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Shut up, Heath Evans -
NFL Network's Heath Evans is the worst.

Reasonable Criticism - Iggles Blitz
Everyone is excited to see the Eagles off to a 2-0 start. Winning is fun. But I want more than that. Winning games will get you to the postseason. The team has to play well in order to win games in January. The Eagles have not played well to this point.

All-22: The Emergence Of Zach Ertz - Birds 24/7
With 5:15 left in the third quarter of Monday night’s game against the Colts, the Eagles needed someone to step up and make a play. They were trailing 20-6 and faced a 3rd-and-11 from their own 43. They had a good hunch of what the Colts were going to do on defense: rush three and drop eight. Zach Ertz lined up in the slot. He would run an over route downfield to the opposite hash mark.

Why is Eagles' offense struggling in the first half? Nick Foles' accuracy one of the major problems -
Through two games, quarterback Nick Foles is completing just 58.5% of his passes, good for 31st out of the 35 quarterbacks. If you take into account dropped passes, throw aways, and batted passes -- as Pro Football Focus does -- Foles comes in 36th of 39 quarterbacks who have attempted at least one pass this season. As for the receivers, according to Pro Football Focus, 13 teams have more than the two dropped passes the Eagles' wideouts have registered, and nine have just as many. That means of the 32 teams in the NFL, only 10 have less dropped passes from their receiver. That, combined with where Foles ranks in accuracy, shifts the blame from the receivers to the quarterback.

Domo's Eagles-Redskins scouting report - Daily News
The Eagles are going to run the ball regardless of the circumstances. They trailed Jacksonville by 17 points going into the third quarter, were 14 points down to the Colts midway through the third quarter, and still are averaging 30 rushing attempts per game. LeSean McCoy, who won the league rushing title last season, is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. He had five double-digit-yard runs against the Colts, but gained two or fewer yards on 14 of his other 15 carries. Fifteen of his 41 carries in the first two games have gone for zero or negative yards. Darren Sproles will get most of his touches as a receiver and punt returner, but has been effective as a runner in the first two games, averaging 6.5 yards per carry with two touchdowns. The Redskins are fourth rushing yards allowed per game (70.0) and fifth in yards allowed per carry (3.2).

Eagles' Cooper says he's pressing - Daily News
RILEY COOPER agrees with you. He should have caught that touchdown pass down the left sideline early in Monday night's win over the Colts. Cooper, closely covered, tried to leap for the ball, though it was headed for his hands, and he juggled and dropped it.

Eagles Insider Podcast -
Chris McPherson, Bo Wulf and Fran Duffy discuss the Eagles’ Monday night victory over the Colts as well as what to look for Sunday against the Redskins ...

Chip Kelly gives hilarious (and annoying) answer about injuries - T7L
Mychal Kendricks is not likely to play this Sunday against the Washington Redskins. That's a pretty big blow to the defense anyway you look at it. It stinks for Eagles fans. But it did provide another Chip Kelly moment to remember. As told by CSN's Reuben Frank, who has more on the injury, but not much more, because Chip don't care. He only cares whether Kendricks is in or out. Everything else is for the doctors.

How The Eagles Are Winning Matters As Much As Their 2-0 Record | FiveThirtyEight
Falling into big holes in games typically doesn't lead to winning.

Breaking Madden: De'Anthony Thomas, return man-god - SB Nation
Chiefs rookie De'Anthony Thomas is on track to make his NFL debut Sunday. Breaking Madden celebrates his arrival.