NFL Sunday Open Thread: Week 8

This is a prime example of how to stump-ify the leg. And maybe they should take a cue from the Cardinals if they really want to use red.

The Eagles are on their bye week but there is plenty of action today, starting with a 9:30 tilt from London between the Lions and Chiefs.

As for the NFC East: The Giants are at the Saints (1 p.m.) and the Cowboys host the Seahawks (4:25). Washington is on its bye as well.

Feel free to join the discussion in the comments section below.

Three-And-Out: Eagles-Panthers Predictions

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Cam Newton. (USA Today Sports)


McManus: Sam Bradford.

Sorry to be so obvious, but I’d be lying if I said my focus was going to be anywhere else.

Given the evidence presented over the first six weeks, the Eagles appear to be equipped with one of the best defenses in football. The front seven is rock solid, reinforcements could be on the way in the form of Mychal Kendricks and Kiko Alonso, and the back end appears to be steadily improving as the familiarity grows. They might just be good enough to make something of this season.

But they’re going to need the cooperation of their quarterback. The defense ranks second in the league with 16 takeaways. Problem is, the team is just plus-two in the giveaway/takeaway department thanks to 14 turnovers on offense. Bradford has been charged with 10 of those — nine by interception with one fumble lost.

Chip Kelly said that one of the reasons he was interested in Bradford was because of the way he took care of the football. (He had 59 TDs to 38 INTs in St. Louis). So far, Kelly is not getting what he signed up for. The QB needs to snap out of it, and quick, because multiple turnovers on the road against Carolina will probably result in an ‘L’. Read more »

NFL Open Thread: Week 6 Sunday Games

Photo by: USA Today Sports.

Photo by: USA Today Sports.

The main event is tomorrow night at 8:30, so until then, we might as well take in some other matchups. There are a few decent games on tap, including one that involves an NFC East team.

Washington, fresh off Kirk Cousins’ game-ending pick six, travels to New Jersey to play the Jets. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are on their bye week. Kick back, enjoy the games and feel free to join in the conversation below. Read more »

Press Coverage, Ep. 6: A Giant Game Looms

In the latest episode of Press Coverage, Tim and Josh find themselves in a swankier new setting following the Birds’ win over the Saints.

They discuss whether the Eagles have fixed their early-season problems, and what to expect from Chip Kelly’s team in a Monday Night showdown with the Giants.

Press Coverage, Ep. 5: Salvaging The Season

Ahead of a Week 5 showdown with Drew Brees and the Saints, Tim and Josh explore what it would take for the Eagles to successfully salvage their season. They also offer up their respective takes on Sunday’s showdown at the Linc, with Josh looking for his first correct prediction of the season.

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