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Carson Wentz jersey the top seller across NFL since Sunday - ESPN

According to Fanatics, which runs NFL Shop (the league's official merchandise website) and powers over 300 stores for all the major sports leagues, Wentz's jersey has been the top seller across the company's platform of e-commerce sites since this weekend, thanks in large part to a 278-yard, two-touchdown performance against Cleveland.

Wentz was the top-selling Eagles player during the offseason as well, according to Fanatics.

Eagle Eye: How Good Was Carson Wentz? -

There were clearly a ton of positives to take away from Wentz’s debut. You saw all of the reasons, both physically and mentally, why he was the Eagles’ choice at No. 2 overall back in April. Will it be that way every week this season? Absolutely not. Like any rookie, especially at quarterback, there will be growing pains as defenses continue to throw different things at him and he becomes increasingly accustomed to the NFL game. Was Sunday’s performance against the Browns perfect? Not by any stretch, because there are still things he needs to work on. Protecting himself is priority number one.

Fletcher Cox: Already great, still humble - Inquirer

Chuck Bednarik stood over Frank Gifford, Reggie White wore a halo around his head, Jeremiah Trotter swung an ax, Brian Dawkins flexed his biceps - and then there was Fletcher Cox. The Eagles created a mural for a video the team released last week, showing it in the final cutaway during the closing credits.

The mural featured the great defenders in franchise history, names that have become synonymous with defense in Philadelphia. And Cox, who is only 25 years old and in his fifth NFL season, was included in the group.

"I'm probably far from them," Cox said. "But it is an honor, though, for the Eagles to even have me in that conversation. But I've still got a lot of work to do to even get to where those guys are. They are the greats to be a part of this organization."

Chicago Bears defense new and improved? Not yet - Daily Herald

And the Bears are well-coached, but their play Sunday didn't accurately reflect that.

Trevathan had 11 tackles, including a sack. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman had 6 tackles and 2 hits on Osweiler.

But too many of the tackles came too far downfield to make an impact.

The Texans were allowed to convert an unacceptable 60 percent of their third-down chances; the league average last year was 39 percent. Even the defensive deficient 2015 Bears allowed opponents to convert just 44.3 percent.

So, hardly an improvement.

North Dakota Reporter Comes to Philly, Eagles Fans Offer Him Weed - Philly Mag

McFeely said he didn’t go into the Linc parking lot expecting to find people smoking weed and cursing, but once he did, he had to quote them.

“I almost felt bad because they were pretty stereotypical,” he tells Philadelphia magazine. “And they have the accent that I don’t have, being from North Dakota. I thought, ‘This is almost too easy, but you gotta do it.’ And I apparently asked the dumbest question in the world, if they were Eagles fans … My wife said it was a stupid question, too.”

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