Here’s a look at how the Eagles divvied up playing time against the Giants Sunday afternoon. Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Mychal Kendricks dropped back into coverage and kept his eyes on Eli Manning.
“I knew he wanted to pass to [Brandon] Jacobs,” Kendricks said. “Someone stopped him from passing the first time, and then the second time they came through, someone tipped the ball, and by that time I had already broken and it fell into my hands.”
The “someones” he was referring to were Brandon Boykin and Trent Cole. Boykin came on a blitz from the right edge, and Cole rushed from the same side. Both got pressure on Manning as the ball popped up in the air before it landed into Kendricks’ hands.
The interception came with 10:49 left in the fourth quarter and the Eagles clinging to a 22-21 lead. It also was the first of three straight takeaways that proved to be the difference in the Eagles’ 36-21 win. Read more »
Here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Giants’ offense. Read more »
On Monday morning, Earl Wolff woke up, got something to eat and turned on the tape.
He had made his first NFL start about 20 hours earlier in Denver, going up against Peyton Manning and a potent Broncos attack. Even though the Eagles suffered a 32-point loss, there were plenty of lessons to be gained for the rookie safety.
“As soon as I woke up, I ate breakfast, watched the game, went back through a lot of plays,” Wolff said. “I watched it about two or three times. I watched every play about three times and just was trying to figure out what I can do better in certain situations.”
Wolff is not hiding. Did he make his share of mistakes? Absolutely. But he holds himself accountable and is confident he’ll get better each week. Read more »
The Eagles added a new name to the injury report today: Brandon Boykin.
The second-year corner suffered a shoulder contusion in last week’s game against the Broncos. In case you’re wondering, the injury was not sustained on a play where Boykin was going up against a right or left tackle from his make-shift outside linebacker spot. The injury happened on a punt, Chip Kelly said.
Boykin and Patrick Chung will both be limited in practice today. But Kelly sounded like he expected Boykin to be ready to go tomorrow. The Eagles’ slot corner is even more important this week against Victor Cruz. Rookie Jordan Poyer will take Boykin’s snaps in nickel today.
Kelly was unsure about when Chung (shoulder) would return. He missed Sunday’s game. It sounds like Earl Wolff will join Nate Allen as the starters once again if Chung can’t go.
It’s time to run to the mailbox and steal the report card before Mom and Pops get their hands on it.
OK, fine. Apparently, that’s not how things work nowadays. But you get the idea. We’re a quarter of the way into the season, so it’s time to give out some grades. We’ll do the defense today (position-by-position) and deal with the offense in a future post. Read more »
Here’s a look at how Chip Kelly divvied up playing time Sunday afternoon against the Broncos. Read more »
Here’s what we saw during the Eagles’ 52-20 loss to the Broncos in Denver. Read more »
If you missed the first cheat sheet, click here.
Now, 10 things you need to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Broncos’ offense.
1. I guess we need to start with Peyton Manning, huh? Don’t know how much I can add that hasn’t already been said. He leads the NFL in completion percentage (73.0), yards-per-attempt (9.4), touchdowns (12) and passer rating (134.7). A year ago at this time, the Broncos were 1-2, and many questioned the future Hall of Famer’s arm strength. But with a new stable of weapons, Manning looks as good as ever. The Broncos are the top-ranked offense in the NFL, per Football Outsiders – first in passing and fifth in rushing. Denver is averaging 42.3 points per game. No other team is averaging more than 32.
Here is the first installment.
Player I’ll be watching:
McManus: Mychal Kendricks.