D-Day

Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 34 Comments »

Only a few hours left.

This is a game the Eagles should win.

This is a game the Cowboys can win.

Let me repeat that last part…the Cowboys can win. Sure, they are missing some key parts, but they have a stud QB and other good players. This won’t be the Cleveland Browns out there.

Dak Prescott will need to play a great game on offense and then guys like David Irving and Demarcus Lawrence would need to make impact plays on defense. Those guys have combined for 17.5 sacks and 4 FFs this year. They can make big time plays.

In order for Prescott to play well, the OL has to play infinitely better than they did last week. Byron Bell will start at LT and that doesn’t bode well for Prescott. He’ll be better than Chaz Green, but Bell isn’t a natural LT.

Like I said, this is a game the Eagles should win.

I wrote more on the game for PE.com.

*****

Update on the historically good Eagles run defense.

If the Eagles shut down the Dallas run game and put the ball in Prescott’s hands, that will put even more pressure on him and the OL. Another advantage for the Eagles.

Sunset Shazz put together another outstanding piece on the Eagles, putting their run defense into context. They really are making teams one-dimensional and that has worked really well so far this year.

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  • A_T_G

    I want to make Dak Prescott look like Nathan Peterman.

    • daveH

      ima bout to exxxxxxxxxxplode … ive got my hopes sofa king over selfhyped high and I know that eagles-loss Mondays are extra brutal that I am half over psyched, half worried nervous, half just over doooooo to see the green in action again!

    • Masked Man

      Five picks? I like it!

  • A_T_G

    This Raiders defense is garbage.

    • Patrick

      Del Rio is a super overrated HC, and he has assembled a terrible supporting staff around him. I dont watch them a lot, but apparently both their OC and DC are doing awful. Both look very true tonight.

    • Someguy77

      It’s Brady. It is amazing to watch his do what he does at 40.

      On pace for 5,000+ yards, 35 TDs, 4 INTs. He does that and he is the MVP again.

      Lewis in the Sproles’ all-purpose role and one really decent WR (Cooks). Even Gronk isn’t the same elite caliber any more due to the injuries and normal wear & tear.

      • Dave

        His game over the past few years is based on dinking and dunking with some seam passes to Gronk and the occasional deep ball. Couple that with playing in one of the worst divisions (not only this year but for most of his entire career).

  • daveH

    The media could not be played.
    ..
    what a tease ..seeing Dawk in the videeeee-YO im ready to GO!
    is it me or did the nfl big brother get to that link first ?

  • Masked Man

    (Here’s the standings up to the minute from BGN:)

    NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

    If the season ended today (it doesn’t), these six teams would make the playoffs.

    1 – Philadelphia Eagles: 8-1 overall, 6-0 conference

    2 – Minnesota Vikings: 8-2 overall, 6-1 conference (direct tie-breaker over Saints)

    3 – New Orleans Saints: 8-2 overall, 6-1 conference

    4 – Los Angeles Rams: 7-3 overall, 4-3 conference

    5 – Carolina Panthers: 7-3 overall, 4-3 conference

    6 – Seattle Seahawks: 6-3 overall, 4-2 conference

    https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2017/11/19/16676658/nfc-playoff-picture-eagles-saints-rams-game-vikings-redskins-washington-philadelphia-cowboys-news

  • Corry

    It’s cool that the Birds play so well that they’ll get a lot of prime time games, but man do I prefer the 1:00 time slot.

    Edit: Except when the Ravens are playing at the same time because I apparently live in Ravens country.

    • Crus57

      I tried to convince myself I should go to bed and watch the game tomorrow but… yeah that’s not happening, not like I’d be able to sleep anyway!

    • Dave

      I’m the exact opposite. It’s nice getting stuff done on weekends.

  • Masked Man

    Technically teams are passing 68.62% of the time against the Eagles through 9 weeks. It’s 166 rushes and 529 passes. Teams rush 31.38% of the time. Basically 70/30 right? Maybe even more after tonight’s game.

    • Dave

      Not sure where you got your data but does it count a sack as a run or pass?

      • Masked Man

        Oh the data came from Pro Football Reference. Tommy’s article contained a tweet claiming teams throw 70% against the Eagles.

        That’s an approximate number. The exact math is slightly less but very close.

  • Dude

    I know it’s been said before, but Romo is an absolute pleasure to listen to. He’s just so damn entertaining. His insight is second to none.

    Drew “Balls for days” Pearson was my favorite Cowboy, solely for for his draft stunt, but Romo has surpassed him and it’s not even close.

    (I have a lot of respect for Witten too, but I hope he gets a 24hr virus that strikes right now.)

    • Masked Man

      How ’bout them Cow Pokes?

    • truehaynes

      Seriously man. I’m developing a serious man crush on Romo. Feel sick to my stomach about it

  • daveH

    wow Ike Reese is great! so well spoken and insightful. I don’t get to see him a lot bbut he is better that many of the national pundits

  • Someguy77
  • A_T_G

    Eagles fans are passing the time until kickoff with this ingenious trick (Do this!)
    https://twitter.com/snfonnbc/status/932323849835724800

    • Sean E

      Cowboys fans hate it!

  • Mr. Magee

    Anyone know if Tyron Smith is playing tonight?

    • Masked Man

      Nope. No chance based on the team injury report from Friday.

  • DJH

    Sal Paolantonio asked Doug Pederson what he told his team about facing a desperate Cowboys club. He texted back: 1. “We can’t worry about them. It’s about us.” 2. “I told them last night that our goal is to be 1-0 this week.” Tim McManus

    • Sean E

      Sal is a dick.

  • A_T_G

    When you run defense is so good teams don’t even try…
    https://twitter.com/rapsheet/status/932402984155312129

  • TO BLACKS

    Romo should call the game over that douche bag Collingsworth.

  • Insomniac

    Bold prediction of the day

    Cowgirls are going to quit at half time.

  • Dave

    I have no fear that our offense can score points. I’m still weary on mid and deep balls thrown against our secondary.

    • Rob Jarratt

      Are you’re sure you’re not wary, Dave? Go Iggles.

      • Dave

        No, I’m definitely feeling tired 😉

        • Rob Jarratt

          Ha, ha. Me too. It’s so hard to wait all Sunday for this game to start. And I would get tired too chasing mid and deep balls. You took it well, my friend.