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Another rookie rising for Eagles besides Wentz…

Somewhat obscured by all the fuss over Carson Wentz is the progress being made by another Eagles rookie. With 5:48 remaining in the third quarter, rookie running back Wendell Smallwood gained the most significant yard in his career. Smallwood recorded his first NFL touchdown out of the shotgun on a one-yard run during the 34-3 win […]

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Solid, complete game by Eagles shocks Steelers, 34-3…

Shocked me, too! I expected a competitive effort from the Birds, but I was blown away by how much they seemed to dominate at the point of attack and how their safeties seemed to anticipate every go-to route called by Big Ben. Doug Pederson’s play-calling on offense was superb. Sound tackling and a party-crashing pass […]

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Eagles-Steelers Livefyre tailgate party…

This is interesting— although Vegas has set the odds for this game with Pittsburgh as a 4-point favorite, Odds Shark has predicted via their computer simulations a 22.3 to 15.5 final score in favor of the Eagles. The Over/Under is 47 points. Here is Odds Shark’s rationale: “It’s too early to say for sure, but […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 07:  Isaac Redman #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by Nate Allen #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the game on October 7, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Steelers an acid test for Eagles?— you betcha…

Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich deflected questions yesterday about what he thought about going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense with this: “I think the early signs are good, but when we’ll really find out how good it is is when we hit a few bumps in the road,” Reich said. “You’d be crazy to […]

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Big Ben has words of wisdom for Carson Wentz

Nice show of sportsmanship displayed by the Steelers’ Big Ben Roethlisberger in a media conference call on Wednesday as he dished out compliments as well as career advice aimed at his opposing starting QB: “[Carson Wentz and I have] talked a lot. But the thing that I thought was most important, and I try to […]

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Eagles ingredients for a good team win…

(Photos by Hunter Martin of the Eagles PR staff) The winning mix of ingredients so far for the 2016 Eagles, as concocted by Chef Dave Spadaro at PE.com’s kitchen: 1. NO GIVEAWAYS 2. WINNING IN THE RED ZONE 3. CONTROLLING TIME OF POSSESSION 4. DEFENSIVE THIRD-DOWN EFFICIENCY So far so good. Far from perfect—but good. […]

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Destiny’s Child swings it for Eagles over Chicago, 29-14…

You never know where a true turning point in a game will be…but for me, it was Eagles backup defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao, who  sacked Jay Cutler on a hard hit and forced a fumble, leading to Chicago’s first turnover of the night. Take a look here: The Eagles  at the time led the Bears 9-7 […]

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Tough game for Eagles’ first road test in Chicago…

Historically I base these Game Day Preview articles off what AccuScore has done with their mainframe simulation of the game. Unfortunately AccuScore now wants $350 a pop for access to their computer’s prediction. That’s a little bit too much rain for my gutters to handle. So here’s a new  source: Odds Shark , which is affiliated […]

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Eagles prepare for “DA BEARS” necessities…

First I will harvest some of our esteemed BORED members’ comments on the upcoming showdown with the Chicago Bears on Monday night: HOPPER:   “Chicager still wants to run the Foose. They will feed my boy Langford….key is to stop him and make them one dimensional. Alshorn WAS my boy…but is quite fragile…for the past […]

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Jim Schwartz’ Eagles defense is getting thin at cornerback

Suddenly the Eagles have a cornerback shortage—and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is going to have to figure it out fast. One defensive concern for the Eagles going into the Monday night game against the Chicago Bears—they’re down to 3 healthy cornerbacks on the current active roster if Leodis McKelvin can’t play. McKelvin sustained a hamstring strain […]

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Eagles host Browns Livefyre Tailgate Party…

And so here we are… if it gets any more real than this, I’ll have to break down and buy a big-screen Hi-Def TV… Here are some valid observations from our former pharaoh Dave Spadaro: “Who plays fullback for the Eagles if needed? It sounds like head coach Doug Pederson is mulling his options. Trey […]

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Oooo-ooo- that smell? That smell of Eagles football all around you…

Denver pitches a pseudo-rookie QB vs. Cam Newton and somehow wins 21-20… makes me think maybe there is an extra glimpse of potential short-term success for Carson Wentz… But unlike about Denver, the thing nobody talks about much is the Cleveland Browns’ defense… There is a new sheriff in Cleveland with longtime defensive coordinator Ray […]

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Cleveland Browns would love to ruin Eagles home opener…

Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns passes during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) What are the chances the Browns come into town this weekend and shock the football world? Probably just […]

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I ain’t gonna work on Howie’s farm no more… a Philly tribute to Bob Dylan…

It troubles me a little as an Eagles fan—this apparent hell-on-wheels jettisoning of many well-thought-of players whose only obvious sin was they were recruited by Chip Kelly, who was Dr. No compared to GM Howie Roseman’s recreation of Goldfinger… Joe Banner, a longtime Philadelphia Eagles executive now working in media, suggested Tuesday the Patriots got […]

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