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The Josh Adams story: from undrafted rookie to Eagles’ No. 1 running back - Daily News
In the three games since the near-fumble, he has been the Eagles’ best running back, averaging 5.0 yards per carry and picking up nine first downs and two TDs in 36 carries. And he hasn’t fumbled. In last week’s 25-22 come-from-behind win over the Giants, he was held to four yards on four carries in the first half, then exploded for 80 yards on 18 carries in the second half. He had three double-digit-yard runs in the second half, as well as a one-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion with 10:11 left in the game that gave the Eagles their first lead. ”He’s the silent assassin,’’ Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson said. “He don’t talk. He don’t say nothing. But he sure can run. You see that explosiveness and speed. He’s on the up and up, man.’’

Eagles source points to 3 problems with the 2018 team - BGN
“The other thing that the source pointed to is that he said “I feel like we’re over-targeting Zach Ertz,” which is the tight end. Right now, Zach Ertz leads them in targets with 111. And even though he’s catching 76% of those, the source says that he feels like it’s disrupting kind of the rhythm with everybody else getting into a groove on offense, even though Zach Ertz right now is on pace to have the most receptions in NFL history in a single season for a tight end.”

The Kist & Solak Show #47: Eagles O vs Redskins D Preview - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak react to the Cowboys shocking win over the Saints and ask if it was really the statement win some are making it out to be. Plus they dig into the matchups for when the Eagles’ offense takes the field against the Redskins’ defense! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

A historical look at teams that won the Super Bowl, missed the playoffs the next year, and then... - PhillyVoice
Before the season began, we took a historical look at whether a “Super Bowl hangover” was a thing that actually existed, and came to the conclusion that it was a myth, at least for the winner of the Super Bowl. After all, if the Eagles don’t make it back to the playoffs, they will be only the 10th team over the last 30 years not to do so. (Of course, if you believe what the Eagles are experiencing is a “Super Bowl hangover,” I won’t argue, but they’d be something of pioneers in that regard.) Anyway, here is what happened to the other nine teams since 1988 who won the Super Bowl, failed to make the playoffs the following season, and what they did the season after that.

Eagle Eye: A Heavyweight Showdown In The Trenches - PE.com
This defense starts with the defensive line though. Washington has poured a ton of resources into the group overall, with three first-round picks in nose tackle Daron Payne, defensive end Jonathan Allen, and pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan. Former second-round pick Preston Smith starts opposite Kerrigan and former fifth-round pick Matt Ioannidis completes the group as one of the most disruptive interior pass rushers in the NFL. Let’s start with Payne, though, because I think he instantly makes that entire group better because of what he brings inside.

Week 13: Previewing key NFL matchups, fantasy football and Greenline - PFF
Key NFL Matchup/Stat: Key Matchup: Fletcher Cox (92.2) vs. Tony Bergstrom (52.9). Key Stat: Bergstrom has allowed multiple pressures in six of his seven starts this season.

Golden Tate and Carson Wentz trying to cook up some chemistry - ESPN
Golden Tate and Carson Wentz are still learning how to work with one another, but Tate is enough of a veteran to know the No. 1 rule when preparing a Thanksgiving turkey with the franchise quarterback. ”Want to keep that electric knife away from that arm,” he joked this week after posting a picture of him and Wentz carving the bird and sharing the holiday. “Talk about the easiest way to be hated by a city and an organization, that’s probably it.” From strangers to teammates, Wentz and Tate have been taking every measure to tighten their bond in a limited amount of time.

What’s behind the Eagles’ terrible 1st quarters? - NBCSP
Fewest yards per play in 21 years. The Eagles are averaging 3.54 yards per play in the first quarter. That’s not only the worst in the NFL this year and more than a yard below the NFL average of 4.81, it’s the worst by any NFL team in the first quarter since the 1997 Bills averaged just 3.42 yards play in the first quarter.

Chiefs release running back Kareem Hunt - Arrowhead Pride
CLARK HUNT: “Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”

The Kareem Hunt Scandal Shows the NFL Hasn’t Learned Anything Since Ray Rice - Ringer
For all the league’s assurances since 2014 about having stronger enforcement and more robust investigative powers, a team once again took decisive action against a player accused of violence only because of a video released by TMZ.

How the Cowboys transformed from 3-5 into a legit playoff contender - SB Nation
The Cowboys are getting better as the season goes on.

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