Here’s a player-by-player breakdown of what we saw from the Eagles’ offense after having re-watched.
Nick Foles – He followed up a tremendous performance in Week 3 with another uneven outing in Week 4. Foles went 21-for-43 for 195 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He again took some big hits, but when Foles had opportunities to hit on plays downfield, he didn’t capitalize. The Eagles managed just one completion of 20+ yards all game long.
It looked like the gameplan early was to go with the quick game. Foles completed his first pass to Jeremy Maclin and then went right back to him and misfired. Later on the drive, he overthrew Brent Celek on a corner route that could have resulted in a 25+ yard play. He then overthrew Zach Ertz on the same route to the other side of the field, although it looked like Ertz might have been held on the play. Chip Kelly referred to four overthrows. The third was to Maclin on a deep post in the second. FOX analyst Troy Aikman mentioned that Foles could have probably maneuvered in the pocket before delivering. Foles’ fourth overthrow was to Riley Cooper on another deep post. Read more »
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Here’s a roundup of what the national and local media are saying about the Eagles this week.
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Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.
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Here’s a player-by-player breakdown of what we saw from the Eagles’ offense in the team’s 37-34 win over Washington after having re-watched. Read more »
As we’ve seen over the years, DeSean Jackson is quite comfortable playing the role of antagonist. So it is no surprise that he egged on both Eagles defenders and fans alike after each big play he made Sunday.
And there were a couple of them — none bigger than the 81-yard touchdown catch and run late in the third quarter that knotted the game at 27-27. Using that world-class speed, he flew past Cary Williams into daylight and snared a pretty pass from Kirk Cousins in stride. At the end of the play, a taunt in the direction of Nate Allen, a mocking flap of the arms and a defiant kick of the air to cap his touchdown celebration.
“I’m glad I wasn’t the one trying to tackle him because as a defender, one, you’re already mad you gave up a score,” said Malcolm Jenkins. “But the entire environment and situation and context in which he celebrated is obviously a little smack in the face. But he had a great game, he’s a good player. That’s all you can say.” Read more »
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The Eagles were able to escape Indianapolis with a 30-27 win and a 2-0 record. They are on top of their division and have the No. 1 ranked offense in the league through two weeks. And yet much of the conversation in the locker room late Monday night was about the need to clean up various aspects of their game.
“I think they’re very honest in their assessments and that they can improve,” said Chip Kelly of his players at his day-after press conference. “No one should be patting themselves on the back anywhere. We’re fortunate to be 2-0, we’ve done a great job of coming back in both games but there’s a lot of work in every aspect of the game that we need to work on. That’s the great thing about this group, they understand that.” Read more »
Through two games, the Eagles are ranked No. 1 in the league in both points (64) and yards (878).
That is impressive, especially considering that not everything on the offense is clicking just yet.
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The Jaguars will be without wide receiver Cecil Shorts for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. He has been downgraded to out because of a hamstring injury.
Shorts had 66 catches for 777 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games for the Jags lasts season. More from PFT:
With Shorts out, the Jaguars will count on three rookies (Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns) and second-year proMike Brown at receiver. Denard Robinson is also listed at wide receiver on the roster, but he’s currently the club’s top reserve tailback. The Jaguars also have wide receivers Kerry Taylor and Tony Washington on the practice squad.
The rest of their injury report can be found here.
For the Eagles, Josh Huff (shoulder) and Matt Tobin (ankle) have been ruled out. Chris Polk (hamstring) and Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) are questionable. Riley Cooper (ankle) and Brad Smith (groin) are probable.
The Eagles are 10 1/2 point favorites.
As we count down to the start of the regular season, Tim and Sheil try to answer some of the big questions facing the Eagles. First up, predictions on how the Eagles will fare in their first year without DeSean Jackson. Read more »
Michael Vick believes he saved Riley Cooper‘s career, and he’s not sure the receiver is fully appreciative of that. Read more »