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Here’s a look at how the Eagles match up with the Cowboys.
WHEN THE EAGLES RUN…
LeSean McCoy had one of his most productive games of the year last week, rushing for 130 yards on 21 carries (6.2 YPC) against the Titans. While it’s worth noting that Tennessee had the worst run defense in the NFL, McCoy looked shifty and certainly had more space than he’d had previously. He’s fourth in the league with 859 rushing yards and is averaging 4.0 YPC. The Eagles are 21st overall in rushing offense, per Football Outsiders. Read more »
The Eagles traveled to Seattle for a Thursday night game back in December of 2011. Trevor Laws predicted that his team was poised to “blow out” the Seahawks but it went the other way on him, as Seattle cruised to an easy 31-14 win at CenturyLink Field.
Recognizing the difficulty of playing all the way across the country on a short week, the NFL established new guidelines for scheduling Thursday night games following that season. With the exception of an occasional divisional matchup, teams are no longer asked to travel more than one time zone to play a Thursday road game.
Dallas is just a time zone away but the Eagles still have to hop a nearly four-hour flight for their Thanksgiving showdown with the Cowboys this week. The fact that Dallas played in New York on Sunday night should help balance the travel factor out some, but it’s a challenge nonetheless.
The Eagles hope that they are designed to deal well with the quick turnaround, particularly as it applies to physical recovery and game-plan installation. Read more »
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Jeremy Maclin has terminated his contract with agents Ben Dogra and Jim Steiner, a representative of the NFL Players Association told Birds 24/7 Tuesday.
He is currently without representation. The move became official on November 20. By rule, a player must wait five days to hire a new agent. That means Maclin is clear to sign with another agent on Wednesday. Read more »
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Here’s a player-by-player review of what we saw from the Eagles’ offense after having re-watched Sunday’s game against the Titans.
Mark Sanchez – There was some good and some bad with Sanchez. He completed 30 of 43 passes for 307 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Sanchez has generally gotten the ball out quickly and done a good job of climbing the pocket when he feels edge pressure. He takes fewer shots downfield than Nick Foles. Per Pro Football Focus, 12.9 percent of Sanchez’s attempts have traveled 20+ yards downfield (15th). With Foles, the number was 18.9 percent (second). Twenty-four of Sanchez’s 30 completions Sunday were within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. Read more »
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LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin both speak at the podium after practice on Wednesdays. The player who talks second will often sit inside the media tent and take in the other’s press conference as they await their turn. Maclin was second man up this week, and had a front-row seat for McCoy’s mini-A.I. rant (“What are we sitting here talking about? Am I the same player? That’s for y’all to figure out. Are you crazy?”), which was capped by McCoy walking off in a lather. (“I’m not going to sit here and play that game. Am I the same player. Are you crazy?”)
Maclin walked up as McCoy stormed out and to break the ice a reporter jokingly asked, “Mac, are you the same player?”, drawing a smile out of the wide receiver.
The answer to that question, by the way, is no: this is the best version of Maclin we have ever seen. Read more »
GREEN BAY, Wis. – A bad day at the office, or a sign of inferiority?
The answer to that question is an important one after the Eagles were steamrolled by the Packers 53-20 in Lambeau Field. A couple key members of the offense made it clear where they come down on the issue. Read more »
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Here is some weekend reading to get you ready for today’s Eagles-Packers game.
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Here’s a look at how the Eagles match up with the Packers. Read more »
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Here are five things to know about the Eagles’ Week 11 opponent, the Green Bay Packers.
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With the Birds not playing until Monday night, here’s some links for your Sunday afternoon.
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