Philadelphia Eagles

Next 3 weeks are make or break for the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are sitting tied with the Dallas Cowboys atop the NFC East at 8-3  and are in control of their own destiny. They have five games left, one each against the divisional bottom dwelling Giants (3-8) and Redskins (3-8), two against their division rival’s from Dallas and one against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks (7-4). This week, on Thanksgiving, they play Dallas for sole ownership of the NFC East title (at least for the week). They then go on to play the Seattle Seahawks in a game that will most likely have significant playoff ramifications. After that, they face off against the Cowboys again.
The Eagles hope to be celebrating in Jerry-World again on Thanksgiving day.
If the season ended today Philadelphia would be the third seed, losing out on a bye to the Green Bay Packers (8-3), who tore apart the Eagles just two weeks ago. That being said, Dallas is also 8-3 and only loses the tiebreaker to the Eagles based on divisional win percentage, which is subject to change with

Cowboys center fires back at Bennie Logan over diss about Dallas’ offensive line

In a couple of days the Dallas Cowboys will meet their arch rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving. I guess you could say this is kind of a big deal.
As you might expect, there’s been plenty of trash talk going on between the two NFC East leaders in recent days. First, Eagles defensive lineman Bennie Logan took a shot at the Cowboys’ offensive line, telling CSNPhilly that they’re not all that special:
Eagles NT Bennie Logan doesn’t think the Cowboys offensive line is special http://t.co/Dr7eRccQ7y pic.twitter.com/2YoNPFP6bW
— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) November 25, 2014

“Yeah, they’re OK. I don’t really know what’s great about them…. The running back’s having a good year running, but I don’t see anything spectacular about them.”
While nobody can deny DeMarco Murray has been fantastic this season, a large part of his success is due to his offensive line, which blocks for the run better than any other unit in the league.
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Travis Frederick fires back at Eagles over comments about Cowboys’ offensive line

In a couple of days the Dallas Cowboys will meet their arch rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving. I guess you could say this is kind of a big deal.
As you might expect, there’s been plenty of trash talk going on between the two NFC East leaders in recent days. First, Eagles defensive lineman Bennie Logan took a shot at the Cowboys’ offensive line, telling CSNPhilly that they’re not all that special:

Eagles NT Bennie Logan doesn’t think the Cowboys offensive line is special http://t.co/Dr7eRccQ7y pic.twitter.com/2YoNPFP6bW
— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) November 25, 2014

“Yeah, they’re OK. I don’t really know what’s great about them…. The running back’s having a good year running, but I don’t see anything spectacular about them.”
While nobody can deny DeMarco Murray has been fantastic this season, a large part of his success is due to his offensive line, which blocks for the run better than any other unit in the league.

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Jeremy Maclin not happy with Riley Cooper’s contract remark

If you looked at the contracts for Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, you might think the numbers are backwards. Back in February, Cooper signed a five-year, $25 million extension with the Eagles. Maclin signed a one-year deal that could be worth up to $6 million just a few days later. This…Read More

Eagles prepare to run the gauntlet as Dallas looms…

The gauntlet portion of the Eagles’ schedule begins this Thanksgiving in Dallas. It is a 3-game stretch that goes like this:
at COWBOYS…….. November 27;
SEAHAWKS (home)… December 7;
COWBOYS (home)…. December 14.
It’s an especially tough stretch because of the extra physicality demanded to slug it out in the trenches with the Cowboys and the Seahawks. Neither opponent can exactly be described as a “finesse” team.
First defensive task at hand: containment of the Cowboys’ running game. Every good thing Tony Romo does for Dallas is built off establishing his running game, including short screens.
Adam Hermann of PE.com produced a nice graphic to illustrate the crucial challenge for the Eagles to stuff the run in Dallas:

You can read Adam Hermann’s entire preview and see the graphic in its original size by linking to:
Defense Knows Stopping Murray Is Key
“It’s going to be huge for us to not let [DeMarco Murray] get going,” linebacker Connor Barwin said on Monday. “When they can run

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy awarded huge Week 12 honor

Twelve weeks into the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime.
How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad.
Who fell into each category? Here are the “Heroes and Goats” from Week 12:
HERO NO. 5
Blount looked comfy again in New England
LeGarrette Blount – Less than a week after getting released by the Steelers, the once-former Patriot was back in the lineup in New England, filling the void in the backfield caused by the sudden fall from grace of last week’s fantasy football supernova – Jonas Gray. The vagabond running back responded with 78 yards and two touchdowns on just 12 carries, proving that he’s most at home in the Patriots backfield.
GOAT NO. 5
Stanton wasn’t ready for the big time
Drew Stanton – The Cardinals traveled to

This brilliant young Philadelphia Eagles fan knows the true meaning of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we show gratitude for our blessings. It’s a wonderful tradition that brings out the best spirit of giving and community in America.
This brilliant young Philadelphia Eagles fan knows exactly what I’m talking about. In a poignant essay, he describes the true meaning of the holiday:
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Philadelphia Eagles: A defensive stat needed to defeat the Cowboys in week 13

Philadelphia Eagles (8-3) @ Dallas Cowboys (8-3)
Thursday, November 27th
4:30, FOX, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Before the season, this Thursday’s game looked to be another step for the Eagles to dominate the division and for the Cowboys to settle in to another 8-8 (or worse) season. Instead, the day has as much importance in giving thanks as it does deciding the NFC playoff picture. The Eagles and Cowboys are separated by just a divisional game, making the outcome of this game the most important one for either team on the season thus far.
The Philadelphia Eagles are having no trouble putting up points, as their 31.1 points per game is good for 3rd best in the league. They’re also averaging over 400 yards per game on offense. The Cowboys are fairly middle-of-the-road on both defensive fronts, ranking 19th and 13th in passing and rushing, respectively.
However, much of the Eagles’ offensive numbers are padded by the quality of the opponent—or lack there of. The combined winning percentage of all 8

Twitter Tuesday: Trash talk between the Eagles and Cowboys in full swing

The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys will meet in Dallas on Thanksgiving. The winner of the game will take the lead in the NFC East. Even though the game doesn’t start until Thursday, the trash talk is already in full swing between the Eagles and Cowboys and their fans:
#Eagles NT Bennie Logan says he’s “tired of hearing about” the Dallas O-line: http://t.co/aTIf7zSyVU pic.twitter.com/UnitdEE1Je
— EVG™ (@TheEaglesJunkie) November 24, 2014
 
Overheard at #TENvsPHI: http://t.co/QGtFQTDhqu pic.twitter.com/NmtxVeyt6p
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 24, 2014
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Philadelphia Eagles current confidence level from national media is eye opening

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately start to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see.
What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide an answer.
12 weeks into the 2014 season, here’s where each team stands, including an updated “confidence level” showing how the editors of cover32 feel about every franchise at the moment:
AFC EAST
Buffalo Bills – There are plenty of reasons why the Bills should perform poorly tonight; after all, they’ve had one of the most bizarre preparation weeks in NFL history, unable to get to their practice facility due to the Buffalo blizzard, having to travel to Detroit for their “home” game against the Jets and playing an early Monday-night affair. But if they’re resilient, a win gets them right back into the AFC wild card

Eagles Injury Update: Emmanuel Acho exits with groin injury

Yet another linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles has been sidelined.Inside linebacker Emmanuel Acho excited in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans due to a groin injury. Acho will receive a MRI on Monday. #459138639 / gettyimages.com Without both DeMeco Ryans and Acho, expect Casey Matthews and Marcus Smith to recieve additional snaps. The two must step up as the Eagles will face off against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving afternoon.Following a victory against the Titans, Philadelphia will enter AT&T Stadium with an 8-3 record. Dallas also comes into Thursday’s game with an 8-3 record following their comeback win vs. the New York Giants. Like what you’re reading? Subscribe to our email list for daily injury updates! Email Address Follow @sprtsinjryalert For more commentary and analysis, visit our friends at Last Word on Sports!

When will Nick Foles play again? Eagles head coach Chip Kelly updates his status

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles inside linebacker Emmanuel Acho left Sunday’s game with a groin injury and will not practice Monday as the team turns its attention to Thursday’s Thanksgiving showdown in Dallas against the Cowboys.
Depending on the result of a Monday MRI, Acho’s absence Thursday could thrust first-round pick Marcus Smith into an expanded role …
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WATCH: Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin sacks the crap out of Zach Mettenberger

One of the coolest things about watching the Philadelphia Eagles this season has been the development of their pass rush. Every week it seems the Eagles are getting a great deal of pressure and hits on opposing quarterbacks.
As of today the Eagles have 38 sacks for the season, second only behind the Buffalo Bills. (Last year they ranked ninth.)
Nobody has embodied this transformation better than linebacker Connor Barwin, who leads the team with 12.5. Yesterday Barwin added two to his collection, including this monster hit on Zach Mettenberger of the Tennessee Titans:

Awesome.
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Eagles rookie Josh Huff proves to Chip Kelly he isn’t scared

PHILADELPHIA — Dating back to Eaglesrookie wide receiver Josh Huff’s first game at the University of Oregon, head coach Chip Kelly would ask him if he was scared in the final moments before the game.
Huff’s answer was always the same ‘No, I’m not scared,’
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Philadelphia Eagles bounce back against Titans

The Philadelphia Eagles (8-3) got things rolling again, outplaying the Tennessee Titans (2-9) in just about every statistical category on their way to a 43-24 win. Perhaps the most encouraging takeaway from the game was the play of LeSean McCoy, breaking 100 yards rushing in the first half. The victory proves vital, as the Eagles enter a 3-game stretch that includes two match ups with the Dallas Cowboys.
Game Notes:
The special teams started off the day with a 107-yard kickoff return for a TD from Josh Huff. The TD marks 10 defensive and special teams TDs on the season, which doubles the next best team in the league.
LeSean McCoy then got rolling in the subsequent possessions on his way to 130 yards on 21 carries. His 2-yard TD run in the second quarter is just his second on the year, but a big confidence boost and good sign moving forward.
Mark Sanchez spread the ball around evenly to his receivers. Sanchez finished 30/43 for 307 yards, completing passes to 9 different receivers. While Sanchez threw 2 INTs