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Ole Miss’ Matt Corral vs. Liberty’s Malik Willis: Five takeaways from QB prospect showcase - NFL.com
Saturday’s Liberty-Mississippi game was one of the most anticipated college football matchups of the year, with two of the top quarterback prospects in the nation facing off. As you’d expect, NFL scouts flocked to Oxford, Miss., for the showdown between the Rebels’ Matt Corral and the Flames’ Malik Willis. Representatives from 16 teams were in attendance, including Broncos general manager George Paton and Washington Football Team GM Martin Mayhew, per my NFL Media colleague Chase Goodbread. [BLG Note: The Eagles also had a scouting presence at this game, according to Nick Suss.]

Eagles-Chargers Game Preview: 6 questions and answers with the enemy - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles are hosting the Los Angeles Chargers at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon. In order to preview this Week 9 late game, I reached out to our enemies over at Bolts From The Blue. The magnificent Michael Peterson kindly took the time to answer my questions about this upcoming tilt. Let’s take a look at the answers.

Above the Nest with Raichele #32: A milestone Week 8 game, Can Birds build on the performance against Chargers? + Injury Reports - BGN Radio
Raichele Privette touches on the bright spots from the Eagles Week 8 blowout win over the Lions, previews what to expect from the Chargers Week 9 and runs through roster moves and injury reports.

Our Eagles grades by position halfway through the season - NBCSP
Halfway through his first season as a starter, Jalen Hurts has had his ups and downs. In the stat sheet, he has completed 61.3% of his passes for 1,819 yards with 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He’s also the Eagles’ leading rusher with 432 yards and 5 touchdowns. His ability on the ground can’t be overlooked but he still needs to find more consistency and accuracy through the air. He also has to make better decisions when it comes to standing tall in the pocket vs. escaping. The Eagles wanted to use this season to evaluate Hurts and that evaluation process isn’t over yet. Grade: C+.

Aaron Rodgers’ Diplomatic Immunity, Pat Mahomes’ Kryptonite - Football Outsiders
The Eagles’ run-pass ratio by week, with sacks included and scrambles reclassified as passing plays: Week 1: 41.8%, Week 2: 43.6%, Week 3: 9.4%, Week 4: 21.4%, Week 5: 34.4%, Week 6: 29.8%, Week 7: 41.2%, Week 8: 69.4%. It sure looks like Nick Sirianni got the “screen passes are the REAL running plays” philosophy out of his system in Weeks 3 and 4. Now let’s see if the Eagles have the quality control to not over-correct and build their entire offense around Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. The point spread (Chargers just -1.5) and DVOA (Chargers and Eagles are side-by-side at 16th and 17th) are in agreement: these teams are much, much closer in quality than they appeared to be three weeks ago. Walkthrough is in wait-and-see mode to determine whether the Chargers can climb back toward serious contention or the Eagles toward respectability. Both or neither are possible. Chargers 27, Eagles 24.

NFL Week 9 Betting: Darius Butler’s favorite bets of the week - PFF
Los Angeles Chargers (-1.5) over Philadelphia Eagles. After a hot start, the Chargers are looking for their first win in three games. The quarterback edge goes to Chargers QB Justin Herbert, who boasts a notably higher overall grade than Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. The Chargers have struggled against defenses that utilize multiple looks upfront and on the backend. With Philadelphia’s vanilla defensive coverages, Herbert and his weapons should be able to prosper Sunday.

NFL Week 9 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more - ESPN
Bold prediction: Chargers defensive end Justin Jones will get his first two sacks of the season — more than he had in his entire career (1.5). The Chargers rank 26th in sacks with 14, but they will get it going this weekend. Los Angeles will bounce back overall, and Justin Herbert will throw for at least 300 yards for the second time in his past six games.

3 things to watch for against the Eagles - Bolts From The Blue
Hurts isn’t all that accurate (61.3 completion percentage) but when he connects, it’s usually for a big gain to either Quez Watkins for last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, DeVonta Smith. He’s thrown for 1,819 yards with 10 touchdowns to just four interceptions. While the Chargers will be missing both Asante Samuel Jr. and Michael Davis on Sunday, they couldn’t have caught Hurts in a worse passing slump. Over the past four games, the second-year quarterback is averaging 163 yards per game and has thrown only three scores with two picks. In half those games, he finished with a completion percentage under 60 percent. As it stands, if the Chargers defense is able to put any sort of cap on the Eagles rushing attack, they could enjoy their easiest day at the office since week one of this season.

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for NFL Week 9 - Fake Teams
QB11) Jalen Hurts - The Chargers (6.1 NY/A, only 9 pass TDs allowed) are not to be trifled with via the air—but are a great matchup on the ground (league-worst 5.1 Y/A allowed).

Fan confidence poll: Confidence nosedives after loss to Chiefs - Big Blue View
Did Monday’s 20-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs help or hurt the confidence New York Giants fans have in their team? Turns out, the loss hurt fan confidence fairly severely. Confidence in the Giants dropped from 42 percent after a Week 7 victory to just 26 percent after the Week 8 loss to Kansas City, per the results of our weekly ‘SB Nation Reacts’ poll. The Giants, who expected to be competitive in the NFC East this season, are now just 2-6 and in last place. That follows a 1-7 start in 2020, Joe Judge’s first season as head coach.

Cowboys vs. Broncos: Each team’s X-Factor player for Sunday - Blogging The Boys
Tyron Smith is out for this game, and that is obviously an issue. Not having your massive, super-talented left tackle out their to protect your star QB who is coming off injury himself, causes one to have concern. In a corresponding move, it has been reported that Terence Steele will be lining up at Smith’s customary left tackle spot and the Cowboys will be inserting La’el Collins back into his usual right tackle position. Big picture, this move might be made so when Smith is back, Steele goes back to his swing tackle role and the Cowboys keep Collins at right tackle barring any other unforeseen issues. However, as far as this game goes on Sunday, Steele has a big task and an important role ahead of him.

Aaron Rodgers’ COVID vaccine explanations are a collection of Joe Rogan and Facebook comments - SB Nation
Aaron Rodgers broke his silence about hiding his vaccination status in an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show Friday. Playing every note on the dog whistle, the Packers QB went from calling the outrage against him not following Covid protocols while being unvaccinated a “witch hunt,” blaming a “woke mob,” and referencing “cancel culture.” Rodgers then rounded out the idiot buffet by saying he’s been consulting with Joe Rogan about taking the horse dewormer Ivermectin. In a truly astonishing interview it didn’t take three minutes for Rodgers to drop this line.

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