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'Us-against-the-world mentality' oozing from Eagles - NBC Sports Philadelphia
"For us to even have success, we have to have that us-against-the-world mentality," Malcolm Jenkins said. "And I think it's so important for us to lock up that home-field advantage because now all of the teams that they want to talk about being frontrunners and favorites to win have to come through us. And if you ask anybody in this locker room, 'Do we think that we can win a game against anybody in the Linc on any given Sunday,' I think that answer would be yes, especially with the NFC Championship Game or the Super Bowl being on the line. Winning a home game … I’d take those odds."
A very ugly Clinchmas - BGN
John and James break down an ugly but important Eagles 19-10 win over the Raiders. The guys celebrate the Eagles clinching home-field advantage, but voice their many concerns after what ultimately amounted to another disappointing clinching win.
NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with one week left to play in the regular season - PhillyVoice
A week ago, the thinking was, "Nick Foles is hardly the problem for this team heading into the playoffs. The defense better get it together." This week, it's going to be, "OK, the defense is back, but Nick Foles should be catapulted 50 miles into the Atlantic Ocean." Still, the Eagles have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, and they're 7-0 there this year. They now also have three straight tough wins under their belt, which may help when it matters. That's certainly the optimistic view, but they do have three weeks to get the offense back on track.
Freezer Burn - Iggles Blitz
Pederson says the issues are fixable. The offense has played well all year (until Monday night) so I agree with him. Foles isn’t going to turn into Carson Wentz, but he doesn’t have to. He needs to play better than he did, but he also needs the guys around him to eliminate their mistakes and to make some plays for him. It will be interesting to see if Pederson comes out throwing on Sunday. He might want Foles and the WRs to get as many reps as possible. That gameplan wouldn’t be ideal for trying to win the game, but Pederson may look at this more as a chance to get ready for the playoffs.
It's on Nick Foles to make sure Alshon Jeffery stays involved in Eagles' offense - Inquirer
In a game that the Eagles needed to win to assure themselves of home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, a no-catch night from their top wide receiver should be unfathomable, but understand: Circumstance always matters to a wide receiver and his production, and the responsibility for this goose egg wasn’t primarily on Jeffery. It was on Foles, and it has to change if the Eagles are to have any hope of reaching the NFC championship game, let alone the Super Bowl.
Eagles need to embrace their new quarterback reality with Nick Foles - ESPN
Third-down efficiency was particularly telling. The Eagles went 1-of-14 on third down, the lone conversion coming on a Corey Clement run. Foles and the passing game were shut out. That had been the money down for the Eagles this season: Wentz completed 64 percent of his throws and threw for a league-high 14 touchdowns on third down before getting hurt.
News And Notes From Christmas Night Win Over Raiders - PE.com
The Eagles improved to 13-2 after defeating the Oakland Raiders 19-10 in a see-saw affair that was decided in the game's final minute. The win clinched home-field advantage during the playoffs for Philadelphia for the first time since 2004. John Gonoude from the Eagles' media relations department compiled these notes from the win.
Week 16 Quick Reads - Football Outsiders
Nick Foles ranked 31 out of 32 quarterbacks in Week 16. Only T.J. Yates was worse.
Talk of playoff tickets grows as Eagles fans look ahead - 6ABC
The Philadelphia Eagles meet the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, but after that, it's onto the playoffs. That has many fans asking about tickets, since the Eagles secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with their win over the Oakland Raiders on Christmas night.
Dak Prescott is the most generous QB in the NFL -- to the other team - SportsDay
Prescott has surrendered five touchdowns this season on turnovers -- four on interceptions and one on a fumble. That makes him the most generous quarterback in the NFL this season. And when a Prescott giveaway has been converted directly into a defensive touchdown, the Cowboys have lost 100 percent of the time.
Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett’s job is safe - Blogging The Boys
Giants safety Landon Collins called teammate Eli Apple a ‘cancer’ - SB Nation
NFL players usually stand behind their teammates. That’s not happening with the New York Giants. Cornerback Eli Apple seems to be on the outs, and safety Landon Collins didn’t mince words about it during a radio interview on Tuesday. “There is only one corner who needs to grow up and we all know who that is,” Collins said on 98.7 FM in New York, via Jordan Ranaan of ESPN.com. “That would be the only person I would change out of our secondary group. Besides, the other two guys, [Dominique Rodgers-Cromarie] and [Janoris Jenkins], I love those two guys. They play hard. They love what they do. That first pick ... He’s a cancer.” It’s not the first time Collins has openly criticized Apple. He said on the same radio show last week that the 2016 first-round pick needs to “grow up.”
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