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The Philadelphia Eagles' Secret Coaches: Professors - WSJ
The 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles are already rolling toward another NFC East title. They're doing it with a smart coach in Chip Kelly, a speedy offense and, of course, a secret network of college professors from across the country. Yes, really.

Lucky Win - Iggles Blitz
First, let’s be honest about the Eagles and Nick Foles. Both are erratic right now. The team is 2-0, but has hardly looked like anything special. They fell behind 17-0 last week and 20-6 this week. Coming from behind is impressive, but you want to quit falling behind teams. Really good teams have the ability to win games coming from behind and also win on those days when they don’t have their A-game. However, they do both things rarely because really good teams usually play really good football on a consistent basis.

Highlights From Chip Kelly’s Press Conference - Birds 24/7
"I think they’re very honest in their assessments and that they can improve," said Chip Kelly of his players at his day-after press conference. "No one should be patting themselves on the back anywhere. We’re fortunate to be 2-0, we’ve done a great job of coming back in both games but there’s a lot of work in every aspect of the game that we need to work on. That’s the great thing about this group, they understand that."

Eagles players still unsure why DeSean was let go - Inquirer
I doubt they're unsure as much as they just don't want to say why.

Jenkins makes Boykin and Eagles secondary better - Inquirer
Later, some 11 hours after the Eagles had completed their 30-27 victory Monday night over the Colts, after he and Malcolm Jenkins had been at the center of the play that had swung everything in the Eagles' direction, Brandon Boykin took to Twitter to send a crude and caustic message to his critics.

For 2-0 Eagles, record is all that matters - CSN Philly
It hasn’t been easy or even pretty at times. If you prefer to watch football without putting the arms of your sofa in a white-knuckle death grip, if you’d rather relax and kick your feet up and not sweat too much, these Eagles might not be for you. There’s an attendant stress level with each victory, but that’s really the important part, isn’t it? The victories. They have two.

Screen Game Sizzles For Offense - PE.com
Duce Staley teaches it now after making it part of his NFL career, and when he played for the Eagles he was devastating in many ways, including executing the screen game ...

A Governor and Anheuser-Busch Voice Displeasure With the N.F.L. - NYTimes.com
Gov. Mark Dayton of Minnesota called running back Adrian Peterson "a public embarrassment" and Anheuser-Busch said it was disappointed by recent incidents in the league. Nike has pulled Adrian Peterson jerseys from its stores.

Darren Sproles is infinitely better with 'Super Mario Bros.' music - SB Nation
Darren Sproles went off last night, totaling 203 all-purpose yards and pinballing around like, well, a pinball. The folks at Uproxx did a brilliant job scoring his night to the music from Super Mario Bros., but we felt like making a few changes. We don't care how good a defender you are, one simply cannot tackle a player under the power of a Super Star -- you'll die, just like that. Unfortunately, Sproles' power-up wore off just a touch too early.