Last week, news broke of the NFL’s new rules for social media, which went into effect last Wednesday. The rules prohibit teams from using video or GIFs during games and restrict the streaming of press conferences. Teams are also limited to retweeting the official NFL account for game highlights, and can post a maximum of 45 videos and/or animated GIFs on non-game days.
The NFL says the rules were developed in the summer, but many see them as a response to slightly sagging ratings this year, saying the league wants to control how fans see the games. Fines are $25,000 for a first offense, $50,000 for a second offense, and $100,000 for third and further offenses.
Following the new rules, the Eagles did not post any game highlights during a 27–20 loss to Washington yesterday. But after Malcolm Jenkins returned a Kirk Cousins interception for a touchdown to tie the game at 14, the Eagles had a bit of fun with the new policy. Read more »
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The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to face the Washington Redskins in a Week 6 matchup at FedEx Field. The Birds are trying to pick up their first division win of the 2016 NFL season and advance to 4-1. We’ll periodically update this thread throughout the game with highlights, drive summaries, score updates, and more. Feel free to jump in the comments below. Read more »
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The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 NFL schedule continues this Sunday as the team is set to play a road game against the Washington Redskins (3-2). The Eagles (3-1) are trying to get a win after losing to the Lions last weekend.
This weekend represents a big opportunity for the Birds. Not only can the Eagles put a disappointing loss in Detroit behind them, but more importantly they can jump out to a 1-0 record in the division. Washington is the first NFC East opponent the Eagles will face this season. Read more »
Jim Schwartz. (Jeff Fusco)
There’s no question Jim Schwartz offered the quote of the day (and maybe quote of the season) during his entertaining press conference on Thursday morning. The Eagles defensive coordinator didn’t hold back when weighing in on the most recent Nigel Bradham arrest. Read more »
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The Philadelphia Eagles worked out a total of six free agents on Monday, per NFL insider Adam Caplan. The list includes three tight ends, two defensive backs, and one quarterback. Read more »
Wendell Smallwood. (Jeff Fusco)
The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0 after surprisingly dominating the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday by a final score of 34 to 3. Here’s a look at 10 things to be learned from this blowout win. Read more »
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The Philadelphia Eagles host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Week 3 game on Sunday, Sept. 25. Here’s how we expect it to play out: Read more »
Carson Wentzmania got even bigger this week, as the Eagles went into Chicago and beat up on the Bears, 29-14. Carson Wentz has played two games and, so far, he can do no wrong.
Wentz went 21-for-34 for 190 yards and a touchdown in Monday night’s win. Coach Doug Pederson says Wentz is playing like a 10-year vet. The Eagles had the best point differential in the league after Week 2. They are 2-0 for the first time since 2014. They are going to the Super Bowl, baby!
Okay, they’re not Super Bowl-bound. But people are excited about the Eagles rookie QB. Wentz’s hot start has the bootleggers going wild: Hustlers were selling bootleg Wentz T-shirts on two different Center City corners this morning, and online there are a ton of Wentz bootleg jerseys of various styles and colors.
Which brings us to a website I came across earlier this week: NFLJerseyOutlet.com. Designed to look like the NFL’s official website, this bootleg site has some of the worst NFL jerseys I’ve ever seen. Let’s take a look. Read more »
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Now that Week 2 of the 2016 NFL season is over, let’s take a look at the updated standings in our weekly NFL game predictions. Chris is in the lead while Brandon and the readers are tied at the bottom.
Every Thursday, the Birds 24/7 staff will predict the winners of each and every game. We’re also inviting you, the readers, to get involved by voting in the polls below. We’ll take your favorites to win each game and log them in the “Readers” column in the prediction table. We’ll tally the results along the way and see who comes out on top at the end of the season. Feel free to post your own predictions or discuss the writer predictions in the comments. Read more »
Carson Wentz. (Jeff Fusco)
Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, Carson Wentz was often linked to Ben Roethlisberger as a pro comparison. At least one scout is on the record for believing the two quarterbacks share similarities. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson doesn’t seem to disagree. Read more »