The Linc - Is it mock draft time already?

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

News and notes from around the web for October 13th, 2012

Didinger's Eagles-Lions scouting report
Ray Didinger breaks down the Eagles' game vs. Detroit, including how their success hinges on containing the Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson connection.

Lions at Eagles: Five questions with Bleeding Green Nation - Pride Of Detroit
Pride Of Detroit talks with Bleeding Green Nation, SB Nation's Eagles blog, to preview the Lions' matchup with Philadelphia on Sunday.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: LSU ends Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery at the top - SBNation.com
What's the point of a mock draft in October? Simple. We're an NFL Draft site. This is what we do.

Eagles coming up small on both sides of turnover battle
The Eagles have a minus-7 turnover margin, and that has as much to do with the defense as it does with the offense.

Bye? There's a Bye? Do Tell!
One thing you didn't hear much about in the Eagles' locker room this week is the fact that the Birds have their annual bye next week. Most players are well enough versed in the conventions of the NFL to know that you don't acknowledge you're looking forward to a break when you still have a game to play before the break arrives. Wideout Jason Avant went so far as to proclaim he has made no bye-week travel plans, because he doesn't know what the practice schedule might be.

Cheat Sheet: Eagles' Defense Vs. Lions' Offense - Birds 24/7
Here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles' defense matches up with the Lions' offense.

Eagles' D-line focused on reversing sackless trend
Max protection or not, the Eagles' defensive linemen know they need to get to the quarterback, and they're hoping it starts against the Lions on Sunday.

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