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Eagles News: Embrace the tank

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/27/20.

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The only way for the Eagles to win is to lose - NBCSP
Because with this team? There’s not a thing to gain by getting into the playoffs. Talk about fool’s gold. If the Eagles somehow do win the NFC East and back their way into the playoffs, they’re still an awful team that needs a major overhaul, and the last thing this franchise needs is a built-in excuse to put it off for another year. Plus, we all know they’re not beating the Bucs or Seahawks or Rams or whoever winds up as the No. 5 seed and comes to the Linc wild-card weekend. But the biggest reason winning the division would be a disaster for the Eagles is the draft. If you go 5-10-1 and win the NFC East, you’re still getting the 21st pick in the draft. Maybe you get a star. Maybe you get a decent player. Maybe you don’t. If you go 5-10-1 and don’t win the NFC East, now you’re talking about a top-10 pick. The better the pick, the greater the chance of finding a star. And if there’s one thing this team needs more than anything it’s star power.

Playing “Stay or go” and “Bench or no” with the Eagles - BGN
It’s time. Roseman’s fingerprints are all over this bad Eagles operation. The Super Bowl win was great and he deserves every bit of credit for that season. That year is very much looking like an anomaly in his career, though, and NOT indicative that he’s the right person to fix this mess that he created. Verdict: GO.

Eagles podcast: Should Carson Wentz be benched in favor of Jalen Hurts? - PhillyVoice
In the latest episode of BGN Radio, Brandon Gowton and I played a round of “Stay or Go: Howie, Doug, and Carson edition,” and we discussed whether or not Carson Wentz and other underperforming players should be benched.

NFL Picks: Predicting Week 12 against the spread - The Athletic
Seahawks at Eagles (+5). They’ve played four times in the past four years, and the Seahawks have won each time, outscoring the Eagles by 41 points. The Eagles have failed to score more than 15 points in any of those meetings, and their offense ranks 30th in efficiency this season. It’s possible that the Seahawks get conservative and some weird 2020 stuff happens. But other than that, there’s no real reason to even think about taking the Eagles here. The pick: Seahawks (-5).

Evans: Fantasy Football Passing Report ahead of NFL Week 12 - PFF
Travis Fulgham reclaimed his alpha role in the Eagles offense, leading the way in targets and air yards. We have seen Fulgham ball the heck out, and perhaps he can regain that form moving forward. Dallas Goedert has been on the field for nearly every pass play over the last few games, and it was great to finally see him capitalize on that in the box score with a 5-77-1 receiving line. There is no role change here for Goedert — this is the same usage that led to a 4-33 line the week prior. Consider him just as you did last week.

More injuries lead to late collapse as Cowboys fall to Football Team 41-16 - Blogging The Boys
We may be back to Team Tank again, after the Dallas Cowboys dropped their annual Thanksgiving Day game to the Washington Football Team 41-16. It was close most of the way before things collapsed on the Cowboys late. A Montez Sweat batted ball/interception return for a touchdown just put an exclamation point on how badly this game wound up going. The most significant development of the game was not the plays on the field, but the return of devastating injuries for Dallas. It started with Cameron Erving going down on the Cowboys’ first possession, bringing Brandon Knight in to play left tackle. That was bad enough, but then on a failed third down play in the red zone later in the series, Zack Martin went down with what was later announced as a calf injury, but one that would take him out for the game. Erving’s problem was a knee, and he was questionable to return. The defense would have its own problem, as Randy Gregory was poked in the eye, but he was ready to come back in later. The big question is how much time Martin will miss. He is the best player the team had coming into the game. If he winds missing several games, the suddenly good chance Dallas had of winning the NFC East just got a whole lot harder. And with this loss, it may have vanished entirely.

Alex Smith Is the NFL’s Most Terrifying Miracle - The Ringer
The Washington QB is poised to be Comeback Player of Year after recovering from an injury that could have killed him. His return is the league’s most inspiring story—and a reminder of everything it fears.

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