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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/16/2014.

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Behind Enemy Lines with Brandon Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation - Packers Talk
Amanda and Chris start by breaking down Packers-Bears, asking if it’s the best Aaron Rodgers has ever played. They then shift to whether or not Green Bay has a must-win game against Philadelphia this weekend, and what the game means in terms of winning the division or making the playoffs via wildcard. They then welcome in Brandon Gowton from the Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation to talk about how legit Mark Sanchez’s game against the Panthers really was. They then talk about what a healthy offensive line might mean for LeSean McCoy, touch on the emergence of Jordan Matthews, and look at the playoff landscape for the NFC as a while.

Appreciating Connor Barwin - Iggles Blitz
From Chuck Bednarik to Bill Bergey. From Seth Joyner to William Thomas. From Jeremiah Trotter to…Connor Barwin? The Eagles have had a lot of great LBs over the years. I never expected to mention Barwin with those names, but the way he’s playing this year is something else.

Who’s Picking the Eagles? - Birds 24/7
Here’s a roundup of national media predictions for Sunday’s Eagles-Packers game.

Kellystrator: Week 11 - PE.com
This week on Eagles Game Plan, head coach Chip Kelly joins former Eagles linebacker Ike Reese to break down key plays from Monday night's win over Carolina, including a touchdown to wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a huge play from running back Darren Sproles ...

As good as Aaron Rodgers is, he’s been even better at Lambeau - The 700 Level
On the verge of turning 31, Rodgers is enjoying arguably the best season of his 10-year career, which means he’s in the midst of one of the best seasons ever for a quarterback as long as he can keep this up. And as amazing as Rodgers has been in general, he’s somehow been far better at Lambeau Field, where the 7-2 Philadelphia Eagles will have their work cut out on Sunday.

Eagles' Matthews among the top rookie receivers this season - Daily News
Coming off Monday night's breakout seven-catch, 138-yard, two-touchdown performance on national television, the Eagles' first-year slot receiver entered Week 11 ranked in the top five among rookie receivers in several key categories. Matthews' five touchdowns tie him for third, trailing only Carolina's Benjamin (seven) and Pittsburgh's Martavis Bryant (six), and his 39 receptions entered the week tied with Mike Evans for fifth. In both aforementioned categories, Matthews ranks second on the Eagles, behind only Jeremy Maclin, who is in the midst of a Pro-Bowl caliber season. Matthews' 451 receiving yards also are second on the team.

Mosher's scouting report: Eagles-Packers - CSN Philly
This is one of those games where conventional wisdom says to slow down tempo and play clock control to keep a future Hall of Fame quarterback on the other sideline for as long as possible. I just don’t think Chip Kelly ever thinks that way. It’s not in his DNA to bow down to an opponent’s offense. So even in frigid temps and with the NFL’s 30th-ranked run defense across from scrimmage, I’d still expect Kelly to come out passing like he did against the Cardinals and Panthers, two other teams that struggled to stop the run.

Run Game Will Be There When Needed - PE.com
The message has been consistent since the first day Chip Kelly became the head coach: This is an equal-opportunity offense, and the Eagles will do what is necessary to win any particular game ...

The All-22: Next Man Up? Cardinals, Eagles pin hopes on Stanton, Sanchez - SI.com
This is the kind of play in which Sanchez can excel -- he's light on his feet, he moves well in and out of the pocket, and he throws with nice timing on the run. Given that Kelly has always enjoyed using the mobile aspects of quarterback play to his advantage, you could see many more plays like this down the stretch.

3 questions that will decide Eagles-Packers - SB Nation
The Eagles have been vulnerable against the big play. Can they shore that up against a Packers offense that went deep with abandon against the Bears last week?