Marcus Hayes: Watters lives with aftereffects of punishing football career
FOR WHO? For what? Forever. Forever, Ricky Watters will live with his infamous dismissal, his implication that his health was more important than winning a football game. It is what many fans will remember, with disgust, on Sunday when he addresses them as an honorary captain before the Eagles play the Lions. It is ugly irony, then, that, forever, Watters will live with pain he suffers from carrying and catching footballs at Veterans Stadium, among other places; pain, from head to toe.
Lions-Eagles: A chance for turnovers - NFC North Blog - ESPN
The Lions' three takeaways are tied for the fewest in the NFL. Not surprisingly, they've been outscored 30-15 in the first quarter and 30-16 in the second quarter.
Enigmatic Eagles have no problem moving the ball, but just can’t score - The Washington Post
Piling up yards isn’t translating into points for the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite averaging 383.4 yards of total offense per game, the Eagles are next-to-last in the NFL in scoring. Only Jacksonville (13.0) is averaging fewer points per game than Philadelphia (16.0) through five weeks.
Eagles: Defense can't get their hands on turnovers - CBSSports.com
Most of the focus has been on all the turnovers the Philadelphia Eagles have made on offense this season, but they're also having trouble creating turnovers on the other side of the ball. The Eagles' defense has forced just turnovers -- one fumble recovery and six interceptions. Four of those takeaways -- all interceptions -- came in the season-opener against Cleveland, which started a rookie quarterback in his first NFL game and is 0-5. In the last three games, the Eagles have forced just one turnover.
Babin avoiding excuses for Eagles' sack drought
The Eagles haven't sacked the opposing quarterback in two games, but Jason Babin is done making excuses for a deep, skilled defensive line.
Bob Ford: Could this be the week Eagles' return units deliver?
Every week, it is the same. The Eagles' special-team return units gather to watch a replay of the previous game and, every week, there's another touchdown or two that just didn't quite happen.