Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links …
Mentioned this thought from an AFC executive in a couple interviews I did this week. He told me #Eagles could look to trade 2 of 3 2022 first-round picks to accumulate more draft capital in 2023. That way they’d evaluate Jalen Hurts for another year and still have extra picks.
— Rob Maaddi (@RobMaaddi) December 9, 2021
Thoughts on Gardner Minshew’s performance, QB Preference, Mailbag Questions & Picks against the spread – BGN Radio
It’s the Eagles’ bye week but Brandon Lee Gowton and Jimmy Kempski aren’t taking a break. The guys discuss Jalen Hurts vs. Gardner Minshew, rank their offseason preferences for the Eagles’ quarterback position, answer some Apple podcast review questions, make their NFL picks against the spread, and more.
Assessing the Eagles – Iggles Blitz
The roster sure looks better now than it did in August. The new coaching staff has been able to develop young talent and find ways to use them. The coaches also embrace playing backups, which helps. The final four weeks will be an interesting test. The Eagles have been able to bully bad teams like the Falcons, Lions, Saints and Jets. Their best win came in Denver, but the Broncos are hardly great. The Eagles face Washington twice and then Dallas in the season finale. Washington has won four in a row and is playing their best football of the year. Dallas is up and down, but has some elite talent. This is the time of the year when good teams stand out. We’ll find out just how good this Eagles team is. Or isn’t.
Jalen Hurts has completed just 45.9% of his throws beyond 3 yards this season. A look at how screens and short passes distort completion percentages: https://t.co/8nG11cU5SY
— Paul Domowitch (@pdomo) December 10, 2021
Rodney McLeod: Week 14 Community MVP – NFLPA
Rodney McLeod put his best foot forward by raising $205,000 to update STEM and Black history curriculum at local schools while collecting 250 sneakers and 150 toys for underserved Philadelphia youth.
Ranking Eagles who deserve Pro Bowl consideration in 2021 – NBCSP
2. Jason Kelce. It’s amazing to see Kelce still playing at such a high level after his 34th birthday, but he really is. And as good as Slay has been this year, I’d argue Kelce is the one player the Eagles could least afford to lose.. If Kelce makes the Pro Bowl this season, it would be his fifth time overall and his third in a row. He’s absolutely deserving. Last week, I asked Miles Sanders which offensive lineman wows everyone the most when they go back and watch film and he looked at me like I was an idiot. Of course it’s Kelce. Do you see that man 30 yards downfield blocking multiple players? At some point, the Eagles are going to have to figure out life after Kelce, but enjoy the ride as long as it lasts.
Buffalo Bills vs. Chumpzilla – Football Outsiders
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team, Sunday, 1 p.m. Walkthrough discussed Washington and the Fire High Heinicke phenomenon on Wednesday. Washington is likely to go 1-3 during their NFC East club sandwich (Cowboys-Eagles-Cowboys-Eagles) because, well, they are the weakest of the three teams, they’re missing some critical pieces (Taylor Heinicke’s top underneath target Leaping Logan Thomas is lost again; Montez Sweat tested positive for COVID just as he was set to return from injury), they’re catching the Cowboys off a mini-bye and the Eagles off a bye, and their little run of 17-15 victories over fading bantamweights isn’t sustainable. Ah, but the FedEx Field gravel pit can be a great equalizer, and rain on Saturday could turn it into Agincourt on Sunday. Walkthrough doesn’t expect an upset, because we aren’t writing Washington (Eagles, Giants, etc.) fanfic, but watch out for the Cowboys as 4.5-point favorites, and check the cleat report before going anywhere near the over of 48. Cowboys 24, Washington 20.
NFL Week 14 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more – ESPN
Stat to know: Washington running back Antonio Gibson has had 109 touches during the team’s four-game win streak, the second most since Week 10 behind Jonathan Taylor (114). And he had four touchdowns and averaged 132.0 scrimmage yards in two games against the Cowboys last season.
Dallas comes to FedEx Field on Sunday for a critical NFC East matchup – Hogs Haven
Dallas has been less successful over the past 5 weeks. The Cowboys are 2-3, and they have lost 2 of the last 3 games. Dallas has gone from averaging 39 ppg in Weeks 2 to 8, to a more modest 25.6 ppg since Week 9, and they’ve been held under 17 points twice in those five games. Interestingly, Washington’s change in fortune has — statistically, at least — been almost entirely on the defensive side of the ball.
Cowboys at Football Team final injury report: Micah Parsons good to go; Tony Pollard questionable – Blogging The Boys
We already knew that Tony Pollard would be a game-time decision as he has not practiced all week. His questionable designation reinforces the fact it will be a Sunday decision.
Giants vs. Chargers injury news: Giants expect Mike Glennon to clear concussion protocol, start Sunday – Big Blue View
The New York Giants are expecting No. 2 quarterback Mike Glennon to be cleared from concussion protocol in time to start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to head coach Joe Judge. Glennon, subbing for Daniel Jones (neck), suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. “Everything’s on track. He’s obviously going to do a final clearance today with the doctor. He’ll practice with us today. We’ll have to simulate some contact for him today off on the side and then he’ll talk to the doctor and we’ll see where it goes from there,” Judge said before Friday’s final practice of the week in Tuscon, Ariz. “At this moment, if he’s cleared and he’s at the game, Mike will start.” Glennon was a full practice participant for the Giants on Friday. Wide receiver Toney has missed the last two games. Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson did not play against the Dolphins. Both players have now officially been ruled out for Sunday.
Kenny Pickett’s genius fake slide led to an NCAA rule change – SB Nation
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is only 23 years old, but he’s already changing the game of football. Pickett, who many believe will be the first quarterback selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, was bestowed with one of the highest honors a football player can receive: Having a rule changed because of him. It all stemmed from the ACC Championship Game, in which Pickett ran for a 58-yard touchdown, all because he knew how to manipulate the rules to his advantage.
NFL Reacts #18: TNF, Cam Newton, Alvin Kamara is back, and Pick 3 – The SB Nation NFL Show
Welcome to another edition of NFL Reacts! Stephen Serda, Justis Mosqueda, and Kate Magdziuk discuss the big-time fantasy impacts of Thursday Night Football between the Steelers and Vikings. Cam Newton is coming off a bye and has a high upside match-up as you try to clinch your playoff spot. Alvin Kamara makes his return in a prime match-up against the New York Jets. Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes are all of a sudden worrisome starts in your lineup.
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