagles today.

  356. 356 Insomniac said at 3:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They finally got JP

  357. 357 BobSmith77 said at 3:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I said in the thread yesterday that the Browns were one of the few teams in the NFL that you could legitimately say ‘they suck’

    Nothing I have seen today changes my mind otherwise. Just one bad team on both sides of the ball.

  358. 358 Jarock said at 3:51 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    This is true. It’s also true that many people have been predicting the Eagles would only win 5 games. While I don’t think that’s impossible, the Eagles looked good enough today that I think that’s improbable.

  359. 359 xeynon said at 3:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    One thing I don’t buy anymore is that trading Bradford is going to hurt our chances to win this season. Looks to me like Wentz for him is a wash at worst.

  360. 360 BobSmith77 said at 3:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I was in the 6-game prediction and I’ll still stand by it. This game didn’t show that much.

    Beat the shittiest team in the NFL at home. Nice to see a W but Bears are more interesting matchup for several reasons.

  361. 361 BobSmith77 said at 3:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yeah they beat a team they should beat. Didn’t really kill themselves with ill-advised penalties or turnovers.

    Execution problems on offense but I expected that and for much of the early going too.

  362. 362 Jarock said at 4:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They beat a bad team soundly. No, it wasn’t always pretty, but we play in a horrible division where most of the teams are about the same level as the Eagles. I’m not on the, “We’re going to win 10 or 11 games and go to the SB” bandwagon, but I think 8-8 is very possible.

    Eagles had issues on offense but showed promise as well. D played well. Could have been better, but I’m perfectly happy with giving up 10 and let’s face it, 7 were a gift from the refs.

  363. 363 Spooonius said at 3:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Sorry guys.

  364. 364 SeanofDead said at 3:48 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    need the fly swatters back from Chip…too many batted down balls

  365. 365 John Galt said at 3:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Adjustment process. Angles are tougher in NFL than FCS. He will get it

  366. 366 BobSmith77 said at 3:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Back to remedial trigonometry.

    ‘soh cah toa’ wentz, soh cah toa

  367. 367 A_T_G said at 3:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The Ice-T lemonade commercial made me laugh.

  368. 368 BobSmith77 said at 3:51 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I did too but ask me again after I see it for the 253rd time this NFL season in Jan.

  369. 369 daveH said at 4:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    In Oct

  370. 370 Ark87 said at 3:51 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    loved it once. I can tolerate it for now because I happen to enjoy Ice-T, iced tea, and lemonade

  371. 371 BobSmith77 said at 3:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Arnold Palmers? Not a fan unless it is some really good lemonade.

  372. 372 Crus57 said at 3:51 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I’m somewhat puzzled that GamePass made a big deal of blocking the commercials during preseason, but I’ve seen every one since I’ve been watching today.

  373. 373 scratcherk said at 3:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    should be IG in the EZ

  374. 374 A_T_G said at 3:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Unleash the hounds!

  375. 375 Spooonius said at 3:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    How is that not a safety?

  376. 376 Dragon_Eagle said at 3:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Ow

  377. 377 scratcherk said at 3:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    oo, he got knocked the f up.

  378. 378 Greg Richards said at 3:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Jalen Mills will hit you.

  379. 379 Insomniac said at 3:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    or just flat out miss.

  380. 380 BobSmith77 said at 3:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He reminds me of one of the old Madden games (mid-90s) when you dive and could look quite ridiculous in the missed tackle attempt.

  381. 381 Spooonius said at 3:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    especially if you run right into him head on as he’s trying to keep you inbounds

  382. 382 A_T_G said at 3:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Mills broke RGIII

  383. 383 scratcherk said at 3:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    garbage td for mathews please

  384. 384 Greg Richards said at 3:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Run ball, run the clock.

  385. 385 A_T_G said at 3:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    For Matthews, please.

  386. 386 Corry said at 3:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He’s *really* trying to get you that TD.

  387. 387 scratcherk said at 3:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    i appreciate his concern for my fantasy team.

  388. 388 scratcherk said at 3:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    way to break RGIII in his first game in garbage time browns.

  389. 389 John Galt said at 3:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Love this D

  390. 390 Spooonius said at 3:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    RGII got his bell rung.

  391. 391 daveH said at 4:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Did u do that on purpose? Funny. . All 3 RGs got bells rung

  392. 392 Spooonius said at 4:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    no, but I wish I had.

  393. 393 daveH said at 6:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Well lets use it nevertheless. U still get credit fir Stumbling into a good one

  394. 394 BC1968 said at 3:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    So much for the defense isn’t playing well bullshit.

  395. 395 Aaron said at 3:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    th e D line was non existant for a long time

  396. 396 Duracell said at 3:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They weren’t doing a good job earlier, but I do think it was somewhat by design earlier for the ends not to lose the edge, based on RGIII’s running ability. Now they have their ears pinned back and are getting home.

  397. 397 BC1968 said at 3:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Did they even give up 20 yards the whole second half? lol

  398. 398 Tumtum said at 4:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Exactly. Lets also not forget that they have an ok line…with the best LT in football.

  399. 399 SeanofDead said at 3:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Rg3 looks high

  400. 400 A_T_G said at 3:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Always.

  401. 401 scratcherk said at 3:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    /concussed.

  402. 402 RC5000 said at 3:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Don’t think he’s feeling too high right now.

  403. 403 scratcherk said at 3:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    give the man a td!!!

  404. 404 xeynon said at 3:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Andrew Hawkins is about 5’2″. Not the guy is throw a jump ball to on fourth down.

  405. 405 scratcherk said at 3:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    good win ya’ll

  406. 406 oreofestar said at 3:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yep good stuff

  407. 407 Howie Littlefinger said at 3:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Even better that Wentz looks legit

  408. 408 Spooonius said at 3:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I think now we know a few things: 1. Carson is pretty good 2. Pederson is not Andy 3. the browns still stink

  409. 409 A_T_G said at 3:57 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Throw a fade to DGB, just to scare future opponents.

  410. 410 Insomniac said at 3:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    yes please

  411. 411 Tumtum said at 3:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    If Wentz can keep this up he should be at least as good this year as SamB would of been.

  412. 412 scratcherk said at 4:00 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    if he keeps this up, he’ll be much much better

  413. 413 scratcherk said at 4:00 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    THanks for the TD mathews.

  414. 414 A_T_G said at 4:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    You earned it.

  415. 415 Greg Richards said at 4:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Game, set, match.

  416. 416 Checkdown Charlie said at 4:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He deserved that
    Good game Ryan

  417. 417 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Beau Allen the Fullback. love it.

  418. 418 Corry said at 4:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    LOL Peters caught him mid air and put him down gently.

  419. 419 Ark87 said at 4:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    favorite moment of the game

  420. 420 SeanofDead said at 4:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    LOL… Peters showing strong hands from his days as a TE

  421. 421 BobSmith77 said at 4:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Eagles in my suicide pool worked out well today. I am going to try to ride whoever the Browns’ play especially on the road.

    Have all of the makings of a 1-win road team.

  422. 422 xeynon said at 4:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Run the FB dive to Beau Allen.

  423. 423 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    OH, its coming.

  424. 424 ICDogg said at 4:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Like a Sturgis
    Kicking for the very first time

  425. 425 jmh said at 4:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    JP did not signal for a fair catch. He could have run with that.

  426. 426 Mitchell said at 4:02 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The Jason Peters catch of Ryan Mathews is my favorite moment of the season thus far! Lol

  427. 427 wee2424 said at 4:29 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I can’t wait to see it in GIF.

  428. 428 BobSmith77 said at 4:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Didn’t expect this easy of a win. I had the Eagles covering the 3.5 but I thought it was going to be a 6-10 pt margin.

  429. 429 anon said at 4:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    defense is crazy

  430. 430 Howie Littlefinger said at 4:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Defense looked fresh in second half

  431. 431 A_T_G said at 4:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    But, but…TOP means nothing?

  432. 432 daveH said at 4:37 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    How many plays did we run ??

  433. 433 BobSmith77 said at 4:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    So fresh and so clean clean

  434. 434 BobSmith77 said at 4:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I didn’t see them scoring 29 pts. I figured it was going to be a low-scoring game that the Eagles won with Vegas giving too much credit to a shitty Browns’ team.

    Curious to see the line on the Eagles’ game next week.

  435. 435 RC5000 said at 4:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    How you like him now, Hue?

  436. 436 Howie Littlefinger said at 4:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That makes it even more poetic for Wentz debut

  437. 437 xeynon said at 4:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    As soon as I saw that story about how the Browns passed him up because they didn’t think he had the potential to be a top 20 QB, I thought “that’s it, he’s probably going to be the next Brady, win 6 Super Bowls, and end up in Canton”. That franchise is the George Costanza of the NFL – a team that did precisely the opposite of whatever they thought was best would end up building a dynasty.

  438. 438 A_T_G said at 4:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They ran it?! We need sack stats!

  439. 439 Greg Richards said at 4:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I know they’re not defending run and running clock helps you, but tackle before 15 yards!

    Okay, I’m nitpicking.

  440. 440 Ark87 said at 4:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Gotta say, I kinda feel sympathy for RGIII now that he’s not a Redskin. No one deserved QBing for the Browns

  441. 441 xeynon said at 4:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I just want to savor the fact that we seem to have gotten first and fourth round picks to upgrade at QB. So nice to have a competent GM back in charge.

  442. 442 Crus57 said at 4:07 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I don’t know how good Wentz looked overall, but don’t judge him based on the Browns. I don’t think many QBs are going to look bad playing them this season.

  443. 443 BobSmith77 said at 4:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He did face some pressure today – 2 sacks, 8 QB hits.

    His touch was lacking on a lot of short passes and he had some batted balls but he didn’t make any ill-advised passing/running decisions. That to me was huge especially in his debut with almost no preseason play.

    He played within the game plan and didn’t make one bone-headed decision. Contrast that to a Vick or Sanchez.

  444. 444 xeynon said at 4:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He was up and down, but more the former than the latter. But Bradford would’ve been also, and Wentz made several throws today I don’t think I’ve ever seen Sammy B make. I’m not putting him in Canton just yet, but I don’t think there’s any way we’re looking at a downgrade at QB from that trade. At worst it’s a lateral move.

  445. 445 D3FB said at 4:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Standing in the pocket on third and fourth down getting blasted and completing passes beyond the sticks is automatically an upgrade.

  446. 446 xeynon said at 4:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Agreed. I did notice him lock onto his first read a few times, he threw a little hot and low on some of the short passes, and while there were no bad decisions today I think we’ll likely see some hiccups in judgment at times given that he’s a rookie. Overall Bradford might be able to equal him with veteran savvy. But in regard to sheer physical talent Wentz clearly has a higher ceiling. He reminds me a bit of Roethlisberger.

  447. 447 Ark87 said at 4:07 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    3rd and long wasn’t our defense’s weakness for once, that was nice

  448. 448 Insomniac said at 4:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Geez this Packers-Jaguars game is crazy right now

  449. 449 Jarock said at 4:10 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Holy hell, yes.

  450. 450 RC5000 said at 4:13 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Chiefs just tied SD with a minute left.

  451. 451 Insomniac said at 4:13 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yea just saw that, Packers finally closed out the game.

  452. 452 RC5000 said at 4:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Matthews 7-114, 1 TD. 14 targets

    34 rushes, 37 pass attempts

    Wentz 101.0 Rating

  453. 453 jshort said at 4:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    how many passing yds for
    wentz?

  454. 454 RC5000 said at 4:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    278

  455. 455 jshort said at 4:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    a lot more than I would have guessed in his first game! TY

  456. 456 BobSmith77 said at 4:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Balance

  457. 457 Tumtum said at 4:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I will say. Good game played by both teams. The signs of good coaching were there for both teams. Not a sloppy game in the least. Sure we had some drops, but that is to be expected at this point.

    The difference was the offense today. Our skill positions and QB were clearly better than the opposition. JMat looked good vs Haden. RM and Mike’s guy both looked good behind a line that did its job.

    The Browns adjusted their offense, and our D adjusted accordingly.

    Good win.

  458. 458 xeynon said at 4:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I wouldn’t go so far as to say the Browns played a good game. That wild snap and the fake punt were both worthy of football follies, and they had plenty of other bad plays as well. Still, I agree it was a good win.

  459. 459 Tumtum said at 8:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Meant more along the line of few mental errors and penalties. Bad snaps happen. Bad plays are drawn. Doesnt mean they were horrific. Not good by any stretch. That was a bettwr team than the Eagles were last year for sure

  460. 460 RobNE said at 4:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Didn’t see game but carsons stats look good. I know it’s the Browns but that first td was a big boy throw.

  461. 461 wee2424 said at 4:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The 2nd was even better.

  462. 462 Ark87 said at 4:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nice game happening for Andy as well. Some interesting games happened, a good week 1.

    Wait who do we want to win in Dallas vs Giants

  463. 463 Jarock said at 4:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Best answer from earlier . . . . root for a meteor to hit.

  464. 464 Jarock said at 4:25 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Credit xenyon

  465. 465 daveH said at 4:27 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Xenyon Barner nice job

  466. 466 HawaiianEagle said at 4:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    NYG. Just CANNOT ever root for the girls.

  467. 467 Jarock said at 4:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Just glanced at the box score. We were disappointed with the defense. Gave up 120 yards rushing, and 30 of them were in garbage time. Under 200 yards passing. A turnover and a sack. That’s a really solid opening game.

  468. 468 anon said at 4:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    safety

  469. 469 Greg Richards said at 4:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Chiefs were down 21-3. Now tied 27-27.

    I want an Eagles-Chiefs Super Bowl.

  470. 470 HawaiianEagle said at 4:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    2019

  471. 471 Jarock said at 4:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Think positive. 2017 season is possible 🙂

  472. 472 wee2424 said at 4:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Would somewhat lessen the blow for me if we lost.

  473. 473 DarthBanner said at 4:17 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Well, it was the Browns, and we’ll see what happens as the league gets more tape on him, but Wentz definitely looked like a starter with potential to be a star

  474. 474 RC5000 said at 4:19 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Cox 1 sack 1 tfl, 2 QB hits
    Graham 1 sack 1 tfl, 2 QB hits
    Barwin 1 sack 1 tfl, 1 QB hit

  475. 475 RC5000 said at 4:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    KC – SD going to OT

  476. 476 Greg Richards said at 4:22 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Damn, Raiders just went for 2 instead of sending game into overtime. Converted, flag on field. On Saints. Lead 35-34 with 47 seconds left.

  477. 477 anon said at 4:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    yeah great game

  478. 478 Greg Richards said at 4:27 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    NO trying 61-yard FG for the win. Unlikely but in a dome.

    No good! Raiders win.

  479. 479 Jarock said at 4:29 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I have no faith in either Dallas or NY’s defense. Still, hope we get a Sanchize siting 🙂

  480. 480 Fufina said at 4:31 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I want Dak to suck. This stupid hype train needs to stop asap – he does not have the throwing ability to be an NFL QB making big boy throws.

  481. 481 Jarock said at 4:35 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Don’t expect the Giants to make him look bad. 100 million spent on D and they still suck.

  482. 482 wee2424 said at 4:49 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He very much does have the throwing ability to play in this league. It is unfortunate but true. He just has to put it all together, and so far it doesn’t seem as though he is having too difficult of a time.

  483. 483 Insomniac said at 4:30 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Some close games were on today might be worth watching if you have the ability to.

    JAX-GB
    NO-OAK
    SD-KC

  484. 484 Jarock said at 4:37 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    May need to invest in NFL replay.

  485. 485 Insomniac said at 4:30 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Damn what a hit on Elliot

  486. 486 Kohlhaas said at 4:32 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    hopefully the giants/cowboys both kill each other and had their own version of bounty bowl.

  487. 487 Greg Richards said at 4:38 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Chiefs win. I still root for Big Red.

  488. 488 KillaKadafi said at 4:46 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    As do I.

    I follow Maclin as well, can’t help but root for the both of them.

    However, just looking at the pass-run ratio frustrates the life out of me and makes me thankful that as an eagles fan we don’t have to put up with that anymore (touch wood)

  489. 489 Julescat said at 4:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Maclin get concussed today?

  490. 490 FairOaks said at 5:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They were way behind today… had to throw (and completed the comeback). Normally Reid runs a lot more in KC than he did here. He at least knew enough not to take Morninwheg with him to KC.

  491. 491 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:44 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I don’t think Chase Daniel could have done that today.
    ..
    Beating the Browns isn’t impressive, but how Wentz beat them was really impressive stuff… I was really surprised to see him play so much out of the pocket and look pretty good doing it..
    .
    How many gifted mobile QBs DONT run at all in their debut? rare, most need to especially early in their career. Wentz didn’t need to run, we didn’t need to roll him out all day either. im shocked by how well prepared he looked from the pocket not even having played in the last month.. Also surprised he didn’t have to lean on his tight ends all day, and was even able to hopefully build some confidence in Agholar who had a really nice day. jordan Mathews is going to have a monster season
    ..
    It won’t be all sunshine and candy canes with the rookie, but this kid undeniably has that IT FACTOR… notice how Wentz didmt give two shits about Joe Haden being on the field, he didn’t avoid him, went after him as if he was anyone..,
    ..
    really Promising stuff

  492. 492 HawaiianEagle said at 4:51 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Didnt get game locally. Kendricks play?

  493. 493 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yes, but not too much because we were in Nickel a lot, and we went with Bradham and Hicks in Nickel

  494. 494 HawaiianEagle said at 4:54 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Ty

  495. 495 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:52 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Pederson coached a real nice game. He had some stretched of real nice play calling. coached with some balls, had faith allowing the rookie to go for it on 4th down…. I can’t say the same about Hugh Jackson. WTF was that Fake punt? For a general manager, a head coach and defendwrs who all ran their mouths bashing Wentz in the media, he sure made that Franchise look silly today… good for him, and this was a team win, all 3 phases of the game played well.
    ..
    Once we got a nice lead, the DL was able to take over. Great sack by Barwin beating Joe T
    ..
    ROCKIN Rod Mcleod had a heckuva debut!

    On to Chicago! Like the Browns, their pass rush isnt anything Special. only had 1 sack today and it came from LB Travathan blitzing. but it’s never easy for a young QB on the road, but it’s a manageable matchup, hopefully we take advantage and start the season 2-0

  496. 496 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:53 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Dallas O-line vs. Giants D-line. Its a joke. I could complete down the field passes in this match up. Boys line is dominating.

  497. 497 HawaiianEagle said at 4:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Dak train be full steam tomorrow…

  498. 498 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He looks good. Hate to admit it. O-line is giving him all the help he could ask for, but he looks good.

  499. 499 HawaiianEagle said at 5:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    His receivers are WIDE open…

  500. 500 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yeah I need to wait to see what he looks like after he takes some big hits and gets roughed up before I can buy the Dak Hype,
    ..
    So impressive to see how Well Wentz responded to some pretty big hits today. He never get rattled. Never saw happy feet, never even felt the need to start running… That’s the type of shit that matters, not whether Dak can throw a jump ball to Dez from a clean pocket

  501. 501 RC5000 said at 5:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Way too early to say. Need to see him under some pressure more.

  502. 502 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:56 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Lol Giamts spent a ton on their DL
    ..
    But the real joke is pathetic Giants OL, vs Non existent Dallas DL

  503. 503 Sean Stott said at 5:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I usually only bet $10 or $20 on games to make it more interesting.

    I saw the -3.5 line for GB vs. JAX and thought that was completely ridiculous so I bet $100 on GB, because duh. Boy that was a close one. Feels good tho to win it with just .5 pts left.

  504. 504 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yeah Jax are a trendy team to rise this year. May be something to it.

  505. 505 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:06 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    anyone happen to catch The Hugh Jackson press Confrence? Hope the media łet him have it

  506. 506 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Wentz Highlights. Enjoy

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/no-2-pick-carson-wentz-sparkles-in-his-philadelphia-eagles-debut-202335303.html

  507. 507 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:09 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Lol The dallas defense is just a joke.

  508. 508 RC5000 said at 5:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    No safety help with Scandrick on OBJ.

  509. 509 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:16 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    the Giants defense is equally funny, but more expensive.

  510. 510 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Lol Eli might throw for 500 against this defense, Eli must be in heaven, he is facing the one DL that sucks so bad that they can’t take advantage of the Giants weak OL

  511. 511 kid said at 5:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    leaving ODB 1 on 1 is idiotic smh

  512. 512 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Billy Davis disagrees.

  513. 513 kid said at 5:13 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    HA!

  514. 514 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:15 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    The Cunundrum is Dallas Pathetic DL will never generate pressure rushiñg only 4…

  515. 515 RobNE said at 5:18 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    So people that saw the game tell me your thoughts on wentz. HOF or GOAT?

  516. 516 Insomniac said at 5:19 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Could be a top 5 QB one day.

  517. 517 Will Mahoney said at 5:19 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Not a top 20 QB

  518. 518 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    It was a really good start. Some mistakes, but nothing that can’t be worked out. Made a few really beautiful throws – both TDs and a few 1st downs. No panic. Made good decisions throughout. Didn’t have to use his athleticism for us to generate offense.

    Nothing but highly encouraging.

  519. 519 RobNE said at 5:22 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    So we traded Bradford away and it cost us nothing.

  520. 520 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    During the game, several of us went, Wow – Bradford would/could not make that throw. Bradford trade looks awesome. Get Howie a beer.

  521. 521 RobNE said at 7:01 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    cool thanks for this

  522. 522 daveH said at 6:33 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    (11 million paid in march )

  523. 523 Fufina said at 5:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    They will rename HoF to Hall of Wentz.

    He got confused by some of the formations the Browns brought in the 2nd quarter, but they sorted it out after half time and he seemed to read the field better and speed up the game.

    Some of his passes were beautiful, power, accuracy and touch at times. Loved how he controlled the game presnap and seemed to execute that aspect of the game better than any QB i remember in a rookie year let alone their first start. Showed enough to be really excited about the future.

  524. 524 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:33 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    If he leads us to a win against the Steelers, then this becomes Wentzylvania
    ..
    #GingerGunslinger

  525. 525 anon said at 5:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    From a bradford lover he was a little slow to process but also made some really good throws, especially deep and on the run. Hard to make anything of this game b/c we’re playing literally the worst team in the league.

  526. 526 wee2424 said at 5:38 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I think there is A LOT to make of this game. I understand it was against the Browns, but he showed some things that an NFL QB needs.

  527. 527 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    My thoughts are Thank You Cleveland…. Looks like they picked the wrong yeàr to start passing on QBs in the draft. And if they really think RG3 can be their Savior, then God bless their simple hearts

  528. 528 Will Mahoney said at 5:39 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Just waiting for Deshaun

  529. 529 daveH said at 6:30 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Not goat. Legit. Comfortable and confident. Real arm, knows how to use it

  530. 530 anon said at 5:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Who looks better Wentz or Prescott?

  531. 531 kid said at 5:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Wentz. Prescott has a better suppoting cast and still only has 6 pts to show for it.

  532. 532 Will Mahoney said at 5:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Not his fault his WRs dropped 2 TDs.

  533. 533 Insomniac said at 5:25 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Prescott gets so much time just to make like a 7 yard throw that it actually disgusts me.

  534. 534 Will Mahoney said at 5:30 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Hard to say. They both look like they can play in the league. Dak is getting a cleaner pocket and less pressure.

  535. 535 daveH said at 6:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Worse… pprescott bettrr than romo

  536. 536 daveH said at 6:38 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    We will have easily 10-15 yrs to watch & determine
    ..
    Dak better than Romo unfortunately

  537. 537 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:25 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Danny Shelton wasnt a major Factor today, and our run game was solid, so I assume Kelce had a pretty solid game? Hopefully having bulked up makes a difference. We ghas success running to both sides today.
    .
    Mills looked like he held his own but hopefully the Leodis injury isn’t serious
    .
    Barner gave us a spark
    ..
    I hate to say it, but the most Dissapointing player on offense today was Sproles with a few costly drops, but he is proven enough to give him the benefit of the doubt.
    ..
    The most important thing we accomplished today was getting Agholar going. hopefully he Can build on this solid game

  538. 538 RobNE said at 5:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Um I think the most imp thing was 11.

  539. 539 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:32 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yeah but that’s obvious low hanging fruit

    Apparently when Pederson and Reicht were raving about him being ready for this, they weren’t blowing smoke up our ass

  540. 540 Insomniac said at 5:32 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I know it’s just one game and it was against the Browns but Doug seems like a very solid coach. Maybe it’s just a breath of fresh air from Chip Kelly’s incompetence but I’m pro Doug Pederson now.

  541. 541 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Good play calling
    ..
    solid with penalties for the most part Outside of our starting OL needing to familiarize themselves with Wentz Cadence cleaning up the false starts.
    ..
    dominated time of possession for the first time in Years
    ..
    Coached with some Balls, showed faith in the kid and the offense going for it on 4th.
    ..
    Most important, they managed to prepare the kid for this even tho he was the 3rd string QB all offseason
    .,
    It was one game, but Pederson and his Staff deserve to be praised for today.. The challenges will get tougher, but hopefully we will improve too.
    ..
    pederson, schwartz, Greg Lewis, Fipp, Reicht, DiFilipo, Duce all deserve a tip of their Cap for our first test..

  542. 542 FairOaks said at 5:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He does seem like a guy who won’t outsmart himself. That part is good.

    Kelly was only bizarrely incompetent his last year, though that year was bad enough to obliterate lots of good memories the first two.

  543. 543 kid said at 5:33 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Should have gotten Ramsey. They need him.

  544. 544 John Galt said at 5:39 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    No pressure either way in this giants girls game

  545. 545 Fufina said at 5:40 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    My Stafford start x2 in Fantasy is looking good so far. Everyone is getting fired in Indy – the fact you cannot build a semi competent team around Luck is just awful mismanagement.

  546. 546 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:43 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Grigson and Pagano have to go… Unfortunately they can’t fire their owner

  547. 547 Jernst said at 6:22 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Indy is the most overrated team and Luck is the most overrated QB of the past 5 years. That team is hot garbage.

  548. 548 BobSmith77 said at 5:41 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Easily the play of the game was the 4 and 4 completion to Ertz for the 1st down from the Browns’ 41.

    It was still 15-10 at that point in a close game and Wentz stood in there to take a decent hit from the unblocked blitzing LB. Eagles never looked back after that play.

  549. 549 BobSmith77 said at 5:45 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I love maniac Eagles’ fans. In the postgame, Roseman is a genius, Wentz is ‘the real deal’ and almost every caller is talking 9 or 10 wins and playoffs.

    They won a game against the worst team in the NFL at home. This was a game they should have won and did.

    I was just hoping Wentz came out today and didn’t hurt their chances of winning today. He did that and more today. Gives you something to watch now in the early going & hopefully some competitive football in the process.

  550. 550 Bert's Bells said at 6:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Beating a bunch of crap teams got Washington into the playoffs last year.

  551. 551 BobSmith77 said at 6:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    True. Next week is another one of those games too.

    If get to 3-1 at the bye, I can understand a bit more optimistism about the playoffs.

  552. 552 Jernst said at 6:21 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Roseman is a genius, Wentz does look like the real deal…I’m still only projecting an 8 win ceiling because the Oline sucks, the WRs are atrocious, RB is a ticking time bomb and the defense gave RG3 all day to throw today.

  553. 553 daveH said at 6:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Id love yo see a few less hits taken by CW

  554. 554 BobSmith77 said at 6:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    That was the OL especially in the 1st half. I thought Wentz held on to the ball too long for one sack but most of the pressure generated on him & sacks/hits weren’t due to Wentz.

  555. 555 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:50 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Playing against this cowboy defense must be so much fun. Average secondary, playing behind no pass rush, two of three LB’s are average at best. Dak is lucky they have a great offense, because the kid will have to put up 30pts a game just to have a shot at winning
    ..
    I love how much our DL usually gets up to play the Cowboys OL, and how our DL has been dominating the Giants OL for years
    ..
    kurt Cousins is the real division X factor. If last year Wasnt a Fluke, they are probably more well rounded then the Cowboys and Giants, curious to see if Josh Norman is as good as he was in Carolina

  556. 556 mksp said at 5:51 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    This season is about Carson Wentz looking poised, playing with composure, and flashing big time throws.

    He did all that today. A lot to clean up, but looked like a franchise QB.

    Can’t ask for much more, even it was against the Browns.

    Thought OL looked bad.

  557. 557 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:55 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    We need dallas to start the year on a nice little losing streak instead of building confidence that they can win without Romo. After what they went thru without Romo last year, starting the season on a losing streak could really mess with that teams Psyche… Rooting for the Giants hard today, since we OWN the Giants anyway

  558. 558 Jernst said at 6:18 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Good point

  559. 559 John Galt said at 5:58 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    39:20 to 20:40 TOP today. Thank you Doug. F you Chip

  560. 560 anon said at 6:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    it’s the browns

  561. 561 oreofestar said at 6:15 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Yeah like what I saw from Wentz for game 1 but generally I need to see this team against a real squad before I have any serious optimism

  562. 562 Greg Richards said at 6:18 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    What’s amazing is they had that type of TOP but still threw it a ton.

  563. 563 daveH said at 6:20 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I dont get it exactly .. but i get it

  564. 564 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:59 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    WTF Eli?

  565. 565 Dragon_Eagle said at 6:03 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Elliott is going to be a good to great RB for about 3 years. Then he’s going to fall off a cliff. He’s getting punished and runs violently. Only AP can get away with that.

  566. 566 RC5000 said at 6:05 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He’s very young., not sure he’ll be over the hill at 24.

  567. 567 oreofestar said at 6:14 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I think he will be good for longer than that…he’s like 21 I don’t think he will just be done in 3 years

  568. 568 Dave said at 6:24 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    He may end up like Ryan Mathews.

  569. 569 RC5000 said at 6:31 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Mathews played every game in his 4th year but maybe he will have constant issues.

  570. 570 daveH said at 6:19 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Well Dak will be better for longer .. Wentz/Prescott 15 yrs of NFC rivalry

  571. 571 xeynon said at 6:04 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Love 12 year veteran Eli Manning throwing the kind of inexplicable, boneheaded interception we worried about rookie Carson Wentz throwing.

  572. 572 Will Mahoney said at 6:08 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    LOL he threw it before he even looked over there

  573. 573 Ark87 said at 6:11 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Seattle and Miami are kicking the crap out of eachother. Old school football game

  574. 574 xeynon said at 6:12 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Nice to see Morris Claiborne still sucks.

  575. 575 Jernst said at 6:17 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Wentz absolutely looks like the real deal. I went on record before the draft saying from the limited tape I saw that Goff was more ready than Wentz by quite a bit. I’m happy to say I was very wrong. One game…blah, blah, blah…You can tell when you see Webtz in live action, up close that he has “IT”. We made the right choice. I have no idea how good he’ll become but I have ultimate confidence in the kid progressing quickly to that ceiling. After just one offseason of pro coaching the kid has fixed most of the pocket concerns I was worried about and looks like a 10 year starter in the making. And, despite playing against a trash team today he put up almost 300 yards 2TDs and no picks with absolutely no help from the rest of his offense save one Zach Ertz one handed catch. Love what I saw today.

  576. 576 Will Mahoney said at 6:19 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Id say Matthews came up big today. Browns had no answer for him in the slot or on the outside. He had two silly drops but he also bailed out the QB with some diving catches

  577. 577 RC5000 said at 6:22 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I know what you’re saying, Matthews played well but I wouldn’t say on the one he bailed out Wentz. It was a very good throw only Matthews could get.

  578. 578 Dave said at 6:23 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Seems that Wentz throws the ball up and expectant receiver to catch when in single man coverage. I think it makes the receivers concentrate more on the catch.

  579. 579 BobSmith77 said at 6:22 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Dave Spadaro – ‘That is an impressive debut as you will ever see.’

    I have come to really enjoy Dave’s hyperbole and the inevitable counter reaction it generates.

  580. 580 BobSmith77 said at 6:25 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I agreed with Spadaro though that it showed a lot of faith the Eagles let Wentz take that many pass attempts today and most importantly go for it on 4 & 4 at a critical junction with a pass play.

  581. 581 Dave said at 6:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    I think it was more about the number of plays they ran vs number of passes thrown. 73 plays is a lot, hard to run it 50 times in a game. Pretty good balance IMO.

  582. 582 Jernst said at 6:39 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    Amazing that we ran more plays than the average Chip game but still dominated time of possession…funny how it’s totally possible to do both.

  583. 583 anon said at 7:28 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    it’s the browns

  584. 584 Jernst said at 6:26 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    One thing I noticed was that Clevelands safeties and CBs had no respect for our WRs. They played press all game with both safeties within 8 yards of the LOS. I was shocked we didn’t take more shots. Only two, the over throw to Matthews where he seemed to stop running for no reason and the TD to Agholar. Other than that we let them crowd the line. Hopefully Doug takes the training wheels off Wentz soon and someone steps up as a legitimate deep threat.

  585. 585 Greg Richards said at 6:26 PM on September 11th, 2016:

    New thread.