November 18, 2015 |
No lead seemed safe in Week 10 as one fantasy stud after another engaged in a mind-boggling exhibition of highlight-reel plays. Antonio Brown put an exclamation point on the Steelers' victory over the Browns by taking a Ben Roethlisberger pass 56 yards to the end zone. Yet, somewhat amazingly, that barely landed among the Top 10 scoring plays of the weekend. It wasn't even the longest pass play of the day for Big Ben, who also threw a 64-yarder to Martavis Bryant that didn't score.
October 20, 2015 |
THEY HAVE to win this game. Or they're doomed. Getting sick of hearing and reading that? Get used to it. Whether it's phrased that simply, or expanded with a slew of descriptive words, it is the lot of a playoff hopeful team that began its season with three losses in its first four games, two against division opponents. A third loss tonight against the Giants, in a division already so banged up and so mediocre that it accentuates the importance of these matchups, would reduce that hope to a prayer, or even despair.
October 8, 2015 |
FIFTEEN PLAYS, 90 yards; 5 minutes, 39 seconds. Those were the particulars of the Washington drive Sunday that took the Eagles from flawed-but-viable, in position to limp away from FedEx Field at 2-2, to 1-3, plunging them into a world of massive scorn, disappointment, censure and obloquy. Big-time obloquy, for sure. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis has watched the tape. He knows how easily Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins sliced through Davis' battered troops, facing third down only twice, once at third-and-1, once at third-and-6, converting both.
October 4, 2015 |
In this passing age of the NFL the Washington Redskins like to pound teams on the ground and this year they have a two-headed monster, plus a capable receiving threat out of the backfield that has enjoyed some early season success. Entering Sunday's game against the Eagles in a matchup of 1-2 teams, Washington is fourth in the NFL in rushing, averaging 143.7 yards per game and fifth in yards per carry (4.6). Alfred Morris has rushed for 199 yards (4.1 avg.) and Matt Jones, a rookie third-round draft choice from Florida, has rushed for 189 yards (5.3 average and two touchdowns.
December 22, 2014 |
THE EAGLES HAVE seen both sides of the spectrum regarding Robert Griffin III. Two seasons ago, during the quarterback's dynamite rookie season, his Redskins beat the Eagles twice, RGIII in the process tossing six touchdowns to one interception and, in the teams' first meeting, scrambling for 84 yards. Last year the Eagles returned the favor by sweeping Washington. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner threw four touchdowns to three interceptions but completed only 56 percent of his passes over the two meetings.
October 29, 2014 |
'WE'VE GOT to get it fixed," Bill Davis said after the St. Louis Rams game 3 weeks ago and after the Washington Redskins game 2 weeks before that. If you go back to the start of last season, you likely will find a few more declarations identical to that, which, of course, leads to two obvious questions after the Eagles' first shutout victory since 1996, and first of the Bill Davis/Chip Kelly era. Namely, is it fixed? And if so, what got fixed? "I think we're growing," the Eagles defensive coordinator said yesterday.
September 24, 2014 |
REDSKINS cornerback DeAngelo Hall knew who to call Sunday night, just hours after he had suffered a season-ending Achilles' injury against the Eagles: Lakers star Kobe Bryant. "He was probably the most notable guy that I remember having an Achilles' injury and coming back," said Hall, who suffered a torn left Achilles' in the third quarter. "He said the same thing our trainers have. Just be patient with it. It's going to feel like you can push. It's going to feel like you can do some things.
September 23, 2014 |
Nick Foles and Kirk Cousins combined for 90 pass attempts and 752 yards in Sunday's Eagles victory over the Redskins. Here is how the quarterbacks compared: FOLES Comp. Att. Yards TD-Int Sacked Long Rating 28 42 325 3-0 0 50 113.7 COUSINS 30 48 427 3-1 0 81 103.4
September 21, 2014 |
ASHBURN, Va. - For better or worse, Kirk Cousins is the Washington Redskins quarterback for the near future. Whether that is better or worse for the Eagles Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field depends on who you ask. It became the hottest debate among Washington football fans last week when Robert Griffin III exited in the first quarter of a game against Jacksonville on Sunday with a dislocated left ankle. Cousins made an auspicious entrance by throwing his first pass for a 20-yard touchdown.
September 20, 2014 |
Two freshmen quarterbacks enrolled at Michigan State in 2007: Nick Foles and Kirk Cousins. Foles was a big, strong-armed Texan who was a late addition to the Spartans' class. Cousins was a brainy in-state recruit who was not considered a top prospect. On Sunday, Foles will quarterback the Eagles and Cousins will start for the Washington Redskins. Eight years after spending a season together in East Lansing, Mich., and three years after they were both on the Eagles' radar in a loaded quarterback draft class, Foles and Cousins will compete against each other.