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December 23, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
YOU CAN ARGUE that it is better this way. The draft pick will be better and the imperatives will be clearer now that the Eagles have been eliminated from the playoffs, and that isn't all bad. I would still argue that another trip to the playoffs, however doomed, would have been better because of the sense of uninterrupted progress it would have attached to Chip Kelly and the team. But, oh well. You wonder what Kelly was thinking as he watched the Dallas Cowboys steamroll their way to the division title yesterday.
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December 23, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Here's the thing about those 13 penalties the Eagles committed against the Redskins during the team's thermonuclear meltdown on Saturday. They actually had 15. Two of the gaffes didn't go into the record book because they were offset by penalties on the Redskins, but the Eagles committed them nonetheless. That's a good theme when you look back at this game. No matter how bad you thought it was, on further review, it was actually worse. There's going to be a lot of time to look back with regret for the Eagles now. The Dallas win over Indianapolis on Sunday eliminated the Eagles from the postseason, but even if that game had gone the other way, keeping them on life support for another week, that would have only led to some equally cruel denouement next Sunday.
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December 23, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
LANDOVER, Md. - For six games in each of at least the next few seasons, the Eagles, barring something unforeseen, will be tasked with defending Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr., or DeSean Jackson. As if it weren't obvious enough before this past weekend, Saturday's 27-24 debacle of a loss to the last-place Redskins heavily reinforced the Eagles' need to upgrade their secondary. Bradley Fletcher was torched by his man for the second time in 7 days, the third in a six-game span. "I just didn't get it done," the embattled cornerback said before leaving the visitor's locker room at FedEx Field on Saturday, about 24 hours before yesterday's Cowboys' 42-7 win over the Colts officially eliminated the 9-6 Eagles from postseason contention.
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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 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 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
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 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 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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