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Joe Banner says Eagles have talked with teams about acquiring offensive line help and linebackers - BGN
First it was Jason La Canfora who said the Philadelphia Eagles are going to be “buyers” ahead of the 2020 NFL trade deadline. Then Adam Schefter, Jay Glazer, and Albert Breer indicated the Eagles are going to be sellers. Now we have former Eagles president and Howie Roseman mentor Joe Banner saying Philadelphia’s front office has talked to other teams about acquiring help on the offensive line and at linebacker. This much comes for Banner’s interview with the Inquirer’s Paul Domowitch.

Babes On Broad #45: 3 Reasons the Eagles Beat the Giants - BGN Radio
Sam Wilson & Jessica Towne give their reasons for the Eagles dramatic win over the Giants w/extra thoughts on Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson PLUS listener questions! Powered by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation!

As trade deadline looms, a snapshot look at who is and isn’t available - NFL.com
The theme for players available is older veterans due a lot of money, and that can be said for Giants WR Golden Tate and guard Kevin Zeitler, along with Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery who has been available for a while. Along with being expensive, Jeffery still hasn’t played with foot and now calf issues, making trading him extremely difficult.

Why can’t fourth-quarter Carson Wentz play that way for an entire Eagles game? - Inquirer
It’s obviously better to play your best with the game on the line, but the Eagles need to find some way to bottle the fourth-quarter Wentz and sprinkle it over 60 minutes. In 2017, the offense hardly ever had to come from behind because it was so proficient early. The Eagles scored a touchdown on their opening drive Thursday night. But Wentz was mostly scattershot for the next two-plus quarters. He really didn’t get cooking until the Giants went ahead, 21-10, and Pederson had no choice but to go with his turbo, two-minute offense. There’s a theory that Wentz is better unscripted, better when he can make checks at the line based upon his pre-snap reads, better when he’s improvising. Pederson has tried to implement more up- tempo early in games, but it hasn’t produced the desired results. Many fans keep waiting for the 2017 Wentz to return. In some ways, he has in the last month or so. He just doesn’t have as great a supporting cast. The mistakes have been more pronounced, though.

Duffy: Inside the makings of a Giant comeback - PE.com
Scott was the first Eagle to speak with reporters after the game. He said that he was running short routes to the flat all game long. When he saw the safety, Jabrill Peppers, come down to defend him close to the line of scrimmage, he converted the route downfield. Wentz did a great job of working through his progressions, and he delivered an absolute DIME to Scott for six points to seal the win. This play actually reminded me of a couple of huge touchdown catches by Corey Clement back in 2017. The first one came in prime time against a division rival, just like this Scott play. Wentz hit Corey Clement in the same corner of the end zone against Washington on Monday Night Football.

Eagles mailbag: Will Roseman really make a deadline trade? - NBCSP
It’s so hard for me to really evaluate Carson Wentz this season. Because some of the mistakes he’s made have been awful and there’s no excuse for them. On the other hand, it’s fair to point out that he’s playing behind a depleted offensive line and without most of his top offensive weapons. So what we’re seeing is a very talented quarterback who is pressing and trying to do too much. That’s the simplest way to put it. The part that’s been tough to watch this year is the increase in interceptions. I understand the Jameis Winston comparison but Winston threw a ton of picks every year. His career interception rate is 3.5% and Wentz for his career is at 1.9%, including this year, which is an outlier at 3.6%. Wentz threw just seven picks in each of his last three years, so he has the ability to be more cautious with the football. I think right now he’s trying to make too many big plays because he feels the lack of talent around him. It doesn’t excuse it, but it does explain it some.

We are going to learn a lot about the Cowboys’ chances in the NFC East over the next 10 days - Blogging The Boys
If the Cowboys manage to win these next two games (they will likely lose to the Steelers) they would sit at 4-5 as they gear up and get healthy. This would give them a week off to prepare for a Minnesota Vikings team that hasn’t been very good themselves before they host Washington on Thanksgiving. This is admittedly an optimistic approach, but it is possible that tryptophan is in our systems for a team finishing Turkey Day with a record above .500, mostly thanks to NFC East play. Of course this is one side of the hypothetical spectrum. If Dallas loses to WFT on Sunday it is hard to see them being favored in any contest from here on out. Injuries are difficult to overcome regardless of the opposition and the latest loss for the Cowboys is a future Hall of Fame guard in Zack Martin.

NFL Week 7 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more - ESPN
What to watch for: It will be all eyes on Washington’s defensive line versus Dallas’ offensive line. The Cowboys might have backups across the board, depending on guard Zack Martin’s health. And Washington’s strength remains its line, though after combining for seven sacks in the opener, this group has recorded only six in the past five weeks. Sunday is a chance for it to get healthy. And with Dallas likely paying close attention to edge rushers Montez Sweat and Chase Young, the interior could have a bigger day.

Daniel Jones goes for a walk - SB Nation
The play was a marvel. Every single Eagle bar Nickell Robey-Coleman bit on the fake handoff, trying to bulldoze their way to Wayne Gallman, who did not have the ball. Daniel Jones, who did have the ball, traipsed jauntily past all 265 dread lbs of Brandon Graham, who ignored him, saw his tight end throw a block on Robey-Coleman, and then wandered into open field. The Philadelphia Eagles had invited Jones to go on a walk. He obliged.

Giants investigating video of maskless Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley - Big Blue View
Ordinarily, a video of a pair of young players at a bar for a night out during the “mini-bye” following a Thursday game wouldn’t raise many eyebrows. However, the fact that it happened during the COVID-19 pandemic — and both players are mask-less — paints the video in a different light. The NFL’s COVID-19 policy states that players without masks attending an indoor bar or restaurant with a crowd of more than 10 people constitutes reckless behavior and the players could be fined for conduct detrimental to the team.

The US broke its record for the highest number of new coronavirus cases in a day - Vox
The United States broke its record for the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported in a single day on Friday, an alarming sign that what some epidemiologists are calling a “third wave” of infections is spreading at breakneck speed as winter approaches. According to the New York Times, by the end of the day on Friday, at least 85,085 cases were reported across the country — about 10,000 cases more than the previous same-day high on July 16. Public health experts have long warned that uneven compliance with social distancing guidelines, inadequate contact tracing programs, and premature reopenings of indoor venues were creating conditions for a resurgence of virus transmission after its summer peak, and that is what appears to be happening now.

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