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December 22, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
LANDOVER, Md. - Bradley Fletcher had little to say Saturday night, and Cary Williams did not speak at all. Not that it mattered much. The performance of the two men spoke volumes, and the reverberating theme was this: The meaningful portion of the Eagles' season is probably over, and the team's need to get better in the secondary has never been more apparent. Even defensive coordinator Bill Davis, an ardent defender of Fletcher's ability to be a cover corner, decided he had seen enough in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 27-24 loss to wretched Washington at FedEx Field.
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December 22, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
LANDOVER, Md. - DeSean Jackson was the first Washington Redskins player to charge off the sideline and into the center of FedEx Field on Saturday night after the game ended, his arms high in the air in celebration, and he was the last one to charge through the tunnel to the team's locker room. The Redskins had beaten the Eagles, 27-24, leaving Jackson's old team with the slimmest of hopes for the playoffs, handing the Eagles their third straight loss and continuing their incredible December collapse.
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December 21, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy is getting fewer snaps and touches in the red zone over the last eight games. He is having a solid season by most estimates, but his rushing and receiving statistics have declined and with a $10 million salary next season in which only $1 million is guaranteed, there is more to speculation that the Eagles' franchise running back may not return in 2015. If the Eagles are to have any shot at the playoffs, they must win their final two games, starting on Saturday at the Redskins.
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December 19, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Responding to criticism of the Eagles' wide receivers, Jeremy Maclin took to social media on Monday morning, posting a graphic that showed where the team's top three receivers rank among other trios in the NFL. They are No. 4 in receptions, No. 7 in yards, and No. 5 in touchdowns. But 44 percent of the catches, 53 percent of the yards, and 55 percent of the touchdowns have come from Maclin. There is no dispute about his production, which has put him among the top receivers in the NFL. It's the other pieces that draw more scrutiny.
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December 19, 2014
The Eagles wide receivers this year have more catches than last year's group, but last year's receivers had a higher average per catch. As happened last year with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin has more yards than the other two receivers combined. Here is a comparison of this year's wide receivers group and last year's through 14 games: 2014 Receiver   Rec.   Yds.   Avg.   TD    Jeremy Maclin   78   1,207   15.5   10    Jordan Matthews   56   709   12.7   7    Riley Cooper   48   487   10.1   1    Totals   182   2,403   13.2   18    2013 Receiver   Rec.   Yds.   Avg.   TD    DeSean Jackson   75   1,275   17.
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December 18, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeremy Maclin said he has spoken to Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson a few times this year. Maclin and Jackson were teammates for five years before Maclin took over as the Eagles' top receiver this season. "I don't know how people perceive that relationship between him and I," Maclin said. "We're cool. No hard feelings either way. But at the end of the day, he's in Washington now and we're here. " Jackson complimented Maclin in an interview with The Inquirer on Sunday.
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December 17, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - DeSean Jackson quietly sat at a visitor's locker stall at MetLife Stadium after yet another defeat and could have been just any player on the floundering Redskins. The Washington-area media had far greater concerns than a wide receiver who caught just three passes for 15 yards in the Redskins' 24-13 loss to the New York Giants. Starting quarterback Colt McCoy suffered an early injury and Robert Griffin III was thrust back into the spotlight. Receiver Santana Moss was kicked out of the game for arguing after an apparent Griffin rushing touchdown was ruled a fumble.
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December 16, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Until the Eagles' final, pointless drive, Riley Cooper had one catch. For zero yards. You read that right. The Eagles receiver was hardly the lone culprit in the Eagles' deflating, 38-27 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field. But he's as good a target as anyone, especially when you consider his disappointing season. When the locker room opened for media access after the game, Cooper was not available. Last week after the Seahawks loss, he feigned a leg cramp when a few reporters tried to ask questions.
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December 11, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles heard the insults from some Seahawks after their 24-14 loss to Seattle on Sunday, but they were not going to trade barbs. The players know how poorly they played. Quarterback Mark Sanchez, who passed for only 96 yards, was on the receiving end of defensive end Michael Bennett's humor. After sacking Sanchez and recording two tackles for a loss, Bennett told USA Today: "You need to tell the Philadelphia police that they need to put an [APB] out, because Sanchez is out there trying to impersonate a good quarterback.
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December 9, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles were unlikely to beat the Seahawks if they could generate only 57 rushing yards, so when they were held to so few on the ground it wasn't a surprise that the passing game was ineffective against the Legion of Boom. But did their receivers have to be so thoroughly dominated in the Seahawks' 24-14 win over the Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field? Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, and Jordan Matthews were targeted 16 times and caught only eight passes for 77 yards. Richard Sherman is probably the best cornerback in the NFL, as Chip Kelly said after the game.
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