More Domination

Posted: November 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 177 Comments »

The Eagles continue to win, and to win big. They beat the Bears 31-3 in a game that wasn’t even that close.

How good are these Eagles? They played sloppy football today and still blew the doors off Chicago. There were four fumbles. There were at least four offside penalties. There were holding and false start penalties. Carson Wentz badly overthrew a wide open Zach Ertz on one play. There was a kickoff that went out of bounds. Every unit had a hand in the sloppiness.

When the Eagles did this in the past, they struggled. Or lost.

This team sees mistakes as speed bumps. The mistakes slow them down, but don’t affect the outcome. To be fair, the opponents haven’t been good recently. The flip side of that is the Eagles are a big part of those teams struggling.

The defense is playing great football right now. They haven’t allowed a TD in the past two games. They have held the past four opponents to 238 yards or less. Chicago had 140 yards of offense and only 6 rushing yards. 6!!!!! The only way the Bears got that high is an 11-yard scramble by Mitch Trubisky late in the game.

This was a case of the Eagles just overwhelming the Bears offense. There seemed to be penetration on every play. Runners were dodging tacklers in the backfield and fighting to get back to the line of scrimmage. Trubisky was under regular pressure when he tried to throw. The receivers struggled to get open. The Bears offense had no chance.

Carson Wentz and the offense piled up 420 yards and 31 points. Zach Ertz was the big story. He missed the Denver game and then was shutdown last week by the Cowboys. The Eagles got him involved early and often. Ertz finished 10-103-1, delivering Philly’s first 100-yard receiving game of the year. LeGarrette Blount almost got 100 on the ground, but came up just short at 97 yards. Alshon Jeffery has played his best football in recent weeks and that continued today. He was 5-52-1 against his former team.

There were some weird moments in the game. Malcolm Jenkins picked off a pass in the 1st quarter. He was in traffic and went backward, then got hit and fumbled the ball back to Chicago. Jay Ajayi broke loose for a long run, but got him from behind and fumbled the ball into the end zone. Nelson Agholor hustled on the play and scored the TD. Great effort on his part. Blount broke off a 35-yard run and then got stripped of the ball downfield. Late in the game, Rasul Douglas picked off a pass and the Eagles had an elaborate celebration. Only problem…replay showed the ball hit the ground.

By blowing another team out, the Eagles kept some streaks going.

  • They have scored 30 or more points in five straight games.
  • They have won three straight games by 28 points.
  • The Eagles are only the fourth team in the last 50 years to win four straight games by 23 or more points.
  • They have scored 20 points in every game this season and in 15 in a row. Only team to do either of those.

The coaches have some things to clean up, but this team continues to play dominant football.

10 and 1.

I didn’t see this coming, but boy is it fun.


177 Comments on “More Domination”

  1. 1 SteveH said at 6:00 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Meanwhile, Paxton Lynch is 5/10 for 22 yards and a pick against the worst pass D in the NFL. It’s the Raiders first interception of the season.

    Between Osweiler, Siemian and Lynch the Broncos suck some serious balls at drafting quarterbacks.

  2. 2 Guy Media said at 6:46 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Stupid hipster trash

  3. 3 Always Hopeful said at 6:11 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    How does a team play so sloppy and win so big? Simply amazing! Not that this team hasn’t shown a lot already but the next two games will let us know a lot about this team.

    Teams typically don’t play well after Seattle because of their physicality. Staying on the west coast, changing routine and having to play against an offensive minded coach who has had recent success against you…

    These will be great challenges and great games. This has been such a fun year!

  4. 4 Someguy77 said at 6:16 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Never seen an Eagles’ team with this kind of seemingly genuine chemistry and enthusiasm on the field.

    Yeah they are winning and do so in a big way. Just watch when something positive happens and how many teammates congratulate one another. It is multiple guys on both sides of the balls.

    Hell even on special teams when there is a big play you see it. Even crusty Schwartz today was chirping and hi-fiving players.

    It is always hard to rate ‘intangibles’ but this team has it in spades right now. Hell even Peters is on the sideline cheering his teammates on and was actively involved in some of the OL coaching breakdowns today.

    Never seen an Eagles’ team like this one. Certainly not the Gang Green teams of the later 80s/early 90s where it was the offense on one island and the defense on another. Not even the prime Reid years either.

  5. 5 Jack Waggoner said at 6:22 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    This is fun.

  6. 6 Insomniac said at 6:37 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Might not have to face Brees if this OL keeps getting destroyed.

  7. 7 Guy Media said at 6:48 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    If the Eagles can get home field across the finish line over the final 5 games; whatever two teams come to Philly are getting their QB slapped around.

  8. 8 Insomniac said at 6:50 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Yup. The Rams should be blowing the Saints out without Lattimore and their #3 CB Crawley. The Rams WRs are not going to beat our DBs often.

  9. 9 Guy Media said at 6:51 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    None of the remaining O-lines can block us.

  10. 10 Insomniac said at 6:54 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Hope the 6-10 Cowgirls will like playing our backups.

  11. 11 Guy Media said at 6:50 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    The Rams PA announcer is asking the fans “whose house?”

    About 40,000 Eagles fans are going to start the E-A-G-L-E-S chant to let those punks know who that is in 2 weeks.

  12. 12 DustyRyder71 said at 1:15 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Typical Rams tickets sell for $50-$75. For the Eagles game, they’re over $200. It’s no mystery where the demand is coming from.

    If I wasn’t in the middle of moving, I’d ride out for that one. We went out for the Chargers game and it was glorious, even at $350 a ticket. There’s nothing quite like completely owning another team’s stadium.

  13. 13 Guy Media said at 6:50 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    The Rams game is 100% a win; they’re currently playing sucky draft bust loser Blake Countess.

  14. 14 Insomniac said at 6:52 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Woulda been a one score game if Brees was younger

  15. 15 Guy Media said at 6:52 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    He’ll be feeling much older if they make it to Philly.

  16. 16 wee2424 said at 6:53 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I was just about to say Countess starts for them?! Anyone know how he has been doing?

  17. 17 Guy Media said at 6:55 PM on November 26th, 2017:


  18. 18 Anders said at 3:48 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Should have been ejected and have a suspension next week for targeting

  19. 19 Insomniac said at 6:51 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    That hit is scary as hell.

  20. 20 Guy Media said at 6:52 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    He’ll be getting the big fine for that. Should have been an ejection to be honest.

  21. 21 Buge Halls said at 6:52 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    10 rushes for -6 yards all game! That is defensive DOMINATION!

  22. 22 Masked Man said at 6:55 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Saints the last two games have given up a lot of points. They are vulnerable on defense.

    Saints look like they don’t travel too well so we want to see those guys playing on the road come playoff time.

  23. 23 Guy Media said at 6:56 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    100% correct. The only thing stopping the Eagles from a deep playoff run will be a choke.

  24. 24 Masked Man said at 6:58 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I watched Minnesota closely on Thursday too. They do some stuff well, but I was not intimidated, GM. Vanilla West Coast offense. Nice defense. But I think we could beat them at the Linc! What do you say?

  25. 25 Guy Media said at 6:59 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    We’d bludgeon them at the Linc. They would struggle to score, but their pass rush would slow us down…….some.

  26. 26 Insomniac said at 6:57 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Lost their All Pro CB in Lattimore this week and he got injured last week. Making all the difference so far defensively.

  27. 27 Masked Man said at 7:00 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Must be part of it. They signed Dexter McDougle after that. But he’s not the player Lattimore is.

  28. 28 Insomniac said at 7:00 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    His backup is out this game too.

  29. 29 Guy Media said at 7:00 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    They can enjoy Lattimore’s accolades for now; Sidney Jones was a better player pre-injury and will be again next year.

  30. 30 Insomniac said at 7:04 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I’d hope so. I had Lattimore very very highly rated, almost up there with Patrick Peterson and Jalen Ramsey. Still Lattimore playing that well as a rookie is extremely rare.

  31. 31 Guy Media said at 7:04 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I like Jones better than Lattimore in the draft and was really keying in on hoping Jones would last to our pick…………before he got hurt.

  32. 32 Insomniac said at 7:09 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Didn’t like Jones’s weight and athleticism. Not something that can change dramatically without one affecting the other.

  33. 33 Guy Media said at 7:10 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    And I didn’t like Lattimore aligning himself with a bunch of scarlet and grey douches who are really only fit to die screaming from having live hand grenades shoved inside of them after the pins are pulled. Ohio State can fuck off.

    So team Jones all day!!!!

  34. 34 Someguy77 said at 7:17 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Other injuries too including Crawley, Vaccaro, and Klein who are supposed to be back in a few weeks.

  35. 35 Insomniac said at 7:25 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Good to know! Hopefully they keep losing so it won’t matter.

  36. 36 Howie Littlefinger said at 8:19 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    They lost their Sean Lee too?

  37. 37 Insomniac said at 7:05 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Don’t choke Rams, we need to hand you a L too.

  38. 38 RC5000 said at 7:07 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Cmon Johnson!

  39. 39 RC5000 said at 7:08 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Two chances at an int damn it.

  40. 40 Guy Media said at 7:09 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Dak’s luck have been transferred to Brees.

  41. 41 Insomniac said at 7:09 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    My goodness, both teams want to lose.

  42. 42 kajomo said at 7:10 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Why is anyone afraid of these other NFC QBs. Brees is old, Case is a career back up plying above his head, and Goff is not ready for playoff football.

  43. 43 Masked Man said at 7:11 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Just sizing them up Bro. Looks like we can take ’em.

  44. 44 Guy Media said at 7:12 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Wilson, and maybe Matt Ryan, are the only legit ones.

    Look at the stat line this dumb mother fucking overrated piece of crybaby big mouthed shit put up today vs. the Jets.

    11/28 168 0 TDs 59.8 rating. #icon

  45. 45 Insomniac said at 7:21 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Wilson will be running for his life and we have two speedy LBs that aren’t afraid to lay the wood.

    Just replace RG3 with Wilson

  46. 46 Guy Media said at 7:30 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    No sale, I’m a large Wilson fan. But I think we’ll do well vs. him next week. Their o-line is trash, but he’s burned us a lot before.

  47. 47 ChoTime said at 11:12 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Damn, that is a brutal hit.

  48. 48 Donald Kalinowski said at 8:31 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    A 39-year old Brady lead a 23 point 2nd half comeback last year in the Super Bowl. Brees’ numbers have been consistently good the last 10 years. You people are disrespectful.

  49. 49 Guy Media said at 8:33 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    But Brady still had a great regular season last year, Brees ain’t really Brees anymore.

  50. 50 Dude said at 8:59 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Watch football. Drew Brees has a running game now. Today wasn’t his best showing but he’s still a top 5 talent, probably top 3.

  51. 51 Guy Media said at 9:05 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I’ve seen multiple Saints game this year, he’s not throwing the ball as well as he used to. That’s been evident all year. We all watch football. What an inane fucking comment.

  52. 52 Howie Littlefinger said at 9:14 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I can confirm Brees is very dink and dunk. He is definitely not the player he has been in the past. Still a top 7 QB

  53. 53 Guy Media said at 9:17 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    7 to 10 is a great slot for him for sure. Their line isn’t keeping us from putting him on the Linc turf non stop all night however.

  54. 54 Guy Media said at 9:08 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    On the point of Brees’s diminished ability vs. peak Brees

  55. 55 kajomo said at 9:03 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Brees is no Brady. I know people hate him, but he’s a winner. Brees is a stat padder

  56. 56 D3FB said at 9:20 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Let me put it this way. Eagles are up 28-24 with two minutes left, other team gets the ball back.

    Who makes you nervous?
    Brees sure as hell does.
    Wilson does.
    Ryan does only because of Julio.
    Case and Goff, not so much.

  57. 57 Guy Media said at 9:23 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    In that scenario, I’m too busy blaming Curry, Kendricks, and Watkins for the D allowing 24 points to worry about the other team’s QB.

    But I’d counter with, are any of those team’s lines keeping us from ending the game with a big sack?

  58. 58 D3FB said at 9:25 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    The Saints, and Wilson going full chicken with his head cut off for a 50 yard bomb

  59. 59 Guy Media said at 9:28 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I’d buy Wilson for a dollar, but I’d like to see that Saints line hold up for 60 vs. our D line. I bet they won’t.

  60. 60 D3FB said at 9:40 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Armstead-Peat-Unger-Warford-Ramscyk is a really good starting 5.

  61. 61 Guy Media said at 9:45 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Armstead has a good rep and Unger is a hell of a center. Ramscyk would get rag dolled by Graham, I can’t see Warford hanging with Cox and Peat is kind of a eunuch.

    But they’re certainly better than a good number of the lines in the league. I just see some weak spots in matchups vs. our D line.

  62. 62 D3FB said at 9:47 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Sure but it’s a top 5 OL with a QB who has a lightning quick delivery.

  63. 63 Guy Media said at 9:50 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I’d think our improved coverage would slow those deliveries down some. I just think unit vs. unit matchups really favor the Eagles a lot vs. the Saints.

  64. 64 D3FB said at 9:56 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I think you’ve got the midnight green glasses on a bit. I think we’re pushes against LA and NO.

  65. 65 Guy Media said at 9:57 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    We’ll find out either way vs. LA in two weeks.

  66. 66 Ryan Rambo said at 7:12 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Brandon Graham, Eagles reportedly working on contract extension
    (Not sure if already shared. My apologies if so!)

  67. 67 RC5000 said at 7:24 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Wentz vs. Goff could be a thing for a lot of years. Get a talented and smart QB, great coaching and talent around him and great D. Easy peasy. Magic button!

  68. 68 Insomniac said at 7:28 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Goff is one Howie Roseman away from being close to Wentz.

  69. 69 Masked Man said at 7:29 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Goff already passed 43+ times today for 26 points. I say no way he gets away with 40 passes against our defense.

    We would love for that to happen. We would slow Todd Gurley down and then just wait for that to happen.

    It will be a road game and all. But I wonder if the Eagles can go to Seattle and win, stay out west to recoup, then roll into LA and get a second win.

    I’m starting to be confident that they can win two in a row on the road against these teams. They’re not that tough.

    Seattle would usually be a big challenge but they have lots of injury issues on offensive line and on defense.

  70. 70 RC5000 said at 7:30 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Meanwhile Paxton Lynch left game with an ankle injury…

  71. 71 Masked Man said at 7:30 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Denver’s got issues man……….

  72. 72 RC5000 said at 7:31 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Drive is going too fast!

  73. 73 Insomniac said at 7:32 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    They have this right??

  74. 74 RC5000 said at 7:34 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    WHEW yeah.

  75. 75 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:32 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Wade Philipps calling a stupid defensive series.

  76. 76 Guy Media said at 7:43 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Vikings can catch their L next week in ATL, but beat Carolina the week after. But looking strong otherwise at a possible 13-3
    Carolina can lose @Saints, vs. Vikngs. and @ Atlanta = 10-6
    Rams lose to us, @ Seattle, = 11-5
    Seattle lose to us and @ Jags = 10-6
    Atlanta lose @ Saints = 11-5
    Saints lose @ Atlanta = 12-4

    We win out, but maybe treat Dallas as a bye week – so 15-1 or 14-2….home field time!
    So NFC playoffs are

  77. 77 unhinged said at 7:55 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I don’t see Carolina losing to NO. Rivera vs Payton is a great test of strengths. Saints put up 13 vs Rams, and Panthers defense knows Saints better than LA does. Panthers and Vikings is up in the air too, imo. Minnesota barely beat an unremarkable Lions effort. If Panthers get Olsen back, I like them for a WC…if they don’t win the division.

  78. 78 RC5000 said at 7:56 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    They got Olsen back. He played today.

  79. 79 James Adair said at 8:23 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    But left the game with issues with the foot that has kept him out previously.

  80. 80 Guy Media said at 8:01 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    The Saints beat the with ease already. And Cam is a raging piece of shit, so I like Carolina for losses, misery, and embarrassing press conference. But I can see your point.

  81. 81 Guy Media said at 7:49 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Poor poor Tennessee Volunteer fans. What on earth did they do to deserve a fake tough guy piece of shit like Greg Schiano as their coach? That dude is a complete douche and watching him getting attacked on the sideline by a player would be ideal.

  82. 82 Tom33 said at 8:16 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Well, first of all that sing that stupid “Rocky Top” song about 1000 times per game. In my book they are getting away easy. Schiano will probably be a decent coach. He actually got Rutgers to be competitive.

  83. 83 Guy Media said at 8:18 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    But he was responsible, in part, for leaving the Eagles stuck with LJ Smith! And that was clown joke Big East Rutgers, not Big 10 Rutgers.

    And I agree on Rocky Top being brutally corny.

  84. 84 Tom33 said at 8:20 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    lol and then I read this on yahoo….

  85. 85 Guy Media said at 8:25 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha

  86. 86 Ryan Rambo said at 7:54 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    And there it is for Alshon Jeffery. His 7th TD triggers the first of his incentives: a $250K bonus. He gets another $250K for 9 TDs, and another $250K for 11 TDs.

  87. 87 Guy Media said at 7:57 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    It’ll be fun to see what his next deal looks like.

  88. 88 RobNE said at 8:10 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Maybe I’m just worried but NFC playoff contenders all look pretty tough. Typically I see AFC where Pats blowout the first pretender after their bye. Not saying Eagles won’t be favoured but geez atlanta, Seahawks, Carolina type teams I’d prefer a patsy!

  89. 89 Guy Media said at 8:16 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Any of those teams would be a double digit win here. All 3 of those teams are past their expiration dates.

    But I agree it would be nice to have a clown team come in that we could bury by 30 points. But we ain’t quite up to New England level expectations here yet.

  90. 90 wee2424 said at 8:21 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Whole they are good teams I think most would agree that we are 1 step above. They all have major weakness’s blemishes. As strange yet amazing g as it feels to say, we do not.

  91. 91 bsuperfi said at 9:09 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    It’s amazing how this team has no real holes. Going into the season, it looked like the RBs and CBs would be serious weaknesses. Now the CBs are playing really good ball, and the RB platoon might be the best position group in the league. We worried about LB depth, and it turned out the Kendricks filled in unbelievably when Hicks went out, and Jenkins plays like another LB sometimes (on top of everything else he does on and off the field). The moons have just aligned.

    This team is the most balanced in the league, maybe the most physical, and one of the most explosive. It’s so hard to believe.

  92. 92 wee2424 said at 11:40 PM on November 30th, 2017:

    LB depth is the 1 thing that worries me on this team. Look for them to really address that this offseason.

  93. 93 kajomo said at 9:22 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Completely disagree with Seattle and Carolina.

    I don’t think you guys realize how much of a mess their OL is and how useless their running game is. We are going to harass RW all game next week. As long as we are not sloppy like today it’s a double digit win in their house. In Philly it would be a blow out.

    Carolina is not on our level. We already handled them convincingly on a short week, on the road, with the refs against us.

    Atlanta and Minnesota are the only legit competition in the NFC. I think we are better than both. Matt Ryan has struggled in Philly his whole career and Case Keenum is Case Keenum.

  94. 94 Someguy77 said at 8:20 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Joyner reported that Ajayi was upset with how he was used today although Ajayi already shot it down on Twitter.

    I can understand why he is a bit frustrated (only 5 carries today vs 15 for Blount) even if today he didn’t exactly show why he should be used more.

    Blount did have a good day today (15 carries, 97 yds) but he fumbled twice. Also isn’t the threat to take it to the house like Ajayi is nor is he nearly as capable of getting outside effectively. Blount’s production over the past month coming into today has been fairly anemic (52 carries, 171 yards, 3.3 YPC) too.

    Ajayi should be getting more carries than Blount. Clement should be the 3rd down back and used as a change of pace/red zone weapon. Blount should be used more in special situations (short yardage, goal line) and in the 2nd half when they have a lead.

    It certainly hasn’t cost the Eagles yet but not using your more talented RB the majority of the time is a sub-optimal strategy.

  95. 95 RC5000 said at 8:25 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Blount had 15 carries for 97 yards today and at one point, Ajayi had 3 carries for -4 yards. I thought Blount fumbled once and Ajayi fumbled once today. Can’t argue against Doug after a 31-3 win and 4 blowouts.

  96. 96 Someguy77 said at 8:28 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Foles/Blount fumble which Foles got officially credited with but Blount could have done a better job to take the hand off.

    You can always look on ways to improve things including the fumbles and multiple false starts.

    It seems like Ajayi is being used as more of a ‘change of pace’ back right now who the Eagles hope can hit a big run after the defense is worn down a bit. I would use him more in a 50/50 mix if not using him a bit more than Blount.

  97. 97 RC5000 said at 8:35 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    They’ve scored less than 26 points once and 30+ points in 6 of 7 games so I can’t complain about his strategies.

    Maybe he’s saving Ajayi and maybe Ajayi hasn’t learned the playbook .

    Doug knows what he’s doing right?

    Maybe he will go to Ajayi more in a bigger game too. So you could be right but Pederson has been doing great.

  98. 98 Someguy77 said at 8:36 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Not a criticism of Pederson as much as something I would do a bit differently.

    Maybe Ajayi has struggled to pick up the playbook and it has shown in practice/film review. If that is the case, it is much more understandable.

  99. 99 bill said at 8:38 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    I think they have a limited playbook still for Ajayi. The Bears seemed to know what was coming when he was in the game.

  100. 100 Guy Media said at 8:28 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    They’ll all get over it quickly as they get down to some intensive prep work to get quintuple revenge vs. Seattle.

  101. 101 D3FB said at 9:15 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    It seemed like today it was more riding the hot hand (Blount) and smart man management. Blount has a bunch of contract incentives so it makes sense to give him a few more touches against the shitty teams and keep him relatively on pace for them.

  102. 102 Someguy77 said at 9:19 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Pederson said in the post-game that it was primarily due to game circumstances and the defensive formations they were seeing especially early on.

  103. 103 bushisamoron said at 8:24 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Next couple of games are against high quality QBs. Should be very telling. Bears are a bad offense and Birds took away the run from a very rookie QB. Rest is history.

  104. 104 Guy Media said at 8:27 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I only count 1 good QB, Wilson, on the remaining ledger. Goff is a sitting duck who we’ll light up, Eli sucks, Carr has regressed, and Dak is a piece of shit overrated game manager.

  105. 105 Donald Kalinowski said at 8:42 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Goff is an accurate passer with a nice touch, a strong arm, and the ability to make plays plays on the run. The guy has been killing it this year and you’d be a fool to not take him seriously.

  106. 106 Howie Littlefinger said at 8:43 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    He has some talent but he is not impressive. Him and Keenum are Folesgold.

  107. 107 RC5000 said at 8:50 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I think Goff is better than Keenum and Foles.

  108. 108 Howie Littlefinger said at 9:12 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    He is just has a bit of that fluke/luck/Folesgold to him. He is not in league with Wentz and the top tier qbs yet.

  109. 109 Dave said at 9:23 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Folesgold! I’m stealing that.

  110. 110 Guy Media said at 9:25 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Don’t repeat it too often……..Howie needs to get some type of return for Foles in a trade.

  111. 111 Howie Littlefinger said at 9:33 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Howie could sell shade to an oak tree

    Foles for a 1st

  112. 112 Guy Media said at 9:36 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I’d take a 2018 5th and a 2019 5th that can become as high as 3rd based on playing time.

  113. 113 RC5000 said at 8:46 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Goff’s better than many of the QBs we’ve faced. I’m not really too worried though. The Eagles must take him seriously though.

  114. 114 bill said at 8:39 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Wilson is a better version of Prescott: keep him in the pocket, and he’ll struggle. As long as the Eagles defensive front can reproduce their effort against the ‘Boys, they should be fine. Especially with the mess that the ‘Hawks have playing on their OL.

  115. 115 Someguy77 said at 8:33 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Yeah it was a rookie QB on the road but the Bears’ play-calling was basically like throwing up a white flag.

    Contrast that to Harbaugh yesterday in the Ohio St who had Michigan being surprisingly quite aggressive in the 1st half including using the pass to set up the run along with a number of motion plays & misdirection plays. Michigan OL still struggled but they built an early 14-0 lead early on.

    Bears just came out with such vanilla plays and just seemed to play right into the Eagles’ hands as they didn’t blitz much early on.

  116. 116 Guy Media said at 8:34 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    The Bears have been vanilla all year. John Fox has been vanilla for his whole career. That was really to be expected.

    But I agree it gave them no chance to win.

  117. 117 Dave said at 9:22 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    John Fox is the NFLs current version of Jeff Fisher.

  118. 118 Guy Media said at 9:24 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Except he doesn’t coach his team to injury people (positive vs. Fisher), but he also hasn’t exposed Vince Young as a complete scumbag (Fisher’s crowning achievement!)

  119. 119 Forthebirds said at 8:43 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Another Sunday, another blowout. Ho-hum. Loving it. Wentz, defense, offensive line, RBSs are amazing.

  120. 120 Guy Media said at 8:47 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Stunning how badly they’re killing teams while not even being close to playing their best football.

  121. 121 Someguy77 said at 8:47 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Hard to not see this team equaling or besting their franchise season record in 2004 (13-3).

    I see 14-2 with a loss one of the next 2 weeks which to be honest wouldn’t be the worst thing.

  122. 122 Guy Media said at 8:48 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I’m not really in the mood for any more losses unless we rest everybody vs. Dallas.

  123. 123 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:48 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Still, that’s no excuse either.

  124. 124 Guy Media said at 8:49 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Ha; come on Foles!!!!

  125. 125 Someguy77 said at 8:49 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I don’t see Pederson resting all of his regulars in the Dallas game either even if it is meaningless.

    Bet Wentz plays at least the 1st half but they use it as a glorified scripted practice and work on some particular things.

  126. 126 Guy Media said at 8:52 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I like how you gave Freudian acknowledgement to Wentz deserving more control than Pederson!

  127. 127 daveH said at 9:12 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Agree. .but he circulates in so many players that is not not it’d be testing the starters

  128. 128 FairOaks said at 10:29 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Reid rested guys for basically two games in 2004. I think the starters played a series or two in game 15, and completely sat game 16, if memory serves. Not sure what Reid has done in KC, or if he has had the chance. The 2004 Eagles, granted, had already been to three straight NFC championship games so they knew what was coming in the playoffs.

  129. 129 FairOaks said at 10:08 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    The 2004 team was 13-1 and wrapped up home field and sat the starters for the last two losses. The best we can do is equal that team… until February, which is the chance to surpass them.

  130. 130 RobNE said at 10:14 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Please don’t end the same way.

  131. 131 Iskar36 said at 5:03 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    The Vikings have a few tough games in the next several weeks, but if they do manage to win out, i havent gone through all the scenarios, but i do know that we could end up as 2nd seed. While i think we are the better team, I would muuuuch rather play the Vikings at home than away.

  132. 132 Someguy77 said at 8:50 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    As good as the defense has been at times, this offense continues to impress me more and more each week especially since they put seemingly put up 30+ points each week.

  133. 133 Guy Media said at 8:53 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    And by real drives, not gimmicks.

  134. 134 Dave said at 9:20 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    …or long bombs. When Foles had his 27-2 season, how many of those 27 TDs were over-the-shoulder catches by DeSean or Cooper?

  135. 135 Guy Media said at 9:21 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I always knew there was something inherently unlikable about Mike McCarthy; that montage of his Pittsburgh roots and him being “Pittsburgh through and through” just confirmed it. What complete bunch of turds.

  136. 136 meteorologist said at 9:31 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Been saying it for 2 weeks. Got shot down both times. The Vikings are our biggest threat in the NFC

  137. 137 Guy Media said at 9:36 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    No, we’re our own biggest threat in the NFC at this point. If we’re not playing in February it is because of chokes!!!

    But I’d agree that the Vikings are the 2nd best team in the NFC.

  138. 138 Howie Littlefinger said at 9:37 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    How many turnovers have we had that lead to points? It can’t be more than a field goal or two.

  139. 139 meteorologist said at 9:44 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    True. If we lose to anyone it’s probably because we didn’t play to standard

  140. 140 Howie Littlefinger said at 9:36 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Go watch the game against the washington football team.

    Hard to see Keenum beating us at home.

  141. 141 Guy Media said at 9:37 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Both points can be true. Keenum ain’t beating us, but the Vikes are better than the other teams in the NFC.

  142. 142 meteorologist said at 11:16 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    It’s harder for me to see any other team doing it

  143. 143 Howie Littlefinger said at 11:30 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    Brees and his quick release could beat us. More likely than Vikings who I think are flukey on O and great on defense.

  144. 144 小吃技术 said at 9:47 PM on November 26th, 2017:


  145. 145 DJH said at 10:12 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    The Eagles stifling defense and solid running game alone can take this team deep into the playoffs. The question for me is whether Carson and the receivers can continue to make plays against elite defenses. And what might happen if they can.

  146. 146 RobNE said at 10:13 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I agree with the folks who aren’t as scared of teams without higher level qb’s even if the rest of the team is better. So assuming (for this q) we are 1 seed who in SB (obv in Minn) or playoffs scare you most. I’ll say: NE, (then decent drop off), then Saints, rams, Atlanta, minn.

  147. 147 meteorologist said at 10:32 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I’m not “scared” of anyone. Would love to face the Pats!

  148. 148 D3FB said at 10:55 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    That looks right. I’d slot the Steelers in probably between Rams and Atlanta (simply due to low probability of facing them)

  149. 149 meteorologist said at 11:03 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    I’ll take our chances against anyone right now, but those who have the best chance against us (assuming we don’t beat ourselves):

    Vikings (assuming Keenum/Bridgewater can maintain this level of play),


  150. 150 Guy Media said at 5:15 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    New England



  151. 151 FairOaks said at 10:46 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    “Like he [Wentz] has been playing all season,” [Akiem] Hicks said. “The difference between who we played last year and what he was today, the margin is crazy. He is just so much better than he was. Kudos to him and all the work he put in during the offseason and in-season. He is a solid quarterback in this league and he is having a great year.”

  152. 152 Insomniac said at 11:17 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    D3, Hundley is finally shining. We can feel a bit better now.

  153. 153 Insomniac said at 11:27 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    More evidence McCarthy needs to be fired, not even attempting to move down the field for a FG.

  154. 154 Guy Media said at 5:14 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Really really overrated coach.

  155. 155 xeynon said at 7:24 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    I don’t think McCarthy is overrated. Every NFL journalist who’s not a jock sniffer seems to indentify him as a mediocre (at best) coach who is a big reason Rodgers has only one SB ring.

  156. 156 SteveH said at 11:56 PM on November 26th, 2017:

    We haven’t given up a rushing TD since the Panthers game. The last touchdown we gave up at all was a garbage time TD late in the Broncos game. We’re giving up only 2.9 yards per carry to opposing running backs.

    This team needs a challenge. Give us someone worthwhile to play against.

  157. 157 P_P_K said at 12:07 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Will Seattle at home do?

  158. 158 SteveH said at 12:09 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Maybe, lets see if they actually put up a fight.

  159. 159 Guy Media said at 5:13 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Seattle had better not decided to play us harder than they did bum Washington.

  160. 160 kajomo said at 8:18 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    You mean possibly the worst OL we face all season? No. We win by double digits as long as we don’t turn the ball over a ton. Fans are giving the Seahawks way too much respect.

  161. 161 P_P_K said at 9:55 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    I like your attitude.

  162. 162 SteveH said at 12:04 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Hue Jackson has tied John McKay for the worst coaching start in NFL history (1-26), which means the Browns are playing for something fundamental: A stinking win. Their most recent win came Dec. 24, 2016, against the Chargers, their next opponent. Like a year ago, the Browns are desperate for any win that help them avoid a winless season. — Pat McManamon

  163. 163 Someguy77 said at 12:12 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Coaching staff should be forced to wear paper bags over their heads for the rest of the year.

  164. 164 Guy Media said at 5:13 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Poor Hue, I loved his OC work in Cincy and would have been on board with the Eagles making him our coach. Amazing how badly a meddlesome owner, contracts guy, and analytics huckster can mess up a team. Haslem,, Brown, and DePodesta should be persona non grata in the NFL for life.

  165. 165 Anders said at 5:16 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    The Eagles are most likely losing both our DC and OC this year.

    I wonder who will take over from the inside?

    For DC, I think Undlin is the most likely. He developed the DBs for the Broncos who end up winning a SB and who would have thought the Eagles might have the best secondary in the NFL?

    For OC, DeFilipo is most likely candidate for OC consider the OC needs chemistry with Carson

  166. 166 Guy Media said at 5:20 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    A few words of caution on assuming a lot of coaches are gone:
    – None of them can be hired until February 5th
    – Schwartz was such a massive clown as the Lions HC, that I’m not sure how quickly he gets another job
    – I don’t know how many head coaching jobs are actually going to be open this yeah, it looks like there might be a low total.

    But I think you’re 100% right to bring up the fact that there needs to be replacement level talent hired for any coaches we lose, those guys have been instrumental in the ascension of this team.

  167. 167 Anders said at 5:26 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Potential openings:


    I could also see the following:


    and a total darkhorse is Green Bay.

    Thats almost half the NFL that could potential fire their HC with good reason.

    The fact that we might have a deep play off run might take them out of some openings.
    Schwartz wasnt a total disaster with the Lions and its not like they are really performing much better since he left. Add 3 straight great defensive seasons with us and the Bills and some team will want him to run their defense as HC.

  168. 168 Guy Media said at 5:28 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    I’d go with:
    Bears, Giants, Browns, Colts as the only solid-ish openings. The other ones all have HCs that are all too new or aren’t likely to go. There will be a surprise opening or two to be sure, but I still think they’ll almost all be filled before they can talk to our guys.

  169. 169 FairOaks said at 7:24 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Presuming we are a 1 or 2 seed, they can talk to our guys during the bye week. Can’t hire them until after we are out of the playoffs, of course. But yes it is frustrating to wait that long to hire a new coach, and some of those teams will not.

    Bengals may also fire Lewis, finally. Or not renew his contract, whatever. Denver maybe… depends on how impatient Elway gets — he may not be easily predictable. A lot of those teams may be looking for QB gurus though, not a defensive head coach. For those that are, Fangio from the Bears may be a candidate before Schwartz. And if the Jets are dumb enough to fire Bowles, I think he would get hired elsewhere.

    DeFilippo could be a candidate as well — article in a Chicago paper mentioned him by name yesterday as he could be a good hire to tutor Trubisky. Eagles could block him from interviewing for an OC job, but not HC. And it’s unlikely they would block him a second year in a row (unless he asked them to… sometimes it’s easier to have the team play bad cop in that situation than explicitly turn down an interview to a team he didn’t want to go to.) If we lose Reich though we may block it, and promote him.

  170. 170 A_T_G said at 7:04 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    If my team was looking to poach an offensive-minded coach from the Eagles, DeFilipo would be more appealing than Reich: younger and with clear success in his task developing Wentz.

    On the other hand, the complaints against Reich are exactly the ones almed at Doug a few months ago. Getting their very own Dougie P v2.0 probably sounds good to a lot of teams right now.

  171. 171 or____ said at 10:12 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    I think DeFilipo is probably a great coach with a bright future in the NFL coaching realm. I also think it’s fairly reasonable to say that a corpse could’ve developed Wentz this well. It’s Carson Wentz for cyrin out loud.

  172. 172 eagleyankfan said at 7:17 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    That can be said for several teams this year. Rams coaching and player (pick ups) have been nothing short of amazing. Maybe the Eagles preach NE’s model. Keep coaches and QB around = long time success. Long time between now and then. After his last HC stint, I don’t see many teams running to get the DC…..

  173. 173 kajomo said at 8:14 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Steve Spangnuolo seems like a no brainer replacement for Schwartz.

    I think DeFillipo gets a job and Reich stays. I could see Schwartz taking DeFillipo with him.

  174. 174 or____ said at 10:11 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Whoa there Nelson/Lagarret, no need to hurdle things (jump to conclusions) just yet.

  175. 175 Eagles4life said at 5:54 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Gang Green 2.0!!

  176. 176 eagleyankfan said at 7:04 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    domination and fun. Sums it up nicely.

  177. 177 Tumtum said at 7:15 AM on November 27th, 2017:

    Sure the players were sloppy to an extent yesterday. They will get blasted in film. The Eagles have played down to opponents for just about as long as I have been a conscious fan. Not this team. This team feels like they play with the mentality of the Patriots. Going for it on 4th down, late in the game, up big.

    Foot on Throat until final whistle.