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Eagles News: Philadelphia has a new three-headed monster

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Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Chargers game - PhillyVoice
For the second straight week, the Eagles' rushing attack went off. Last week against the Giants, Eagles running backs ran 33 times for 171 yards and 2 scores. Against the Chargers, they ran 36 times for 200 yards. The stats alone don't tell the story. Blount had a few outstanding tackle-breaking runs, Clement picked up a couple very key first downs on third down, and Smallwood had a clutch TD run from 3 yards out to get the Eagles to 26 points, in addition to contributions in the passing game. The Eagles' have a new three-headed monster in Blount, Smallwood, and Clement.

Eagles offensive line steps up big in win over Chargers - BGN
The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #265). In this episode, we recap the Eagles vs. Chargers game in Week 4, celebrate the greatness of LeGarrette Blount, talk about how the Birds are in FIRST PLACE of the NFC East, and much more.

Monday Morning Notebook - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles did something pretty special on Sunday. I’m not talking about winning on the west coast or rushing for more than 200 yards. I’m referring to them running a screen pass that actually worked. There was a time when the Eagles were the best screen team in the NFL. This year the screen game has been a mess. It was very encouraging to see Carson Wentz fake one way and then dump the ball to Wendell Smallwood, who got behind a convoy and went up the field for 24 yards. Good design, good execution. Big gain.

Eagles control NFC East at quarter pole thanks to road win over Chargers - ESPN
The Eagles, meanwhile, improved to 3-1 despite playing three of four away from Lincoln Financial Field to start the season. With victories over the Washington Redskins and Giants, the Eagles opened the week with a 49 percent chance to win the division -- 20 percentage points higher than the next-closest team, the Cowboys, according to ESPN's FPI. Those numbers are only going up after this week's results.

Bruising Ground Game Leads Eagles -
CARSON, Calif. – Two weeks earlier running back LeGarrette Blount stood in the visitor’s locker room at Arrowhead Stadium answering questions about his lack of activity in the offense in a loss to Kansas City. Blount touched the ball once, as a receiver, and the questions came fast and furious ...

The day after: Jason Peters' message helps Eagles finish off the Chargers - The Athletic
Jason Peters put on a black t-shirt at his locker following the Eagles' 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. It had his number “71” on the back. But instead of Peters' last name, it read, “The Bodyguard.” Peters, 35, is universally respected by his peers — teammates and opponents alike. So when the big man had something to say before the Eagles' final drive Sunday, everyone listened. “He said, ‘Let’s do what we do best. Let’s execute in the run game and get the short yardage. Refuse to be denied.'” said running back Corey Clement. “That was our motto. Everybody just didn’t want to leave without being 3-1 today.” Zach Ertz described Peters' tone as “motivational.”

Rasul Douglas' quick education helps Eagles hang on vs. Chargers - Inquirer
The education of Rasul Douglas wasn’t always pleasant on Sunday for the 22-year-old from West Virginia taken in the third round of the draft. But it was necessary. “I learned how to stick through it and grind it out,” Douglas said. “Plays are going to happen, but you have to come back and make some plays of your own. Believe me, I’m going to critique myself the hardest.”

After another close win, Eagles 'turning the corner' in tight games - CSN Philly
Let's be honest. If it was last year? They would have lost to the Giants, and they would have lost to the Chargers, and we'd all be sitting here wondering why they were 1-3 instead of 3-1. Something has changed in this Eagles locker room, and in the span of eight days, this football team has won more close games than it did all last year.

Jason Peters: Chargers are basically playing 16 road games - PFT
“I mean, it’s almost like the Chargers got 16 away games,” Eagles tackle Jason Peters told reporters after Sunday’s Philadelphia win in L.A., via USA Today. “It’s going to be tough sledding for those guys.’’ The game was a sellout, but the Eagles had plenty of fans present. On offense, they never had to use a silent count.

Eagles defense asked for crowd noise and got it at the Chargers stadium - SB Nation
The Los Angeles Chargers aren’t having an easy time putting people in seats. They’re playing in the NFL’s smallest stadium, the StubHub Center, until the new Los Angeles stadium is built. Even when they do fill the seats, usually it’s been fans of the other team. Sunday was the ultimate proof of it, as linebacker Jordan Hicks was pumping up the crowd before a 3rd-and-10 in the fourth quarter.

Cigar Thoughts, Game 4: Seahawks de-hoof Colts, ride their raw bloody leg-ends into the ground - Field Gulls
Their next drive went 75 yards in six plays, ending in seven points after JD McKissic took the handoff on a draw and teleported 30 yards into the endzone. On the very next play from scrimmage, Marcus Smith Jr, who is apparently a person that plays football for the Seahawks, knocked the ball out of Brissett’s hand on a would-be pass attempt. The loose ball, magnetically attracted to Bobby Wagner’s easy charm and overpowering pheromones, scurried into the linebacker’s waiting hands before being safely escorted into the endzone for Seattle’s second defensive TD of the decade game.


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