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September 25, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Jason Peters slipped on sweatpants and a tarpaulin-size green T-shirt Tuesday, then turned to face the group of reporters who had gathered at his locker. Next to him, DeMeco Ryans had dressed and was stepping away from the scrum, making for the door, as he said to Peters, "Got to answer the question, buddy. " Peters did. He'll forever be a folk hero around here for what he did Sunday, for seeing Washington nose tackle Chris Baker flatten Nick Foles with a gratuitous blindside hit to the ribs and for reacting as he did: chugging 10 yards to Baker and sending a right hand toward his head.
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September 25, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
AS THE Eagles' left tackle, Jason Peters is charged with protecting Nick Foles' blind side. It's a task that the six-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All Pro usually performs better than any other left tackle in the business. But sometimes, stuff happens. Stuff happened Sunday with 10:07 left in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 37-34 win over the Redskins. It started with that errant pass by Foles that sailed over the head of tight end Brent Celek and into the arms of Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
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September 24, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles center Jason Kelce needs surgery for a sports hernia, coach Chip Kelly confirmed on Monday. Although Kelly did not offer a timetable for Kelce's return, the injury typically keeps a player out up to two months. Kelce left Sunday's 37-34 win over Washington in the third quarter. "I don't have a level of concern," Kelly said. "Just tell us who we've got that is available to play, and let's go play. " Backup center David Molk will likely start in Kelce's place, although Kelly did not have concrete plans on Monday.
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September 23, 2014
THIS DEFIES BELIEF. Eagles players keep reciting a tiresome refrain about "Next Man Up," and, given the militaristic nature of the NFL, distilling remarkable feats into a nonsensical chant follows the logic of the league. Wade Smith, however, has not been in green long enough to be completely brainwashed. In his 12th NFL season, Smith realizes what the Eagles have done in the first 3 weeks is amazing. In the first three games of the season, they have played nine offensive linemen, and played them extensively.
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September 23, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
One of Chip Kelly's favorite sayings is that he wants his players to play with emotion, but not let emotion play with them. He'll probably be reminding Jason Peters of that pretty soon. "I'm sure I'll talk to him tomorrow and face the consequences then," Peters said. The left tackle was ejected in the fourth quarter Sunday when he retaliated against Washington nose tackle Chris Baker for a block that blindsided quarterback Nick Foles as the teams reacted to an apparent interception.
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September 23, 2014
NICK FOLES has been called a lot of things by a lot of people in the last year or so: cool, accurate, smart, franchise; lucky, fad, product of a system, flash in the pan. The descriptions shift with the winds, and the final scores. There is little upon which everyone can agree. Except now, maybe, this: tough. It is an essential quality for success as an NFL quarterback. There is no faking it, either. The rules and the officials do everything they can to protect you and you still get leveled by human missiles on a regular basis.
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September 23, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NICK FOLES pried himself off the turf eventually, his recovery aided by a delay caused by the brawl taking place behind him, and then by the official review of the interception he'd just thrown, which turned out to be an incomplete pass. Foles had been viciously blindsided by Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker at the end of the play, leading Jason Peters to go after Baker, a bunch of Eagles to rush the Washington sideline, and Baker and Peters to be ejected. Now Foles gathered his troops and refocused.
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September 23, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Foles sprawled on the turf with ribs aching after a hit he never saw coming. Jason Peters picked a fight with the instigator, and defending his quarterback turned into a multiplayer melee on the Washington Redskins sideline that resulted in two ejections. The game was tied in the fourth quarter, and the commotion became widespread. No one knew who would have the ball, or who would play quarterback for the Eagles, or whether the star left tackle would stay in the game. During a Sunday afternoon that already featured the drama of DeSean Jackson's return to Philadelphia, the intensity of the Eagles' 37-34 win over Washington was unlike any other game that some Eagles had ever experienced.
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September 23, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ON JAN. 19, 2002, the Eagles won a divisional-round playoff game in Chicago, 33-19. Twelve years and 9 months later, something that happened that day might have helped them overcome the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. In the last game played before the rebuilding of Soldier Field, Bears quarterback Jim Miller threw an interception to Eagles safety Damon Moore. As Moore was running the ball back toward Miller, Moore still more than 25 yards away from the QB, Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas pile-drove Miller into the ground, Miller's throwing shoulder hitting the frozen ground first.
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September 23, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Kelce left in the third quarter of the Eagles' 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins with an abdominal injury. Jason Peters was ejected in the fourth quarter because of his involvement in a fight. An offensive line that was already decimated lost perhaps its two most valuable pieces. The Eagles scored their final 10 points behind a line with just one of its expected original starters, and all five players playing different positions. "Everybody understands going in . . . you're not going to be at full strength, so can you endure?"
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