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October 15, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles held meetings Monday before coach Chip Kelly excused the players for a full week off after Sunday's 27-0 win over the New York Giants. The Eagles will not return from their bye week until next Tuesday. It's one more day off than Kelly gave the players in 2013, when he held a Tuesday practice in the middle of the bye week. Kelly made plans for the seven-day break back in June, so the longer time off had nothing to do with the result of Sunday's game. "We felt this bye week, for where it fit, it's exactly at the halfway point," Kelly said. "We played four preseason games and six regular-season games.
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October 15, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
CHIP KELLY said he wasn't relieved yesterday when he heard Darren Sproles had suffered a relatively mild left MCL sprain, which might or might not keep Sproles out of the lineup for a week or 2 after the Eagles come back from the bye. Kelly said he'd talked to his change-of-pace runner, receiver and punt returner after Sunday night's trouncing of the Giants, and Sproles "didn't seem like it was anything big . . . he was walking fine and there was...
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October 15, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
CHIP KELLY raved about Brent Celek Sunday and raved about him again yesterday. He is what an Eagle looks like, the coach said, because he will put personal gains aside to do anything to win. Catch a ball, throw a block, help block Jason Pierre-Paul in pass protection, as he did Sunday. Lie down a few yards short of the end zone against Detroit last year in the snow, so the special teams didn't have to risk one more kamikaze run down the field, and the well-worn players on defense didn't have to pull their helmets over their heads anymore, or risk injury.
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October 15, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
WHEN THE SEASON began, it seemed that one thing the Eagles lacked was a slam-dunk Pro Bowl performer on defense, a talent other teams would have to game plan around. There was a time when Trent Cole was that guy, and Cole is still playing well at 32, but Cole's most recent Pro Bowl appearance followed the 2009 season. Though it's early yet, if the squads were chosen today, you'd have to think Connor Barwin, the outside linebacker opposite Cole, might be that guy - maybe along with Malcolm Jenkins, the safety whose cover skills have freed Barwin to rush the passer to the tune of six sacks, tied for third in the NFL going into last night's action.
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October 14, 2014
THE MAGNITUDE of the moment cannot be overstated. First, the Eagles faced a bye week six games into the season. They were 4-1, but it was a shaky 4-1. Most recently they nearly blew a 27-point lead at home to the woeful Rams. Second, it was prime time, "Sunday Night Football," ostensibly the best game of the week's docket. Third, it was home, against the hated Giants. For the first time in Chip Kelly's 23-game tenure as an NFL coach, there were certain expectations. A loss to the Giants would place the 5-1 Cowboys atop the NFC East, would put the Giants in second place with the same record as the Eagles.
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October 14, 2014
THE NFL IS a week-to-week league, and this was LeSean McCoy's week. This was the game where all of the worries were swallowed up by the roar of the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field, where all of the consternation evaporated into the crisp fall night. There was no talk of lingering injuries or a stitched-together offensive line, not this night. Instead, against the New York Giants, all of the concern was replaced by the pretty unanimous observation that McCoy and the Eagles' running game looked like themselves again.
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October 14, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
A growing sense of uneasiness had sprouted around the Eagles in recent weeks. The seed was planted on a Sunday afternoon in San Francisco a few weeks ago when an unbeaten team became a one-loss team because Nick Foles and the Eagles offense could not score a single point. The anxiety level went up another notch a week later in victory. Sure, the Eagles beat the St. Louis Rams, but they nearly squandered a 34-7 lead after an inexplicable fumble by Foles in the opposing team's territory.
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October 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A week of anticipation and banter along the New Jersey Turnpike ended minutes before midnight on Sunday, when the final seconds of the Eagles' convincing 27-0 win over the New York Giants finally ticked off the clock.  The Giants stomped on the Eagles' logo at midfield before the game, the latest in a week of manufactured drama. The lopsided score rendered any trash talk irrelevant in an NFC East rivalry given life by the impressive early-season records for both teams. There was no debate about which team is superior at this juncture when coach Chip Kelly jogged off the field after the Eagles' first shutout in nearly 18 years.
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October 14, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
They said the offense was different, better. They said Eli Manning was no longer a sitting duck in the pocket. They said a new quick-passing offense protected the New York Giants quarterback and offset a questionable offensive line. They were wrong - at least for one night. And at least for one night, the Eagles defense silenced its critics. Bill Davis' scheme had Manning and new Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo flummoxed from the start. And a rejuvenated pass rush that has generated at least four sacks in each of the last three games was the spark as the Eagles shut out New York, 27-0, on Sunday night.
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October 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a week of questions about whether inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans would play Sunday night against the New York Giants, Ryans started and fortified the middle of the Eagles defense. Ryans was questionable after leaving last week's win over the St. Louis Rams with a groin injury. The linebacker was limited in practice throughout the week. But Ryans has not missed a game since he arrived in Philadelphia in 2012. Coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday, "If there is one guy that I wouldn't count out of anything, it would be DeMeco.
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