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Three Eagles MVPs from Week 13, plus five things I think about the Birds

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Some quick thoughts on Philadelphia’s win.

NFL: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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Five things I think about the Birds

  1. I think everyone can take a chill pill about Golden Tate right now. Did the Eagles waste a third-round pick? We’ll see. Was it apparent the Eagles didn’t have a great plan to integrate Tate upon arrival? Absolutely. But hello, this man was getting open, fighting through tackles and, well, doing really good wide receiver things on Monday. And the best part? None of it looked forced. That’s potentially great news for the stretch run.
  2. I think, even more than last week, Josh Adams is good. The offensive line goes a long way here, and I think most people would agree Adams isn’t exactly elite in one specific area, but you can just see he knows what he’s doing. The patience, the jump cuts and the up-field burst all make him deserving of more carries moving forward.
  3. I think Doug Pederson and the rest of the offensive coaching staff really deserve a lot of credit for Monday’s win. Who knows how much Mike Groh and the rest of the bunch had a hand in scheming it up vs. Washington, but the plan worked. Not only that, but had Carson Wentz made some better throws and/or decisions here and there, the Eagles probably would have had two more scores.
  4. I think it’s going to be fun to see how the Eagles defense competes when Jalen Mills and Avonte Maddox finally get back on the field. These last two weeks — albeit against lesser quarterbacks — they’ve performed about as well as you could hope considering their losses.
  5. I think the Eagles are going to beat the Cowboys in Dallas. Take that.