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LeSean McCoy passes 10,000 career rushing yards - Buffalo Rumblings
LeSean McCoy just joined an elite group in NFL history by surpassing 10,000 rushing yards in his NFL career. McCoy becomes the 30th player to do so. He joins the likes of Emmit Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, and many other legendary running backs.

11 things we learned from the Eagles’ too close for comfort win over the Giants - BGN
Big takeaways from Sunday’s game.

Playoff Talk - Iggles Blitz
The Falcons won on Monday night, eliminating the Packers. I think that’s a good thing. As you saw on Sunday, a team that goes no-huddle and throws the ball a lot can give the Eagles fits. Green Bay has been a flawed team all year, but the last thing I wanted was to have to face Aaron Rodgers. Seattle is the other team that I want no part of. They were horrible on Sunday, but that was rock bottom for them. You never know what they can do in another game. Russell Wilson is a freak. Watching Eagles pass rushers chase after him for the past few years was pure torture. Seattle and Dallas both are in big trouble because they lost to Atlanta. That means a tie goes to the Falcons. Seattle and Dallas have to win out and hope the Falcons lose both of their games. The problem there is that Seattle and Dallas play each other this week. One of them is getting eliminated.

The Sterling Shepard-Malcolm Jenkins rivalry is getting a little bit heated - ESPN
"Completely accurate. I try to get under everybody's skin that I play," Jenkins said. "I want to own you not only physically but mentally. "I don't think I did anything outside the rules or dirty. I'm just an annoying player." Shepard, a second-round pick last year, probably wouldn't argue. He's seen these tactics before. "Every time we play," Shepard said. "He had some words to say and I did too."

Talking QB Play, Defense, And The Linc -
In the aftermath of Sunday’s 34-29 win over the New York Giants, we know this much: The Eagles have one more win to go to clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, they sustained no long-term injuries from the win, and they have some work to do to get sharp for the postseason. But first things, first. Let’s discuss some of the topics on the table ...

Doug Pederson Is Obvious NFL Coach Of The Year - CBS Philly
The Eagles were projected to win anywhere from seven to nine games this season, after going 7-9 in 2016. But in just his second season, despite losing five of his top players for the season — including the MVP front runner — Pederson has his Eagles sitting atop the NFL standings with just two games to play.

Bye week crucial given Eagles' wild-card nightmares - NBC Sports Philadelphia
They lost in the wild-card round the last three times they reached the playoffs — 2009, 2010 and 2013. They've lost in the wild-card round six times since 1989, four of them at home. The Eagles are 6-6 in the wild-card round since 1989, and only three teams have lost more wild-card games during that span — the Lions (0-8), Vikings (3-7) and Bengals (1-7). Nobody has lost more home wild-card games since 1989. Nobody. The Eagles haven't won a wild-card game since 2008 in Minneapolis and they haven't won one at home since 2006 against Eli Manning and the Giants. So the message, if you're the Eagles, is: PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE WILD-CARD ROUND.

The day after: Eagles know ‘horse sh*t’ defensive performance isn't good enough - The Athletic
At one point in the first half, after the Eagles gave up a touchdown, Fox's TV cameras showed a heated Robinson having words with Undlin on the sideline. “I think everybody was frustrated,” Jenkins said. “We were playing [like] horse shit at that point in time, to be honest. Especially in the secondary. And so there’s a lot of frustration. And I think that makes it worse when guys lose their cool. So we had to reel it back in, settle everybody down. And once we did that, got back to playing our technique, playing our scheme and putting ourselves in great position, we had success. I think moving forward, we’ve got to make sure we don’t have any of that.”

Eagles' trials might not end until the defense rests - Daily News
Pederson didn’t say so, but the Seattle loss, having to chase Russell Wilson around CenturyLink Field, had to be pretty draining; it might not be an accident that the two games since have been the Eagles’ worst of the season in terms of points allowed. Pederson also alluded to a “compounding interest of everything that’s sort of taken place in the last month of our season,” which also makes sense. Maybe the offensive guys knew Nick Foles well enough to trust him with their season right away, but what the defense might have seen when Carson Wentz went down was the loss of the team’s leader and the best player on the roster.

Philadelphia Eagles' Chance Warmack feels 'like a little kid,' holds his own vs. Giants - PennLive
"I felt good," the 6-foot-2, 323-pound Warmack said. "I felt like a little kid out there, man. It was just good to just play football and not think about things and just go."

Philadelphia Eagles players, Philadelphia police bring joy to families in need - 6ABC
The Eagles are fresh off the road from that win against the Giants, and many of the players are already busy paying their joy forward. Eagles players are surprising families in the Delaware Valley with Christmas gifts and holiday meals. Monday was a happy day inside the Strawberry Mansion home of Bernice Beatty and her eight grandchildren. But it's not hard to see why either. The Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins, some teammates and several members of the Philadelphia Police showed up with gifts and an incredible holiday meal.

The NFL rule book is so, so stupid, and that's the nicest thing we can say about it - SB Nation
The NFL, which will make $14 billion this year, let two terrible rules determine important football games. But sure, at least they were fair.


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