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Philadelphia Eagles Have Prime Opportunity to Get RB LeSean McCoy Going Against Tennessee Titans

November 20th, 2014 at 12:44 PM
By Nick Gill

It has been tough sledding for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in 2014. A season after leading the NFL in rushing, McCoy has been less successful this season. Despite the issues in the run game, the Eagles are committed to sticking with it. Against the Tennessee Titan's 31st ranked run defense Sunday, Philadelphia has a chance to get McCoy going while igniting the run game.

“He's in there battling,” Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said of McCoy. “I think when you look at how the year has gone, we can run the ball better for all the reasons we've talked about each week and we just stick with it. Just stick with it.”

The Titans enter the game with the Eagles allowing 143.5 rush yards per game along with a whopping 11 rushing touchdowns. On Monday night, they gave up 204 yards to Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. Tennessee has allowed four 100-yard rushing performances this season and McCoy will look to be the next.

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Philadelphia Eagles Sign CB Roc Carmichael, Place S Earl Wolff on Injured Reserve

November 18th, 2014 at 1:25 PM
By Nick Gill

The Philadelphia Eagles have made a few roster moves in preparation for the team's meeting with the Tennessee Titans this Sunday. Specifically, Philly has placed safety Earl Wolff on injured reserve, which will end his season. Philadelphia then signed cornerback Roc Carmichael to the active roster to fill in the now-vacant roster spot.

Wolff was a disappointment for the Eagles this season. During the offseason and throughout training camp, he was in competition for the starting strong safety spot with Nate Allen. He lost that position battle and had been relegated to spot duty and special teams. Now, his season will end because of an undisclosed injury. Wolff has not been listed on the injury report, but was inactive for the past two games. He had been dealing with some knee issues last season and earlier this season, which may be the reason he was placed on IR. He made one start and seven appearances for the Eagles in 2014.

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Philadelphia Eagles Learned How Far They Have to Go in Blowout Loss to Green Bay Packers

November 17th, 2014 at 1:41 PM
By Nick Gill

The Philadelphia Eagles learned a valuable lesson on Sunday in their 53-20 blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Eagles now know how far away they are from the best of the best in the NFC. The Packers were able to impose their will on the Eagles and out-execute Philadelphia in all phases. The bar is set for where the Eagles need to be as the weeks move forward.

“I think the game got out of hand real early so we became a little bit one-dimensional,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. “We moved the ball, but we didn't execute. We had the ball in the red zone twice in the first half. You can't come away with three points. We didn't generate pressure on Aaron [Rodgers] like we needed to generate pressure, so he picked us apart in the first half. Our offense didn't help our defense at all, and then we obviously had a special teams breakdown. It was all three phases contributing to it.”

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Philadelphia Eagles Emphasis on Turning Turnovers into Points is Paying Off

November 13th, 2014 at 8:57 PM
By Nick Gill

The Philadelphia Eagles have focused on creating turnovers and turning them into points. That emphasis is really paying off so far this season. The Eagles have taken two fumbles and two interceptions back for touchdowns in 2014, which is a big reason for their 7-2 record.

“We work our returns after interceptions and fumbles,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. ”We are emphasizing that and I think our people understand what we're trying to do. It's good that you get a turnover and the great part is turning it into points. I think our guys are greedy from that standpoint, that when we do get a turnover, can we turn it into something even more positive?”

Philadelphia leads the league in defensive return touchdowns. That starts with being able to generate the turnovers, which is an area where the Eagles have excelled. Philadelphia leads the NFL with 15 forced fumbles and are tied for second in the league with nine recoveries. The Eagles are also tied for the league lead in interception returns for touchdowns, with two out of a total of seven passes picked off going back the other way. In all, the Eagles have produced 16 turnovers in nine games.

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez and WR Jordan Matthews Formed Connection in Training Camp

November 12th, 2014 at 1:14 PM
By Nick Gill

What Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Jordan Matthews did on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers was formed in training camp. The two players were both working with the second team at that time and were able to form a connection through those reps. Fast forward months later, and both Sanchez and Matthews are instrumental parts of the Eagles offense.

“Of course we had something going on in camp,” Matthews said. We kind of had to. “We were both on the second team at the time. So, I took the majority of my reps with him. After practice, I made sure I got extra reps with him. I knew that if I wanted to break into the lineup, I had to look good with the second team first. That was definitely a point of emphasis for me back then. We continue to have a great relationship. I started building one with [Eagles QB] Nick [Foles], but now it’s Mark’s opportunity, so I have to go out and make plays for him.”

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