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December 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
Cris Collinsworth watched Sam Bradford step forward in the pocket with a crowd of defenders around him Sunday in the Eagles-Bills game. He threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor. "Wow," Collinsworth uttered to himself. Collinsworth, the Emmy award-winning analyst for NBC's Sunday Night Football, will be part of the broadcast team for the Eagles-Cardinals game on Sunday. He studied the Eagles this week and his first takeaway was the performance of Bradford. "I thought how he played last week was a big step," Collinsworth said Thursday in a telephone interview.
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December 14, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Eagles have the ball The biggest question about the Eagles offense on Sunday is how the running back playing time will be distributed. Ryan Mathews is probable and could return after missing three games because of a concussion, so the Eagles have another player to join the combination of Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner, and DeMarco Murray. Murray led the team in snaps in every game he played before last week. Coach Chip Kelly said the decrease vs. New England was because of the matchup, and that explanation will be put to the test on Sunday.
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December 8, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Jeffery Lurie was sweating, his tufty white hair a-muss, but the spring in his bobbing gait had a youthful zest to it. Asked to stop and speak, he politely declined. He had said enough for one day. Lurie had just "broken it down" after the Eagles' 35-28 upset of the team he once loved; the team he tried to buy. After a win, and after Chip Kelly addresses the club, the team allows that day's hero to go to the middle of the team huddle and send the Eagles off with inspiration; break it down, as it were.
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December 6, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryan Mathews will miss a second straight game and the status of Jason Peters and Cedric Thornton is still unclear as the Eagles travel to New England for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Mathews was ruled out on Friday after not practicing this week. He suffered a concussion on Nov. 15 against Miami. The Eagles rushed for just 68 yards without Mathews on Thanksgiving against Detroit. Peters, who is dealing with back and ankle injuries, was a full participant at practice each day this week.
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November 28, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - Jason Peters exited the Eagles' 45-14 loss to the Detroit Lions in the first quarter Thursday with a left ankle injury. He did not return. The Eagles moved Lane Johnson to left tackle and inserted Dennis Kelly at right tackle. The offensive line missed Peters. The Eagles allowed six sacks and could open space for only 68 rushing yards. "I got rolled up," Peters said. "I thought I could come back. And then when I started putting pressure on it, it was just too weak to try to go out there.
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November 28, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - To pull a weed and make sure it dies, you have to get to the root. The Eagles are a garden full of wild plants. You don't succumb to the struggling Lions, 45-14, four days after falling to the mediocre Buccaneers, 45-17, without having several issues with your team. The questions, then, for the owner of that team are: Do you look at your garden and think that some Weed B Gon will do the trick, or do you come to the conclusion that the soil needs to be turned over and it's time to start anew?
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November 24, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly The Eagles hit the nadir of Kelly's tenure. He's been taking a lot of criticism for his decisions as a general manager, and rightfully so, but the Eagles aren't a well-coached team right now. Ill-timed penalties, drops, turnovers and missed tackles are the hallmarks. Bill Davis This was easily his worst performance as defensive coordinator this year. It might have been his worst since getting the job. Davis has six games to get his unit back on track or he could end up being an offseason sacrificial lamb.
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November 24, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz suffered a concussion in the second quarter of the Eagles' 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The injury placed Ertz in the concussion protocol, which could put Ertz's status in doubt for the Eagles game against Detroit on Thanksgiving. The Eagles have only two days of practice before they leave for the game. The play occurred when Ertz tried hurdling a defender on a third down in the second quarter. Ertz fell on his neck and was taken into the locker room for evaluation.
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November 24, 2015 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Staff Writer hayesm@phillynews.com
1. Indefensible: Reluctant to blitz rookie quarterback Jameis Winston (19-29, 246 yards), the Eagles (4-6) saw him complete touchdown passes to five different receivers in the 45-17 loss to the Bucs (5-5). Reluctant to tackle running backs, Eagles linebackers were blocked out of, run over by and eluded by Buccaneers all afternoon. The Bucs finished with 283 rushing yards, the most surrendered by the Birds this season. The Eagles have allowed 99 rushing yards or more seven times. They have lost six of those and needed overtime to win the other.
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