Three And Out: Eagles-Cowboys Predictions

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with his teammates on the field after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle beat the Cowboys 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with his teammates on the field after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle beat the Cowboys 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Player I’ll be watching

McManus: Brandon Boykin

Boykin made some pretty good memories during his last trip to AT&T Stadium. His interception of a Kyle Orton pass with under two minutes to play last December secured a 24-22 win that punched the Eagles’ ticket to the playoffs.

“It was a big interception and it clinched the division so in essence, yeah, it was the biggest moment of my career as far as making a play,” he said. “But I can’t live off of that, you know what I’m saying? I don’t really care about it anymore. That was last year just like six picks was last year, just like we were division champs last year. You can’t live in the past in this league.” Read more »

Three And Out: Eagles-Titans Predictions

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Player I’ll be watching

Kapadia: Jason Kelce

The Eagles’ starting center returned from injury against the Texans, and it looked like the offense was on track to regain its identity as a run-first unit that used tempo to wear down opponents. LeSean McCoy ran for 117 yards in that game and averaged 4.9 YPC.

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Three-And-Out: Eagles-Packers Predictions

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers

Player I’ll be watching

McManus: Mark Sanchez

Sanchez posted a clean stat sheet in his first start as an Eagle, going 20-of-37 for 332 yards with two touchdowns and no turnovers. As you may have heard this week, Monday’s game marked the first time in his career that he threw for over 300 yards without tossing an interception. 

Now onto frigid Lambeau Field, where an opportunistic Packers defense awaits. Read more »

Three-And-Out: Eagles-Panthers Predictions

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Player I’ll be watching: Mark Sanchez

I’ll take the obvious one this week.

The last time Sanchez started a game was Dec. 30, 2012. He completed 17 of 35 passes for 205 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. The Jets lost to the Bills, 28-9, ending their season.

It’s amazing how much has changed since then. Sanchez missed all of 2013 with a shoulder injury. He turns 28 on Tuesday and how has a chance to make the most of his second opportunity. Sanchez has completed 55.2 percent of his pass attempts in his career and thrown 71 interceptions, compared to 70 touchdowns. Read more »

Three-And-Out: Eagles-Texans Predictions

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Player I’ll be watching

Kapadia: Todd Herremans/Andrew Gardner

Just when it looked like the Eagles were close to getting their offensive line healthy, they suffered a setback. Herremans suffered a torn biceps in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss against the Cardinals. We showed this GIF earlier in the week, but take a look at how he tried to block the defensive lineman on the last play of the game: Read more »

Three-And-Out: Eagles-Cardinals Predictions

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Player I’ll be watching

Kapadia: Jeremy Maclin

When Chip Kelly spoke during the offseason about the importance of Eagles wide receivers beating man coverage, he specifically brought up Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson.

In last year’s meeting, Eagles wide receivers combined for seven catches and 104 yards against the Cardinals. They still won that game, but the offense averaged 4.2 yards per play. Nick Foles was sacked five times, and the Eagles were 5-for-16 on third down.

Kelly opted in the offseason to let DeSean Jackson go in favor of re-signing Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper. Maclin leads the team with 27 catches for 445 yards, but he’s been targeted 60 times. He’s tied for the second-worst catch rate among wide receivers with 40 targets or more. Read more »

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