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Eagles vs. Chargers: Five matchups to watch - PhillyVoice
A week ago, [Chargers starting right tackle Storm Norton] got worked all day by Patriots edge rusher Matthew Judon. The Eagles are coming off their best defensive line performance of the season against the Lions, but they have not been consistent. This Chargers offensive line is much better, but they can be had on their right side. The Eagles could use another big game out of Josh Sweat, working against Norton.

Eagles All-22 Film Review: Observations from the win over the Lions - BGN
One reason why they have to be a run first offense... Hurts is still struggling with processing. I can only assume the late safety movement confuses him here but I just don’t know why you aren’t throwing this football. This is exactly the coverage you want with this concept and the WR is open. Throw the ball!

NFC East Mixtape Vol.29: Our headsets are working just fine! - BGN Radio
Eagles pick up huge win, but is it sustainable? Cowboys are fortunate to have a loaded WR room, there’s no excitement surrounding the WFT and the Giants are just bad. RJ Ochoa and Brandon Lee Gowton unload everything going on in the division.

Glass Half Full - Iggles Blitz
The 2021 Eagles are not a good team, but there are some good elements. Last year’s team was old, bloated and boring. They were high maintenance and painful to follow on a regular basis. This team feels different. They are younger and hungrier. There are still plenty of flaws to deal with, but it does feel like the team is in a better place. We still don’t know if Sirianni is the right coach for the future, but he’s done some good things and that will help the future of the team whether he’s the guy or not. I’m really curious to see how this team does in the final nine games. They have an easy schedule and could go on a bit of a run. We can argue whether that would be the best thing for the long term, but it is a possibility. At the very least, we’ll get more answers about Sirianni and the roster.

NFL QB Index, Week 9: Matthew Stafford hits top five! What should we expect from Jordan Love? -
QB23) Jalen Hurts. He is so dynamic in the open field; I’d love to see it more. Hurts barely threw the ball against Detroit, but he was on point when he did. Hurts passes the first test of being an NFL quarterback: If he’s protected well, he delivers from the pocket. That may not be enough to be the long-term starter for the Eagles, but it’s plenty for Hurts to have a long NFL career as a factor. That’s better than most late-second-round quarterbacks and plenty of firsts. [BLG Note: Justin Herbert is QB9.]

Predicting NFL Week 9 upset picks, fantasy football sleepers and flops, plus trade deadline winners and losers - ESPN+
Which player or team is the biggest winner after the trade deadline? My pick here is new Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz. I know he was emotional about leaving Philadelphia and that he’d made himself a part of the fabric of the place. But that team isn’t going anywhere this season. It wants to commit to Dallas Goedert, and Ertz picked up a few games in the standings by getting traded to Arizona. Ertz’s situation improved as much as anyone’s I can think of the past couple of weeks. Ertz already has established a connection with Kyler Murray. The Cardinals have been so all-in that I kind of expected them to make 12 trades on Tuesday. I also like what Denver did, flipping two defensive players for picks in the second, third and sixth rounds (it also sent CB Kary Vincent Jr. to Philly). Teams eyeing high-stakes quarterback help this offseason need ample draft capital.

Eagles want to see what they have in Davion Taylor -
“Actually being on the field has helped me a lot,” Taylor said. “The last couple of games I’ve been on the field, I’m starting to learn how the game is going. I’m starting to get used to the speed. I’m recognizing plays before they actually come. I can see myself getting better and better each week even if it’s becoming more comfortable with the small details. I just continue to grow, and I’m really excited about it.” Taylor’s snap count has grown as he recovered from a nagging preseason calf injury – he played 24 snaps in Carolina, 37 against Tampa Bay, 36 at Las Vegas, and a career-most 39 in Sunday’s win over Detroit. Taylor’s confidence is growing by the rep and his instincts for the game are improving. It’s tough to make up for lost time, but Taylor’s great work ethic and his performance have fit right in with a young linebacker corps that includes T.J. Edwards, Alex Singleton, Genard Avery, Shaun Bradley, and Patrick Johnson. The Eagles are moving forward and Taylor’s development is a key part of the plan. “We’re excited about Davion,” Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon said a few weeks ago. “He keeps improving.”

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs for Week 9 - Fake Teams
RB31) Boston Scott. Easy Matchup - Philadelphia rushing game is frustrating though.

Joey Bosa needs some help and needs it fast - Bolts From The Blue
Against the Chiefs and Raiders, Bosa combined for 17 total pressures. Since then, he’s managed just four combined against the Browns, Ravens, and Patriots. Those are all good, well-coached units, so I’m not surprised he didn’t set the world on fire, but he’s not getting anywhere near the quarterback at the rate he needs to for this team to hit it’s potential. Will this change against a 3-5 Eagles team? Maybe, but until then, someone, anyone, please step up and make a play.

The Cowboys remaining schedule brings plenty of opportunity for an extended winning streak - Blogging The Boys
Time flies when you’re having fun. It seems as if it was just yesterday the Dallas Cowboys were kicking off the 2021 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now we find ourselves with half the season in the rearview mirror. Thankfully, it’s been a fun ride so far and there’s no reason to believe that’s going to change anytime soon. As things stand right now, the Cowboys currently sit at 6-1, riding a six-game win streak. And, if not for a few crucial plays in Week 1, they could be the only unbeaten team in the league. Despite that one loss, the Cowboys are showing they are a serious Super Bowl contender. To reach that goal, they still have a few obstacles standing in their way. With second half of the season to play, it’s no time for the Cowboys to get complacent or overconfident. Taking a look at the remaining teams on the Cowboys schedule, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility to suggest the only way they lose another game is if they beat themselves. They could very well be their own worst enemy.

Giants-Raiders injury news: Saquon Barkley (COVID-19/ankle), Kenny Golladay (knee) still not practicing - Big Blue View
Running back Saquon Barkley heads a list of three New York Giants players who did not practice on Wednesday due to COVID-19 protocol. Barkley was joined by safety Xavier McKinney and starting left guard Matt Skura. Barkley and McKinney were both placed on the league’s Reserve/COVID-19 list. Ralph Vacchiano reports that both players tested positive for COVID-19 during Wednesday re-tests. Vacchiano adds that Barkley is vaccinated, so he simply needs two negative tests in a 24-hour period to return. McKinney’s vaccination status is unclear, possibly putting his availability for Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders in jeopardy. The Giants had 13 people test positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Among those, the only person known to test positive again on Wednesday was running backs coach Burton Burns.

Montez Sweat expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured jaw - Hogs Haven
Montez Sweat suffered a non-displaced fractured jaw in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos. The injury appears to have happened late in the 4th quarter. Sweat is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and will have to go on a soft foods diet and avoid physical contact while he recovers. The injury is not expected to require surgery. Sweat had high expectations for himself, and for Washington’s defense going into the season. He publicly talked about having a goal of breaking the combined sack record with fellow starting DE Chase Young. After 8 games the duo has a combined 5.5 sacks(Sweat 4, Young 1.5) and the defense has been one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL this year. They have shown improvement over the last few weeks, but Sweat’s absence is a big blow to s defense that needs all the help it can get going into the final 9 game stretch after the bye week.

Aaron Rodgers lied about his vaccination status and the Packers are paying the price - SB Nation
Aaron Rodgers will not play against the Chiefs in Week 9 of the NFL season after testing positive for Covid. Now we’re learning not only that the Packers’ franchise QB was unvaccinated, but that he lied when asked about his status in training camp. Rodgers has been reportedly working like a player who has not been vaccinated this season, a detail previously unknown to those outside the Packers organization. The biggest question is why the quarterback decided to outright lie when asked about has vaccination status in August.

NFL University #14: Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham, & NFL Trade Deadline - The SB Nation NFL Show
Welcome back to another edition of NFL University! Stephen Serda, Kyle Posey, and Justis Mosqueda discuss Sunday’s match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Baby Packers. Aaron Rodgers has been ruled out with a positive COVID-19 test, as he is unvaccinated Rodgers must be away from the team for a minimum of 10 days. Odell Beckham Jr’s time appears to be done in Cleveland and we discuss the biggest trades from Tuesday’s deadline.


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