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Eagles film review: Derek Barnett is playing better than you realize in 2019 - NBCSP
While Barnett doesn’t have a sack yet this season, he does have six quarterback hits, which ranks him second in the NFL to just Myles Garrett. We’re not comparing the two — Garrett is a truly dynamic player — but Barnett has actually played better early this season than you might think. And that’s after his 2018 season ended on the shelf with a torn rotator cuff. So let’s take a look at Barnett’s pressure in the first couple games (starting with the most recent) and the reason Schwartz expects the sacks to come.

Lions writer gives three reasons why the Eagles will win in Week 3 - BGN
Bleeding Green Nation already took some time to chat with Pride of Detroit in order to preview this Week 3 Philadelphia Eagles versus Detroit Lions matchup. (You can read that here.) Today, we’re back with three reasons why each team might lose. This format allows us to show what the other side is worried about. Here are three reasons why the Lions could lose, as written by Mansur Shaheen from Pride Of Detroit. To see why I think the Eagles could lose, check out POD.

Babes On Broad #2: The Drop & The Stop - BGN Radio
Sam Wilson & Jessica Towne look back at the Eagles’ Week 2 loss to the Falcons, preview Week 3 vs. Detroit, give you their Drink/Recipe of the Week, tell you What’s Going On Around Philly and more! Powered by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation.

Recalculating the Eagles’ areas of concern after two weeks - PhillyVoice
Safety: Andrew Sendejo stinks, but a bright spot has been Rodney McLeod, who appears to be fully recovered from his knee injury of a season ago. The Eagles are beginning to recognize that Sendejo stinks, maybe, based on his significantly decreased playing time Week 2. Still, they’ll need another answer at the third safety position, assuming they do the right thing and let Sendejo go in favor of a fourth-round comp pick. Concern level: Moderate.

Joe Banner Q&A: Eagles should stay away from Jalen Ramsey - Inquirer
Ramsey is a very different situation [than trading for Minkah Fitzpatrick]. Character is challenging. Play is exceptional. And probably, the end of this year is the most you’re going to get before you have to give him a new contract. And it will be huge. They’re at a point where they have to be a little bit conscious of the cap. He’s probably going to get an $18-20 million (a year) contract at the end of this year. Would you rather give away a high pick for him or use that pick to get somebody for 4-5 years at an affordable price? From a cap perspective, that would be very challenging. I just think a big part of the reason for the success they’ve had over the last few years has been the quality of the people they’ve had on the team and the quality of leadership. I’d be nervous about interjecting somebody like that into the locker room in the middle of the season.

What are the chances of a JJ Arcega-Whiteside breakout game this week? - ESPN In$ider
What are the chances of a JJ Arcega-Whiteside breakout game this week? He’s going to be on the field a lot with DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery likely sidelined. Arcega-Whiteside’s biggest strength is corralling 50-50 balls, so perhaps there is a red zone touchdown in his future, but I’d stop short of saying this will be a breakout game for him. He has plenty of potential, but there’s still a learning curve to fight through.

In search of ... a strong running game against Detroit -
The numbers aren’t lying: A running game the Eagles think can be dynamic and consistent and dominating hasn’t yet gotten all the way untracked. After a strong opening game against Washington that featured 26 attempts and 116 yards from the running backs, the ground attack was stuffed Sunday night in Atlanta with Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard combining for just 46 yards on 16 rushes. Now what? The Eagles have a game to win on Sunday against Detroit and to measure the level of urgency, here is how tight end Zach Ertz describes the mood in the locker room: “As high as it can possibly be. This is a game that we need to win. There’s no other option right now. We’ve got to be 2-1 after this game.” As for the running game, Howard thinks the Eagles are close to breaking out.

The best underdogs to bet in Week 3 - DraftKings Nation
In what looked to be a significant mismatch on paper, the Eagles had to mount a second half comeback to overcome Washington at home in Week 1. They were on their way to pulling off another comeback win against the Falcons when Carson Wentz rushed for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. However, a 54-yard touchdown reception from Julio Jones ultimately resulted in the Eagles suffering their first loss of the year. Can the Eagles bounce back with a win despite DeSean Jackson (abdomen) and Alshon Jeffery (calf) both possibly missing this contest? Well, they have won 17 of their last 21 home games, which is a stat that certainly works in their favor. However, the Lions have covered the spread in four of their last five meetings against the Eagles. While it might be difficult to envision a scenario in which the Lions win this game, this line is large enough to where taking the Lions and the points is appealing.

Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles preview: 5 questions with Bleeding Green Nation - Pride Of Detroit
Week 3 is upon us! Who would have thought that the Lions would be 1-0-1 right now? I don’t think there’s a person alive that would have predicted that, but here we are. This week the Lions are headed to the City of Brotherly Love to face the Philadelphia Eagles. Philadelphia will always have a place in my heart. I visited there recently and learned that the city has some of the best food options in the country. There’s a sandwich there at a place called Denic’s inside the Reading Terminal Market that I’ve been dreaming about for years. I actually asked Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton if I could move into a corner of his house like the Herlihy Boy.

Eagles-Lions cheat sheet: Tendencies, matchups, predictions and more - The Athletic
Matchup I’ll be watching: Derek Barnett versus the Lions’ left tackles. Barnett doesn’t have a sack yet this season, although he’s had three quarterback hits in each game. Watch him Sunday, because the Lions have questions at left tackle. Starter Taylor Decker is questionable and missed last week after an inconsistent Week 1 performance. Tyrell Crosby is the backup. Barnett faces a tougher challenge Thursday against Green Bay, so Sunday offers a better chance for Barnett to change the sack column.

Miles Sanders aiming to ‘get north’ after uneven start with Philadelphia Eagles - PennLive
When Sanders sees something, he knows he needs to attack it. “Just getting more comfortable and making my decisions more, being more sharp and just trusting my eyes instead of hesitating out there,” Sanders said. “Just trusting my eyes more and getting more north.”

‘No man is an island’: How Eagles’ Isaac Seumalo has support of teammates, coaches, even after Falcons debacle -
His struggles are pronounced while his successes come in silence. In an offensive line room, nobody would confuse him for being the rambunctious sort, like a Lane Johnson or Jason Kelce. Yet, he has near universal support on the coaching staff and within the offensive line room. The front office threw their support behind him this offseason, too, by signing him to a long-term contract tying him to Philadelphia through 2022. “We lean on each other all the time,” Seumalo said, adding that offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland “is always saying, ‘No man is an island. You must draw your strength from others.’” Yes, Seumalo struggled against the Falcons. No, he won’t be getting benched. “It’s not time,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said.

Your Week 3 Matchup Guide: Is Mahomes-Lamar the Next Great AFC Rivalry? - The Ringer
The word decimated does not do justice to what happened to the Eagles last week, because decimated technically means destroying a tenth of something. Two-tenths of the Eagles’ active roster, including Carson Wentz, left last week’s Sunday Night Football with injuries at some point during the game. The Eagles need a victory against the Lions, but also need to leave the game without losing more key pieces, with Wentz at the top of the list.

The Story of the $4133 Daily Double with Jeopardy Contestant Adam Clark - Crossing Broad
Well it was sort of a little of both. Like, going into the game I had a couple ideas in my head of specific amounts that I was going to wager if the situation called for it like if it was about the right amount. For example, I had in mind that if a wager of about seven or eight thousand would be appropriate, then I would wager $7902, which is my police radio call sign. And then if I found myself in a situation, which I did, in which a wager of about $4,000 would be about right, then I might as well just wager $4133, because that that extra $133 isn’t going to make that much of a difference in the game. And, you know, it’ll be a shout out to the the Philadelphia Eagles.

Will Eli Manning still have value as an NFL starting quarterback in 2020? A debate - SB Nation
Barring disaster, Eli Manning’s time in New York will come to an end in January. The two-time Super Bowl MVP made it only two weeks into his 16th NFL season before getting benched. The Giants’ 0-2 record — neither game has been particularly close or even interesting — forced hot-seat head coach Pat Shurmur to end the Manning era with a whimper. In his stead, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will take the reins of an offense otherwise led by Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, and a long list of talented receivers who are either currently hurt or suspended. For the next 15 weeks, Manning will be a high-value backup for a team with few legitimate postseason aspirations. Then, once the book closes on the 2019 season, he’ll be a free agent. That leaves the four-time Pro Bowler with two options next spring. He can either retire after a long and rewarding career, or he can strike out in search for another contract and one more go-round in the NFL. Will he want to come back for a 18th season? Should he?


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