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[Game Preview] Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles(0-0) at Washington Football Team (0-0)

2020.09.11 17:32 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles(0-0) at Washington Football Team (0-0)

Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at the Washington Football Team
The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season is the franchise's 88th season in the National Football League and the fifth under head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles will try to improve on their 9–7 record from 2019 where they made the playoffs, but lost in the NFC Divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks. They will begin that journey Sunday afternoon as they take a trip down 95 to face off against the division rival with a new name Washington Football Team. To go with the name they also have a new coach in Ron Rivera who is looking for a fresh start after spending the last nine years as the Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers. Rivera inherits a defense that has 4 first round picks on the defensive line that will be facing off against an injury riddled offensive line of the Eagles as they will be without starting LT Andre Dillard and starting All-Pro RG Brandon Brooks. The Eagles bought back former LT Jason Peters who will look to protect Carson Wentz’s blind side. IF the Eagles OL is able to give Wentz time, he proved last year against the WTF that he has great chemistry with Jackson who has torched his former team in the past. Defensively Eagles fans will get their first look at their revamped secondary which will include Pro Bowler Darius Slay and Jalen Mills at safety. They will look to keep Terry McLaurin under control as he burnt the Eagles secondary in both games last season with long TDs. If the Eagles can get a lead early, I think their defense should be able to keep Dwayne Haskins under control and force the second year QB into some turnovers. Always fun to start the season vs a division rival and happy to have some football again in these crazy times. Go Birds!
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Date
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern FedEx Field
12:00 PM - Central 1600 FedEx Way
11:00 AM - Mountain Landover, MD 20785
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 77°F
Feels Like: 79°F
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy. Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 5%
Cloud Coverage: 69%
Wind: South 6 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -5.5
OveUnder: 42.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-0, Washington 0-0
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kevin Burkhardt will handle the play-by-play duties and Daryl Johnson will provide analysis. Pam Oliver will report from the sideline.
TV Map - Week 1 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Football Team Radio
Washington Football Team Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play), Chris Cooley (analysis), Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines).
National Radio
NA.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Football Team Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 105 (Streaming 825) SIRI 81 (Streaming 831)
XM Radio XM Streaming 825 XM 226 (Streaming 831)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 380 (Streaming 825) SXM 226 (Streaming 831)
Eagles Social Media Football Team Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: WashingtonNFL
NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Cowboys 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Football Team 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Giants 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Series Information
The Washington Football lead the Philadelphia Eagles (85-80-6)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 21st, 1934 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Boston Redskins 6 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Washington Football Team (3591-3386)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 6-2 against the Washington Football Team
Ron Rivera: 3-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Ron Rivera: Tied 1-1
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against the Washington Football Team: 5-2
Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Against Eagles: 0-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 10-7
Record @ FedEx Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 14-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 11 - Football Team No. 30
Record
Eagles: 0-0
Football Team: 0-0
Last Meeting and Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Eagles 37 - Washington Football Team 27
The Eagles looked to keep their playoff hopes alive and and opened up the scoring with a Jake Elliot FG in the first quarter. The lead was short lived as Dwayne Haskins hooked up with Terry McLaurin for a 75 yard touchdown pass. The Eagles went into half-time trailing 10-14, but took back the lead in the 3rd quarter on a Miles Sanders TD reception that put the Eagles up 17-14. The Eagles and Washington Football Team traded TD passes in the 4th quarter before the Washington Football Team regained the league with a pair of Dustin Hopkins FGs put the Washington Football Team's up 24-27. Carson Wentz answered the call leading the Eagles on a four and half minute 75 yard touchdown drive that culminated in a Greg Ward TD reception. The Eagles defense forced a fumble on the ensuing drive which was returned for a TD by Nigel Bradham for a nail in the coffin putting the Eagles up 10 with no time on the clock to give the Eagles the win.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/15/2019 Eagles Football Team 37-27
09/08/2019 Eagles Football Team 32-27
12/30/2018 Eagles Football Team 24-0
12/3/2018 Eagles Football Team 28-13
10/23/2017 Eagles Football Team 34-24
9/10/2017 Eagles Football Team 30-17
12/11/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-22
10/16/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-20
12/26/2015 Football Team Eagles 38-24
10/04/2015 Football Team Eagles 23-20
12/20/2014 Football Team Eagles 27-24
09/21/2014 Eagles Football Team 37-34
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Football Team Football Team
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 1 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Football Team Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 388 607 63.9% 4037 27 7 93.1
Haskins 119 203 58.6% 1365 7 7 76.1
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 179 818 51.1 4.6 3
Peterson 211 898 59.9 4.3 5
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 88 916 61.1 10.4 6
McLaurin 58 919 65.6 15.8 7
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 8.5 43
Ioannidis 8.5 46
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 80 62 18 2.5
Collins 117 78 39 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Gerry/Jones/Darby/McLeod 2 11
Dunbar 4 13
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 71 3292 61 46.4 42.3 28 4 0
Way 79 3919 79 49.6 44.1 30 4 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 26 22 94.6% 53 35/37
Hopkins 30 35 83.3% 53 21/22
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Sanders 14 314 22.4 67 0
Simms 32 819 25.6 1
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Scott 6 43 7.2 13 0 4
Quinn 16 78 4.9 15 0 9
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Offense 360.8 14th 274.7 31st
Rush Offense 121.2 11th 98.9 22nd
Pass Offense 239.6 11th 175.8 32nd
Points Per Game 24.1 12th 16.6 32nd
3rd-Down Offense 45.4% 4th 29.1% 32nd
4th-Down Offense 33.3% 28th(t) 42.9% 22nd
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% 3rd 48.8% 27th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Defense 331.7 10th 385.6 27th
Rush Defense 90.1 3rd 146.6 31st
Pass Defense 241.6 19th 238.9 18th
Points Per Game 22.1 15th 27.2 27th
3rd-Down Defense 34.2% 4th 48.9% 32nd
4th-Down Defense 61.1% 27th 63.2% 22nd
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.8% 14th(t) 61.0% 27th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 22nd +1 13th(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.8 9th(t) 6.6 14th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 52.3 9th 52.2 8th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - N/A
Washington - N/A
Connections
Washington Football Team’s HC Ron Rivera was the Eagles linebackers coach from 1999-2003.
Washington Football Team’s QB coach Ken Zampese worked as an offensive assistant for the Eagles in 1998.
Washington Footbal Team’s CB Ronald Darby played the previous 3 seasons with the Eagles.
Eagles LS Rick Lovato briefly signed with the Washington Football Team during the 2016 season for two weeks.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson spent 3 seasons with the Washington Football Team (2016-2018) after he was released from the Eagles.
Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld was drafted by the Washington Football team in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft and played one season for them before being cut in 2017.
Eagles backup TE Richard Rodgers was signed with the Washington Football Team this past offseason before being released Sept. 5th and signing with the Eagles.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Football Team
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) P Tress Way (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) G Brandon Scherff
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Brad Rogers
The Eagles have won each of their last 6 games vs. Washington, marking their longest such streak since 12/16/01-12/12/04 (7 games). Philadelphia is 14-9 (.609) all-time at FedExField.
Carson Wentz has posted a 5-0 record vs. Washington since 2017, completing 128-of-185 (69.2%) attempts for 1,460 yards (292.0 per game), 14 TDs, 3 INTs and a 111.1 passer rating.
Fletcher Cox has 12.5 sacks in 16 career games vs. Washington, which are his most against any NFL team and the most by any NFL player vs. Washington since 2012. Only four players have more sacks vs. Washington since 1982: Lawrence Taylor (19.0, 1982-93), Michael Strahan (17.0, 1994-2007), Justin Tuck (15.0, 2005-13) and Simeon Rice (14.0, 1996-2005).
The Eagles have won 8 of their last 9 season openers, which are the most opening day victories in the NFL since 2011.
Philadelphia is 4-0 in season openers under head coach Doug Pederson (since 2016). Pederson is one of two head coaches in team history to win 4 straight season-opening contests, join-ing Greasy Neale (6, 1942-47). The Eagles are one of only five NFL teams to start the season 1-0 in each of the last four years, joining Baltimore, Green Bay, Kansas City and Minnesota.
Draft Picks
Eagles Football Team
WR Jalen Raegor DE Chase Young
QB Jalen Hurts RB Antonio Gibson
LB Davion Taylor OT Saahdiq Charles
S K’Von Wallace WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
OT Jack Driscoll C Keith Ismael
WR John Hightower LB Khaleke Hudson
LB Shaun Bradley S Curl Kamren
WR Quez Watkins DE James Smith-Williams
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Football Team
S Will Parks QB Kyle Allen
DT Javon Hargrave CB Ronald DArby
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman LB Thomas Davis
CB Darius Slay RB Peyton Barber
S Sean Davis
WR Cody Latimer
CB Kendell Fuller
RB JD McKissic
G Wes Schweitzer
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Football Team
S Malcom Jenkins QB Case Keenum
CB Ronald Darby CB Josh Norman
RB Jordan Howard CB Quinton Dunbar
WR Nelson Agholor TE Vernon Davis
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai WR Paul Richardson
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill TE Jordan Reed
RB Darren Sproles OT Donald Penn
DT Timmy Jernigan CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
LB Nigel Bradham CB Kayvon Weber
G Ereck Flowers
LT Trent Williams
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (97) needs 3 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (35) needs 1 TDs to move up to 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6276) needs 192 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing his mentor WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (51) needs 3.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Washington Football Team OLB Ryan Kerrigan (90) needs 1.5 sacks to become the Washington Football Team's all-time leader in sacks passing Dexter Manley (91).
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge (join.profootballfocus.com/edge/)
WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
PFF Stats to Know
Play Action Passing
[Threshold = QBs with at least 20% snap count of the QB with the highest snap count of Play Action for the season] In the 2019-2020 season, no QB had a worse completion rate via Play Action than WFT’s Dwayne Haskins at 54.9% and only 2 others had worse such Passer Rating. For comparison, the Eagles’ Carson Wentz was at the top of the bottom 3rd in both metrics. Whereas has Wentz fared near the top of Play Action % of snaps during his NFL tenure and his completion % and Passer Rating have both ranked near the top in each of ‘16-‘18, in 2019 he did not do well in that respect. How Wentz performs in Play Action with injuries at the OL and WR positions, as well as how much the coaching staff will even ask him to turn his back to this particular DL and keep it...I’m not sure.
Matchups to Watch
Washington Defensive Line vs Eagles Offensive Line
NFL battles always start in the trenches and this is perhaps the biggest advantage the WFT has against the Eagles in this Week 1 tilt. Washington always had a formidable front that lead to intriguing battles between the two teams but the addition of Chase Young and the injuries the Eagles have already sustained make this match up concerning for Philly. The Eagles projected Week 1 starting OL prior to the injuries was, from left to right: Dillard, Seumalo, Kelce, Brooks, and Lane Johnson. Now, the Eagles will start: Peters, Seumalo, Kelce, TBD, TBD. Lane Johnson has practiced everyday this week in a limited capacity which makes me believe that he'll start but it's an uneasy feeling knowing he's working his way back from injury too. The logical guess at RG is Matt Pryor, but they've also tried out Nate Herbig in practice. Either way, the Eagles have a massive downgrade at RG with Brandon Brooks out. Fortunately, the Eagles may have accidentally upgraded in the short term with Jason Peters at LT but the depth in the trenches is already spread too thin. The Eagles are lucky to be as deep as they are on the OL given they aren't totally screwed (yet) but the current state of line makes this a very formidable match up for the Football Team (get a damn team name, jerks) to take advantage of. Additionally, they aren't just deep at EDGE, they are deep at DT as well. Payne, Allen, and Ioannidis are very stout and capable of dominating opposing OLs. Washington's roster is very thin but it isn't on the defensive line. They have more than enough ammunition to put the Eagles in difficult situations. This mismatch will force the coaching staff to be creative in their run designs and how they give help to the OL in pass protection.
Washington Secondary vs Eagles Passing Attack
The Eagles much beleaguered WR room went through a mini-makeover in the offseason and a lot of new, young, and fast faces were added to the mix. What they lack in proven talent, outside of DeSean Jackson's return, they make up for in athleticism. One thing Howie Roseman said this offseason was he was frustrated with the lack of speed on the team. It took him a while to understand that athleticism does matter. It's not just that the new group of receivers are fast, but they all have strong overall athletic profiles. But as previously mentioned, this is an unproven group going up against a very weak opposition. WFT brought back Kendall Fuller this offseason, who was a real good jack-of-all-trades player in the secondary for the Chiefs last season. His status for Sunday is questionable given his limited participation this week in practice. Opposite him is former Eagles favorite Ronald Darby. If I'm Doug Pederson, I make it a point to go after him all day. Even when Darby is at his best, which isn't often these days, he has absolutely zero ball skills. Washington may play Fabian Moreau if Fuller can't go, which is another defender the Eagles should target. Jimmy Moreland and Landon Collins are quality players, more so the latter, but they can't hide the deficiencies that should be easily exploitable by the Eagles. Remember, Philly put up over 30 in week 15 last year with less in the WR room than they currently have against a secondary that really isn't better than it was then. If Jalen Reagor is able to go, that would add another dimension to this offense the Eagles have lacked for a long time. If the Eagles can do a good enough job slowing down Washington's front, they are more than capable of picking apart a subpar secondary. And I didn't even talk about Ertz and Goedert! Or Miles Sanders through the air!
Washington Offensive Line vs Eagles Defensive Line
Despite the current injury limitations on the Eagles defensive line, this is a matchup that heavily favors the Eagles. Haskins finished 2019 on a positive note in his last 3 starts prior to his ankle injury; one thing he's never been known for is his pocket ability and ability to avoid taking sacks. Put a statue behind a bad offensive line and you are going to have issues. Trent Williams is now gone having finally forced his way out and his logical replacement, rookie Shaadiq Charles, isn't likely to play in week 1. Wes Martin, their starting left guard, is a below average player himself. The only player on the Washington Football Team's offensive line that is good is Brandon Scherff. While the Eagles aren't 100% on the defensive line, they are one of the few teams in the NFL with likely more talent and depth on their defensive line than the Washington Football Team's. Barnett has been limited in practice and has missed the last few weeks with another injury and his status is questionable while Hargrave is likely to miss a couple games as well. The Eagles still have Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, the return of Malik Jackson, and a lot more to throw at this beleaguered unit. Additionally, this is a defensive front that is always stingy against the run under Jim Schwartz even when the DL isn't at peak health. There are a lot of matchups to exploit and Schwartz has a lot of options to exploit them. For his faults as a coordinator with secondary scheming, Schwartz is a God at maximizing the talents of his pass rushers. Given the current state of the Washington OL and Haskins own difficulties under pressure, this is a juicy match up for Philly.
Washington Passing Attack vs Eagles Pass Defense
Washington is incredibly thin and young at the skill positions but that isn't the sort of thing that has deterred the Eagles from allowing big plays in the past. This is a secondary, and really a pass defense in general, that went through a major shake up this offseason and for good reason. The Eagles defense was pretty average per DVOA which was encouraging given what they had, but they consistently allowed big play after big play in 2019. Opposing WR1s absolutely shredded Philadelphia last season as they were automatic monsters against an overmatched, elementary secondary. Darius Slay and NRC were added to the mix and should provide immediate help to this unit. Avonte Maddox will start at CB2; while this is an iffy move, the additions of Slay and NRC should allow the Eagles to help him out a bunch. The Eagles finally have players that can play in man coverage and one of the best CBs in the league in shadow coverage. Schwartz has admitted that he will allow Slay to shadow receivers but likely not 100% of the time. This makes sense as it should be a matchup-specific thing... this is that time. Furthermore, allowing Slay to shadow receivers will lead to considerable scheme changes on defense as they can't play the coverages they've played the last four years while shadowing receivers. What does this look like and how quickly does it come together? Terry McLaurin is the only real commodity at receiver for Washington and he's a tremendous talent. Even when he was the only real receiving threat last year, he still tore the Eagles apart. Another major change for the Eagles is in the safety room with the departure of Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles added Will Parks to the room but he will miss the first 3 weeks due to injury. They also retained Rodney McLeod; this could be a good thing or bad thing depending on which Rodney shows up. If another year away from knee surgery helps, then he'll be fine. But if last year's version shows up then the Eagles have a big problem. Lastly, the Eagles will be starting Jalen Mills at safety. Apparently, the cure for being a bad cornerback is a position switch to safety despite never playing it in the NFL. All that being said, the middle of the defense is slower and more unknown than it has ever been. LB1 is Nate Gerry. LB2 is Duke Riley. Mills is the new Jenkins. Will Parks is out. Does McLeod have enough left in the tank? Offenses are fast and innovative; the Skins lack a lot of talent on offense but their new offensive scheme could lead to some issues in the middle of the Eagles defense. If I'm Washington, I lean heavily on motions and play action to confuse the middle of the Eagles defense. Get guys who struggle to cover to cover your athletic RBs then take plenty of shots to Terry McLaurin. The Eagles are clearly better at CB than they've been in years but have considerable question marks in the Safety and in the LB rooms as it pertains to pass defense. Better CBs should lead to better pass defense overall but there are matchups to take advantage of. Washington might not be the best team to fully exploit these weaknesses, but they could.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2019.10.11 19:07 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 6 - Philadelphia Eagles(3-2) at Minnesota Vikings (3-2)

Philadelphia Eagles (3-2) at Minnesota (3-2)
The Eagles will look to take momentum gained from the last two wins into a grueling October 3 game road trip which will start somewhere they had success in the past. The Eagles will make their first trip back to US Bank Stadium since they defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 to give the Eagles their first Lombardi trophy. The Eagles number 1 ranked rush defense will be put to the test this week as they face the 3rd ranked rushing attack in the league led by Dalvin Cook. If they can limit Cook and put the Vikings in long 3rd downs the Eagles DL will need to keep up the pressure on the QB following their 10 sack performance against the New York Jets last week. The Vikings OL made improvement in the off-season to fix the OL woes from previous seasons, but it is still a weak spot on the team. If the Eagles are able to get pressure on Cousins and force him to turn the ball over it could be big in the field position game. Mike Zimmer continues to put out strong defenses in Minnesota and this year is no different. The Vikings defense in ranked in the top 10 in most statistical categories and the Eagles look once again to be without Desean Jackson who miss his 5th game following an explosive debut in week 1. With Desean’s absence look for the Eagles to try to establish the run early with Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders and use a lot of 12 man personnel with Ertz and Goedert. It seems like the Eagles and Vikings having been played on a yearly basis now with Pederson getting the edge over Zimmer 2-1. Zimmer will try to even that up this week in what looks to be a hard fought game. Go Birds!
General Information
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Date
Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern US Bank Stadium
12:00 PM - Central 401 Chicago Avenue
11:00 AM - Mountain Minneapolis, MN 55415
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Dome
Surface: UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M
Temperature: N/A
Feels Like: N/A
Forecast: N/A.
Chance of Precipitation: N/A
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Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Minnesota -3
OveUnder: 44
Record VS. Spread: EAgles 2-3, Vikings 3-2
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kenny Albert will handle the play-by-play duties and Charles Davis will provide analysis. Pam Oliver will report from the sideline.
TV Map - Week 6 TV Coverage Map
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (42nd season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Vikings Radio
Vikings Radio Network Paul Allen enters his 19th season in 2019 as the Vikings radio play-by-play voice is KFAN radio mid-day personality. Joining Allen as the color commentator was former Vikings linebacker and coach Pete Bercich.
National Radio
NA
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Vikings Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 134(Streaming 825) SI3RI 82(Streaming 819)
XM Radio (Streaming 825) XM 227(Streaming 819)
Sirus XM Radio SXM 285 (Streaming 825) SXM 227(Streaming 819)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 3-2 .600 2-1 1-1 1-0 2-2 141 111 +30 2W
Cowboys 3-2 .600 2-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 131 90 +41 2L
Giants 2-4 .333 1-2 1-2 1-1 2-2 111 160 -49 2L
Redskins 0-5 .000 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-4 73 151 -78 5L
Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the series 14-14 with Vikings leading in the Regular season 14-10 and Eagles leading in the postseason 4-0.
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 28th, 1962 at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Minnesota Vikings 31 – Philadelphia Eagles 21
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Minnesota Vikings (650-594)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 2-1 against the Vikings
Mike Zimmer: 1-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Mike Zimmer: Pederson leads 2-1
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Vikings: 1-1
Kirk Cousins: Against Eagles: 4-4
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Kirk Cousins: Cousins leads series 3-2
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Vikings 4-2
Record @ US Bank Stadium: The teams have yet to play in US Bank Stadium, however the Eagles are 1-0 in the stadium defeating the Patriots there in Super Bowl 52.
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 9 - Vikings No. 13
2019 Record
Eagles: 3-2
Vikings 3-2
Last Meeting
Sunday, October 7th, 2018
Eagles 21 - Vikings 23
Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, Linval Joseph returned a fumble 64 yards for a score and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-21 Sunday in a rematch of the 2017 season's NFC championship game. It was an ugly game for the Eagles offense as the offensive line again struggled to protect Carson Wentz and get anything going as the defending Super Bowl champions fell to 2-3. The Eagles attempted to rally from a 17-point deficit midway through the third quarter and were in great position to take the lead Eagles following a Roc Thomas dropped a backward pass that was recovered by Nigel Bradham at the Vikings 30 in the fourth quarter. But the Eagles continued to shoot themselves in the foot with penalties and another Wentz sack forcing a 4th and 20 with Doug Pederson electing not to let Jake Elliott try a 58-yarder. The Vikings got the ball back and extended their lead to two scores before the Eagles adding a late Ertz TD before failing to recover and onside kick for the loss.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
10/7/18 Vikings Eagles 23-21
1/21/18 Eagles Vikings 38-7
10/23/16 Eagles Vikings 21-10
12/15/13 Vikings Eagles 48-30
12/28/10 Vikings Eagles 24-14
1/4/09 Eagles Vikings 26-14
10/28/07 Eagles Vikings 23-16
1/16/05 Eagles Vikings 27-14
9/20/04 Eagles Vikings 27-16
11/11/01 Eagles Vikings 48-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Vikings Vikings
2019 “Expert” Picks
Week 6 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Vikings Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 105 174 60.3% 1152 10 2 94.3
Cousins 86 126 68.3% 1041 5 2 100.0
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Howard 53 248 44.5 4.7 3
Cook 92 542 108.4 5.9 5
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 29 312 62.4 10.8 1
Thielen 20 309 61.8 15.5 4
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 3.0 14
Hunter 5.0 15
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
McLeod 29 16 13 0
Kendricks 39 30 9 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Gerry 2 6
Harris 2 4
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 19 908 60 47.8 44.7 11 0 0
Colquitt 19 898 59 47.3 43.1 7 0 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 5 5 100.0% 41 14/14
Bailey 8 7 87.5% 50 11/12
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Sanders 8 207 25.9 67 0
Abdullah 2 58 29.0 33 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 9 84 9.3 17 0 3
Beebe 7 46 6.6 15 0 6
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Vikings Stat Vikings Rank
Total Offense 339.2 24th 357.4 18th
Rush Offense 111.8 18th 166.4 3rd
Pass Offense 227.4 21st 191.0 29th
Points Per Game 28.2 7th 122.4 16th
3rd-Down Offense 52.9% 2nd 42.9% 12
4th-Down Offense 33.3% 22nd 66.7% 10th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 68.4% 5th(t) 60% 11th(t)
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Vikings Stat Vikings Rank
Total Defense 334.2 10th 292.4 4th
Rush Defense 63.0 1st 88.2 9th
Pass Defense 271.2 27th 204.2 6th
Points Per Game 22.2 13th 14.6 5th
3rd-Down Defense 37.1% 12th 34.9% 9th
4th-Down Defense 60% 21st(t) 50.0% 14th(t)
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 50% 10th(t) 46.2% 5th(t)
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Vikings Stat Vikings Rank
Turnover Diff. +2 9th(t) 0 15th(t)
Penalty Per Game 7.0 8th(t) 8.8 27th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 62.8 16th(t) 85.2 32nd
Connections
Vikings Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman, Coordinator of Rehabilitation/Assistant Athletic Trainer Tom Hunkele and Assistant Athletic Trainer Rob Roche all spent time with the Eagles prior to joining the Vikings.
Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes started alongside Eagles LB Nigel Bradham while at Florida State.
Vikings OC Coach Kevin Stefanski grew up in Philadelphia and got his first NFL experience with an Operations internship in 2005 in the Philadelphia Eagles.
Vikings Consultant Bud Grant played for the Philadelphia Eagles for two seasons from 1951-1952.
Eagles SS Andrew Sendejo played 8 seasons for the Vikings between 2011-2018.
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles
Video The Eagles entered the week 4 matchup against the winningless Jets who were once again without starting QB Sam Darnold. 3rd string QB Luke Falk struggled all day against the vaunted Eagles pass rush.After stuggling to get sacks in their first 4 games the Eagles exploded with 10 sacks, 3 of them from DE Brandon Graham which was a career high. The Eagles also forced 3 turnovers on the day 2 of which were taken for touchdowns.The first was an INT by Nate Gerry who had his second interception of the season. The next was by Orlando Scandrick who was playing his first game for the Eagles and came on a corner blitz ripping the ball from Luke Falk and taking it to the house. The Jets offense couldn't get anything going all day with their only score coming in the fourth quarter on a 19-yard run by Vyncint Smith after a muffed punt. e Eagles became the first team in NFL history to record 10 sacks and score two defensive touchdowns in a single game. Wentz added 189 yards and 1 TD to Zach Ertz and Jordan Howard added 62 yards and a TD on the ground.
Vikings
Video Following a lot of criticism Kirk Cousins got back on track vs the struggling Giants. He threw for 307 yards and 2 TD in a dominating performance.Dalvin Cook added 132 yards on the ground and the defense was dominate bring Daniel Jones back down to earth as the rookie was sacked 4 times and threw an interception while only managing 182 yards and a TD. The win came just a week after the Vikings (3-2) did little in a 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears and Thielen insisted the team had to stop being one dimensional, relying solely on the run.The Vikings mixed it up with run and pass and came close to a 50/50 split and it paid off for the 28-10 win.
2019 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Vikings
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) WR Adam Thielen
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) FS Harrison Smith
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) DE Danielle Hunter
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt) OLB Anthony Barr
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Adrian Hill
Darren Sproles (19,684) moved up to 5th all-time on the all-purpose yards list passing HoF WR Tim Brown (19,682) last week vs the Jets.
Philadelphia and Minnesota are split, 14-14 (.500), in an all-time series that dates back to 1962. The Eagles have won 2 of their last 3 games (.667) against the Vikings, as well as 7 of the last 10 (.700) and 11 of their last 14 (.786) overall.
This will be Philadelphia’s first regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The last time the Eagles played at the venue, they defeated New England, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII (2/4/18), which marked the first Super Bowl championship in franchise history.
Philadelphia owns the No. 1-ranked rushing defense (63.0). The Eagles also lead that category since 2016 (including playoffs), allowing just 90.6 rushing yards per game in that span. Philadelphia has not allowed 100+ rushing yards in 8 consecutive regular-season contests.
The Eagles rank 7th in the NFL in points per game (28.2), trailing only San Francisco (31.8), Tampa Bay (29.4) and L.A. Rams (29.2) in the NFC. Philadelphia has registered 30+ points in 3 of its first 5 games of the season.
The Eagles have produced the 2nd-best third-down offense (52.9%) in the NFL, behind Houston (53.2%). It marks their best third-down conversion rate through 5 games since the 2017 campaign (53.4%).
Philadelphia is also tied for 5th in the NFL with a 68.4% red zone TD efficiency, which is the team’s highest mark through 5 games since 2010 (75.0%)
Draft Picks
Eagles Vikings
OT Andre Dillard C Garrett Bradbury
RB Miles Sanders TE Irv Smith Jr.
WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside RB Alexander Mattison
WR Shareff Miller G Dru Samia
QB Clayton Thorson(I suck and am a Cowboy Now) LB Camerson Smith
DT Armon Watts
S Marcus Epps
OT Oli Udoh
CB Kris Boyd
WR Dillon Mitchell
WR Olabisi Johnson
LS Austin Cutting
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Vikings
WR Desean Jackson G Josh Kline
DT Malik Jackson Dt Shamar Stephen
DE Vinny Curry QB Sean Mannion
S Andrew Sendejo WR Jordan Taylor
LB Zach Brown LB Greer Martini
DT Hassan Ridgeway DE Karter Schult
QB Josh McCown CB Duke Thomas
S Derron Smith
G Dakota Dozier
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Vikings
QB “Big Dick” Nick Foles S Andrew Senedjo
DE Michael Bennett OL Mike Remmers
DE Chris Long WR Alderick Robinson
S Chris Maragos CB Marcus Sherels
RB Jay Ajayi S George Iloka
RB Josh Adams QB Tervor Siemian
RB Wendell Smallwood Ol Nick Easton
WR Jordan Matthews OL Tom Compton
DT Haloti Ngata DT Sheldon Richardson
RB Latavius Murray
Milestones
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (30) needs 1 TD to move up to 11th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jack Ferrante and Brent Celek and he needs two TDs to move up to 10th all-time tying WR Ben Hawkins.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying Jeremy Maclin.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6271) needs 194 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yard list to moving ahead of Mike Quick.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles needs 31 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
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Matchups to Watch
Vikings Passing Attack vs. Eagles Pass Defense
US Bank Stadium was really good to the Eagles not too long ago as the Vikings were gracious hosts when we brought the Lombardi to its rightful home. It was also the site of Choke Fest 2018, which saw the Vikings lose their Week 17 home contest, allowing the Eagles to make the playoffs instead. This year’s version of The Salt Bowl is an important matchup for both teams in the deep NFC between two talented teams. There aren’t many differences between the teams from last year to this year other than offensive philosophy. Mike Zimmer clearly thinks its 1970 and has the offense he desires for his football team after scapegoating John DeFilippo last year. This is a run first, hope-you-don’t-fall-behind-so-you-have-to-rely-on-Kirk offense that is pretty loaded at the skill positions. I don’t necessarily blame Zim for wanting to run more often than they did under Flip, but to neuter the passing game with Diggs and Thielen is borderline criminal. Regardless, the difference that can help the Vikings win is the same one that helped them win last year – passing. Diggs and Thielen are two highly-skilled, versatile, number 1 receivers that the Eagles aren’t very well equipped to handle. Sure, Rasul Douglas has been the best Eagles corner on the season and could hold his own as well as anyone could against these two while losing reps, but the talent available after him is troublesome. Sidney Jones is likely to get the start opposite Douglas this week; if not, it’s Craig James (bitch) job for the second consecutive week. Orlando Scandrick will likely get the start in the slot after going God Mode against the hapless Jets. Basically, this is a strong matchup that favors the Vikings. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod are both playing at a high level which helps the Eagles since they didn’t have McLeod for this matchup last year. However, it is hard to hide one side of the field; it’s even more difficult when you face the Vikings top two receivers. Additionally, Dalvin Cook and this Vikings screen game is one of the best in the league. The Eagles defense hasn’t been that good at defending the screen. I know Zimmer thinks passing causes autism like vaccines, but the Vikings would be foolish not to take advantage of this matchup like they did last year.
Vikings Offensive Line vs Eagles Pass Rush
What helps a struggling secondary? Pass rush. The Eagles unit has been very slow to start the season and may not reach the levels it did in 2017. It was encouraging to see the defense put up 10 sacks against a unit they should dominate. The Vikings offensive line is still their most significant weakness and the Eagles defensive line can still murder them. Brian O’Neil and Riley Reiff are a decent tackle tandem and are playing better than they did last year. The interior of the Vikings offensive line has been cheeks on the young season. I think the addition of Garrett Bradbury will help the Vikings over the long term as he adjusts to the NFL. In the short term, his lack of size and power is very evident and damaging, especially in pass protection. Pat Elflein still hasn’t developed into anything decent and their other guard doesn’t matter since he isn’t good. This is an Eagles pass rush that is still good but not elite nor as deep as they once were. The slow emergence of Fletcher Cox has been a welcome addition as he works his way back from offseason foot surgery. Philly needs him to be impactful in a hurry. Brandon Graham is fresh off a career day. Josh Sweat is developing nicely. And Daeshon Hall is making good use of his limited snap. This defensive line need to bring it this week. The Vikings want to run and use play action boot off those looks; control the line of scrimmage and put the Vikings offense off script. Then they need to pressure and sack Kirk Cousins. Kirk is a poor QB under pressure and tends to be generous with the ball under some heat. Pressure and limiting the Vikings rushing attack by winning up front will help force the Vikings into situations they don’t want to be in allowing the Eagles the opportunity to create extra plays for their offense. It always starts up front for the Eagles and this week that need is amplified.
Vikings Pass Defense vs Eagles Passing Offense
The Vikings enter the game with one of the better rush defenses in the NFL. That has been a common occurrence for the Vikings in the Zimmer era. This is a defense that is very good in pass defense but not unbeatable. The problem for the Eagles in this contest, and every subsequent contest without DJax, is the limited deep threats outside. Howie Roseman didn’t do enough this offseason to ensure enough speed at the skill positions. Desean Jackson is still the elite deep threat he has always been but are not close to capable of replacing him. Alshon Jeffery is still the reliable receiver he has been but isn’t a vertical receiver. They’ll need him to play against the Vikings the same way he seems to always moss them. Zach Ertz figures to have a key role in this game after accumulating 18 receptions, 203 yards, and a TD in the last two games against this Vikings team (from Kempski) – they’ll need it again. And Dallas Goedert’s presence in the offense alone puts the Eagles in more efficient looks. One player that could step up and actually do something worthy of the undue praise bestowed upon him would be Nelson Agholor. For a guy that does have talent, he doesn’t do anything. He barely outperforms Mack Hollins, who’d rather play special teams. The Vikings secondary is talented but the CBs are underperforming, at least per PFF; the Vikings have no CBs in the PFF Top 50 (among CBs) in coverage grade. Their safeties are still great, but their CBs haven’t played to their usual talent level lately. There is an opportunity here for the Eagles to get their passing game going to a certain degree but is somewhat limited by their own personnel. I’m not arguing to abandon the run, but passing is slightly more favorable this week. Make their CBs improve. Get Barr and Kendricks isolated in coverage where they really struggle. Profit… as much as possible against this unit.
Vikings Defensive Front vs Eagles Offensive Line
This may be the best strength vs strength matchup in the NFL this week as it is in this game! The Vikings have a very good defensive front with (likely) the best EDGE duo in the NFL. Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter are a versatile, powerful, athletic, and dominant duo that gives opposing offenses fits on a weekly basis. While Shemar Stephen and Linval Joseph do a great job anchoring the interior, they aren’t dominant rushers though forces against the run. Still, this is a front that can take over games. As I wrote in the Eagles case, this pass rush can help out the secondary and generally does. The Eagles have one of the top offensive lines in the NFL with the personnel fully capable of neutralizing this Vikings front. We’ve seen how this offense can operate when the OL takes over a game (Green Bay) – it can go a long way this week. Additionally, Kendricks and Barr are two guys that can blitz as effectively as any rusher from time to time. Zimmer is creative with his blitz and pressure looks. In a hostile environment, it’ll be important for the OL to have another cohesive performance. It’s always important to win of front and this particular matchup is porn for the trench warfare community.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2019.09.18 16:50 assessment_bot [ Non-Fatal ] [ 08/11/2019 ] Schweizer 269C, Allentown/ PA

On August 11, 2019, at 1448 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1, N1831A, was substantially damage when it collided with a building during an emergency descent near the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Allentown, Pennsylvania. The flight instructor sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was owned and operated by Ace Pilot Training Inc., as a sightseeing flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.
According to air traffic control, the flight instructor contacted ABE tower and reported that he was at "hangar seven" and "ready for departure." Air traffic control advised the flight instructor "depart from hangar seven at your own risk and remain south of taxiway alpha; proceed on course, report on station." The flight instructor acknowledged the clearance prior to departure. A few minutes later, the flight instructor radioed "mayday, mayday, mayday, three one alpha going down."
A review of cockpit video footage showed the pilot conducting checklist items before departure while the engine was operating. The helicopter was brought to a hover and a right hovering 90 turn was performed. The flight instructor began to fly low over the field before making a left banking turn around an airport hangar while starting a climb. When the helicopter reached about 300 ft above ground level, a low rotor speed warning light was observed and an audible horn activated. The helicopter collided with a building shortly thereafter.
Examination of the helicopter by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the helicopter came to rest in a grassy area on the side of the building. The cockpit was impact damaged. Examination of the main rotor blades revealed all three blades remained attached to the main rotor hub and were buckled. The tail boom was buckled and impact damaged. The tail rotor blades were buckled and remained attached to the tail rotor gearbox.
The helicopter was retained for further examination.
Category Data Category Data Category Data
Event Id: 20190811X55052 Investigation Type: Accident Accident Number: ERA19LA245
Event Date: 08/11/2019 Location: Allentown, PA Country: United States
Latitude: 40.652222 Longitude: -75.440555 Airport Code: ABE
Airport Name: Lehigh Valley Intl Injury Severity: Non-Fatal Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Aircraft Category: Helicopter Registration Number: N1831A Make: Schweizer
Model: 269C Amateur Built: No Number of Engines:
Engine Type: FAR Description: Part 91: General Aviation Schedule:
Purpose of Flight: Other Work Use Air Carrier: Total Fatal Injuries:
Total Serious Injuries: 1 Total Minor Injuries: 1 Total Uninjured:
Weather Condition: VMC Broad Phase of Flight: TAKEOFF Report Status: Preliminary
Publication Date: 09/16/2019
http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190811X55052
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2019.09.13 19:22 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 2 Philadelphia Eagles(1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-1)

Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
The Eagles take on the Falcons in week 2, which seems to be a yearly match up as this point as the Eagles have faced the Falcons in each of the last 3 seasons including the playoffs. The Eagles have gotten the better of the exchange in those games going 3-0. The Eagle will look to build off their strong second half from last week where they scored 25 points on their way to victory. The Falcons on the other hand will look to rebound from an embarrassing loss to the Vikings where they gave up 172 yards on the ground and failed to get anything going on offense until garbage time was upon them. The loss shouldn’t be indicative of the Falcons, they are a talented team on both sides of the ball and the Eagles secondary has struggled heavily against Julio Jones who has eclipsed 100 yards receiving in each of the last 3 matchups. The secondary struggled last week and it is only going to get harder for the Eagles as they each Jones, Sanu and Ridley. The Falcons young secondary isn’t going to have it much easier and will definitely get tested more this week than they were against the Vikings, but if Falcon D struggles against the run like last week it could be a long night for Falcon fans. The matchups to watch will be in the trenches where the Vikings gave Matt Ryan fits sacking him 4 times and pressured him all day. The Eagles defensive line is arguably better and the strength of the defense. They will need to be on their game to help the secondary out or it could be a long On the flip side Carson Wentz was gifted tons of time by his OL which allowed him to connect on multiple deep passes. The Falcons will need to find a way to get pressure or Jackson and Jeffrey could be in line for big games in back to back weeks. At the end of the day these two teams have played each other tough over the 3 seasons in some close low scoring games, so let's hope for a good injury free game on Sunday Night football’s rendition of the Bird Bowl. Go Eagles.
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Date
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Game Time Game Location
8:20 PM - Eastern Mercedes-Benz Stadium
7:20 PM - Central 1 AMB Drive NW
6:20 PM - Mountain Atlanta, GA, 30313
5:20 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Dome
Surface: FieldTurf Revolution 360
Temperature: 76°F
Feels Like: 76°F
Forecast: Overcast. Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: NA
Cloud Coverage: NA
Wind: NA
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -2
OveUnder: 52.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-1, Falcons 0-1
Where to Watch on TV
NBC will broadcast Sunday’s game to a national audience. Al Michaels will handle the play-by-play duties and Cris Collinsworth will try to provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sideline.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (42nd season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Falcons Radio
Falcons Radio Network Wes Durham will handle the play-by-play duties and Dave Archer will provide analysis.
National Radio
Westwood One will carry the game nationally with Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and Jason Taylor(analyst).
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Falcons Channel National Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83(Internet 825) SIRI 81(Internet 801) SIRI 88 (Internet 88)
XM Radio XM 225 (Internet 825) XM 226 (Internet 801) XM 88 (Internet 88)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 225 (Internet 825) SXM 226 (Internet 801) SXM 88 (Internet 88)
Eagles Social Media Falcons Social Media
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Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 35 27 +5 1W
Cowboys 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 35 17 +18 1W
Redskins 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 27 32 -5 1L
Giants 0-01 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 17 35 -18 1L
Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Atlanta Falcons (20-14-1). (17-13-1) regular season, (3-1) postseason
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 18th, 1966 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 23 – Atlanta Falcons 10
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Atlanta Falcons (745-614)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 3-0 against the Falcons
Dan Quinn: 1-3 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Dan Quinn: Pederson leads 3-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Falcons: 1-0
Matt Ryan: Against Eagles: 3-6
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Matt Ryan: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Falcons 7-1
Record @ Mercedes Benz: N/A
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 5 - Falcons No. 21
2019 Record
Eagles: 1-0
Falcons: 0-1
Last Meeting
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Eagles 18 - Falcons 12
A rematch from the 2017 divisional round with backup Nick Foles again for the Eagles. The Falcons moved the ball against the Eagles defense most of the night, but was suffocated each time they enter the redzone, scoring just one touchdown in five trips inside the Philadelphia 20-yard line. They came away with no points three times and settled for a short field goal on another. Nick Foles again played the role of receiver, catching a 15 yard pass from Nelson Agholor and Jay Ajayi added rushed for 2 TDs. Like the divisional round, the game came down to a goal line stand where again the Eagles defense shutdown Julio Jones and Matt Ryan in the endzone to preserve the win for the Eagles..
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
09/06/18 Eagles Falcons 18-12
01/13/18 Eagles Falcons 15-10
11/13/16 Eagles Falcons 24-15
09/14/15 Falcons Eagles 26-24
10/28/12 Falcons Eagles 30-17
09/18/11 Falcons Eagles 35-31
10/17/10 Eagles Falcons 31-17
12/06/09 Eagles Falcons 34-7
10/26/08 Eagles Falcons 27-14
12/31/06 Eagles Falcons 24-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Falcons Falcons
2019 “Expert” Picks
Week 2 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Falcons Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 28 39 71.8% 313 3 0 121.0
Ryan 33 46 71.7% 307 2 2 85.8
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sproles 9.0 47 47.0 5.3 0
Freeman 8 19 19 2.4 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Jackson 8 154 58.9 19.3 2
Hooper 9 77 77 8.6 0
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Jernigan 1.0 1
Garrett 1.0 1
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 7 5 2 0
Campbell 8 6 2 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
NA 0 0
NA 0 0
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 3 154 54 51.3 47.7 1 0 0
Bosher 3 130 52 43.3 32.5 2 0 1
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 1 1 100.0% 22 3/3
Bryant 0 0 0 0 0/0
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
NA 0 0 0 0 0
Barner 2 44 22.0 26 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 4 46 11.5 17 0 0
Barner 4 46 11.5 18 0 0
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Total Offense 436.0 8th 345 20th
Rush Offense 123 11th(t) 73.0 24th
Pass Offense 313.0 11th 272.0 15th
Points Per Game 32.0 6th 12.0 28th
3rd-Down Offense 64.7% 2nd 25% 26th(t)
4th-Down Offense 50% 6th(t) 100% 1st(t)
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% 14th(t) 50% 18th(t)
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Total Defense 398.0 20th 269.0 7th
Rush Defense 28.0 2nd 172.0 29th
Pass Defense 370.0 28th 97.0 1st
Points Per Game 27 17th(t) 28.0 21st(t)
3rd-Down Defense 38.5% 11th(t) 50.0% 19th(t)
4th-Down Defense 100% 28th(t) 0.0% 1st(t)
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 50% 11th(t) 100% 24th(t)
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Turnover Diff. 0 14th(t) -3 29th(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.0 6th(t) 9.0 22nd(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 55.0 12th(t) 78.0 26th
Connections
Falcons QBs Matt Ryan (William Penn Charter) and Matt Schaub (West Chester East) attended high school in the Philadelphia area.
Falcons RB Dave Brock was born in Moorestown, NJ
Falcons Senior Assistant Bob Sutton coached with Eagles HC in Kansas City when Pederson was OC and Sutton was DC from 2013-2015.
Falcons Defensive passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson played for the Eagles in 1995.
Eagles DL coach Chris Wilson held the same title with the University of Georgia in 2013.
The two TEs in Sunday’s game played collegiately at Stanford: Eagles TE Zach Ertz (2010-12) and Falcons TEs Austin Hooper (2014-15)
Falcons RB Kenjon Barner played 4 seasons with the Eagles from 2014-2017 and won a SB with the Eagles in 2017.
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles
Video The Eagles started slow against their division rival the Washington Redskins falling down 17-0. But the Eagles high powered offense finally got into gear and Desean Jackson’s homecoming turned into a highlight reel as the speedy veteren receiver caught a pair of 50 yard TD passes and Alshon Jeffrey added a pair of his own to take the lead. And kept it away from the Redskins who failed to get anything going against the Eagles defense in the second half until the game was already out of reach after struggling to stop the Redskins passing attack in the first half.
Falcons
Video The Falcons came into the season as a potential playoff team, but looked nothing of the sort against the Minnesota Vikings to open the season. Matt Ryan played like a shell of the 2016 league MVP beginning his 12th season, unable to find his footing all afternoon in the face of a fierce pass rush that racked up four sacks. He threw 2 picks and struggled to get anything going until the game was already out of reach when he threw for 2 TDs in garbage time. The Falcons defense didn’t look much better as the Vikings ran all over them to the tune of 172 yards and 3 rushing TDs. Cousins only dropped back to throw a mere 10 times completing 8 of them in a dominant Vikings win.
2019 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Falcons
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) WR Julio Jones (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) C Alex Mack (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) OT Jake Matthews
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt) TE Austin Hooper (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Brad Allen
Philadelphia has posted a 20-14-1 (.586) all-time record vs. Atlanta (including playoffs), winning 11 of the last 15 (.733) series games dating back to 2000.
The Eagles are undefeated (3-0 overall) against the Falcons during the Doug Pederson era (since 2016), including a 15-10 home victory in the 2017 NFC Divisional Round
Doug Pederson has led the Eagles to a 34-20 record since 2016 (including playoffs), which marks the highest winning percentage (.630) by a head coach in franchise history.
Since 2016, Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the NFL in primetime winning percentage (.750, 12-4) (including playoffs)
ncluding playoffs, the Eagles have produced the 3rd-best red zone TD percentage (61.7%) in the NFL since 2017, trailing only New Orleans (64.8%) and Seattle (61.9%).
Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the NFL in 3rd-down conversion rate (43.7%) since 2017 (including playoffs), behind Tampa Bay (44.7%) and Atlanta (43.8%).
The Eagles own the 6th-highest scoring offense (25.8, 3rd in the NFC) in the NFL since 2017 (including playoffs), trailing only Kansas City (30.6), L.A. Rams (29.9), New Orleans (29.2), New England (28.5) and Pittsburgh (25.9).
Philadelphia leads the NFL in red zone defense (46.3%) since 2016 (including playoffs).
The Eagles have recorded the 5th-best (2nd in the NFC) 3rd-down defense (36.7%) in the NFL since 2016 (including playoffs), behind Minnesota (32.0%), Baltimore (35.1%), Denver (36.1%) and Jacksonville (36.6%).
Since 2016, Philadelphia ranks 5th in the NFL (2nd in the NFC) in points allowed per game (20.1) (including playoffs), behind NE (18.5), Bal. (18.9), Min. (19.1) and LAC (19.5).
Draft Picks
Eagles Falcons
OT Andre Dillard G Chris Lindstrom
RB Miles Sanders OT Kaleb McGray
WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside CB Kendall Sheffield
WR Shareff Miller DE John Cominsky
QB Clayton Thorson(I suck and am a Cowboy Now) RB Qadree Ollison
CB Jordan Miller
LB Cole Holcomb
WR Marcus Green
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Falcons
WR Desean Jackson DT Tyler Davison
DT Malik Jackson G Jame Carpenter
DE Vinny Curry G Jamon Brown
S Andrew Sendejo RB Kenjon Barner
LB Zach Brown TE Luke Stocker
DT Hassan Ridgeway S JJ Wilcox
QB Josh McCown
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Falcons
QB “Big Dick” Nick Foles CB Robert Alford
DE Michael Bennett RB Tevin Coleman
DE Chris Long CB Justin Bethel
S Chris Maragos DE Bruce Irvin
RB Jay Ajayi WR Marvin Hall
RB Josh Adams CB Brian Poole
RB Wendell Smallwood
WR Jordan Matthews
DT Haloti Ngata
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (73) needs 4 passing TDs to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time passing TDs list moving ahead of Sonny Jurgenson.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (29) needs 2 TDs to move up to 11th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jack Ferrante and Brent Celek
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (4881) needs 118 yards to move up to 8th on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing his mentor TE *Brent Celek
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (4881) needs 119 yards for 5000 career receiving yards.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying Jeremy Maclin.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6271) needs 194 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yard list to moving ahead of Mike Quick.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles needs 54 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
Falcons DE Vic Beasley (29.5) needs 1 sack to move up to 7th on the Falcons all-time sack list passing Roderick Coleman and 2 sacks to move u p to 6th on the list passing Lester Archambeau.
Falcons DE Vic Beasley (29.5) needs 1 sack to move up to 7th on the Falcons all-time sack list passing Roderick Coleman and 2 sacks to move u p to 6th on the list passing Lester Archambeau.
Falcons DE Adrian Clayburn (17.0) needs 2 sacks to move up to 17th on the Falcons all-time sack list passing Jumpy Geathers.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan (297) needs 3 TDs for 300 career passing touchdowns.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (10762) needs 102 yards to becomes the Falcons all-time leading receiver passing WR Roddy White.
Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (3335) needs 148 rushings yards to move up to 7th on the Falcons all-time rushing list passing FB Dave Hampton.
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WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
Matchups to Watch
Falcons Offensive Line vs Eagles Pass Rush
This is easily the most important matchup for the Eagles in this contest and one they have a favorable matchup in for the second consecutive week. PFF charted the Eagles as having a pressure rate of 42.2% against Keenum. This is a really good number but one that puzzles me a little bit. Coaches, players, and film experts all agree that the Redskins did a lot of max protect against our pass rush and for good reason. I think it worked well for the Redskins and I find the pressure percentage Philly was credited for to be quite generous. Individual players had their moments against the Skins but I felt the pass rush was ineffective; it’s still early but worth noting since that is how this defense is built to win. The Falcons Offensive line is one the Eagles have had a lot of success against recently and is still struggling to improve. They are looking to start rookie Kaleb McGary at right tackle and rotated him in for some snaps in week 1 with Ty Sambrailo. McGary was a bit of a project and working his way back from offseason injury. A tackle rotation is far from ideal under any circumstances, especially one with Sambrailo. Brandon Graham has a golden opportunity to flex in this contest with a matchup he should dominate. Fletcher Cox has been working in a bit as he works his way back into shape after offseason surgery. He has numerous wins against center Alex Mack throughout this matchup history and will see a journeyman backup guard Jamon Brown as he replaced rookie Chris Lindstrom at right guard. Mack is a good center but Brown is a terrible guard. Timmy Jernigan will also see extended snaps on the inside with the injury to Malik Jackson; the injury is a big loss for the Eagles but one they can overcome with Jernigan’s return and the steady play from Hassan Ridgeway. Left Guard James Carpenter isn’t anything to write home about either which bodes well for Philly. The Falcons have a solid-to-good left tackle in Jake Matthews who is fresh off a butt-kicking at the hands of Everson Griffen. I would expect Jake Matthews to bounce back and play better but there is blood in the water for Philadelphia here to get their pass rush back on track. Derek Barnett is showing a lot of improvement early on. Matthews continuing to struggle would create yet another opportunity for the Eagles pass rush. All of this, combined with the average coaching and play-calling from Dirk Koetter, creates an opportunity to attack the Falcons similar to how the Vikings did. Koetter calls for a lot of long developing pass plays which opens the door for a good pass rush to get home. The pass rush cannot afford to struggle for a second week in a row considering the next key matchup.
Falcons Receivers vs Eagles Secondary
The Eagles have a considerable advantage the trenches in this game but the Falcons have a juicy matchup (again) with the Eagles secondary. Schwartz has done well against the Falcons since he’s been DC with the Eagles, including shutting down their famed 2016 offense. Despite the successes the Eagles had of late, they’ve been carved to shreds by Julio. At least until he gets in the red zone, then he becomes Wholio. I won’t rehash the statline, but it ain’t great! The coaches, as well as the fans, will live with the Julio thrashing if we keep him out of the end zone and win the game. I just wonder how long the Eagles can get by playing with fire against this receiving group. Julio, Ridley, and Sanu are one of the best receiving rooms the Eagles will face this year. The Eagles secondary is fresh off poor matchup against the vaunted Case Keenum and his sad-sacks; they cannot afford the untimely coaching decisions and miscues from the players. We all know the scheme Schwartz will run. The Eagles defense is easy to figure out and remains unchanged. Players like Ronald Darby need to execute their coverage assignments better when they are asked to cover deep when the safety drops down. Coaches like Jim Schwartz should not have the slow Rasul Douglas play off-man coverage against a guy that runs 4.35 without safety help. Last week wasn’t an encouraging performance for the secondary. Fortunately, they know how to game plan against this Falcons squad and have had a lot of success in doing so. Any improvements from the secondary will go a long way to helping the Eagles win but it is not a unit that will carry them to victory. It can help them lose, which it almost did. This isn’t an offense you want to spot a lead.
Falcons Defensive Line vs Eagles Offensive Line
The Eagles have very favorable matchups in the trenches in this game as the Falcons don’t have a good defensive line outside of the great Grady Jarrett. He’s a treat to watch and one of the best interior defensive lineman in football. Jarrett is where the talent starts and unfortunately ends for Atlanta. Vic Beasley isn’t much of defender. Takk McKinley flashes some pass rush upside but is weak against the run. This is a unit that was mauled by the Vikings in the ground game. I don’t think the Vikings offensive line is suddenly good, but the favorable game script allowed them to run all over Atlanta. The Eagles have a much better Offensive Line with Kelce, Brooks, and Lane as All-Pro talents on the right side. Isaac Seumalo had a good and promising start at Left Guard with Jason Peters returning to form protecting the blindside. When healthy, this is a group with four All-Pro caliber players. This unit kept Wentz very clean and opened up holes in the ground game Hellen Keller could find. The Eagles haven’t had a lot of success offensively with the Falcons speed on defense but this defensive line is weaker for them than it has been. On the road, controlling the line of scrimmage will help keep the offense on schedule. The Falcons have struggled against running backs in the Dan Quinn era so dominating up front will go a long way in winning this contest.
Coaching Battle
There is a chance the Falcons Head Coach could be on the hot seat with another down season despite the talent on the roster. This is compounded by the major coaching changes they made heading into 2019. Dirk Koetter is a decent offensive coordinator and hasn’t proven to be much more than that in recent years. Still, this is a team, despite its flaws up front, that has a lot of talent. You have to love the Eagles coaches’ ability to consistently adapt in game circumstances to help the team win; they need to be better in this regard early in games this year. We all know the stat: the Eagles offense was among the league worst in 1st quarter scoring in 2018. Last Sunday saw a return of that. The 2019 is still very young to have definitive takes, but the coaching needs to be better early in games. You can’t consistently chase teams and expect to have success. The coaches do need time to figure out what works with the depth of weapons on the team so early bumps aren’t shocking. But this is a Falcons coaching staff that has held the Eagles offense in check since Quinn has been head coach and has weapons to make Philly pay a more punishing price than the Skins delivered. I mention this for all of the above reasons – not to try and panic. Doug is a great coach and has proven to rally the team. They just need to be more consistent. The same goes for Jim Schwartz. The defense is unchanged but some of the same problems remain; it’s up to the coaches to put the players in more advantageous situations to succeed.
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2018.12.29 00:10 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 17 - Philadelphia Eagles(8-7) at Washington Redskins (7-8)

Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) at Washington Redskins (7-8)
It looks as if the ghost of Super Bowl MVP past has returned once more to try to save the Eagles season. Foles looked comfortable out there throwing 35-49 for 471 yards and 4 TDs as the Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive against the playoff bound Houston Texans. The Eagles will need to take care of business as they take on the division rival Redskins who have been hobbled since losing Alex Smith for the season in week 12. The Redskins might be beat up, but they still have a lot of talent especially on the defensive side of the ball. Foles will need to keep the Eagles offense rolling and spread ball around to keep the Redskins defense off balance. If the Eagles offense can put up the points the Eagles defense should be able to shut down the Redskins on offense where they have suffered a majority of their injuries and will be starting journeyman QB Josh Johnson on Sunday. The Eagles will need some help though if they want to make it into the playoffs to defend their title. That help needs to come from the Chicago Bears who are taking on the Minnesota Vikings. If the Bears win and the Eagles take care of their own business, the Eagles will sneak in as a 6th seed. Let’s hope BDN has some magic left in that old slong of his. Go Birds!
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Date
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Game Time Game Location
4:25 PM - Eastern FedEx Field
3:25 PM - Central 1600 FedEx Way
2:25 PM - Mountain Landover, MD 20758
1:25 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 45°F
Feels Like: 43°F
Forecast: Partly cloudy. Cloudy most of the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 1%
Cloud Coverage: 50%
Wind: SSW 3 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -6.5
OveUnder: 42
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 5-9-1, Washington 9-6
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Chris Myers will handle the play-by-play duties and Daryl Johnson will try to provide analysis. Laura Orkin.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Redskins Radio
Redskins Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play), Sonny Jurgensen (color), Chris Cooley (analysis), Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines).
National Radio
Compass Radio will carry the game nationally with Chris Carrino (play-by-play) and Brian Baldinger (analyst).
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Redskins Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83 (Internet 825) SIRI 81 (Internet 831)
XM Radio XM 83 (Internet 825) XM 81 (Internet 831)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 83 (Internet 825) SXM 81 (Internet 831)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST W PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Strk
Cowboys* 9-6 .600 7-1 2-5 4-1 8-3 303 289 14 1W
Eagles 8-7 .533 5-3 3-4 3-2 5-6 343 348 -5 2W
Redskins 7-8 .467 3-4 4-4 2-3 6-5 281 335 -54 1L
Giants 5-10 .333 2-5 3-5 1-4 4-7 334 376 -42 2L
Series Information
The Washington Redskins lead the Philadelphia Eagles (86-77-6)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 21st, 1934 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Boston Redskins 6 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Washington Redskins (3541-3356)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 3-2 against the Redskins
Jay Gruden: 5-4 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Jay Gruden: Pederson leads 3-2
Quarterback Record
Nick Foles: Against Redskins: 2-3
Josh Johnson: Against Eagles: 0-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Nick Foles vs Josh Johnson: First Meeting between the QBs
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Redskins: 9-7
Record @ FedEx Field: Eagles lead the Redskins: 12-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 15 - Redskins No. 18
Record
Eagles: 8-7
Redskins: 7-8
Last Meeting
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Eagles 28 - Redskins 13
Eagles took on the division rival Redskins who may be one of the only teams with more key injuries than the Eagles and it just got worse for Washington with backup Colt McCoy having to leave the game with a broken fibula after the first quarter. Journeyman and former Eagles Mark Sanchez was forced into action just two weeks after joining the team. With the limited off the Redskins struggled to get anything going on offense outside of a long 90 yards AP TD run in the 2nd quarter. On the other side of the ball the Redskins offense struggled to stop the Eagles who seemed to move the ball with ease. The Eagles offense looked in rhythm for the first time this season moving the ball both through the air and on the ground and getting multiple people involved. Carson Wentz threw for 306 yards 2 TDs and an INT and the Eagles moved the ball on the ground with 134 yards on 29 carries from their running backs in a 28-13 win.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, September 10th, 2018
Eagles 30 - Redskins 17
Carson Wentz was 26-29 for 307 yards and two touchdowns as the second-year quarterback guided the Philadelphia Eagles to a 30-17 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday in a sloppy, mistake-filled season opener between the NFC East rivals. Wentz frustrated the Redskins defenders all day with his ability to avoid sacks and extend plays including a 56 TD pass to Nelson Agholor to put the Eagles on the board first. The Eagles struggled to run the ball throughout the game averaging just 2.4 yards per carry. However, they were able to pull out a win with Wentz carrying the offense and an impressive performance by the defense where they caused 3 turnovers (2 FF, 1 INT) and 4 sacks. It wasn't pretty, but it was a hard fought division game that saw the Eagles come out on top.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/3/2018 Eagles Redskins 28-13
10/23/2017 Eagles Redskins 34-24
9/10/2017 Eagles Redskins 30-17
12/11/2016 Redskins Eagles 27-22
10/16/2016 Redskins Eagles 27-20
12/26/2015 Redskins Eagles 38-24
10/04/2015 Redskins Eagles 23-20
12/20/2014 Redskins Eagles 27-24
09/21/2014 Eagles Redskins 37-34
11/17/2013 Eagles Redskins 24-16
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Redksins Redksins
2018 Weekly Matchup
Week 17 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 17 - "Expert" Picks
2018 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Redskins Season Stats
2018 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 113 162 69.8% 1192 5 3 93.4
Johnson 40 64 62.5% 499 3 3 82.7
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Adams 109 461 35.5 4.2 3
Peterson 247 1042 69.5 4.2 7
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 113 1148 76.5 10.2 8
Reed 54 558 42.9 10.3 2
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Bennett 8.0 40.0
Kerrigan 12.0 43.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 93 75 18 1.0
Foster 123 75 48 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Douglas/Maddox 2 9
Swearinger 4 14
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 58 2814 68 48.5 43.1 23 7 0
Way 74 3357 63 45.4 41.3 39 0 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 30 25 83.3% 61 30/32
Hopkins 29 26 89.7% 56 25/26
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Scott 4 96 24.0 35 0
Johnson 10 225 22.5 44 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 9 9.0 8.1 14 0 7
Stroman 5 28 5.6 10 0 11
League Rankings 2018
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Total Offense 365.7 19th 313.7 28th
Rush Offense 96.1 24th 116.9 17th
Pass Offense 269.6 13th 196.9 28th
Points Per Game 22.9 24th 18.7 28th
3rd-Down Offense 39.8% 15th 38.1% 19th
4th-Down Offense 59.1% 21st 57.1% T-15th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 57.4% 21st 52.5% 24th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Total Defense 384.7 27th 352.915th
Rush Defense 102.0 7th 115.4 17th
Pass Defense 282.7 32nd 237.5 14th
Points Per Game 23.2 16th 22.3 14th
3rd-Down Defense 37.0% 9th 42.9% 29th
4th-Down Defense 60.0% T-19th 33.3% 2nd
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 44.6% 3rd 51.0% 8th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Turnover Diff. -6 T-23rd +7 T-8th
Penalty Per Game 6.3 10th 7.5 T-28th
Penalty Yards Per Game 55.1 11th 66.2 30th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video – The Eagles looked to keep their season alive and Super Bowl MVP came out to play as Foles threw for a franchise record 471 yards and 4 TDs on 35-49 passing hitting 10 receivers in the process. The Eagles lost the lead late and on the final drive Nick Foles ran back onto the field after a hard shot knocked him out for a play and the crowd roared, seemingly knowing he was about to do it again. Foles did do it again as he got the Eagles into field goal range. Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 32-30 Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Washington - Video – The Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention last week as they couldn’t hold off Blaine Gabbert who came off the bench for the third time this season, Gabbert threw for 101 yards after the Redskins knocked Mariota out of the game late in the first half with a stinger. Gabbert hit Taywan Taylor for 35 yards to jump-start the winning drive, Derrick Henry ran four times for 33 yards, his last an 18-yarder to the 2. Gabbert then hit Pruitt at the back of the end zone. For the Redskins Josh Johnson looked rusty after coming off his couch 2 weeks ago. He threw for 153 yards 1 TD and 2 INTs on 13/23 passing.
Connections
Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh played for the Eagles from 1986-89.
Redskins OL coach Bill Callahan held the same title with the Eagles from 1995-97.
Eagles defensive quality control/asst. DL coach Phillip Daniels played for the Redskins from 2004-10.
Redskins Asst Special Teams coach Bret Munsey served as a national scout with the Eagles in 2013.
Eagles LS Rick Lovato briefly signed with the Redskins during the 2016 season for two weeks.
Redskins Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm worked with Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. Grimm also worked with Reich for the San Diego Chargers from 2013-14.
Redskins Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2007-10) and Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007-15) worked with Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp (2008-10) for the San Francisco 49ers.
Greg Manusky played with Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends Coach Eugene Chung on the Kansas City Chiefs from 1998-99.
Redskins Running backs Coach Randy Jordan also played with Chung on the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995.
Redskins Manusky and Tomsula worked for the San Francisco 49ers while Eagles S Chris Maragos played there in 2010.
Eagles WR Torrey Smith played for the San Francisco 49ers (2015-16) when Redskins Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O’Connell 2016) and Tomsula (2015) worked for the 49ers.
Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp worked with Redskins Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard worked with the Miami Dolphins in 2011. Hilliard also worked for the Buffalo Bills while Eagles LB Nigel Bradham played there in 2013.
Redskins Defensive Quality Control Cannon Matthews (2013) and O’Connell (2015) worked together with Eagles Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole (2013-15) for the Cleveland Browns. Matthews also worked for the Tennessee Titans while Eagles G Chance Warmack played there from 2014-15.
Eagles Offensive Coordinator Coach Mike Groh worked with Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh for the Chicago Bears from 2013-14. Cavanaugh worked for the Chicago Bears while Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery played there from 2013-14.
2019 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Redskins
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) OLB Ryan Kerrigan (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) OT Trent Williams
TE Zach Ertz (Starter)
General
Referee: Craig Wrolstad
Philadelphia has won 3 straight games vs. Washington, including a 28-13 victory on Monday Night Football in Week 13 at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles own a 12-9 (.571) all-time record at FedExField. Philadelphia won its most recent game at Washington, 30-17, in the 2017 regular-season opener.
Draft Picks
Eagles Redskins
TE Dallas Goedert NT Daron Payne
CB Avonte Maddox RB Derrius Guice
DE Josh Sweat OT Geron Christian
T Matt Pryor S Troy Apke
T Jordan Mailata NT Tim Settle
LB Shaun Dion Hamilton
CB Greg Stroman
WR Trey Quinn
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Redskins
WR Mike Wallace QB Alex Smith
WR Markus Wheaton S Haha Clinton Dix
DT Haloti Ngata CB Adonis Alexander
P Cameron Johnston WR Paul Richardson
DT Bruce Hector CB Orlando Scandrick
LB DJ Alexander DE Pernell McPhee
WR Jordan Matthews LB Rueben "The Woman Beater" Foster
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Redskins
DE Vinny Curry QB Kirk Cousins
WR Torrey Smith S Su'a Cravens
RB Kenjon Barner TE Derek Carrier
RB LaGarrett Blount CB Kendall Fuller
LB RB Mychal Kendricks QB Kurt Cousins
CB Patrick Robinson DE Trent Murhpy
TE Trey Burton C Spencer Long
DT Beau Allen WR Ryan Grant
P Donnie Jones CB Bashaud Breeland
WR Marcus Johnson LB Junior Galette
TE Brent Celek WR Terrell Pryor
LB Will Compton
TE Niles Paul
Milestones
Eagles QB Nick Foles (56) needs 2 passing TDs to move up to 8th all-time passing QB Bobby Thomason and QB Michael Vick.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (29) needs 2 TDs to move up to a tie for 11th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying TE Brent Celek and SE Jack Ferrante
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (4812) needs 187 yards to move up to 8th on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list passing TE Brent Celek
Eagles RB Darren Sproles needs 201 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
Eagles DE Fletcher Cox (41.5 - 7th) needs 1 sack to move into a tie for 6th all-time on the Eagles sack list with DE Brandon Graham.
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (2621) needs 82 yards to move up to 17th on Redskins all-time receiving yards list passing WR Desean Jackson.
PFF Stat to Know
Josh Norman’s Decline
Venture a guess as to how many Eagles DBs with notable snaps have allowed a lower passer rating than Josh Norman, in 2018. Got that number in mind? Add a few. The number is SEVEN. Cre’Von LeBlanc has allowed a lower passer rating than Norman. Ok, now, considering the title of this section, guess what that number was in 2017. Think hard. That number is....also SEVEN. The difference? In 2018, the Landoverians only fielded 2 DBs with lower passer ratings allowed than Norman (both Safeties, Swearinger now gone). In 2017? The Landover team had SIX DBs that posted better passer ratings (3 CBs). You have to go back to the 2016 season and earlier to find dominant Norman. At that point, only one DB posted a better passer rating (the Eagles’ McLeod).
Matchups to Watch
Eagles Offensive Line vs. Redskins Defensive Line
Just like in the previous match up, this battle will go a long way to helping the Eagles win in the air and on the ground. This is especially true with the less mobile Foles. The Eagles offensive line has been among the leagues very best the last 3-4 weeks but has been good all year. The recent performance has been more about this group rounding into last years form. The Redskins defensive front is still very talented and has given the Eagles plenty of fits over the years even if their first meeting was a clear win for the Eagles. Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith are a very good edge pairing; if Peters is unable to go or finish out this contest, Smith will have a very nice match up against the struggling Big V. John Allen and Da'ron Payne are two young but very talented IDL for the Skins and match up well against Seumalo and Wisniewski. Wis has done a solid job for the Eagles in Seumalo's absence but it would be nice to get the latter back into the lineup. Contrary to potential popular opinion, Seumalo does appear to be the better option at LG as the team moves forward. He offers more versatility in the run game and has been steadily improving as a pass blocker as well. One aspect of the OL improvements of late has been the offensive philosophy to speed up the time to throw. This hasn't been a new development for the Eagles since this started against the Cowboys in Dallas, but it has also helped alleviate the pressure the OL was facing. The Redskins run defense has had it's issues of late but the run game for the Eagles isn't anything to write home about. "Lead back" Josh Adams has a sizzling sub 2.0 yards per carry on 26 carries the last 2 weeks as he is showing he's the more limited back he really is. The Eagles should look to lean on the quick passing game as an extension of the run game like last week especially given the suspect coverage guys for the Redskins and the fact the Darren Sproles is in fact still useful. It all starts up front for both teams as controlling the line of scrimmage generally leads to positive results.
Eagles Defensive Line vs. Redskins Offensive Line
This was the definitive match up for the Eagles in their first meeting as the secondary was still struggling to find its footing. As they should have, the DL dominated the decimated Redskins OL that is still decimated. Long, Cox, Bennett, Graham, and Jernigan should all have a good day at the office with this struggling unit. Unfortunately for the Skins, they are also down to their 4th (or 5th?) option at QB this season in Josh Johnson. It's admirable that Johnson has been able to function at all in that offense which is a testament to his competitive nature. One thing he does offer that can help him in this matchup is added mobility. Regardless, the Skins offensive line is one more injury away from throwing a toaster into block and they have a bad passer to account for with even more lackluster weapons. There is no excuse for the Eagles defensive line to get after Johnson in this contest and control Adrian Peterson. It'll require consistent and disciplined play from the defense to keep the Redskins offense from being effective.
Eagles Secondary vs Competence
The Redskins offense is a hot pile of garbage and injury is a major reason why. Even when healthy the receiving options were rather limited for Alex Smith. Since week 1, the Redskins have been struggling mightily to do anything outside of leaning on Adrian Peterson. The Eagles secondary is still a much banged up unit but has been playing much better football of late - especially since Maddox returned. The last couple of weeks have seen steady improvement from Rasul Douglas, elevated play from rookie Avonte Maddox, and a surprising contribution from Leblanc. Malcolm Jenkins is still excellent and Corey Graham hasn't cost the Eagles a game recently so things are looking better. This is still a shaky secondary but it's been better coached and playing better of late. Their opponent is among the league worst this season passing efficiency and there should be no reason for that to change this week. It's the Eagles vs the Redskins so anything can happen, but a performance worse than their first match up would be disheartening for the Eagles and threaten their playoff hopes.
Eagles Pass Offense vs Redskins Pass Defense
Since week 14 the Eagles have been using 12 personnel more often than they did earlier this season and the results don't surprise: they are better offensively. For some reason, the coaching staff was hesitant in getting the team to operate in that grouping for much of the year until the season was on the brink. The Eagles have scored 30 points in each of the last two games thanks in large part to better coaching. The defense has also turned the ball over and given the Eagles more drives which helps the offense score more points. This match up presents another opportunity for 12 personnel to flourish given the recent release of DJ Swearinger. Zach Ertz already owns the Skins and will have an opportunity to feast even more. Golden Tate had his best performance as an Eagles in this first match up between these two teams and could be in line for some opportunities again. The Skins passing defense has been good of late and will present challenges for the outside receivers. The Eagles can't allow themselves to be put in less than favorable down and distance situations. Their LBs and safeties can be exposed in coverage so look for the Eagles to attack the middle of the defense through the air.
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2018.12.01 03:59 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 13 - Philadelphia Eagles(5-6) vs Washington Redskins(6-5)

Washington Redskins (6-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-6)
The Eagles are coming off a much needed win vs. the division rival Giants giving them the series sweep. The Eagles need another win this week against another division rival as the the Redskins come to town. The game will be a matchup between two teams who have struggled with injuries this season, but the Eagles are looking to get back Darren Sproles, Sidney Jones and Rasual Douglas this week against which should be a much needed welcome. For the Redskins Colt McCoy will look to make his second start since Alex Smith went down for the season with a broken leg. McCoy will look to rebound from his first start where he threw 3 INTs in a loss to the Cowboys. On the other side of the ball the Redskins defense which started out so dominant has been porous of late through the air of late giving up over 1500 yards in their last 5 games. The Eagles will look to try to shake off their first quarter struggles and get going against Redskins by hopefully getting some early turnovers against a turnover prone McCoy and get the offense going early with Josh Adams and Sproles on the ground. If the Eagles get the ground game going it could be a long day for the Redskins as it will set up the play action and RPOs for Wentz opening it up through the air. As always with a NFCE matchup in primetime I am sure we can expect a sloppy game with a lot of penalties. Go Birds!
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Date
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Game Time Game Location
8:30 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
7:30 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
6:30 PM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
5:30 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 49°F
Feels Like: 44°F
Forecast: Clear. Partly cloudy until afternoon.
Chance of Precipitation: 2%
Cloud Coverage: 21%
Wind: West 11 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -6.5
OveUnder: 45
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 3-8, Washington 7-4
Where to Watch on TV
ESPN will broadcast Monday’s game to a national audience. Joe Tessitore will handle the play-by-play duties and Jason Witten will try to provide analysis. Lisa Salters will report from the sideline along with Booger "Fatass" McFarland and is stupid cart to block paying fans view of the game.
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Redskins Radio
Redskins Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play), Sonny Jurgensen (color), Chris Cooley (analysis), Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines).
National Radio
Westwood One will carry the game nationally with Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Kurt Warner (analyst) and Ross Tucker (sidleline).
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Redskins Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83 (Internet 825) SIRI 81 (Internet 831)
XM Radio XM 83 (Internet 825) XM 81 (Internet 831)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 83 (Internet 825) SXM 81 (Internet 831)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Cowboys 7-5 .583 5-1 2-4 3-1 6-3 247 223 24 4W
Redskins 6-5 .545 3-3 3-2 2-1 6-3 220 229 -9 2L
Eagles 5-6 .455 3-3 2-3 2-1 3-5 230 253 -23 1W
Giants 3-8 .273 1-4 2-4 0-4 2-7 237 288 -51 1L
Series Information
The Washington Redskins lead the Philadelphia Eagles (86-76-6)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 21st, 1934 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Boston Redskins 6 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The Phialdelphia Eagles lead the Washington Redskins ((3470-3319))
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 2-2 against the Redskins
Jay Gruden: 5-3 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Jay Gruden: Series tied 2-2
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Redskins: 2-2
Colt McCoy: Against Eagles: 0-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Colt McCoy: First Meeting between the QBs
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Redskins: 8-7
Record @ FedEx Field: Eagles lead the Redskins: 12-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 17 - Redskins No. 15
Record
Eagles: 5-6
Redskins: 6-5
Last Meeting and Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Eagles 30 - Redskins 17
The Eagles completed a season sweep of the Redskins on Monday Night Football in a game with a slew of penalties on the Eagles which appeared to be in retaliation to a petition against Pete Morelli which received over 100,000 signatures. Carson Wentz threw for 4 TD and 268 yards and ran for 68 more as he played Houdini most of the night with the Redskins pass rush. Wentz spread the TDs around to 4 different receivers, including a 64 bomb to Mack Hollins for the rookie wideout's first TD of his career. With the win the Eagles took a commanding two game lead over the NFC East and have the best record in the league at 6-1. The win came at a cost however as the Eagles lost both starting MLB Jordan Hicks for the season with a torn achilles and Jason Peters with a torn MCL and ACL for the season. Despite losing both players early, the Eagles dominated Washington most of the game winning convincingly 34-24 as the Eagles defense got to Cousins 4 times including forcing an a pick in the 4th quarter.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
10/23/2017 Eagles Redskins 34-24
9/10/2017 Eagles Redskins 30-17
12/11/2016 Redskins Eagles 27-22
10/16/2016 Redskins Eagles 27-20
12/26/2015 Redskins Eagles 38-24
10/04/2015 Redskins Eagles 23-20
12/20/2014 Redskins Eagles 27-24
09/21/2014 Eagles Redskins 37-34
11/17/2013 Eagles Redskins 24-16
09/09/2013 Eagles Redskins 33-27
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Redksins Redksins
2018 Weekly Matchup
Week 13 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 13 - "Expert" Picks
2018 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Redskins Season Stats
2018 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 230 330 69.7% 2540 16 6 100.8
McCoy 30 50 60.0% 322 3 3 73.9
Smith(IR) 205 328 62.5% 2180 10 5 85.7
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Adams 56 291 36.4 5.2 2
Peterson 183 758 68.9 4.1 6
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 84 895 81.4 10.7 6
Reed 50 537 48.8 10.7 2
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Bennett 6.5 28.0
Kerrigan 8.0 32.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Hicks 85 58 27 3.0
Foster 97 59 38 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Gruiger-Hill/Douglas/Maddox/Darby/Jenkins 1 5
Swearinger 4 11
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 45 2194 68 48.8 42.7 17 6 0
Way 52 2272 62 43.7 41.2 31 0 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 21 17 81% 61 21/21
Hopkins 21 18 85.7% 56 22/23
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Clement 11 275 25.0 48 0
Johnson 10 225 22.5 44 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 3 9.7 29 12 0 1
Stroman 5 28 5.6 10 0 11
League Rankings 2018
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Total Offense 353.9 19th 331.5 27th
Rush Offense 100.8 24th 117.7 13th
Pass Offense 253.1 13th 213.7 25th
Points Per Game 20.9 24th 20.0 27th
3rd-Down Offense 39.3% 15th 38.1% 19th
4th-Down Offense 53.3% 21st 61.5% T-11th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 55.3% 21st 56.3% 19th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Total Defense 380.1 24th 361.2 18th
Rush Defense 103.6 11th 100.3 8th
Pass Defense 276.5 28th 260.9 23rd
Points Per Game 23.0 14th 20.8 7th
3rd-Down Defense 37.3% T-9th 43.2% 27th
4th-Down Defense 66.7% 27th 36.4% 3rd
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 47.6% 3rd 50% T-7th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Turnover Diff. -8 T-27th +9 4th
Penalty Per Game 6.2 T-12th 6.7 T-19th
Penalty Yards Per Game 53.3 15th 62.9 28th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video – The Eagles first quarter woes continued against the division rival Giants as the Eagles were again shutout in the first quarter while the Giants moved the ball with ease scoring 9 in the quarter. The Eagles finally got on the board with 5:22 left in the 2nd and were able to add a Zach Ertz touchdown in the final two minutes and added a 2 point conversion to make it 19-11 heading into halftime. The second half was all Eagles as they shutdown a Giants offense that had their way with them in the first half. The Eagles added a Josh Adams TD run and another 2 point conversion to take their first lead of the game. The Giants answered with a FG to pull it back to even with 5:49 left to play in the game, before Jake Elliott broke Giants' fans hearts again with a go-ahead FG with 22 seconds left to go in the game.
Washington - Video - The Washington offense was slow to get going with Colt McCoy at the helm as the Redskins struggled against the division rival Cowboys on Thanksgiving. The Redskins defense couldn't do anything to stop Amari Cooper who had 180 yards and 2 TDs nor could they stop Zeke Elliot who had 121 yards and a TD as well. Colt McCoy struggled in his first start in 4 years throwing 3 INTs offsetting his 2 TD passes. The Redskins fell to the Cowboys 31-23.
Connections
Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh played forthe Eagles from 1986-89.
Redskins OL coach Bill Callahan held the same title with the Eagles from 1995-97.
Eagles defensive quality control/asst. DL coach Phillip Daniels played for the Redskins from 2004-10.
Redskins asst.special teams coach Bret Munsey served as a national scout with the Eagles in 2013.
Eagles LS Rick Lovato briefly signed with the Redskins during the 2016 season for two weeks.
Redskins Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm worked with Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. Grimm also worked with Reich for the San Diego Chargers from 2013-14.
Redskins Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2007-10) and Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007-15) worked with Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp (2008-10) for the San Francisco 49ers.
Greg Manusky played with Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends Coach Eugene Chung on the Kansas City Chiefs from 1998-99.
Redskins Running backs Coach Randy Jordan also played with Chung on the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995.
Redskins Manusky and Tomsula worked for the San Francisco 49ers while Eagles S Chris Maragos played there in 2010.
Eagles WR Torrey Smith played for the San Francisco 49ers (2015-16) when Redskins Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O’Connell 2016) and Tomsula (2015) worked for the 49ers.
Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp worked with Redskins Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard worked with the Miami Dolphins in 2011. Hilliard also worked for the Buffalo Bills while Eagles LB Nigel Bradham played there in 2013.
Redskins Defensive Quality Control Cannon Matthews (2013) and O’Connell (2015) worked together with Eagles Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole (2013-15) for the Cleveland Browns. Matthews also worked for the Tennessee Titans while Eagles G Chance Warmack played there from 2014-15.
Eagles Offensive Coordinator Coach Mike Groh worked with Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh for the Chicago Bears from 2013-14. Cavanaugh worked for the Chicago Bears while Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery played there from 2013-14.
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Redskins
OT Lane Johnson LT Trent Willams (Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) Brandon Scherff
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) OLB Ryan Kerrigan(Starter)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) LB Zach Brown(3rd Alt)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) CB Josh Norman(1st Alt)
FS Malcom Jenkins
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (3rd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Tony Corrente
Philadelphia swept Washington in 2017, winning 30-17 at FedExField on 9/10/17 and 34-24 in a Monday Night Football matchup at Lincoln Financial Field on 10/23/17.
The Eagles are 3-1 on Monday Night Football under head coach Doug Pederson, last defeating Oakland 19-10 at home on Christmas Day in 2017.
Draft Picks
Eagles Redskins
TE Dallas Goedert NT Daron Payne
CB Avonte Maddox RB Derrius Guice
DE Josh Sweat OT Geron Christian
T Matt Pryor S Troy Apke
T Jordan Mailata NT Tim Settle
LB Shaun Dion Hamilton
CB Greg Stroman
WR Trey Quinn
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Redskins
WR Mike Wallace QB Alex Smith
WR Markus Wheaton S Haha Clinton Dix
DT Haloti Ngata CB Adonis Alexander
P Cameron Johnston WR Paul Richardson
DT Bruce Hector CB Orlando Scandrick
LB DJ Alexander DE Pernell McPhee
WR Jordan Matthews LB Rueben "The Woman Beater" Foster
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Redskins
DE Vinny Curry QB Kirk Cousins
WR Torrey Smith S Su'a Cravens
RB Kenjon Barner TE Derek Carrier
RB LaGarrett Blount CB Kendall Fuller
LB RB Mychal Kendricks QB Kurt Cousins
CB Patrick Robinson DE Trent Murhpy
TE Trey Burton C Spencer Long
DT Beau Allen WR Ryan Grant
P Donnie Jones CB Bashaud Breeland
WR Marcus Johnson LB Junior Galette
TE Brent Celek WR Terrell Pryor
LB Will Compton
TE Niles Paul
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (9618) needs 22 passing yards to move up to 7th all-time passing Sonny Jurgenson.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (9618) needs 382 passing yards for 10000 career passing yards.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (28) needs 1 TD to move up to 14th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Fred Barnett
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (4468) needs 76 yards to move up to 14th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time passing WR Fred Barnett
Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (20) needs 1 TDs to move into a tie for 19th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles needs 458 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
Eagles DE Fletcher Cox (34 - 10th) needs 1.5 sacks to move into a tie for 7th all-time on the Eagles sack list with DT Andy Harmon.
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
Redskins DE Ryan Kerrigan (79.5 - 3rd) needs 2.5 sacks to move into a tie for 2nd all-time on the Redskins sack list with DE Charles Mann.
Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (2374) needs 110 yards to move up to 20th on Redskins all-time receiving yards list passing WR Albert Connell.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy needs 1 passing TD for 30 career passing TDs.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy needs 92 passing yards for 6000 career passing yards.
Matchups to Watch
Eagles Offensive Line vs. Redskins Defensive Front
If the Eagles are going to save their season they are going need to win upfront and the Redskins provide a significant challenge for the Eagles OL after one of their best performances this season. The Redskins defense is good but flawed however their defensive front is among the best in football. Eagles fans should know this better than anyone else given the struggles the team has had against the Skins in recent years despite sweeping the season series last year. Ryan Kerrigan is the star on the Skins defensive front and has been nothing short of a pain for the Eagles in his career. Opposite him is Preston Smith who is a solid edge player in his own right. The Skins are also stout on the IDL with Matt Ioannidis, Jonathan Allen and rookie Daron Payne causing a ton of disruption. The Skins also like to mix in rookie Tim Settle who has been effective early in his career. The DL is a well-coached group led by Jim Tomsula and has been an issue for offensive lines throughout the season. For most of the season the Skins were exceptional against the run but have had some issues of late. But the real issue for the Eagles is this groups ability to cause issue in the passing game. Each of these guys can win their 1v1 matchups and the Skins defensive staff does a good job putting them in advantageous situations to succeed. The Eagles offensive line is still a good unit even if it isn’t performing at the elite level it did last year. This Skins defensive front gave the Eagles issues then and it is better now. Controlling the LOS always gives a team an advantage and this would be no different for the Eagles in this contest.
Eagles Defensive Line vs. Redskins Offensive Line
When fully healthy, the Redskins offensive line is among the most talented and best coached groups in football. Like their DL, the Skins OL has given the Eagles fits in the past given their immense talent and multiplicity. The Eagles were able to cause a lot of disruption against this unit last year but every bit of that was hard earned. In the first matchup between these two teams this year, the Redskins are already incredibly banged up giving the Eagles a considerable advantage despite their own health issues. Trent Williams is a HOF caliber OT for the Skins but has been banged up all season long with hand and rib issues. There is a chance he might not go and even if he does, he may not make it through the game. Morgan Moses is another good tackle for the Skins and has dealt with some nagging injuries on the year. The Skins do have Ty Nsekhe as a backup swing tackle and he is probably the best in that role in the NFL; he can start at tackle on many teams in the NFL. After that the Skins IOL is a mess. Stud OG Brandon Scherff and Shawn Lauvao landed on IR together and the IOL of the Redskins hasn’t been the same. This is a matchup where Cox should thrive and while also giving Timmy Jernigan an opportunity to welcome himself back into the line up in a big way. Colt McCoy is a quality back up QB but he is a back up QB for a reason. The Eagles have a bad and banged up secondary with a ripe opportunity for the talent on their DL to steal the show. It’ll be imperative for the Eagles defense to dominate up front and prevent Peterson and Chris Thompson from making big impacts forcing Colt McCoy into low percentage situations. McCoy is very turnover prone; while the Eagles have been very bad at forcing turnovers this season they are given the gift of opportunity in this one that they cannot let slip past them.
Redskins Passing Attack vs the Eagles Pass Offense
Alex Smith is a better QB than Colt McCoy but even before the injury Alex Smith wasn’t playing near the level he did in 2017. This isn’t a surprise since it was always likely to be an aberration given his career as an average starting QB. The weapons the Skins have in the passing game aren’t super inspiring either and are even more stressed without Paul Richardson in the lineup. However, Jay Gruden didn’t hold the offense back last week against Dallas and really amplified the aggressiveness of the offense in general. It would be reasonable for them to do it again this week given the banged-up state of the Eagles secondary. Josh Doctson has been a very underwhelming 1st round selection at receiver and the remaining cast of characters outside are all better suited for the slot. The Redskins can do one of two things to possibly succeed in this matchup: spread the Eagles out with 11 personnel and test the turnstiles outside or line up in 12 personnel and stress the Eagles LBs without Jordan Hicks. Neither is ideal for the Eagles considering Nigel Bradham is also hurt now. Jordan Reed is a quality TE despite not being what he once was due to all the injuries that have plagued his career and Vernon Davis is still good despite his age. Both players provide a big mismatch for the Eagles as the Skins are also effective out of 12 personnel. When you add in Chris Thompson, who should be returning to the lineup, the matchup only gets trickier. The Eagles don’t have the personnel to be able to do more than the basics in coverage and really need their DL to step up and force mistakes from the Skins offense. The Eagles benefit from a limited passer in Colt McCoy but he also benefits from the Eagles horrific injury situation. Either way, Gruden has enough options in the passing game to take advantage of the Eagles. It’ll be up to this ragtag cast of characters to find a way to win their battles.
Eagles Offensive Game Plan vs Redskins Defensive Game Plan
This one is general and for good reason: The Eagles offense has been pretty poor overall this season. For whatever reason, they start slow and can’t score – basically me in college. They are also more effective out of 12 personnel but don’t use it enough to really help the offense. Lastly, since the trade deadline, they have done a poor job integrating Golden Tate into the lineup. It hasn’t been one thing that has held up the Eagles offense this season which makes correcting the issues even more difficult. The offense doesn’t feature Alshon Jeffery as much as it did prior to trading for Tate; some people attribute that more to Wentz relying on Ertz but that is a mistake. Rather than work Tate into the offense and allow him to be an option for Wentz, they appear to script situations for Tate to get the ball or be a diversion neutering the offense and his overall playmaking ability. Wentz throwing to Ertz often is so far and away not the problem with the offense given that Wentz isn’t simply dinking and dunking to the best receiving option on the roster. The offense is struggling mightily to be effective out of 11 personnel. Furthermore, the Eagles RB situation has been a mess this year given injury and regression from Corey Clement. The Eagles have appeared to find a hot hand in Josh Adams who might just be the greatest RB to ever play in the Linc. While I am being sarcastic, he is a solid runner with better vision than any back currently healthy on the roster with enough speed to make big runs happen in the open field. The Eagles don’t need to make a high investment at RB but they need to be able to find guys that are patient runners that can find the spaces their great OL opens. That’s Adams. If they can find a compliment in Corey Clement as a rotational back as a runner and receiver that would be great too. And if Sproles can return and be useful that would only help as well. The point is the Eagles aren’t short on weapons and OL talent so their offensive inability this year is extremely infuriating. The Skins defense prevents some juicy matchups for the Eagles. Norman is still a good CB but he can be beat 1v1. Their other outside CB and slot CBs have been poor. Mason Foster is a liability against the run and pass. While the Skins have a very good defensive front and pass rush, they can be burned through the air since they only have one good Safety in Swearinger (Haha is overrated). The Eagles have all the talent and coaching to take advantage of this but haven’t been able to do it consistently this year. They need to start helping their defense out more while putting pressure on Colt McCoy to keep up. The coaching staff needs to put the players in positions to succeed more consistently and players flat out need to play better since they have failed the team despite good coaching.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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KFC Canada
MirrorKingdom.com – A company that sells luxury high end diamond watches and jewellery. ([link]1 )
Overstock.com – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking
Playboy
Subway (Selected Stores— Pennsylvania, Allentown)– Eat fresh
Microsoft – Users can buy content with Bitcoin on Xbox and Windows store ([link]2 )
Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline
OkCupid – Online dating site
Namecheap – Domain name registrar
CheapAir.com – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels
Expedia.com – Online travel booking agency REMOVED AFTER TRAILING PERIOD.
Gyft – Buy giftcards using Bitcoin
Newegg.com – Online electronics retailer now uses bitpay to accept bitcoin as payment
Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia with 4 570 000+ article
Alza – Largest Czech online retailer
The Internet Archive – web documatation company
Bitcoin.Travel – a travel site that provides accommodation, apartments, attractions, bars, and beauty salons around the world
Pembury Tavern – A pub in London, England
Old Fitzroy – A pub in Sydney, Australia
The Pink Cow – A diner in Tokyo, Japan
The Pirate Bay – BitTorrent directories
Zynga – Mobile gaming
4Chan.org – For premium services
EZTV – Torrents TV shows provider Mega.co.nz – The new venture started by the former owner of MegaUpload Kim Dotcom
Lumfile – Free cloud base file server – pay for premium services
Etsy Vendors – 93 of them
PizzaForCoins.com – Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcons
Whole Foods – Organic food store (by purchasing gift card from Gyft)
Bitcoincoffee.com – Buy your favorite coffee online
Grass Hill Alpacas – A local farm in Haydenville, MA
Jeffersons Store – A street wear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J
Helen’s Pizza – Jersey City, N.J., you can get a slice of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by pointing your phone at a sign next to the cash register
A Class Limousine – Pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport
Seoclerks.com – Get SEO work done on your site cheap
Mint.com – Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more
Fancy.com – Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, buy it all in one place
Bloomberg.com – Online newspaper
Humblebundle.com – Indie game site
BigFishGames.com – Games for PC, Mac and Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows)
Suntimes.com – Chicago based online newspaper
San Jose Earthquakes – San Jose California Professional Soccer Team (MLS)
Crowdtilt.com – The fastest and easiest way to pool funds with family and friends
Lumfile – Server company that offers free cloud-based servers
Museum of the Coastal Bend – 2200 East Red River Street, Victoria, Texas 77901, USA
Gap, GameStop and JC Penney – have to use eGifter.com
Etsy Vendors – Original art and Jewelry creations
Fight for the Future – Leading organization finding for Internet freedom
i-Pmart (ipmart.com.my) – A Malaysian online mobile phone and electronic parts retailer
curryupnow.com – A total of 12 restaurants on the list of restaurants accept bitcoins in San Francisco Bay Area
Dish Network – An American direct-broadcast satellite service provider
The Libertarian Party – United States political party
Yacht-base.com – Croatian yacht charter company
Euro Pacific – A major precious metal dealer
CEX – The trade-in chain has a shop in Glasgow, Scotland that accepts bitcoin
Straub Auto Repairs – 477 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 – (914) 478- 1177
PSP Mollie – Dutch Payment Service
Intuit – an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals.
ShopJoy – An Australian online retailer that sells novelty and unique gifts
Lv.net – Las Vegas high speed internet services
ExpressVPN.com – High speed, ultra secure VPN network
Grooveshark – Online music streaming service based in the United States
Braintree – Well known payments processor MIT Coop Store – Massachusetts Institute of Technology student bookstore
SimplePay – Nigeria’s most popular web and mobile-based wallet service
SFU bookstore – Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada State Republican Party First
State Republican Party to accept bitcoin donations ([link]3 )
mspinc.com – Respiratory medical equipment supplies store
Shopify.com – An online store that allows anyone to sell their products
Famsa – Mexico’s biggest retailer
Naughty America – Adult entertainment provider
Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla – A major university in Mexico
MovieTickets.com – Online movie ticket exchange/retailer
Dream Lover – Online relationship service
Lionsgate Films – The production studio behind titles such as The Hunger Games and The Day After Tomorrow
Rakutan – A Japanese e-commerce giant
Badoo – Online dating network
RE/MAX London – UK-based franchisee of the global real estate network
T-Mobile Poland – T-Mobile’s Poland-based mobile phone top-up company
Stripe – San Francisco-based payments company
WebJet – Online travel agency REMOVED AFTER TRAILING PERIOD.
Green Man Gaming – Popular digital game reseller
Save the Children – Global charity organization
NCR Silver – Point of sales systems
One Shot Hotels – Spanish hotel chain
Coupa Café in Palo Alto
PureVPN – VPN provider That’s my face – create action figures
Foodler – North American restaurant delivery company
Amagi Metals – Precious metal furnisher
Startselect.com - they sell official digital games and giftcards
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2018.09.28 15:04 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 4 - Philadelphia Eagles(2-1) at Tennessee Titans(2-1)

Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) at Tennessee Titans (2-1)
The Eagles bounced back against their former OC Frank Reich, Andrew Luck and Colts as they squeaked out a 20-16 win. Carson Wentz was a little rusty his his first start since week 14 of last season, but showed why he was an MVP candidate last season before his injury leading a 4th quarter game winning drive. This week he will face a tough test as they travel to Nashville to take on Marcus Mariota the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are 2-1 this season under new coach Mike Vrabel and are coming off a big win in Jacksonville, where they won a defensive battle 9-6. The Titans OL will be put to the test again this week to protect a still beat up Mariota after surrendering 3 sacks to the Jaguars, they will face a Philadelphia Eagles line that is hungry and gets to the QB. The Eagles also own the top rushing defense again giving up just 61.7 yards per game. Fletcher Cox has wreaked havoc this season averaging a sack per game and blowing up run plays as PFF's top graded interior defensive linemen. However, Mariota has the speed and agility to break contain and pick up yards in chunks as he is just 21 yards away from gaining 1000 rushing yards for his career. On the otherside, the OL for the Eagles will have to be better this week protecting the QB especially facing a talented pass rusher in Jurrell Casey who is thriving in Mike Vrabel's defense. The Eagles offense should get a boost this week as Alshon Jeffery looks to start his first game this season after missing the first three after having surgery on his shoulder following the season. Eagles RB Jay Ajayi will also return to the fold this week after missing last week with a back injury. The running game did will in Ajayi's absence, but the WRs have been absent this season with the exception of Nelson Agholor, so getting Alshon back will be huge for the Eagles. On defense, the Eagles have to stop Corey Davis who has been the Titans only receiver this season leading the team in yards and receptions as second in yards on that list is Dane Cruikshank a safety who caught a fake punt. If the Eagles can shutdown Davis they should bring the Titans offense to a stall with their top ranked run defense. The game has all the makings of a defensive showdown, so we should probably expect a shootout, but time will tell.
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Date
Sunday, Sept 30th, 2018
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Nissan Stadium
12:00 PM - Central 1 Titans Way
11:00 AM - Mountain Nashville, TN 37213
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass
Temperature: 77°F
Feels Like: 77°F
Forecast: Partly Cloudy. Partly cloudy until afternoon.
Chance of Precipitation: 1%
Cloud Coverage: 19%
Wind: S 3 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -3.5
OveUnder: 41.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 1-2, Tennessee 2-1
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Chris Myers will handle the play-by-play duties and Daryl Johnston will provide analysis. Laura Okmin will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Titans Radio
Titans Radio Network Mike Keith, the reigning Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year, begins his 14th year as the “Voice of the Titans” in 2012 working as the play-by-play announcer. He is joined by former NFL coach Dave McGinnis as the color analyst and Jonathan Hutton on the sidelines.
National Radio
ESPN Radio will carry the game nationally with John Benetti (play-by-play), Bill Polian (analyst) and Sal Paolantonio on the call.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Titans Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 133 (Streaming 825) SIRI 105 (Streaming 830)
XM Radio XM (Streaming 825) XM 232 (Streaming 830)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 389 (Streaming 825) SXM 232 (Streaming 830)
Eagles Social Media Titans Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: nfltitans
NFC East Standings
Team Record PCT HOME ROAD DIV CON PF PA DIFF STRK
Eagles 2-1 .667 2-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 59 55 +4 W1
Redskins 2-1 .667 1-1 1-0 0-0 2-0 64 44 +20 W1
Cowboys 1-2 .333 1-0 0-2 1-0 1-2 41 53 -12 L1
Giants 1-2 .333 0-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 55 62 -7 W1
Series Information
Philadelphia Eagles lead the Tennessee Titans, (7-4)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
November 12, 1972 at Houston Astrodome, Houston, TX. Philadelphia Eagles 18 - Houston Oilers 17
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Tennessee Titans(257-220)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: This will be Pederson's first game vs. the Titans
Mike Vrabel: This will be Vrabel's first game vs. the Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
This will be the first game Pederson and Vrabel face off
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Titans 0-0
Marcus Mariota: Against Eagles: 0-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Marcus Mariota: This will be the first game Wentz and Mariota face off
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Series tied: 1-1
Record @ Nissan Stadium: Tennessee leads series: 2-0
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 3 - Titans No. 15
Record
Eagles: 2-1
Titans: 2-1
Last Meeting
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
Eagles 43 - Titans 24
The Eagles scoring started early as Josh Huff took the opening kickoff 107 yards for the TD. The Eagles D quickly got the ball back and marched down the field leading to a Darren Sproles TD run to put the Eagles 14-0. After a Cody Parkey FG, the Titans got on the scoreboard with a 40 yards Justin Hunter TD off a tipped ball. The Titans narrowed the gap to 6 on a Shonn Greene run midway to through the 2nd quarter, but that was as close as it got as LeSean McCoy added another Eagles TD on the ensuing possession. Ryan Succup adding a FG to make it a 10 point game going into the half, but after that it was all Eagles. As they added another TD in the second half as well as 3 more Cody Parkey FGs, giving him 5 for the game, while the Titans were only able to muster one more TD as the Eagles held on to the win.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, Oct. 24th, 2010
Eagles 19 - Titans 37
In a game that saw 7 FGs, (4 by David Akers and 3 by Rob Bironas), Kerry Collins outdueled Kevin Kolb throwing for 276 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs to Kolb's 176 1 TD and 2 INTs. The Eagles held the a lead the entire game until the 4th quarter where Akers game the Eagles a 9 point lead early in the quarter. However, on the ensuing possession, Kerry Collins hit speedy WR Kenny Britt for an 80 yard TD to bring the Titans within 2. The Eagles went 4 and out there next 3 possessions while the Titans added 2 Bironas FGs and another Britt TD to give themselves an 11 point lead with just 26 seconds to play when Cortland Finnegan picked off a Kevin Kolb pass and took it to the house to seal it for the Titans.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/16/79 Eagles Oilers 26-20
12/19/82 Eagles Oilers 35-14
10/02/88 Eagles Oilers 32-23
12/02/91 Eagles Oilers 13-6
10/24/94 Eagles Oilers 21-6
12/03/00 Titans Eagles 15-13
09/08/02 Titans Eagles 27-24
11/19/06 Titans Eagles 31-13
10/24/10 Titans Eagles 37-19
11/23/14 Eagles Titans 43-24
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Titans Titans
2018 Weekly Matchup
Week 4 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 4 - "Expert" Picks
2018 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Titans Season Stats
2018 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 25 37 67.6% 255 1 1 84.9
Mariota 21 34 61.8% 203 0 2 53.9
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ajayi 22 85 42.5 3.9 3
Clement 27 112 4.1 3.9 1
Henry 46 139 46.3 3.0 0
Lewis 39 143 47.7 3.7 1
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 21 215 71.6 10.2 0
Davis 13 151 50.3 11.6 0
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Cox 3.0 8.0
Casey 3.0 8.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Hicks 24 19 5 1.5
Woodyard 32 22 10 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Douglas/Darby 1 2
ButleJackson/Vaccaro 1 3
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 14 721 65 51.5 45.6 4 2 0
Kern 15 720 62 48.0 42.2 8 1 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 5 3 60% 33 6/6
Succop 8 7 87.5% 53 4/4
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Gibson 2 43 21.5 30 0
Jennings 2 121 60.5 94 1
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Clement 2 17 2.8 10 0 2
Jackson 3 34 11.3 26 0
League Rankings 2018
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Titans Stat Titans Rank
Total Offense 341.0 19th 284.0 29th
Rush Offense 118.7 11th 122.0 10th
Pass Offense 222.3 20th 162.0 29th
Points Per Game 19.7 T-22nd 16.3 30th
3rd-Down Offense 42.2% T-10th 36.4% 22nd
4th-Down Offense 60.0% 10th 50.0% T-11th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 70.0% T-8th 33.3% T-29th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Titans Stat Titans Rank
Total Defense 314.7 9th 337.0 12th
Rush Defense 61.7 1st 118.3 23rd
Pass Defense 253.0 17th 218.7 10th
Points Per Game 18.3 T-8th 16.7 4th
3rd-Down Defense 27% 2nd 34.3% T-10th
4th-Down Defense 33.3% T-14th 0.00% T—1st
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 33.3% T-3rd 16.7% T-1st
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Titans Stat Titans Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 T-28th +1 T-8th
Penalty Per Game 9.0 30th 5.7 T-3rd
Penalty Yards Per Game 88.7 31st 49.3 7th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video – Eagles QB Carson Wentz returned to the lineup for the first time since suffering a torn ACL in week 14 last season. Wentz had to shake off some rust, but showed he still had quite a bit of wiggle let him in him moving around in the pocket and throwing for 255 yards and 1 TD. Wentz found rookie Dallas Goedert for the rookies first TD, but Indianapolis answered with a Ryan Grant TD following a bad PI penalty by Jalen Mills trying to cover TY Hilton. After the game was tied at 7 the two teams traded FGs with the Colts taking a 3 point lead 16-13 at the beginning of the 4th. Carson Wentz found some magic in his pocket and led the Eagles on a scoring drive that resulted in a Smallwood rushing TD to take the lead 20-16. The Colts worked their way down the field, but Derek Barnett chased down Luck for a 4th down sack in the red zone to seal the game for the Eagles.
Titans - Video – It was slow start on both sides in Jacksonville and it never really picked up. Blaine Gabbert got the start for the banged up Mariota, but was forced to leave the game after taking a shot to the head which forced Mariota into action. Mariota gave the Titans offense a slight boost, but the game still ended up going into halftime tied at 3-3. The Titans took the lead after with a scoring drive aiding by a defensive PI call that culminated into a Ryan Succup field goal. On the other side, Bortles struggled throughout the day, give some credit to the Titans defense, but Bortles was missing simple passes left and right and couldn't find his accuracy after throwing for 400 the previous week against the Patriots. Still they were able to string together some first downs and Lambo was able to tie the game at 6. The Titans were able to move the ball an kill some clock before adding one more Succup field to take the lead and hold on at 9-6.
Connections
Eagles DC Jim Schwartz coached for the Titans from 1999-2008 worked as a defensive assistant (1999), LB coach (2000) and DC (2001-2008).
Eagles G Chance Warmack was draft in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Titans and played 4 seasons with them.
Titans RB Dion Lewis was drafted in the 5th round with the Eagles and played 2 seasons for them.
Titans NT Bennie Logan was drafted in 3rd round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Eagles and played 4 seasons with them.
Titans NT David King was drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Eagles, but was waived before the season started.
Titans RB Dalyn Dawkins is the nephew of Eagles Hall of Fame Safety Brian Dawkins.
Titans OT Dennis Kelly was drafted in the 5th round of the NFL 2012 by the Eagles and played 4 seasons for them.
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Titans
OT Lane Johnson OT Taylor Lewan (Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) DT Jurrell Casey (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) P Brett Kern (Starter)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) TE Delanie Walker (1st Alt)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) QB Marcus Mariota (3rd Alt)
FS Malcom Jenkins OT Jack Conklin (2nd Alt)
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt) S Kevin Byard (2nd Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt) LB Brian Orakpo (2nd Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (3rd Alt) ST Brynden Trawick (2nd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt) PR Adoree’ Jackson (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Shawn Hochuli Shawn Hochuli
Philadelphia has posted a 7-4 (.636) record in the all-time series vs. Tennessee. The Eagles defeated the Titans, 43- 24, at home in their last meeting on 11/23/14.
Since the NFL’s division realignment in 2002, Philadelphia owns a 10-7 (.588) record vs. AFC South teams, winning each of its last 7 games against the division.
The Eagles’ 7 consecutive wins vs. AFC South opponents (dating back to 2010) is their longest active winning streak against any division in the NFL.
Including playoffs, Philadelphia is 17-3 (.850) in its last 20 games, as well as 20-4 (.833) in its last 24 overall.
The Eagles’ 17-3 record since Week 3 of 2017 marks their best 20-game stretch since 12/7/03-12/19/04 (also 17-3). The last time Philadelphia won 20+ games over a 24-game stretch was 11/16/03-12/27/04 (also 20-4).
The Eagles rank 1st in the NFL in opponent rushing yards per game (61.7) after leading the league in that category in 2017 (79.2, 4th-best mark in team history). Philadelphia has limited opposing RBs to just 45.3 rushing yards per game through 3 contests (55 in Week 1 vs. Atlanta; 44 in Week 2 at Tampa Bay; 37 in Week 3 vs. Indianapolis).
The Eagles lead the NFL in time of possession (36:03). In Week 3 vs. Indianapolis, Philadelphia registered their best single-game time of possession (40:20) since 10/30/11 vs. Dallas (42:09), including an 11:18 game-winning drive in the fourth quarter (their longest drive in the last 20 seasons). The Eagles also ranked 1st in the NFL in time of possession in 2016 (32:16) and 2017 (32:41).
Philadelphia owns the 2nd-best third-down defense (27.0%, 10-of-37) in the NFL, trailing only Kansas City (25.8%, 8-of31). In Week 3 vs. Indianapolis, the Eagles held the Colts to just 2-of-12 (16.7%) on third down, which marked their best opponent third-down percentage since 11/23/14 vs. Tennessee (also 16.7%) (min. 10 attempts).
Philadelphia is tied for 3rd in the NFL in opponent red zone TD efficiency (33.3%), behind Jacksonville and Tennessee (16.7% each). The Eagles, who are allowing just 3.25 points per red zone drive this season, limited the Colts to just 1 TD in 5 red zone drives (20.0%) in Week 3.
Zach Ertz leads the Eagles in receptions (21) and receiving yards (215). Ertz, who has posted 5+ catches in 5 straight games, is just 1 reception shy of tying Jeremy Maclin (343, 2009-14) for the 9th-most in team history.
In Week 3 vs. Indianapolis, Dallas Goedert became the first Eagles rookie TE to record 70+ receiving yards (73) and 1 TD in a single game since Keith Jackson in 1988 (twice).
Draft Picks
Eagles Titans
TE Dallas Goedert LB Rashaan Evans
CB Avonte Maddox OLB Harold Landry
DE Josh Sweat S Dane Cruikshank
T Matt Pryor QB Luke Falk
T Jordan Mailata
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Titans
WR Mike Wallace CB Malcom Butler
WR Markus Wheaton RB Dion Lewis
DT Haloti Ngata NT Bennie Logan
P Cameron Johnston WR Michael Campanaro
DT Bruce Hector OG Kevin Pamphile
LB DJ Alexander WR Nick Williams
WR Jordan Matthews S Kendrick Lewis
QB Blaine Gabbert
LB Will Compton
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Titans
DE Vinny Curry RB Demarco Murray
WR Torrey Smith LB Avery Williamson
RB Kenjon Barner QB Matt Cassel
RB LaGarrett Blount NT Sylvester Williams
LB RB Mychal Kendricks WR Eric Decker
CB Patrick Robinson WR Harry Douglas
TE Trey Burton C Brian Schwenke
DT Beau Allen CB Curtis Riley
P Donnie Jones
WR Marcus Johnson
TE Brent Celek
Milestones
QB Carson Wentz (7333) needs 165 yards to move up to 10th on the all-time Eagles Passing Yards list passing Norm Van Brocklin and 409 yards to move up to 9th all-time passing Nick Foles.
QB Carson Wentz (50) needs 2 TDs to move up to a tie for 11th on the all-time Eagles Passing TDs list with Nick Foles.
TE Zach Ertz (3879) needs 121 receiving yards for 4000 career receiving yards.
TE Zach Ertz (21) needs 2 TDs to move up to 17th on the Eagles all-time receiving list all-time tying TE Chad Lewis
RB Darren Sproles needs 458 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
DE Brandon Graham (38.5 – 7th) needs 1 sacks to move up to a tie for 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DT Andy Harmon.
DE Fletcher Cox (34 - 10th) needs .5 sacks to move into a tie for 8th all-time on the Eagles sack list with LB Seth Joyner.
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
LB Wesley Woodyard needs .5 sacks to move into a tie for 22nd on the Titans all-time Sacks list tying DT Gary Walkers.
QB Marcus Mariota needs 321 yards for 10000 career passing yards.
QB Marcus Mariota needs 21 yards for 1000 career rushing yards.
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Matchups to Watch
Eagles Passing Offense vs. Titans Pass Defense
A lot has been amiss with the Eagles offense so far this season due to injuries carrying over into this year in addition to the new injuries mounting for the team. Sunday will be Wentz's second start of the season since he returned from ACL and LCL surgery and will look to build on a solid but imperfect Colts performance. It shouldn't take long for Wentz to return to MVP form considering his pedigree and how good the offensive coaching staff is. However, the Eagles still have a lot of banged up weapons on offense that are limiting the offensive performance. Alshon Jeffery has been cleared for contact but his status for Sunday isn't totally clear (as of this post). Agholor looks to be taking another step up in his young career. But those are the only two Eagles receivers that are healthy with any semblance of ability right now. Zach Ertz is still a top 3 NFL TE and Dallas Goedert has a lot of promise to develop into a top flight TE in his own right, but the lack of weapons outside at the moment has put a vice grip on the offense. Due to injury, the Eagles receiving core has looked like the 2016 version rather than the 2017 version on this young season. Alshon Jeffery's return will be a big boost to a struggling offense. The Titans enter this game with a young and ascending defense that has been well-coached so far in this young season. Kevin Byard is an elite, ball-hawking safety that Wentz will need to be mindful of. Adoree Jackson is an athletic and ascending corner. They even have Malcolm Butler, whose presence alone would have changed Super Bowl 52 history if you believe the delusion from Pats fans. Dean Pees (his pants) and Vrabel bring an aggressive and physical defensive front that brings a lot of fun and exotic blitzes that look similar to the Jim Johnson Eagles defenses. Twists and stunts are difficult for any offensive line to deal with - even an elite one like the Eagles. The offensive line will need to keep Wentz clean; Wentz will also need to find his open receivers quicker than he did last week and take the safer throws to move the sticks. Jurrell Casey is a great defensive tackle similar to Cox and Harold Landry has been a welcomed addition on the EDGE. The Titans have struggled with the run so far on the early season but Eagles will need to improve through the air in order to keep the pressure off their own defense and force a struggling Titans offense into doing more than shooting blanks.
Eagles Defensive Line vs. Titans Offensive Line
As previously mentioned and as the stats show the Titans offense has been struggling mightily to start the season. There are a lot of reasons for it: scheme change, injuries, tough matchups, etc. Their offensive line is set to return RT Jack Conklin this week to go along with LT Taylor Lewan, who returned from injury himself last week. Together they are as good a pair of tackles that you'll find in the NFL. They'll need both to deal with the numerous pass rushers the Eagles have on the roster. Where the Titans have really struggled on the early part of the season is along the interior of the offensive line that was pretty solid the previous couple of seasons. That should be music to Fletcher Cox's ears since he has been playing at a DPOY pace to start the season. It's hard to get a read on what the Titans offense will ultimately look like given the tumultuous start to the season, but it has been a struggle and their interior OL hasn't stepped up. Mariota has been dealing with yet another injury and how healthy he is right now isn't completely known. The Titans have had to rely on their ineffective run game a lot on the early season and if they have to again it plays into the Eagles favor. They've lacked a lot of explosive plays on the early season similar to the Eagles which presents the defense with an opportunity to control the game. The Eagles home/road splits on defense (especially against the pass) aren't encouraging for this contest but the overall match up is. If the defensive line can continue to bring the heat on a dinged up Mariota, it could go a long way to winning this game.
Eagles Pass Defense vs Titans Pass Offense
This key battle aligns with the previous one. The Titans pass offense has been a complete dumpster fire this season for many reasons. Truthfully, this battle should be called "Marcus Mariota vs Success" but I still believe in the Hawaiian. With the release of Rishard Matthews, the Titans receiving group is thin on proven talent and has been underachieving quite a bit so far. Corey Davis was the highly touted rookie last year and has flashed in spurts. His inconsistencies have stemmed from injuries and an ineffective offense overall. He's still a very talented player and we have seen the Eagles secondary stink out loud against lesser receivers than Davis - especially on the road. Taywan Taylor is another young receiver that has struggled to see the field for the Titans. Tajae Sharp is only capable of beating non-players. Unfortunately for the Titans, Delanie Walker is done for the season and really puts a huge dent in the Titans plans. Hicks and Bradham back and healthy for the Eagles is a huge boost for the pass defense considering the lack of proven options for the Titans at TE. One area they could look to exploit the Eagles is the use of Dion Lewis in the passing game. Hicks and Bradham are one of the best LB groupings in the NFL and are excellent in coverage; but the Eagles do occasionally struggle with running backs in the passing game. We haven't really seen Lewis used in this fashion this year but the Titans have basically had a one-armed Mariota and Glaine Babbert at QB. The Titans should also try to attack the middle of the field with the recent news that safety Rodney McLeod will miss the rest of the season. The Eagles have a solid option in Corey Graham to replace him but McLeod is a big loss as he is a big upgrade to Graham and prevents the Eagles from using one of their popular coverage packages. The lack of proven options in the passing game and the rash of injuries to the Titans offense should play into the Eagles favor, especially against the pass. Mariota has struggled on the season but can still turn it around at any moment. Depending on Mariota's status, they should really look to lean on him more through the air at least on early downs. Their success rate on first down runs has been poor and they run too much overall. A lot of that has probably been out of necessity but they need to adapt in order to boost their current putrid output. While the Eagles defense is very talented and well-coached, they have been known to bite the cheese and give up big plays. The Eagles need to pounce on this unit while they are still struggling as a lot of its own offense works its way back from injury. Pressure and hit Mariota. Do not give up the big play.
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2018.09.05 16:45 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 1 - Atlanta Falcons (0-0) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-0)

Atlanta Falcons (0-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-0)
The Eagles open their first season as defending Super Bowl Champion against a team they faced on the road to their Super Bowl win. The Falcons gave the Eagles one of their toughest tests and took them down to the wire in the Eagles 15-10 win. The Eagles will once again be turning to their backup QB Nick Foles to lead them to victory as Carson Wentz continues to rehab his injured knee. Foles will look to find some of the magic that made him a Super Bowl MVP, a he struggled in his last game against the Falcons and has struggled throughout his preseason appearances this year. Foles will get some help as future Hall of Famer Jason Peters will return to watch his blindside and Swiss Army Knife Darren Sproles returns to do everything. The offense will still have a tough task, the Falcons have a fast defense that flies to the football and gets to the quarterback. On the other side of the football, the Eagles will also be shorthanded at LB where Nigel Bradham is serving his 1 game suspension for punching a cabana boy two years ago, however they do get Jordan Hicks back from a torn achilles that forced him to miss most of last season. The Eagles will also be swapping out some new faces for key contributors last including Michael Bennett for Vinny Curry, Sidney Jones for Patrick Robinson and Haloti Ngata for Beau Allen. The defense will be up to a tough task facing one of the best QBs in the league in Matt Ryan who has a plethora of weapons at his disposal including one of, if not the best receiving corps that includes Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and rookie first round pick Calvin Ridley. Even if the Eagles are put to the challenge of shutting down a dangerous Falcons passing attack, they will also need to deal with the 1 - 2 punch of Devonta Freemen and Tevin Coleman. NFL fans should be in for a treat because this has all the makings of a tough fought slugfest on both sides of the ball to kick off the season with Thursday Night Football.
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Date
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Game Time Game Location
8:20 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
7:20 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
6:20 PM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
5:20 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 82°F
Feels Like: 87°F
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy. Humid throughout the day and partly cloudy in the morning.
Chance of Precipitation: 7%
Cloud Coverage: 66%
Wind: Southwest 3 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -2.5
OveUnder: 45.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-0, Atlanta 0-0
Where to Watch on TV
NBC will broadcast Saturday’s game. Al Michaels will handle the play-by-play duties and Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines.
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (42nd season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Atlanta Radio
Falcons Radio Network Wes Durham will handle the play-by-play duties and Dave Archer will provide analysis.
National Radio
Westwood OneKevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Boomer Esiason (analyst) will call the game broadcast. Ross Tucker will report from the sidelines.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Falcons Channel National Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83(Internet 825) SIRI 81(Internet 801) SIRI 88 (Internet 88)
XM Radio XM 225 (Internet 825) XM 226 (Internet 801) XM 88 (Internet 88)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 225 (Internet 825) SXM 226 (Internet 801) SXM 88 (Internet 88)
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Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Atlanta Falcons (19-14-1). 16-13-1 regular season, 3-1 postseason
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 18th, 1966 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 23 – Atlanta Falcons 10
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Atlanta Falcons (727-602)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 2-0 against the Falcons
Dan Quinn: 0-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Dan Quinn: Pederson leads 2-0
Quarterback Record
Nick Foles: Against Falcons: 1-0
Matt Ryan: Against Eagles: 3-5
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Nick Foles vs Matt Ryan: Nick Foles leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Falcons 6-1
Record @ Mercedes Benz: N/A
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 1 - Falcons No. 8
2017 Record
Eagles: 13-3
Falcons: 11-6
Last Meeting and Last at Site
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Eagles 15 - Falcons 10
In a sloppy defensive slugfest, Nick Foles and the Eagles offense did just enough and the Eagles defense held off thee straight shots to Julio Jones in the endzone to seal the win in the divisional round.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
01/13/18 Eagles Falcons 15-10
11/13/16 Eagles Falcons 24-15
09/14/15 Falcons Eagles 26-24
10/28/12 Falcons Eagles 30-17
09/18/11 Falcons Eagles 35-31
10/17/10 Eagles Falcons 31-17
12/06/09 Eagles Falcons 34-7
10/26/08 Eagles Falcons 27-14
12/31/06 Eagles Falcons 24-17
09/12/05 Falcons Eagles 14-10
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Falcons Falcons
2018 Weekly Matchup
Week 1 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 1 - "Expert" Picks
2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Falcons Season Stats
2017 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 57 101 56.4 537 5 2 79.5
Wentz (IR) 265 440 60.2% 3296 33 7 101.9
Ryan 342 529 64.7% 4095 20 12 91.4
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ajayi 70 408 58.3 5.8 1
Freeman 196 865 61.8 4.4 7
Coleman 156 628 41.9 4.0 7
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 74 824 58.9 11.1 8
Jones 88 1444 90.3 16.4 3
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 9.5 38
McKinley 6.0 39
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 88 61 27 1.0
Jones 138 91 47 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Mills/McLeod/Darby 3 19
Jones 3 8
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Bosher 53 2379 62 44.9 40.8 19 2 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 31 26 83.9% 61 39/42
Bryant 39 34 87.2% 57 35/35
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Smallwood 4 94 23.3 28 0
Roberts 38 860 22.6 61 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 10 10 10 10 0 5
Roberts 27 201 7.4 27 0 21
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Total Offense 365.8 7th 364.8 8th
Rush Offense 132.2 3rd 115.4 13th
Pass Offense 233.6 13th 249.4 8th
Points Per Game 28.6 3rd 22.1 15th
3rd-Down Offense 42% 8th 45% 1st
4th-Down Offense 65% 3rd 31% 27th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 65.5 1st 50 23rd
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Total Defense 306.5 4th 318.4 9th
Rush Defense 79.2 1st 104.1 9th
Pass Defense 227.3 17th 214.3 12th
Points Per Game 18.4 4th 19.7 8th
3rd-Down Defense 32% 3rd 38% 16th
4th-Down Defense 22% 1st 68% 29th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.3 20th 44.2 5th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Turnover Diff. +11 4th -2 19th
Penalty Per Game 7.2 T-25th 6.2 11th
Penalty Yards Per Game 60.1 22nd 57.0 15th
Connections
Falcons QBs Matt Ryan (William Penn Charter) and Matt Schaub (West Chester East) attended high school in the Philadelphia area.
Falcons' Special Teams Coord. Keith Armstrong played for Temple University in Philadelphia from 1983-86.
Falcons passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson played cornerback for the Eagles during the 1995 season.
Eagles DL coach Chris Wilson held the same title with the University of Georgia in 2013.
The two TEs in Sunday’s game played collegiately at Stanford: Eagles TE Zach Ertz (2010-12) and Falcons TEs Austin Hooper (2014-15)
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Falcons
OT Lane Johnson WR Julio Jones (Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) C Alex Mack (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) ST Derrick Coleman (1st Alt)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) QB Matt Ryan (2nd Alt)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Grady Jarrett (2nd Alt)
FS Malcom Jenkins CB Desmond Trufant (2nd Alt)
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt) RB Devonta Freeman (2nd Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (3rd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: John Hussey
Since 2016, Philadelphia has produced a 15-3 home record (including playoffs), which marks the best home winning percentage (.833) in the NFL in that span.
The Eagles have won 11 of their last 12 home games dating back to Week 16 of 2016. Philadelphia finished the 2017 season with a 9-1 record at Lincoln Financial Field.
In 2017, the Eagles outscored their opponents, 282-124 (+158), over 10 regular-season and postseason games at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia’s 229 points scored at home during the regular season marked the 4th-highest single-season mark in team history and the Eagles’ most since the 2014 campaign (franchise-record 261).
Philadelphia is aiming to win its third consecutive season opener (9/11/16: W, 29-10 vs. Cle.; 9/10/17: W, 30-17 at Was.), which would tie for the 3rd- longest streak in franchise history (1st: 6 from 1942-47; 2nd: 4 from 2011-14).
Doug Pederson can become just the fourth head coach in Eagles history to win three straight opening day games, joining Rich Kotite(3, 1991-93), Dick Vermeil (3, 1979-81) and Greasy Neale (6, 1942-47).
Philadelphia has won each of its last two home openers (9/11/16: W, 29-10 vs. Cle.; 9/24/17: W, 27-24 vs. NYG) and can tie for the 2nd-longest streak in team history with a win on Thursday night (1st: 5 from 1945-49). Pederson can join Joe Kuharich (4, 1964-67) as the only Eagles head coaches to win their first three home openers with the team.
Doug Pederson became the eighth head coach in NFL history to win the Super Bowl in their first two seasons as a head coach (first since Mike Tomlin in 2008).
Pederson also became the seventh head coach in NFL history to win the Super Bowl in his first playoff run as a head coach (first since Brian Billick in 2000).
Pederson became just the fourth head coach in NFL history to win the Super Bowl following a sub-.500 record the previous season, joining Bill Belichick (2001 Patriots), Dick Vermeil (1999 Rams) and Bill Walsh (1981 49ers).
Draft Picks
Eagles Falcons
TE Dallas Goedert WR Calvin Ridley
CB Avonte Maddox CB Isaiah Oliver
DE Josh Sweat DT Deadrin Senat
T Matt Pryor RB Ito Smith
T Jordan Mailata WR Russell Gage
S Foyesade Oluokun
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Falcons
WR Mike Wallace DT Terrell McClain
WR Markus Wheaton G Bradon Fusco
DT Haloti Ngata TE Logan Paulsen
P Cameron Johnston CB Justin Bethel
DT Bruce Hector LB Richard Jarvis
LB DJ Alexander S Jordan Richards
DT LaRoy Reynolds
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Falcons
DE Vinny Curry DT Dontari Poe
WR Torrey Smith WR Taylor Gabriel
RB Kenjon Barner DE Adrian Clayborn
RB LaGarrett Blount TE Levine Toilolo
LB Mychal Kendricks
CB Patrick Robinson
TE Trey Burton
DT Beau Allen
P Donnie Jones
WR Marcus Johnson
TE Brent Celek
Milestones
QB Nick Foles (7290) needs 208 yards to move up to 9th all-time on the all-time Eagles Passing Yards list passing Norm Van Brocklin
QB Nick Foles (51) needs 4 TDs to move up to a tie for 9th all-time on the all-time Eagles Passing TDs list with Norm Van Brocklin and Adrian Burk
TE Zach Ertz (3664) needs 127 yards to move up to 13th on the Eagles all-time receiving list all-time passing RB Brian Westbrook
DE Brandon Graham (38.5 – 7th) needs 1 sacks to move up to a tie for 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DT Andy Harmon.
DE Fletcher Cox (34 - 10th) needs 1.5 sacks to move into a tie for 9th all-time on the Eagles sack list with DE William Fuller.
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
DE Vic Beasley (17.0 -19th) needs 1.5 sacks to move up to a tie for 17th on the Falcons all-time sack list passing LB Keith Brooking and tying DE Jumpy Geathers.
RB Tevin Coleman (1540 - 19th) needs 73 yards to move up to 18th on the Falcons all-time rushing list passing RB Junior Coffey.
Matchups to Watch
Nick Foles vs Falcons Pass Defense
All eyes should be on the Eagles Week 1 starter for the opener. Coming off an excellent playoff run culminating in a Super Bowl MVP award, Nick Foles takes the helm as Carson Wentz continues his rehab. What Foles has shown in his career are incredible highs and incredible lows; this includes a relatively shaky preseason where Doug Pederson went the disappointed father route when discussing Foles poor play against the Browns a couple of weeks ago. It's important not to take too much away from the preseason since the coaching staff isn't game-planning extensively like they will for this matchup while also missing several offensive starters. Entering week 1 the Eagles will still be down one starter in Alshon Jeffery and another offensive contributor in Mack Hollins. Even with the benefit of preparation, the Falcons are one of the best teams in the NFL and tend to suffocate opponents against the pass. The Seattle-style defense is flush with high-end athletes that prevent a lot of big plays. Doug Pederson is 2-0 vs the Falcons as the Eagles Head Coach and in those 2 games the Eagles have 0 passing TDs. Foles was pretty decent against the Falcons in the playoffs and I think needs to be more consistently good in this one to keep the offense on schedule. This will be a a difficult task without Jeffery and some new pieces to work into the offense. Even with the capable backs the Eagles possess, they only averaged 3 yards per carry against the Falcons in the playoffs on 32 carries. In order for the offenses to be more efficient the passing game needs be good early and often. They cannot afford to put themselves in situations where they have to chase the Falcons through the air.
Eagles Secondary vs. Falcons Passing Attack
The Falcons have a plethora of weapons to contend with on the offensive side of the ball that can make life difficult for the Eagles defense. Everyone knows Julio Jones is a monster and has shredded the Eagles secondary in his last 3 games against Philly. Julio probably should perform this way; he is an elite talent and the Eagles haven't had a strong secondary. What has helped the Eagles in the last two outings against the Falcons is limiting the damage done by the supporting cast. Sanu is a good number 2 receiver and a reliable passing option to keep the offense on schedule. The addition of first round rookie Calvin Ridley can also help the offense be more explosive than it was in 2017. There will be an adjustment for Ridley to the pro game but he is already a very good route runner with good speed that is an upgrade over what they had previously. Austin Hooper is a reliable, if unexciting tight end option as well and helps make the offense efficient much like Sanu. Lastly, Freeman and Coleman are one of the best RB pairings in football and also excellent in the passing game. While it'll be important for the Eagles stingy run defense to continue to control the line of scrimmage, the Falcons offense has a number of very good weapons for Matt Ryan to use in the passing game. It'll be up to the Eagles young and ascending secondary to take a step forward early in the season. The Eagles also need Jordan Hicks to return to form in a hurry as Nigel Bradham serves his one game suspension.
Eagles Offensive & Defensive Line vs Falcons Offensive & Defensive Line
The battles that will have the greatest influence on the game, especially for the Eagles, is along the trenches. The Eagles enter the season with their OL 100% healthy as Peters makes his return to left tackle. One thing the Eagles haven't had in their 2 matchups against the Falcons under Doug Pederson is OL continuity. Lane Johnson was suspended for the 2016 meeting and Jason Peters was on injured reserve for the playoff match up. The addition of Peters back into the line up is big for the Eagles as they are incorporating some new pieces into the offense while missing Jeffery. The Falcons have a young, fast, and aggressive DL that can cause problems for opposing offenses. Even without Peters, the Eagles finished as PFFs best offensive line in 2017 and will look to maintain their status as one of the best units in the league. Both tackles are more than capable of erasing the EDGE defenders the Falcons have to go along with an All-Pro caliber Guard in Brandon Brooks and All-Pro Center Jason Kelce. While Wisniewski doesn't share in the same accolades as his other linemen, he is a very reliable LG in his own right. Controlling the line of scrimmage and keeping Foles clean will make a big difference for the Eagles in this contest. On the flip-side, the Eagles moved on from Vinny Curry and Beau Allen this offseason but upgraded both spots with veterans Michael Bennett and Haloti Ngata. Both players serve as strong run defenders with greater potential as pass rushers than their predecessors. Chris Long, Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, and Derek Barnett all return to form the deepest and most disruptive defensive line in football. While the Falcons possess quality tackles, the amount of bodies the Eagles can throw at opposing offensive lines can be game changing. Alex Mack is an All-Pro Center but is surrounded by some question marks at guard. While the Eagles certainly lack some proven depth along the interior defensive line in the absence of Timmy Jernigan, there are still plenty of high quality rushers for the Falcons to contend with. Without Nigel Bradham and Jordan Hicks returning from IR, the defensive line needs to establish dominance for the Eagles to control this game.
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1965–1970: Early career Influenced by early-rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues artists, including groups such as The Beatles, The Drifters and The Four Seasons, he favored tightly-structured pop melodies and down-to-earth, unpretentious songwriting.[20]
After seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, Joel decided to pursue a career in music. In an interview he said of the group's impact, "That one performance changed my life … Up to that moment I'd never considered playing rock as a career. And when I saw four guys who didn't look like they'd come out of the Hollywood star mill, who played their own songs and instruments, and especially because you could see this look in John Lennon's face – and he looked like he was always saying: 'F--- you!' – I said: 'I know these guys, I can relate to these guys, I am these guys.' This is what I'm going to do – play in a rock band'."[21]
Joel joined the Echoes,[22] a group that specialized in British Invasion covers. The Echoes began recording in 1965. Joel (then 16) also played piano on several records released through Kama Sutra Productions and on recordings produced by Shadow Morton. Joel played on a demo version of "Leader of the Pack", which would become a major hit for the Shangri-Las.[23] Joel states that in 1964 he played on a recording of the Shangri-Las' "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" but he is unaware of whether he played on the demo or master version;[24] The released single included a co-producer credit for Artie Ripp,[25] who later was the first to sign and produce Joel as a solo artist after Michael Lang, who had given Joel a monetary advance, passed Joel along to Ripp to focus his attentions elsewhere instead.[26]
In late 1965, the Echoes changed their name to the Emeralds and then to the Lost Souls. Joel left the band in 1967 to join the Hassles, a Long Island group that had signed with United Artists Records.[27] Over the next year and a half they released four singles and two albums (The Hassles and Hour of the Wolf). All were commercial failures. Joel and drummer Jon Small left the Hassles in 1969 to form the duo Attila, releasing an eponymous debut album in July 1970. The duo disbanded the following October when Joel began an affair with Small's wife, Elizabeth, whom Joel eventually married.[28]
1970–1974: Cold Spring Harbor and Piano Man Joel signed a contract with the record company Family Productions (owned by Artie Ripp but backed by Gulf + Western[29]), with which he recorded his first solo album, Cold Spring Harbor (a reference to Cold Spring Harbor, New York, a town on Long Island). Ripp states that he spent $450,000 developing Joel;[29] nevertheless, the album was mastered at the wrong speed and as a result, the album was a technical and commercial disappointment.[30]
The popular songs "She's Got a Way" and "Everybody Loves You Now" were originally released on this album, but went largely unnoticed until being released as live performances on Songs in the Attic (1981). Columbia released a remastered version of Cold Spring Harbor in 1983.
Joel began his Cold Spring Harbor tour in the fall of 1971, touring with his band (Rhys Clark on drums, Al Hertzberg on guitar, and Larry Russell on bass guitar) throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, opening for groups such as the J. Geils Band, The Beach Boys, Badfinger, and Taj Mahal. Joel's performance at the Puerto Rican Mar Y Sol Pop Festival was especially well-received; and although recorded, Joel refused to have it published on the Mar Y Sol compilation album Mar Y Sol: The First International Puerto Rico Pop Festival. Nevertheless, interest in his music grew.[31]
During the spring of 1972, the Philadelphia radio station WMMR-FM began playing a concert recording of "Captain Jack", which became an underground hit on the East Coast. Herb Gordon, a Columbia Records executive, heard Joel's music and introduced him to the company. Joel signed a recording contract with Columbia in 1972 and moved to Los Angeles; he lived there for the next three years.[1][32] For six months he worked at The Executive Room piano bar on Wilshire Boulevard as "Bill Martin". During that time, he composed his signature hit "Piano Man" about the bar's patrons.[33]
Despite Joel's new contract, he was still legally bound to Family Productions. Artie Ripp sold Joel's first contract to Columbia. Walter Yetnikoff, the president of CBS/Columbia Records at the time, bought back the rights to Joel's songs in the late 1970s, giving the rights to Joel as a birthday gift.[34][35] Yetnikoff notes in the documentary film The Last Play at Shea that he had to threaten Ripp to close the deal.
Joel's first album with Columbia was Piano Man, released in 1973. Despite modest sales, Piano Man's title track became his signature song, ending nearly every concert. That year Joel's touring band changed. Guitarist Al Hertzberg was replaced by Don Evans, and bassist Larry Russell by Patrick McDonald, himself replaced in late 1974 by Doug Stegmeyer, who would stay with Joel until 1989. Rhys Clark returned as drummer and Tom Whitehorse as banjoist and pedal steel player; Johnny Almond joined as saxophonist and keyboardist. The band toured the US and Canada extensively, appearing on popular music shows. Joel's songwriting began attracting more attention; in 1974 Helen Reddy recorded "You're My Home" (Piano Man).
1974–1977: Streetlife Serenade and Turnstiles In 1974, Joel recorded his second Columbia album in Los Angeles, Streetlife Serenade. His manager at the time was Jon Troy, an old friend from the New York neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant; Troy would soon be replaced by Joel's wife Elizabeth.[36] Streetlife Serenade contains references to suburbia and the inner city. It is perhaps best known for "The Entertainer", a No. 34 hit in the US. Upset that "Piano Man" had been significantly cut for radio play, Joel wrote "The Entertainer" as a sarcastic response: "If you're gonna have a hit, you gotta make it fit, so they cut it down to 3:05." Although Streetlife Serenade is often considered[by whom?] one of Joel's weaker albums (Joel dislikes it himself), it contains the notable songs "Los Angelenos" and "Root Beer Rag", an instrumental that was a staple of his live set in the 1970s.
In late 1975, Joel played piano and organ on several tracks on Bo Diddley's The 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll all-star album.
Disenchanted with Los Angeles, Joel returned to New York City in 1975 and recorded Turnstiles, the first album he recorded with the group of hand-picked musicians who became the Billy Joel Band. Produced by James William Guercio (then Chicago's producer), Turnstiles was first recorded at Caribou Ranch with members of Elton John's band. Dissatisfied with the result, Joel re-recorded the songs and produced the album himself.
"Say Goodbye to Hollywood" was a minor hit; Ronnie Spector recorded a cover as did Nigel Olsson, then drummer with Elton John. In a 2008 radio interview, Joel said that he no longer performs the song because singing it in its high original key "shreds" his vocal cords; however, he did finally play it live for the first time since 1982 when he sang it at the Hollywood Bowl in May 2014. Though never released as a single, "New York State of Mind" became one of Joel's best-known songs; Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett have each recorded covers (Bennett's a duet with Joel on Playing with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues). Other notable songs from the album include "Summer, Highland Falls", "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)", "Say Goodbye to Hollywood", (a live version of which became a Top 40 hit), and "Prelude/Angry Young Man", a concert mainstay.
1977–1979: The Stranger and 52nd Street Columbia Records introduced Joel to Phil Ramone, who would produce all of Joel's studio albums from The Stranger (1977) to The Bridge (1986). The Stranger was an enormous commercial success, yielding four Top-25 hits on the Billboard charts: "Just the Way You Are" (#3), "Movin' Out" (#17), "Only the Good Die Young" (#24), and "She's Always a Woman" (#17). Joel's first Top Ten album, The Stranger was certified multi-platinum and reached number two on the charts, outselling Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water,[37] Columbia's previous best-selling album. The Stranger also featured "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", an album-oriented rock classic, which has become one of his best-known songs.
The Stranger song "Just the Way You Are" — written for Joel's first wife, Elizabeth Weber[38] — was inspired by a dream[39] and won Grammy awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[40] On tour in Paris, Joel learned the news late at night in his hotel room.[22] Rolling Stone ranked The Stranger the 70th greatest album of all time.[41]
Expectations were high for Joel's next album, 52nd Street, which he released in 1978, naming it after Manhattan's famous 52nd Street, which, at the time of its release, served as the world headquarters of CBS/ Columbia. The album sold over seven million copies, propelled to number one on the charts by the following hits: "My Life" (#3); followed successes from the album were "Big Shot" (#14), and "Honesty" (#24). A cover of "My Life" (sung by Gary Bennett) became the theme song for a new television sitcom, Bosom Buddies, which featured actor Tom Hanks in one of his earliest roles. 52nd Street won Grammy awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and Album of the Year.
In 1979, Joel also traveled to Havana, Cuba, to participate in the historic Havana Jam festival that took place between March 2–4, alongside Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Stills, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Billy Swan, Bonnie Bramlett, Mike Finnegan, Weather Report, and an array of Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragón.[42] His performance is captured in Ernesto Juan Castellanos's documentary Havana Jam '79.
1979–1983: Glass Houses and The Nylon Curtain The success of his piano-driven ballads like "Just the Way You Are", "She's Always a Woman", and "Honesty" led some critics to label Joel a "balladeer" and "soft rocker". Joel thought these labels were unfair and insulting, and with Glass Houses, he tried to record an album that proved that he could rock harder than his critics gave him credit for, occasionally imitating and referring to the style of new wave rock music that was starting to become popular at the time. On the front cover of the album, Joel is pictured in a leather jacket, about to throw a rock at a glass house (referring to the adage that "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones").
Glass Houses spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart and yielded such hits as "You May Be Right" (used as the theme song, covered by Southside Johnny, for the CBS mid-1990s sitcom Dave's World) (#7, May 1980), "Don't Ask Me Why" (#19, September 1980), "Sometimes a Fantasy" (#36, November 1980) and "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me", which became Joel's first Billboard number-one single (for two weeks) in July 1980. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" spent 11 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and was the 7th biggest hit of 1980 according to American Top 40.
Glass Houses won the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male. It would also win the American Music Award for Favorite Album, Pop/Rock category. The album's closing song, "Through The Long Night" (B-side of the "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me" single), was a lullaby that featured Joel harmonizing with himself in a song he says was inspired by The Beatles' "Yes It Is".[31] In a recorded Masterclass at the University of Pennsylvania, Joel later recollected that he had written to the Beatles asking them how to get started in the music industry. In response, he received a pamphlet about Beatles merchandise. This later led to the idea of Joel conducting Q&A sessions around the world answering questions that people had about the music industry.[43]
His next release, Songs in the Attic, was composed of live performances of less well-known songs from the beginning of his career. It was recorded during larger US arenas and intimate night club shows in June and July 1980. This release introduced many fans, who discovered Joel when The Stranger became a smash in 1977, to many of his earlier compositions. The album reached No. 8 on the Billboard chart and produced two hit singles: "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (#17), and "She's Got a Way" (#23). It sold over 3 million copies. Though not as successful as some of his previous albums, the album was still considered a success by Joel.[31]
The next wave of Joel's career commenced with the recording of his next studio album, The Nylon Curtain. With The Nylon Curtain, Joel became more ambitious with his songwriting, trying his hand at writing topical songs like "Allentown" and "Goodnight Saigon". Joel has stated that he wanted the album to communicate his feelings about the American Dream and how changes in American politics during the Reagan years meant that "all of a sudden you weren't going to be able to inherit [the kind of life] your old man had."[44] He also tried to be more ambitious in his use of the recording studio. Joel said that he wanted to "create a sonic masterpiece" on The Nylon Curtain. So he spent more time in the studio, crafting the sound of the album, than he had on any previous album.[44] Production of The Nylon Curtain began in the fall of 1981. However, production was temporarily delayed when Joel was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on Long Island on April 15, 1982, severely injuring his hands. Still, Joel quickly recovered from his injuries, and the album only ended up being delayed by a few months.[45]
In 1982, he embarked on a brief tour in support of the album. From one of the final shows of the tour, Joel made his first video special, Live from Long Island, which was recorded at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on December 30, 1982. It was originally broadcast on HBO in 1983 before it became available on VHS.
The Nylon Curtain went to No. 7 on the charts, partially due to heavy airplay on MTV for the videos to the singles "Allentown" and "Pressure". "Allentown" spent six weeks at a peak position of No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of the most-played radio songs of 1982, pushing it into 1983's year-end Top 70, and making it the most successful song from The Nylon Curtain album, besting "Pressure" which peaked at No. 20 (where it resided for three weeks) and "Goodnight Saigon" which reached No. 56 on U.S. charts.[46]
1983–1988: An Innocent Man and The Bridge Joel's next album moved away from the serious themes of The Nylon Curtain and struck a much lighter tone. The album An Innocent Man was Joel's tribute to R&B and doo wop music of the 1950s and 1960s and resulted in Joel's second Billboard number-one hit, "Tell Her About It", which was the first single off the album in the summer of 1983. The album itself reached No. 4 on the charts and No. 2 in UK. It also boasted six top-30 singles, the most of any album in Joel's catalog. The album was well received by critics, with Stephen Thomas Erlewine, senior editor for AllMusic, describing Joel as being "in top form as a craftsman throughout the record, effortlessly spinning out infectious, memorable melodies in a variety of styles."[47]
At the time that the album was released, WCBS-FM began playing "Uptown Girl" both in regular rotation and on the Doo Wop Live.[48][49] The song became a worldwide hit upon its release. The music video of the song, originally written about then girlfriend Elle MacPherson, featured future wife Christie Brinkley as a high society girl, whose car pulls into the gas station where Joel's character is working. At the end of the video, Joel's "grease monkey" character drives off with his "uptown girl" on the back of a motorcycle. When Brinkley went to visit Joel after being asked to star in the video, the first thing Joel said to her upon opening his door was "I don't dance". Brinkley had to walk him through the basic steps he does in the video. Their work together on this video shoot sparked a relationship between the two which would later lead to their marriage in 1985.[50]
In December, the title song, "An Innocent Man", was released as a single and it peaked at No. 10 in the U.S. and No. 8 in the UK, early in 1984. That March, "The Longest Time" was released as a single, peaking at No. 14 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. That summer, "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" was released and it hit No. 27 while "Keeping the Faith" peaked at No. 18 in January 1985. In the video for "Keeping the Faith", Christie Brinkley also plays the "redhead girl in a Chevrolet". An Innocent Man was also nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy, but lost to Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Joel participated in the USA For Africa We Are The World project in 1985, capping off a series of successful singles.
Following the success of An Innocent Man, Joel was asked about releasing an album of his most successful singles. This was not the first time this topic had come up, but Joel had initially considered "Greatest Hits" albums as marking the end of one's career. This time he agreed, and Greatest Hits Vol. 1 and 2 was released as a four-sided album and two-CD set, with the songs in the order in which they were released. The new songs "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" and "The Night Is Still Young" were recorded and released as singles to support the album; both reached the top 40, peaking at No. 9 and No. 34, respectively. Greatest Hits was highly successful and it has since been certified double diamond by the RIAA, with over 11.5 million copies (23 million units) sold. It is one of the best-selling albums in American music history, according to the RIAA.
Coinciding with the Greatest Hits album release, Joel released a two-volume Video Album that was a compilation of the promotional videos he had recorded from 1977 to the present time. Along with videos for the new singles off the Greatest Hits album, Joel also recorded a video for his first hit, "Piano Man", for this project.
Though it broke into the top ten, Joel's next album, The Bridge (1986), did not achieve the level of success of his previous albums, but it yielded the hits "A Matter of Trust" and "Modern Woman" from the film Ruthless People, a dark comedy from the directors of Airplane! (both #10). In a departure from his "piano man" persona, Joel is shown in the video playing a Gibson Les Paul. The ballad "This is the Time" also charted, peaking at No. 18.
On November 18, 1986, an extended version of the song "Big Man on Mulberry Street" was used on a Season 3 episode of Moonlighting. The episode itself was also titled "Big Man on Mulberry Street".
The Bridge was Joel's last album to carry the Family Productions logo, after which he severed his ties with Artie Ripp. Joel has also stated in many interviews, most recently in a 2008 interview in Performing Songwriter magazine, that he does not think The Bridge is a good album.
In October 1986, Joel and his handlers started planning a trip to the Soviet Union. He became one of the first American rock acts to play there since the Berlin Wall went up, a fact not lost on history buff Joel.[51] There were live performances at indoor arenas in Moscow, Leningrad and Tbilisi. Joel, his family (including young daughter Alexa), and his full touring band made the trip in August 1987. The entourage was filmed for television and video to offset the cost of the trip, and the concerts were simulcast on radio around the world. Joel's Russian tour was the first live rock radio broadcast in Soviet history.[52]
Most of that audience took a long while to warm up to Joel's energetic show, something that had never happened in other countries he had performed in. According to Joel, each time the fans were hit with the bright lights, anybody who seemed to be enjoying themselves froze. In addition, people who were "overreacting" were removed by security.[53] It was during this concert that Joel, enraged by the bright lights, flipped his electric piano and snapped a microphone stand while continuing to sing the current part of the set.[54] He later apologized for that incident.
The album КОНЦЕРТ (Russian for "Concert") was released in October 1987. Singer Pete Hewlett was brought in to hit the high notes on his most vocally challenging songs, like "An Innocent Man". Joel also did versions of The Beatles' classic "Back in the U.S.S.R." and Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin". It has been estimated that Joel lost more than $1 million of his own money on the trip and concerts, but he has said the goodwill he was shown there was well worth it.[31]
1988–1993: Storm Front and River of Dreams The recording of the album Storm Front, which commenced in 1988, coincided with major changes in Joel's career and inaugurated a period of serious upheaval in his business affairs. In August 1989, just before the album was released, Joel dismissed his manager (and former brother-in-law) Frank Weber after an audit revealed major discrepancies in Weber's accounting. Joel subsequently sued Weber for $90 million, claiming fraud and breach of fiduciary duty and in January 1990 he was awarded $2 million in a partial judgment against Weber; in April, the court dismissed a $30 million countersuit filed by Weber.[55]
The first single for the album, "We Didn't Start the Fire", was released in September 1989 and it became Joel's third and – to date – most-recent US number-one hit, spending two weeks at the top. Storm Front was released in October, and it eventually became Joel's first number-one album since Glass Houses, nine years earlier. Storm Front was Joel's first album since Turnstiles to be recorded without Phil Ramone as producer. For this album, he wanted a new sound, and worked with Mick Jones of Foreigner fame. Joel is also credited as one of the keyboard players on Jones' 1988 self-titled solo album, and is featured in the official video for Jones' single "Just Wanna Hold"; Joel can be seen playing the piano while his then-wife Christie Brinkley joins him and kisses him. Joel also revamped his backing band, dismissing everyone but drummer Liberty DeVitto, guitarist David Brown, and saxophone player Mark Rivera, and bringing in new faces, including multi-instrumentalist Crystal Taliefero.
Storm Front's second single, "I Go to Extremes" reached No. 6 in early 1990. The album was also notable for its song "Leningrad", written after Joel met a clown in the Soviet city of that name during his tour in 1987, and "The Downeaster Alexa", written to underscore the plight of fishermen on Long Island who are barely able to make ends meet. Another well-known single from the album is the ballad "And So It Goes" (#37 in late 1990). The song was originally written in 1983, around the time Joel was writing songs for An Innocent Man; but "And So It Goes" did not fit that album's retro theme, so it was held back until Storm Front. Joel said in a 1996 Masterclass session in Pittsburgh that Storm Front was a turbulent album and that "And So It Goes", as the last song on the album, portrayed the calm and tranquility that often follows a violent thunderstorm.
In the summer of 1992, Joel filed another $90 million lawsuit against his former lawyer Allen Grubman, alleging a wide range of offenses including fraud, breach of fiduciary responsibility, malpractice and breach of contract[56] but the case was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.[57]
In 1992, Joel inducted the R&B duo Sam & Dave into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. That year, Joel also started work on River of Dreams, finishing the album in early 1993. Its cover art was a colorful painting by Christie Brinkley that was a series of scenes from each of the songs on the album. The eponymous first single was the last top 10 hit Joel has penned to date, reaching No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and ranking at No. 21 on the 1993 year-end Hot 100 chart. In addition to the title track, the album includes the hits "All About Soul" (with Color Me Badd on backing vocals) and "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)", written for his daughter, Alexa. A radio remix version of "All About Soul" can be found on The Essential Billy Joel (2001), and a demo version appears on My Lives (2005).
The song "The Great Wall of China" was written about his ex-manager Frank Weber and was a regular in the setlist for Joel's 2006 tour. "2000 Years" was prominent in the millennium concert at Madison Square Garden, December 31, 1999, and "Famous Last Words" closed the book on Joel's pop songwriting for more than a decade.
1993–present: Touring Beginning in 1994, Joel toured extensively with Elton John on a series of "Face to Face" tours, making them the longest running and most successful concert tandem in pop music history.[58] During these shows, the two have played their own songs, each other's songs and performed duets. They grossed over US$46 million in just 24 dates in their sold out[59] 2003 tour. Joel and John resumed the Face to Face tour in March 2009[59] and it ended again, at least for the time being, in March 2010 in Albany, New York, at the Times Union Center. In February 2010, Joel denied rumors in the trade press that he canceled a summer 2010 leg of the tour, claiming there were never any dates booked and that he intended to take the year off.[60] Joel told Rolling Stone magazine: "We'll probably pick it up again. It's always fun playing with him."[61]
Joel performing in 2007 in Florida On August 25, 1994, Joel and second wife Christie Brinkley divorced, but they remained friends.
1997's "To Make You Feel My Love" and "Hey Girl" both charted from Joel's Greatest Hits Volume III album. Joel wrote and recorded the song "Shameless" that was later covered by Garth Brooks and reached No. 1 on Billboard's country charts. Joel performed with Brooks during his Central Park concert in 1997. To add onto his achievements Joel was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. Ray Charles made the induction speech and mentioned the duet Joel wrote for the two of them, "Baby Grand" (a track on Joel's album The Bridge released in 1986).
On December 31, 1999, Joel performed at New York's Madison Square Garden. At the time, Joel said that it would be his last tour and possibly his last concert. Two of his performances from that night, "We Didn't Start the Fire" and "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" were filmed and featured that night as part of ABC's special New Year's Y2K coverage. The concert (dubbed The Night of the 2000 Years) ran for close to four hours and was later released as 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert.
In 2001, Joel released Fantasies & Delusions, a collection of classical piano pieces. All were composed by Joel and performed by Hyung-ki Joo. Joel often uses bits of these songs as interludes in live performances, and some of them are part of the score for the hit show Movin' Out. The album topped the classical charts at No. 1. Joel performed "New York State of Mind" live on September 21, 2001, as part of the America: A Tribute to Heroes benefit concert, and on October 20, 2001, along with "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)", at the Concert for New York City in Madison Square Garden. That night, he also performed "Your Song" with Elton John.
In 2003, Joel inducted The Righteous Brothers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, noting that his song "Until the Night" from the album 52nd Street was a tribute to the duo.
In 2005, Columbia released a box set, My Lives, which is largely a compilation of demos, b-sides, live/alternate versions and even a few Top 40 hits. The compilation also includes the Umixit software, in which people can remix "Zanzibar" and a live version of "I Go to Extremes" with their PC. Also, a DVD of a show from the River of Dreams tour is included.
Billy Joel with his band performing in California On January 7, 2006, Joel began a tour across the U.S. Having not written, or at least released, any new songs in 13 years, he featured a sampling of songs from throughout his career, including major hits as well as obscure tunes like "Zanzibar" and "All for Leyna". His tour included an unprecedented 12 sold-out concerts over several months at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The singer's stint of 12 shows at Madison Square Garden broke a previous record set by New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, who played 10 sold-out shows at the same arena. The record earned Joel the first retired number (12) in the arena owned by a non-athlete. This honor has also been given to Joel at the Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) (formerly the Wachovia Center) in Philadelphia where a banner in the colors of the Philadelphia Flyers is hung honoring Joel's 46 Philadelphia sold-out shows. He also had a banner raised in his honor for being the highest grossing act in the history of the Times Union Center (formerly the Knickerbocker Arena and Pepsi Arena) in Albany, New York. This honor was given to him as part of the April 17, 2007, show he did there. On June 13, 2006, Columbia released 12 Gardens Live, a double album containing 32 live recordings from a collection of the 12 different shows at Madison Square Garden during Joel's 2006 tour.
Joel visited the United Kingdom and Ireland for the first time in many years as part of the European leg of his 2006 tour. On July 31, 2006, he performed a free concert in Rome, with the Colosseum as the backdrop.[62]
Joel toured South Africa, Australia, Japan, and Hawaii in late 2006, and subsequently toured the Southeastern U.S. in February and March 2007 before hitting the Midwest in the spring of 2007. On January 3 of that year, news was leaked to the New York Post that Billy had recorded a new song with lyrics—this being the first new song with lyrics he'd written in almost 14 years.[63] The song, titled "All My Life", was Joel's newest single (with second track "You're My Home", live from Madison Square Garden 2006 tour) and was released into stores on February 27, 2007.[64] On February 4, Joel sang the national anthem for Super Bowl XLI, becoming the first to sing the national anthem twice at a Super Bowl. and on April 17, 2007, Joel was honored in Albany, New York, for his ninth concert at the Times Union Center. He is now holding the highest box office attendance of any artist to play at the arena. A banner was raised in his honor marking this achievement.
On December 1, 2007, Joel premiered his new song "Christmas in Fallujah".[65] The song was performed by Cass Dillon, a new Long Island based musician, as Joel felt it should be sung by someone in a soldier's age range (though he himself has played the song occasionally in concert.) The track was dedicated to servicemen based in Iraq. Joel wrote it in September 2007 after reading numerous letters sent to him from American soldiers in Iraq. "Christmas in Fallujah" is only the second pop/rock song released by Joel since 1993's River of Dreams. Proceeds from the song benefited the Homes For Our Troops foundation.
Joel with Mike DelGuidice in 2016 On January 26, 2008, Joel performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrating the 151st anniversary of the Academy of Music. Joel premiered his new classical piece titled, "Waltz No. 2 (Steinway Hall)" arranged by Brad Ellis. He also played many of his less well-known pieces, with full orchestral backing arranged by Mr. Ellis, including the rarely performed Nylon Curtain songs "Scandinavian Skies" and "Where's the Orchestra?".
On March 10, 2008, Joel inducted his friend John Mellencamp into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Joel's staying power as a touring act continues to the present day. He sold out 10 concerts at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut from May to July 2008. The casino honored him with a banner displaying his name and the number 10 to hang in the arena. On June 19, 2008, he played a concert at the grand re-opening of Caesars Windsor (formerly Casino Windsor) in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to an invite-only crowd for Casino VIPs. His mood was light, and joke-filled, even introducing himself as "Billy Joel's dad" and stating "you guys overpaid to see a fat bald guy". He also admitted that Canadian folk-pop musician Gordon Lightfoot was the musical inspiration for "She's Always A Woman".[66]
On July 16, 2008, and July 18, 2008, Joel played the final concerts at Shea Stadium before its demolition. His guests included Tony Bennett, Don Henley, John Mayer, John Mellencamp, Steven Tyler, Roger Daltrey, Garth Brooks, and Paul McCartney. The concerts were featured in the 2010 documentary film Last Play at Shea. The film was released on DVD on February 8, 2011. The CD and DVD of the show, Live at Shea Stadium were released on March 8, 2011.
On December 11, 2008, Joel recorded his own rendition of "Christmas in Fallujah" during a concert at Acer Arena in Sydney and released it as a live single in Australia only. It is the only official release of Joel performing "Christmas in Fallujah", as Cass Dillon sang on the 2007 studio recording and the handful of times the song was played live in 2007. Joel sang the song throughout his December 2008 tour of Australia.
On May 19, 2009, Joel's former drummer, Liberty DeVitto, filed a lawsuit in NYC claiming Joel and Sony Music owed DeVitto over 10 years of royalty payments. DeVitto had never been given songwriting or arranging credit on any of Joel's songs, but he claimed that he helped arrange some of them, including "Only the Good Die Young".[67] In April 2010, it was announced that Joel and DeVitto amicably resolved the lawsuit.[68]
2011 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Joel's first album, Cold Spring Harbor. According to Joel's official website, to commemorate this anniversary, Columbia/Legacy Recordings originally planned "to celebrate the occasion with a definitive reissue project of newly restored and expanded Legacy editions of the complete Billy Joel catalog, newly curated collections of rarities from the vaults, previously unavailable studio tracks and live performances, home video releases and more", although this never fully came to fruition.[69] The album Piano Man was re-released in a two-disc Legacy edition in November 2011.[69]
In 2012, Joel signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), and its subsidiary Rondor Music International. Under the agreement, UMPG and Rondor replaced EMI Music Publishing in handling Joel's catalog outside the U.S. Additionally, the agreement marked the first time since Joel regained control of his publishing rights in the 1980s that he began to use an administrator to handle his catalog within the U.S. The agreement's focus is on increasing the use of Joel's music in movies, television programs, and commercials.[70]
On December 12, 2012, Joel performed as part of 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden, a concert held for all the victims of Hurricane Sandy. He changed the lyrics to "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" to make it relate to all the damage caused by Sandy.
In May 2013, it was announced that Joel would hold his first ever indoor Irish concert at the O2 in Dublin on November 1. He subsequently announced his return to the UK for the first time in seven years to perform three dates in October and November. Joel played two arena dates in Manchester and Birmingham plus a very special show at London's Hammersmith Apollo. In October, Joel held a surprise concert on Long Island at The Paramount (Huntington, New York) to benefit Long Island Cares. The venue holds a capacity of 1,555 and sold out in five minutes. Joel headlined a solo arena concert in New York City for the first time since 2006 when he performed at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 31, 2013. In 2015, Joel performed 21 concerts (in addition to his Madison Square Garden residency) from January 7 to August 2 in various cities around the U.S. and Canada.
On December 3, 2013, it was announced that Joel would become a franchise of Madison Square Garden, playing one concert a month indefinitely, starting with a date on January 27, 2014.[71]
Joel performing at Madison Square Garden in 2016 On January 7, 2014, the Billy Joel in Concert tour began. Joel kicked off the 2014 New Year in the Amway Center (in Orlando, Florida) and performed several cover songs such as Elton John's "Your Song", Billy Preston's "You Are So Beautiful" (in tribute to Joe Cocker), The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Can't Buy Me Love", and "When I'm 64", Robert Burns' "Auld Lang Syne", and AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" (with Brian Johnson). Rufus Wainwright joined Joel during the concert to sing "New York State of Mind".[72] Joel also performed an unusual set, including the song "Souvenir" (from 1974's Streetlife Serenade) and excluding "We Didn't Start the Fire".[73]
On August 4, 2015 Joel played the final concert at Nassau Coliseum before the arena underwent a $261 million renovation.[74]
On April 5, 2017 Joel played the first concert at the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum.
On June 24, 2017, he returned to Hicksville High School fifty years after his would-be graduating class received their diplomas,[75] to deliver the honorary commencement address. It was also the 25th anniversary of receiving his own diploma from the same High School.
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TIDINGS FROM CRUSADER KINGS II, PATCHES 2.8.1 AND 2.8.2

TIDINGS FROM EUROPA UNIVERSALIS IV, PATCH 1.25.1

TIDINGS FROM HEARTS OF IRON IV, PATCH 1.5.1 and 1.5.2

TIDINGS FROM STELLARIS PATCH 2.0.1 and 2.0.2

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2018.02.01 16:26 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Playoff Edition Super Bowl - New England Patriots (15-3) vs Philadelphia Eagles(15-3)

Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) vs. New England Patriots (15-3)
The Eagles proved the pundits wrong again as they handled the number two seed Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game. The Eagles offense put up 31 points on the NFL’s top rated defense as vintage Nick Foles came out to play throwing for 352 yards, 3 TDs and zero INTs in a dominate Eagles win at home in the Linc. The win sends the Eagles to the Super Bowl setting up a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots. While the Eagles took care the Vikings with relative ease, the Patriots had some trouble putting away a pesky Jacksonville squad. Blake Bortles put up 293 yards and a touchdown on the New England defense and led going into the fourth quarter. However, Tom Brady was Tom Brady and led his team down the field for a go ahead touchdown and the Patriots defense sealed the game with a defensive stand. The New England defense will have its hands full vs the Eagles who are much more talented on offense than the Jacksonville Jaguars, especially if Nick Foles played the way he did against Minnesota. The Eagles will look to get Jay Ajayi and former Patriot LaGarrette Blount going early against a porous New England run defense that is giving up the 2nd most yards per attempt in the league at 4.7. If the Eagles do get the run game going it will greatly help the Eagles in the passing game setting up the RPO and play action where Nick Foles can be deadly. Patriots corners Malcom Butler and Stephen Gilmore struggled to shut down the Jaguars’ WRs and will face a more skilled veteran Eagles WR corps. Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith seemed to get on the same page with backup Nick Foles against the Vikings as the two combined for 10 receptions for 154 and 3 TDs against a vaunted Vikings secondary. The two will look to carry that momentum into Sunday against the Patriots 30th ranked pass defense. On the other side of the ball, the Patriots offense has one of the all-time greats at the helm in Tom Brady who spreads the ball around to numerous play makers including speedy WR Brandin Cooks and All-Pro TE Rob Gronkowski, who is currently in concussion protocol, but is expected to play. The Eagles did well shutting down Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, but they did have Tom Brady throwing them the football, so the secondary will have to be on its game and not make any mistakes. One thing that could help them is the Philadelphia Eagle pass rush which has pressured the QB better than anyone in the league this year and has turned it up in the playoffs. The biggest key will be up the middle with Fletcher Cox, Timmy Jernigan and Beau Allen, if they can get a push and prevent Tom Brady from stepping up into the pocket it will take some of the heat off of the secondary. The Eagles don’t need to sack Tom Brady, but if they can hit and frustrate him like the Giants DLs did in Brady’s two Super Bowl losses they could force him into turnovers. Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick is one of the all-time greats will have his team prepared and any mistakes will be minimal, so the Eagles will need to take advantage of any that they can force. On the other side, Doug Pederson won’t shy away from the challenge of facing Belichick. He is going to play to win as evident by the end of second half of the Vikings game when he chose to go for points with just 29 second left instead of being satisfied with taking his 21-7 lead into halftime. The game will be a hard fought one at US Bank Stadium and you can bet the Eagles will continue to ride their underdog mentality against the Brady/Belichick dynasty. If the Eagles are going to go down, it will be fighting. Once again, virtually no pundits are picking the Eagles to win, but every dog has his day. Go Birds!
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Date
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Game Time Game Location
6:30 PM - Eastern US Bank Stadium
5:30 PM - Central 401 Chicago Avenue
4:30 PM - Mountain Minneapolis, MN 55415
3:30 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
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Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: New England by -5.5
OveUnder: 38
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 12-6, New England 12-6
Where to Watch on TV
NBC will broadcast Sunday’s game. Al Michaels will handle the play-by-play duties and Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Patriots Radio
Patriots Radio Network Socci returns for his fifth season in the booth as play-by-play broadcasters on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Socci is joined in the booth by former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who's entering his sixth season as action analyst.
National Radio
Westwood One Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Boomer Esiason (analyst) and Mike Holmgren (analyst) will call the game. Ed Werder and Tony Boselli will report from the sidelines.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Patriots Channel National Channel Spanish Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83 (Internet 825) 82 (Internet 820) SIRI 88 (Internet 145) SIRI 468 (Internet 966)
XM Radio XM 83 (Internet 825) XM 82 (Internet 820) XM 88 (Internet 145) XM 468 (Internet 966)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 83 (Internet 825) SXM 82 (Internet 820) SXM 88 (Internet 145) SXM 468 (Internet 966)
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NFC East Standings
Team Record Pct Home Away Div Conf PF PA Strk
Eagles(XYZ) 13-3 .813 7-1 6-2 5-1 10-2 457 295 1L
Cowboys 9-7 .563 3-5 6-2 5-1 7-5 354 332 1W
Redskins 7-9 .438 5-3 2-6 1-5 5-7 342 388 1L
Giants 3-13 .188 2-6 1-7 1-5 1-11 246 388 1W
[x]-Clinched Division [Y]-Clinched 1st Round Bye [Z]-Clinched Home Field Advantage
NFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Eagles East 15-3
2 Vikings North 14-4
3 Rams West 11-6
4 Saints South 12-6
5 Panthers South 11-6
6 Falcons South 11-7
AFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Patriots East 15-3
2 Steelers North 13-4
3 Jaguars South 12-7
4 Chiefs West 10-7
5 Titans South 10-7
6 Bills East 9-8
Series Information
Philadelphia Eagles lead the New England Patriots in the series, 7-6
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
November 4, 1973 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 24 – New England Patriots 23
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the New England Patriots (304-293)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-0 against the Patriots
Bill Belichick: 4-1 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Bill Belichick: First meeting between the coaches
Quarterback Record
Nick Foles: Against Patriots: 0-0
Tom Brady: Against Eagles: 4-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Nick Foles vs Tom Brady: First meeting between the QBs
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Patriots lead 2-0
Record @ Gillette Stadium: Patriots lead 2-1
Record @ US Bank Stadium: Neither team has played at US Bank Stadium.
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
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AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 5 - Patriots No. 1
Record
Eagles: 15-3
Patriots: 15-3
Last Meeting
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Eagles 35 - Patriots 28
As Jeffrey Lurie saw his team being taken away by a short little guy who is back with the kids where he belongs, he stepped into the Eagles locker room at Gillette Stadium and to rally his team for a win in Foxboro. The Eagles fell behind early before ripping off 5 straight touchdowns including a blocked punt return, interception return and punt return. The Eagles led 35-14, before Tom Brady woke and put two scores on the board to make it a one possession game, but a spike and three straight incomplete passes by Brady, sealed it for the Eagles as they ran out the clock.
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Last Meeting in Playoffs
Sunday, February 6, 2005
Patriots 24 – Eagles 21
The Eagles and Patriots met in Jacksonville to face off in Super Bowl XXXIX. Mistakes plagued the Eagles in a close game. Donovan McNabb was sacked 4 times and threw three interceptions and LJ Smith fumbled the ball away. Despite the turnovers, the game went back and forth with the Eagles striking first, before Tom Brady tied it up 7-7 going into half time. Patriots and Eagles traded TDs in the 3rd before with TD receptions from Mike Vrabel for the Patriots and Brian Westbrook for the Eagles. The Patriots then scored 10 straight points in the 4th quarter. The Eagles attempted to lead a late comeback, but came up short 24-21.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/06/15 Eagles Patriots 35-28
11/27/11 Patriots Eagles 38-20
11/25/07 Patriots Eagles 31-28
02/06/05 Patriots Eagles 24-21
09/14/03 Patriots Eagles 31-10
12/19/99 Eagles Patriots 24-9
11/04/90 Eagles Patriots 48-20
11/29/87 Eagles Patriots 34-31
12/09/84 Eagles Patriots 27-17
09/13/81 Eagles Patriots 13-3
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Patriots Patriots
2017 Weekly Matchup
Championship Round - "Expert" Picks
2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Patriots Season Stats
2017 Regular Season Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 57 101 56.4 537 5 2 79.5
Wentz (IR) 265 440 60.2% 3296 33 7 101.9
Brady 385 581 66.3 % 4577 32 8 102.8
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount 173 824 47.9 4.4 2
Ajayi 70 408 58.3 5.8 1
Lewis 180 896 52.6 5.0 6
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 74 824 58.9 11.1 8
Gronkowski 69 1084 77.4 15.7 4
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 9.5 38
Flowers 6.5 42
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 88 61 27 1.0
McCourty 97 80 17 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Robinson 4 19
Harmon 4 12
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 67 3033 62 45.3 40.6 21 5 1
Allen 58 2515 60 43.4 40.5 24 3 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 31 26 83.9% 61 39/42
Gostkowski 40 37 92.5% 62 45/47
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Barner 10 194 19.4 27 0
Lewis 23 570 24.8 103 1
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Barner 27 240 8.9 76 0 15
Amendola 27 231 8.6 40 0 18
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Total Offense 365.8 7th 394.2 1st
Rush Offense 132.2 3rd 118.1 10th
Pass Offense 233.6 13th 276.1 2nd
Points Per Game 28.6 T-2nd 28.6 T-2nd
3rd-Down Offense 41.7% 8th 40.6% 10th
4th-Down Offense 65% 3rd 61.5% 5th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 65.5 1st 60.0 5th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Total Defense 306.5 4th 394.1 29th
Rush Defense 79.2 1st 118.1 20th
Pass Defense 227.3 17th 276.1 30th
Points Per Game 18.4 4th 18.5 5th
3rd-Down Defense 32.2% 3rd 39.4% 21st
4th-Down Defense 22.2% T-1st 43.5% 13th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.3 20th 43.8 4th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Turnover Diff. +11 4th +6 11th
Penalty Per Game 6.9 T-20th 5.7 7th
Penalty Yards Per Game 60.1 22nd 52.2 8th
2017 Post Season Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 49 63 77.8 598 3 0 122.1
Brady 61 91 67.0% 627 5 0 105.0
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ajyai 33 127 63.5 3.8 0
Lewis 24 96 48.0 4.0 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Jeffery 9 146 73.0 16.2 2
Amendola 18 196 98.0 10.9 2
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Barnett/Cox/Bradham/McLeod 1.0 4.0
Wise/Grissom/Butler 2.0 11
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Darby 14 12 12 0
Chung 12 8 4 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Robinson/Graham 1 2
N/A 0 0
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 6 253 54 42.2 38.8 5 1 0
Allen 58 2515 60 43.4 40.5 24 3 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 4 4 100% 53 5/6
Gostkowski 1 2 50% 31 8/8
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Barner 1 26 26.0 26 0
Lewis 3 61 20.3 27 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Barner 1 10 10.0 10 0 4
Amendola 5 52 10.4 20 0 8
League Rankings 2017 Postseason
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Total Offense 395.0 3rd 391.0 4th
Rush Offense 103.0 7th 73.5 10th
Pass Offense 292.0 5th 317.5 3rd
Points Per Game 26.5 4th 29.5 2nd
3rd-Down Offense 59% 1st 48% 3rd
4th-Down Offense 100% T-1st 100% T-1st
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 65.5 1st 57.9 9th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Total Defense 306.5 4th 275.9 1st
Rush Defense 78.0 2nd 83.0 3rd
Pass Defense 229.0 5th 237.5 6th
Points Per Game 8.5 1st 17.0 4th
3rd-Down Defense 38% 6th 37% 4th
4th-Down Defense 25% 4th 50% T-5h
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.3 20th 40.0 3rd
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video For the second week in a row, the number one seed was were underdogs going into a game on their own turf. After taking care the Falcons in the NFC Divisional Round, the Eagles welcomed the Minnesota Vikings to the Linc for the NFC Championship off their win over the Saints with the Minnesota Miracle. The Vikings took a quick lead scoring on their opening possession and forced a quick 3 and out. After that it was all Eagles. Chris Long hit Case Keenum's arm forcing an errant pass that Patrick Robinson took the other way for a 50 yard pick six. The Eagles defense forced 3 and out on the next possession as Nick Foles lead the Eagles 75 yards down the field against the league's number one defense before LaGarrett Blount barreled his way in the endzone for his 10th post season TD. The Eagles defense came up big in the second quarter as the Vikings were threatening to put points on the board before Derek Barnett sacked Case Keenum and forced a fumble recovered by Chris Long. Foles found Jeffery on the following drive for 53 yards and the TD. The Eagles would tack on 3 more points at the end of the half as they got the ball with just 29 seconds left and quickly moved down the field and set up a 53 yard Jake Elliott FG. Doug Pederson pulled out some razzle dazzle to open the second half as he called for a flea flicker which resulted in a 41 yard Torrey Smith TD. Foles would throw his 3rd TD pass of the game and 2nd to Alshon Jeffery to start the 4th quarter, in what ended up being 38 unanswered points, 31 by the offense against the league top defense. The Eagles defense would hold the Vikings scoreless after the opening possession and hold on to the win and send the Eagles to their third Super Bowl.
Patriots - Video – The Patriots were coming off a stomping of the Titans in the AFC Divisional round and welcomed the Jacksonville to town who were coming off a shootout win over the Steelers. The Patriots struck first blood with an early Goskowski 31 yard FG in the first quarter. In the second quarter however, the Jaguars woke up scoring touchdowns on consecutive possessions with the first coming in the form of an 11 yard Blake Bortles pass to Marcedes Lewis and the next on a Leonard Fournette run up the gut. The Patriots answered moving the ball down field with the help of a unnecessary roughness from an ugly helmet hit on All-Pro Rob Gronkowski which took him out of the game with a concussion and a very question pass interference penalty. James White ran the ball in with 55 seconds left to go in the half to make it a 4 point game. Jacksonville played it safe and opted to run out the clock rather than try to extend their lead with the 55 seconds left on the clock. Jacksonville would add two FGs in the second quarter, but Tom Brady would find Danny Amendola in the back of the endzone to start the fourth quarter to cut the lead to just 3. After a bad punt and good return by Amendola, Brady would play comeback hero once against in his career as he led his team down the field and took the lead with his second TD pass to Amendola on the night. The Patriots defense held the lead and shutdown Blake Bortles to second the Patriots to their 2nd straight Super Bowl and will send the Patriots to their 8th Super Bowl under Bill Belichick.
Connections
Patriots WR Dion Lewis was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft and played two seasons with them before he was traded to the Cleveland Browns before the 2013 season.
Patriots WR Danny Amendola was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, but was cut during the final rounds of cuts and was signed to their practice squad before being signed by the St. Louis Rams.
Eagles DE Chris Long spent one season with the Patriots in 2016 and won a Super Bowl ring with them.
Eagles RB LaGarrett Blount spent 4 season with the Patriots in two separate stints in 2013 and 2014-2016 and won two Super Bowl rings with them in the 2014 and 2016 seasons.
Eagles LB/K Kamu Grugier-Hill was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft, he was waived Patriots during final roster cuts and claimed by the Eagles.
Patriots DB Eric Rowe was selected in the 2nd round of the 2015 NFL drafted and spent the 2015 season with the Eagles before being traded to the Patriots the following season.
Patrick Chung signed with the Eagles in 2013 and he played one season with the team before being released and returning to the Patriots.
Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie grew up as a Patriots fan and attempted to purchase Patriots in 1993 before being outbid by Robert Kraft. He purchased the Philadelphia Eagles the following season.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz and Patriots OT Cameron Flemming were offensive teammates together at Stanford.
Patriots FB James Devlin grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Gilbertsville, PA and attended Boyertown High School.
Eagles QB Nick Foles and Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski were teammates together at University of Arizona for two years, but never played together as Nick Foles sat out the first year due to transfer rules and Gronkowski injured his back the following year.
Jim Schwartz was a personnel scout for the Cleveland Browns from 1993-1995 while Bill Belichick was the Head Coach.
Eagles DB Coach Cory Undlin was a defensive assistant under Bill Belichick for the Patriots in 2004.
Eagles TE coach Eugene Chung played three seasons for the Patriots from 1992-1994.
Patriots Special Teams Coordinator Joe Judge was born in Philadelphia and attended Lansdale Catholic High School.
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Patriots
OT Lane Johnson(Reserve) QB Tom Brady(Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) TE Rob Gronkowski(Reserve)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) FB James Devlin (Starter)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) ST Matthew Slater (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter)
FS Malcom Jenkins(Reserve)
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (3rd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Gene Steratore
Philadelphia has held opponents to 10-or-fewer points in 4 consecutive games (dating back to Week 16), which is the club’s longest streak since 1974 (5 games). The last NFL team to accomplish that feat was the 2009 Broncos (4).
This is the first time in franchise history that the Eagles have allowed 10-or-fewer points in back-to-back games of the same postseason. The last NFL team to accomplish that feat was the 2009 Ravens (2).
In the NFC Championship, Philadelphia defeated Minnesota, 38-7. The Eagles scored the 2nd-most points in team playoff history (W, 58-37 vs. Detroit on 12/30/95). The club’s +31 point margin was the best in team playoff history
Philadelphia finished the regular season with a franchise record-tying 13 wins (also 2004), tying Minnesota, New England and Pittsburgh for the best record in the NFL.
The Eagles became just the fourth team in NFL history to score 38+ points and allow no more than 7 points in a conference championship game since the 1970 merger.
Philadelphia’s 456 total yards (346 passing, 110 rushing) in the conference championship victory vs. Minnesota were the most in Eagles playoff history.).
Philadelphia totaled 27 first downs (7 rushing, 19 passing, 1 penalty) in the NFC Championship against the Vikings were the most in team postseason history.
The Eagles converted 10-of-14 (71.4%) third-down attempts in the win vs. Minnesota, which marked the best thirddown conversion rate in franchise playoff history. It was the 2nd-best third-down conversion rate in NFL playoff history, trailing only Atlanta’s 76.9% (10-of-13) in the 2016 NFC Championship vs. Green Bay (1/22/17).
Philadelphia led the NFL in red zone TD efficiency (65.5%), time of possession (32:41) and opponent rushing yards per game (79.2). The Eagles also tied with New England for the NFL lead in point differential (+162).
Philadelphia’s 457 points ranked 3rd in the NFL, behind L.A. Rams (478) and New England (458). The Eagles’ 457 points were also the 2nd-most in team history, trailing only their 2014 production (474).
Philadelphia led the NFL in rushing defense (79.2), posting their lowest mark since 1991 (71.0). The Eagles’ 79.2 opponent rushing yards per game were the fewest allowed by an NFL team since the 2014 Lions (69.3).
Philadelphia ranked 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards per game (132.2), behind Jacksonville (141.4) and Dallas (132.2). The Eagles also ranked 3rd in third-down defense (32.2%) and fourth-down offense (65.4%).
Philadelphia produced the 4th-most takeaways in the NFL (31), trailing only Baltimore (34), Jacksonville (33) and Detroit (32). The Eagles ranked 4th in the NFL in turnover differential (+11), behind Baltimore (+17), Kansas City (+15) and L.A. Chargers (+12).
In 3 career playoff games, Nick Foles has completed 72- of-96 (75.0%) attempts for 793 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs and a 116.4 passer rating. During the 2017 playoffs, Foles has completed 49-of-63 (77.8%) attempts for 598 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs and a 122.1 passer rating.
LeGarrette Blount has 10 rushing TDs in 10 career playoff games (including 2 TDs this postseason). His 10 rushing TDs are the 7th-most in NFL playoff history, behind Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith (19), Thurman Thomas (16), Franco Harris (16), Terrell Davis (12), John Riggins (12) and Marcus Allen (11)
Blount is the first Eagle with rushing TDs in back-to-back playoff games since Brian Westbrook during the 2006 playoffs (1/7/07-1/13/07).
Alshon Jeffery caught 2 TDs in the win against the Vikings. Jeffery is the fifth Eagle with 2 receiving TDs in a playoff game (first since Brent Celek on 1/18/09 at Arizona).
Philadelphia will make its third Super Bowl appearance, having previously played in Super Bowl XV vs. Oakland (L, 10-27) following the 1980 season and Super Bowl XXXIX vs. New England (L, 21-24) following the 2004 season.
Philadelphia owns the 5th-highest winning percentage (.595) in the NFL (including playoffs) since 2000, behind New England (.744), Pittsburgh (.650), Indianapolis (.615) and Green Bay (.611)
Sunday marks the seventh NFL championship game in Eagles history. Philadelphia played in four NFL Championships in 1947 (L, 21-28 at Chicago Cardinals), 1948 (W, 7-0 vs. Chicago Cardinals), 1949 (W, 14-0 at L.A. Rams) and 1960 (W, 17-13 vs. Green Bay Packers).
The Patriots will have a chance to tie for the most Super Bowl wins if they win on Sunday or tie for the most Super Bowl losses if they lose on Sunday.
Draft Picks
Eagles Patriots
DE Derek Barnett OLB Derek Rivers
CB Sidney Jones OT Antonio Garcia
CB Rasul Douglas DE Deatrich Wise Jr.
WR Mack Hollins OT Connor McDermott
RB Donnel Pumphrey
WR Shelton Gibson
LB Nathan Gerry
DT Elijah Qualls
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Patriots
WR Torrey Smith CB Stephon Gilmore
WR Alshon Jeffery RB Rex Burkhead
DE Chris Long RB Mike Gillislee
DT Timmy Jernigan DT Lawrence Guy
RB LaGarrett Blount WR Brandin Cooks
CB Patrick Robinson DT Ricky Barkley Jean Francois
G Chance Warmack LB David Harris
S Corey Graham C James Ferentz
CB Ronald Darby DE Eric Lee
K Jake Elliott LB Nicholas Grigsby
LB Dannell Ellerbe WR Kenny Britt
OT Will Beatty LB James Harrison
QB Brian Hoyer
TE Dwayne Allen
CB Johnson Bademosi
WR Phillip Dorsett
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Patriots
CB Nolan Carroll TE Martellus Bennett
DE Connor Barwin RB LaGarrette Blount
DT Bennie Logan WR Michael Floyd
QB Chase Daniel DE Chris Long
CB Leodis McKelvin OLB Barkevious Mingo
WR Dorial Green-Beckham CB Logan Ryan
DE Marcus Smith DE Jabaal Sheard
RB Ryan Mathews
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge

Matchups

Eagles WRs vs. Patriots DBs IMAGE.
Tm WDB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
PHI ALSHON JEFFERY LWR 75 218 4.48 577 45 16 39 20 50 1.44 80 -16
NE STEPHON GILMORE RCB 73 190 4.38 479 42 12 45 15 63 1.11 87.1
PHI Torrey Smith RWR 72 205 4.41 465 38 17 45 14 61 0.99 41.4 -55
NE Malcolm Butler LCB 71 190 614 51 13 36 16 60 1.26 80.8
PHI Nelson Agholor Slot 72 198 4.42 502 7 86 7 19 67 1.58 79.1 +28
NE Eric Rowe Slot 73 205 4.45 148 14 79 7 19 59 1.89 46.9
Patriots WRs vs. Eagles DBs IMAGE
Tm WDB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
NE Brandin Cooks LWR 70 189 4.33 627 55 19 26 17 61 1.74 79.3 -27
PHI Ronald Darby RCB 71 193 4.38 232 6 3 91 22 55 1.5 81.8
NE Chris Hogan RWR 73 210 402 18 48 34 16 59 1.23 53.4 -37
PHI Jalen Mills LCB 72 191 4.61 609 87 3 10 18 60 1.14 71
NE Danny Amendola Slot 71 190 4.58 418 6 83 11 21 82 1.86 75.5 +16
PHI Patrick Robinson Slot 71 191 4.46 464 6 80 14 19 56 1.34 90.4
TE Matchups IMAGE
Tm TE/Def H Wt Rt Bl% Inl% S% W% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
NE Rob Gronkowski 78 265 567 11 32 51 17 23 64 2.33 89.9 +13
PHI Malcolm Jenkins (S) 72 204 262 8 64 0.48 83.8
PHI Zach Ertz 77 250 488 7 42 41 17 23 73 1.82 85.7 +11
NE Patrick Chung (S) 71 215 314 13 51 0.84 86.3
OL/DL Matchups IMAGE
Note: Pressure Rate and Yards Before Contact are projected numbers based on the starters' grades and are adjusted for injuries. All other stats are based on this season's data
Tm Press% SkConv YBCon Runs ins. 5 yd ln/gm TD ins. 5 yd ln% PB Adv RB Adv
NE (OL) 4.1 13 1.89 1.1 41 -12 +6
PHI (DL) 7.3 19 1.36 0.6 33
PHI (OL) 4.4 16 1.84 1 31 +3 +40
NE (DL) 6 17 1.99 0.2 67
Stats to Know
Playing the Patriots' Slot Machine
The Patriots have a lot of weapons they deploy in the slot. Which personnel packages Eagles DC Jim Schwartz decides to go with will be key in this game. RBs Dion Lewis and James White line up in the slot 37% and 41% of their snaps, respectively. TE Rob Gronkowski lines up in the slot about 33% of his snaps, but about half of his yards come from the slot. From the slot, Gronk has the 2nd-highest receiving yards of all TEs (554), behind Travis Kelce. His Yards Per Route Run from slot alignment is also 2nd of all TEs. And he has ZERO drops from the slot (5 total). WR Danny Amendola is the primary slot aligner, accounting for 570/659 yards, 54/61 receptions and 515/666 (78%) of his snaps. If Gym Shorts is reading this, you might want to consider not playing a MLB this game. Just a suggestion. Kthxbai --Courtesy of PFF Elite
Matchups to Watch
Doug Pederson & Co. vs Bill Belichick & Co.
Eagles fans learned a lot about their team this season but perhaps the biggest take away is that COACHING MATTERS. If someone told us that a visor-wearing offensive guru that emphasizes practice and preparation would take the league by storm and quickly help make the Eagles contenders we would have believed it. We just would have thought that would have been Chip Kelly several years ago. Coaching has made the difference for the Eagles this season as Doug Pederson and company have navigated treacherous waters in route to this game. This Eagles team has been prepared for everything they have seen this season and now face their toughest test as the Patriots enter the Super Bowl with their own excellent coaching staff. There is no bigger match up in this game than right here. Pederson and his staff continue to put the Eagles in positions to win. Bill Belichick and his staff do the same thing. They are notorious for how well they team the game to their players and have them prepared. They are known for their continued adjustments and the ability to excel in situational football. They make you beat them. Given the talent and excellence in coaching, it’s no wonder they don’t lose often. Pederson isn’t Belichick but he has proven to be quite the coaching mastermind in his own right. They are always open to great ideas and always take feedback from their players. They are film junkies who constantly look for areas to exploit their opponent. They put their players in positions to succeed and they don’t settle for less than full effort. We’ve seen throughout the season the players rally around one another; this team has been everything Philadelphia fans love to root for and have the chance to celebrate the one thing they want more than anything. That’s a testament to great coaching. The Eagles will need one more great game plan and coaching effort in order to win this game as they will get the best of what New England has to offer.
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2018.01.29 13:16 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Pennsylvania – discuss Pennsylvania politics and candidates

Welcome to our 44th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on PENNSYLVANIA. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
Visit BetterKnowAState to obtain similar information about other states that have been covered so far in our series.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Pennsylvania is March 6, 2018, although that may have changed for the Congressional elections, due to the recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering. Here is information on filing at the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s website – link. It states:
Candidates for Representative in Congress should check the Department of State’s website for additional information in the coming weeks regarding the availability of nomination petition forms, as well as information about the revised schedule for circulating and filing nomination petitions for the office of Representative in Congress. The Department will make nomination petition forms and instructions available for the office of Representative in Congress as soon as possible after a new Congressional Reapportionment Plan is approved.
The date of the primary election in Pennsylvania is May 15, 2018. Pennsylvania has closed primary elections, which means that voters need to be registered with the party whose candidate they want to vote for.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators:. The Senators from Pennsylvania are Bob Casey and Pat Toomey. Casey is a moderate Democrat up for re-election in 2018 (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 85%). Casey supports the ACA (he has not co-sponsored Bernie’s bill for Medicare-for-All). He also supports immigration reform, LGBTQ rights, He opposes privatization of Social Security and school vouchers. Casey is anti-abortion, he voted for PIPA and he just voted to extend the NSA surveillance on Americans. Three Democrats are primarying Casey - Brian Kelly, Ray Uhric and Theresa Wright. There are also 7 Republicans - Paul Addis – Businessman, Cynthia Ayers, Lou Barletta - U.S. Rep., Jim Christiana - State Rep., Paul DeLong, Bobby Lawrence and Joseph Vodvarka - and 1 Libertarian - Dale Kerns –running. Brian Kelly is a conservative author and something of a perennial candidate (he ran for Congress in 2010 and 2016 and for Mayor Wilkes-Barre in 2015). His positions are very conservative and he has a quote from Margaret Thatcher on his website. He seems to be running as a write-in Democratic candidate, despite his stances, which would fit much better in the Republican party. Ray Uhric is an artist and also seems to be a non-serious candidate. He ran for President in 2016 and the Pennsylvania State legislature before that. He supports cutting taxes and regulations and ensuring the solvency of Social Security and pensions. Here is his website. Theresa Wright is an accountant and has also started several non-profit initiatives. Here is her webpage. Some of the issues that she supports are ending animal cruelty, increasing minimum wage, increased school funding, reduced US contributions to NATO, criminal justice reform and protecting Social Security. There is nothing on her website yet about healthcare. Dale Kerns is a Project Manager for an electrical contractor and a Libertarian candidate for Senate. He supports immigration reform along with strengthening the borders, reduced restrictions on gun ownership, ending the war on drugs, a gold-backed currency, auditing the Federal Reserve, reducing regulations and taxes, implementing term limits, a balanced budget amendment, etc. He has signed Grover Norquist’s pledge, which asks candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. Here is his website.
United States House of Representatives: Pennsylvania is the sixth most populous state and has 17 United States House Representatives, 5 Democrats, 11 Republicans and one currently vacant seat. Pennsylvania has a number of rather moderate Republicans whose voting records are more centrist.
PA-01: The incumbent is Robert Brady, a moderate Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 83%). He supports Medicare-for-All (HR 676). He is facing primary challenges by three Democrats, Nina Ahmad, Lindy Li and Willie Singletary. Nina Ahmad is a scientist with a PhD in molecular biology. She also served a former President of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women and as the Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement. This article has more information about her. Here is her website, but it does not have any information on what kinds of policies she would promote if elected. Lindy Li ran for Congress in 2016 for Pennsylvania District 6, but withdrew from that race when her opponent questioned the validity of her nominating petition –link. She does not have a formal campaign website, but here is her Facebook page. I skimmed the latest posts, which focused on the need to fight the opioid epidemic, criticism of the recently passed Republican tax bill, support of net neutrality, criticism of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and support for increased gun regulations. I didn’t try to read the whole Facebook page, so I might have missed some of the issues she supports. Willie Singletaryis a pastor and a former judge. He went to prison for lying to the FBI in a corruption scandal – link. He does not yet have a formal campaign website, but here is his Facebook page. The Facebook page posts focus mainly on fundraising. The only political position he mentions is saying that “healthcare is a right”, but then says CHIP must be funded (funding CHIP is a good position, but what about the rest of the population not covered by CHIP?). In this video, he also suggests he would support additional education funding, end the school to prison pipeline, raise the minimum wage and support senior services.
PA-02: The incumbent is Dwight Evans, a pretty progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 91%). He is a member of the House Progressive Caucus and he supports Medicare-for-All (HR 676). Right now, he has no challengers.
PA-03: The incumbent is Mike Kelly, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are two Democrats competing to challenge him, Brian Skibo and Chris Rieger. Brian Skibo is a brain cancer survivor. He knows first-hand about the important protections the ACA gives to those with serious pre-existing health conditions. He supports requiring all elected officials at the federal level to hold in-person town halls with their constituents during every congressional recess. He also supports healthcare for all (but didn’t say what form that should take), equal subsidies for all forms of energy production, a tax code that equalizes competition between small local businesses and large multinational corporations and helping college students with programs to reduce their debt and decrease costs of tuition. Here is his website. Chris Rieger is a lawyer whose practice represents the interests of working people in debt relief, landlord-tenant, and consumer protection matters. He supports Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage and getting money out of politics. I think he is a strong candidate. Here is his website.
PA-04: The incumbent is Scott Perry, a pretty conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is a member of the House Freedom Caucus. There are two Democrats competing to challenge him, Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson and George Scott. Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson has worked as the communications and global connectivity manager for the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, as an aide to Senator Bob Casey and as a former assistant and advisor to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Obama. She supports $15/hr minimum wage, infrastructure spending, strengthening public education, reducing the costs of college (but didn’t say how she’d do that), strengthening the ACA (and allowing people 50 and older to buy into Medicare), protecting Social Security and Medicare (although she does say the retirement age should be raised) and fighting climate change. Here is her website. George Scott is a former military intelligence officer in the Army, CIA official and private contractor to the military in Iraq. After retiring from military service, he has become a Lutheran church chaplain. His website does not have many policy details, but he says he supports ‘a fiscally responsible solution that guarantees accessible and affordable health care for all Americans’, public education and reduced college costs.
PA-05: The incumbent is Glenn Thompson, a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing one Democrat, Marc Friedenberg. Marc Friedenberg is a lawyer who fought cases against Wall Street banks and a professor at Penn State University. He supports increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr, ending right-to-work laws, enforcing anti-trust laws, Medicare-for-All and supporting public education. He seems like a good candidate. Here is his website.
PA-06: The incumbent is a moderate Republican Ryan Costello, who was one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. His voting record overall is pretty good for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 23%). His district is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there are two Democrats competing to run against him, Bob Dettore and Chrissy Houlahan. Bob Dettore is a civil engineer and construction executive. He says that he “strongly believes that government should allocate its limited resources into investments in America’s infrastructure, universal national high-speed internet, and public education”, but there is no other information on his website about his political positions. Chrissy Houlahan is an engineer, a former Air Force captain and the former Chief Operating Officer of AND1, a retailer of basketball clothing and shoes. AND1 was accused of using Chinese sweatshop labor and her Republican opponent has been using that against her – link. She has been a strong fundraiser. Houlahan supports strengthening the ACA, increased spending on public education, a living wage (but didn’t define how much that would be), getting money out of politics and fighting climate change. Here is her website.
PA-07: The incumbent is another moderate Republican Patrick Meehan, who was also one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He just announced that he is retiring. His district is also considered potentially competitive for Democrats. There is one Republican running, Joe Billie. There are also five Dems competing to run against him, Daylin Leach, Drew McGinty, Elizabeth Moro, Dan Muroff and Molly Sheehan. Daylin Leach is a lawyer and a Pennsylvania State Senator. He supports investing in infrastructure to create good jobs, fair trade policies, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, paid family leave, creating a free college option and urgently fighting climate change. He also supports enacting Medicare-for-all. He will press for a constitutional amendment to end Citizens United, and he wants to end political gerrymandering and enact a Voter Bill of Rights so every vote is counted. He seems a very good candidate. Here is his website. Drew McGinty is an IT consultant for the healthcare industry. He describes himself as a moderate Democrat who will “advocate for sensible and realist solutions that deliver incremental and timely improvement”. His issues page is not very detailed. On healthcare, he wants to “preserve our current private-public payer model”. In other words, he does not support Medicare-for-All. On college education, he says that he “supports making a debt-free college a reality for all, but to achieve this we must limit the cost on the American taxpayers”. Does he mean that the costs should be borne by the student? He does want to end fracking and promote green energy development, protect Social Security, increased gun regulations, reduced penalties for marijuana possession, providing a path to citizenship for Dreamers and term limits for Congress. Here is his webpage. Elizabeth Moro is a real estate broker. Here website has a pretty well-laid out and detailed ‘Issues’ page. She supports campaign finance reform and ending Citizens United, fair trade agreements, finding a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, internet privacy, reducing college costs (but didn’t mention free college tuition), fighting global warming, protecting open spaces, increasing the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), increasing regulation on Wall Street, etc. Here is her website. Dan Muroff is a lawyer and served as the president of the board of CeaseFirePA, a Pennsylvania gun violence prevention organization. He wants to eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, increase the minimum wage to $15/hr, guarantee paid family and sick leave, protect unions, fight the opioid epidemic, protect the ACA (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), promote green energy development and reducing gun violence. Here is his website. Molly Sheehan is a bioengineer. She supports job retraining, infrastructure spending and equality for minorities, LGBTQ people and women. Here is not really anything on her website about healthcare, minimum wage, free college tuition or money in politics.
PA-08: The incumbent is Brian Fitzpatrick, a moderate Republican who was one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. His voting record is quite progressive for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 37%). He is facing a primary challenge by 2 Republicans – Dean Malik and Valerie Mihalek. His district is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there is also one Dem running - Rachel Reddick. Rachel Reddick is a lawyer in a Navy. She supports the ACA (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), protecting public education, allowing people to refinance student loans at a lower interest rate (but no mention of free college tuition), developing clean energy and increased oversight by Congress on military adventures abroad. This article states that “until last August, she was a Republican”. Here is her website.
PA-09: The incumbent is Bill Shuster, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. This article says “A Democrat last held the 9th District seat in the 1930s when the district included Allentown. For the past 45 years either Bill Shuster or his father, Bud, has held the seat.” However, Shuster is not running for his seat again, opening this position to someone outside the Shuster family. He has stated that he will spend his final year in Congress working with Trump on the infrastructure plan – link. There are three Republicans, John Eichelberger, Art Halvorson and Dave Reed (state House majority leader), running for his seat. There is also one Democrat running, Adam Sedlock. Adam Sedlock is a psychologist, who ran against Shuster in 2016, but lost. Sedlock promises to have a better organized campaign this time around. But he still does not have a formal campaign website. Here is his Facebook page, but it does not have much detail on his political positions.
PA-10: The incumbent is another extremely conservative Republican Tom Marino, who also voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing a primary challenge by Doug McLinko (who is the Bradford county commissioner). There is also one Democrat running against him, Judy Herschel. Judy Herschel describes herself as “a certified drug/alcohol counselor and community advocate”. She supports the ACA, but says we need to continue discussions on Medicare-for-All. She also supports increasing the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), strengthening public education (and fighting privatization), universal pre-K education, 2 free years of community college and the ability to refinance student loans, closing gun show loopholes, fighting the opioid crisis, net neutrality, strengthening unions, ending Citizens United, etc. Here is a YouTube video of one of her speeches. Here is her webpage.
PA-11: The incumbent Lou Barletta is a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. Barletta is not running again, because he’s running for US Senate against Casey. There are five Republicans competing for his seat, Stephen Bloom (State Rep.), Sean Donahue, Andrew Lewis, Dan Meuser and Andrew Shecktor. There are also 2 Democrats running, Alan Howe and Denny Wolff. Alan Howe is an Air Force veteran with many medals and awards. He wants to strengthen the ACA and provide a public option, but hesitates on Medicare-for-All, because he thinks it would be too disruptive. He suggests more education is necessary for people than in times past and that the government has a role there. But he does not specifically state support for free college education and I think he is more supportive of increased Pell Grants and similar approaches. He does support removing the cap on Social Security contributions, taxing investment income at the same rate as labor and increasing the tax rates on people making 2 million or more per year. He would end all federal prohibitions on drugs and return those decisions to the states. He also supports urgently fighting climate change. Here is his website. Denny Wolf is a dairy farmer, who has served on the World Trade Organization’s Agriculture Technical Committee and as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture. He has also served on the Economic Development and Homeland Security committee, the Conservation Commission, the Farmland Preservation Board and on the Board of Trustees at Penn State University. He is a founder of Camp Victory, a camp for children with special needs. His website does not have an issues page or information on the types of policies he would support, though it is likely he would be an advocate for farmers.
The remaining Congressional districts and the governor's race will be described in the second post on Pennsylvania, which should come out in a few days.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, they are all posted in the new subreddit we made to hold all of these BetterKnowAState. These are the states we’ve done so far that are listed in that subreddit – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (partial), West Virginia and Wyoming. The remaining states are a work in progress
NEXT STATE UP – Pennsylvania Part 2
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2018.01.29 13:14 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Pennsylvania – discuss Pennsylvania politics and candidates

Welcome to our 44th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on PENNSYLVANIA. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
Visit BetterKnowAState to obtain similar information about other states that have been covered so far in our series.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Pennsylvania is March 6, 2018, although that may have changed for the Congressional elections, due to the recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering. Here is information on filing at the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s website – link. It states:
Candidates for Representative in Congress should check the Department of State’s website for additional information in the coming weeks regarding the availability of nomination petition forms, as well as information about the revised schedule for circulating and filing nomination petitions for the office of Representative in Congress. The Department will make nomination petition forms and instructions available for the office of Representative in Congress as soon as possible after a new Congressional Reapportionment Plan is approved.
The date of the primary election in Pennsylvania is May 15, 2018. Pennsylvania has closed primary elections, which means that voters need to be registered with the party whose candidate they want to vote for.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators:. The Senators from Pennsylvania are Bob Casey and Pat Toomey. Casey is a moderate Democrat up for re-election in 2018 (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 85%). Casey supports the ACA (he has not co-sponsored Bernie’s bill for Medicare-for-All). He also supports immigration reform, LGBTQ rights, He opposes privatization of Social Security and school vouchers. Casey is anti-abortion, he voted for PIPA and he just voted to extend the NSA surveillance on Americans. Three Democrats are primarying Casey - Brian Kelly, Ray Uhric and Theresa Wright. There are also 7 Republicans - Paul Addis – Businessman, Cynthia Ayers, Lou Barletta - U.S. Rep., Jim Christiana - State Rep., Paul DeLong, Bobby Lawrence and Joseph Vodvarka - and 1 Libertarian - Dale Kerns –running. Brian Kelly is a conservative author and something of a perennial candidate (he ran for Congress in 2010 and 2016 and for Mayor Wilkes-Barre in 2015). His positions are very conservative and he has a quote from Margaret Thatcher on his website. He seems to be running as a write-in Democratic candidate, despite his stances, which would fit much better in the Republican party. Ray Uhric is an artist and also seems to be a non-serious candidate. He ran for President in 2016 and the Pennsylvania State legislature before that. He supports cutting taxes and regulations and ensuring the solvency of Social Security and pensions. Here is his website. Theresa Wright is an accountant and has also started several non-profit initiatives. Here is her webpage. Some of the issues that she supports are ending animal cruelty, increasing minimum wage, increased school funding, reduced US contributions to NATO, criminal justice reform and protecting Social Security. There is nothing on her website yet about healthcare. Dale Kerns is a Project Manager for an electrical contractor and a Libertarian candidate for Senate. He supports immigration reform along with strengthening the borders, reduced restrictions on gun ownership, ending the war on drugs, a gold-backed currency, auditing the Federal Reserve, reducing regulations and taxes, implementing term limits, a balanced budget amendment, etc. He has signed Grover Norquist’s pledge, which asks candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. Here is his website.
United States House of Representatives: Pennsylvania is the sixth most populous state and has 17 United States House Representatives, 5 Democrats, 11 Republicans and one currently vacant seat. Pennsylvania has a number of rather moderate Republicans whose voting records are more centrist.
PA-01: The incumbent is Robert Brady, a moderate Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 83%). He supports Medicare-for-All (HR 676). He is facing primary challenges by three Democrats, Nina Ahmad, Lindy Li and Willie Singletary. Nina Ahmad is a scientist with a PhD in molecular biology. She also served a former President of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women and as the Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement. This article has more information about her. Here is her website, but it does not have any information on what kinds of policies she would promote if elected. Lindy Li ran for Congress in 2016 for Pennsylvania District 6, but withdrew from that race when her opponent questioned the validity of her nominating petition –link. She does not have a formal campaign website, but here is her Facebook page. I skimmed the latest posts, which focused on the need to fight the opioid epidemic, criticism of the recently passed Republican tax bill, support of net neutrality, criticism of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and support for increased gun regulations. I didn’t try to read the whole Facebook page, so I might have missed some of the issues she supports. Willie Singletaryis a pastor and a former judge. He went to prison for lying to the FBI in a corruption scandal – link. He does not yet have a formal campaign website, but here is his Facebook page. The Facebook page posts focus mainly on fundraising. The only political position he mentions is saying that “healthcare is a right”, but then says CHIP must be funded (funding CHIP is a good position, but what about the rest of the population not covered by CHIP?). In this video, he also suggests he would support additional education funding, end the school to prison pipeline, raise the minimum wage and support senior services.
PA-02: The incumbent is Dwight Evans, a pretty progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 91%). He is a member of the House Progressive Caucus and he supports Medicare-for-All (HR 676). Right now, he has no challengers.
PA-03: The incumbent is Mike Kelly, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are two Democrats competing to challenge him, Brian Skibo and Chris Rieger. Brian Skibo is a brain cancer survivor. He knows first-hand about the important protections the ACA gives to those with serious pre-existing health conditions. He supports requiring all elected officials at the federal level to hold in-person town halls with their constituents during every congressional recess. He also supports healthcare for all (but didn’t say what form that should take), equal subsidies for all forms of energy production, a tax code that equalizes competition between small local businesses and large multinational corporations and helping college students with programs to reduce their debt and decrease costs of tuition. Here is his website. Chris Rieger is a lawyer whose practice represents the interests of working people in debt relief, landlord-tenant, and consumer protection matters. He supports Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage and getting money out of politics. I think he is a strong candidate. Here is his website.
PA-04: The incumbent is Scott Perry, a pretty conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is a member of the House Freedom Caucus. There are two Democrats competing to challenge him, Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson and George Scott. Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson has worked as the communications and global connectivity manager for the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, as an aide to Senator Bob Casey and as a former assistant and advisor to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Obama. She supports $15/hr minimum wage, infrastructure spending, strengthening public education, reducing the costs of college (but didn’t say how she’d do that), strengthening the ACA (and allowing people 50 and older to buy into Medicare), protecting Social Security and Medicare (although she does say the retirement age should be raised) and fighting climate change. Here is her website. George Scott is a former military intelligence officer in the Army, CIA official and private contractor to the military in Iraq. After retiring from military service, he has become a Lutheran church chaplain. His website does not have many policy details, but he says he supports ‘a fiscally responsible solution that guarantees accessible and affordable health care for all Americans’, public education and reduced college costs.
PA-05: The incumbent is Glenn Thompson, a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing one Democrat, Marc Friedenberg. Marc Friedenberg is a lawyer who fought cases against Wall Street banks and a professor at Penn State University. He supports increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr, ending right-to-work laws, enforcing anti-trust laws, Medicare-for-All and supporting public education. He seems like a good candidate. Here is his website.
PA-06: The incumbent is a moderate Republican Ryan Costello, who was one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. His voting record overall is pretty good for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 23%). His district is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there are two Democrats competing to run against him, Bob Dettore and Chrissy Houlahan. Bob Dettore is a civil engineer and construction executive. He says that he “strongly believes that government should allocate its limited resources into investments in America’s infrastructure, universal national high-speed internet, and public education”, but there is no other information on his website about his political positions. Chrissy Houlahan is an engineer, a former Air Force captain and the former Chief Operating Officer of AND1, a retailer of basketball clothing and shoes. AND1 was accused of using Chinese sweatshop labor and her Republican opponent has been using that against her – link. She has been a strong fundraiser. Houlahan supports strengthening the ACA, increased spending on public education, a living wage (but didn’t define how much that would be), getting money out of politics and fighting climate change. Here is her website.
PA-07: The incumbent is another moderate Republican Patrick Meehan, who was also one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He just announced that he is retiring. His district is also considered potentially competitive for Democrats. There is one Republican running, Joe Billie. There are also five Dems competing to run against him, Daylin Leach, Drew McGinty, Elizabeth Moro, Dan Muroff and Molly Sheehan. Daylin Leach is a lawyer and a Pennsylvania State Senator. He supports investing in infrastructure to create good jobs, fair trade policies, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, paid family leave, creating a free college option and urgently fighting climate change. He also supports enacting Medicare-for-all. He will press for a constitutional amendment to end Citizens United, and he wants to end political gerrymandering and enact a Voter Bill of Rights so every vote is counted. He seems a very good candidate. Here is his website. Drew McGinty is an IT consultant for the healthcare industry. He describes himself as a moderate Democrat who will “advocate for sensible and realist solutions that deliver incremental and timely improvement”. His issues page is not very detailed. On healthcare, he wants to “preserve our current private-public payer model”. In other words, he does not support Medicare-for-All. On college education, he says that he “supports making a debt-free college a reality for all, but to achieve this we must limit the cost on the American taxpayers”. Does he mean that the costs should be borne by the student? He does want to end fracking and promote green energy development, protect Social Security, increased gun regulations, reduced penalties for marijuana possession, providing a path to citizenship for Dreamers and term limits for Congress. Here is his webpage. Elizabeth Moro is a real estate broker. Here website has a pretty well-laid out and detailed ‘Issues’ page. She supports campaign finance reform and ending Citizens United, fair trade agreements, finding a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, internet privacy, reducing college costs (but didn’t mention free college tuition), fighting global warming, protecting open spaces, increasing the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), increasing regulation on Wall Street, etc. Here is her website. Dan Muroff is a lawyer and served as the president of the board of CeaseFirePA, a Pennsylvania gun violence prevention organization. He wants to eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, increase the minimum wage to $15/hr, guarantee paid family and sick leave, protect unions, fight the opioid epidemic, protect the ACA (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), promote green energy development and reducing gun violence. Here is his website. Molly Sheehan is a bioengineer. She supports job retraining, infrastructure spending and equality for minorities, LGBTQ people and women. Here is not really anything on her website about healthcare, minimum wage, free college tuition or money in politics.
PA-08: The incumbent is Brian Fitzpatrick, a moderate Republican who was one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. His voting record is quite progressive for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 37%). He is facing a primary challenge by 2 Republicans – Dean Malik and Valerie Mihalek. His district is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there is also one Dem running - Rachel Reddick. Rachel Reddick is a lawyer in a Navy. She supports the ACA (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), protecting public education, allowing people to refinance student loans at a lower interest rate (but no mention of free college tuition), developing clean energy and increased oversight by Congress on military adventures abroad. This article states that “until last August, she was a Republican”. Here is her website.
PA-09: The incumbent is Bill Shuster, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. This article says “A Democrat last held the 9th District seat in the 1930s when the district included Allentown. For the past 45 years either Bill Shuster or his father, Bud, has held the seat.” However, Shuster is not running for his seat again, opening this position to someone outside the Shuster family. He has stated that he will spend his final year in Congress working with Trump on the infrastructure plan – link. There are three Republicans, John Eichelberger, Art Halvorson and Dave Reed (state House majority leader), running for his seat. There is also one Democrat running, Adam Sedlock. Adam Sedlock is a psychologist, who ran against Shuster in 2016, but lost. Sedlock promises to have a better organized campaign this time around. But he still does not have a formal campaign website. Here is his Facebook page, but it does not have much detail on his political positions.
PA-10: The incumbent is another extremely conservative Republican Tom Marino, who also voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing a primary challenge by Doug McLinko (who is the Bradford county commissioner). There is also one Democrat running against him, Judy Herschel. Judy Herschel describes herself as “a certified drug/alcohol counselor and community advocate”. She supports the ACA, but says we need to continue discussions on Medicare-for-All. She also supports increasing the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), strengthening public education (and fighting privatization), universal pre-K education, 2 free years of community college and the ability to refinance student loans, closing gun show loopholes, fighting the opioid crisis, net neutrality, strengthening unions, ending Citizens United, etc. Here is a YouTube video of one of her speeches. Here is her webpage.
PA-11: The incumbent Lou Barletta is a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. Barletta is not running again, because he’s running for US Senate against Casey. There are five Republicans competing for his seat, Stephen Bloom (State Rep.), Sean Donahue, Andrew Lewis, Dan Meuser and Andrew Shecktor. There are also 2 Democrats running, Alan Howe and Denny Wolff. Alan Howe is an Air Force veteran with many medals and awards. He wants to strengthen the ACA and provide a public option, but hesitates on Medicare-for-All, because he thinks it would be too disruptive. He suggests more education is necessary for people than in times past and that the government has a role there. But he does not specifically state support for free college education and I think he is more supportive of increased Pell Grants and similar approaches. He does support removing the cap on Social Security contributions, taxing investment income at the same rate as labor and increasing the tax rates on people making 2 million or more per year. He would end all federal prohibitions on drugs and return those decisions to the states. He also supports urgently fighting climate change. Here is his website. Denny Wolf is a dairy farmer, who has served on the World Trade Organization’s Agriculture Technical Committee and as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture. He has also served on the Economic Development and Homeland Security committee, the Conservation Commission, the Farmland Preservation Board and on the Board of Trustees at Penn State University. He is a founder of Camp Victory, a camp for children with special needs. His website does not have an issues page or information on the types of policies he would support, though it is likely he would be an advocate for farmers.
The remaining Congressional districts and the governor's race will be described in the second post on Pennsylvania, which should come out in a few days.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, they are all posted in the new subreddit we made to hold all of these BetterKnowAState. These are the states we’ve done so far that are listed in that subreddit – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (partial), West Virginia and Wyoming. The remaining states are a work in progress
NEXT STATE UP – Pennsylvania Part 2
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2018.01.29 13:04 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Pennsylvania – discuss Pennsylvania politics and candidates

Welcome to our 44th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on PENNSYLVANIA. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
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Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Pennsylvania is March 6, 2018, although that may have changed for the Congressional elections, due to the recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering. Here is information on filing at the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s website – link. It states:
Candidates for Representative in Congress should check the Department of State’s website for additional information in the coming weeks regarding the availability of nomination petition forms, as well as information about the revised schedule for circulating and filing nomination petitions for the office of Representative in Congress. The Department will make nomination petition forms and instructions available for the office of Representative in Congress as soon as possible after a new Congressional Reapportionment Plan is approved.
The date of the primary election in Pennsylvania is May 15, 2018. Pennsylvania has closed primary elections, which means that voters need to be registered with the party whose candidate they want to vote for.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators:. The Senators from Pennsylvania are Bob Casey and Pat Toomey. Casey is a moderate Democrat up for re-election in 2018 (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 85%). Casey supports the ACA (he has not co-sponsored Bernie’s bill for Medicare-for-All). He also supports immigration reform, LGBTQ rights, He opposes privatization of Social Security and school vouchers. Casey is anti-abortion, he voted for PIPA and he just voted to extend the NSA surveillance on Americans. Three Democrats are primarying Casey - Brian Kelly, Ray Uhric and Theresa Wright. There are also 7 Republicans - Paul Addis – Businessman, Cynthia Ayers, Lou Barletta - U.S. Rep., Jim Christiana - State Rep., Paul DeLong, Bobby Lawrence and Joseph Vodvarka - and 1 Libertarian - Dale Kerns –running. Brian Kelly is a conservative author and something of a perennial candidate (he ran for Congress in 2010 and 2016 and for Mayor Wilkes-Barre in 2015). His positions are very conservative and he has a quote from Margaret Thatcher on his website. He seems to be running as a write-in Democratic candidate, despite his stances, which would fit much better in the Republican party. Ray Uhric is an artist and also seems to be a non-serious candidate. He ran for President in 2016 and the Pennsylvania State legislature before that. He supports cutting taxes and regulations and ensuring the solvency of Social Security and pensions. Here is his website. Theresa Wright is an accountant and has also started several non-profit initiatives. Here is her webpage. Some of the issues that she supports are ending animal cruelty, increasing minimum wage, increased school funding, reduced US contributions to NATO, criminal justice reform and protecting Social Security. There is nothing on her website yet about healthcare. Dale Kerns is a Project Manager for an electrical contractor and a Libertarian candidate for Senate. He supports immigration reform along with strengthening the borders, reduced restrictions on gun ownership, ending the war on drugs, a gold-backed currency, auditing the Federal Reserve, reducing regulations and taxes, implementing term limits, a balanced budget amendment, etc. He has signed Grover Norquist’s pledge, which asks candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. Here is his website.
United States House of Representatives: Pennsylvania is the sixth most populous state and has 17 United States House Representatives, 5 Democrats, 11 Republicans and one currently vacant seat. Pennsylvania has a number of rather moderate Republicans whose voting records are more centrist.
PA-01: The incumbent is Robert Brady, a moderate Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 83%). He supports Medicare-for-All (HR 676). He is facing primary challenges by three Democrats, Nina Ahmad, Lindy Li and Willie Singletary. Nina Ahmad is a scientist with a PhD in molecular biology. She also served a former President of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women and as the Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement. This article has more information about her. Here is her website, but it does not have any information on what kinds of policies she would promote if elected. Lindy Li ran for Congress in 2016 for Pennsylvania District 6, but withdrew from that race when her opponent questioned the validity of her nominating petition –link. She does not have a formal campaign website, but here is her Facebook page. I skimmed the latest posts, which focused on the need to fight the opioid epidemic, criticism of the recently passed Republican tax bill, support of net neutrality, criticism of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and support for increased gun regulations. I didn’t try to read the whole Facebook page, so I might have missed some of the issues she supports. Willie Singletaryis a pastor and a former judge. He went to prison for lying to the FBI in a corruption scandal – link. He does not yet have a formal campaign website, but here is his Facebook page. The Facebook page posts focus mainly on fundraising. The only political position he mentions is saying that “healthcare is a right”, but then says CHIP must be funded (funding CHIP is a good position, but what about the rest of the population not covered by CHIP?). In this video, he also suggests he would support additional education funding, end the school to prison pipeline, raise the minimum wage and support senior services.
PA-02: The incumbent is Dwight Evans, a pretty progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 91%). He is a member of the House Progressive Caucus and he supports Medicare-for-All (HR 676). Right now, he has no challengers.
PA-03: The incumbent is Mike Kelly, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are two Democrats competing to challenge him, Brian Skibo and Chris Rieger. Brian Skibo is a brain cancer survivor. He knows first-hand about the important protections the ACA gives to those with serious pre-existing health conditions. He supports requiring all elected officials at the federal level to hold in-person town halls with their constituents during every congressional recess. He also supports healthcare for all (but didn’t say what form that should take), equal subsidies for all forms of energy production, a tax code that equalizes competition between small local businesses and large multinational corporations and helping college students with programs to reduce their debt and decrease costs of tuition. Here is his website. Chris Rieger is a lawyer whose practice represents the interests of working people in debt relief, landlord-tenant, and consumer protection matters. He supports Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage and getting money out of politics. I think he is a strong candidate. Here is his website.
PA-04: The incumbent is Scott Perry, a pretty conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is a member of the House Freedom Caucus. There are two Democrats competing to challenge him, Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson and George Scott. Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson has worked as the communications and global connectivity manager for the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, as an aide to Senator Bob Casey and as a former assistant and advisor to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Obama. She supports $15/hr minimum wage, infrastructure spending, strengthening public education, reducing the costs of college (but didn’t say how she’d do that), strengthening the ACA (and allowing people 50 and older to buy into Medicare), protecting Social Security and Medicare (although she does say the retirement age should be raised) and fighting climate change. Here is her website. George Scott is a former military intelligence officer in the Army, CIA official and private contractor to the military in Iraq. After retiring from military service, he has become a Lutheran church chaplain. His website does not have many policy details, but he says he supports ‘a fiscally responsible solution that guarantees accessible and affordable health care for all Americans’, public education and reduced college costs.
PA-05: The incumbent is Glenn Thompson, a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing one Democrat, Marc Friedenberg. Marc Friedenberg is a lawyer who fought cases against Wall Street banks and a professor at Penn State University. He supports increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr, ending right-to-work laws, enforcing anti-trust laws, Medicare-for-All and supporting public education. He seems like a good candidate. Here is his website.
PA-06: The incumbent is a moderate Republican Ryan Costello, who was one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. His voting record overall is pretty good for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 23%). His district is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there are two Democrats competing to run against him, Bob Dettore and Chrissy Houlahan. Bob Dettore is a civil engineer and construction executive. He says that he “strongly believes that government should allocate its limited resources into investments in America’s infrastructure, universal national high-speed internet, and public education”, but there is no other information on his website about his political positions. Chrissy Houlahan is an engineer, a former Air Force captain and the former Chief Operating Officer of AND1, a retailer of basketball clothing and shoes. AND1 was accused of using Chinese sweatshop labor and her Republican opponent has been using that against her – link. She has been a strong fundraiser. Houlahan supports strengthening the ACA, increased spending on public education, a living wage (but didn’t define how much that would be), getting money out of politics and fighting climate change. Here is her website.
PA-07: The incumbent is another moderate Republican Patrick Meehan, who was also one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He just announced that he is retiring. His district is also considered potentially competitive for Democrats. There is one Republican running, Joe Billie. There are also five Dems competing to run against him, Daylin Leach, Drew McGinty, Elizabeth Moro, Dan Muroff and Molly Sheehan. Daylin Leach is a lawyer and a Pennsylvania State Senator. He supports investing in infrastructure to create good jobs, fair trade policies, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, paid family leave, creating a free college option and urgently fighting climate change. He also supports enacting Medicare-for-all. He will press for a constitutional amendment to end Citizens United, and he wants to end political gerrymandering and enact a Voter Bill of Rights so every vote is counted. He seems a very good candidate. However, he has been accused of sexual harassment of his staff (see comments to this thread). Here is his website. Drew McGinty is an IT consultant for the healthcare industry. He describes himself as a moderate Democrat who will “advocate for sensible and realist solutions that deliver incremental and timely improvement”. His issues page is not very detailed. On healthcare, he wants to “preserve our current private-public payer model”. In other words, he does not support Medicare-for-All. On college education, he says that he “supports making a debt-free college a reality for all, but to achieve this we must limit the cost on the American taxpayers”. Does he mean that the costs should be borne by the student? He does want to end fracking and promote green energy development, protect Social Security, increased gun regulations, reduced penalties for marijuana possession, providing a path to citizenship for Dreamers and term limits for Congress. Here is his webpage. Elizabeth Moro is a real estate broker. Here website has a pretty well-laid out and detailed ‘Issues’ page. She supports campaign finance reform and ending Citizens United, fair trade agreements, finding a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, internet privacy, reducing college costs (but didn’t mention free college tuition), fighting global warming, protecting open spaces, increasing the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), increasing regulation on Wall Street, etc. Here is her website. Dan Muroff is a lawyer and served as the president of the board of CeaseFirePA, a Pennsylvania gun violence prevention organization. He wants to eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, increase the minimum wage to $15/hr, guarantee paid family and sick leave, protect unions, fight the opioid epidemic, protect the ACA (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), promote green energy development and reducing gun violence. Here is his website. Molly Sheehan is a bioengineer. She supports job retraining, infrastructure spending and equality for minorities, LGBTQ people and women. Here is not really anything on her website about healthcare, minimum wage, free college tuition or money in politics.
PA-08: The incumbent is Brian Fitzpatrick, a moderate Republican who was one of only 20 House Republicans to vote ‘no’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare. His voting record is quite progressive for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 37%). He is facing a primary challenge by 2 Republicans – Dean Malik and Valerie Mihalek. His district is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there are also three Dems running - Rachel Reddick, Steve Bacher and Scott Wallace. Rachel Reddick is a lawyer in a Navy. She supports the ACA (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), protecting public education, allowing people to refinance student loans at a lower interest rate (but no mention of free college tuition), developing clean energy and increased oversight by Congress on military adventures abroad. This article states that “until last August, she was a Republican”. Here is her website. Steve Bacher is a consultant on grant writing and web design for Camp No Limits (a camp for children with missing or malformed limbs). He supports Medicare-for-All, a living wage (but didn't define how much that is), infrastructure spending, fighting climate change, raising taxes on the wealthy, free college tuition, universal background checks for guns, a path to citizenship for Dreamers, ending mass incarceration and private prisons and legalizing marijuana. Here is his website. Scott Wallace, along with his wife Charity Wallace, runs Wallace Global Initiative, a foundation helping empower women, fight climate change, and create the clean energy jobs of the future. Wallace is a lawyer and his family has been involved in politics for a long time. He is a descendent of Henry Wallace, FDR's Vice President. Scott Wallace has worked for the US Senate Judiciary Committee under Senator Arlen Specter, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, where he served as chief foreign policy and defense advisor to the Committee Chairman. He also worked at the the U.S. Justice Department His wife is a is a Senior Advisor at the George W. Bush Institute. His website does not have any information on the policies he supports.
PA-09: The incumbent is Bill Shuster, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. This article says “A Democrat last held the 9th District seat in the 1930s when the district included Allentown. For the past 45 years either Bill Shuster or his father, Bud, has held the seat.” However, Shuster is not running for his seat again, opening this position to someone outside the Shuster family. He has stated that he will spend his final year in Congress working with Trump on the infrastructure plan – link. There are three Republicans, John Eichelberger, Art Halvorson and Dave Reed (state House majority leader), running for his seat. There is also one Democrat running, Adam Sedlock. Adam Sedlock is a psychologist, who ran against Shuster in 2016, but lost. Sedlock promises to have a better organized campaign this time around. But he still does not have a formal campaign website. Here is his Facebook page, but it does not have much detail on his political positions.
Edit: another Democratic candidate, Susan Boser, just announced her run - link.
PA-10: The incumbent is another extremely conservative Republican Tom Marino, who also voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing a primary challenge by Doug McLinko (who is the Bradford county commissioner). There is also one Democrat running against him, Judy Herschel. Judy Herschel describes herself as “a certified drug/alcohol counselor and community advocate”. She supports the ACA, but says we need to continue discussions on Medicare-for-All. She also supports increasing the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), strengthening public education (and fighting privatization), universal pre-K education, 2 free years of community college and the ability to refinance student loans, closing gun show loopholes, fighting the opioid crisis, net neutrality, strengthening unions, ending Citizens United, etc. Here is a YouTube video of one of her speeches. Here is her webpage.
PA-11: The incumbent Lou Barletta is a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. Barletta is not running again, because he’s running for US Senate against Casey. There are five Republicans competing for his seat, Stephen Bloom (State Rep.), Sean Donahue, Andrew Lewis, Dan Meuser and Andrew Shecktor. There are also 2 Democrats running, Alan Howe and Denny Wolff. Alan Howe is an Air Force veteran with many medals and awards. He wants to strengthen the ACA and provide a public option, but hesitates on Medicare-for-All, because he thinks it would be too disruptive. He suggests more education is necessary for people than in times past and that the government has a role there. But he does not specifically state support for free college education and I think he is more supportive of increased Pell Grants and similar approaches. He does support removing the cap on Social Security contributions, taxing investment income at the same rate as labor and increasing the tax rates on people making 2 million or more per year. He would end all federal prohibitions on drugs and return those decisions to the states. He also supports urgently fighting climate change. Here is his website. Denny Wolf is a dairy farmer, who has served on the World Trade Organization’s Agriculture Technical Committee and as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture. He has also served on the Economic Development and Homeland Security committee, the Conservation Commission, the Farmland Preservation Board and on the Board of Trustees at Penn State University. He is a founder of Camp Victory, a camp for children with special needs. His website does not have an issues page or information on the types of policies he would support, though it is likely he would be an advocate for farmers.
The remaining Congressional districts and the governor's race will be described in the second post on Pennsylvania, which should come out in a few days.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, they are all posted in the new subreddit we made to hold all of these BetterKnowAState. These are the states we’ve done so far that are listed in that subreddit – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (partial), West Virginia and Wyoming. The remaining states are a work in progress
NEXT STATE UP – Pennsylvania Part 2
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2018.01.19 15:49 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Playoff Edition Championship Round - Minnesota (14-3) at Philadelphia Eagles(14-3)

Minnesota Vikings (14-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)
The Eagles proved the pundits and Vegas wrong as they pulled out a win against the Atlanta Falcons last Saturday despite being the first number one seed to be an underdog in their first game of the playoffs. The Eagles welcome the Minnesota Vikings to Lincoln Financial Field where they are again in the Underdog role as Vegas has them a +3. The team and the city embraced the moniker as Amazon as sold out of German Sheppard mask 2 separate times now since the masked were donned by Eagles DE Chris Long and RT Lane Johnson following the win against Atlanta. Overcoming the odds will be a little harder this week as the Vikings finished the season with the same record as the Eagles at 13-3 and boast one of, if not the best defense in the league this season. The Vikings have an impressive front seven which includes Linval Joseph, Everson Griffen, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, the unit is great at creating pressure and is second only to the Eagles in stopping the run. They also boast an impressive secondary that can play man to man and cover anyone in the league. Pederson and Reich will have their work cut out for them craft a game plan that will allow Nick Foles to succeed. I expect a lot of quick passes and leaning on the run game with some screens and the occasional shot to keep the Vikings off balance. On the other side of the ball, the Vikings have a backup of their own leading the offense in Case Keenum, however Keenum has been at the helm since week 3. Keenum has weapons on the outside in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to go along with big Kyle Rudolph at TE. The key for the Eagles will be getting pressure on Keenum which is where he struggled last week. The Eagles front seven has been great at putting pressure on the QB this season, so expect Graham, Cox, Curry, Long, Jernigan and Barnett to get after it. The game will be tough one, but the Eagles have played extremely well at home this season going 8-1 with the only loss coming to the Cowboys in a meaningless game where the starters were rested. The home crowd will try to push their team over the top to make it to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2004 season.
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Favorite/Opening Line: Minnesota by -3.5
OveUnder: 38
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 11-6, Minnesota 11-6
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Saturday’s game. Joe Buck will handle the play-by-play duties and Troy Aikman will provide analysis. Erin Andrews and Chris Myers will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
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Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Vikings Radio
Vikings Radio Network Paul Allen enters his 16th season in 2017 as the Vikings radio play-by-play voice is KFAN radio mid-day personality. Joining Allen as the color commentator was former Vikings linebacker and coach Pete Bercich.
National Radio
Westwood OneKevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Trent Green (analyst) will call the game broadcast. Ross Tucker will report from the sidelines.
Satellite Radio
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NFC East Standings
Team Record Pct Home Away Div Conf PF PA Strk
Eagles(XYZ) 13-3 .813 7-1 6-2 5-1 10-2 457 295 1L
Cowboys 9-7 .563 3-5 6-2 5-1 7-5 354 332 1W
Redskins 7-9 .438 5-3 2-6 1-5 5-7 342 388 1L
Giants 3-13 .188 2-6 1-7 1-5 1-11 246 388 1W
[x]-Clinched Division [Y]-Clinched 1st Round Bye [Z]-Clinched Home Field Advantage
NFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Eagles East 14-3
2 Vikings North 14-3
3 Rams West 11-6
4 Saints South 12-6
5 Panthers South 11-6
6 Falcons South 11-7
This Weekends NFC Games
Game Time Location
Eagles vs. Vikings 1/21/2018 6:40PM EST Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
AFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Patriots East 14-3
2 Steelers North 13-4
3 Jaguars South 12-6
4 Chiefs West 10-7
5 Titans South 10-7
6 Bills East 9-8
This Weekends AFC Games
Game Time Location
Patriots vs. Jaguars 1/21/2018 3:05PM EST Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Series Information
The Series is tied 13-13 with Vikings leading in the Regular season 13-10 and Eagles leading in the post season 3-0.
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 28th, 1962 at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Minnesota Vikings 31 – Philadelphia Eagles 21
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Minnesota Vikings (612-587)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 1-0 against the Vikings
Mike Zimmer: 0-1 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Mike Zimmer: Pederson leads 1-0
Quarterback Record
Nick Foles: Against Vikings: 0-2
Case Keenum: Against Eagles: 0-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Nick Foles vs Case Keenum: First meeting between the QBs
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Vikings 3-1
Record @ US Bank Stadium: N/A
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 5 - Vikings No. 2
Record
Eagles: 14-3
Vikings: 14-3
Last Meeting and Last at Site
Sunday, October 23rd, 2017
Eagles 21 - Vikings 10
The Eagles defense sacked Sam Bradford 6 times and Josh Huff returned a kickoff 98 yards in the 21-10 victory at the Linc, in a game that same 5 turnovers between both teams in the first quarter, three from the Eagles.
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Last Meeting in Playoffs
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
Eagles 26 – Vikings 14
The Eagles defense held the Vikings defense to 301 yards and Asante Samuel returned an errant Tavaris Jackson pass for a TD while a late short pass and 71 yard scamper by Brian Westbrook secured the Wild Card round win for the Eagles in Minneapolis.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
10/23/16 Eagles Vikings 21-10
12/15/13 Vikings Eagles 48-30
12/28/10 Vikings Eagles 24-14
1/4/09 Eagles Vikings 26-14
10/28/07 Eagles Vikings 23-16
1/16/05 Eagles Vikings 27-14
9/20/04 Eagles Vikings 27-16
11/11/01 Eagles Vikings 48-17
9/28/97 Vikings Eagles 28-19
12/6/92 Eagles Vikings 28-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Vikings Vikings
2017 Weekly Matchup
Championship Round - "Expert" Picks
2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Vikings Season Stats
2017 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 57 101 56.4 537 5 2 79.5
Wentz (IR) 265 440 60.2% 3296 33 7 101.9
Keenum 325 481 67.6% 3547 22 7 98.3
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount 173 824 47.9 4.4 2
Ajayi 70 408 58.3 5.8 1
Murray 216 842 52.6 3.9 8
McKinnon 150 570 35.6 3.8 3
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 74 824 58.9 11.1 8
Thielen 91 1276 79.8 14.0 4
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 9.5 38
Griffen 13.0 37
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 88 61 27 1.0
Kendricks 113 67 46 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Robinson 4 19
Smith 5 14
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 67 3033 62 45.3 40.6 21 5 1
Quigley 71 2994 56 42.2 39.2 29 0 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 31 26 83.9% 61 39/42
Forbath 38 32 84.2% 53 34/39
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Barner 10 194 19.4 27 0
McKinnon 12 312 26.0 39 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Barner 27 240 8.9 76 0 15
Sherels 39 372 9.5 46 0 24
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Vikings Stat Vikings Rank
Total Offense 365.8 7th 356.9 11th
Rush Offense 132.2 3rd 122.3 7th
Pass Offense 233.6 13th 234.6 11th
Points Per Game 28.6 3rd 23.9 10th
3rd-Down Offense 42% 8th 43.5% 3rd
4th-Down Offense 65% 3rd 14.3% 30th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 65.5 1st 57.9 9th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Vikings Stat Vikings Rank
Total Defense 306.5 4th 275.9 1st
Rush Defense 79.2 1st 83.6 2nd
Pass Defense 227.3 17th 192.4 2nd
Points Per Game 18.4 4th 15.8 1st
3rd-Down Defense 32% 3rd 25.3% 1st
4th-Down Defense 22% 1st 39.1% 12th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.3 20th 40.0 3rd
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Vikings Stat Vikings Rank
Turnover Diff. +11 4th +5 T-12th
Penalty Per Game 7.3 T-27th 6.3 11th
Penalty Yards Per Game 60.1 22nd 59.3 21st
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video The Eagles welcomed the Falcons in the the Linc where they have played well all season and continued that trend Saturday. The Eagles struggled early fumbling the ball 4 times in the first half and giving it away twice one of which was a short field of a muffled punt. The Eagles defense was able to hold the Falcons to just 10 points in the first half. The Eagles were able to come away with a TD and added a last second 53 yard FG to close out the half and bring the game with in a point. The Eagles added two more FGs in the second half, while the defense shutout the Falcons for the 15-10 win. The Falcons had a chance to win it at the end, but the Eagles defense held strong on the late goal line stand denying a Matt Ryan and Julio Jones 3 times. Following the game the Eagles embraced the underdog moniker as Chris Long and Lane Johnson donned dog masks.
Vikings - Video – The Vikings came out firing on all cylinders to start the game as they jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half and picked off Drew Brees twice. Brees and company were not going to go away quietly though as they fought back in the second half. Brees through 2 TD passes to Michael Thomas to bring that game within 3 before Forbath added a field goal to stretch the lead to 6. The games excitement level went through the roof at US Bank stadium. Alvin Kamara ran it in with 3 minutes left to give the Saints their first lead of the game. A minute and a half later Forbath kicked his third FG of the game for the Vikings to give them back the lead before just over a minute as Brees drove the Saints down the first and Lutz added a FG of his own to take the lead back. With just 25 seconds on the clock Sean Payton mocked the Viking faithful before Keenum completed a pass to Diggs to take them up to the 39 yard line before launching another pass to Diggs which he caught and spun away from the defender to go 61 yards for the game winning touchdown in dramatic fashion.
Connections
Vikings OC Pat Shurmur has spent 13 seasons with the Eagles - 1999-2001 as the OL/TEs Coach, 2002-08 as the QBs Coach and 2013-15 as the Offensive Coordinator. Shurmur served as the Eagles interim head coach for the 2015 regular season finale, a 35-30 win over the Giants, after the dismissal of Chip Kelly the previous week.
Vikings QB Sam Bradford played for Philadelphia in 2015, setting Eagles franchise records for completions in a season (346) and completion percentage in a season (65.0). The Eagles acquired Bradford via trade on March 10, 2014 from St. Louis and traded him to Minnesota on September 3, 2016.
Vikings LB Eric Kendricks is the younger brother of Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks.
Vikings Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman, Coordinator of Rehabilitation/Assistant Athletic Trainer Tom Hunkele and Assistant Athletic Trainer Rob Roche all spent time with the Eagles prior to joining the Vikings.
Eagles DT Beau Allen is a Minnetonka, MN native and was named to the Minnesota Vikings All-State HS Football Team in 2009.
Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd grew up in Philadelphia and attended George Washington High School.
Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes started alongside Eagles LB Nigel Bradham while at Florida State.
Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd was teammates with Eagles TE Trey Burton, K Caleb Sturgis and S Jaylen Watkins at Florida.
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Vikings
OT Lane Johnson WR Adam Thielen (Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) DE Everson Griffen (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) CB Xavior Rhodes (Starter)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) LB Anthony Barr
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) S Harrison Smith (1st Alt)
FS Malcom Jenkins DT Linval Joseph (2nd Alt)
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt) Lb Eric Kendricks (3rd Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (3rd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Ed Hochuli
Since Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Lurie’s first full season in 1995 (23 seasons), Philadelphia has qualified for six NFC Championships (26.1%).
The Eagles’ six conference championship appearances (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2017) since 1995 are the 4th-most in the NFL, trailing only New England (13), Pittsburgh (eight) and Green Bay (seven). Since 2001, Philadelphia is tied with Pittsburgh for the 2nd-most such appearances (six), behind New England (12).
The last time Philadelphia hosted an NFC title game was during the 2004 season (1/23/05 vs. Atlanta - W, 27-10).
Philadelphia finished the regular season with a franchise record-tying 13 wins (also 2004), tying Minnesota, New England and Pittsburgh for the best record in the NFL.
The Eagles are 14-7 (.667) all-time at home in the playoffs, including a 5-3 (.625) mark at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia has produced a 14-3 (.824) record at home under head coach Doug Pederson, which is the best home record in the NFL over the last two seasons (including playoffs). The Eagles also own the best home record in the NFL this season at 8-1 (.889).
Philadelphia has outscored opponents 244-117 (+127) at home this season, allowing just 13.0 points per game.
Philadelphia led the NFL in red zone TD efficiency (65.5%), time of possession (32:41) and opponent rushing yards per game (79.2). The Eagles also tied with New England for the NFL lead in point differential (+162).
Philadelphia’s 457 points ranked 3rd in the NFL, behind L.A. Rams (478) and New England (458). The Eagles’ 457 points were also the 2nd-most in team history, trailing only their 2014 production (474).
Philadelphia led the NFL in rushing defense (79.2), posting their lowest mark since 1991 (71.0). The Eagles’ 79.2 opponent rushing yards per game were the fewest allowed by an NFL team since the 2014 Lions (69.3).
Philadelphia ranked 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards per game (132.2), behind Jacksonville (141.4) and Dallas (132.2). The Eagles also ranked 3rd in third-down defense (32.2%) and fourth-down offense (65.4%).
Philadelphia produced the 4th-most takeaways in the NFL (31), trailing only Baltimore (34), Jacksonville (33) and Detroit (32). The Eagles ranked 4th in the NFL in turnover differential (+11), behind Baltimore (+17), Kansas City (+15) and L.A. Chargers (+12).
Draft Picks
Eagles Vikings
DE Derek Barnett RB Dalvin Cook
CB Sidney Jones C Pat Elfein
CB Rasul Douglas DT Jaleel Johnson
WR Mack Hollins LB Ben Gedeon
RB Donnel Pumphrey WR Rodney Adams
WR Shelton Gibson OG Danny Isidora
LB Nathan Gerry TE Bucky Hodges
DT Elijah Qualls WR Stacy Coley
DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
LB Elijah Lee
CB Jack Tocho
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Vikings
WR Torrey Smith OT Riley Reiff
WR Alshon Jeffery OT Mike Remmers
DE Chris Long RB Latavius Murray
DT Timmy Jernigan QB Case Keenum
RB LaGarrett Blount P Ryan Quigley
CB Patrick Robinson WR Michael Floyd
G Chance Warmack
S Corey Graham
CB Ronald Darby
K Jake Elliott
LB Dannell Ellerbe
OT Will Beatty
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Vikings
CB Nolan Carroll LB Chad Greenway
DE Connor Barwin G Brandon Fusco
DT Bennie Logan Rhett Ellison
QB Chase Daniel OT Matt Kalil
CB Leodis McKelvin WR Charles Johnson
WR Dorial Green-Beckham CB Captain Munnerlyn
DE Marcus Smith WKR Cordarrelle Patterson
RB Ryan Mathews OT Andre Smith
RB Matt Asiata
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge

Matchups

Eagles WRs vs. Vikings DBs IMAGE. (CAPS = Shadow Coverage)
Tm WDB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
PHI ALSHON JEFFERY LWR 75 218 4.48 577 45 16 39 20 50 1.44 80 -8
MIN XAVIER RHODES RCB 73 218 4.43 520 28 5 67 19 55 1.25 83.7
PHI Torrey Smith RWR 72 205 4.41 465 38 17 45 14 61 0.99 41.4 -48
MIN Trae Waynes LCB 72 190 4.31 515 71 4 26 23 58 1.7 77.2
PHI Nelson Agholor Slot 72 198 4.42 502 7 86 7 19 67 1.58 79.1 -6
MIN Terence Newman Slot 70 197 4.37 311 5 88 7 18 55 1.04 81.5
Vikings WRs vs. Eagles DBs IMAGE
Tm WDB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
MIN Stefon Diggs RWR 72 191 4.46 448 24 24 52 22 65 1.96 85.4 11
PHI Jalen Mills LCB 72 191 4.61 609 87 3 10 18 60 1.14 71
MIN Adam Thielen Slot 74 200 568 27 52 21 26 66 2.49 83.6 4
PHI Patrick Robinson Slot 71 191 4.46 464 6 80 14 19 56 1.34 90.4
MIN Laquon Treadwell LWR 74 215 4.52 315 63 8 28 11 57 0.65 46.3 -49
PHI Ronald Darby RCB 71 193 4.38 232 6 3 91 22 55 1.5 81.8
TE Matchups IMAGE
Tm TE/Def H Wt Rt Bl% Inl% S% W% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
MIN Kyle Rudolph 78 265 527 16 53 41 6 18 73 1.2 80.6 8
PHI Malcolm Jenkins (S) 72 204 262 8 64 0.48 83.8
PHI Zach Ertz 77 250 488 7 42 41 17 23 73 1.82 85.7 8
MIN Eric Kendricks (LB) 72 232 84 12 40 0.69 76.9
OL/DL Matchups IMAGE
Note: Pressure Rate and Yards Before Contact are projected numbers based on the starters' grades and are adjusted for injuries. All other stats are based on this season's data
Tm Press% SkConv YBCon Runs ins. 5 yd ln/gm TD ins. 5 yd ln% PB Adv. RB Adv
MIN (OL) 4.2 10 1.5 1.1 39 -13 -20
PHI (DL) 7.3 19 1.36 0.6 33
PHI (OL) 4.4 16 1.84 1 31 -12 6
MIN (DL) 6.9 16 1.43 0.9 40
Stats to Know
Trench Warfare
Despite having a much higher average grade of starting Offensive Linemen, the Eagles' OL has allowed the same number of pressures as Minnesota's (154). The Vikings have allowed 12 fewer sacks, however. The Eagles' OL edged the Vikings' in terms of Pass Block Efficiency, which measures pressure allowed on a per-snap basis with weighting toward sacks allowed.
On the other side of the ball, Minnesota has an Interior Defender positionally in the top 10 (9th) in Run Stop %, Linval Joseph, while the Eagles have an Edge Defender positionally in the top 5 (4th) in Run Stop %, Vinny Curry. As far as Pass Rushers go, the Eagles have 2 Edge Defenders in the top 20 for Pass Rush Productivity--also a snap-weighted stat--in Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry, while Minnesota has 2 Edge Defenders in the top 20 for total pressures generated, Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter. On the Interior, Vikings cannot much the pressure generation of the Eagles, with Fletcher Cox leading the way and spreading the rest out just about evenly between Beau Allen and Timmy Jernigan. The Vikings also have even pressure generation between Tom Johnson and Linval Joseph, but the Eagles main DIs have generated about 30 more pressures in total, in the regular season.
Across the entire Defensive Lines, including all players, in the regular season the Vikings have generated 232 pressures to Philly's 306. Both Defensive Lines can get after it. --Courtesy of PFF Elite
Matchups to Watch
Eagles Offensive Line vs Vikings Defensive Front
The Vikings enter the NFCCG with the most talented defensive front the Eagles will face on the season. The Eagles defensive matchups will be discussed later on but this match up here is probably the most important match up for the Eagles to win this game. If you only took the word of Vikings fans, you’d walk away thinking everyone on the Vikings is literally Jesus and the Eagles don’t have a chance. We know that is not true since the Vikings do not have a Pro Bowl safety and that makes them fallible. Up the middle they feature the former but still quite literal giant Linval Joseph who finished the season as the 11th best Interior Defender per PFF and 10th best Defensive Tackle on NFL1000. Joseph is monster against the run and pretty solid as an interior rusher as well. His presence gives Zimmer the opportunity to send the blitzes he wants to send with regularity. Joseph is a strong finisher and can more than adequately handle himself on double teams. Next to him is Tom Johnson, who is PFFs 53rd rated interior defender and NFL1000s 15th. Johnson is a pretty reliable 3-tech that is good as a pass rusher and in the run game. The Vikings also have a great EDGE rushing duo in Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter. Griffen finished as the 10th best EDGE rusher on PFF, which is misleading given his score was an elite 90.1. He also finished as a 3rd best 4-3 DE per NFL1000. He is a game wrecker and is excellent as a pass rusher and run defender. Danielle Hunter obviously overcompensates for his girly name and openly carries his guns on Sunday’s. Per PFF Hunter ranks as the 32nd EDGE rusher and the 20th ranked 4-3 DE per NFL1000. They are as formidable a pair as the Eagles have faced all season on a line that is as talented as the Eagles as a whole. This doesn’t include Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks who will also look to party in the backfield Sunday as Mike Zimmer is not afraid to bring his patented Double-A Gap blitzes. Fortunately, the Eagles have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL even without Jason Peters. Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce are the best players at their respective positions in the league and 1st team All-Pros. Brandon Brooks is also deserving of All-Pro honors even though he wasn’t recognized as one. Stefan Wisniewski has been a very reliable left guard all season even with some bumps in pass protection. Big V has been up and down this season at LT but would start at tackle for a number of teams in the NFL. This is the premier match up in this game and could really help determine the winner. With Foles at QB, the Eagles coaches and OL must consistently execute the game plan well against a defensive line that has the ability to take over games. The Eagles will need to find a way to be balanced against this group while keeping Foles clean. It won’t be an easy battle for the Eagles and Vikings may get their share of wins, but if they play well enough they could help control the game. The trenches can make all the difference.
Eagles Defensive Line vs. Vikings Offensive Line
The reason why Mike Zimmer had eye problems the last few years was due to having to watch his offensive line. Gone are the days of human turnstile TJ Clemmings. The Vikings made a strong effort to reshape their OL this past offseason; in the process, they elevated their offenses level of play. Make no mistake; while the unit is improved it’s still vulnerable to good defensive lines. The Eagles have the best defensive line the Vikings will face this season. Rookie Pat Elflein has solidified the Center position for the Vikings and has had a solid year despite ranking 32nd on PFF among all Centers. Free agent acquisition Riley Reiff has been solid at Left Tackle finishing as the 14th best Left Tackle on NFL1000 and the 60th best tackle per PFF this season. Don’t let the wide variation in grades fool you, he is better than anything they’ve had of late and it has been a noticeable difference. Old man Joe Berger occupies one guard spot for the Vikings and has had a solid season for them finishing as PFFs 15th ranked guard. Berger has been equally good in run and pass protection. These three have helped steady a very bad offensive line but are they good enough to help hide the holes that have presented themselves of late? At the end of the regular season, starting guard Nick Easton landed on IR. The Vikings decided to shift Mike Remmers inside to fill his position while starting Rashod Hill at Right Tackle. Needless to say Hill has been a liability outside for the Vikings and will see a lot of Brandon Graham during the game. Hill struggled a lot with Cam Jordan last week and it doesn’t get easier this week. Fletcher Cox is fresh off a game wrecking performances and looking to attack the suspect Vikings interior line. The Eagles can bring the heat from all spots along the line and can do it with more regularity than almost every team in the NFL. The Vikings struggled for part of the game last week. They’ll likely struggle again this week in this department. How much is to be determined but the Eagles certainly need their defensive line to wreck the Vikings game plan in order to win. They’ll be an influence in this game it’s just a matter of how much.
Nick Foles vs. Vikings Pass Defense
The Eagles enter the game with one of the best rushing attacks in football thanks to good running backs and one of the toughest, well-executed run schemes in the league. Like the Eagles, the Vikings defense is excellent against the run. The Eagles will use the run game to help put the offense in more favorable situations and to keep the Vikings off balance but at some point Nick Foles is going to have to help the offense move the ball down the field. The Vikings defense is very talented in the secondary featuring a lesser Malcolm Jenkins in Harrison Smith, who is a candidate for DPOY. The Vikings use Smith everywhere and for everything. He finished as one of the best players in the NFL per PFF this season. Andrew Sendejo is in the concussion protocal but appears to be trending towards playing this week. Sendejo is the more traditional deep safety for the Vikings whose presence allows Harrision Smith to do his thing. The Vikings also feature one of the leagues most talented corners in Xavier Rhodes. Opposite him you’ll see 3rd year pro Trae Waynes. Rhodes is ranked as the 31st CB per PFF while Waynes is ranked 59th. These ranks can be a bit deceiving, especially for Rhodes. Waynes has become a good cornerback the last few years but is someone offenses would rather target than Xavier Rhodes. The Vikings also rotate Terrance Newman and Mackenzie Alexander into the game plan. The Eagles should be aware when either of these two are on the field and attack them with Nelson Agholor. Nelly has the speed and quickness to beat these two cornerbacks and make plays for the offense. Alshon Jeffery has had the time of his life against the Vikings considering he has done very well against them since 2013. The Vikings defense disguises a lot of their coverages and play smart football. They are very difficult to beat through the air especially when you factor in their pass rush. They are beatable when the rest of the pieces are put together on offense but it is going to have to take the Nick Foles the Eagles had in the second half of their first playoff game for the duration of this one. Otherwise, it could be a long day for the Eagles offense.
Eagles Defense vs. Vikings Weapons
This will be one of the more difficult matchups for the Eagles defense on the season when they take on the plethora of weapons and diverse offensive scheme the Vikings bring to the table. The Vikings enter with the 3rd ranked passing offense per DVOA on the season and it only makes sense when you look at the seasons Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs, and Adam Thielen have had. Both receivers are able to line up outside or in the slot and are excellent route runners with even better hands. It’s pretty amazing watching these two receivers go to work except for the fact the Eagles have to find a way to neutralize them this week. Diggs and Thielen finished 8th and 9th respectively per PFF among all WRs. Diggs finished as NFL1000 7th ranked outside receiver while Thielen finished as NFL1000 2nd ranked slot receiver in the NFL. Both are able to diagnose coverages, beat press man coverage, and find soft spots in zone defenses. Did I mention the hands? They’ll catch every Keenum YOLO ball when his ambitions are unable to match his arm talent. Speaking of Keenum where the heck did that come from? Say what you want about his future outlook but the season he has had is a testament to his ability to at least be good and the coaching staff’s ability to help him succeed. Keenum finished as PFFs 8th ranked QB and NFL1000 10th ranked QB for the 2017 season. He is able to diagnose coverage and find his receivers. He’s also built up a lot of chemistry with his receivers and trusts them to make plays with the football when he puts the ball in position. Keenum has been pretty good under pressure on the season, especially when outside the pocket. The Eagles will need to keep him in the pocket while rushing him hard and fast forcing him to make mistakes. We saw in the second half last week when he is under a lot of pressure he can make a lot of bonehead throws. He’s been fortunate on some to have talented receivers to make plays but has also done a good job putting passes in places that won’t hurt the team. The pass rush he’ll face Sunday is one of the best he’ll see. The Vikings will need to continue to beat man coverage given the emphasis the Eagles place on it. The Eagles need to be mindful of rub routes and all of the mesh routes/pick plays Shurmur likes to run to free open his receivers. The Eagles will be better served by mixing their coverages more often than normal. Confuse Keenum while forcing him into taking hits and making poor decisions. The Vikings still have the reliable tight end Kyle Rudolph. While he is down from the pace he set last year, he is also a reliable receiver and a popular red zone target for the Vikings. The Eagles need to be very wary of who is on the field and force the Vikings into 3rd and long situations. The the Vikings offense is nowhere near as effective on 3rd and long as they are in more favorable situations. Latavious Murray and Jerrick McKinnon are solid and complimentary backs but they aren’t the dynamic rusher that Dalvin Cook is. The Vikings offense took a solid hit when he went down. The Eagles will need to continue to dominate opposing rushing attacks while keeping the Vikings offense in worse looks to prevent them from winning their matchups more often. The receiving duo of Diggs and Thielen is probably the best starting pair the Eagles will face this season. The Eagles will more that earn that W if they manage these two.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview
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2017.09.29 02:42 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 4 - Philadelphia Eagles(2-1) at Los Angeles Chargers(0-3)

Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) at Los Angeles Chargers (0-3)
One week after sending the Giants to an 0-3 start after a last second 61 yard field goal, the Eagles take to the road against the winless Los Angeles Chargers and aim to put a proverbial nail in the season of quarterback Philip Rivers and Co. The Chargers are 0-3, but should not be slept on with weapons on offense and a dangerous pass rush the game won't be easy. Rivers will look to bounce back from one of the worst performances of his career and it will be Jim Schwartz and the Eagles defense job to make sure that doesn't happen. On the other side of the ball, balance offensively and getting the run going early against a Chargers defense that is giving up nearly 150 yards on the ground could hold the key to victory and will help keep the dangerous Chargers pass rush honest. The Chargers and Eagles always play each other tough with 9-11 games being decided by 8 points of fewer and I don't expect anything different this week at the StubHub Center.
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Date
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Game Time Game Location
4:05 PM - Eastern 18400 Avalon Boulevard
3:05 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
2:05 PM - Mountain Carson, CA 90746
1:05 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 75°F
Feels Like: 75°F
Forecast: Clear. Partly cloudy until afternoon.
Chance of Precipitation: 1%
Cloud Coverage: 23%
Wind: SW 6 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Los Angeles by -2
OveUnder: 48
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 1-2, Los Anegles 0-2-1
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Dick Stockton will handle the play-by-play duties and Mark Schlereth will provide analysis. Shannon Spake will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Chargers Radio
Chargers Radio Network Matt “Money” Smith (play-by-play), Nick Hardwick (color analyst), Shannon Farren (sidelines).
National Radio
Westwood One will carry the game nationally with Kevin Lee (play-by-play) and Ross Tucker (analyst) on the call.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Chargers Channel
Sirius Radio XM 228 (Internet 825) XM 226 (Internet 816)
XM Radio XM 228 (Internet 825) XM 226 (Internet 816)
Sirius XM Radio XM 228 (Internet 825)) XM 226 (Internet 816)
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NFC East Standings
Team Record PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
Eagles 2-1 0.67 1-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 77 68 9 W1
Cowboys 2-1 0.67 1-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 64 62 2 W1
Redskins 2-1 0.67 1-1 1-0 0-1 1-1 71 60 11 W2
Giants 0-3 0 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-3 37 70 -33 L3
Series Information
The Los Angeles Chargers lead the Philadelphia Eagles (7-4)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 6th, 1974 at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, CA. Philadelphia Eagles 13 - San Diego Chargers 7
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Los Angeles Chargers (216-211)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: This will be Pederson's first game vs. the Chargers
Anthony Lynn: This will be Lynn's first game vs. the Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
This will be the first game Pederson and Lynn faceoff
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: This will be Wentz's first game vs. the Chargers
Philip Rivers: Against Eagles: 2-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Philip Rivers: This will be the first game Wentz and Rivers face off
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Series Tied: 1-1
Record @ StubHub Center: This will be the first time the teams face off at the StubHub Center
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 12 - Chargers No. 27
Record
Eagles: 2-1
Chargers: 0-3
Last Meeting and Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
Eagles 30 - Chargers 33
TPhilip Rivers threw three touchdown passes to Eddie Royal, and Nick Novak kicked a 46-yard field goal with 7 seconds left to lead the San Diego Chargers past the Philadelphia Eagles 33-30. This game led to the Foles great 2013 season after Vick was knocked out of the game with a concussion.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
11/30/1980 Chargers Eagles 22-21
12/15/1985 Chargers Eagles 20-14
10/26/1986 Eagles Chargers 23-7
11/5/1989 Chargers Eagles 20-17
9/17/1995 Chargers Eagles 27-21
10/18/1998 Chargers Eagles 13-10
12/9/2001 Eagles Chargers 24-14
10/23/2005 Eagles Chargers 20-17
11/15/2009 Chargers Eagles 31-23
9/15/2013 Chargers Eagles 33-30
Injury Reports Depth Charts
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2017 Weekly Matchup
Week 4 - Iron Rank Matchup
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2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Chargers Season Stats
2017 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 72 116 62.1% 816 5 2 90.3
Rivers 73 112 65.2% 760 4 4 81.7
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount 26 113 37.7 4.3 1
Gordon 44 146 48.7 3.3 2
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 21 245 81.7 11.7 1
Allen 19 196 65.3 10.3 1
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 2.5 8.0
Ingram 5.5 11.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Mills 23 19 4 0
Brown 36 23 13 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Mills/Robinson/Douglas 1 3
Phillips 1 1
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 12 521 58 43.4 39.2 2 2 0
Kaser 14 650 66 46.4 37.9 7 2 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 6 4 66% 61 5/5
Koo 5 2 40% 41 6/6
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Smallwood 4 93 23.3 28 0
King 4 81 20.3 25 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles*(IR) 1 10 10.0 10 0 5
Smith 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
Benjamin 5 32 6.4 23 0 4
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Chargers Stat Chargers Rank
Total Offense 372.0 9th 315.3 18th
Rush Offense 119.3 9th 70.7 27th
Pass Offense 252.7 10th 244.7 11th
Points Per Game 25.7 10th 16.0 T-26th
3rd-Down Offense 48.8% 3rd 30.3% 29th
4th-Down Offense 66.7% T-6th 50% T-9th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% T-4th 62.5% T-11th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Chargers Stat Chargers Rank
Total Defense 341.0 21st 322.7 13th
Rush Defense 75.0 6th 146.7 31st
Pass Defense 266.0 25th 176.0 5th
Points Per Game 22.7 20th 22.3 T-18th
3rd-Down Defense 33.3 T-7th 42.5 25th
4th-Down Defense 0.0 T-1st 0.0 T-1st
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 40% T-4th 40% T-4th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Chargers Stat Chargers Rank
Turnover Diff. +1 T-10th -2 T-22nd
Penalty Per Game 7.0 T-13th 6.0 T-6th
Penalty Yards Per Game 69.7 22nd 52.3 7th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video – Rookie Jake Elliott kicked a 61-yard field goal as the clock expired to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 27-24 victory over the divisional rival New York Giants on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. The kick set and NFL rookie record for longest FG and was the longest FG in Eagles history as well. The Eagles were finally able to get the running game going as running backs Blount, Sproles, Clement and Sproles combined for 171 yards and two rushing TDs adding some balance to an offense that badly needing it. Elliott’s kick closed the door on a 4th quarter comeback effort by Eli Manning and Odell Beckham as the two hooked up twice for TDs and an injury ravaged Eagles defense that was missing its starting corner and strong safety for the game and lost starting defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and starting middle linebacker Jordan Hicks in the first half. The Eagles also lost versatile running back and return man Darren Sproles for the year as he tore his ACL and broke his arm on the same play.
Chargers - Video - The Chargers put themselves in a hole early with three first half interceptions and the Chargers were never able to recover as they fell to the Chiefs, 24-10. Melvin Gordon registered a TD for his third-straight game late in the first quarter, but it was the only time the offense would find the end zone for the rest of the afternoon. On defense, the Chargers were able to hold the high powered Chiefs’ offense in check for most the day, as Melvin Ingram recorded a career-high 3.0 sacks. And the Bolts were able to get home on Alex Smith five times, but it unfortunately wasn’t enough as L.A. fell to 0-3.
Connections
Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich served as the Chargers’ QBs coach in 2013 and offensive coordinatorduring the 2014-15 seasons
Eagles TEs coach Justin Peelle was selected by the Chargers in the 4th round (103rd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, where he spent four seasons (2002-05)
Eagles CB Patrick Robinson played for the Chargers in 2015
Chargers DT Damion Square was originally signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2013
Eagles RB Corey Clement and Chargers RB Melvin Gordon set the single-season FBS record for rushing yards by teammates (3,536 yards) while playing together at Wisconsin.
Eagles Running back Darren Sproles (IR) was drafted by the Chargers in the 4th round and played 6 seasons with them (2005-2010)
Eagles DE Chris Long is from Santa Monica, CA
Philadelphia DT Elijah Qualls is from Petaluma, CA
Philadelphia LB Joe Walker is from Palos Verdes, CA
Eagles WR Nelson Agholor went to USC (2012-14)
Eagles TE Zach Ertz went to Stanford (2009-13) and is from Orange County, CA
2016 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Chargers
OT Jason Peters (Starter) CB Casey Hayward (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
FS Rodney McLeod (1st Alt)
PR Darren Sproles (1st Alt)
C Jason Kelce (2nd Alt)
ST Chris Maragos (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Carl Cheffers
In the all-time series between the Eagles and Chargers, 9 of 11 games have been decided by 8-or-fewer points, including 5 games by 3-or-fewer points
The Eagles lead the NFC with a .587 winning percentage against AFC opponents since 2000.
Philadelphia has produced 20 points or more in seven consecutive contests dating back to Week 14 in 2016, which is the 2nd longest active streak in the NFL, trailing only Atlanta (nine).
The Eagles lead the NFL in 10+ yard plays (53)
Philadelphia ranks 1st in the NFL in average time of possession (34:12)
The Eagles are tied for 4th in the NFL in red zone TD efficiency (66.7%), behind Kansas City (75.0%), Buffalo(71.4%) and Detroit (71.4%)
Among NFL teams with at least 4 goal-to-go drives this season, only three have scored TDs in every opportunity: Philadelphia (4-4), Kansas City (5-5) and Pittsburgh (4-4)
Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the NFL in first downs per game (23.3), behind New England (25.0) and Green Bay (24.0)
The Eagles have recorded the 2nd-lowest percentage of three-and-out drives (13.9%, 5-of-36) in the NFL, trailing only L.A. Chargers (12.9%, 4-of-31)
Philadelphia has registered the 5th-most takeaways (6) in the NFL, behind Baltimore (10), Detroit (8), Jacksonville (8) and Washington (7)
The Eagles are tied for 4th in the NFL in opponent red zone TD efficiency (40.0%), trailing only Seattle (14.3%), Buffalo (28.6%) and Oakland (37.5%). Philadelphia also ranks 2nd in opponent red zone scoring efficiency (70.0%), behind Baltimore (60.0%). The Eagles have allowed just 3.7 points per red zone drive, ranking 3rd in the NFL in that category (Baltimore - 3.4; Seattle - 3.6).
Philadelphia has recorded the most return TDs (8) in the NFL since 2014, leading the league in both kickoff return TDs (4) and punt return TDs (4)
Philadelphia ranks 2nd in the NFL in average starting field position after kickoff (26.1), behind Baltimore (26.2)
Draft Picks
Eagles Chargers
DE Derek Barnett WR Mike Williams
CB Sidney Jones G Forrest Lamp
CB Rasul Douglas G Dan Feeney
WR Mack Hollins S Rayshawn Jenkins
RB Donnel Pumphrey S Desmond King
WR Shelton Gibson OT Sam Tevi
LB Nathan Gerry DE Isaac Rochell
DT Elijah Qualls
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Chargers
WR Torrey Smith OT Russell Okung
WR Alshon Jeffery DE Damion Square
DE Chris Long RB Branden Oliver
DT Timmy Jernigan
RB LaGarrett Blount
CB Patrick Robinson
G Chance Warmack
QB Nick Foles
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Chargers
CB Nolan Carroll OT King Dunlap
DE Connor Barwin RB Danny Woodhead
DT Bennie Logan LB Manti Te'o
QB Chase Daniel CB Brandon Flowers
CB Leodis McKelvin
WR Dorial Green-Beckham
DE Marcus Smith
RB Ryan Mathews
Milestones
QB Carson Wentz (4,598 - 14th) can make a move up to 13th place on the Eagles' All-Time Passing Yards list with 348 more passing yards moving ahead of Rodney Pete.
TE Brent Celek (4,859) needs 121 more yards to reach 5000 career receiving yards.
TE Brent Celek (386) needs 14 more receptions to reach 400 career receptions.
DE Brandon Graham (31.5 - 14th) can move up to 12th with .5 more sacks moving past a tie with Connor Barwin, Mike Mamula and Jaqua Parker. Graham can also move up to a tie for 12th all-time with 1 sacks and 11th all-time with 1.5 sacks.
DE Fletcher Cox (30.5 - 17th) needs 1.5 Sacks move into a tie for 13th all-time on the Eagles sack list with Brandon Graham, Connor Barwin, Mike Mamula and Jaqua Parker. 2 sacks more sacks would give him the most sacks all-time by an interior linemen passing Cory Simon.
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player. Jenkins is the only Eagles player to have a pick 6 in 3 straight seasons
LB Mychal Kendricks needs 1 more tackle to reach 300 career solo tackles and 4 more tackles to reach 400 career total tackles.
TE Brent Celek will play in his 163rd career regular-season game (all with the Eagles) on Sunday, ranking 6th on the club’s all-time list. Only David Akers (188), Brian Dawkins (183), Harold Carmichael (180), Chuck Bednarik (169) and Tra Thomas (166) have played in more regular-season games with the Eagles.
DE Brandon Graham, who is Philadelphia’s longest-tenured defensive player, will play in his 100th career regular season game (all with the Eagles) on Sunday.
QB Philip Rivers (46593) needs 407 more yards for 47000 career passing yards.
QB Philip Rivers (46593 11th all-time) needs 411 yards to pass Fran Tarkenton for 10th all-time.
QB Philip Rivers and TE Antonio Gates have combined for 85 touchdowns during their careers, tied for second-most all-time between a quarterback and receivetight end. With one more, Rivers and Gates will break a tie for second with Steve Young and Jerry Rice.
LB Keenan Allen (17) needs 3 more receiving TDs to reach 20 career receiving TDs.
DT Corey Liuget (21.5 - T-13th) can move up to tie for 12th with .5 more sacks moving past a tie with Rodney Harrison and into a tie with Marcellus Wiley and Shawn Lee. 1.0 sacks will move Liuget into sole possession of 12th place on the all-time Chargers sack list.
DE Joey Bosa (12.5 - 27th) can move up to tie for 24th on the Chargers all-time sack list with 1.0 more sacks.
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts Courtesy of PFF Edge

WDB Matchups (CAPS = Shadow Coverage)

Eagles WRs vs. Chargers DBs
Tm Receiver Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr
PHI Alshon Jeffery LWR 75 218 4.48 132 52 14 33 22 53 1.76 69.1
LAC Desmond King RCB 70 201 0 45 2 93 4 18 88 1.62 74
PHI Nelson Agholor Slot 72 198 4.42 98 8 86 6 12 57 0.74 76.1
LAC Trevor Williams Slot 71 191 0 84 0 30 70 17 62 1.21 83.5
PHI Torrey Smith RWR 72 205 4.41 121 28 25 47 13 46 0.8 43.2
LAC Casey Hayward LCB 71 192 4.47 95 85 2 13 16 56 1.27 78.1
Chargers WRs vs. Eagles DBs
Tm Receiver Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr
LAC Keenan Allen Slot 74 211 4.58 114 29 61 11 29 68 2.03 80
PHI Patrick Robinson Slot 71 191 4.46 108 20 80 0 16 59 1.33 86.5
LAC Tyrell Williams LWR 76 205 0 121 33 27 40 19 61 1.66 65.5
PHI Rasul Douglas RCB 74 209 4.59 77 13 5 82 19 73 1.05 82.2
LAC Travis Benjamin RWR 70 175 4.31 96 19 36 45 18 62 1.63 72.5
PHI Jalen Mills LCB 72 191 4.61 131 56 2 43 25 63 2 41.1

TE Matchups

Tm ReceiveDefender H Wt Rt Bl% Inl% Slot% Wide% TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr
LAC Antonio Gates 76 255 539 5 19 59 22 20 60 1.23 73.1
PHI Malcolm Jenkins (S) 72 204 367 10 57 0.67 42.1
PHI Zach Ertz 77 250 704 7 41 48 11 20 77 1.73 82.5
LAC Jatavis Brown (LB) 71 221 54 11 100 0.94 39.9

OL/DL Matchups

Team Press% SackConv YBCon Run ins. 5yd Run ins. 5yd TD% PBAdv RBAdv
PHI (OFF) 3.80% 26% 2.29 1.3 25% 1% 18%
LAC (DEF) 6.70% 10% 1.76 2 17%
LAC (OFF) 5.00% 5% 1.68 0.7 50% 33% -32%
PHI (DEF) 6.00% 18% 1.42 0.7 50%
Matchups to Watch
Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram vs. Jason Peters and Lane Johnson
Everyone knows this will be the top match up to watch which makes me Captain Obvious. The Chargers have arguably the best edge rusher duo in the NFL in 2016 DROY Joey Bosa and the underrated Melvin Ingram. Bosa finished his rookie season with 12.5 sacks in 12 games while Ingram is off to a hot start with 5.5 sacks in the first 3 games. Last season, Bosa and Ingram finished as PFFs 4th and 9th best EDGE rushers, respectively. The Eagles have already given up a total of 11 sacks through 3 games this season, making this key matchup something to watch throughout the game. Enter Jason Peters and Lane Johnson, arguably the best Offensive Tackle pairing in football. Lane Johnson did not allow a sack, pressure, or hurry last week against the Giants while Peters largely shut down Olivier Vernon. This is easily the best offensive tackle pairing Bosa and Ingram have faced in the early season and may be the best grouping they'll go up against in 2017. Despite his age, and perception, Peters is still among the very best offensive tackles in the game with Lane Johnson not far behind him. Johnson is also the best right tackle in football. Together, they finished as the 8th (JP) and 9th (Lane) best tackles last season per PFF and are the 8th (JP) and 13th (Lane) best tackles per PFF so far on this young season. Both players excel in run and pass blocking. They will have their hands full on Sunday. If there is one thing consistent about the Chargers, it is Bosa and Ingram and they will bring the heat.
Eagles Run Game vs Chargers Run Defense
Doug Pederson vowed to get the running game going and the Eagles did just that against the Giants. They rushed for 193 yards on 39 carries, good for 4.9 YPC against the formerly stout run defense of the New York Giants. Doug was criticized all week for the lack of commitment to the run. There was a bit of truth to that, but it is easy to look at a box score rather than understanding what the offense was able to actually accomplish. There is no doubt that there needs to be some balance on offense, but it is built upon an efficient run game supplementing the passing attack. With that said, the way the Eagles were running and blocking this past Sunday, there was every reason to continue running the ball down the Giants throats. The Eagles run game will continue to rely on scheme and blocking execution in order succeed due to the lack of a dynamic feature back. The loss of Darren Sproles for the season complicates matters for the Eagles, especially in the passing game. There is an opportunity in this game to continue what they did against the Giants since the Chargers have the 31st ranked run defense in the NFL. Through 3 games the Chargers have allowed a dismal 4.7 YPC. In an effort to slow down the Chargers EDGE rushers, this should be part of the offensive game plan. The Eagles have a talented offensive line, even with the uncertainty at LG, should be able to take advantage of this Chargers weakness.
Eagles Receivers vs Chargers Secondary
It's worth singling out this match up as the Eagles may have some favorable looks vs this Chargers secondary. They were dealt a big blow when Jason Verrett went on season ending IR; Verrett is a highly-skilled CB for the Chargers who has the ability to be a premier CB in the NFL, but can never stay healthy. Opposite him is Casey Hayward, who was signed as a FA from the Green Bay Packers last off-season. 2016 was a career year for Hayward, as he was one of the league’s best CBs. Rookie Desmond King and second year player Trevor Williams have played well to start the year. Safety is a different story. The two Chargers starting safeties are Tre Boston and Jahleel Addae, rank 54th and 59 at Safety per PFF, respectively. There is an opportunity for the Eagles to attack the middle of this defense through the air with Torrey Smith, Alshon Jeffery, and Zach Ertz. It isn’t is a perfect matchup for the WRs, but there should be opportunities available to make big plays given the weakness up the middle on the Chargers defense.
Chargers Passing Attack vs Eagles Secondary
This will be another solid test for the Eagles secondary this week. Fortunately, the Eagles will have Rodney McLeod back in the lineup. I will be extremely thankful if we never have to see Chris Maragos play safety ever again. Based on the practice reports this week, expect the Eagles to be without Jaylen Watkins and Corey Graham again. Rasul Douglas has been a real bright spot for the defense since entering the game against Kansas City. The rookie 3rd round pick has made a number of plays demonstrating good tackling ability as well as excellent ball skills for a young player. His interception off a deep Eli Manning pass was textbook. Presently, he is PFFs 24th ranked corner. His ability to play the ball must have him drooling since Rivers has been known to be charitable of late. At the second CB position will be Jalen Mills, who was targeted 21 times (!!!!) last week vs the Giants. Mills is often targeted a bunch but he is a competitor who has done a better job of keeping the play in front of him. Our 3rd CB, Patrick Robinson, went from training camp nightmare to PFFs 5th rated CB on the season so far. At one point, Robinson was considered a fringe roster candidate. Shifting him to more of a slot role has worked wonders for the DB. They could possibly have their hands full this week as well. Keenan Allen is finally healthy and is a really good receiver. Tyrell Williams is a big bodied target. Travis Benjamin is a little inconsistent but has the speed to go deep. In addition to these guys, they have aging star Antonio Gates, who is still a beast in the red zone, as well as Hunter Henry. Henry is a really talented second year tight end the Chargers don't seem to use on a regular basis, but has the ability to haul in a lot of targets and TDs when they go to him. The Giants employed a lightning-quick passing attack against the Eagles that Schwartz seemed to expect. This was used to slow down the rush due to their own horrid OL. If Rivers is able to get his game on track, he has the ability to light up this secondary. Really depends on the game plan the Chargers employ.
Eagles Defensive Line vs Chargers Offensive Line
It's no secret the Eagles have a very formidable defensive line that has the ability to wreck opposing game plans. This week they will likely be without stud DT Fletcher Cox. While the Eagles do have depth at the position, no one can completely replace the ability Cox has inside. The Chargers are a team committed to running the ball despite not being good at it and have been decent in pass protection on the season. It'll be up to everyone else to hold it down while he is out of the lineup. Fortunately, the Eagles have Timmy Jernigan. And while Beau Allen is a good player in his own right, the drop off from Cox to Allen is steep. The Eagles must be able to keep the Chargers one dimensional and force Rivers into making mistakes.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2017.09.15 13:37 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 2 - Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)

Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at. Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
The Philadelphia Eagles travel to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO, this Sunday for a battle between the mentor and the apprentice. Doug Pederson has been a QB, offensive quality control coordinator, QB coach and offensive coordinator under Andy Reid between his time with the Eagles and Chiefs, but this will be the first time he faces off against his former teacher. It will also be only the second time that the most winning coach in Eagles history faces off against his former team. Reid got the best of the Eagles last time in 26-16 win and his Chiefs are coming off a big win against the Patriots in Foxborough last Thursday. On the flip side, the Eagles are coming off a big win themselves as they threw a monkey off their back, beating a Redskins squad that had their number over the last few years.
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Date
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Arrowhead Stadium
12:00 PM - Central 1 Arrowhead Drive
11:00 AM - Mountain Kansas City, MO 64129
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 74°F
Feels Like: 75°F
Forecast: Warm - Mostly Cloudy with chance rain
Chance of Precipitation: 8%
Cloud Coverage: 66%
Wind: NE 4 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Kansas City by -5
OveUnder: 47.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 1-0, Kansas City 1-0
Where to Watch on TV
FOX - will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kevin Buckhardt will handle the play-by-play duties and Charles Davis will provide analysis. Pam Oliver will report from the sidelines.
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Chiefs Radio
Chiefs Radio Network Mitch Holthus (play-by-play), Kendall Gammon (color), Len Dawson (analysis), Dani Welniak (sidelines).
National Radio
Compass Media Networks will carry the game nationally with Chris Carrino (play-by-play) and Brian Baldinger (analyst) on the call.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Cheifs Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI XX (Internet 825) XM 226 (Internet 815)
XM Radio XM XX (Internet 825) XM 226 (Internet 815)
Sirius XM Radio SXM XX (Internet 825) XM 226 (Internet 815)
Eagles Social Media Cheifs Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: OfficialChiefs
NFC East Standings
Team Record Pct PF PA H A Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Strk Last 5
Philadelphia Eagles 1-0-0 1 30 17 0-0 1-0 1-0 1 1-0 1 0-0 1W 1-0
Dallas Cowboys 1-0-0 1 19 3 1-0 0-0 1-0 1 1-0 1 0-0 1W 1-0
New York Giants 0-1-0 0 3 19 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0-1 0 0-0 1L 0-1
Washington Redskins 0-1-0 0 17 30 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0-1 0 0-0 1L 0-1
Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Kansas City Chiefs (4-3)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 22nd, 1972 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Philadelphia Eagles 21 - Kansas City Chiefs 20
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Kansas City Chiefs ((169-149))
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: This will be Pederson's first game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs
Andy Reid: 1-0 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
This will be the first game Doug Pederson and Andy Reid face each other
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Chiefs: This will be Wentz's first game vs. the Kansas City Cheifs
Alex Smith: Against Eagles: 2-4
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Alex Smith: This is the first game Wentz and Smith face each other
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Series tied: 1-1
Record @ Arrowhead Stadium: Eagles lead the Chiefs: 3-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 11 - Chiefs No. 2
Record
Eagles: 1-0
Chiefs: 1-0
Last Meeting
Sunday, Sept 19th, 2013
Chiefs 26 - Eagles 16
Andy Reid got his first win on his visit back to Philadelphia as turnovers plagued the Eagles all night as they coughed up the ball 5 times.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday Oct 2nd, 2005
Eagles 37 - Chiefs 31
Donovan McNabb played through bruised ribs and a sore shin to throw for 368 yards and 3 TDs and 171 yards and 1 of those TDs went to Terrell Owens as the Eagles scored 28 unanswered points in a second half comeback.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
09/19/2013 Chiefs Eagles 26-16
09/27/2009 Eagles Chiefs 34-14
10/2/2005 Eagles Chiefs 37-31
11/29/2001 Eagles Chiefs 23-10
09/27/1998 Chiefs Eagles 24-21
10/11/1992 Chiefs Eagles 24-17
10/22/1972 Eagles Chiefs 21-20
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Chiefs Chiefs
2016 Weekly Matchup
Week 2 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 2 - "Expert" Picks
Week 2 - Sporting Charts Matchup
2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Chiefs Season Stats
2017 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 26 39 66.7% 307 2 1 96.8
Smith 28 35 80.0% 368 4 0 148.6
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount 14 46 46 3.3 0
Hunt 17 148 148 8.7 1
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 8 93 93 11.6 0
Hill 7 133 133 19.0 1
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 2.0 4.0
Houston 2.0 3.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Mills 9 8 1 0
Parker 11 10 1 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Mills 1 1
NA 0 0
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 4 167 50 42.5 41.8 1 0 0
Colquitt 6 262 59 43.7 42.3 3 0 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Sturgis 3 3 100% 50 1/2
Santos 0 0 0% 53 6/6
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Celek 1 8 8.0 8 0
Thomas 4 86 21.5 31 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 0 0 0 0 2
Hill 2 7 3.5 85 0 0
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Chiefs Stat Chiefs Rank
Total Offense 356.0 11th 537.0 1st
Rush Offense 58.0 24th 185.0 2nd
Pass Offense 298.0 5th 352 1st
Points Per Game 30 4th 42 2nd
3rd-Down Offense 57 2nd 36 17th
4th-Down Offense NA T-10th NA T-10th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 100% T-1st 100% T-1st
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Chiefs Stat Chiefs Rank
Total Defense 264 10th 371.0 24th
Rush Defense 64.0 T-10th 124.0 22nd
Pass Defense 200 15th 247 17th
Points Per Game 17 9th 27 24th
3rd-Down Defense 27.0 7th 33.0 T-10th
4th-Down Defense 0.0 T-1st 0.0 T-1st
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 0% T-1st 50% T-14th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Chiefs Stat Chiefs Rank
Turnover Diff. +6 T-7th 0 T-17th
Penalty Per Game 6.2 5th 6.3 7th
Penalty Yards Per Game 52.3 T-6th 63.9 28th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles VideoCarson Wentz was 26-29 for 307 yards and two touchdowns as the second-year quarterback guided the Philadelphia Eagles to a 30-17 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday in a sloppy, mistake-filled season opener between the NFC East rivals. Wentz frustrated the Redskins defenders all day with his ability to avoid sacks and extend plays including a 56 TD pass to Nelson Agholor to put the Eagles on the board first. The Eagles struggled to run the ball throughout the game averaging just 2.4 yards per carry. However, the they were able to pull out a win with Wentz carrying the offense and an impressive performance by the defense where they caused 3 turnovers (2 FF, 1 INT) and 4 sacks. It wasn't pretty, but it was a hard fought division game that saw the Eagles come out on top.
Chiefs - Video - The Chiefs took on the defending Super Bowl Champions in week 1 and pulled off an impressive upset win over the defending champs. Rookie Kareem Hunt fumbled on his first NFL carry, but quickly forgot about it, as he scored three times and set an NFL mark Thursday night to open the NFL season. Hunt's 239 yards in his pro debut were a record since the 1970 merger. The Chiefs were just as good passing the football as Alex Smith was 28 for 35 for 368 yards with 4 TDs. He became the first quarterback with 300-plus yards, four TDs and no interceptions against coach Bill Belichick. The 42 points were the most the Patriots have allowed in Belichick's 17-plus seasons. The Chiefs defense held Brady in company in check most the night and Justin Houston looked healthy as he notched two sacks in the opener. The one down note on the night was the Chiefs lost All-Pro safety Eric Berry for the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Connections
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson served as the Chiefs offensive coordinator from 2013-15.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid held the same title with the Eagles from 1999-2012 and is the franchises all-time wins leader.
Chiefs asst. head coach Brad Childress was the Eagles’ QBs coach from 1999-01 and offensive coordinator from 2002-05
Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy was part of the Eagles coaching staff from 2010-12.
Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub was selected by the Eagles in the 1985 NFL Draft and served as Philadelphia’s special teams/asst. DL coach from 2001-03.
Eagles Defensive Quality Control/Assistant Secondary Coach Dino Vasso served in the same role for the Chiefs from 2013-2015.
Eagles Assistant Offensive Line Eugene Chung worked under Andy Reid as the Eagles HC from 2010-2012 and held the same role with Reid and the Chiefs from 2013-2015.
Eagles coaches Doug Pederson, Duce Staley and Ken Hauck all played under Andy Reid when he was HC of the Eagles.
Eagles Backup QB Nick Foles played for the Chiefs in 2016
Eagles players Brent Celek, Jason Peters, Brandon Graham, Jason Kelce, Mychal Kendricks and Nick Foles all played under Andy Reid while he was the coach of the Eagles.
Eagles C Jason Kelce’s brother is Chiefs TE Travis Kelce.
2016 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Chiefs
OT Jason Peters (Starter) SS Eric Berry (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) CB Marcus Peters (Starter)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt) TE Travis Kelce (Starter)
FS Rodney McLeod (1st Alt) PR Tyreek Hill (Starter)
PR Darren Sproles (1st Alt) QB Alex Smith (1st Alt)
C Jason Kelce (2nd Alt) P Dustin Colquitt (1st Alt)
ST Chris Maragos (2nd Alt) D.J. Alexander (1st Alt)
General
Referee: Terry McAulay
Philadelphia has won three of its last four games in the series, including each of its last two at Kansas City. They are 3-1 at Arrowhead stadium.
The Eagles have won three consecutive games dating back to Week 16 in 2016, marking their longest winning streak since 1/3/16-9/25/16 (also four games).
Philadelphia has produced 20+ points in five consecutive contests dating back to Week 14 in 2016, which is the 4thlongest active streak in the NFL, trailing only Pittsburgh (nine), Atlanta (seven) and Arizona (six).
The Eagles were the only team to record multiple kickoff return TDs last season (2).
The Eagles converted 57.1% of their third-down attempts in Week 1, which is the 2nd-highest mark in the NFL, behind Minnesota (64.3%).
Only four NFL teams scored 30+ points in Week 1: L.A. Rams (46), Kansas City (42), Detroit (35) and Philadelphia (30).
The Eagles were one of just five NFL teams to not allow a red zone TD in Week 1, joining Baltimore, Dallas, Green Bay and Carolina.
Andy Reid is 8-3 all-time vs. his former assistants.
Draft Picks
Eagles Chiefs
DE Derek Barnett QB Patrick Mahomes II
CB Sidney Jones DE Tanoh Kpassagnon
CB Rasul Douglas RB Kareem Hunt
WR Mack Hollins WR Jehu Chesson
RB Donnel Pumphrey LB Ukeme Eligwe
WR Shelton Gibson S Leon McQuay III
LB Nathan Gerry
DT Elijah Qualls
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Chiefs
WR Torrey Smith DT Bennie Logan
WR Alshon Jeffery
DE Chris Long
DT Timmy Jernigan
RB LaGarrett Blount
CB Patrick Robinson
G Chance Warmack
QB Nick Foles
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Chiefs
CB Nolan Carroll WR Jeremy Maclin
DE Connor Barwin DT Dontari Poe
DT Bernie Logan RB Jamaal Charles
QB Chase Daniel RB Knile Davis
CB Leodis McKelvin QB Nick Foles
WR Dorial Green-Beckham
DE Marcus Smith
RB Ryan Mathews
Milestones
QB Carson Wentz (4,089 - 16th) can make a move up to 15th place on the Eagles' All-Time Passing Yards list with 219 more passing yards and 14th with 389 passing yards passing King Hill and Ty Detmer respectively.
QB Carson Wentz (18) needs 2 more TDs to reach 20 career TDs.
TE Brent Celek (4,859) needs 121 more yards to reach 5000 career receiving yards.
TE Brent Celek (386) needs 14 more receptions to reach 400 career receptions.
RB Darren Sproles (19,056 - 8th) is 8th on the NFL's All-Time All-Purpose Yards list. He can move into 7th place with 124 more yards. Passing Steve Smith Sr. who retired last season
RB LeGarrette Blount (49) needs 1 rushing TD for 50 career rushing TDs.
DE Brandon Graham (31.0 - 16th) needs 1.0 Sacks to move up to a tie for 12th on the Eagles All-Time Sack List passing Jaqua Parker, Mike Mamula and Connor Barwin who all have 31.5 sacks and would put him in a tie at 12th with Corey Simon.
DE Fletcher Cox (29.5 - 17th) needs .5 Sacks to pass the current tie with DT Jerome Brown (29.5 - 17th) on the Eagles All-Time Sack List. .5 Sacks will also give Cox 30 Career Sacks
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player. Jenkins is the only Eagles player to have a pick 6 in 3 straight seasons
LB Mychal Kendricks needs 12 more tackles to reach 300 career tackles.
QB Alex Smith (13934) needs 66 more yards for 14000 career passing yards.
QB Alex Smith (1274) needs 26 more completions for 1300 career completions.
LB Derrick Johnson (894) needs 6 more tackles to reach 900 career tackles.
LB Derrick Johnson (27.5) needs 2.5 more sacks to reach 30 career sacks.
DE Dee Ford (15.5) needs 1.5 more sacks to move up to 14th on the Cheifs all-time sacks list passing Leonard Griffen, Duane Clemons and Donnie Edwards.
DE Justin Houston (247) needs 3 more tackles to reach 250 career tackles.
TE Travis Kelce (2902) needs 98 more yards to reach 3000 career receiving yards and 113 yards to move up to 11th on the Chiefs all-time receiving yards list.
Pro Football Focus WR vs. CB Matchup Charts Courtesy of PFF Edge

WDB Matchups

Eagles WRs vs. Chiefs DBs
WDB Pos H Wt 40 Rts L% S% R% TaRt Cth% YPRYPRC Gr
Jeffery LWR 75 218 4.48 509 50% 17% 32% 21% 55% 1.78 76.9
Mitchell RCB 71 190 4.63 214 7% 92% 24% 37% 1.14 71.7
Agholor Slot 72 198 4.42 594 31% 25% 44% 19% 61% 1.50 41.9
Gaines Slot 72 193 4.38 332 4% 24% 72% 21% 61% 2.32 34.9
Smith RWR 72 205 4.41 415 9% 18% 73% 19% 61% 1.50 43.1
Peters LCB 72 197 4.53 644 91% 9% 15% 56% 1.14 83.1
Chiefs WRs vs. Eagles DBs
WDB Pos H Wt 40 Rts L% S% R% TaRt Cth% YPRYPRC Gr
Hill LWR 70 185 286 31% 41% 28% 19% 61% 1.50 78.5
Mills RCB 72 191 4.61 468 55% 26% 19% 24% 62% 2.04 36.1
Conley RWR 75 205 4.35 577 42% 14% 44% 19% 61% 1.50 49.8
Robinson LCB 71 191 4.46 286 45% 41% 14% 18% 55% 1.24 50.2
Wilson Slot 69 200 4.43 372 10% 78% 13% 19% 61% 1.50 48.7
Jenkins Slot 72 204 347 2% 96% 2% 23% 63% 1.42 63.2

KC Week 1 Numbers That Matter

Of all RBs, Kareem Hunt had the highest elusive rating by a very wide margin. The Eagles must be sound in their tackling or they'll get gashed.
Player Atts Recs YACon/Att Rush Tks Avd Rec Tks Avd Elusive Rating
Kareem Hunt 17 5 4 7 1 145.5
Smith had 3rd highest average Time in Pocket, 4th highest Time to Throw, and highest Time to Sack. As a percentage of all dropbacks, Smith had 3rd highest at 2.6+ seconds. Looking at 2.6+ second dropbacks, he had the 3rd highest completion percentage and highest QB Rating. The Eagles' front four will have to get to Smith and get to him quickly. They did so last week against Washington, but if they can't this week, Smith could have a field day, especially since the Eagles secondary doesn't have anyone to match Tyreek Hill's speed.
Player Avg TiP Avg TTTh Avg TTSk Drpbks Sks Att Comp Comp% TDs INT Rating
Alex Smith 3.06 2.83 5.2 56.4 3 18 14 77.8 2 0 155.8
When targeting Hill, Smith had the highest QB rating of all QBs to their WRs. Hill also had the 4th best Yards Per Route Run for receivers and only dropped one catchable ball. How the Eagles will contain Tyreek Hill is the question on everybody's minds.
Player Tars Recs Catchable Yds TDs QB Rating Routes YPRR
Tyreek Hill 8 7 8 133 1 158.3 32 4.16
Matchups to Watch
Eagles Receivers vs. Chiefs Secondary
The Eagles passing offense had been inept the previous two years due to personnel and scheme but already looks more improved this season from the new additions. The Chiefs secondary features two 2016 All-Pros in Marcus Peters and Eric Berry, the latter suffering a season ending Achilles injury in week 1. The rest of their secondary is are solid players as well. The Eagles have the personnel to be able to take advantage of Eric Berry's absence even with Marcus Peters playing in this game. Peters is a ball hawk, notching 14 INTs in his first two seasons. Wentz must be aware of his ability to make a play on the ball. However, even if Berry's replacement, Daniel Sorensen, plays well it will be difficult match the impact Berry makes out on the football field.. He is a true difference maker. The Eagles must be able to take advantage of this opening in the first game without Berry.
Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce vs. the Eagles defense
The Chiefs feature two premier, explosive play makers for Quarterback Alex Smith to throw to. Everyone knows Hill is one of the fastest players in the NFL. Without Ronald Darby the Eagles don't have any one that can adequately account for his speed outside. However, Hill isn't only a deep threat; Andy uses Hill to spread defenses out on crosses, motions, jet sweeps, and they even line him up in the backfield, similar how the Eagles used Desean Jackson while he was in Philadelphia. He is a difficult match up for the Eagles. Travis Kelce is a top 5 tight end in the NFL and is a massive target for Smith to get the ball to. While he doesn't have great hands, once he does get the ball, he is tough to tackle. Basically the anti-Ertz. The Eagles will likely mix and match assignments on Kelce. The Eagles did a great job shutting down Jordan Reed last week, not that this will be any easier.
Kareem Hunt vs. the Eagles front 7
One of the keys to beating the Redskins last week was to shut down their run game to keep their offense in check. That task doesn't change this week as the Chiefs have Kareem Hunt, who is the latest breakout rookie running back. Hunt is coming off a week 1 performance that saw him rack up 246 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. Preventing Hunt from flexing his muscle will allow the Eagles defense to control the flow of the game and help them pressure Alex Smith, forcing him into poor decisions.
Kansas City Defensive Line vs. Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line
Most fans are in agreement that the Eagles offensive line didn't have the cleanest game up front in the win against Washington. The offensive line is going to have to improve in order to help the offense play well in a difficult environment. The Chiefs feature two talented pass rushers off the edge in Dee Ford and Justin Houston. Houston had a 22 sack season in 2014 while Ford had 10 sacks last year in his breakout season. Houston has had to deal with his share of injuries that last two seasons but after his play last week, I think it is safe to say he is back to the form we expect from him. With Berry out for the season, these two players can make a huge difference for the Chiefs as they push forward without him. It's also worthy to note the last time the Eagles played the Chiefs in 2013 Justin Houston had 4.5 sacks. Lane Johnson was probably inspired to juice after that beat down. He's no longer a rookie, but it will still be a tough test for him. Controlling the Kansas City front in the run and passing game could make the difference between winning and losing.
Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams vs. Kansas City Chiefs Special Teams
The game also features two of the best special teams units in the NFL. Per Rick Gosselin, the Eagles and Chiefs fielded the 1st and 3rd place Special Teams units in 2016, respectively. It is no surprise given the emphasis both teams place on their units with the excellent coaches they have in place. There are a couple areas to watch in this game. The Chiefs ranked 1st in punt return average last season. This is no surprise given how good Tyreek Hill was. The Eagles ranked first in both kickoff starting point and opponent kick off starting point last season. The Eagles we consistently able start and limit their opponents starting field positions, which should be a huge factor in this game. Both teams are able to score on special teams which only adds to the excitement. Lastly, the Eagles just placed placekicker Caleb Sturgis on IR. Earlier this week, the Eagles signed rookie placekicker Jake Elliott off the Bengals practice squad. Elliott was a 5th round pick of the Bengals this past draft. Elliott did not miss a kick in college from inside 30 yards en route to breaking Stephen Gostkowski's school record for field goals. He has the ability to be a kicker full time in the NFL but this is a tough environment to walk into for a rookie in his first game. Hopefully he won't be a deciding factor.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2017.09.08 17:01 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at Washington Redskins (0-0)

Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) vs. Washington Redskins (0-0)
The Philadelphia Eagles open the 2017 campaign when they travel to Landover , MD to face the Washington Redskins in an NFC East divisional contest at FedExField. The Eagles have lost five straight games against the Redskins and are aiming for their first win in the series since Sept. 21, 2014 (W, 37-34).
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Date
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern FedExField
12:00 PM - Central 1600 FedEx Way
11:00 AM - Mountain Landover, MD 20785
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 69°F
Feels Like: 69°F
Forecast: Warmer - Clear
Humidity: 48%
Chance of Precipitation: 2%
Cloud Coverage: 0%
Wind: NE 8 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -1
OveUnder: 47.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-0, Washington 0-0
Where to Watch on TV
FOX - will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kenny Albert will handle the play-by-play duties and Ronde Barber will provide analysis. Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
NFL Streams - Look here 30 minutes before the game for Streams
Radio Streams
Official NFL Radio Streams available via TuneIn Disclaimer: Subscription Based
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Redskins Radio
Redskins Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play), Sonny Jurgensen (color), Chris Cooley (analysis), Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines).
National Radio
ESPN Radio (Adam Amin (play-by-play), Bill Polian (color), Sal Paolantonio (sidelines)
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Redskins Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI XX (Internet 825) XM 83 (Internet 831)
XM Radio XM XX (Internet 825) XM 83 (Internet 831)
Sirius XM Radio SXM XX (Internet 825) XM 83 (Internet 831)
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NFC East Standings
Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD H A Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Strk Last 5
Cowboys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 N/A 0-0
Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 N/A 0-0
Redskins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 N/A 0-0
Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 N/A 0-0
Series Information
The Washington Redskins lead the Philadelphia Eagles (86-73-5)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 21st, 1934 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Boston Redskins 6 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The Phialdelphia Eagles lead the Washington Redskins ((3449-3302))
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-2 against the Redskins
Jay Gruden: 5-1 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Jay Gruden: Gruden leads 2-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Redskins: 0-2
Kirk Cousins: Against Eagles: 4-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Kirk Cousins: Cousins leads 2-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Redskins: 7-6
Record @ FedEx Field: Eagles lead the Redskins: 11-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 17 - Redskins No. 21
Preseason Record
Eagles: 2-2
Redskins: 2-2
Last Meeting
Sunday, Dec 16, 2016
Redskins 27 - Eagles 22
DeSean Jackson caught a 80 yard TD pass from Kirk Cousins and Eagles struggle in their second game without Lane Johnson
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday Sept 20, 2016
Redskins 27 - Eagles 20
Redskins WR Jamison Crowder had a 16 yd TD. Matt Jones had a career game with 135 yards and 1 TD.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/11/2016 Redksins Eagles 27-22
10/16/2016 Redskins Eagles 27-20
12/26/2015 Redskins Eagles 38-24
10/04/2015 Redskins Eagles 23-20
12/20/2014 Redskins Eagles 27-24
09/21/2014 Eagles Redskins 37-34
11/17/2013 Eagles Redskins 24-16
09/09/2013 Eagles Redskins 33-27
12/23/2012 Redskins Eagles 27-20
11/18/2012 Redskins Eagles 31-6
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Redksins Redksins
2016 Weekly Matchup
Week 1 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 1 - "Expert" Picks
Week 1 - Sporting Charts Matchup
2016 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Redskins Season Stats
2016 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 369 607 62.4% 3782 16 14 79.3
Cousins 406 606 67.0% 4917 25 12 97.2
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount (w/ Patriots) 299 1161 72.6 3.9 18
Sproles 94 438 29.2 4.7 2
Kelley 168 704 46.9 4.2 6
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 78 816 58.3 10.5 4
Jeffrey (w/ Bears) 52 821 68.4 15.8 2
Crowder 50 796 15.9 66.3 8
Pryor (w/Browns) 77 1007 13.1 62.9 4
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Cox 6.5 34.0
Kerrigan 11 38.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 102 69 33 2
Foster 124 89 35 1
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Hicks 5 16
Breeland/Norman 3 13
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 63 2888 72 45.8 40.7 20 6 0
T. Way 49 2209 61 45.1 38.9 15 4 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Sturgis 41 35 85.4% 55 30/31
Hopkins 42 34 81.0% 53 36/39
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Smallwood 9 261 29.0 86 1
Thompson 17 360 21.2 28 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 17 224 13.2 66 0 12
Crowder 27 328 12.1 85 1 6
League Rankings 2016
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Total Offense 337.4 22nd 403.4 3rd
Rush Offense 113.3 11th 106.0 21st
Pass Offense 224.1 24th 297.4 2nd
Points Per Game 22.9 16th 24.8 12th
3rd-Down Offense 38.0 20th 45.0 5th
4th-Down Offense 48.0 17th 50.0 T-14th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 49.1% 25th 45.9% 29th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Total Defense 342.8 13th 377.9 28th
Rush Defense 103.3 15th 119.8 24th
Pass Defense 239.5 13th 258.1 25th
Points Per Game 20.7 12th 23.9 19th
3rd-Down Defense 40.0 T-19th 46.6 32nd
4th-Down Defense 44.4 12th 56.3 T-20th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 44.9% 3rd 54.0% 15th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Redskins Stat Redskins Rank
Turnover Diff. +6 T-7th 0 T-17th
Penalty Per Game 6.2 5th 6.3 7th
Penalty Yards Per Game 52.3 T-6th 63.9 28th
Notable Moments
The Body Bag Game - Video - On October 21, the 3–2 Redskins beat the 2–3 Eagles 13–7, behind a rushing touchdown by Gerald Riggs and two Chip Lohmiller field goals. The rematch would come three weeks later, on Monday Night Football, with the second-place Redskins being 5–3 and the third-place Eagles being 4–4.Eagles defeated the Redskins, 28–14. Its nickname comes from the fact that nine Washington Redskins players left the game with injuries, and an Eagles player reacted to one of those injured Redskins by yelling, "Do you guys need any more body bags?" However, the Redskins beat the Eagles later that season in a divisional playoff game.
November 15th, 2010 - Video - In Week 10 of the 2010 NFL Season, then-Eagles quarterback Michael Vick put on a show for the ages throwing four touchdown passes and adding two more on the ground in what is one of the most dominant single-game performances in NFL History.
Forgotten Redskins-Eagles Game - On Dec. 7, 1941, the Redskins and Eagles played at D.C.’s Griffith Stadium in what has been called the most forgotten football game. The Redskins beat the Eagles, 20-14, in a meaningless game in terms of a postseason bid. But the day it was played is monumental in U.S. history. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed, Dec. 7, 1941 will “live in infamy." Around game time at 2 p.m. ET (8 a.m. PT), the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the first time a foreign nation had attacked U.S. soil in nearly 130 years. Midway through the first quarter, the public address announcer began sending strange messages over the loud speaker, urging military officers, government officials and diplomats to leave the game and report to their offices in Washington. As the messages became more and more frequent, a curiosity grew among the 27,102 fans at Griffith and players from both teams.Everyone was wondering what was happening but could only guess because Redskins management, which had learned about the Japanese attack through a telegraph message, refused to make an official announcement despite the horror of the moment and the inevitability of America going to war. By the third quarter, almost every news photographer had left the stadium, as well as thousands of spectators, and the game ended in almost complete silence. When owner George Preston Marshall was asked to explain his decision for withholding the information, the Redskins’ entertainment-conscious owner said, “I didn’t want to divert the fans’ attention from the game.”
Connections
Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh played forthe Eagles from 1986-89.
Redskins OL coach Bill Callahanheld the same title with the Eagles from 1995-97.
Eagles defensive quality control/asst. DL coach Phillip Daniels played for the Redskins from 2004-10.
Redskins asst.special teams coach Bret Munsey served as a national scout with the Eagles in 2013.
LS Rick Lovato briefly signed with the Redskins during the 2016 season for two weeks.
Redskins Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm worked with Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. Grimm also worked with Reich for the San Diego Chargers from 2013-14.
Redskins Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2007-10) and Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007-15) worked with Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp (2008-10) for the San Francisco 49ers.
Manusky played with Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends Coach Eugene Chung on the Kansas City Chiefs from 1998-99.
Redskins Running backs Coach Randy Jordan also played with Chung on the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995.
Redskins Manusky and Tomsula worked for the San Francisco 49ers while Eagles S Chris Maragos played there in 2010.
Eagles WR Torrey Smith played for the San Francisco 49ers (2015-16) when Redskins Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O’Connell 2016) and Tomsula (2015) worked for the 49ers.
Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp worked with Redskins Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard worked with the Miami Dolphins in 2011. Hilliard also worked for the Buffalo Bills while Eagles LB Nigel Bradham played there in 2013.
Eagles Quarterbacks Coach John DeFilippo worked with Redskins Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica, Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan and Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh with the Jets in 2009.
Eagles Quarterbacks Coach John DeFilippo worked with Redskins Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O’Connell with the Cleveland Browns in 2015.
Redskins Defensive Quality Control Cannon Matthews (2013) and O’Connell (2015) worked together with Eagles Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole (2013-15) for the Cleveland Browns. Matthews also worked for the Tennessee Titans while Eagles G Chance Warmack played there from 2014-15.
Eagles Wide Receivers Coach Mike Groh worked with Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh or the Chicago Bears from 2013-14. Cavanaugh worked for the Chicago Bearswhile Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery played there from 2013-14.
Pro Bowlers
Eagles Redskins
OT Jason Peters (Starter) OT Trent Williams (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) TE Jordan Reed (Starter)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt) G Brandon Scherff (Starter)
FS Rodney McLeod (1st Alt) OLB Ryan Kerrigan (Starter)
PR Darren Sproles (1st Alt) QB Kirk Cousins (1st Alt)
C Jason Kelce (2nd Alt) CB Josh Norman (1st Alt)
ST Chris Maragos (2nd Alt) Jamison Crowder (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Brad Allen
Washington has earned five consecutive victories against Philadelphia, dating back to 2014. The Eagles will try to break that streak Sunday and prevent the Redskins from recording their first six-game winning streak in the series since the 1981-84 seasons.
The last time Philadelphia defeated Washington on the road was on Sept. 9, 2013 (W, 33-27) in Chip Kelly's first NFL game.
The Eagles led the NFL in average time of possession (32:16) last season.
The Eagles were the only team to record multiple kickoff return TDs last season (2)
Sunday’s season opener between the Redskins and the Eagles will mark the 165th overall meeting between the division rivals.This is the 164th regular season meeting between the two franchises, not including two meetings in 1943 when the Eagles merged with the Steelers to form the PhilPitt Steagles.
Draft Picks
Eagles Redskins
DE Derek Barnett DE Jonathan Allen
CB Sidney Jones LB Ryan Anderson
CB Rasul Douglas CB Fabian Moreau
WR Mack Hollins RB Samaje Perine
RB Donnel Pumphrey S Montae Nicholson
WR Shelton Gibson TE Jeremy Sprinkle
LB Nathan Gerry C Chase Roullier
DT Elijah Qualls WR Robert Davis
S Josh Harvey-Clemons
CB Joshua Holsey
Notable Off-season Free Agents
Eagles Redskins
WR Torrey Smith DT Stacy McGee
WR Alshon Jeffery DT Terrell McClain
DE Chris Long SS DJ Swearinger
DT Timmy Jernigan WR Terrell Pryor
RB LaGarrett Blount LB Zach Brown
CB Patrick Robinson OLB Chris Carter
G Chance Warmack WR Brian Quick
QB Nick Foles
Notable Off-season Free-Agent Departures
Eagles Redskins
CB Nolan Carroll WR DeSean Jackson
DE Connor Barwin WR Pierre Garçon
DT Bernie Logan DE Chris Baker
QB Chase Daniel DE Ricky Jean-Francois
CB Leodis McKelvin SS Duke Ihenacho
WR Dorial Green-Beckham LB Terence Garvin
DE Marcus Smith C John Sullivan
RB Ryan Mathews
Milestones
QB Carson Wentz (3,782 - 16th) can make a move up to 15th place on the Eagles' All-Time Passing Yards list with 525 more passing yards.
QB Carson Wentz (3,782) needs 218 more yards to reach 4000 career passing yards.
TE Brent Celek (4,859) needs 132 more yards to reach 5000 career receiving yards.
RB Darren Sproles (19,011 - 8th) is 8th on the NFL's All-Time All-Purpose Yards list. He can move into 7th place with 170 more yards. Passing Steve Smith Sr. who retired last season
DE Brandon Graham (29.0 - 17th) needs 1.0 Sacks to pass DT Jerome Brown (29.5 - 16th) on the Eagles All-Time Sack List. 1.0 Sacks will also give Graham 30 Career Sacks
DE Fletcher Cox (28.5 - 18th) needs 1.5 Sacks to pass DE Brandon Graham (29.0 - 17th) and DT Jerome Brown (29.5 - 16th) on the Eagles All-Time Sack List. 1.5 Sacks will also give Cox 30 Career Sacks
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player. Jenkins is the only Eagles player to have a pick 6 in 3 straight seasons
QB Kirk Cousins (12113 6th) needs 239 more yards to move up to 5th on the all-time Redskins passing list moving ahead of Billy Kilmer (12352).
DE Ryan Kerrigan (58.5) needs 1.5 more sacks to reach 60 sacks.
TE Jordan Reed (2602) needs 101 yards to pass DeSean Jackson for 16th on the all-time Redskins receiving yards list.
Pro Football Focus WR vs. CB Matchup Charts Courtesy of PFF Edge
Philadelphia WRs vs Washington Corners
Team WDB Ht Wt 40 Rt% Left% Slot% Right% %TaRte Cth% YPRYPRC Gr
PHI Jeffery 75 218 4.48 465 51% 18% 31% 21% 55% 1.86 77.8
WAS Norman 72 200 4.61 626 65% 8% 27% 27% 15% 1.09 0.8
PHI Agholor 72 198 4.42 567 32% 22% 45% 12% 54% 0.66 43.4
WAS Fuller 71 198 4.48 327 5% 90% 6% 18% 78% 1.76 51.5
PHI Smith 72 205 4.41 382 7% 18% 75% 13% 42% 0.70 44.7
WAS Breeland 71 195 4.62 433 14% 33% 53% 18% 62% 1.23 64.5
Washington WRs vs Philadelphia Corners
Team WDB Height Wt 40 Rt% Left% Slot% Right% %TaRte Cth% YPRYPRC Gr
WAS Pryor 76 228 631 42% 15% 42% 23% 57% 1.64 81.3
PHI Mills 72 191 4.61 422 61% 29% 10% 23% 61% 2.01 34.8
WAS Crowder 69 177 4.56 558 12% 75% 13% 17% 72% 1.57 70.9
PHI Robinson 71 191 4.46 244 43% 40% 17% 19% 57% 1.41 51.0
WAS Grant 72 204 4.64 127 32% 31% 37% 17% 50% 0.67 53.3
PHI Darby 71 193 4.38 413 92% 2% 5% 19% 59% 1.86 65.6
Matchups to Watch
The Redskins' new receivers vs. the Eagles' secondary
In recent seasons, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon have gashed the Eagles defense and have played big roles in the Redskins 5 game winning streak against the Eagles. Both have moved on elsewhere, so it will be interesting to see how Pryor, Crowder and Docton due against a revamped Eagles secondary. And how Cousins fairs losing not one, but two 1000 yard receivers from last season. The gap definitely looks closer in previous years with the additions of Darby, Robinson and Douglas for the Eagles.
The Eagles' new receivers vs. the Redskins' secondary
A flip from the match up above, the Eagles WRs were arguably one of the worst receiving corps in the league last season, while the Redskins boost one of the top corners in Josh Norman. The Eagles only return one WR from that squad in Agholor, while adding former Pro Bowl WR Alshon Jeffery and speedy veteran Torrey Smith. Jeffery is coming off a injury plagued season and Smith is coming off a couple down seasons in San Francisco. Both came to Philadelphia hoping to bounce back. Jeffery is sure to see a heavy dose of Josh Norman, so it will be curious to see how Breeland, who isn't the fastest corner can match up against Smith, who proved he still has wheels on a 50 yard TD catch from Wentz in week 3 of the preseason. Speed isn't the strength of the Redskin safeties slated to start either. It will be an interesting matchup to say the least and has definitely closed the gap
Redskins OL vs. the Eagles front seven
The front seven was definitely the strength of the Eagles defense last season with Cox, Bradham, Hicks and Graham, the additions of Long, Jernigan, Barnett and a healthy Curry should only make that group stronger even with the losses of Barwin and Logan. On the flip side, the Redskins boost Pro Bowlers at Guard(Brandon Scherff) and LT(Trent Williams) with the other 3 members of that line being no slouches either. This is going to be a hard fought battle in the trenches that will be fun to watch.
Ryan Kerrigan vs. Lane Johnson
Ryan Kerrigan has been a thorn in the side of the Eagles ever since he came into the league with 9 sacks and 5 forced fumbles against the Birds. This thorn was was a real pain last season as the Eagles played both games with Lane Johnson on suspension. Kerrigan had a field day against Halapoulivaati Vaitai in his season debut and Matt Tobin didn't fare much better in the second game.
Shoutout to slumslum for doing these in past seasons and helping me with formatting. Also shoutout to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this.
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2017.01.17 14:44 Lodingi T-Mobile in the Poconos

Good morning. Last week I posted a thread inquiring about coverage in the Poconos. Here's the thread link.
https://www.reddit.com/tmobile/comments/5ng5pn/hows_coverage_in_the_southern_poconos_and_lehigh/
I got some good advice and was going to give up on T-Mobile when an awesome T-Mobile store manager gave me an S6 with a UDP sim to test the network for a week or 2. Here's where I've been to date.
Last Friday I traveled from Tallman, NY to Saylorsburg, PA, to Allentown, PA and back to Saylorsburg. On Saturday I drove from Saylorsburg, PA to Flemington, NJ and back to Saylorsburg. I then drove from Saylorsburg, PA to the outskirts of Lehighton, PA. Then I went back to Saylorsburg that night. I had LTE coverage the entire time with the exception of certain spots between Saylorsburg and Lehighton. When I arrived at my destination in Lehighton, T-Mobile had no service period. In fairness, my daughter's iPhone 6 on Verizon had no service, but my S6 Edge+ on Verizon bounced between 1x and the occasional 3G. I was able to use wifi calling while in Lehighton.
Data speeds were faster on T-Mobile when I was in populated areas, and Verizon is faster in my home and surrounding areas. I feel T-Mobile will provide a good experience, but I'm still hesitant, mostly for fear of giving up my Verizon UDP.
As I've done more reading, I see the borrowed device (S6) lacks band 12. I can't tell if Extended Range LTE is available in my area, but I assume it would make a difference if it is.
Here's a screenshot of the T-Mobile cell towers in my immediate area.
http://imgur.com/a/T0LFW
When I'm home, the phone does not connect to the closest tower. This is also true of my Verizon phone.
Thanks again.
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2016.12.16 17:35 slumslum [Game Preview] Week 15 - Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) at Baltimore Ravens (7-6)

Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) at Baltimore Ravens (7-6)
The Philadelphia Eagles hit the road for the final time in 2016 as they take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Sunday marks the fifth all-time meeting between the two clubs, with the Eagles leading the series, 2-1-1 (.625).
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Date
Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern M&T Bank Stadium
12:00 PM - Central 1101 Russell St
11:00 AM - Mountain Baltimore, MD 21230
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast - Subject to Change
Stadium Type: Open Air
Temperature: 54°F
Feels Like: 43°F
Forecast: Periods of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Chance of Precipitation: 65%
Cloud Coverage: 99%
Wind: SE 15 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Ravens by -5.5
OveUnder: 41.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 5-8, Baltimore 6-7
Where to Watch on TV
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TV Map - Week 15 TV Coverage Map
Internet Streams
FOX Sports Go - Participating Cable Provider Required
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Radio Streams
Eagles App: Apple App Store or Google Play Store
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (40th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Ravens Radio
Ravens Gameday Radio Network can be heard on WBAL 1090AM, 98Rock WIYY (97.9 FM), Baltimoreravens.com, the Ravens' mobile and tablet apps, and across 20 different regional affiliates.
National Radio
No National Coverage
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Ravens Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 132 (Internet 824) SIRI 108 (Internet 802)
XM Radio XM Internet 824 XM 229 (Internet 802)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 380 (Internet 824) SXM 299 (Internet 802)
Eagles Social Media Redskins Social Media
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Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: bltravens
NFC East Standings
Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Cowboys 11 2 0 0.846 340 238 202 40 5-1 6-1 3-2 0.600 7-2 0.778 4-0 1L 4-1
Giants 9 4 0 .692 255 244 11 31 6-1 3-3 3-1 .750 6-3 .667 3-1 1W 4-1
Redskins 7 5 1 0.577 330 317 13 36 4-2 3-3-1 3-2 0.600 5-4 0.556 2-1-1 1W 3-2
Eagles 5 8 0 .385 290 272 18 29 4-2 1-6 0-4 0.000 3-7 .300 2-1 4L 1-4
AFC North Standings
Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Steelers 8 5 0 .615 317 256 61 38 4-2 4-3 2-1 .667 6-3 .667 2-2 4W 4-1
Ravens 7 6 0 .538 279 237 42 26 5-2 2-4 4-0 1.000 7-3 .700 0-3 1L 3-2
Bengals 5 7 1 .423 268 269 -1 29 3-2-1 2-5 2-2 .500 4-5 .444 1-2-1 2W 2-3
Browns 0 13 0 .000 207 375 -168 23 0-7 0-6 0-5 .000 0-9 .000 0-4 13L 0-5
Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Baltimore Ravens (2-1-1)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
Points Leader
The Baltimore Ravens lead the Philadelphia Eagles (79-56)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-0 against the Ravens
John Harbaugh: 1-1 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs John Harbaugh: First Meeting
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Ravens: 0-0
Joe Flacco: Against Eagles: 1-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Joe Flacco: First Meeting
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Ravens: 2-0
Record @ M&T Bank Stadium: Ravens lead the Eagles: 1-0-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 26 - Ravens No. 14
Last Week
Eagles: L 27-22 vs Redskins
Ravens: L 30-23 at Patriots
First Meeting
November 16th, 1997 - Baltimore Ravens: 10 - Philadelphia Eagles: 10 at Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
Last Meeting
September 16, 2012
Eagles 24 - Ravens 23
Philadelphia QB Michael Vick passes for 371 yards with TD & rushes for GW TD with 1:55 remaining. Eagles TE Brent Celek has 157 rec. yards.
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Last Meeting at Site
November 23, 2008
Eagles 7 - Ravens 36
Baltimore S Ed Reed has 107-yard INT-TD. Ravens LB Jameel McClain blocks punt out of bounds for safety.
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Last 4 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
09/16/2012 Eagles Ravens 24-23
11/23/2008 Ravens Eagles 36-7
10/31/2004 Ravens Eagles 15-10
11/16/1997 TIE TIE 10-10
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Ravens Ravens
2016 Weekly Matchup
Week 15 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 15 - "Expert" Picks
Week 15 - Sporting Charts Matchup
2016 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Ravens Season Stats
2016 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 317 498 63.7% 3215 13 12 80.7
Flacco 358 549 65.2% 3582 17 12 84.8
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Mathews 117 487 44.3 4.2 7
West 165 652 50.2 4.0 5
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Matthews 65 765 63.8 11.8 3
Wallace 62 903 69.5 14.6 4
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Cox 5.5 28.0
Suggs 8.0 29.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 81 55 26 1
Orr 122 85 37 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
McLeod 3 10
Weddle 4 15
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB FC BP
Jones 52 2357 72 45.3 39.5 17 6 13 0
Koch 69 3184 68 46.1 40.1 31 4 12 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Sturgis 33 28 84.8% 55 24/25
Tucker 32 31 96.9% 57 22/22
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Smallwood 9 261 29.0 86 1
Hester 19 466 24.5 60 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 17 224 13.2 66 0 11
Hester 25 180 7.2 28 0 15
League Rankings 2016
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Ravens Stat Ravens Rank
Total Offense 341.4 18th 347.7 16th
Rush Offense 108.6 15th 86.0 28th
Pass Offense 232.8 T-21st 261.7 7th
Points Per Game 22.3 19th 21.5 21st
3rd-Down Offense 37.2 22nd 34.4 29th
4th-Down Offense 54.6 T-11th 46.7 19th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 51.1 25th 55.9 17th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Ravens Stat Ravens Rank
Total Defense 344.5 12th 311.5 4th
Rush Defense 101.4 15th 75.5 1st
Pass Defense 243.2 13th 236.0 11th
Points Per Game 20.9 12th 18.2 4th
3rd-Down Defense 39.4 20th 34.8 3rd
4th-Down Defense 43.8 13th 76.9 30th
Red Zone Defense 46.3 4th 54.6 T-16th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Ravens Stat Ravens Rank
Turnover Diff. +1 T-16th +5 6th
Penalty Per Game 8.1 T-28th 8.2 31st
Penalty Yards Per Game 65.3 24th 70.2 29th
Connections
Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas (2000-15) and assistant director of player personnel Andy Weidl (2005-16) are former members of Baltimore’s scouting department
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was Philadelphia’s special teams coordinator from 1998-2006 and coached the secondary unit in 2007
Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was a senior assistant with the Eagles in 2003 and served as the team’s offensive coordinatoassistant head coach from 2004-12
Ravens OL coach Juan Castillo was a member of Philadelphia’s coaching staff from 1995-2012, including 13 seasons (1998-2010) tutoring the offensive line
Ravens secondary coach Leslie Frazier was the Eagles’ DBs coach during the 1999-2002 seasons
Eagles S Terrence Brooks was originally selected by Baltimore in the 3rd round (79th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft
Eagles DE Steven Means spent time on the Ravens practice squad in 2014
Eagles S Rodney McLeod prepped at DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) HS, earning second-team All-State and first-team All-Conference honors in 2007.
Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood played his senior year at Eastern Christian Academy (Elkton, MD) HS.
Ravens director of strength and conditioning Bob Rogucki was a member of Philadelphia’s coaching staff from 2006-07
Ravens DBs coach Chris Hewitt participated in the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program with the Eagles in 2005
Ravens kicking consultant Randy Brown spent time with the Eagles during the 2004-05 seasons
Eagles DC Jim Schwartz grew up just outside Baltimore in Halethorpe, MD, and attended Mount Saint Joseph (Baltimore) HS.
Ravens QB Joe Flacco was born in Audubon, NJ, which is less than 10 miles from Philadelphia.
Ravens director of college scouting Joe Hortiz, director of player engagement Harry Swayne and assistant strength and conditioning coach Juney Barnett are natives of Philadelphia
Ravens ILB Albert McClellan (2006) and Eagles DE Vinny Curry (2011) both won C-USA Defensive Player of the Year at Marshall.
Ravens S Matt Elam (2010-12) was a first-team All-American at Florida and played with Eagles TE Trey Burton (2010-13), K Caleb Sturgis (2008-12) and S Jaylen Watkins (2010-13).
Ravens DT Timmy Jernigan (2011-13) and Eagles S Terrence Brooks (2010-13) and LB Nigel Bradham (2008-11) were teammates at Florida State. Brooks and Jernigan.
Eagles CB Nolan Carroll appeared in 38 games at Maryland from 2005-09. Eagles OC Frank Reich played QB at UMD from 1981-84, while Philadelphia’s DC Jim Schwartz started his coaching career as a grad assistant in 1989 for the Terps.
Ravens DT Brandon Williams (2008-12) and Eagles G/T Allen Barbre (2002-06) both played in the trenches at Missouri Southern State.
Ravens G/C John Urschel (2009-12) and Eagles G/C Stefen Wisniewski (2007-10) played on the offensive line at Penn State. Wisniewski was a three-time Academic All-American, while Urschel was awarded the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the nation’s premier college football scholar-athlete in 2013.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was born in Philadelphia before moving to Baltimore when he was just 11 months old.
General
Referee: Craig Wrolstad
At 5-8, the Eagles are still mathematically alive for a playoff spot. According to Football Power Index, they face 5-million-to-1 odds. The scenario: The Eagles must win out, the Falcons, Redskins, and Packers must lose out. The Vikings must beat the Packers, but lose their other 2 games. The Buccaneers must beat the Panthers in Week 17. The Saints must lose to the Cardinals or Buccaneers. And the Cardinals must lose at least once.
At 7-6, the Ravens stand a game behind the Steelers (8-5) in the AFC North. Baltimore, which beat Pittsburgh in Week 9, travels to Pittsburgh for a Christmas Day tilt and then finishes out regular season play with a New Year’s Day matchup in Cincinnati.
Last week, the Eagles allowed RB Chris Thompson to score a 25-yard touchdown run with 1:53 left to play. It gave the Redskins a 27–22 win at Philadelphia. That was by far the longest game-winning TD run inside the 2-minute warning of the fourth quarter in Redskins team history. The previous record was a 5-yard run by Larry Brown against the Giants in 1972.
Last week, WR DeSean Jackson caught an 80-yard touchdown pass from QB Kirk Cousins in the second quarter of Washington’s win. That was one yard short of the longest TD ever scored against the Eagles by one their former players, a mark set on an 81-yard pass from Cousins to Jackson in 2014. No other pair of active players has connected for two touchdown passes of 80 yards or longer against the same team. The gold standard in that regard was set by Joe Montana and John Taylor, who scored on pass plays of 96 and 92 yards against the Rams … in the same game! That was on Monday Night Football in 1989.
Last week, the Ravens allowed QB Tom Brady to score his 450th TD pass of his prestigious career – went for 79 yards to Chris Hogan to cap the scoring for New England.
The Ravens have never lost a home game to a rookie quarterback in John Harbaugh's tenure, and they've also won 12 of their last 13 regular-season home finales.
The Eagles are 1-6 on road with six losses in row.
The Eagles have never won a regular season game in Baltimore. In two games since the Ravens arrived in Baltimore, the Eagles tied the meeting in 1997 and lost the game in 2008.
Eagles
The Eagles' Offense lead the NFL in time of possession (32:10) in 2016, including an NFL-leading 16:53 mark in the second half of games
The Eagles' Offense are tied with Dallas for the 2nd most 10-play drives (30) in the NFL in 2016, trailing only Detroit (32) in that category
The Eagles' Offense currently rank 3rd in the NFL in 5-minute drives (27) in 2016, trailing only Dallas (30) and Detroit (29).
The Eagles' Offense are tied with Green Bay for the 4th-most drives starting inside the opponent’s 50-yard line (18) in the NFL in 2016, trailing only Oakland (23), Denver (21) and Arizona (20).
The Eagles' Offense are tied with Carolina for the 6th-lowest percentage of three-and-outs (18.2%, 26-of-143) in the NFL in 2016, trailing only Washington (10.9%), Atlanta (14.1%), New Orleans (15.6%), San Diego (16.6%) and Green Bay (17.6%).
The Eagles' Offense rank 7th in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 4+ yards (45.9%) in 2016, trailing only Tennessee (50.8%), Buffalo (49.6%), San Francisco (49.2%), Houston (46.7%), Dallas (46.6%) and Pittsburgh (46.4%).
The Eagles' Offense rank 7th in the NFL in rushing plays of 10+ yards (42) in 2016, trailing only Dallas (59), Buffalo (57), San Francisco (52), Miami (49), Tennesse (48) and Houston (45).
The Eagles' Defense lead the NFL in opponent red zone third-down conversions (15.0%, 3-of-20) in 2016. Philadelphia also leads the NFL in opponent yards per play inside the red zone (2.09, 207 yards on 99 plays) in 2016.
The Eagles' Defense rank 5th in the NFL in opponent red zone scoring efficiency (80.5%, 33-of-41) in 2016, trailing only Kansas City (77.8%), Seattle (78.4%), Pittsburgh (78.6%) and Baltimore (78.8%). Philadelphia also ranks 4th in the NFL in opponent red zone TD efficiency (46.3%) in 2016, trailing only N.Y. Giants (43.2%), Pittsburgh (45.2%) and Carolina (45.7%).
The Eagles' Defense rank 6th in the NFL in opponent negative plays (88) in 2016, trailing only Arizona (101), Carolina (94), Green Bay (93), N.Y. Jets (93) and Los Angeles (91). Philadelphia also ranks 7th in the NFL in opponent yards lost on negative plays (-318) in 2016, trailing only Green Bay (-390), Arizona (-388), Carolina (-348), Washington (-335), Los Angeles (-330) and Minnesota (-327).
The Eagles' Defense are tied with Arizona and Jacksonville for the 2nd-most opponent rushes for negative yardage (43) in the NFL in 2016, trailing only Los Angeles (47).
The Eagles' Defense rank 6th in the NFL in opponent first downs (243) in 2016, trailing only Baltimore (219), Arizona (227), Houston (232), Jacksonville (239) and Minnesota (239).
The Eagles' Defense rank 4th in the NFL in passing first downs allowed (139) in 2016, trailing only Jacksonville (129), Houston (132) and Arizona (133).
The Eagles' Special Teams has posted an NFL-leading 12 special teams TDs (4 kickoff return TDs; 4 punt return TDs; 4 blocked punt return TDs) since 2013. The Eagles are the only NFL team to record multiple kickoff return TDs in 2016.
Since 2013, the Eagles' Special Teams rank 2nd in the NFL in combined kickoff and punt return TDs (8), trailing only Minnesota (9). Since 2014, Philadelphia leads the NFL in both kickoff return TDs (4) and punt return TDs (4). THe Eagles are the only NFL team to record multiple kickoff return TDs in each of the last three seasons (4 in 2014; 2 in 2015; 2 in 2016).
The Eagles' Special Teams lead the NFL in kickoff return average (28.6) and opponent kickoff return average (18.4) in 2016. Since 2014, the team ranks 3rd in the NFL in kickoff return average (25.8), trailing only Baltimore (26.5) and Indianapolis (26.1). Also in that span, Philadelphia ranks 5th in opponent kickoff return average, trailing only Buffalo (19.3), New England (19.8), N.Y. Giants (20.5) and Indianapolis (20.9).
The Eagles' Special Teams rank 4th in the NFL in punt return average (12.4) in 2016, trailing only Kansas City (14.8), Detroit (14.1) and Washington (13.8).
The Eagles' Special Teams lead the NFL in average starting field position after kickoff (27.9) and opponent average starting field position after kickoff (22.3) in 2016.
The Eagles' Special Teams are tied with Denver and San Diego for the 4th-most non-offensive TDs (4) in the NFL in 2016, trailing only Kansas City (7), Minnesota (6) and Atlanta (5).
QB Carson Wentz aims for his 3rd game in row with 300+ pass yards. Wentz ranks 1st among NFL rookies in pass yards (3,215) & 2nd in TD passes (13). He is averaging 295.7 pass yards per game in his last 3 games against AFC teams.
RB Darren Sproles had a touchdown catch in the loss against Washington, his 30th career touchdown reception and 60th total touchdown. Sproles is the first player in NFL history to have at least 30 receiving touchdowns (30), 20 rushing touchdowns (21), a punt-return touchdown (seven) and a kick-return touchdown (two).
Ravens
The Ravens’ Defense, which entering Week 15 ranks No. 4 overall in the NFL allowing 311.5 yards per game, has been especially stout at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Baltimore has permitted the NFL’s fewest yards (250.6) and points (13.1) per game among home teams.
The Ravens' Defense has only once this season has Baltimore allowed more than 16 points in a home game (28 vs. Oakland in Week 4). They have limited teams to 7 points or fewer at M&T Bank Stadium on three separate occasions this year
The Ravens' Defense boasts the best run defense in the league allowing only an average of 75.5 rushing yards per game. Baltimore has allowed 100 rushing yards in just three games this season.
TE Dennis Pitta is tied for 2nd place among NFL TEs with 65 catches.
K Justin Tucker is a perfect 9-of-9 on field goal attempts of 50+ yards in 2016, connecting on the second-most such kicks in NFL single-season history (listed below). Tucker has made 31 of his 32 overall attempts (the lone miss was a block), with an NFL-high 20 of his boots coming from at least 40 yards out.
ILB Zachary Orr has produced the NFL’s fourth-most tackles (120) entering Week 15. Orr and ILB Alec Ogletree are the only NFL defenders with at least 100 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery this season.
QB Joe Flacco’s career 50.0 completion percentage against the Eagles (two starts) is tied for his lowest mark against any single opponent.
Milestones
QB Carson Wentz (3,215 - 18th) can make a move up to 16th place on the Eagles' All-Time Passing Yards list with 511 more passing yards. He will pass QB Roy Zimmerman (3,219 -17th) and QB Sam Bradford (3,725 - 16th) along the way.
TE Brent Celek (4,827) needs 173 more yards to reach 5000 career receiving yards.
RB Darren Sproles (18,912 - 8th) is 8th on the NFL's All-Time All-Purpose Yards list. He can move into 7th place with 116 more yards. However, WR Steve Smith Sr. (19,027 - 7th) is currently in 7th place and is still active in the NFL. Sproles (18,912) is 88 All-Purpose Yards away from 19,000 Career All-Purpose Yards.
DE Connor Barwin (30.5 - 15th) is in 15th place on the Eagles All-Time Sack List. Barwin can move into 14th place with 1 more sack joining DE Juqua Parker (31.5 - 14th). Barwin is also 0.5 sacks away from reaching 50 career sacks!
DE Brandon Graham (28.5 - 17th) needs 1.5 Sacks to pass DT Jerome Brown (29.5 - 16th) on the Eagles All-Time Sack List. 1.5 Sacks will also give Graham 30 Career Sacks
WR Steve Smith Sr. (1,019 - 13th) needs 6 more receptions to move into 12th place on the NFL's All-Time Career Receptions list. He would pass WR Issac Bruce (1,024 - 12th).
WR Steve Smith Sr. (14,578 - 8th) is 3 receiving yards away from moving into 7th place on the NFL's All-Time Career Receiving Yards list. He would pass WR Marvin Harrison (14,580 - 7th)
WR Steve Smith Sr. (79) needs 1 more receiving touchdown to reach 80 career touchdowns and is 3 touchdowns away from 90 total career touchdowns.
WR Steve Smith Sr. (14,965) needs 35 more yards to reach 15,000 Career Yards from Scrimmage. Additionally, Smith (14, 965 - 23rd) can move into 19th place on the NFL's All-Time Yards from Scrimmage List with 177 more yards. He would pass out RB Jermome Bettis (15,111 - 22nd), RB Steven Jackson (15,121 - 21st), WR Tim Brown (15,124 - 20th), and TE Tony Gonzalez (15,141 - 19th)
RB Steve Smith Sr. (19,027 - 7th) is 7th on the NFL's All-Time All-Purpose Yards list. He can move into 6th place with 164 more yards. He would pass RB Marshall Faulk (19,190 - 6th) with those yards.
WR Mike Wallace (276) is 24 receptions away from 500 career receptions.
WR Mike Wallace (903) needs 97 receiving yards to post the third 1,000-yard season of his career.
DE Elvis Dumervil (97) is 3 sacks away from 100 career sacks.
TE Dennis Pitta is 84 receiving yards away from 2000 career receiving yards.
QB Joe Flacco (358) is 5 completions shy of breaking his franchise single-season record of 362 completions in 2013.
QB Joe Flacco (3,582) needs 405 more passing yards to break his career high of 3,986 yards in 2014.
Matchups to Watch
Eagles CB Leodis McKelvin vs. Ravens WR Mike Wallace
Just as the Redskins did a week ago, the Ravens will try to get their speed wide receiver matched up against the aging and struggling McKelvin. The veteran corner did make a big play when quarterback Kirk Cousins made a bad throw intended for DeSean Jackson and McKelvin intercepted and returned it for a touchdown. Earlier, however, he was burned for an 80-yard touchdown by Jackson.
Eagles RT Allen Barbre vs. Ravens LB Terrell Suggs
Barbre is bothered by hamstring injury and missed practice time this week, but is expected to play Sunday. He'll see a lot of the 34-year-old Suggs, the Ravens' top pass rusher, who leads his team with eight sacks despite playing with a torn bicep suffered in a 27-23 loss to the Giants. Barbre, a converted guard, has had problems with speed rushers in the past and Suggs can still get to the quarterback in a hurry.
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox vs. Ravens G Marshall Yanda
Another match-up where an injury could be a factor. Yanda, the Ravens' best offensive lineman, has a bad shoulder and missed last Monday night's 30-23 loss to the Patriots. Cox played well in last week's 27-22 loss to the Redskins and moved into the team lead in sacks, with 5.5. He's going to need another big effort this week if the Eagles have a chance to end their losing streak.
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