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All-22: The Unpredictable Eagles Defense

Here are some plays that stood out after having looked at the All-22 tape of the Eagles’ defense against the Cowboys.

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Cheat Sheet: Eagles’ Defense Vs. Cowboys’ Offense

Here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Cowboys’ offense.

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Eagles Midseason Grades (Defense)

We handed out evaluations for the offense earlier. Here are grades for the Eagles’ defense at the midpoint of the season.

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Reid: I’m Not Thinking About 8-8

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidWith every Eagles loss, it’s impossible not to look ahead and think about Jeffrey Lurie’s comments about 8-8 not being good enough for Andy Reid to stay in 2013.

But the head coach insists his future isn’t weighing on his mind.

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Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives

The following players are inactive for the Eagles’ Monday night matchup against the Saints: Trent Edwards, Mardy Gilyard, Darryl Tapp, Danny Watkins, Nate Menkin, Vinny Curry and Nate Allen.

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Eagles-Saints Injury Report

Here is the injury report for Monday night’s game between the Eagles and Saints:

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Cheat Sheet: Eagles’ Defense Vs. Saints’ Offense

Here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Saints’ offense.

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Nate Allen Sidelined At Practice; Sproles To Miss Game

Safety Nate Allen was sidelined for Friday’s practice with a hamstring injury.

Wearing just a jersey and baseball cap, Allen looked on as the rest of the team worked under the bubble at the NovaCare Complex Friday afternoon.

This is a concerning development for the Eagles, who lack quality safety depth. Allen exited in the fourth quarter against Detroit with a hamstring injury a couple weeks back and it cost the defense. Colt Anderson, a quality special teams player but unproven at safety, replaced Allen and the unit suffered for it. If Allen can’t go, either Anderson or David Sims would replace him.

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Twitter Mailbag: On Peters, Asante And Safety Depth

Every Thursday we select a few of your Twitter questions and provide the long-form answers they deserve. For a chance to have your question published on Birds 24/7, send it to @Tim_McManus.

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All-22: What We Saw From the Eagles’ Defense

Here’s a breakdown of what we saw from the coach’s tape in what ended up being Juan Castillo’s final game as coordinator.

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Cox Ejection, Allen Injury Come Back To Sting Eagles

The Eagles were without two of their key defenders down the stretch and it cost them.

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Nate Allen Exits With Hamstring Injury

Eagles safety Nate Allen left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent right leg injury.

Allen was trying to cover Calvin Johnson on a shallow cross that went for 37 yards. He was slow to his feet and was forced to exit. Trainers were working on the upper thigh area.

Colt Anderson replaced Allen.

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Eagles’ Defense Hurt On Third Down Late

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin.Ben Roethlisberger entered the game  with a pristine 145.1 quarterback rating on third down. It is when he is at his best, and it proved true again Sunday. Especially late.

There were two key third-down conversions on Pittsburgh’s game-winning drive. The first was a 20-yard completion to Antonio Brown on a 3rd-and-12 from the Pittsburgh 18. The second was a seven-yard out to Emmanuel Sanders on 3rd-and-4 at the Philadelphia 38-yard line that put the Steelers in field goal range. Moments later, Shaun Suisham booted a 34-yard field goal as time expired to win it for Pittsburgh.

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All-22 Review: What It Tells Us About Nnamdi

With all the talk surrounding Nnamdi Asomugha‘s play Sunday night, we thought we would switch on the coaches tape to see what it revealed. The question being debated: Was Asomugha burned on a couple big plays against the Giants, or was he let down by his safeties?

Let’s zero in on back-to-back strikes from Eli Manning downfield midway through the fourth that set up the go-ahead score for New York.

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All 22: What We Learned About the Eagles’ Defense

Here’s what I saw from the Eagles’ defense after reviewing the All-22 footage from this week. If you missed the post on the offense, click here.