Bennett Takes Jab At Eagles; Foles To Pro Bowl

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When Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett was watching film of the Saints’ first-round playoff game against the Eagles, he came away unimpressed with the effort of the Birds against the run.

The Eagles allowed the Saints to pile up 185 yards on the ground on 36 carries (5.1 YPC). New Orleans wasn’t as successful running the ball against the Seahawks, but the Saints were still productive (26/108/4.2).

Bennett had a big game with six tackles, half-a-sack, a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble.

The Eagles host the Seahawks at the Linc next season. On the off chance that I forget that week to ask the players about Bennett’s comment, please give me a reminder.

FOLES A PRO BOWLER

The Eagles have a Pro Bowl quarterback.

While we can all concede that the whole process is silly, Nick Foles earned a spot on the roster last night with the Patriots’ win. Foles was originally named a first alternate, but it’s now guaranteed that one of the players who made it ahead of him – Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Philip Rivers – will be playing in the Super Bowl. That means Foles earns the nod.

Meanwhile, Jason Peters has opted out of the Pro Bowl. He will be replaced by Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown.

LeSean McCoy was the other Eagle originally named. DeSean Jackson and Evan Mathis are second alternates.

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