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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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.
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.
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.