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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/12/13.

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The Eagles were favored in 8 of their 10 straight home losses - JimmyK, Philly.com
The Eagles opened up as 3.5 point favorites at home against Washington next Sunday. The Eagles, as we all know by now, have lost 10 straight home games. They were favored in 8 of them. The Eagles are 5-5 (5-1 on the road), have a tie for the NFC East lead, and the team they are tied with, the Cowboys, is playing disgraceful defense and looks extremely vulnerable. The Eagles have an opportunity to make something special happen this season, but for the love of God, can they get a home win? It's time, Eagles. Get it done

Another Step - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
I think Foles passes the eye test. He looks the part of the starting QB. He has command of the offense. There aren’t wasted timeouts. There aren’t plays where he is completely confused and bickering with the receivers on the way back to the LOS. Foles handles pressure well, for the most part. No QB likes defenders in his face, but I don’t see Foles being overly bothered. He’s able to stay in the pocket if needed. He can slide to the left or right. He can also run. There is no Kolb in his game. That’s where you keep backing up and creating a new pocket 5 yards deeper.

Another Take on Foles - EaglesBlog
Sigmund Bloom is a good football writer and analyst. Here are some thoughts he shared after studying the PHI-GB game.

Domo's Day-After Dissection: Eagles-Packers - Paul Domowitch, Daily News
I know they were missing one of their starting corners, Bradley Fletcher, and I know they lost two more starters – linebacker Mychal Kendricks and safety Earl Wolff -- to injuries early in the game. Still, Scott Tolzien shouldn’t be able to do that to a playoff-calibre defense, even a gimpy one. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis was proud of the way his unit shut down Lacy and Starks. But he knows they gave up too many plays in the passing game.

Breaking down the Eagles’ dominant finish in Green Bay - Andrew Kulp, The700Level
When was the last time we saw the Eagles simply overpower an opponent the way they did the Packers in the fourth quarter on Sunday? What I enjoyed most of all about the victory in Green Bay though was the dominant fashion in which they closed out the game. Following a turnover on downs, the Eagles were awarded the ball at their own 8-yard line with 9:32 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Eagle Eye In The Sky: Packers Review - Fran Duffy, PE.com
Chip Kelly met the media after Sunday’s win and talked about the team effort he saw in the Eagles’ victory over Green Bay. With the amount of injuries the team sustained early on in the game, the offense, defense and special teams didn’t miss a beat. Most importantly, however, you have to think that Coach Kelly is happiest with the dominance his team demonstrated on the ground, both offensively and defensively. Let’s start with the latter. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy was coming off a career day against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, and with Aaron Rodgers on the sideline everyone knew that Lacy would be the focal point, a role he showed against Chicago he was ready to handle. The Eagles defense, playing with sound technique and relentless effort through the entirety of the game, held him to his lowest rushing output since Week 2. It was a great effort by the defense, and it was on display from the start.

Digging Deeper Into the Replay Issue - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
Safe to say, Chip Kelly and his staff have been a little shaky in the instant replay department so far this year. They are 1-for-4 on challenges. Sunday the issue was the decision not to challenge, particularly on one play — a 36-yard reception by the Packers’ Jarrett Boykin in the second quarter. Television replays showed that the receiver’s hand was out of bounds before his second foot came down in the field of play. The call on the field would almost certainly have been overturned. Ultimately it didn’t cost the Eagles — Brandon Boykin came up with an interception later in the drive– but it could have. It’s an area of in-game management that needs to be cleaned up.

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