News & notes from around the web for November 24th
Even the Players Know: Panthers-Eagles Is the 'Battle of the Bads'
Check out Panther's receiver Steve Smith's thoughts on the game: "Oh, it’s real exciting," Smith said, sarcastically, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. "You’ve got the battle of the bads, I guess. "They’ve got a lot of things going on, just as we do. But all that goes out of the window. You get to be on center stage in front of friends, families. It’s always exciting to be the only show playing."
Mcall.com: Eagles Insiders : Enemy film breakdown: The Panthers' "read option" rushing attack
This week the Eagles will face another dangerous running QB in the Panthers' Cam Newton, as well as a trio of talented backs in DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, and Mike Tolbert. The Panthers love to run the "read option," which is something a few teams, the Eagles included, have tried this season. We'll show three plays from the Panthers-Falcons game earlier this season.
Detailed Game Review - WAS 31, PHI 6
Oh, boy. Mama never told me there’d be days like this. I wasn’t counting on a win, but I just knew the Eagles would show me something. The Skins have a bad defense. The Eagles had lost 5 straight games and were due for a good showing. Plus, the Eagles almost always do well in division games. I just knew the offense would come alive or the team would show a lot of energy and make some big plays. I did not expect a 31-6 beatdown.
Lack of productive, vocal leader hurting Eagles
The Eagles that are capable of leading aren't producing, and the few Eagles that are producing don't consider themselves "vocal" leaders.
NFL to examine replay rule from Lions-Texans game
The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston Texans touchdown "may be too harsh" and will be re-examined immediately, NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said Friday.
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