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After making his first start for the Philadelphia Eagles Monday night, Mark Sanchez has become the talk of the town. The respect is warranted after a solid performance against the Carolina Panthers, although some fans might be wise to pump the brakes on the bandwagon making the hypothetical drive down Broad Street for a Super Bowl parade.
Green Bay and Philadelphia could not be entering this NFC bout on hotter streaks on offense. The Packers and Eagles combined to outscore their opponents (Chicago and Carolina) this past week by a combined score of 100-35. Could this be an offensive explosion at Lambeau Field this weekend?
Making his first start with the Philadelphia Eagles, and for the first time in a while, Mark Sanchez was locked in and fully capable of running the Eagles offense against the Panthers.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have a couple of starters back in the fold Monday night when they host the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field. Starting left guard Evan Mathis (knee) has returned to the active roster and is expected to start for the Eagles. Safety Nate Allen (hamstring), after missing last week’s win against the Houston Texans, will return to his starting position this week as well.
Without trying to run Foles out of town, it might be wise to at least start opening up the possibility of trying to find a potential franchise quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft. This just so happens to be an important time for college football’s best to start rising to the occasion with big games setting the stage for a run to the brand new College Football Playoff.
The Philadelphia Eagles get ready to return home in a primetime match-up next Monday night against the Carolina Panthers. After winning a game in Houston, the Eagles sit alone in first place in the NFC East, but the struggling Panthers hope to play a bit of a spoiler role.
A week after letting a win slip through their hands in Arizona, the Philadelphia Eagles were back on the road on Sunday to take on the Houston Texans. This week the Eagles never let a lead escape them for long and the Birds never once trailed in the game against the Texans.
There is no time to dwell on what could have been a win to keep the Eagles on top of the NFC, or at least the NFC East after Dallas was defeated Monday night by Washington. This week Chip Kelly needs to hope his defense plays better and avoids allowing big plays to hurt them.
The Philadelphia Eagles head to Houston to take on the Houston Texans in NRG Stadium Sunday, November 2. The Eagles will be looking to get back in the win column after losing in Arizona, and the Texans will be looking for a second straight win after a victory in Tennessee.
The Eagles were so close to coming home with a record of 6-1, but self-inflicted mistakes and some questionable play calling held the Eagles back. The Eagles were flagged for 11 penalties for 103 yards, they lost the turnover battle (three to one) and went 0-for-3 inside the red zone. Despite all that, the Eagles still came within one play of getting out of Arizona with a win.
The Cardinals are 5-1, but they have not necessarily been as good as their record might suggest. What is fair to say is this team is resilient and has learned how to win some close games and close out tight games. That is to be respected, and why the Eagles will have to find a way to start and finish strong, as they did against the New York Giants.
With no disrespect intended to the Cardinals or whoever comes out of the NFC North or NFC South, it is the Eagles and Cowboys that are beginning to be recognized as the top contenders in the NFC.
The Philadelphia Eagles have every reason to be feeling good entering the off week, but this can also be a good a time as any to start evaluating who has been performing well and who has some room for improvement when the team gets back on the field. Here are some of the players who have come up big for the Eagles so far, and a couple who have had to be carried.
One area of concern after the bye week should be improving the efficiency of the offense. Specifically, the efficiency of the passing game and quarterback Nick Foles.
It is almost a shame the Eagles have to take a week off this week. After a performance like Sunday night, who doesn’t want to see them come right back out next week and keep it going?