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‘A Completely Different Guy Right Now’ - The MMQB
Mark Sanchez won over Philadelphia and celebrated Monday night’s win with cheesesteaks. Remember the butt fumble? His transformation began in January with an intervention disguised as a lunch meeting.

Eagle Eye: A Violent Display By The 'D' - PE.com
Monday night’s win over the Carolina Panthers was big in a number of respects. Any win over a conference opponent is always a big deal, but doing so in the first game without quarterback Nick Foles or linebacker DeMeco Ryans in the lineup was an impressive feat. Let’s jump right in to see how the team performed under the lights in prime time. Mark Sanchez did a nice job in his first start under center. Were there some plays he’d like to have back? Sure. But overall I thought he moved the ball well through the air, was accurate and made good decisions with the football.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Getting To Know the Packers - Birds 24/7
Rodgers' favorite target is Jordy Nelson. Nelson has 56 catches for 889 yards and eight touchdowns. Randall Cobb, meanwhile, is having an excellent season in his own right with 44 catches for 650 yards and 10 touchdowns. He's produced 13 catches of 20+ yards, tied for sixth-most in the NFL. Nelson and Cobb have accounted for more than 63 percent of Green Bay's receiving yards.

Sanchez is the Eagles' QB; there is no controversy - Daily News
If the Eagles' ultimate goal is to make a deep run into the NFC playoffs and win the Super Bowl, then even the strongest Foles supporters should hope he is not required to take another meaningful snap this season. The reasons are simple. If Foles has recovered by that Dallas game and Kelly has any reason to consider starting a quarterback who has missed the previous five games, it will mean Sanchez has failed. And if Sanchez fails to play up to a level at which he keeps this job, the Eagles will likely have lost the opportunity to make that deep playoff run.

Mark Sanchez Analysis vs The Panthers - EaglesPostGame
Mark Sanchez did not have the best of protection from his offensive line did a great job of moving in the pocket all night. Sanchez who is getting pressured up the middle, (image 1)  has the veteran presence to slide forward in the pocket to avoid the sack. While moving forward in the pocket, (image 2) Sanchez keeps his eyes down the field the whole time and finds the open receiver. This is the element of game that Nick Foles doesn’t have or has to learn.

Eagles Hit Big Plays With Air Raid Staple “Y Cross” - Football Concepts
The Philadelphia Eagles had a big night on Monday, defeating the Carolina Panthers 45-21. In his first start in Philadelphia, quarterback Mark Sanchez threw for 332 yards and 2 touchdowns. Almost a third of those yards came on one passing concept. Head coach Chip Kelly called for the Eagles to run Y Cross 6 times. The results were very good. Sanchez was 5/6 for 108 yards (18 yd average) and a touchdown. So let’s look at how Philadelphia was so successful with this concept.

Eagles' run game takes step back vs. Panthers - CSN Philly
Just when it looked like the Eagles finally had the running game going again, this happens. Another big step backwards. "We left a lot of meat on the bone," is how offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur put it Wednesday morning.

Weapon in the Trenches: The Center in Chip Kelly’s Offense - Fishduck
When people talk about Chip Kelly’s offense, one of the most common buzz words they use is mobility. Although mobility helps running back LeSean McCoy burst through the line of scrimmage or receiver Jeremy Maclin get wide open, it is arguably more important for the offensive linemen who keep defenses out of the backfield.

Listen to a happy Merrill Reese call Eagles blowout over Panthers - The 700 Level
I've always wondered why the Eagles didn't make more of the fantastic calls made by Merrill Reese on the radio available online for our listening pleasure. For whatever reason, it seems that the team is putting more and more footage from each week up on YouTube. This should make Birds fans everywhere happy. Merrill is often at his best when the team is struggling, but it's also just nice to hear him happy when the team is cruising. They cruised against the Panthers, for sure.

Dolphins frustrated by lack of identity on offense - NFL.com
Miami offensive coordinator Bill Lazor seems to be finding his way as a first-time coordinator, but is he losing some of his players in the process? According to NFL Media's Jeff Darlington, who spoke to several Dolphins players, Lazor's "abrasive" tenor with several starters has worn thin and has led to a growing rift in the locker room. Meanwhile, "An inconsistent identity on offense is internally magnifying the issue."

Ty Detmer Says Koy Detmer Faked An Injury So Philly Could Put Him On IR - Deadspin
Remember Ty and Koy Detmer, the quarterback brothers? Ty bounced around as a backup, while Koy largely hung on with the Eagles, also mostly as a backup. In 1997, when Koy was a rookie, the brothers were on the same Philly squad. As training camp wound down, the team needed to trim the roster, but wanted to keep Koy. So, according to Ty, the Eagles asked Koy to pretend to get hurt so they could stash him on injured reserve.

Jets safety Jaiquawn Jarrett is the Hoss of the Week - SB Nation
It's a Hoss first, as the Jets safety becomes the first non-lineman to take home SB Nation's premier weekly NFL award. Jarrett's performance last Sunday was just too much for retired NFL defensive end Stephen White to overlook.

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