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LeSean McCoy vs Saints

Xs and Os: Eagles-Saints Wild Card Round Preview and Prediction

Fantasy Watch: LeSean McCoy (PHI) and Jimmy Graham (NO) It is fair to say that the Eagles will have a huge mismatch in the run game. The Saints are porous against the run, ranked 28th in yards per carry allowed (4.6), starting with their front three; disregard defensive end Cameron Jordan, who made the Pro […]

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DeSean Jackson Eagles vs Bears

Xs and Os: Eagles-Bears Week 16 Preview and Prediction

Playoff Implications: Bears (8-6) @ Eagles (8-6) This game has huge implications for the NFC playoff picture. The Bears lead the NFC North, but only by .5 a game over the Packers and 1 game over the Lions. The Eagles lead the NFC East, but only by a game over the Cowboys who they play […]

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Michael Vick vs Giants

Xs and Os: Eagles-Giants Week 8 Preview and Prediction

Daniel Wilson took over the popular Xs and Os column for this week in Manav’s stead. Follow him on Twitter. Fantasy Watch: DeSean Jackson (PHI) and Eli Manning (NYG) While both of these guys seem like obvious answers, there are compelling answers for both on why this could be a unique week for each of […]

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Xs and Os: Eagles-Buccaneers Week 6 Preview and Prediction

Fantasy Watch: Riley Cooper (PHI) and Doug Martin (TB) The Tampa Buccaneers run defense is stout. Led by defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and middle linebacker Mason Foster, they are ranked 9th in the NFL giving up only 94.3 yards per game. Last season when the Eagles played the Bucs with Nick Foles under center, the […]

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DeSean Jackson Eagles Chiefs

Xs and Os: Eagles-Chiefs Preview and Prediction

Background/Storylines: Eagles (1-1) and Chiefs (2-0) The Philadelphia Eagles are a tale of two units. Offensively, they are nearly unstoppable, putting up 63 points and 954 total yards through the first two games. Led by the league’s leading rusher (LeSean McCoy – 237 yards) and the league’s leading receiver (DeSean Jackson – 297 yards), the […]

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LeSean McCoy Eagles Redskins

Xs and Os: Eagles-Redskins Preview and Prediction

Background/Storylines: Eagles (0-0) and Redskins (0-0) The Eagles are definitely the team entering the season with more story lines. From a new regime to Riley Cooper to the rebuilt defense, all eyes will be on the Birds this year. After the “Dream Team” Era of 2011-2013 failed to accomplish much of anything, going 12-20 in […]

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Xs and Os: Eagles, Giants Week 17 Preview

Background/Storylines: Eagles (4-11) and Giants (8-7) Thankfully, this disaster of a season is almost done. The 4-11 Philadelphia Eagles have been nothing short of an abomination, using an eight-game losing streak to go from the top of the NFC East to the bottom of the NFC. They’ve won only once in the last 3 months, […]

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Xs and Os: Eagles Look to Play Spoiler in Matchup with Redskins

Background/Storylines: Eagles (4-10) and Redskins (8-6) The last time the Philadelphia Eagles played the Washington Redskins, the Eagles were 3-6 and looking to save face in what had been an otherwise disastrous 2012 campaign. Since then, however, things have only gotten worse in a 1-4 slide that puts them at 4-10 and tied for dead […]

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Bucs Eagles Xs and Os

Xs and Os: Eagles-Buccaneers Week 14 Preview

Background/Storylines: Eagles (3-9) and Buccaneers (6-6) Even when they play well, the Philadelphia Eagles still can’t buy a win. In last week’s 38-33 loss to the Cowboys, the offensive line, defensive line, and Nick Foles had their best games of the season not to mention a punt return for a TD by Damaris Johnson. Still, […]

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Foles vs Cowboys

Xs and Os: Eagles Start Rebuilding Process Against Dallas on Sunday Night Football

Background/Storylines: Eagles (3-8) and Cowboys (5-6) The Philadelphia Eagles have officially hit rock-bottom, ranking 16th out 16 teams in the NFC with an atrocious 3-8 mark. Without starters LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, and Todd Herremans, the Eagles’ losing streak has been extended to seven as several tenures start to wind down. […]

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Eagles Panthers

Xs and Os: Eagles, Panthers Battle on Monday Night Football

Background/Storylines: Eagles (3-7) and Panthers (2-8) I’m pretty sure that ESPN would retract this game if it could, because no one up in Bristol could have imagined the Eagles and Panthers combining for five wins through the first 11 weeks of the season. The Eagles needed a win last week to keep their season alive […]

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Shady

Xs and Os: Eagles Face Redskins In Do or Die NFC East Battle

Background/Storylines: Eagles (3-6) and Redskins (3-6) Do you remember the last time an Andy Reid-coached Eagles team was 3-6? Neither can I, because the last time it happened was 1999, Reid’s first year as head coach. Ironically, the situation wasn’t so different back then: a struggling veteran QB (Doug Pederson) was replaced midseason by a […]

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