Game Review – PHI 34, NYG 29

Posted: December 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 135 Comments »

I hoped the Eagles would flex their muscles on Sunday and beat down the lowly Giants. Didn’t happen. Not even close.

As so often happens with divisional games, the records went out the window and things went nuts. The Giants piled up 504 yards, far and away their highest total of the year. The Eagles blocked a punt, field goal and extra point, something that hadn’t been done in a game in more than 25 years. Like I said, throw out the records and let the mayhem ensue.

There must be something about the Meadowlands that makes things especially crazy. We all know about the miracles performed by Herm Edwards, Brian Westbrook and DeSean Jackson. Those are legendary. Even more miraculous might be Vince Young beating the Giants in 2011 or DeMarco Murray running for a 54-yard TD in 2015. Talk about miracles…

There is also something weird about the Eagles and Giants. You think of defenses when you think of those franchises, but there have been a lot of shootouts in NY.

2009 PHI 45, NYG 38
2010 PHI 38, NYG 31
2013 PHI 36, NYG 21
2014 PHI 34, NYG 26
2015 PHI 35, NYG 30
2017 PHI 34, NYG 29

Those scores can’t exactly make Chuck Bednarik and Sam Huff happy.

I’m not trying to excuse the Eagles poor play on defense, but let’s also keep this in perspective. Much as we may hate Eli Manning, he is a borderline Hall of Fame player. I don’t think he deserves to go in, but others do. He got hot on Sunday and the Giants offense moved the ball well. That wasn’t C.J. Beathard out there. You also have to note that the Giants scored 24 and 29 points on the Eagles. For some reason, that matchup worked well for them.

There is plenty of criticism to go around for the Eagles defense. There were problems with coverage, tackling and way too many penalties. Jim Schwartz said he felt the defense didn’t play with enough urgency until the Giants had scored their third TD and gone up 20-7.

3rd downs were a huge issue. The Giants were 7 for 11 in the 1st half. Things were better in the 2nd half, but the defense still gave up too many conversions. The Giants only punted three times in the game. They had five drives of 10 or more plays. They had seven drives of 50 or more yards.

The defense made a handful of key plays that helped them overcome the mistakes. Ronald Darby had an INT that might have been the play of the game. That completely changed the momentum and woke up the Eagles. Fletcher Cox sacked Eli on a 2-point conversion attempt. Brandon Graham disrupted a drive with a 9-yard TFL in the 4th quarter. That tackle moved them out of FG range. They got back in a couple of plays later, but the attempt was long and the Eagles were able to block it.

The big story on Sunday was the play of the offense and the STs. They carried the team to victory. The offense wasn’t great, but piled up 341 yards and 34 points. Nick Foles threw 4 TD passes. The STs prevent four points with the blocked FG and PAT, while also setting up a TD with the blocked punt. That’s an 11-point swing in three plays.

On a day when the defense struggled, it was critical for the offense and STs to make big plays.

The Eagles don’t win without them.


Couple of misc. points.

The Eagles had an epidemic of going backwards in this game. Multiple players got the ball and went backward, trying to find space to run. They lost yards on every one of these plays. It was infuriating to see them do this over and over. I’m sure the coaches will point this out in the film sessions.

The Giants RT got away with some false starts in the game. He finally did one so blatantly bad at the end of the game that it drew a flag.

It almost felt as if the Giants wanted to lose this game. The 4th down throw on the next to last drive was a panic move by Eli. He wasn’t under heavy pressure and just threw the ball toward Engram. On the final drive, the Giants made a curious decision. They had the ball at their own 35 with :08 left. That’s enough time to throw a quick out and get 8 to 10 yards. That puts you near midfield and gives you a Hail Mary chance. Instead, the Giants lined up for a trick play. They had a snapper surrounded by skill players and were going to go with a series of laterals. I like the idea of removing the O-linemen for that play. Good twist. I just don’t see the need to go for a desperation play with :08 left.

Losing a close game is actually ideal. Steve Spagnuolo can show that he got the players to play hard and really compete. The players feel good about playing well. But the team still moves closer to a higher pick.


Doug Pederson had a mixed performance on Sunday. He was aggressive with his play-calling, which was good. The players needed to know that expectations were the same, Wentz or no Wentz. He challenged a “catch” on the sideline that he shouldn’t have. It was close, but there wasn’t proof that Torrey Smith cleanly caught the ball inbounds. Pederson went for it on 4th/1, which I liked. He ran Blount up the middle, which I didn’t like. It was a long yard so I understand not going with the QB sneak, but the Giants had the line stacked and running Blount into it wasn’t a good choice. Late in the game, Pederson kicked a FG to extend the lead to 5. I thought this was smart. Going for the TD on 4th down could have sealed the game, but failing would have left the Giants only needing a FG to win.  

The offensive gameplan was a bit odd, but by design. Pederson had Foles throw a lot of passes. The Giants were 31st in run defense. With a backup at LG and a backup QB, it would have made some sense to feed the RBs. Pederson wanted to get the rust off Foles and let him work on his timing with the receivers. The Eagles only have a couple of games to get ready for the playoffs and Foles has been sitting for three months. Throwing the ball was probably a smart plan.

Jim Schwartz tried a little bit of everything and the results weren’t good. The problem wasn’t the gameplan so much as the execution. It also hurt that Patrick Robinson got hurt and the Eagles had to adjust on the fly. 


Nick Foles had a good game. He was 24-38-237 with 4 TDs and no picks. No turnovers at all.

I felt better about Foles game watching it live than I did on review. The results were good, but his decision-making wasn’t ideal. There were some times when he seemed to be forcing the action. In his defense, he was a bit rusty, having not started a game in a year. Foles made the key plays, especially in the Red Zone. There is plenty of reason to be encouraged. He hung tough in the pocket. He made some really accurate throws in key situations. Foles looked natural running the offense. Timing and chemistry will get better the more he plays with these receivers.

Highlight play of the game came on the opening drive. JPP came free off the edge. As Foles put it, he “Channeled his inner Carson” and got up and under JPP. Should have been an easy sack, but instead Foles moved to his right and tried to hit Smith downfield. The throw was off-target, but the CB panicked and made early contact, drawing a PI call. From loss to big gain. Showed great patience on the first TD pass. Sat in the pocket and waited for someone to come open. That was AJ at the back of the end zone. Foles threw a perfect pass, away from the defender and where AJ could snag it.

Showed real toughness on 2nd Qtr throw. Held the ball as long as he could and hit Ertz over the middle, right as Vernon hit him. Hit Ertz for TD over the middle. Made the throw before Ertz had even finished his route. Trusted that Ertz would cross the face of the DB and be there for the TD. Hit Burton for easy TD pass. Play design was outstanding and Burton was wide open. Those throws can be tough at times because they are so easy, but Foles put it right on him. Loved the TD to Agholor. Gave his guy a chance to make a play. Again, that shows trust.

There were some not so good moments as well. Had a bad sequence to end the 1st Qtr and begin the 2nd. Held the ball a long time and was strip-sacked by Vernon. Barner recovered so it wasn’t a disaster. On the next play, a 3rd down, Foles got rid of the ball quickly. Unfortunately he made a terrible decision and threw the ball into double-coverage. Wasn’t picked off, but easily could have been a pick-six. Off-target on throw to Agholor in the early 2nd. Would have been a solid gain. Forced a pass to AJ in the end zone on play-action pass after the Darby INT. That was a risky throw. Not a good decision. Had Agholor open for TD over the middle in the early 3rd, but forced the ball to Jeffery and it was incomplete. They weren’t on the same page on that play.

Struggled when he double-pumped on his throws. Only did that a couple of times, but it is something to work on. Had Ertz open on 3rd down in the late 3rd and the pass was off target. Should have been a 1st down.

There were several plays where the clock was at zero or about to hit that when the ball was snapped. There was one delay of game penalty and another situation where they had to burn a timeout. I don’t know if that was on Foles, Pederson or a combination of the two. The Eagles need to work on that.


LeGarrette Blount was 7-21, all tough yards. Had a good run in the early 2nd. Went for 7 yards up the middle. Really fought for every yard. Got 3 carries at the end of the game. Didn’t have a lot of room on those and couldn’t get that final 1st down.

Jay Ajayi had a good game, going 12-49 on the ground and 2-40 as a receiver. Caught a pass on 3rd/8 in the RZ. Turned upfield and just did get the 1st down. Huge play to keep TD drive alive. Made poor block attempt on blitzer in the early 3rd. Let the rusher get to the inside and pressure Foles. If he just plays that inside-out, Foles has plenty of time. Had a great showing on 3rd Qtr drive. Ran left for 22 yards on 1st down. Almost broke that for a TD. On the next play, caught a screen and went 32 yards. Set up a TD.

Corey Clement was somewhat quiet. 4-17 as a runner, 1-1 as a receiver. Long run was for 10 yards on a toss play. I love those runs and wish the Eagles used them more often. Had a key block in pass pro on 3rd down in the 4th Qtr. Kept Foles clean and let him get good throw off.

Kenjon Barner made a couple of nice plays. Had an 18-yard run late in the 1st Qtr. Had good blocking and showed speed on the play. Ran outside left on the next play and got 3 yds on that. Made a huge play right after that when he recovered a Foles fumble.


Alshon Jeffery was 4-49-1. Not gaudy numbers, but made some key catches. Had an impressive TD catch. Started to cross the field. Saw DB had good position so he pivoted and went the other way, as the play is designed. Didn’t step out of the back of the end zone. Extended for the ball, snagged it and made sure to get both feet down. Hauled in 15-yd catch over the middle to open the 3rd. Had to really extend and snatch that ball. Tough grab. A couple of plays later caught a WR screen and used good blocks to get 19 yards on the play. Good block on screen to Ajayi that was a big gainer.

Torrey Smith had a huge game a week ago, but came back to Earth. Caught 2 passes for 17 yards. Highlight was drawing a PI call on the opening drive. Had a good block on Ajayi’s long run. Caught 3rd down pass near the GL late, but was flat-footed and couldn’t fight his way into the end zone.

Nelson Agholor had a big game, going 7-59-1. Had to double-catch a 1st Qtr pass. Got hit as ball got there and it popped up, but Agholor grabbed it and held on. Good gain on WR screen. Made an impressive TD catch in the mid-3rd. CB had his back to Foles. Agholor jumped up and reached over the guy to snag the ball. Tough, athletic play. Dropped a pass in the 4th Qtr that would have gone for 15 yards. That set up a key 3rd/8. Agholor got open over the middle and made a tough grab to move the chains. Took a big hit after catching pass inside the 10-yd line late in the game. Held on.

Mack Hollins had a deep ball come his way, but the Giants had him pretty well covered and the pass was a bit off-target.


Zach Ertz had a good game, going 6-56-1. Actually lost yards on second play of the game. Made me a bit nervous seeing Foles complete a pass and lose yards. Failed to catch a 3rd down pass in the early 2nd. Wasn’t a great throw, but still should have been caught. Had blocker in front and should have moved the chains. Caught pass over the middle for good gain in the early 2nd, but then went backwards a few yds looking for space. Dumb. Still a good gain, but don’t give up yds. Caught a TD in the mid-2nd. Went upfield and basically boxed out the DB, giving Foles a good target. Caught the ball and extended it over the GL for the score. Made a critical play in the 4th Qtr. Caught short pass on 3rd down. Fought through a block and turned that into a gain of 15. That got the Eagles into FG range. Key moment. Blocked well, even on runs to his side. Helped open big hole for Ajayi in the mid-3rd. Bad block on 4th/1 run by Blount.

Brent Celek had a really good block of DL on inside run by Blount. Good job on Clement’s toss play. Helped Warmack seal the DE, then released and blocked someone downfield. Blocked well throughout the game. Wasn’t targeted in the passing game.

Trey Burton played well. 2-15-1. Caught a TD late in the half. Play worked perfectly and he was wide open. Easy pitch and catch. Burton did his part to see the route and that helped to get him open. Other catch also came in the RZ, but was a short gain.


Lane Johnson kept JPP under control most of the game. JPP had 3 tackles and didn’t get any big hits on Foles. Johnson was outstanding with his pass pro. Run blocking was more up and down. Got pushed back on 4th/1 attempt. Had a weird moment on run in the early 3rd. Dragged a RB forward. Didn’t get much, but you rarely see that. Got blown up by JPP on run to his side late in the game. Ajayi lost 4 yards.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai had a pretty good game. Was beaten by Vernon in the late 1st Qtr for strip-sack. Got lucky that Barner recovered the fumble. Big V got his hands knocked down on the play. Can’t let rushers do that to him. Veteran move by Vernon. Had a great block on toss play. Pulled and hit DB. Stuck on him the whole play and gave Clement room to run. Had an outstanding block on WR screen. Flew outside and blocked CB, giving AJ lots of room. Generally good in pass pro, but Vernon did give him some problems, especially with knocking his hands down.

Jason Kelce had a great game. Got wide on run by Barner and actually blocked 2 defenders. Short gain, but good blocking. Just demolished a defender on WR screen in the 3rd. Flew upfield and put the guy on the ground, hard. Did a great job on Ajayi run in the mid-3rd. Pulled left and blocked a LB. Got past him and blocked someone else. Ajayi got 22 yds on the play. Got downfield and blocked defender on screen pass that went for 32 yds. Had a great block of Snacks Harrison on 4th Qtr run. Had to reach to get to him and then got under his pads. Gave Ajayi a path up the field for 6-yd gain. Did good work in pass pro all game long.

Stefen Wisniewski missed the game due to an ankle injury and Chance Warmack got the start. Brian Dawkins gave him a pep talk in the tunnel prior to the game and that must be what made the difference as Warmack played his best game of the year. Okay, the bar is set pretty low for that, but still. Warmack wasn’t great or anything close to that. I still can’t stand the way he uses his hands to grab on a regular basis, but he did play pretty well overall. Pulled and sealed defender with good block on run by Barner for good gain. Effective in space, but still awkward. Mainly managed to get out wide and get a hand on defender. Did help in some big gains. Pass pro was effective, but not pretty. At his best vs big guys. Warmack used his hands to get a shot and keep the rusher away. Still too grabby.

Brandon Brooks played well. Great anchor in pass pro. Most of his run blocking was good as well. Got pushed back on 4th/1 attempt. Pulled and had a good block for Ajayi late in the half. Made a great pickup of JPP on loop on key 3rd down late in the game. That gave Foles time to get the pass off and move the chains.

Isaac Seumalo came in as extra TE on 3rd/1 run in the early 3rd. Good block of Vernon gave Blount room to run.


Bad performance by the D, to put it mildly.

  • Giants had 504 yards
  • They only punted 3 times
  • Giants were 10 of 18 on 3rd down
  • Giants ran 81 plays
  • Eli dropped back 58 times and only got sacked once


Vinny Curry had the best game of the guys up front. Used a hard inside move and drew a holding call on the LT on the opening drive. Used a spin move to beat the LT and sack Eli on 3rd down in the RZ. Was wiped out by penalty on Mills. Drove the LT back into Eli, causing an errant throw. Flew off the edge to tackle RB for short gain in the early 3rd. On the next play he drove the LT right back into Eli’s lap and forced an incompletion. Pushed the LT back to Eli a few times. Power rush was effective. Finished with 3 tackles.

Fletcher Cox wasn’t as dominant as usual. Had some strong moments, but the Giants kept  him under control for the most part. Got real good pressure on pass play where Eli rolled out wide. Cox closed in a hurry and almost forced an INT. Got a sack of Eli on the 2-point conversion attempt. Important to prevent points there.

Brandon Graham had a solid game. 4 tackles, sack, TFL. The Giants tried to block him with a TE in the late 2nd. BG just blew by the guy and sacked Eli. I don’t understand teams using a TE to block a good pass rusher. Got a hand in Eli’s face on 3rd/4 throw that ended up incomplete. Made a huge play in the 4th Qtr. The Giants were driving and down to the 33. Graham flew upfield, fighting through the RT’s “block”. Graham got the RB down for a 9-yd loss. The Giants got back into FG position, but that TFL forced it to be a long kick. That’s the FG that got blocked.

Tim Jernigan was somewhat quiet. Jumped offside on opening drive. Hustled to tackle RB on screen pass and not give up a 1st down. Blew up run play to end 3rd Qtr. Got pressure on Eli on late drive, but he was still able to get the ball off.

Derek Barnett was also quiet. Jumped offside on opening drive. Got into the backfield and tackled RB for minimal gain. Flew down the LOS to blow up a run and keep it from gaining any yardage. Didn’t get much pressure.

Chris Long used a spin move to beat the RT and hit Eli half a second after the ball was out on the 67-yd TD pass. Half a friggin second. Let Engram get by him on end around run in early 2nd.

Beau Allen stuffed a run on opening series. Stood up his blocker and moved laterally to make the tackle for minimal gain. Got in Eli’s face on pass play late in the half. Used a club move to get to the inside of the LG and pressure Eli on late drive.

Destiny Vaeao was in on one tackle. Didn’t get much pressure.


Mychal Kendricks was up and down. Had 9 tackles (8 solo). Didn’t make any splash plays. Wasn’t at his best on GL runs on opening drive. Let blockers get to him a couple of yards down the field. Failed to stuff RB on run that came right at him. Still made the tackle, but gave up an extra few yards on that play. Missed tackle of RB out in space on late pass play. Let him get 1st down and out of bounds. Stuffed key run play late i the game. Wrapped up the RB and slammed him down. No gain. Did a great job on bootleg late in the game. Didn’t bite on fake and was in Eli’s face, forcing a quick throw.

Nigel Bradham had a good game. Could have been great if he had any hands. Finished with 11 tackles, TFL and 2 PDs. Broke up short pass to WR over the middle on the opening drive. Got solid shot on RB trying to catch a pass and made sure that was incomplete. Got held by LG late in the half on 3rd/2 run. Play went for 17 yds. Bradham had a chance to stuff it. Did a very good job of tackling RBs in space after catches. Got TFL on run play to end the 3rd Qtr. Made poor tackle attempt when he hit RB from the side and didn’t even try to wrap-up. Must use your arms. Made a great play late in the game…almost. Got into the passing lane when Eli tried to throw a slant and the ball came right to him. Bradham dropped it. Would have been an easy pick-six and sealed the game. Ugh. Gotta make that play.

Najee Goode played MLB. Wasn’t able to make tackle on early TD run.


Malcolm Jenkins was up and down. Had 7 total tackles. Knifed into the backfield to get a RB down for minimal gain. Generally tackled well on passes near him. Had to take over the slot after Robinson’s injury and had some struggles in there. Played off on 3rd/3 and gave up easy completion over the middle for 1st down. Just seemed to lose his WR on play late in the game. Shepard got 13 yards on that and put the ball inside the 10. MJ did get a TFL on the final play, putting a bow on this turd of a game.

Rodney McLeod had another up and down game. Had perfect coverage of Engram on GL pass play and Eli had to throw the ball out of bounds. Made a huge mistake in the early 2nd. WR got free on the sideline. All McLeod had to do was get him out of bounds. Move him 1 yard to the left. Failed to do that and the guy went for 67-yd TD. McLeod made contact, but not enough to move him. Ugh. On the next series, came up and put a big hit on RB on 3rd down to make sure he wasn’t going anywhere. Really floored the guy. Made a strong tackle of RB after short catch over the middle. Had chance for INT late in the half. Would have been tough catch, but did get his hands on the ball. Couldn’t make the grab. Would have prevented points. Wasn’t able to tackle King after he got loose behind Darby in the late 3rd. McLeod hustled to make the play, but got to him right by the GL. Finished with 11 tackles and 1 TFL.

Corey Graham had his best game of the year. Had 8 total tackles and did a good job with that throughout the game. Flew to the ball and put guys down forcefully. Broke up a pass in the early 2nd Qtr. Came around the receiver to knock the ball down. Came up and made a strong tackle of RB after good gain on swing pass. Kept him from getting the 1st down. Had great coverage on 4th down play late in the game. Was in perfect position. Engram initiated contact. Graham pushed his hand off. Giants saw that and wanted a flag. None came. Graham was in such good position that Eli had to throw the ball way up high. Engram had no chance.


Ronald Darby had a rough day. Gave up too many completions and had too many penalties. Beaten on 3rd/8 on opening drive. Darby had TE Engram covered well, but Eli made a great throw and Engram made a strong catch. Beaten on sluggo route for gain of 22. Made the play of the game in the mid-2nd. Lined up off on 3rd/10, but then jumped the route and picked off the pass and ran it back 37 yards. Had to really navigate his way through traffic. Impressive return. That play took momentum from the Giants and gave it to the Eagles. The Eagles outscored the Gmen 27-9 after that play. Got torched for 57-yd TD in the late 3rd. Got sloppy with his footwork and King got behind him. Darby couldn’t make the tackle and King went for the long TD. Played loose on 3rd/17 in the 4th and gave up 11-yd play. That put the Giants in FG range. Kick was blocked, but that was not ideal coverage on a key play. Bit on fake on late drive and drew a flag. Beaten by Lewis for gain of 25. Also drew a flag on that play. Ugh. Had excellent coverage on late play in the end zone. Went up for the ball and got his hands on it, but couldn’t make the grab. The Giants really went after him in the 2nd half and it worked well for them.

Patrick Robinson was up and down, but got hurt in the 2nd half and missed the rest of the game. Got picked on 3rd down pass play. TE hit him over the middle. Should have been easy OPI call, but no flag. Receiver was wide open and had a 67-yd TD on the play. Had excellent coverage of Engram late in the half and forced incompletion. Let WR get behind him in the late 3rd. Should have been a big gain, but the throw was a bit off and fell incomplete. Gave up completion on 3rd/2 throw for 1st down. Needed to stick tighter to the WR on the quick out. 4 tackles, 1 PD.

Jalen Mills had an up and down game. Lots of highs and lows. Broke up a downfield pass on the opening series. Was in perfect position on that play. Had a terrible holding penalty that wiped out 3rd down sack. Gave Giants 1st/GL and they scored a TD a few plays later. Gave up a TD on the 2nd series when he bit on sluggo route and left the WR wide open. Had help to the inside. Can’t bite on inside fake. Terrible decision. On the next drive, he was called for holding. Then he jumped a short route and broke up a pass. Very good break on the ball. Had perfect position on downfield throw in the early 2nd and the ball was incomplete. Wouldn’t let the WR get by or around him. Used sideline to help him. Made a quick tackle of Engram after short catch in the mid-3rd. Finished with 4 tackles.




KOR – Barner averaged 18.7 yds on KORs. Long went for 27 yards.

PR – No returns.

Donnie Jones – Crazy game. The stat sheet won’t show anything, but had a couple of near disasters. Caught a snap and then bobbled it before getting the punt off. Rusher was in position to block that and just missed. On his final punt of the game, kicked the ball with a weird, low angle. You feared that hitting the blockers in the back. No harm, no foul I guess, but wild day. Averaged 46.8 on his four punts.

Jake Elliott – Nailed both his FGs and all the extra points.


Derek Barnett blocked the extra point on the first TD. Got skinny and was able to get between blockers and into the backfield cleanly.

The Eagles came up with a huge blocked punt late in the half. Bryan Braman occupied blockers while Kamu Grugier-Hill looped around and came unblocked up the middle. Block!!! Corey Clement recovered the ball. Set up a short TD that gave the Eagles the lead.

Najee Goode jumped offside as part of the punt return team on 4th/4. Giants got a free 1st down and scored a TD a few plays later. Disaster. Upon seeing the replay, you can see the LS move the ball before the snap. Should have been a penalty on the snapper, but the official didn’t see that. Just saw Goode.

The Eagles blocked a FG in the 4th Qtr. There was a brilliant move involved. Graham moved forward at the snap, but then immediately went backward. His blocker lunged for him and that created a crease, which Malcolm went flying through. He extended his arms and deflected the kick. Great design and execution.

Kamu Grugier-Hill made a great tackle in punt coverage late in the game.




135 Comments on “Game Review – PHI 34, NYG 29”

  1. 1 A_T_G said at 1:04 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    So wait, in reading the review it sounds as if we won? I thought I remembered winning, but with most of the coverage this week I was starting to wonder.

  2. 2 or____ said at 1:09 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    We’re 2 and…. oh nevermind.

  3. 3 ColorSgt said at 2:27 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Good teams find a way to win, even if it’s an ugly game.

  4. 4 daveH said at 3:41 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Id LOVE to seee snow abd FINALLY THE NATIONAL PRESS COULD GET LIVE COVERAGE OF SANTA (in a Raiders helmet. .think player safety as the nfl always do) GETTING PELTED WITH SNOWBALLS

  5. 5 kajomo said at 3:46 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    We were blowing teams out and people were posting articles about how blowing teams out is an indicator of a good team, not close wins.

    We win close games now everyone says good teams find a way to win those games. Clearly this means we are a good team.

    Injuries aside I feel like we were just playing better football prior to our bye week. Since then it’s been sloppy play, blown assignments, and way too many dumb penalties.

    We can’t control injuries, but the sloppiness needs to get cleaned up. I want to get back to blowing bad teams out and will have trouble believing in this team again until we prove we can do that. My concern is we are the classic case of peaking too early.

  6. 6 ColorSgt said at 3:53 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    The penalties are the most concerning thing to me. I think the team will be more focused in the playoffs.

  7. 7 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:10 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Really? I think of the penalties as the easiest thing to clean up. Poor technique that is habitual would be a bigger problem and that’s my concern with Darby.

    Penalties seem the most correctable – perhaps I’m wrong – and the poor tackling second – since we know they can do this, they just need to find the will to get back to that form.

  8. 8 kajomo said at 5:32 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I always kind of cringe when people say things are correctable. If they are so easy to fix why weren’t they avoided to begin with. At this point in the season we should have already worked this stuff out.

    I think a lot of the penalties are a result of poor technique and poor play. When we struggle our DL press and end up jumping early. CBs with bad technique end up holding or interfering. I’m concerned about penalties because they seem like a symptom instead of a cause.

    Btw anyone notice that Darby couldn’t even foul right last week. He was called for penalties twice while giving up the catch anyway.

  9. 9 Dragon_Eagle said at 9:05 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Its a fair point. I see penalties, offsides, false starts, as penalties of focus/concentration. So, yes, a symptom of lack of focus, but correctable with the right coaching and correctable within a week.

  10. 10 ColorSgt said at 10:13 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I guess I’m thinking of it more from a coaches standpoint. They can adjust alignments and personnel, but can’t control defensive holding. You can teach techniques but its not always an easy fix. Tackling is similar, but I don’t think the tackling issue is quite as bad as the penalty issue.

  11. 11 CrackSammich said at 4:02 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    analysis: I’m not saying bad teams can’t be 12-2. I’m just saying that usually they aren’t

  12. 12 kajomo said at 4:48 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Did I read sayvthey were a bad team? All I pointed it was how easily our narrative has changed.

    Let me ask you this, would you rather have this eagles team pre-bye or post-bye? Count me in for pre-bye. It’s not just a Carson thing? This team is not plying the same type of quality football they were.

  13. 13 Guy Media said at 4:42 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    “but the sloppiness needs to get cleaned up.”

    Correct, I’m done with gutless / unfocused / low effort mental mistakes.

  14. 14 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:06 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Some reactions to points from Tommy’s article that I now recall.

    The running backwards?!!! Unless your name is Tavon Austin or DeSean Jackson and we’re willing to trade off a likely 5 yard loss for the occasional, but electric, TD, that’s just a no-no.

    The 4th and 1 with Blount went to the left-side which made it worse. if you’re going to do that, run behind your best run blockers.

    Kelce not being named to the Probowl is a crime. Those OL porn vids from Duffy are awesome.

  15. 15 BlindChow said at 11:41 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Someone needs to go back and see if we’ve ever run right since the injuries hit our OL (I’m too lazy to check tbh). If not, that’s pure negligence on Golden Boy Doug’s part…

  16. 16 xeynon said at 8:49 AM on December 25th, 2017:

    We run right all the time. In fact we do it more than we run to the left. But (1) you can’t run every running play to the same side and (2) we do run successful plays to the left at times, people just remember the bad ones. Ajayi’s big run against the Giants was to the left side and relied on key blocks from Vaitai and Warmack.

  17. 17 Guy Media said at 4:41 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    “I hoped the Eagles would flex their muscles on Sunday and beat down the lowly Giants. Didn’t happen. Not even close.”

    You and me both; they owe us a laugher vs. a crap team on Monday night.

  18. 18 Guy Media said at 4:47 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    “Much as we may hate Eli Manning, he is a borderline Hall of Fame player. I don’t think he deserves to go in, but others do.

    “Others” are assholes who are math challenged, don’t know who Jim Plunkett was, and mistake a team accomplishment for a measuring stick of an individual player. Once that turd Eli is HOF eligible, any HOF voter who wants to talk up his candidacy had better be ready to reap the statistical whirlwind.

    Eli Manning – not HOF (stats as of two weeks ago)
    QB rating rankings 2017-22nd, 2016-22nd, 2015-13th, 2014-15th, 2013-35th, 2012-14th, 2011-7th, 2010 – 17th, 2009 – 11th, 2008 – 14th, 2007 – 25th, 2006 -18th, 2005-23rd, 2004 – 34th

    Mean – 19.2 / median 17.5

    Career stats. 110-100. 60% career completion, 50,635 yards, 334/222 TD/INT, 83.4 rating. 4 Pro bowl

    Other career HOF/potential HOF in Eli’s time

    Romo 94-49, 65% 34,183, 248/117, 97.1 rating, 4 pro bowl
    Rivers 103-55, 64.3%, 49,125, 335 / 163, 94.8 rating, 6 pro bowl
    Big Ben 132-62, 64%, 50,052, 323/173, 93.8 rating, 5 pro bowl
    Brees 140-105, 67%, 69,680, 484/226, 96.7 rating, 10 pro bowl
    Rodgers 94-47, 65.2%, 38,212, 310/75, 104.1 rating, 6 pro bowl
    Brady 193-54, 64%, 65,214, 482/156, 97.8 rating, 12 pro bowl
    Peyton 186-79, 65.3, 71,940, 539 / 251, 96.5, 14 pro bowl

  19. 19 Donald Kalinowski said at 5:46 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I agree. His greatest strength is being a consistently solid QB for more than a decade. The guys you listed had to consistently put up points in shootouts game after game. Eli couldn’t be relied on for that.

  20. 20 Guy Media said at 6:01 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Yeah, you can’t find a HOF QB from the current iteration of the NFL to whom Eli can compare favorably.

  21. 21 ChoTime said at 10:54 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Eli’s greatest strength is he managed to lead two teams to Superbowls. No one really knows how he did it, but he did, and people highly overrate SB wins.

  22. 22 Guy Media said at 6:57 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    “lead” is dubious and opposed to “luck into via chokes by opposition.”

  23. 23 Forthebirds said at 10:28 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    yeah. He had two and Marino had zero. Are these guys even remotely comparable? A fair number of QBs who won the Superbowl were not good QBs.

  24. 24 ChoTime said at 5:04 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Agree personally.

  25. 25 SteveH said at 5:02 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    So I’m about to be shopping instead of watching football. Who the hell thought it was a good idea to have saturday games 2 days before xmas? I bet these are a ratings nightmare.

  26. 26 Guy Media said at 6:00 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Need to set that alarm earlier!

  27. 27 unhinged said at 5:29 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I kinda think that if Concrete Charley and Sam Huff were young men in today’s world…they’d have mediocre draft ratings and opt for law enforcement careers.

  28. 28 Guy Media said at 6:03 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I think if Concrete Charley played that Eli’s punk ass would have never passed Jaws on the games played list.

  29. 29 Guy Media said at 6:47 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Baltimore can feel free to get a TD here and then a takeaway to ice my suicide pick; there isn’t any losing allowed that POS bum brisket and Indy.

  30. 30 eagle60 said at 6:50 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    There have been many, many legitimate points and concerns made in this conversation. And how lucky are we to have Fran Duffy do these incredible breakdowns for us? Thank you sir! I’m thinking that maybe the Eagles are just a tired bunch right now and were victims of ridiculous scheduling last week. A two week road trip against top flight teams on the west coast only to have to go to a division rival’s house afterwards? What moron thought that scheduling up??? After an embarrassing win against the Giants I’m looking for an impressive showing Sunday against a team that is finished for the year. If we don’t have a convincing performance I’m going to start to really worry about our chances. For now I’m just looking at the Giant game as a game that we needed to win and we somehow did while being mentally drained.

  31. 31 Guy Media said at 6:51 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Yeah, the extra day off and being at home vs. a team that has to travel on Christmas should be a recipe for a big win.

  32. 32 Guy Media said at 6:56 PM on December 23rd, 2017:


  33. 33 Guy Media said at 7:17 PM on December 23rd, 2017:


  34. 34 Ryan Rambo said at 10:16 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Uhhhh you ok bud?

  35. 35 Guy Media said at 10:18 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I am now. Baltimore was attempting to put my money to sleep; not cool.

  36. 36 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:05 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Suicide pool pick this week?

  37. 37 Guy Media said at 6:57 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Yes. Should have been a blowout, but at least advancement took place.

  38. 38 Guy Media said at 7:24 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    whew………….Ravens win. That game shouldn’t have been even close to that close, but at least there is suicide advancement.

  39. 39 nopain23 said at 8:18 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    The offense will be fine. What’s concerning is that it looks like teams have figured out out our defense. Quick , short passes that lead into big gains and negates the rush. Hope Schwartz can figure out a way to rectify this soon. If not it will be a quick out for the iggles.
    Maybe the answer lies in long drives , running the ball to protect our defense.

    Our DBs look lost and lacking in confidence.

  40. 40 BlindChow said at 10:00 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I mean, that happened in one game, against the Giants. It was the same game plan they used the last time the defense was “figured out.”

    The Rams and Seahawks both beat us with distinctly different offenses that looked nothing like the Giants’ all-slant game. If you want to be concerned, be concerned about THAT.

  41. 41 Dave said at 8:42 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    The Rams exploited our off-coverage with shallow crossing routes and poor tackling. The Giants exploited it with shallow slants and poor tackling.

    When both teams did go deep, they got pass interference calls.

  42. 42 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:53 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Are the Packers even trying?

  43. 43 Guy Media said at 8:56 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    No, but that’s ok. We’ll handle our business Monday night.

  44. 44 Julescat said at 9:18 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    crap team without Aaron Rodgers

  45. 45 kajomo said at 12:46 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    With a crap HC

  46. 46 Ryan Rambo said at 9:04 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    GO PACK GO!!

  47. 47 Insomniac said at 9:10 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I started Landry over Diggs. Just my damn luck.

  48. 48 or____ said at 12:11 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Well I started Keenum over Bortles and i got rid of Foles last week

  49. 49 Sean E said at 10:48 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Let’s hope Kendricks and Wiz can play!

  50. 50 ChoTime said at 10:56 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    How come division game for us = nearly losing to NY twice, but division game for Minnesota = 13-0 on the road?

  51. 51 FairOaks said at 11:05 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    I feel pretty confident that if Eli was on IR or McAdoo banishment , and we were facing geno instead, it would have been a bit easier.

    Vikings defense is legit, and probably better than ours. They aren’t scoring much either though they are getting some cold outdoor experience right now

  52. 52 BlindChow said at 11:38 PM on December 23rd, 2017:

    Pretty sure the Eagles would have blown out this awful Packers team at Lambeau.

    Keenum had trouble scoring 13 points against a team missing like 5 defensive starters, and that’s WITH two Hundley interceptions. I’m no longer concerned if they come to Philly in January…

  53. 53 SteveH said at 4:11 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    The Vikings just don’t scare me.

  54. 54 Dave said at 8:36 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    At home, yes.

    A conference championship game in Minnesota, where the Superbowl will be held a few weeks later, scares me very much.

  55. 55 Flyin said at 12:52 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Just win.

  56. 56 sonofdman said at 8:12 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Fantasy advice for my championship game:

    Blake Bortles at San Fran or Nick Foles vs Oakland?

  57. 57 RobNE said at 9:18 AM on December 24th, 2017:


  58. 58 Dave said at 8:47 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Michael Irvin on NFL Network right now interviewing Dak. I guess the network feels his Q-score is more important than the sexual harassment claim against him by a former network employee.

  59. 59 kajomo said at 9:14 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    It’s just sexual harassment. Darren Sharper was a serial rapist and they kept him on the air.

  60. 60 FairOaks said at 10:38 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    To be fair, I don’t think they did. They suspended him when arrested for drugs, then a month later they fired him as soon as the rape allegations came to light.

    So, actual arrests seem to be their limit.

  61. 61 SteveH said at 9:28 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Was he asking Dak why his stats were so garbage without Zeke.

  62. 62 ColorSgt said at 11:32 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    “Well Mikey, I’m no Carson Wentz or Nick Foles.”

  63. 63 SteveH said at 9:30 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    So, after getting plastered by the Rams, do the Seahawks come out angry and destroy the Cowboys, or do they continue falling apart. That’s today’s big question.

  64. 64 Forthebirds said at 10:17 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Ugh! Got to root for Seahawks against Cowboys. Can’t stand the Seahawks, but I’d root for a team the Nazis fielded against the Cowboys–and I’m Jewish.

  65. 65 SteveH said at 10:44 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Your priorities are in order!

  66. 66 daveH said at 10:54 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    The C-Ocks have the biggest ffuckk up in Super Bowls history, maybe in ALL of sports history all wrapped up .. they can never she’d it, they can never fully celebrate their ring.. if that provides any comfort.

  67. 67 truehaynes said at 2:50 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    im rooting for the cowboys and against the falcons. i want us to crush the cowboys playoff hopes next week

  68. 68 ChoTime said at 4:44 PM on December 24th, 2017:


  69. 69 ColorSgt said at 11:28 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Definitely don’t want to see the seahawks make the playoffs. And even though the cowboys don’t scare me as a team, I can’t root for them to ever be successful.

  70. 70 RC5000 said at 3:35 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Hmmm. Who better to beat than beating Dallas in the playoffs at home?

  71. 71 Dragon_Eagle said at 10:56 AM on December 24th, 2017:

    Carr channels his inner Nick Foles, but at least you can say our defense is consistent. Raiders 49 Eagles 17.

  72. 72 jshort said at 12:03 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Guess you don’t see FOles getting 8, or Jake goes 1-8.

  73. 73 Bert's Bells said at 12:03 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Nice vid on NFL of “best of Lesean McCoy” a little more than half as an Eagle:

  74. 74 Dave said at 12:28 PM on December 24th, 2017:

  75. 75 Bert's Bells said at 12:33 PM on December 24th, 2017:


  76. 76 scratcherk said at 1:39 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Do we have any rooting interest right now?. I’m rooting for Falcons and against cowboys later

  77. 77 Guy Media said at 1:52 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I’d prefer a Saints win, Rams loss, Panthers loss. Set up Rams beating down Carolina in WC weekend, then Rams back here. Saints up to Vikings to lose there.

  78. 78 scratcherk said at 1:58 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I’d rather play Carolina or Atlanta than rams

  79. 79 Guy Media said at 1:59 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I think the Rams are BS to be honest. We had to do 289 things wrong to allow the Rams to be close to beating us; in their own building. I’d prefer to avoid Brees.

  80. 80 scratcherk said at 2:00 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Def agree about brees

  81. 81 Guy Media said at 2:01 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    And I should have cited D3 for bringing up the QB in the NFC playoffs you don’t want to see is Brees.

  82. 82 RC5000 said at 3:32 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I’d rather meet and beat Cowboys in the playoffs and see Seattle or Atlanta knocked out. Dallas doesn’t scare me even with Elliott.

  83. 83 kajomo said at 3:51 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I really would love to host Seattle. We are the better team and it would show big time on our turf.

  84. 84 P_P_K said at 5:04 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I’d love to get revenge on Seattle in the playoffs. With Wentz in the lineup, I’d be very confident. With Foles, honestly, not quite so much.

  85. 85 RC5000 said at 6:51 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Much rather meet Dak than Wilson.

  86. 86 P_P_K said at 6:55 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I’ve changed my mind. I’d rather enjoy spanking the Cowboys. I’m now with you.

  87. 87 RC5000 said at 7:11 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    We’re more better than Dallas. Wilson makes a bigger difference against us than Dak. I would also rather host Dallas and avenge our playoff loss to them. I’d always love to beat Dallas in the playoffs.

  88. 88 P_P_K said at 5:03 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I can’t bring myself to ever cheer for the Cowboys. If there’s ever a Dallas – NE Super Bowl, you guys will need to put me on suicide watch.

  89. 89 scratcherk said at 2:05 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Wow titans

  90. 90 Guy Media said at 2:12 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    And then the Rams come right back.

  91. 91 Bert's Bells said at 2:16 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Nice butt-pick against Natty Ice.

  92. 92 CrackSammich said at 2:57 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I only get the Redhwaks-Broncos game here, and it is probably the worst game I’ve seen all season.

  93. 93 P_P_K said at 5:02 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Giants – Cards here. Boring.

  94. 94 Insomniac said at 3:29 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Gurley should be MVP this year.

  95. 95 Masked Man said at 3:31 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    You guys think maybe the league DOES NOT want to see a super bowl rematch with the Falcons vs. the Pats? I’m looking at Atlanta at New Orleans.

    I see Julio Jones and Muhammad Sanu getting tackled on their pass routes. I see no flags being thrown for defensive pass interference. I even saw a flag get picked up during an obvious DPI.

    Then I see all the flags getting thrown against the Falcons defense. Flags for the most trivial contact compared to the Saints defenders.

    And when I think about the contact the Eagles defenders got called for last week, it makes it even worse. All these Saints defenders are making much more contact than Ron Darby did.

    That really makes you wonder about these games and these officials….. Saints are a good team. But they’re getting a lot of help today.

  96. 96 CrackSammich said at 3:40 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    That shit is way too well televised to be throwing and fixing games in such an obvious manner.

  97. 97 Masked Man said at 3:48 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Morelli’s got a bad case of “Bird Hate.”

  98. 98 BlindChow said at 3:45 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Guess who’s officiating that game?×433/c39f12e3eb875f92f26bf51b9d59c70d/pete-morelli-ref-patriots-bills-10-03-16.png

  99. 99 Masked Man said at 3:51 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Morelli’s got a tough crew. Doesn’t look balanced at all.

  100. 100 FairOaks said at 4:49 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I assume the saints were at home…

  101. 101 Bert's Bells said at 4:04 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Saints don’t even need the help. Falcons fell all over themselves to lose that game.

  102. 102 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:35 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Atlanta got fucked by the refs today. 2 blatant DPIs that weren’t called (one of which was called but had the flag picked up), the Julio TD, a BS unnecessary roughness call on a kick off return, and etc.

    This sucks. Atlanta was the team I wanted as one of the wildcard seeds

  103. 103 RC5000 said at 6:49 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Good. That city is a horrible sports town.

  104. 104 Duracell said at 7:50 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I lived there for 6 years. Can confirm.

  105. 105 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:40 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    FYI- Atlanta has to beat the Panthers next week and they’re in. They beat both Dallas and Seattle this year which means they have tie-breakers over them. Carolina has nothing to play for so they might rest starters.

    Whoever loses in DAL/SEA gets eliminated.

  106. 106 SteveH said at 5:12 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Seahawks offense is butt.

  107. 107 CrackSammich said at 5:17 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Hey, if they don’t want Dez Bryant, I’ll take em. (not at that price tag)

  108. 108 SteveH said at 5:21 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    It’s weird how Dez’s statistical decline coincides perfectly with Dak’s arrival.

    No one talks about how Dak sucks and has no idea how to use Dez tho.

  109. 109 CrackSammich said at 5:28 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    He’s borderline cuttable next year ($8mil dead to $8.5mil saved) depending on how stuck they are on the cap, but no way in hell he plays under the current contract in 2019 ($4mil dead to save #12.5mil). I’m sure he would be pretty happy to sign a new contract next year elsewhere once Dallas convinces themselves that he’s not good anymore.

  110. 110 SteveH said at 5:30 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I’ll take him. Dak has never had the rapport that Romo had with him.

  111. 111 Insomniac said at 5:43 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    He could be washed up, not going to rule out that possibility as well.

  112. 112 CrackSammich said at 5:29 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Ha, and then he gets stripped of the ball as soon as I say this.

  113. 113 Insomniac said at 5:44 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I’ve been saying that for awhile now. It’ll be nice to know that they need a bunch of Cole Beasleys to make Dak somewhat viable.

  114. 114 SteveH said at 5:23 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I’d be pissed too if my quarterback was butt who couldn’t get me the ball, and all anyone wants to talk about is how I’m in decline, even though when the ball is near me I still make amazing gamebreaking plays.

  115. 115 SteveH said at 5:25 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Jesus Christ the Seahawks offense is butt and a half. That was fucking awful.

  116. 116 Insomniac said at 5:40 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    We lost to them, they must be decent at least.

  117. 117 CrackSammich said at 5:33 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Even the goal post can’t stop Bailey from drilling field goals.

  118. 118 Insomniac said at 5:41 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    When you realize your bench outscored your starting line up in championship weeks… 🙁

  119. 119 SteveH said at 6:12 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Dak sucks and I love it.

  120. 120 Ryan Rambo said at 7:17 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    That’s DAKTASTIC!!!

  121. 121 jshort said at 7:02 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    No one else ignoring their families? Dallas is losing.

  122. 122 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:12 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Missed all day of football being responsible. Anything exciting?

  123. 123 jshort said at 7:16 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Not really. looked over at the blog no posts in over an hour. Looks like cowboys are going down, don’t know if that is good or bad.

  124. 124 Ryan Rambo said at 7:16 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    How would Dallas losing ever be bad??

  125. 125 jshort said at 7:18 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    If seahawks happen to get in play-offs and get hot.

  126. 126 Ryan Rambo said at 7:19 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Fuck Dallas.

  127. 127 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:28 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Yeah, screw Dallas.

  128. 128 RC5000 said at 7:14 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    I personally wanted to take them out either next week or in the playoffs but watching them lose is a good consolation prize.

  129. 129 RC5000 said at 7:20 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Bailey blows!

  130. 130 RC5000 said at 7:21 PM on December 24th, 2017:


  131. 131 SteveH said at 7:23 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Glorious, 2 backbreaking interceptions and a 51 passer rating. This is your weekly reminder that Dak is crap, and I’m gonna keep repeating it until it’s commonly accepted wisdom.

  132. 132 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:25 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Your weekly mantra.

  133. 133 RC5000 said at 7:26 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Call him Dreck.

  134. 134 RC5000 said at 7:25 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Seth Walder
    ESPN Analytics

    Though the Falcons lost today, our live playoff probabilities still give them a 79% chance to reach the postseason.

  135. 135 Ryan Rambo said at 7:37 PM on December 24th, 2017:

    Need some fantasy help! Which 2 should score the most points for Eagles vs Raiders game tomorrow? Ertz, Agholor, Burton, Ajayi? Pick 2 please!!