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Underrated players on every NFL team - PFF
Philadelphia Eagles: TE Dallas GoedertZach Ertz is Philly’s number one tight end, but Dallas Goedert has been just as good, earning an 81.4 PFF grade that ranks seventh at the position. He isn’t a deep threat, but he is dangerous after the catch and has enhanced a short-passing offense. On targets of less than 10 yards downfield, Goedert is PFF’s third-highest-graded tight end, and he is second in yards after the catch per reception at 8.6. Not to mention, he has earned a run-blocking grade of 83.5, the best mark among all tight ends.

2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight ends in Week 12 - Fake Teams
10 Dallas Goedert vs. SEA - The Seahawks allow the 7th most yardage to tight ends, and are bottom third with regard to receptions and scores allowed. The Eagles were forced into using Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews alongside their talented tight end duo last week. I’d bet money Goedert finishes as a TE1 in Week 12, either due to his recent scoring streak or to breaking loose on a couple of big gains in a good matchup.

Eagles vs. Seahawks Game Preview: Five questions and answers with the enemy - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) and Seattle Seahawks (8-2) are set to play at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. In order to preview this Week 12 matchup, I reached out to our associates over at Field Gulls. The knowledgeable Kenneth Arthur kindly took the time to answer my questions about the upcoming game. Let’s take a look at his answers. Also, don’t forget to check out my side of the Q&A exchange over at FG.

COME OFF THE BALL! - BGN Radio
Jimmy Kempski and Brandon Lee Gowton cover the Eagles from every angle, including Groh’s weird comments, Agholor’s odd near-trade, Baldy Gone Wild, the positional coaching staff PLUS an Eagles-Seahawks preview and NFL Picks! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

5 Qs, 5 As: Carson Wentz, Andre Dillard, and the worst WR in the NFL - Field Gulls
With the way they are currently playing, Seattle at 8-2 and Philadelphia at 5-5 and inconsistently tumbling through the season thanks to some of the worst receiver play we’ve ever seen and a defense that doesn’t seem nearly as good in the traditional results as they are in DVOA, you’d think the result might follow suit with the previous four. But we also know that the Seahawks have enjoyed just one victory that wasn’t close and that the Eagles are less than two years removed with many of the same players and coaches who won a Super Bowl shortly after that latest Seattle two-touchdown victory. Both teams need a win to try and catch up with the first place team in the division. Both teams have areas of strength and weaknesses that could boost or bite them in the end. Both teams have blogs at SB Nation. To prove that last point, I sent five Qs to Brandon Lee Gowton of the impressively powerful Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation, and in return he sent me five corresponding As with a bonus. Yes, with a bonus. Yes, that bonus.

Analysis of the Eagles’ 23 drops so far this season - PhillyVoice
However, without the benefit of watching every incompletion for every team this season, I can confidently assume that there is no way in hell that any team has had as many high leverage drops as the Eagles this season. The list of game-altering drops is kind of absurd. [...] If you watch a full Sunday slate of games on the Red Zone Channel from the comfort of your couch, you will undoubtedly see a whole slew of outstanding catches around the league. They have almost become routine. As such, for some teams that have high drop rates, you can almost forgive the drops if their receivers are making up for them with other spectacular catches. In the case of the Eagles, I’ll pose this question: How many great -- hell, how many good -- catches have Eagles receivers made this season that you wouldn’t otherwise reasonably expect them to make?

’We’re resilient. We’re strong. We’re going to come back from this.’ - PE.com
”We’re mourning,” Pleasantville High School athletic director Stephen L. Townsend said. “We’re grieving right now. This is like our third shooting.” ”We’re resilient. We’re strong. We’re going to come back from this, and we’re going to bond and build together,” he added. “That’s what it’s all about, bond and build together.” Part of the building will be changes to the security protocols at Pleasantville’s football stadium. But that is only the beginning.

Burner Account Investigation: Nelson Agholor or a Troll? - Crossing Broad
Thing about Nelson Agholor is that he seems like a pretty smart guy. He does not seem like the type of dude to deactivate his Instagram, create a burner, and then tweet nothing but pro-Agholor stuff. That’s too obvious. Typically you need to throw some misdirection in there to put people off the trail and keep them guessing. For that reason, I personally believe that “efam33” is just a troll, though we are all capable of drawing our own conclusions.

Eagles-Seahawks scouting report and prediction - Inquirer
Intangibles: Early games on the East Coast don’t seem to bother the Seahawks. They are 5-0 over the last two years in 1 p.m. kickoffs. Wilson has won all three career starts against the Eagles, all by double-digit margins. He has yet to throw an interception against them.

Week 12 NFL picks against the spread - The Athletic
Eagles (-1.5) vs. Seahawks. When I tweeted the line out for this game earlier in the week, the most common response from Eagles fans was: “Wait, what? How are we favored?” Fair to say they’re not feeling great about their team right now. By advanced metrics though, these are relatively even teams. Football Outsiders has the Seahawks eighth in DVOA and the Eagles 10th. I think this will be a close game, but if I have to pick a side to make a play in the final two minutes, it’s Seattle. The pick: Seahawks (+1.5).

Fantasy football flex rankings for Week 12 - ESPN+
80. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles: One of the more overrated receivers right now. Even if he plays, it’s hard to trust him.

Eagles film review: A better idea of how Eagles are using Genard Avery - NBCSP
Avery was thought to be a third-down pass rusher for the Eagles, but that’s what’s interesting about his snaps on Sunday. Four of them were on third down, but three came on first downs and three came on second downs. And while most of his snaps came as a stand-up edge rusher, the Eagles also used him as a hybrid/blitzing linebacker as Schwartz alluded to.

NFL Quarterback Landscape Continues to Shift After Tua Tagovailoa’s Injury - MMQB
WEEKEND WATCH LIST — Seahawks DE Jadeveon Clowney: With Lane Johnson in the concussion protocol, there’s a chance that Clowney will be up against rookie Andre Dillard for much of Sunday afternoon. And while Dillard’s been impressive, this creates a nice opportunity for Clowney to build on the huge game he had against the 49ers last week.

How are Eagles preparing for Seahawks’ Jadeveon Clowney? This pass rusher is serving as his stand-in during practice - NJ.com
Daeshon Hall wore a red No. 90 jersey on top of his regular No. 74 uniform during practice on Wednesday. The Eagles defensive end is being used to mimic Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney during practice. Clowney, who has been a menacing presence for opposing offenses this season, moves around the Seahawks’ defensive front, making it hard to plan for his pursuit of the quarterback.

The Polls agree: the Redskins have “lost” DC - Hogs Haven
It started about 4 or 5 days ago, when Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post published a story titled, What once seemed impossible is now undeniable: The Redskins have lost Washington. To be fair, it probably started 20 years ago when Dan Snyder bought the Redskins franchise, but I’m guessing neither of us has the time for that.

Carli Lloyd is serious about pursuing an NFL kicking job after the 2020 Olympics - Yahoo! Sports
It’s been a few months since the video of U.S. Women’s National Team star Carli Lloyd hitting a 55-yard field goal went viral, but it’s still on her mind. Lloyd is serious about pursuing an NFL kicking career in the future, she said on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Wednesday. ”This isn’t just a publicity stunt or something that I’m having fun, just string the media along. I know that I can do it,” Lloyd said. “I know that I have the mental capacity in pressure situations. I know that there would be loads of people that want to see me fail. That’s no different than the entirety of my career.”

The NFL’s New Pass Interference Rule Fixed Nothing and Broke Everything - The Ringer
Fans wanted a means for officials to fix catastrophic calls. What they got was a reason to question the entire process.

Tom Brady’s game is finally declining (for now) - SB Nation
The Patriots’ offense had a major opportunity to thrive against the Eagles’ diminished cornerback corps in Week 11. Philadelphia had allowed 300+ passing yards in four of its first six games, a stretch that only ended thanks to a midseason QB lineup that included non-stars like Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky. That matchup shined with the promise of a throwback Tom Brady performance, especially with 2019 first-round pick N’Keal Harry making his NFL debut. Instead, the six-time Super Bowl winner sputtered. He needed 47 passes to throw for just 216 yards and threw one fewer touchdown pass than wide receiver Julian Edelman. Any toss more than 15 yards downfield was a lost cause.

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