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Bills help Eagles by defeating Cowboys on Thanksgiving - BGN
The Dallas Cowboys dropping to 6-6 after getting blown out by the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving? Dak Prescott committing three turnovers? You really do hate to see it!

The Kist & Solak Show #151: Thanksgiving Film Review Takes - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak reviewed the film of Eagles-Seahawks and they are ready to stuff your earballs with Thanksgiving takes regarding the offense, the WRs, Wentz, the defense, Mills, Barnett, Cox, and much more! PLUS Michael shares his thoughts on Brandon Brooks and tells the story of his struggles with anxiety. Powered by S BNation and Bleeding Green Nation.

8 key starts & 8 sits to consider for Week 13 fantasy football - DraftKings Nation
Carson Wentz, PHI (at MIA) - START. As is always the case in Philly, the pressure is starting to pile on Wentz’s name. The quarterback has been disappointing and doubts about how good he truly is are often heard these days. Same as with Goff, though, this weekend happens to project as a real get-it-right chance for Wentz to make amends and get a very needed win. Although Wentz has not scored big-time fantasy points since Week 6, he’s thrown a touchdown in every game he’s played this season and only six interceptions through 11 games. It’s been more about the Eagles lack of options on offense due to injury than Wentz’s own miscues. Miami is not as atrocious a team as it was during the first few weeks of the season, but the Dolphins still rank 27th against the position and have allowed the second-most passing touchdowns in the league. They don’t rank badly on attempts and completions allowed, but that comes down to teams not needing to risk possession through the air. The Dolphins’ rank much worse in YPA allowed (8.23, fifth-worst mark), which is closer to reality. Wentz should bounce back this weekend and reach the 20-point mark again after not doing so for six consecutive weeks.

2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight ends for Week 13 - Fake Teams
10 Dallas Goedert @ MIA - His 8 targets were second only to Ertz’s 14 looks for Philly last week. Given the injuries in the Eagles receiving corps, he’s a safe bet for solid volume again this week. That makes him a low-end TE1 by default, people.

20 PFF stats to know entering Week 13 of the 2019 NFL regular season - PFF
13. Vinny Curry is turning it up a notch. It’s always interesting to see which players find their groove as the season progresses, and Vinny Curry has done just that. Through the first six weeks, he ranked tied for 31st at the edge defender position in overall grade (72.7), tied for 56th in pressures (12) and tied for 81st in stops (4). Since then, Curry ranks tied for fourth in overall grade (89.9), boasting a 25.9% pass-rush win rate that ranks fifth among edge defenders.

Eagles-Dolphins scouting report, key matchups and prediction - Inquirer
Off and running: The Dolphins have been outscored in the first quarter, 87-21. The Eagles need to take charge from the outset and never look back. The Eagles defense allowed just two first downs and no points on their opponents’ first two possessions in the last three games. Don’t implode. The Eagles had five turnovers last week against the Seahawks. They have the seventh-most giveaways in the league (20) and the second-most lost fumbles (13). They’ve had multiple turnovers in five games and lost all five.

Tape Study: Breaking down the Eagles’ dominant defense -
Enter the film room with Fran Duffy and Ike Reese as they break down why the Eagles’ defense has been successful in recent weeks.

Week 13 NFL picks against the spread - The Athletic
Dolphins (+9.5) vs. Eagles. The Eagles lost two consecutive games — to the Patriots and the Seahawks — in which they scored two touchdowns on 26 offensive drives. The good news? They have the easiest remaining schedule in the NFL. They’re 5-6, and Football Outsiders still gives them a 26 percent chance at making the playoffs. The Dolphins currently are in line for the No. 4 overall pick, along with whatever picks the Steelers and Texans end up netting. The Eagles have covered just four times in 11 games, but their best wins (at Green Bay, at Buffalo) have come on the road. I think their defensive line dominates in this one. The pick: Eagles (-9.5).

Eagles wide receiver Robert Davis has plenty to be thankful for - NBCSP
Davis has a lot to be thankful for as he celebrates his first Thanksgiving as a member of the Eagles’ practice squad. Here’s a guy who caught seven passes in his entire high school career. Who didn’t get a scholarship offer until a college scout saw him playing basketball. Who worked his way into the Redskins’ rotation last summer before suffering a ghastly injury — a torn ACL and broken leg — at training camp. Who’s already been cut three times and won’t turn 25 until April. It hasn’t been an easy road for Davis, but he’s one of the most upbeat, positive guys you’ll ever see. It’s already carried him a long way. And who knows where it’ll take him next.

Film Room: Jared Goff - Football Outsiders
There is no single diagnosis for the Los Angeles Rams offense. It’s easy to broad-stroke their demise as Sean McVay being “figured out” or Jared Goff simply playing worse, but the reality is that it has been a culmination of factors conspiring at once to sink an offense many imagined could be on an all-time run. The entire operation has collapsed, each pillar taking down another on its way to the ground. For as much research as there is to suggest running the ball is not as valuable as the pass and a strong running game is not conducive to a strong passing game, there is no ignoring the Rams’ decline in the pass game following their decline in the run game. Perhaps more so than any other team in the league, Los Angeles’ heavy play-action passing system was tied to their zone running game. Boot-action, motions, slice action from tight ends, tight formations, and so on all blended together to create the illusion that the Rams’ running plays and play-action passes were indistinguishable until it was too late for the defense to react.

NFL execs predict Dak’s (and Dallas’) future: He bet on himself ... and will win - ESPN+
Prescott’s Hail Mary contract ask this summer -- not taking a cent less than Wentz and Goff, and aiming for anywhere from $34 to 40 million per year, according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington -- was too rich for Dallas. That was then. With a shift in leverage, don’t be shocked if Prescott dusts off that old proposal. One veteran agent who has negotiated with the Cowboys many times says Prescott should do just that -- because he might just get it. ”One hundred sixty [million] over four [years],” the agent said when asked what he would propose. “With five to 10 [million] more guaranteed than the highest.”

Report: Michael Bennett was Cowboys player yelling inside team locker room after Thanksgiving loss - Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys lost badly to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day. This is a Dallas team that many people thought very highly of entering the season. It’s a group that plenty thought could challenge for the Super Bowl. With a 6-6 record through Thanksgiving Day, it’s universally accepted that they aren’t living up to any of those expectations. Of course the latest point of frustration for the Cowboys came on Thanksgiving Day when they lost at home to the Buffalo Bills (their second loss in a row). Upon entering the locker room right afterwards reports started to swirl that a Cowboys player could be heard screaming from within the locker room. The Athletic’s Jon Machota captured video of it.

The Cowboys hit peak soap opera after their Thanksgiving implosion - SB Nation
The season is not lost for the Dallas Cowboys. Even after an embarrassing 26-15 loss to the Bills, the Cowboys are still first in the NFC East with one month left in the season. The postseason is still right in front of them. Maybe that’s why everything feels so panicked in Dallas. There’s still a chance to get the season on track, but the team keeps blowing opportunities. The Cowboys dropped to 6-6 with the Thanksgiving loss and the team went through a full array of emotions in the moments immediately after the game.


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