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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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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 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 Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there was a play this season that epitomized the notion that some Eagles were giving less than 100 percent for Chip Kelly, it actually didn't come in Sunday's utterly pathetic, 45-17 drubbing at the hands of the Buccaneers, although there were plenty of candidates. It came last week against the Dolphins, a week after the Eagles had beaten the Cowboys and seemingly had momentum for salvaging their season. It came after they had taken a 16-3 lead and as they were driving for what appeared to be another touchdown.
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November 24, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
WE WERE WRONG about this team at the start of this season. We were wrong about this team midway through, too. The Eagles are not a mediocre team. A mediocre team is still likely to win the NFC East. They are bad. Unofficially, officially, any measurement you choose to use. Of their four victories, not one has come against a team with a current winning record. Their six losses have come via a smorgasbord of meltdowns. Penalties one week. You can't turn the ball over (fill in the blank)
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November 21, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's a player on the Eagles with a concussion who has not been cleared to play, and his expected absence on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a major effect on the offense. The player is Ryan Mathews. Although Sam Bradford's concussion captured much of the attention this week, Mathews is also out with a concussion. The Eagles' productive No. 2 running back has not even made an appearance on the sideline during practice, and it does not appear that he will play on Sunday.
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November 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Peters returned to the sideline Wednesday, one day after the Eagles' left tackle practiced with the team. Peters has a back injury that affected his quadriceps and caused him to miss the last two games. Coach Chip Kelly said he did not know whether to classify Peters' absence as a "setback. " "That's a good question," Kelly said before practice. "I just know he can't go today. " Peters was not available for comment again on Wednesday. Thursday will be a big indicator of whether he can play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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November 20, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES need to run the ball effectively Sunday against Tampa Bay, to take a little pressure off backup quarterback Mark Sanchez, who presumably will make his first start of the season, with Sam Bradford still navigating the NFL's concussion protocol process. There are at least three reasons why this might be a problem, however. 1 Ryan Mathews, the Eagles' most effective back (75 carries, 427 yards, 5.7 yards per carry) is out with a concussion suffered Sunday against Miami.
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November 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After missing the last two games because of a back injury, Jason Peters could return to the Eagles' lineup this weekend. Peters practiced with the team on Tuesday. Peters was not available for comment, but Lane Johnson said Peters did more in Tuesday's practice than last week. Johnson is expecting to play right tackle on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has played left tackle in Peters' absence. "My understanding is sooner than later," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said of Peters' return.
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November 17, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Running back Ryan Mathews left the Eagles' 20-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday with a concussion. Mathews' last play was a rush for no gain in the third quarter. He finished with eight carries for 18 yards and a touchdown. He also had two catches for 22 yards. Mathews and quarterback Sam Bradford were the two players injured in the loss. Wide receiver Jordan Matthews needed attention from the trainers in the fourth quarter, but he only had the wind knocked out of him. Peters sits out again Left tackle Jason Peters missed his second consecutive game with a back injury that is affecting his quadriceps.
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