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Eagles vs. Jets what went right/wrong: Jason Peters doesn’t want to hear any complaints - Morning Call
Sure, the offense wasn’t as sharp as you would have liked, and coach Doug Pederson said “no” when asked if his team played well. But Pederson also provided the boilerplate “it’s great to win in this league and it’s hard to win in this league” response. You’ll like Jason Peters’ version better. “Look, I’ve been playing a long time time,” Peters said. “A win is a win. I don’t give a f--- what nobody says. ... A win is a win. We enjoy this today and tomorrow and get ready for Minnesota.”
Eagles v. Jets: 12 winners, losers, and I dunnos - BGN
Brandon Brooks: Brandon Brooks is, by most cursory glances, the fourth-best offensive lineman on the Eagles. If that’s even true — he’s probably playing better football than Jason Peters, right now — he’s the best “fourth-best” offensive lineman on any team in the league. And he’s famously coming back from significant surgery. Give Brooks and Carson Wentz co-Comeback Players of the Year awards.
The Kist & Solak #129: Eagles Predictably Trounce Jets - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak react to the predictable blowout of the Jets by the Eagles in Week 5 of NFL actions and provide what takeaways they can PLUS Three Words from the gentle listeners! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.
Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Jets game - PhillyVoice
“I feel great,” said every player ever when asked about their rehab from ACL surgery. “I feel like I’m even stronger than I was before.” In McLeod’s case, that’s actually true, as McLeod has been very good this season, and arguably looks better than he ever has with the Eagles. Against the Jets, he hauled in an interception with one hand on a tipped pass. McLeod also had a big hit on a 3rd and 1 run play to Le’Veon Bell that preceded Gerry’s pick-six on fourth down.
Breakout Game - Iggles Blitz
Doug Pederson expressed disappointment after the game. He loves the win, but knows there are mistakes that must be corrected. The upcoming schedule gets tougher. The Eagles must play better football to get through that stretch. The low point of the game for me was a muffed punt by Corey Clement. He thought the ball bounced off a teammate’s foot, so Clement made a wild attempt to get the ball. The Jets recovered it. That was at the Eagles 19-yard line and killed the dream of a shutout, which seemed like a very real possibility up to that point. The Jets scored on the next play. Ugh. I should be on cloud nine, coming off a 31-6 win where the defense piled up 10 sacks. The loss of the shutout was tough. You don’t get a lot of chances for them so you have to take advantage when you can.
Eagles DE Brandon Graham records 3 sacks with wife in hospital - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham’s career day against the New York Jets was played with his wife, Carlyne, top of mind. Following their date night Friday she began feeling ill and was hospitalized, and she is scheduled to have gallbladder surgery Monday, Graham told ESPN. She is expected to be fine, he said, but Sunday’s game was not played under normal circumstances for the 31-year-old Graham, who posted a personal-best three sacks and added five quarterback hits in a 31-6 Eagles win.
Week 5: Brett Favre, Rick Reilly and How the Colts Upset the Chiefs - FMIA
Nathan Gerry • Linebacker, Philadelphia • Sioux Falls, S.D. Better known in high school for track—he won the 100 and 200-meter sprints as a South Dakota high school senior—Gerry started at safety for three years at Nebraska. The Eagles picked him in the fifth round in 2017 and moved him to linebacker. That paid off Sunday, when Gerry made a nifty pick-six off Jets QB Luke Falk. [...] Brandon Graham (three sacks, two more QB hits) was superb Sunday, though it came against the wounded animal known as the New York Jets offensive line.
NFL Week 5 PFF ReFocused: Philadelphia Eagles 31, New York Jets 6 - PFF
The perennially dominant Brandon Graham stood out in a game that featured a number of strong performances on the Eagles’ front seven, contributing key plays against both the run and pass. The Eagles’ secondary kept everything in front of them, forcing Falk into dump-offs and short throws all game. It’s a positional unit that’s been in flux both in the offseason and during the season with late additions Orlando Scandrick and Craig James. Scandrick, in particular, was impressive with his strip-sack returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
No frills: Swarming defense, early offense carry Eagles in 31-6 rout of Jets - PE.com
If the win at Lambeau Field two games ago was one that got the Eagles “back on track,” as safety Rodney McLeod suggested, the deconstruction of the visiting New York Jets on Sunday was about as business-like and as matter-of-fact a victory as you’ll ever find. Philadelphia won it 31-6, riding a 14-point first quarter and a defense that produced 10 quarterback sacks and two returns for touchdowns. The Eagles now head on a three-game road trip having upped their record to 3-2 knowing a critical October schedule awaits. “Last week we were on a roll and we kind of had to pick up the defense and this week it was the opposite,” said tight end Zach Ertz, who contributed five receptions, 57 yards and his first touchdown of the season. “That’s why football is the ultimate team game. It takes all three phases and at the end of the day, it’s a win.”
Roob’s observations after Eagles embarrass winless Jets in NFL Week 5 - NBCSP
Carson Wentz’s numbers were pedestrian, but for the second straight week he didn’t turn the ball over, he got the ball in the end zone, he spread it around, he converted third downs and he took what the defense gave him. I think the biggest growth we’ve seen in Wentz is not forcing things down the field when they’re not there. That’s three games in a row with no interceptions.
How much longer can the Eagles survive without DeSean Jackson? - Inquirer
The Eagles’ passing attack hasn’t been the same since DeSean Jackson was injured, and they could use him for the tough stretch of games coming up.
The Cowboys Look Like Contenders—Until They Play a Good Team - The Ringer
The Cowboys will get a temporary reprieve against the pathetic Jets next week, who can’t decide whether they want to risk their franchise quarterback’s life, but after the Jets it will be tough sledding. Gambling analyst Warren Sharp projects the Cowboys to have the league’s toughest schedule starting in Week 7, with the Patriots, Bears, Vikings, and two games against the Eagles still in the queue. The Cowboys have not beaten a winning team yet, and they have eight winning teams left on their schedule. We’ll see what we get.
Cowboys RT La’el Collins is dealing with an MCL injury following the Packers loss - Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys started their game against the Green Bay Packers down a tackle as Tyron Smith suffered an ankle injury during last week’s loss to the New Orleans Saints. During the game against the Packers, one that would also end in losing fashion, they lost the other side of their offensive line when La’el Collins went down and headed to the locker room never to return. It’s never ideal to be without both of your starting tackles, it’s an even less optimum situation when they’re as good as the ones that the Cowboys have.
Five things we learned as the Giants fall 28-10 to Minnesota - Big Blue View
But the Giants have been struggling against just about every defense they have gone up against to keep pressure off the edges from affecting their offense. We expected Mike Remmers to be a stopgap who would hopefully play well enough on most plays to stabilize the right side along with Kevin Zeitler. But the Giants were counting on Nate Solder to play up to his reputation — and contract — and not only be good enough against average pass rushers, but to be able to hold up against the better pass rushers in the NFL. So far Daniel Jones has been sacked 9 times (with several more negated by penalty or missed by defenders) and hit another 24 times in his first three games. This isn’t a good trend, and something the Giants are going to have to address sooner rather than later. While their schedule might not be daunting in terms of winning percentage, they face a good pass rush nearly every week.
Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen quickly flee FedEx Field after Redskins loss; Will Jay Gruden be fired tonight? - Hogs Haven
Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen typically stay at FedEx Field for hours after each game. That did not happen today, and they quickly sped away from the scene of the crime. Something is different this week, and this could be the week that they swing the axe. Jay Gruden said he hasn’t heard anything about his job security, but he will know if his key works on Monday. He might not get the chance to swipe that key card...
Stock Market Report: New Jersey Giants - Daily Norseman
After last Sunday’s loss to the Bears dropped the Vikings to 2-2, things that have been at a slow boil finally erupted this past week, and the Vikings were officially in crisis mode. Adam Thielen called out the Vikings offense for not being able to throw the ball, Kirk Cousins apologized to him on his podcast, and then Stefon Diggs said he wasn’t happy and said there was ‘truth to all rumors’ regarding his current dissatisfaction with the team. The Vikings needed a win and a good game from the offense in the worst way possible, and they got one. Almost 500 yards of offense later and career-like days for Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins, and Adam Thielen, at least for one week the revolution will not be televised.
Eagles 31 Jets 6: Another Embarrassment - Gang Green Nation
The Jets fell to 0-4 today, playing a third consecutive uncompetitive game. They were defeated by the Eagles 31-6 in Philadelphia. There are too many big problems on this team to count right now. At least on the defensive side of the ball we are seeing a badly undermanned group show some competitive spirit for long stretches of games. Without quality cornerbacks or edge rushers, no defense is going to have lasting success in this league, but I do think this group has largely punched above its weight class so far this season.
Mason Rudolph going unconscious was the scariest NFL moment of the year - SB Nation
No team is more aware of the consequences that can come in a football game than the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the last two years the team has watched its former defensive leader, Ryan Shazier, battle to regain the ability to walk after suffering a spinal cord injury in December 2017. That context made the hit absorbed by Mason Rudolph even more scary Sunday. The second-year quarterback — who is starting in the place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger — was knocked unconscious after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Ravens safety Earl Thomas.
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