The Linc - Eagles Football Is Back!

Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) before the start of the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 27-17. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia Eagles Expect Improved Run Defense In 2012 - SB Nation Philly
The Eagles played poor run defense in 2011. They focused on improving it during the offseason, but didn't expect to be without Mike Patterson and Antonio Dixon. Is there any cause for concern? Can the team stop the run?

Final Word: NFC East - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The Eagles should not be at a disadvantage just because the Browns are the home team in Sunday's game. Since this new incarnation of the Browns entered the league in 1999, it is 1-12 in season-opening games. The second-worst record in season openers over that same period of time is 4-9, shared by the Raiders and Chiefs.

Wide-nine has transformed Philadelphia Eagles' defense | NJ.com
Football players speak a complicated language; a shotgun marriage of numbers and words. So while the term wide-nine means little to a lay person, it's meant a transformation for the Eagles' defense.

Start 'em, Sit 'em, Smash 'em | National Football Post
DeSean Jackson & Jeremy Maclin, WRs, Philadelphia Eagles: We’ve been hammering this one for a while and see no reason to change our minds heading into the weekend. The Birds are averaging a ridiculous 31.8 points per game over their last four season openers and travel to Cleveland this Sunday to take on a Browns team that has nobody excited. Make sure Jackson and Maclin are in your lineups for Week 1. They’re going to produce.

For the Eagles, a fast start is a must
The Eagles are aiming to put a disappointing 8-8 season behind them with a fast start in Sunday's season opener against the Cleveland Browns.

After tribulations of 2011, Eagles' Maclin primed for breakout season
Life would seem to be grand for Jeremy Maclin. He's 24 and on the cusp of NFL stardom if the season goes as planned.

Iggles Blitz " Blog Archive " Some RB, LB Talk
Based on some comments from Eagles coaches, it sounds like Bryce Brown is now going to be the backup RB this week vs Cleveland. Part of this is due to Dion Lewis being less than 100 percent, but it is a very interesting development.

LeSean McCoy vs. Browns Run Defense and Four Other Key Match-ups on Sunday
As you may have heard by now, the Eagles kick off the regular season on Sunday in Cleveland against the Browns. And as we are wont to do around here before a big game, we took a look at some of the big match-ups ahead, examining and breaking down what will tilt the scales in either team's favor.



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