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Week 10: Rams Manage Win After Fire-Filled Week of ‘Horror’ - FMIA
Goat of the week: Eagles fans, Philadelphia. For booing the Eagles off the field at halftime in Week 10. It hasn’t been the season you’d want in Philly. And you’re losing to the Cowboys, toothlessly, 13-3. But booing the crap out of the team that delivered a stirring Super Bowl win nine months ago? Totally bush league.
Eagles v. Cowboys: 17 winners, losers, and I dunnos - BGN
Doug seemed to just take the ball out of Carson’s hands in a lot of key moments, going for isolation or one-read plays with Carson stoic in the pocket instead of letting him roll out and really run the offense. They seem to need to strike a balance there. Also, this is the best 12 personnel offense in the league and they ran the least amount of 12 personnel as they have all season. Wasn’t like they were getting Golden Tate on the field a ton, either (20% of snaps). Drafted a TE in Round 2 and simply don’t use him. I can neither explain nor excuse that.
The Kist & Solak Show #40: Eagles Stunned by Dallas - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak offer up what they can after the Eagles drop a stunner to the Dallas Cowboys at home. Who’s to blame? Well, there are a lot of factors, let’s be angry about them together.
Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Cowboys game - PhillyVoice
For the third time this season, the Eagles’ defense looked completely helpless in the fourth quarter. Against the Titans, they gave up eleventy billion fourth down conversions on their way to an overtime loss. Against the Panthers, they had a nuclear meltdown, when they blew a 17-point lead, giving up 21 fourth quarter points. And then Sunday night against the Cowboys, when the Eagles’ offense was finally starting to click, Dallas matched a pair of Eagles touchdowns to help put them away. Jim Schwartz has simply been over-matched far too often this season in the second half of games.
We Know - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles started the year 1-1 and didn’t look that good. We thought the return of Carson Wentz would change things. Then it was the return of Alshon Jeffery that was going to change things. Then we thought October would be different, with the Eagles having some time to come together as a team. Then we thought getting to the bye week would help, with the team getting rest and a chance to get healthier. Then we thought the addition of Golden Tate would make a difference. Now we know. This team just isn’t that good. They’re 4-5. They look like a 4-5 team. They make critical mistakes. They don’t make plays. They’re good enough to win some weeks and lose competitively in others. The season has been very disappointing so far.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson is blowing this season for the Super Bowl champs - Inquirer
Pederson has struggled to script a successful opening series. His playcalling in big spots has been suspect. He’s gotten too cute with gimmicks. And he has taken the ball out of Wentz’s hands far too often. The Eagles have had a rash of injuries. But that excuse wasn’t used last year, even though they lost more key players. Wentz wasn’t perfect by any means. He tossed another early interception. He failed again to deliver late in the game when he had the ball and a chance to either tie or go ahead. But Wentz didn’t call the screen to Corey Clement on third down on the Dallas 30 with two minutes to go. The Eagles have been poor with screens for much of the season. The running backs haven’t done much with the ball in their hands. He should have given Wentz (32 of 44 for 360 yards and two touchdowns) a chance to throw beyond the sticks. But Clement was brought down for a 5-yard loss. Cowboys linebacker Leighton Van Esch knifed by Eagles guard Brandon Brooks and made the tackle.
Eagles’ true identity revealed in damaging loss to Cowboys - ESPN
The Eagles started slow, as they have often this season. They scored 20 points, just a couple of ticks below their average. The defense didn’t generate any takeaways and broke down at inopportune times -- a theme throughout the first half. There is plenty of season left and, therefore, room to turn things around. But at some point, a team has to be accepted for what it is. Now seems like a good time to do that with the 2018 Eagles.
A Haunting Loss For Eagles To Open Season’s Second Half - PE.com
With everything in front of them in the NFC East, the Eagles returned from the bye week on Sunday night and laid an egg in a 27-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, continuing a season-long theme of starting slow on offense, giving up too much on defense, and in the end failing once again to seize any kind of substantial momentum to drop to 4-5 on the season. If this was supposed to be a “statement” game for the Eagles, it sent a disappointing message. The Eagles, as they have demonstrated all year, just aren’t playing good football, top to bottom. “No excuses. We need to win. That’s the message,” linebacker Nigel Bradham said. “We’re disappointed. We came up short in a game we needed to win.”
Cowboys 27, Eagles 20: RIP 2018 Eagles season - NBCSP
How does a team go from Super Bowl champs to this? Honestly, I never sensed during training camp that there was any sort of hangover or letdown in intensity. They seemed to do and say all the right things. They practiced hard. They worked hard. But whatever magic they had last year has evaporated. It’s not any one thing. They clearly miss Frank Reich and John DeFillippo. Doug Pederson hasn’t had that magic playcalling touch, and the offense has rarely found a rhythm. Carson Wentz has been mistake-prone early in games. They can’t score early and are always playing from behind. The defense has been pretty good but keeps coming up small in big moments and doesn’t get turnovers. And unlike last year the backups haven’t been able to play up to the level of the injured starters. Add it all up and this is what you have. A 4-5 team. And what sure looks like a lost season.
Refocused, NFL Week 10: Dallas Cowboys 27, Philadelphia Eagles 20 - PFF
Rasul Douglas had a tough night going against Cooper and Allen Hurns, as he was beaten in coverage on a few occasions which yielded big gains. After limiting the Cowboys’ offense in the first half, the Eagles allowed the Cowboys to gash them with a number of big plays.
Redskins defense gives up 507 yards and 3 points - Hogs Haven
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers average 446.8 yards of offense per game. They beat that average by more than 60 yards against the Redskins 11th ranked defense today. And lost. Tampa Bay put up more than 500 yards of total offense and scored just 3 points. Part of the reason was two missed field goals — one each in the first & third quarters — by the Tampa Bay kicker, Catanzaro, but the biggest reason was great individual plays by a number of Redskins defensive players through out the game.
Five takeaways from the Buffalo Bills’ blowout of the New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
Hello Matt Barkley, bye Nathan Peterman. What a great game from Matt Barkley, chucking it all over the field early and often. He went 15-of-25 for 232 yards and two touchdown passes. It’s the best performance by a Bills QB all year. When Buffalo announced Barkley would start over Peterman, you knew the second-year guy was on his way out. This slams the door.
Ravens, John Harbaugh headed to a mutual parting of ways; in-season firing not discussed - CBS Sports
The Baltimore Ravens and John Harbaugh are very likely headed to a “mutual parting of the ways” in 2019, sources said, but the former Super Bowl winning head coach is not in any jeopardy of an in-season firing, contrary to some recent speculation. The odds of Harbaugh being back in Baltimore in 2019 are quite bleak, according to several sources close to the situation, with next year set to be the final year of his contract. There will not be another one-year extension forthcoming, I’m told (Harbaugh agreed to such a deal prior to last season to avoid a looming “lame duck” season), and with rising general manager Eric DeCosta set to take over for Ozzie Newsome after the season, and the Ravens facing a possible roster overhaul, there is a strong sense that these sides will be moving on amicably.
The Cowboys’ 3-step winning formula starts with Ezekiel Elliott - SB Nation
A loss to the Philadelphia Eagles could’ve been enough to close the book on the Dallas Cowboys’ 2018 season. Instead, the Cowboys pulled out a desperately needed 27-20 road victory to stay in the NFC East race. There’s still climbing to do — especially after Washington improved to 6-3 with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — but Dallas is back in the mix at 4-5. The Cowboys have a real shot at catching Washington too if they play the way they did Sunday night. The key for the Cowboys is to do what they did against the Eagles: Dominate time of possession.
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