10:20 AM EST, Tue December 18, 2018
2 hours ago
Nick Foles is the best closer in the NFL, but Carson Wentz is the Eagles’ franchise quarterback

Nick Foles is the best closer in the NFL, but Carson Wentz is the Eagles’ franchise quarterback

Foles once again pitches some solid relief, but it is Wentz that is still the franchise guy. Nick Foles is the NFL’s Mariano Rivera. When you’re examining the Eagles quarterback situation, which admittedly got a lot stickier after the Birds’ 30-23, season-saving victory over the Rams in Los Angeles last night, pointing out the distinction between the two signal callers is important. The Eagles went into last night’s game as 13 1⁄2 point underdogs and yet, just as in all three playoff games he started last year, Foles led his underdog team to a hard-fought win over an elite team....
4 hours ago
The Linc - Eli Manning could be staying in the NFC East for “years” to come

The Linc - Eli Manning could be staying in the NFC East for “years” to come

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 12/18/18. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Pat Shurmur still thinks Eli Manning has years left as a quarterback - Big Blue ViewShurmur was asked if, as he indicated when he was first hired, he believes Manning still has “years” of productive play left. His answer? “Yes, I do.” Finally, Shurmur was asked why he believes that. His answer? “Because I’ve seen him play good football, and I’ve seen how when we have a coordinated effort of protecting him, running the football effectively, and being able to run the ball...
10 hours ago
NFL Power Rankings 2018: Week 16 Edition

NFL Power Rankings 2018: Week 16 Edition

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams. Week 15 of the 2018 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it’s time to see where all 32 teams rank heading into Week 16. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week’s NFL Power Rankings. BLG’S WEEK 16 NFL POWER RANKINGS 1 - New Orleans Saints (Last Week: 2) - Well, it wasn’t pretty, but the Saints escaped Carolina with a win and now own the league’s best overall record at 12-2. 2 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 4) - Love the Chargers’ decision to go for the 2-point conversion late in the fourth quarter. You PLAY to WIN the GAME! The...
11 hours ago
NFC Playoff Picture: Eagles get help with Panthers losing to Saints

NFC Playoff Picture: Eagles get help with Panthers losing to Saints

Good news for Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Eagles received some help in the NFC playoff picture on Monday night. The Carolina Panthers losing to the New Orleans Saints increased the Eagles’ chances of earning a postseason berth from 37% to 40%. Let’s take an updated look at the standings. NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE PLAYOFF TEAMS 1 - New Orleans Saints: 12-2 overall, 9-2 conference 2 - Los Angeles Rams: 11-3 overall, 7-3 conference 3 - Chicago Bears: 10-4 overall, 8-2 conference 4 - Dallas Cowboys: 8-6 overall, 7-3 conference 5 - Seattle Seahawks: 8-6 overall, 7-4 conference 6 - Minnesota...
15 hours ago
Monday Night Football: Panthers vs. Saints

Monday Night Football: Panthers vs. Saints

Watch MNF here. Week 15 of the 2018 NFL regular season concludes tonight with a game between the Carolina Panthers (6-7) and the New Orleans Saints (11-2. It’s an NFC South matchup. Here’s what I previously wrote about the Philadelphia Eagles’ rooting interest in this game: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have a head-to-head tie-breaker over Philly so the Eagles need the Panthers to lose this Monday Night Football matchup. Root for the Saints. According to FiveThirtyEight, the Eagles’ playoff chances will increase from 37% to 40% with a Panthers loss. A...
16 hours ago
Let’s see how former Eagles looked in Week 15 of the NFL regular season

Let’s see how former Eagles looked in Week 15 of the NFL regular season

Plus, LeGarrette Blount’s production has taken a hit. We have just two week’s of games left in the 2018 NFL regular season, and after a big win against the Rams, the Eagles are back on a familiar underdog run. It’s certainly not the same group as last year, but the vibe is back, at least a little. It’s taken most of the season to get feel that energy the team had with some of those former players. Some former Eagles have gone on to find success elsewhere, and others have moved on, but not up — and a whole host of them have ended up injured in both the short and long term. Three...
18 hours ago
Eagles passing game must add speed, big plays through the NFL Draft

Eagles passing game must add speed, big plays through the NFL Draft

One glaring difference between the 2017 and 2018 Eagles offense, besides Quarterback health/performance is the lack of deep threats for this year’s squad. In 2017, the likes of Torrey Smith, Nelson Agholor and even Mack Hollins seemed to provide 20+ yard plays week in and week out, where this year is just game after game of dink and dunk. While there are absolutely other factors to contribute to this lack of explosiveness, no one can deny the lack of player on the Eagles roster that strikes fear into defenses as a guy who can hit a home run on any given play. Nelson Agholor and Alshon...
20 hours ago
The Eagles were finally fun to watch again

The Eagles were finally fun to watch again

The team finally found some motivation. There was a feeling of collective dread heading into Sunday night’s game against the Rams early in the week, but it took just a few drives in Los Angeles for the Eagles to seemingly recapture the energy they played with last season. In a bit of a chicken and the egg situation, the team rallied, and while some might argue the guys stepped up for backup Nick Foles, I see it more like they wanted to win for Carson Wentz. Six to one, half-dozen to another, the team got the win and looked like versions of their formerly successful selves. "When ever...
21 hours ago
Doug Pederson channels Stone Cold Steve Austin for his Eagles postgame victory speech

Doug Pederson channels Stone Cold Steve Austin for his Eagles postgame victory speech

Impassioned. Doug Pederson’s postgame victory speech following the Philadelphia Eagles’ 30-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams was EASILY his best from the 2018 season. It only makes sense since it was the most enjoyable win of the year. Watch Dougie P kick things off in Stone Cold Steve Austin fashion with “I NEED TO HEAR A HELL YEAH!” A complete team effort.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/VSlFyLi9Xq— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 17, 2018 DOUG PEDERSON: Nice job, men! Nice job! Hey, listen. This is a complete, COMPLETE team effort tonight against a fine football team....
21 hours ago
Reacting to the Eagles’ stunning win over the Rams

Reacting to the Eagles’ stunning win over the Rams

The Kist & Solak Show #54! The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive with a thrilling road upset of the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football! They’ll still need some help, but it was an encouraging sign from a team that has largely failed to put together 60 minutes of spirited and competitive football all year. The one thing we needed to see from the Eagles was their ability to play tough against a very good Rams’ team. While most counted them out, the Eagles found a way to rekindle some of their 2017 magic, if only for a night. Can they keep it...
22 hours ago
Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start for Eagles against Texans

Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start for Eagles against Texans

But, Carson Wentz will not go on IR. It’s been a few weeks since Doug Pederson was able to step up to the podium and talk about the positive things this team has done, but he was back smiling on Victory Monday. The Eagles escaped their Sunday night matchup with few injuries, and everyone who was sidelined was able to get back on the field. Overall, it was a big success — especially compared to previous weeks. Nick Foles played well enough to give Carson Wentz the rest that he and his back need, and the backup QB also was able to spread the ball around like they’ve needed to all...
23 hours ago
10 thoughts on the Eagles’ huge win over the Rams

10 thoughts on the Eagles’ huge win over the Rams

Key takeaways from Sunday’s victory. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, 30 to 23. Here are some thoughts on this very exciting game. 1 - The Eagles are alive in the playoff picture With two games to go, the Eagles have a 37% chance of making the playoffs. Who would’ve thought? The Eagles still need some help to get to the postseason. The most realistic way is for the Eagles to win out, the Vikings to lose at least one of their last two games, and the Panthers to lose at least one of their last three. That’ll put the Eagles in the playoffs...
Dec 17, 2018
Three Eagles MVPs from Week 15, plus five things I think about the Birds

Three Eagles MVPs from Week 15, plus five things I think about the Birds

Now we’re cookin’ Presenting The 60-Second Eagles Review, where we relive each 2018 Eagles game in no more than a minute, complete with a weekly trio of Birds MVPs: Find previous recaps on Bleeding Green Nation right here. *** Five things I think about the Birds I think Sunday night was the most fun any Eagles player, coach or fan may have had all year. It took until mid-December the season after a Super Bowl title, but my goodness, it’s not every day you go to another team’s stadium as two-score underdogs — with your backup quarterback and backup defense, no less...
Dec 17, 2018
Eagles players celebrate big win over the Rams in Los Angeles

Eagles players celebrate big win over the Rams in Los Angeles

Monday morning victory tweets. The Philadelphia Eagles kept their 2018 season alive with a CRUCIAL win over the Los Angeles Rams. You can tell that Eagles players were super fired up after this victory. They knew they were being counted out heading into this game. But they stepped up and proved the doubters wrong. To the victory tweets: All credit goes to the man above, my teammates, and the fans. https://t.co/PBQ8S7gRvy— Alshon Jeffery (@TheWorldof_AJ) December 17, 2018 “I get mine the fast way, the ski mask way” #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/mEEr3Sw4J4— Malcolm...
Dec 17, 2018
Eagles vs. Rams snap count analysis: Avonte Maddox continues to impress

Eagles vs. Rams snap count analysis: Avonte Maddox continues to impress

Playing time tracker. Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ crucial 30-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season. OFFENSE The Eagles’ starting offensive line played most of the entire game, save for Jason Peters missing a handful of snaps. Note that Stefen Wisniewski started at left guard with Isaac Seumalo out. Philly’s o-line allowed zero sacks and only three quarterback hits on Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. Alshon Jeffery played the entire game and boy was he productive. His 160 receiving yards on eight...