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The Eagles' defense needs to be much better than that

The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #286). In this episode, we recap the Eagles vs. Giants game in Week 15, talk about Nick Foles, Philadelphia's defensive struggles, and much more.

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Welcome to the newest edition of BGN Radio! BGN Radio is Bleeding Green Nation's regularly scheduled podcast. Each week some combination of Brandon Lee Gowton, James Seltzer, Patrick Wall, Matt Dering, Ben Natan, Jack Fritz, Vince Quinn, Turron Davenport, and host John Barchard will be here to talk about the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Episode #286 crew: John Barchard, James Seltzer

John and James break down a too-close-for-comfort Eagles 34-29 win over the Giants.

While the Eagles secured a much-needed first round bye with the win, they didn't do it convincingly, thanks in most part to the defense. John and James discuss the defense's disappointing performance, and dole out blame where necessary.

First and foremost, the guys lay into Jim Schwartz. The vaunted defensive coordinator was far from vaunted against the Giants, as he was yet again flummoxed by a simple Giants offense.

Having said that, Schwartz was only part of the problem -- the defensive players deserve their fair share of the blame as well. The BGN crew calls out the players for their lackluster showing, which was especially frustrating in a spot where the team needed them to step up.

However, it wasn't all doom and gloom -- where the defense disappointed, the offense thrived. John and James heap praise on Nick Foles for his terrific performance and laud the rest of the offense (Nelson Agholor!) for raising their game around him.

The guys also look ahead to the Raiders, discuss what teams they do and don't want to face in the playoffs, and more.


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