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Ask Farmer: Will the hype surrounding Rams vs. Eagles force the NFL to move it to Sunday night? - LA Times
In theory, the point of flexing a game is not to give NBC the best game but to extricate it from a bad one. So it’s essential to look at the Sunday night game currently scheduled for Dec. 10: Baltimore at Pittsburgh. That’s typically an attractive rivalry game, although it’s diminished this season with the Ravens (4-5) miles behind the Steelers (8-2) in the AFC North. Eagles-Rams showcases two NFC powerhouses and pits quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, the top two picks in the 2016 draft. Even though flexing isn’t about getting the best game on NBC, this one might be too good to keep off primetime.

Eagles vs. Bears Week 12: Five Friday “For Sures”- BGN
Over the five weeks (4 games) since Hicks lost the remainder of the season, Bradham leads all qualifying linebackers in coverage snaps/target, coverage snaps/reception, and yards allowed/coverage snap (per PFF). Over the entire season, Bradham actually has the most coverage snaps of all qualifying LBs...and still leads the league in all three categories. That’s straight bonkers, team. Offenses aren’t throwing it to Bradham, aren’t completing it on Bradham, and even when they do, it’s for minimal gains (over the Hicks-less span, Bradham hasn’t missed a tackle. In pass coverage or run support.)

NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Cowboys are dead - PhillyVoice
Dak Prescott had EVERYTHING going for him his rookie season: And at the slightest hint of adversity, he has stunk.

Game Review – PHI 37, DAL 9 - Iggles Blitz
Let’s start with good throws. Wentz hit Barner for a key gain on the opening drive. It wasn’t a great throw because Barner had to adjust to the ball, but Wentz kept it away from the S and gave his guy a chance to make a play. The best throw in the game was his TD to Jeffery. AJ was in a tight window and Wentz fired a strike to him. Excellent accuracy and velocity. You also love the fact he trusted his big, tough WR to catch the ball in traffic.

Eagles have played easiest schedule in NFL, but challenges await - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles were projected to have the most difficult strength of schedule in the NFL heading into the 2017 season. It has been the exact opposite to this point. ESPN Stats & Information ran the numbers and, by opponents record, the Eagles have played the easiest schedule in the NFL (.400) through 11 weeks. Look no further than the NFC East for the change in forecast: a division that was expected to have some serious bite has been toothless outside of Philly. The Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and New York Giants are all under .500. With the Cowboys (5-6) now five games back with six to play, the Eagles can clinch the division as early as Week 13.

A Trip Around The Eagles' Locker Room -
This has been a week like every other week for a team with a zeroed-in focus and the sole intention of winning another football game. For the Eagles, it’s a meeting with the Chicago Bears on Sunday and with that, the locker room has its stories within the big story. Here is another Trip Around the Eagles' Locker Room …

Eagles' defense on historic run of eliminating big plays - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Big plays killed the Eagles last year. They allowed the second-most 20-yard plays in the NFL, the third-most 30-yard plays and the third-most 40-yard plays. Those plays have largely evaporated this year, and the Eagles' ability to reduce — and lately eliminate — big plays has contributed tremendously to their eight-game winning streak and NFL-best 9-1 record. “We're just all doing our job, nothing more, nothing less," Patrick Robinson said. "When the plays are presenting itself, we make those plays. It’s been huge for us so far. Make them throw it down in front of us." After last year's barrage of long passes and big runs, the Eagles this year rank third in the NFL in 40-yard plays allowed, third in 30-yard plays and second in 20-yard plays. The improvement is astonishing.

Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill and his kicking coach - Inquirer
“Kamu is mostly on special teams, so I know when to watch and when it’s OK not to watch, if you know what I mean,” Smith said. That’s true for most games, but Sunday’s against the Cowboys turned out to be a little different. Smith took a small break between drill sessions and picked up her phone for a quick look, and the screen was jumping. “I had, like, 40 text messages all of a sudden. One of them said, ‘Kamu’s about to kick,’ ” Smith said. “And there was another text where someone sent me a screen shot of a tweet that said he missed the net when he was practicing. I told the two girls I was working with, ‘I’m sorry. I have to watch this.’”

Chris and Kyle Long play ‘The Not-so-Newly Bred’ Game - The Athletic
On Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, brothers Chris and Kyle Long will line up against each other in a regular-season game for only the second time. In 2013, Chris' Rams beat Kyle's Bears, 42-21, though the elder brother only had two tackles on the afternoon. Kyle, in his rookie season, was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty after this play, which showed that blood is thicker than allegiance to a team whose allegiance to its own city was minimal to begin with. Of course, we can't judge the brothers on team success. So in order to pit the two against each other one-on-one, we asked them the same 10 questions to find out which Long brother knows the other better. Thanks to Kevin Fishbain, our The Athletic teammate in Chicago, for tracking down Kyle's responses.

Rasul Douglas' development with Philadelphia Eagles continues after playing time evaporates - PennLive
Rasul Douglas has never been through a 16-game football season, so the Philadelphia Eagles' rookie cornerback is keeping an eye on more established players. He wants to see how they take care of their bodies, observe the ways they remain fresh after enduring months of grueling games and practices, only to gear up for a playoff push. "I watch the vets," said Douglas, whose Eagles host the Bears on Sunday. "In the morning and after practice, I always see them in the ice tub, the headphones in, and just in the weight room, they get the extra stretch in."

Week 12 Game Preview: Bears- Eagles - Windy City Gridiron
It’s the week of Thanksgiving and hopefully you have a lot to be thankful for, but it’s unlikely that your favorite football is one of those things. If you’re a Chicago Bears fan that is. If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan you have a lot of things going your way, including an NFL-best 9-1 record and an 8-game winning streak. Sunday’s game is a tale of two teams heading in opposite directions, seemingly. The Eagles are zeroing in on the No. 1 seed in the NFC and planning for a deep run in January and the Bears are coming off of three straight losses and looking at a coaching change with another high draft pick. However, the Bears might have a little bit more in common with the Eagles than at first appearance.

Jerry Jones thinks the Cowboys can turn things around - SB Nation
With Ezekiel Elliott off the field until Week 16 and the defense floundering, it’s a tall order.


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