Fly Eagle Fly! Fly Eagle Fly!
Okay, it’s like: Run Eagle Run! Run Eagle Run!
But it doesn’t matter. Don’t let semantics get in the way of a narrative-changing piece of football from the team playing in Philadelphia. Because the Eagle are playing some of the more exciting football right now in NFC – they’ve left the field and have come within screaming distance of the playoff chase. Weeks later, a lot of people seem ready to kick rookie head coach Nick Sirianni out of town, with QB almost rookie Jalen Hurts with him (he’s only started for a calendar year), the Eagles are approaching 500.
The Eagles have won three of their last four games, and they’re evenly matched and won many points. They scored 138 points (!) in that span. Yes, that’s pretty important. Even lose Jordan Howard Injuries didn’t slow them down on Sunday as they passed Saints, with Hurts once again leading them. Hurts continued to defend the football, making pitches there and providing an impromptu spark in the run-of-the-mill game. They ran for 242 yards in front of a tough New Orleans defense – making it pretty clear their intentions wouldn’t have much to do with intent to get off the field.
Everyone knows they’re running; No one can do much about it. That’s how you scroll up to 37 minutes of ownership time.
The Eagles entered this game with a NFL-stretched 761 yards since Week 7 – already 136 yards more than anyone else in that period – and then extended that lead on Sunday. Miles Sanders is back in top form. Defense is improving. And things could set up Philly to kick off a bit… maybe even one that gets them to play meaningful games in January. Because, yes, 5-6 isn’t great, but 9-8 and maybe 8-9 will put you in the dance, and the Eagles are leading 4-3 in the conference that includes a head-to-head victory over the Potential wild card teams like New Orleans and Carolina. Food for thought.
They play in Giant and Jet plane – flawed teams – in the next two weeks before goodbye; this is basically the equivalent of bus rides to the New Jersey Turnpike. After a week off, they have three of their last four at home, with the only road game (Washington) also essentially a bus ride away. So, for all intents and purposes, their real travel was in the background before Thanksgiving.
Eagles pick up WFT and Giants at home and in Week 18 they face Cowboys The team is quite likely to be locked into a playoff spot and look forward to resting everyone they can before the season (or may have been locked out of the top seed). Either way, keep an eye out for the Eagles. I like where they’re headed.
Brown in need of quick repair
Anyone remember when Odell Beckham Jr from there stopped the Browns’ offense? Yeah, how ridiculous does it look now?
Cleveland has been reduced to a fairly predictable outfit for offense at this point, because of its 13-10 survival Lion pointed out at home. Baker Mayfield’s The limitations are being revealed more when he plays due to injury and loss of control Jack Conklin looks like a real problem. There’s not much to count on this offense right now other than Nick Chubb, injuries to the wide holes added to their problems, and they were lucky the Lions played with them. Tim Boyle at QB on his NFL debut, because they could lose to anyone else.
And this defense is nothing to be too excited about. For the second week in a row, it was etched in the ground. Where are the lions found? Patriots left — D’Andre Swift took place, and Cleveland unexpectedly allowed a 352-meter dash in just two weeks. They’re not built right now to play from the back, they don’t do a lot of fast attacking stuff and they face Baltimore twice in the next three weeks, with one bye.
They have a lot to fix and not much time with a tough schedule lurking. The Browns are winning 3-3 in their last six and are trailing by 17 points or less in five of them and 10 or less in two. Browns hang 41 points above Bengali three weeks ago, but have scored a total of 61 points in their other last five games.
Receipt offense has lost its mojo
The Bills’ offensive line looks to be getting worse by the week, the mistakes and the revenue keep increasing, and at this point, I’m not sure you can even expect Buffalo’s attack to be like the magnitude it is. did for most of 2020. Just didn’t. over there. It’s not there with Stefan Diggs like it was a year ago. It’s not there with Josh Allen, one in two. And as I pointed out a week ago in what eventually turned out to be a devastating victory over mediocre jet-setters, things were erratic and very hard to find rhythm. Allen has thrown nearly as many picks as all of last season (8-10), his completion rate and TD rate have dropped significantly, and his QB is 10 points lower than A year ago. And check out the Bills’ upcoming schedule. It’s not a joke.
Well, it’s definitely time to worry if Trevor Lawrence is getting along well with Urban Meyer. There have been many reasons to allow ownership pause on this lease – some of them unprecedented – but above all the terrible decisions, poor judgment and embarrassment he brought itself and the franchise, perhaps worst of all, is what is happening with the development of the first master pick.
You can see my report from Sunday morning for more details, but the bottom line is that Lawrence was devastated again this week. He is a 9 for 22 combo for a total of 99 yards in the first half of the last two games. Jags had a total of the first seven kills in those rounds. Good thing they solved Gardner Minshew or he might actually be playing there! Seriously, things get a little better during dump time – as they tend to do, ask Blake Bortles – but this is not going in a positive direction.
Other Notes of Week 11
- How about the Lions? AFC North seems to be bringing out the best of them. It took a game delay and longest goal in NFL history for Ravens To defeat them, the Lions forced Steelsmith last week (and frankly should have won that game) and then beat the Browns Sunday. Yes, the Bengals destroyed them, but it was a superb performance for the 0-9-1 team against what some consider to be the best league in football.
- To be Jonathan Taylor burst into the conversation with the MVP? Probably. Probably. But I have a feeling Colts will bet their way to win on Sunday and as long as Carson Wentz avoid the complex imperative error types that tend to add up, to me they look like a playoff team.
- Must give the main props to Steve Spagnuolo to receive Chief‘The defense turned his head. They are liberating Chris Jones again and that unit has come a long way in the past six weeks.
- There’s a lot of talk around the NFL about losing Derrick Henry will catch up with Titan soon enough, and their magic carpet ride will run into some trouble. Just surprised it came against Houston, in a relative landslide, on a day that Texans an average of 3.1 yards per play. That’s hard to do, even if QB throws four picks. The same goes for the AFC, where no one can keep that potential top seed for long without opening the race again right away.
- Wink Martindale was borderline criminal to call for an all-out flash game, sending eight out of four and 11 in his dying minutes for a two-point lead, but all the credit to Raven for continuing to show spirit and determined under duress. Earn another comeback win – and this time with backup QB Tyler Huntley in his first NFL start, on the road to nothing more – no joke, and they continue to weather the same traumas and adversity as the image of head coach, John Harbaugh. They don’t lack guts, that’s for sure.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-insider-notes-eagles-on-a-run-that-could-carry-them-to-postseason-plus-browns-and-bills-have-issues/ NFL insider note: The Eagles on the run could bring them to post-season, plus the Browns and Bills have problems