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Tyler Trumbauer - January 8, 2018

The stage, or shall we say cage, is set.

The Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons this Saturday at 4:35pm on NBC. The Birds are home underdogs, something that hasn’t happened for a one seed in the playoffs since 1970. The Falcons face the Birds because they took down the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night, 26-13. In the other Wild Card Weekend games, another Andy Reid team collapsed, Jacksonville was not as bad as Buffalo, and the Saints managed not to give it away to the Panthers.

It was an entertaining weekend, here is the schedule for the divisional round:

Saturday, January 13

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:35 p.m. (NBC)

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, January 14

Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)

New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)

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Chris Jastrzembski - December 18, 2017

No Wentz. No Wiz. No problem.

Despite a really shoddy performance by the defense, the Nick Foles-led Eagles improved to 12-2 with a 34-29 win over the New York Giants. With the win, the Eagles have clinched a first round bye. All they need to get the top seed in the NFC Playoffs is either a Minnesota loss or an Eagles win in the next two weeks. That should happen.

Many people thought the offense would be a huge concern entering the game. But that was not the case. Foles threw for four touchdowns and spread the ball out very well between Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and Zach Ertz. And even Chance Warmack did a great job filling in for Stefen Wisniewski.

Instead, it was the defense that floundered, giving up 504 yards against Eli Manning and his depleted group of wide receivers. Sterling Shepard had 139 yards receiving and a touchdown on 11 catches. Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby did not have good games, even though Darby’s interception in the first half was huge.

At times, the team lacked discipline too. On fourth down with the Giants punting in the third quarter, Najee Goode went offsides and that gave New York a first down, which resulted in a Tavarres King touchdown. That can’t happen in the playoffs.

If we’re worried about something, it should be the defense, which looked solid earlier in the season. Maybe a return home can revive their old form for a long period of time, which could be until February.

One note from last night: Patrick Robinson is in the concussion protocol. We might get more info on his injury and Wiz later today from Doug Pederson.

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Tyler Trumbauer - December 11, 2017

Upset. Distraught. Unsettled. Sick.

I don’t know what word to use to describe how I feel, how you feel, how we all feel. Yesterday was the truest definition of bitter-sweet. The Eagles got the 43-35 win over the LA Rams and clinched the NFC East, but lost Carson Wentz to what appears to be a torn ACL.

Nick Foles entered the game and led the team to victory along with the defense hunkering down and making some key stops and forcing a fumble to earn the victory. In reality, what happened on the field was tremendous as the Birds are back in the driver’s seat for the top seed in the NFC and are the first team to clinch a playoff berth this year. However, all the eyes are on the status of Carson Wentz.

Wentz was seen with a brace and got carted to the team bus from the locker room:

However, before that Wentz was with the team in the locker room celebrating and it was lit:

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Tyler Trumbauer - December 4, 2017

And everyone went from Cloud 9 to the sky is falling, just like that. Eagles fans changed their tune now after the Eagles lost to the Seahawks 24-10 last night on Sunday Night Football.

Many can point to various items as the reasons for the loss, but simply put, it came down to two big reasons:

  1. Carson Wentz’s fumble at the goal line
  2. Russell Wilson is a freak

The Wentz Wagon had a rock in its spoke last night as I think the sophomore gun slinger had his worst game of his second season in the NFL. He was 29-45, 348 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and the one lost fumble. He missed an open Nelson Agholor early in the first half, then missed some smaller throws and plays throughout the game.

Wilson had himself a day going 20-31, 227 passing yards and 3 TDs. He also scrambled and did this, which Doug Pederson chose not to challenge:

A successful challenge there really could change things as the Seahawks went down and scored later that drive.

Overall, Wentz looked a bit lost from time to time, but also showed flashes of brilliance. Definitely a humbling loss for the entire team, and probably the fan base as well, but it makes things just a tad more difficult for Philly in terms of the playoff scenario. More on that later.

Zach Ertz left the game early with a head injury and is officially in the concussion protocol.

Re-live the action through the Crossing Broad game thread. Also, check out our Crossing Broad staff predictions to see how we fared (Spoiler: We did poorly.).

We’ll have plenty of great day after Eagles coverage with observations and other content breaking down the loss. One thing is for certain, I think it will be quite a while until another visiting team is favored at CenturyLink Field again.

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Tyler Trumbauer - November 27, 2017

Another week, another Philadelphia Eagles win. This will never get old.

After a complete beatdown of the Chicago Bears yesterday, 31-3, the Birds are an NFL best 10-1 and atop the NFC East as well as the entire conference. Nick Foles made an appearance. Yes, it was that kind of day.

Carson Wentz had three touchdowns and Zach Ertz had 103 receiving yards (the first Philly receiver to do that this season) and one touchdown.

As for the defense, well they were feeling it:

Re-live the fun with our game thread from yesterday and also see what our predictions for the tilt were.

The one downfall of the day was the Eagles were a bit careless with the football with three fumbles. Hopefully we can chalk that up to the team not being zoned in on account of it being the Bears. That certainly was the case on the sidelines:

After that type of thrashing, the Bears certainly wanted to get home as soon as possible, but…:

The Birds face the Seahawks on Sunday night next week where they may already have the divisional crown locked up. They can clinch the NFC East with a Cowboys loss on Thursday night.

More Birds content after the jump and all day today on CB. Don’t miss it.

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Tyler Trumbauer - November 20, 2017

HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS?!?

The hapless team from Dallas was downed last night at the hands of the Eagles as the Birds scored 30 unanswered points in the second half to cruise to the 37-9 win at AT&T Stadium. Philly moved to 9-1 despite struggling in the first half and losing Jake Elliot to a head injury, after the usually money kicker missed a short field goal attempt early in the game.

Dak Prescott threw three interceptions and also coughed up a fumble as the Eagles defense had a superb outing overall, limiting the Dallas passing game. The Cowboys did run for 112 yards as a team.

By game’s end, it was just Eagles fans:

The win was so convincing that even Skip Bayless was forced to admit defeat:

The Eagles now have the NFC East all but officially clinched and are the clear-cut best team in the NFC, if not the NFL. See how the CB staff saw the game going with the official predictions.

Re-live the victory, and we know that you do, you can with our game thread.

Keep it locked to CB today as we’ll have more great content, including Kevin Kinkead’s observations.

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Tyler Trumbauer - November 13, 2017

The next best thing to an Eagles win is a Cowboys loss. With the Birds on bye this week, the latter was the only thing we could root for this Sunday and Dallas delivered.

The Cowboys, now without Ezekiel Elliott who is finally serving that six-game suspension, got absolutely trashed by the Atlanta Falcons, who seem to be picking up steam now heading into the second half of the season. The loss dropped Dallas to 5-4 and showed what this team is without Elliott and also left tackle Tyron Smith.

The Cowboys are a different team now and looked lost against the Falcons on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles head to AT&T Stadium on Sunday night and are early 3.5 point favorites.

 

It was a wild sports weekend, let’s take a look.

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Tyler Trumbauer - November 6, 2017

This feeling will never get old.

After another day at the office for the Eagles, the fans can proudly say that the Birds are the best team in the NFL after a dominating 51-23 victory for Philly over Denver at the Linc on Sunday afternoon. The Birds are now 8-1 heading into their bye week.

In the win, the Eagles ran all over what was the top-ranked defense in football. New kid on the block, Jay Ajayi, made an immediate impact with 77 rushing yards and one touchdown. Zach Ertz didn’t play, but no problem as Trey Burton and Brent Celek stepped up and also we saw a glimpse of vintage Alshon Jeffery, who finished with 84 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Re-live the win and see some great content from our game live thread. See what us here at CB predicted for Sunday’s game.

Pre-game, Celek and LeGarrette Blount created a special moment:

With the Eagles off to this great start, it is reminiscent of 2004, the last time the birds went to the Super Bowl. The numbers back up the parallels too.

Keep it locked to CB all day today for great day-after content.

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