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Kempski's Corner: Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin dominating - Philly.com
How have the Eagles played so well offensively despite having a -10 turnover differential? Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski and Pat Gallen break down what has made the Birds successful so far.

Eagle Eye: All-22 Analysis Of Cam Newton - PE.com
Going into the season, the Carolina Panthers were considered one of the better teams in the NFC. Last year, the Panthers won the NFC South division title over teams such as New Orleans and Atlanta. At 3-5-1, though, things haven’t gone according to plan, but this is a team with a dynamic athlete at the quarterback position, an intimidating, young receiver on the outside and one of the more talented front sevens in all of football. Before we get to the defense, let’s start with that wideout, Kelvin Benjamin.

How the Loss Of Ryans Impacts Kendricks - Birds 24/7
Mychal Kendricks admitted that he was scared when DeMeco Ryans first went down. The heart of the defense — his mentor – was unable to get off the NRG Stadium turf, and it shook the young linebacker. But as Ryans got carted off and reality set in that he was not coming back, Kendricks said something triggered inside of him. "Just natural instincts kicked in. I went over to Casey [Matthews] and I was like, ‘Let’s f***** go, let’s step this s*** up, it’s time to rise to the occasion. Let’s do this damn thing. Let’s get this win for my boy,’" he said."

In Sanchize We Trust - The MMQB
No Nick Foles? No problem. The Eagles shouldn't miss a beat with Mark Sanchez—yes, Mark Sanchez—running the offense. It's an injury to a defensive star that should have them worried

DeMeco Ryans to Casey Matthews: 'Take over the team' - CSN Philly
It was only a couple hours after DeMeco Ryans suffered a season-ending injury Sunday that his replacement, Casey Matthews, looked at his phone and saw a text from Ryans. "It was a good text," Matthews said. "Just telling me, ‘Take over the team,’ and, ‘You’re built for this,’ and just to be great.

Eagles Notes: Matthews, Acho will team up to fill Ryans' shoes - Inquirer
Kendricks will be the third-down linebacker, although Matthews or Acho will make the calls when they are in the game. That's because Ryans' spot is the one with those responsibilities.

Eagles have simple explanation for Mark Sanchez’s Jets downfall - NY Post
It’s early, of course, but Mark Sanchez’s honeymoon period with the Eagles is in full swing. The guy responsible for the Buttfumble who played his way out of New York?

Chip Kelly, Allen Iverson received votes for U.S. Senate - The 700 Level
Millions of people all across the country exercised their right to vote yesterday. But that doesn't necessarily mean they put their vote to good use. Camden County -- right across the bridge where the Philadelphia 76ers plan to build their new practice facility -- actually makes the results of their write in candidates available online! A quick perusal of the 134 pages of data shows that at least one person voted for Chip Kelly. Sort of, the write in was for "Chip Kkelly."

Saints' Jairus Byrd leads list of top 10 free-agent flops - NFL.com
1. Jairus Byrd, New Orleans Saints safety: Of all players who changed teams this offseason, Byrd earned the most guaranteed money. A major red flag emerged shortly thereafter when Byrd underwent back surgery in May. He was limited in training camp and exposed as a liability during the Saints' disappointing September. After missing tackles and surrendering big plays, the three-time Pro Bowl selection managed just four games before a torn lateral meniscus ligament ended his season.

Breaking Madden: The Mark Sanchez Century - SB Nation
Mark Sanchez has once again found himself a starting quarterback in the NFL. Can a team get to a Super Bowl with The Sanchize? This is our mission. No matter the team. No matter the cost.

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