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Eagles-Redskins Game Preview: 6 questions and answers with the enemy - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins are set to square off on Monday Night Football this week. It’s a big NFC East matchup. In order to preview the Eagles’ Week 7 against Washington, I reached out to our enemies over at Hogs Haven. The insightful “Bill-in-Bangkok” kindly took the time to answer my questions about the upcoming game. Let's take a look at the answers. (Also don't forget to check out my Q&A exchange over at Hogs Haven.)

Alshon Jeffery's 2017 philosophy: 'One shine, we all shine' - ESPN
"Whatever it takes for us to win, just opening it up for another guy. But we all feel like that," the 27-year-old said. "One shine, we all shine. "That's how I really, genuinely feel. Because if we're winning, everyone gets to shine. If one person is doing well, I mean, I don't know the stats of most people, but if you look at it, if one person is really killing it, I don't know if their team is doing too well. That's like basketball: If someone is shooting 50, 40 shots, I don't know if their team is doing well."

Five over/unders for Eagles vs. Redskins on Monday Night Football - PhillyVoice
The current number being offered at Bovada is 49, but whole numbers are no fun for over/unders so I adjusted it to 48.5. At least that way it won't end up where everyone (except Vegas) loses. That being said, I'm taking the over here. I know they only combined for 47 points in the season opener, but the Eagles offense is playing much better than it did in that game and the Eagles are essentially a lock this season to score at least 26 points – they have in every game but one – meaning all the Redskins have to do is reach their season average of 23.4 points per game in order to hit the over.

Injury Update - Iggles Blitz
That’s big news. Norman is the best CB for the Skins. Take him out and Alshon Jeffrey should have the upper hand on whoever tries to cover him. The Skins have some depth at CB, but no one as good as Norman. Bashaud Breeland is the other usual starter and he’s banged up right now. It sounds like he’ll play, which could actually be a good thing. Breeland is more of a big guy than an athlete. If you put him on Torrey Smith, Smith can run by him. Jeffrey is just flat out better than Breeland. Quinton Dunbar and Kendall Fuller have each started games this year so they do have some experience. Rookie Fabian Moreau is very talented, but hasn’t played as much. DE Jonathan Allen went on IR this week. The rookie hasn’t had a huge year, but started all five games. Losing him will take a key body out of the front seven.

Weekly meetings helping Doug Pederson, Carson Wentz get on same page - NBC Sports Philadelphia
It doesn't seem like such a big deal at first. The head coach and quarterback get together and talk? So what? Doug Pederson said Saturday it is a big deal and said his wide-ranging weekly 1-on-1 shoot-the-bull sessions with Carson Wentz have become an important part of Wentz's success as a quarterback, Pederson's success as a coach and the Eagles' success as a team. Pederson said before practice Saturday morning that every Thursday night — or Friday night the week of a Monday night game — once most people have left the NovaCare Complex, he and Wentz sit down and just talk. "We kind of talk about a lot of things," he said. "A little bit about football and a little bit about life."

A Look At An Offense That's Doing It All -
Total yards per game is often a misleading statistic that doesn’t give a true barometer of an offense’s effectiveness, yet it is generally the metric used as the standard in the NFL. Better idea: What's the number of points a team scores per drive? In this category, the Eagles’ true offensive prowess is displayed ...

Eagles' Nigel Bradham finally getting the recognition he believes is long deserved - Inquirer
Nigel Bradham noticed the attention that came his way after a 10-tackle performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6 and wondered: Why now? What about the last five seasons? It’s not just from fans and reporters. Even players on the Carolina Panthers confessed they didn’t know about Bradham until he swarmed all over the field last Thursday, with two pass breakups and a tackle for a loss. To which Bradham would say: Where have you been? “I played like that last year,” Bradham said. “That’s what’s funny to me.”

Wulf's Den: Eagles defense ready to go ‘Ham' on Washington - The Athletic
In a division game, you take every advantage you can get. On Monday night, the Eagles have some very small, arguably insignificant, built-in insight into the mind of a Washington football fan.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr. shows glimpse of his father, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, with big hit - PennLive
It's been a couple years since Jeremiah Trotter was patrolling the second level for the Philadelphia Eagles and dishing out punishing hits on quarterbacks and opposing ball carriers. The four-time Pro Bowler played his last game for the Birds in 2009, ending an 11-year career in which he had 12.5 sacks and six seasons of 87-plus tackles. His son, Jeremiah Trotter Jr., is taking after him. In St. Joseph's Prep's 28-14 win over La Salle College on Friday night, Trotter delivered a punishing hit on a third-quarter sack.

The 5 O'Clock Club: BGN writer gives 3 reasons why Philly will lose to the Redskins on MNF - Hogs Haven
Brandon Lee Gowton is a writer at Bleeding Green Nation. He and I agreed to swap articles in which we would each explain why our favorite team would lose to the opponent in the upcoming Monday Night Football game between the Redskins and Philadelphia. If you want to see what I wrote, you can read it on the BGN site. What follows are three reasons why the Philadelphia team will lose to the Redskins, as told by one of their own.

How will Falcons vs. Patriots compare to other regular season Super Bowl rematches? - SB Nation
Either the Falcons will ease the pain of the loss, or Patriots will build on their Super Bowl LI success in Sunday's rematch.


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