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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 08:57:36 EDT from rss

Subject: Jason Peters Injured: Eagles tackle reportedly tears MCL, not ACL

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The worst may have been avoided ...

Multiple media members are reporting Eagles left tackle Jason Peters did NOT suffer a season-ending ACL injury in Philadelphia’s victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night. Instead, it sounds like Peters may have “only” suffered an MCL tear.

The bad news is that Peters will likely miss time if he has an MCL injury. The good news is he might not be out for the season as originally feared.

As Adam Caplan notes, Peters might be ready to return in time for the playoffs depending on the severity of the MCL tear. Unlike an ACL injury, Peters could avoid surgery and instead go through rehab.

We’ll have more information on Peters’ status once he undergoes an MRI on Tuesday morning.

In the meantime, the Eagles could be set to start Halapoulivaati Vaitai at left tackle while keeping Lane Johnson at right tackle. Or they could flip. Doug Pederson didn’t openly commit to a plan there just yet.

If Peters is going to miss a significant amount of time, the Eagles could look to add more tackle depth to their roster. Isaac Seumalo is currently the top backup behind Johnson and Vaitai. Converted tight end Dillon Gordon is on the practice squad.

There are some tackle options in free agency (Branden Albert, Will Beatty) and the trade market (Cordy Glenn, Duane Brown) but the Eagles might want to go with their internal options for now, especially if Peters can return later this year.

Stay tuned for more updates.





[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 08:30:42 EDT from rss

Subject: INJURIES: Jordan Hicks Is Likely Done, But We

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Oh yeah, you like that? A firm ass whooping of the Redskins on Monday Night – how many times do they have to do this before the Redskins ask to stop putting them on Monday Nights against the Eagles? – and pure, unadulterated Carson Wentz sex abstinence. It was a fun romp, but it’s going to…

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 09:52:40 EDT from rss

Subject: Carson Wentz bolsters NFL MVP case with these 3 jaw-dropping highlights from Eagles win over Redskins

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Carson Wentz is unreal.

Carson Wentz was freaking unreal in the Eagles’ 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Seriously, there are times where I sit in the press box totally perplexed about what I just saw on the field. It doesn’t seem possible sometimes. It doesn’t seem real.

Oh, but it is. Wentz is a bonafide superstar. As of Week 7, he’s the Most Valuable Player in the National Football League.

The way he played in the Eagles’ victory proved it. Wentz was the reason the Eagles came from behind and got the win.

Just look at these highlights from a performance where he posted the following stats: 17/25 (68%), 268 yards (10.7 average), 4 TD, 1 INT, 126.3 passer rating. Plus 63 rushing yards on eight attempts.

AIR YARDS, B****

Wentz’s deep strike to Mack Hollins to tie the game at 10-10 was just an awesome display of arm strength and accuracy.

Wentz has been criticized for his deep ball in the past but this pass was right on the money. This is shades of Michael Vick to DeSean Jackson against Washington in 2010.

It’s really funny that a guy like Scott Kaczmar of Football Outsiders criticized Wentz for not getting enough #AirYards last year since this pass was literally the most #AirYards any throw gained over the last two years!

(Side note: Hollins also obviously deserves credit for getting open on this play. Considering he averaged 20.6 yards per reception in college, it’s not surprising to see him be able to beat defenders down the field. The rookie has legit speed. On the season, Hollins has only been targeted six times. He has six receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown. That’s incredible efficiency. Time for the Eagles to get him more involved on offense.)

“HOW THE HECK DID HE MAKE THAT THROW?”

This is the play that caused me to tweet this:

And this:

Just watch it again.

Just a ridiculous play. Wentz drops back, ducks and evades two rushers, stands in the pocket to take a hit from a defender who has a free shot at him, floats a ball just over the outstretched arm of a Washington player covering Corey Clement, and boom: touchdown.

Clement said he was Wentz’s fourth read on that play, by the way. This is some advanced quarterbacking right here.

(Side note: Oddly enough, this was the first receiving touchdown by an Eagles running back since 1989.)

THE HOUDINI ESCAPE

We all know Wentz is capable of making plays with his legs. But this is just unreal.

How did he manage to not get sacked there?!

That’s just crazy. He’s a magician.


Last week, Bovada revealed Wentz is the odds-on favorite to win NFL MVP. Wentz did nothing to hurt his case on Monday night. Just the opposite, really. It’s clear why he’s the favorite at this point. He’s a huge reason why the Eagles are sitting pretty at 6-1: the sole best record in the NFL.

Carson Wentz is playing like the NFL MVP

Carson Wentz is truly playing like the NFL MVP

Posted by Bleeding Green Nation: For Philadelphia Eagles Fans on Sunday, October 22, 2017




[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 09:00:34 EDT from rss

Subject: Carson Wentz Greeting The Dutch Destroyer

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Imagine how much this means to this family. Genuine interaction here: A story that is greater than the game. Carson Wentz greets the Kusters family after tonight's win. #DutchDestroyer pic.twitter.com/D8eXQqB1o5 — NBC Sports Philly (@NBCSPhilly) October 24, 2017 "I feel Lukas all the time. It's always nice to have him on my wrist and it's…

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 08:54:42 EDT from rss

Subject: Your Tuesday Morning Roundup

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Sound the alarm. The Eagles have the best record in the NFL through the first seven weeks of the season. Philly was slow out of the gate, but turned it on later in the game en route to a 34-24 win over the Redskins on Monday night. The Eagles are now 6-1 on the season and in…

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 09:36:35 EDT from rss

Subject: He

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Carson Wentz’s 64-yard touchdown pass got the attention of my snoozing wife. “Who the fuck is Hollins?” she said from the couch. “He’s new babe, a rookie wide receiver. He rode his bike to the game.” “I think Wentz just saw a green shirt and threw it,” she replied. “I don’t think he knows who…

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 11:00:12 EDT from rss

Subject: Are we too hard on Andrew MacDonald?

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The gang is troubled and confused by the notion that we may, in fact, undervalue Andrew MacDonald

The gang is without Steph Driver this week, but the show must go on. With Andrew MacDonald out of the lineup for an extended period, conversation turns to his value to the team and whether or not we (and fans in general) undervalue what he brings to the table. There's some talk about what to do about the middle six, what Travis Sanheim brings the the power play, and why Claude Giroux seems poised for a bounce-back year.

You can listen below, but the show is also available on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud.

Follow us on twitter @BSH_Radio and check out our Patreon if you think we are cool and good!





[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 11:37:04 EDT from rss

Subject: Byron Maxwell released by Miami Dolphins, report says

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Lol.

The Miami Dolphins have released former starting cornerback Byron Maxwell, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Maxwell was benched by the Dolphins earlier this season. He also got benched during the 2016 season before eventually returning to the starting lineup.

The Philadelphia Eagles traded Maxwell, who was a free agency signing during the Chip Kelly regime, to Miami last offseason along with linebacker Kiko Alonso and the No. 13 overall pick in exchange for the No. 8 pick. From there, the Eagles executed a trade with the Cleveland Browns to move up to the No. 2 overall spot for some guy named Carson Wentz. You may have heard of him.

Earlier this year, Maxwell said the Eagles “messed up” by getting rid of him. Somehow, I doubt it. I think the Eagles would rather have Wentz.

Maxwell is reportedly expected to generate interest on the open market. The Eagles probably aren’t going to be one of the teams rushing to recruit him for his services.





[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 11:30:28 EDT from rss

Subject: Can We Do the Fun Tweets Now? Five Observations from Sixers 97, Pistons 86

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Lost in the glare of Carson Wentz’s dazzling Monday night display was an equally impressive performance from a young 76ers squad. Monday’s win was crucial in more ways than one, not only because it ended a three-game losing streak, but because it was a road win against a team that’s probably going to be competing…

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 12:56:55 EDT from rss

Subject: Jason Peters reportedly DID suffer an ACL tear after all

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Terrible news.

Earlier on Tuesday, several reports indicated Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters suffered an MCL tear but not an ACL tear. But now that the MRI results are in, it turns out that Peters did suffer both MCL and ACL tears, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. This means Peters, who turns 36 in January, is done for the season. And possibly for his career.

Awful, awful news.

Losing Peters is such a big loss for the Eagles. In addition to still playing like one of the best offensive tackles in the league, Peters means so much to the team in the locker room. This really sucks.

With Peters out, the expectation is that the Eagles might keep Lane Johnson at right tackle and have second-year player Halapoulivaati Vaitai fill in for Peters. Vaitai has made seven career starts since being selected in the fifth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Eagles have suffered some real significant losses this year. Peters, Darren Sproles, Jordan Hicks, and Chris Maragos are some of the team’s biggest leaders and most important players.

Philadelphia is off to a great start this year at 6-1 through their first seven games. Their next challenge will be continuing to win despite missing some of their key pieces.





[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 12:44:10 EDT from rss

Subject: NFL Power Rankings 2017: Week 8 Edition

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Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

Week 7 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

BLG's WEEK 8 NFL POWER RANKINGS

1 - Philadelphia Eagles (Last Week: 1) - There should be no more doubt at this point. The Eagles literally have the best record in the NFL at 6-1. Carson Wentz is playing at an MVP level. The offense is balanced and efficient. The defense ranks No. 1 in stopping the run. From there, the Eagles can generate pressure and get after the quarterback. The Eagles are legitimately the best team in the NFL.

2 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 3) - After beating the NFL’s only remaining undefeated team in Week 6, the Steelers returned home to beat a division rival by 15 points.

3 - New England Patriots (LW: 4) - I’ve already seen some outlets rank the Patriots at No. 1, which is ridiculous. Sure, the Pats have seemingly found their grove. No one is doubting they’re a good team. But that doesn’t change the fact they’ve also looked vulnerable at times this season, especially on defense.

4 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 2) - Two losses in a row for Kansas City. The Chiefs are having some troubles on defense.

5 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 5) - The Saints own the second longest winning streak in the NFL: four games in a row. New Orleans’ offense is back on defense and their defense is receiving a boost thanks to rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

6 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 8) - Seattle seems to be settling in after some early season struggles.

7 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 9) - The Rams own the best point differential in the NFL. Sean McVay is doing a good job with that team. Jared Goff is a lot better than he was last year. Of course, it would’ve been hard for him to be worse.

8 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 11) - Advanced to 4-2 with a close win at home over the Bucs.

9 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 16) - The Vikings are in a weird spot where they’re winning games but they’re not super threatening due to their quarterback situation.

10 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 17) - The Jaguars own the second best point differential in the NFL. They’re a good team. If they could be more consistent, they’d be a great team. But that’s not likely to happen with Blake Bortles at quarterback.

11 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 6) - I didn’t majorly drop the Packers last week despite losing Aaron Rodgers. I wanted to see how they’d fare without him. They had a respectable showing but they’re obviously just not as good.

12 - Detroit Lions (LW: 12) - Bye week. Up next: a tough challenge against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.

13 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 18) - The Cowboys are back! Not just any team could beat the winless 49ers. An Ezekiel Elliott decision is still looming.

14 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 10) - This team just doesn’t look the same with Kyle Shanahan gone. After averaging over 35 points per game in 2016, the Falcons only managed to score seven points in Foxborough.

15 - Houston Texans (LW: 15) - Bye week. Deshaun Watson’s next test is the Seahawks in Seattle.

16 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 21) - Three wins in a row for the Dolphins. They’re not winning pretty, but they’ve been able to get the job done. We’ll see how the Jay Cutler injury impacts things.

17 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 7) - Cam Newton isn’t so happy-go-lucky when things aren’t going Carolina’s way. Really bad loss for the Panthers. They didn’t even show up to a game they had 11 days to prepare for.

18 - Washington Redskins (LW: 14) - YOU LIKE THAT? Washington blew their opportunity to keep their NFC East hopes alive by losing to the Eagles on Monday night. Washington is a dealing with a number of injury issues as well.

19 - Denver Broncos (LW: 13) - The Broncos have managed to score a combined 10 points in their last two games. That’s awful. Who would’ve thought counting on bad quarterbacks would burn them?

20 - New York Jets (LW: 19) - The Jets are a respectable team. They fight hard and they’re better than people would expect. But they do have their limitations with Josh McCown under center.

21 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 24) - Don’t look now but the Chargers have won three in a row. Beating a division rival by 21-0 is a nice weekend.

22 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 27) - The Raiders really, really needed a win over the Chiefs to keep their season alive. It took some help from the refs and a last-second effort, but they got the job done.

23 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 22) - The Titans needed overtime to beat the Browns. That’s grounds for dropping in the rankings.

24 - Chicago Bears (LW: 26) - Kudos to the Bears for winning back-to-back games for the first time since 2015. The only problem is that their model isn’t very sustainable. They’re not going to win with Mitchell Trubisky throwing SEVEN pass attempts. That’s some Tim Tebow stuff. Makes sense since John Fox is involved.

25 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 20) - The Bengals still aren’t good. They’re very much the Bengals.

26 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 23) - So that Adrian Peterson revival lasted one week. The Cards got shut out by the Rams in L.A. by a final score of 33 to 0.

27 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 25) - Joe Flacco has the lowest passer rating in the NFL among qualified quarterbacks. The Ravens’ offense is terrible and Baltimore is going nowhere fast.

28 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 28) - Three losses in a row for the Bucs. They’ve been losing close games.

29 - New York Giants (LW: 29) - I know there were some Giants fans who thought the win in Week 6 over the Broncos meant they might be able to revive their season. Lol, nope.

30 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 30) - The Colts are just a waste of time without Andrew Luck.

31 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 31) - The 49ers broke their close game streak by getting blown out by the Cowboys. San Francisco’s defense has some real issues.

32 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 32) - Stuck at the bottom forever.





[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 11:48:29 EDT from rss

Subject: Morning Wood: Double Team Pleasure

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My eyes hath seen the light, and we are totally fucking for real again! Oh what a day this is. Sports are back, baby! It’s been five years – FIVE YEARS – since we’ve had anything to give a shit about. I’m not kidding. At no point since 2012 could we seriously claim that our…

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 12:19:07 EDT from rss

Subject: What They Are Saying: Eagles Atop The NFL

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 13:43:48 EDT from rss

Subject: Flyers vs. Ducks preview: Philly goes for the season sweep against Anaheim

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Previewing the Ducks’ lone trip to Philadelphia for the season

The Flyers head into today’s game coming off of a thrilling 2-1 win vs the Edmonton Oilers, looking to make it two in a row and four wins in their past five games. They’ll look to accomplish this feat against the 3-3-1 Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim comes into this contest after dominating a dismantled Montreal Canadiens team, 6-1. Previously however, the Ducks had lost two in a row to the Colorado Avalanche who ... holy crap the Avs are 4-1-0 to start the year?? WHAT IS THIS? Also, the Ducks have lost to the Buffalo Sabres, who had yet to win a game until their 3-1 victory over Anaheim on October 15th.

The Ducks get healthier

Last time the Flyers faced the Ducks, they were without Ryan Getzlaf, Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen, Ryan Kesler and ... I think you get it. They were pretty shorthanded. While Vatanen and Kesler will stay out of the lineup, Getzlaf and Lindholm will return for tonight’s game in South Philadelphia.

Getzlaf is the Ducks captain and still one of the premier centers in the NHL, and Lindholm is one of the better young defensemen in league. Anaheim has already put together a decent start to their season without these two, so one would definitely assume an increase in production with their returns.

Anaheim comes into today’s game with a team CF% of 46.41 and the Flyers stand not too far ahead at 47.99. What has been hurting the Ducks has been their defense in the early going 2nd to last in the NHL in CA/60 at 66.32 only ahead of the Ottawa Senators who Philadelphia faces off against on Thursday night in Canada’s capital.

As it stands right now according to Corsica.hockey’s statistical models, the Flyers are predicted to win this game with an average of 54.2%, the highest mark in favor of Philadelphia coming in at 59% via the Duplo model designed by Greg Sinclair.

The key thing to watch for the Flyers tonight is the first game for Ivan Provorov this season without Andrew MacDonald who will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower body injury. Provorov is projected to be paired alongside rookie Robert (Bobert) Hagg. Another change to the lineup comes in the form of Dale Weise most likely sitting in the press box in favor of Jori Lehtera. Jordan Weal and Taylor Leier also return from minor injuries.

PHI point leaders:

  1. Gostisbehere- 11 points (1G, 10A)
  2. Giroux- 10 points (5G, 5A)
  3. Voracek- 10 points (0G, 10A)

ANA point leaders:

  1. Cogliano- 6 points (2G, 4A)
  2. Vermette- 4 points (2G, 2A)
  3. Perry- 4 points (2G, 2A)

Stats via Corsica.hockey and NHL.com





[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 14:38:05 EDT from rss

Subject: Eagles belong in the Super Bowl contender conversation

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The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #271). In this episode, we recap the Eagles vs. Redskins game in Week 6, celebrate the greatness of Carson Wentz, talk about how the Birds are 6-1, and much more.





[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 15:23:41 EDT from rss

Subject: Checking out the competition: Anaheim Ducks with CJ Woodling

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Kelly & CJ take a look at what to expect from tonight’s game against the Ducks

It hasn’t been long since we’ve last seen the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim™, but CJ Woodling from Anaheim Calling was nice enough to join us again to preview what we should expect from the second meeting between the Flyers and the Ducks. Topics include:

  • The news about Patrick Eaves and how the Ducks expect to fill the void left by him as he seeks treatment for his illness
  • The underrated genius of Ducks’ goalie John Gibson
  • The fact that Wayne Simmonds is beloved by all who see him
  • The Flyers’ possible need for an adjustment period as Dave Hakstol is forced to shuffling the defense pairings with Andrew MacDonald out of the lineup.

Tonight’s game airs at 7PM on NBC Sportsnet Philly. Let’s go Flyers!





[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 16:09:36 EDT from rss

Subject: Markelle Fultz Had His Shoulder Drained and, Yep, It

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Woj Bomb: Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the top overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, had fluid drained from his right shoulder and is planning to visit a specialist soon, his agent told ESPN on Tuesday. “Markelle had a shoulder injury and fluid drained out of the back of his shoulder,” agent Raymond Brothers…

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 16:27:16 EDT from rss

Subject: Some Details On Markelle Fultz

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Thankfully a Woj bomb brought an end to the Markelle Fultz shoulder speculation. ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon that the Sixers rookie had fluid drained from his right shoulder and will soon visit a specialist. Fultz’s agent was quoted in the story: “Markelle had a shoulder injury and fluid drained out of the back of his…

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[#] Tue Oct 24 2017 18:06:59 EDT from rss

Subject: Flyers vs. Ducks lineups, start time, TV, radio, live stream and discussion

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Flyers hockey!

Tonight’s game is on NBC Sports Philadelphia locally, as well as streaming on the NBC Sports app. In Southern California, the game can be seen on Prime Ticket. NHL.tv and NHL Center Ice have coverage elsewhere.





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