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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 12/21/15.

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From first play, Eagles D no match for Cardinals - Inquirer
Bill Davis could neither explain nor excuse the performance he’d just witnessed from his defense, and as he stood in the Eagles’ locker room late Sunday night, he couldn’t erase it with his patented square-my-jaw, look-you-in-the-eye responses to the questions coming his way. The Arizona Cardinals hadn’t just gotten the better of the Eagles and Davis’s defense, 40-17. They had emasculated them. They had run past them, ran over them, stiff-armed them to the ground, and with every reference, seven in all, to the Eagles’ terrible tackling Sunday night, Davis was subtly indicting the toughness of a defense that was fortunate not to have been embarrassed worse than it was. "The tackling was awful," he said. "That was more disappointing than anything. Tackling is something we work on all the time, and no matter who’s in there, we should tackle better than we did."

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Cardinals game  - PhillyVoice
Sammy Sleeves made some really nice throws against the Cardinals. He took a shot while throwing from deep in his own end zone to Josh Huff for a first down. He had great ball placement on a throw down the seam to Brent Celek. He dropped one in the bucket to a streaking Jordan Matthews down the field (although Matthews was wide open). But those two picks... Yeesh. Sammy Sleeves, what were you looking at on those interceptions?

ARZ 40 , PHI 17 - Iggles Blitz
The most encouraging thing about the game was the performance of Sam Bradford. He was 28-41-361 with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Bradford looked comfortable running the offense and threw the ball well. He really passed the eye test with me. The most discouraging part of the game was the run defense. You have to pick your poison and I’m sure the tape will show the Eagles focusing on the pass. Still, you can’t give up 230 rushing yards. That’s going to get you killed every time out. Tackling was a huge issue. Jaylen Watkins was embarrassingly bad. Other DBs struggled as well. Kiko Alonso seemed to be invisible.

Four Downs: Turnovers Lead To Eagles’ Loss - Birds 24/7
That's how many points the Cardinals scored off of turnovers, while the Eagles had zero takeaways. Philadelphia fumbled twice and Sam Bradford threw a pick-six on three consecutive drives. Before the Eagles' first giveaway, they trailed by 13 points and had the ball on Arizona's 38-yard line. However, Jason Peters was beaten in pass protection and allowed the strip-sack. Ryan Mathews then lost the ball on the Eagles' next series near midfield, while Bradford's interception happened on Philadelphia's third play of the following drive.

Eagles' run D 'awful' in blowout loss to David Johnson, Cardinals - CSN Philly
Overall, the Cards ran for 230 yards on 39 carries. Two home games ago, Doug Martin of the Bucs ran for 235 yards against the Eagles. Which means: From 1977 through 2014 — a 38-year span — only one running back ran for 185 or more yards against the Eagles in Philadelphia. Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith in 1993. Now two have done it in three games. That is bad run defense. "Tackling, angles, not filling all our gaps like we usually do, just playing undisciplined ball," safety Ed Reynolds said. "It’s an all-around thing. The whole defense. No one played the run well today."

QB Bradford Must Carry The Eagles -
A season in which the Eagles have been teetering on the brink comes to this indisputable fact: Washington on Saturday night is a must-win game. The playoffs, then, start at 8:30 PM on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field ...

Odell Beckham Jr. should be suspended for this disgusting dirty play - SB Nation
Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the league's best receivers, but you wouldn't know it from watching him play against the Panthers. That's not a knock on his lackluster game, but rather how Beckham has completely lost his cool against Carolina. He's attacking cornerback Josh Norman on every down. It's become so bad that the announcing team and former NFL official Mike Pereira have called for Beckham to be ejected for his actions. There has been back-and-forth hard play from both sides, but Beckham turned the dial up to 10 with a helmet-to-helmet shot that blindsided Norman

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