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RING THE BELL: Brian Westbrook and Ashley Fox Have Engaged in a Pissing Match - Crossing Broad
Brian Westbrook was upset by an insinuation from (current ESPN and former Inquirer reporter) Ashley Fox that he stopped talking to her in 2007 after she wrote something he didn’t like. It was brought up in relation to a recent Dez Bryant outburst. Westbrook took to Twitter let his thoughts be known.

Third down's no charm for Eagles - Daily News
THE EAGLES have not been good at third-down conversions this season; they rank 29th in the NFL, at 31 percent. Fans were beyond frustrated early in Sunday night's game at Dallas, when the Birds completed four successive third-down passes - three of which did not result in first downs. "That's kinda why you want to stay out of those third-and-8s, third-and-9s," tight end Zach Ertz said. "First down usually sets you up for where you're going to be on third down. If you have a positive play on first down, usually you're going to be third-and-5, and you have to check it down, there's going to be an ability to get that first down."

A look ahead to the 2016 quarterback class: Dak Prescott edition - PhillyVoice
Prescott's short passing game is very good. On throws within 10 or so yards, he is very accurate, with just the right amount of zip on his passes. He's not firing Donovan McNabb-style lasers that his receivers have to react to like hockey goalies, but at the same time, the ball gets there. In other words, he throws sharp catchable passes from short distances. And he throws a ton of them. If you watch his games (via draftbreakdown.com), the majority of his completions are short passes. He also does a good job of completing those short passes on the run.

Eagle Eye: Jarvis Landry And Miami’s Motion Offense - Birds 24/7
Another thing that stands out about the 5-11, 210-pound wideout is his speed. “He’s just fast, man,” Byron Maxwell said. “He runs well.” Nolan Carroll concurred, saying being “quick” is Landry’s “biggest thing.” According to Ryan Tannehill, when he gets in the open field, you’re in trouble. “Once he gets the ball in his hands, that’s where he’s truly special and can make plays,” Tannehill said on a conference call this week.

Eagles-Dolphins scouting report: Lean on run game vs. Miami - CSN Philly
The Dolphins invested a ton of money in Ndamukong Suh this offseason with the hopes of controlling the line of scrimmage, but that simply has not been the case. Miami's defense ranks 31st against the run, allowing a healthy 4.5 yards per carry. Initially, there was some improvement after the head coaching change, as the unit held three straight opponents under 100 yards rushing. However, last week the Dolphins surrendered a season-high 266 yards on the ground to the Buffalo Bills. For what it's worth, Suh doesn't seem to be to blame. The four-time Pro Bowler has just 15 tackles and 3.0 sacks on the season, but draws plenty of double teams from the offensive line. Fellow interior tackle Earl Mitchell would be better suited for a role as a backup, however, and is essentially negating the job Suh is doing up the middle.

Smithology: Solely Responsible - PE.com
Pro athletes can be superstitious bunch. Many players will do whatever it takes to keep a hot streak alive, whether it's an individual one or a team winning streak. Michael Jordan wore his University of North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls shorts in every game during his six-championship run. MLB Hall of Famer Wade Boggs ate chicken before every single game and took batting practice at the exact same time every day. Slugger Jason Giambi even wore a particular golden undergarment to bust out of slumps. Today, of course, is Friday the 13th, so in honor of what some people believe is the spookiest and most superstitious day of the year, I dedicated this Smithology to finding some of the superstitions inside the Eagles' locker room.

5 Reasons why Eagles shouldn't worry about Miami Dolphins - NJ.com
Three for the Road: This is the Dolphins' third straight road game and third straight trip to the Northeast they were at New England and at Buffalo the past two weeks). Historically teams that travel three straight weeks lose that third game about 90 percent of the time. This time shouldn't be any different.

Low Hanging Fruit - Mike Mayock on Lane Johnson - NFL.com
Nice short video here.

I went to the FanDuel rally and it was fine - SB Nation
"To me it's an issue of liberty vs. tyranny," says a man who wanted to go by the letter "D." He says he's a professional gambler, which includes trading futures and bitcoins. "I honestly believe that the constitution guarantees people the right to do with their money as they see fit. And New York state and this asshole doesn't think so." "This asshole" refers to Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who declared Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling. FanDuel and DraftKings have both said they're going to fight the decision in court. FanDuel made a call to action, asking users to protest outside of Schneiderman's office building in Manhattan.

Win free tickets to the Eagles vs. Dolphins game on Sunday - BGN
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Eagles and NRG are working together to give away tickets, prize packs, and more
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