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stay off the bottle

(12/11) The Philadelphia Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys sunday afternoon for the lead in the NFC East Division. The Eagles were defeated in overtime with a score of 23-29 with Amari Cooper who had over 200 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns. However the Eagles locker room had a lot to say about the officiating during this game. On the opening kick off the Cowboys fumbled the ball into a an Eagles recovery but the ball stayed with Dallas. This terrible call cost the Eagles points in a close game, along with Dallas Goederts 80 yard run that was called back for “offensive interference.” This was another terrible officiating mistake that cost the Eagles time on the clock and points. The Eagles didn't play their best game but the referees got the win for Dallas in America's Game of the Week.

Article Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/12/10/stay-off-bottle-eagles-not-happy-with-officials-calls-loss-cowboys/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b835658278a3

-Ryan Morgan

lee suspended

(12/7) New York Jets' linebacker Darron Lee has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Lee will miss the rest of the season for the Jets, being eligible just one day after the final game of the season against the Patriots. This is a huge loss for the Jets who will likely finish the season without a playoff berth.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000996946/article/jets-darron-lee-suspended-four-games-by-nfl

-Mike Quin

eagles postseason hopes stay alive

(12/2) The Eagles have a had a very disappointing season to date but there is still hope for them to make the playoffs. A must win game faces them in a Monday Night Football showdown with division rival Washington Redskins. If they are able to beat the Redskins Monday the following week’s matchup against another division rival, the Dallas Cowboys, will be for first place in the NFC East. The remaining schedule is not easy for the birds but the season is far from over.

Article Link: http://www2.philly.com/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-playoff-picture-nfc-east-cowboys-redskins-panthers-rams-saints-packers-20181203.html

-Donald Martin

rivers' records

(11/25) Phillip Rivers set 2 different records on Sunday in LA. In an impressive 45-10 win over the Cardinals, Rivers set the record for most straight completions, and most completions in a game. Rivers completed his first 25 straight throws, breaking the record of 22. Rivers only threw one incomplete pass and finished 28/29 on the day. Rivers has been surging with the Chargers, asserting himself as a potential MVP candidate as the Chargers improve to 8-3.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000992428/article/philip-rivers-completes-first-25-passes-to-set-nfl-mark

-Mike Quin

nfl will go to mexico city

(11/19) After moving the Rams vs. Chiefs game from Mexico City to Los Angeles, the NFL has announced that it will return to Estadio Azteca in the 2019 season. The game between the Rams and Chiefs was moved due to poor field conditions in the stadium. This matchup is fun to see no matter where it is, but fans are upset, and rightfully so, that it won't take place in Mexico City.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000990145/article/nfl-announces-it-will-return-to-mexico-city-in-2019

-Mike Quin

no more fitz-magic

(11/12) The Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squared off sunday at 1pm. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for over 400 yards, but couldn't connect in the end zone. The Buccaneers had 3 turnover and were within the 25 yard line 5 times but couldn't score a touchdown. I guess the “Fitz Magic” has run out this season. The Washington Redskins are now 6-3 and the Buccaneers move to 3-6 despite being 2-0 at the beginning of the season.

Article Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/bend-but-dont-break-redskins-give-up-501-yards-but-just-3-points-in-win-over-bucs/2018/11/11/cb5a6f9e-e5dd-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a70fda3d7767

-Ryan Morgan

rams perfect season is over

(11/4) The Rams and Saints went head to head sunday afternoon in New Orleans. It was high scoring game that kept viewers on the edge of their seats. The Rams put up a good fight and were down 17-35 at halftime. They were able to tie it up 35-35 in the fourth quarter but fell short when the Saints took a ten point lead and ran out the clock. The Saints came out on top 45-35 and improved their record to 7-1 while the Rams are now 8-1. The Los Angeles Rams were the last undefeated team in the NFL so their perfect season is over. These two teams are the best in the NFC mid way through the season, and this may be a preview for the NFC championship in January.

Article Link: https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/11/04/los-angeles-rams-new-orleans-saints-undefeated-miami-dolphins-1972

-Ryan Morgan

tate to the birds

(11/3) The Philadelphia Eagles acquired veteran wide receiver Golden Tate just hours before the trade deadline earlier this week. Many Philadelphia Eagles are fans are excited for his arrival here with the team, but will he be an Eagle next year? Tate is finishing a five-year, $31 million deal…making him the 38th highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.

Article Link: https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/eagles/what-are-eagles-plans-golden-tate-beyond-year

-Francisco Rojas

trade deadline tracker

(11/1) The NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and there is some new faces in new places. The list of trades, reactions, and analytics is a long one, so sit down and get versed in everything NFL trade deadline!

Article Link: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25007959/2018-nfl-trade-tracker-latest-deals-reaction-grades-deadline

-Mike Quin

eagles get much needed win in london

(10/29) The Eagles traveled across the pond to London this week to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. In a crucial game for both teams that were desperate for a win, it was the Eagles who prevailed with a 24-18 victory. After turning the ball over on the team’s first two possessions Carson Wentz settled in and threw for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Eagles were finally able to get a running game going too. Josh Adams carried the 9 times for 61 yards leading all rushers in the game. The Eagles sit at second place in the NFC East with a record of 4-4 heading into the bye week.

Article Link: https://6abc.com/sports/wentzs-3-td-passes-give-eagles-win-vs-jags-in-london/4569297/

-Donald Martin

Steelers Hopeful to trade Le’veon Bell by Deadline

(10/29) The trade deadline for the NFL comes down to this tuesday and the Pittsburg are hoping to cash out big. With star running back from last season Le’veon Bell ranked as the top running back in the NFL, teams are willing to pay a lot for his price. Le’veon Bell refused a franchise tag from his own team and gave an ultimatum to the Pittsburgh Steelers to either pay him, or trade him. He hasn’t played in a single game this season wants out of Pittsburgh. The Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi has torn his acl and will be out for the remainder of this NFL season. Le’veon Bell could be the perfect fit to get this Eagles team rolling again.

Article Link: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/steelers-still-hopeful-of-trading-leveon-bell-before-deadline-contrary-to-reports/

-Ryan Morgan

brees could make history again

(10/18) On Sunday Drew Brees aims for another slot in the history books. With a win against the Baltimore Ravens, Brees will cement himself as one of the all-time greats. He would become only the third QB in NFL history to get a win against all 32 NFL teams. Brees would be in legendary company with the only two guys to do it, so far, being Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. If Brees is able to get the win on Sunday against the Ravens, it's hard not to consider him to be one of the greatest QB's of all time.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000975492/article/drew-brees-has-chance-to-be-3rd-qb-to-beat-all-32-clubs

-Mike Quin

WENTZ LEADS EAGLES TO A WIN OVER GIANTS

(10/14) In a must win game, Carson Wentz stepped up and help spark a win for the now 3-3 birds. Coming off back to back losses against the Titans and Vikings the previous two weeks, the leader of this team knew it was time to get a statement win against the Giants in East Rutherford. And a statement was made the Eagles trounced the Giants by a score 34-13. Wentz was 26-36 for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns. The team looked to be back and the best they’ve looked all season. This win will hopefully give the team a much needed confidence boost for the coming weeks with a lot of tough opponents coming up.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2800401-carson-wentz-eagles-beat-giants-despite-saquon-barkleys-dazzling-performance

-Donald Martin

Eifert's horrifying injury

(9/30) In the beginning of the third quarter of Sunday's game between the Bengals and Falcons, Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert recieved a short pass from QB Andy Dalton. After receiving the pass, Eifert was quickly brought down by Falcons linebacker, De'Vondre Campbell. As he was tackled, Eifert's ankle was twisted in a violent manner, seriously injuring it. Eifert was carted off of the field by medical staff. The video is available in the article, but I recommend watching only if you think you can handle it. It's gruesome.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000967958/article/tyler-eiferts-season-likely-over-after-ugly-injury

-Mike Quin

Mariota looks to return in wk4

(9/27) Titans QB Marcus Mariota looks to return to face the Eagles on Sunday 9/30 for the first time since his injury in Week 1. Mariota has been suffering from a pinched nerve in his elbow, and only regained feeling in his fingers in Week 3. With Mariota's return, the Titans look to run their full offense and improve to a 3-1 record against the defending Super Bowl champs.

Article Link: http://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/marcus-mariota-injury-update-tennessee-titans-qb-start-sunday-philadelphia-eagles-fantasy-football-nfl-news-blaine-gabbert/5k7185ohprld1errzeh35nabw

-Mike Quin