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LeSean McCoy played his college ball Heinz Field as a member of the Pitt Panthers
Les Bowen: Homecoming won't distract McCoy from task of winning
LeSean McCoy played and practiced at Heinz Field when he starred for the Pitt Panthers. Got to know the Steelers' players and coaches. McCoy said Friday he would even watch Steelers games at the home of then-Steelers wideout Santonio Holmes, with some of Holmes' friends. Sunday's Eagles-Steelers game will be the first regular-season trip to Pittsburgh for the NFL's current third-leading rusher, and it means something.
Eagles Defense by the Numbers Through Four Games
Now that some folks are finally starting to come around on Juan Castillo -- very slowly, we will add -- we thought it would be helpful to look at some of the numbers that explain why.
Kurt Coleman Thinks Defense Can Be Best In Eagles History - Birds 24/7
Kurt Coleman was discussing the difference between last year’s defense and the 2012 version when he casually dropped this on the media. "When the defense is out there to hold them out, we’re able to do it. We’ve proven that," said Coleman. "We love getting on the field because we want to become the best defense in Philadelphia history, and in the league."
Weekend mailbag: Eagles vs. bye weeks - NFC East Blog - ESPN
We went to the Elias Sports Bureau and found that, since the current divisional format began in 2002, teams that are not coming off bye weeks and playing against teams that are have a record of 123-156-1 (.441 winning percentage). That is obviously somewhat discouraging if you're an Eagles fan looking ahead to this middle portion of the schedule.
Rookie snap counts through the quarter pole of the season – Blogging the bEast
Eagles come in at #8
Demise of Ball-Hogging Diva Wideouts | National Football Post
Cameron Martin of NFP partner Real Clear Sports looks at how the receiving mix is evolving, and previews the weekend's action
Eagles brace for Steelers blitz
The preparation in the offensive meeting room this week for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers might have seemed familiar to the Eagles. The schemes they watched come close to what they saw two weeks earlier when they prepared for the Arizona Cardinals.