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[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 16:07:32 EST from rss

Subject: A Ghost of Himself: Breaking Down The Flyers

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It’s a common trope in sports, especially when things aren’t going well for a team. It goes something like this: “When our offense is good, our defense isn’t, and when our defense is good our offense isn’t, so we have to find a way to make both of them happen at the same time.” You…

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[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 16:48:05 EST from rss

Subject: NFC Playoff Picture: Eagles gain a little breathing room but could

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Thanks for nothing, Kirk Cousins and Washington football team.

The Eagles received a little help in the NFC playoff picture on Sunday. Philadelphia now has some more room for error after the Los Angeles Rams lost their Week 11 game against the Minnesota Vikings. But they could’ve had more breathing room if the Washington Redskins didn’t lose to the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints were in serious jeopardy of losing to Washington at home. The Saints’ defense struggled with Washington’s offense. Jay Gruden’s side was also able to generate pressure on Drew Brees. The Saints showed good fight to tie the game after being down 15 with 5:58 left in the fourth, however, and forced the game to overtime. They were assisted by an incredibly dumb intentional grounding by Kirk Cousins that wiped out a potential game-winning field goal attempt. The Saints went on to kick a game-winning field goal in OT. Total choke job by Cousins. Good luck to the team that’s going to make that empty-stat-stuffing poor man’s Tony Romo the highest paid player in the NFL. What a choke job.

Anyway, back to the Saints. They play the Rams in Los Angeles next Sunday. A Rams win would be ideal there.

The Vikings and Rams both entered this week’s game at 7-2. Now the Rams are 7-3 and the Vikings are 8-2. One could argue a Vikings win was the best outcome for the Eagles because Minnesota, with Case Keenum at quarterback, is less threatening than the Los Angeles. The Vikings will play the Lions, who defeated Minny earlier this year, in Detroit on Thanksgiving.

In other good news for the Eagles, the Giants beat the Kansas City Chiefs! At 2-8, New York is already out of playoff contention. All they’re doing is hurting their chances at landing a top quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. Thank you, Andy Reid.

Here’s an updated look at the NFC standings prior to the Eagles’ game against the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Philly can advance to 9-1 overall and 7-0 in NFC games with a win.

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

If the season ended today (it doesn’t), these six teams would make the playoffs.

1 - Philadelphia Eagles: 8-1 overall, 6-0 conference

2 - Minnesota Vikings: 8-2 overall, 6-1 conference (direct tie-breaker over Saints)

3 - New Orleans Saints: 8-2 overall, 6-1 conference

4 - Los Angeles Rams: 7-3 overall, 4-3 conference

5 - Carolina Panthers: 7-3 overall, 4-3 conference

6 - Seattle Seahawks: 6-3 overall, 4-2 conference

IN THE HUNT

7 - Detroit Lions: 6-4 overall, 5-3 conference

8 - Atlanta Falcons: 5-4 overall, 4-1 conference

9 - Dallas Cowboys: 5-4 overall, 4-3 conference

10 - Green Bay Packers: 5-5 overall, 4-4 conference





[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 17:46:57 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles-Cowboys 2017: Updates, time, TV schedule, predictions and more

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Everything you need to know about the game!

Welcome to NFL game day! The Philadelphia Eagles are set to face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule. The matchup kicks off at 8:30 PM ET on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Read on for live updates from the game. [Click here for how to watch the Eagles vs. Cowboys game via online streaming.]





[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 19:00:55 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles-Cowboys Week 11 Live Thread

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After last week’s bye, the Eagles return to action on Sunday Night Football as they take on the Dallas Cowboys down in Jerryworld. On the injury front, Alshon Jeffery (ankle) is questionable to play, but Doug Pederson expects him to play. Adam Schefter confirmed the news earlier today as well. Ronald Darby and Zach Ertz…

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[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 19:07:16 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles-Cowboys Inactives: Alshon Jeffery ACTIVE, Tyron Smith OUT

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The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced their inactives list for their Week 11 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is ACTIVE despite being ruled questionable for Sunday’s night game. Jeffery was added to Philly’s injury report during the week due to a lingering ankle issue. Reports indicated he’d play on Sunday night and now we know that’s the case.

Starting cornerback Ronald Darby is officially active for the first time since suffering a dislocated ankle in Week 1. He’ll start at left corner, which means Jalen Mills will move to the right side. It’ll be interesting to see how the Eagles handle his playing time.

Tight end Zach Ertz is also active after missing the Eagles’ Week 9 game due to a hamstring injury.

Wendell Smallwood is INACTIVE despite not being listed on the injury report. Four running backs are active ahead of him: Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement, and Kenjon Barner. Not a great sign for the 2016 fifth-round pick.

New Eagles signings Dannell Ellerbe and Will Beatty are both inactive after joining Philadelphia earlier this week. They’ll have a better chance to be active moving forward as they start to pick up the playbook. Especially in Ellerbe’s case.

Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List

RB Wendell Smallwood - Fifth string running back.

OT Will Beatty - Depth offensive tackle.

LB Dannell Ellerbe - Depth linebacker.

QB Nate Sudfeld - Third string quarterback.

DE Steven Means - Fifth defensive end.

DT Elijah Qualls - Fifth defensive tackle.

WR Shelton Gibson - Sixth wide receiver.

Dallas Cowboys Inactive List

Cowboys starting left tackle Tyron Smith is officially OUT, as expected. Byron Bell will start in his place. Bell allowed two sacks in one quarter last week. He originally couldn’t beat out the guy who allowed five sacks in three quarters (Chaz Green).

Other key Dallas absences include star running back Ezekiel Elliott (suspended), starting middle linebacker Sean Lee (injured), starting safety Jeff Heath (injured), and kicker Dan Bailey (injured). The Eagles need to take advantage.

Cowboys official inactive list: Tyron Smith, Sean Lee, Dan Bailey, Jeff Heath, Darren McFadden, Daniel Ross, Blake Jarwin





[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 19:26:31 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles vs. Cowboys 2017: First quarter score updates

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The Philadelphia Eagles are set to face the Dallas Cowboys tonight.

IT’S TIME FOR PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FOOTBALL! The Eagles are kicking off their tenth game of the 2017 regular season schedule with a matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Tonight’s game begins at 8:30 PM Eastern.

The Eagles can advance to 9-1 by beating the 5-4 Cowboys. This is an opportunity for the Birds to extend their win streak to eight in a row and bolster their NFC East lead.

LET’S DO IT!

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[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 20:03:11 EST from rss

Subject: Flyers to host Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field on February 23, 2019

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It’ll be the second half of an outdoor home-and-home between Pennsylvania’s two NHL franchises.

As BSH Radio’s own Steph Driver reported on Monday night, NBC announced in the pre-game show for tonight’s Eagles-Cowboys game that the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be squaring off on February 23, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

This news has not yet been announced by the Flyers, Penguins, or NHL, but NBC’s Dan Patrick confirmed it on-air this evening:

Back in March of 2016, the NHL announced that the Flyers would be heading to Pittsburgh for an outdoor game against the Penguins, as a part of the league’s Stadium Series. This game, of course, was played last February, as the Flyers dropped a 4-2 contest to the Penguins under the Heinz Field lights.

What the NHL didn’t confirm back then, but had been reported by multiple plugged-in reporters around the time rumors of a Flyers-Penguins outdoor game had surfaced, was that the two teams would be heading back outdoors again on the other (superior) side of the Commonwealth in the near future. Speculation was that, since efforts to play a neutral-site game at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium fell through, the two teams would play a “home-and-home” of sorts, with the 2017 game in Pittsburgh being followed up by a game in Philadelphia in a following season.

Several different outlets, from ESPN to The Inquirer to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, all reported that there would be an outdoor game in Philadelphia in a season following the 2016-17 season, with Sam Carchidi of the Inquirer going as far as to say that it would take place in 2019 at either Citizens’ Bank Park (home of the 2012 Winter Classic) or Lincoln Financial Field (home of the current best team in the National Football League, but of no outdoor hockey games up to this point).

That news was confirmed with tonight’s announcement from NBC, which came one day after the league officially announced that the 2019 Winter Classic would be held in South Bend, Ill., between the Chicago Blackhawks (surprise!) and the Boston Bruins.

More details on the game will likely be forthcoming soon. Stay tuned.





[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 20:33:58 EST from rss

Subject: Pre Black Friday Sale Up to 30% Off

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[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 21:15:31 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles vs. Cowboys 2017: Second quarter score updates

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After the first quarter, the Eagles lead by a score of 7 to 6.

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[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 21:29:41 EST from rss

Subject: Radko Gudas suspended 10 games for slash on Mathieu Perreault

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The Flyers will be without the veteran blueliner for a while following his third career suspension.

Following the announcement on Friday that Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas would be offered an in-person hearing following his slashing of Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault last Thursday, it was all but inevitable that Gudas would be missing a fair amount of time by way of suspension. Gudas (who, due to the impending hearing, was not allowed to play in Saturday’s game against Calgary) had his hearing on Sunday, and it was announced that he’d miss nine more games, as he was given a 10-game suspension by the Department of Player Safety.

From that video, here’s the money quote:

While Gudas asserts that it was not an intentional strike, he does acknowledge that he was aware of Perreault’s presence. All parties involved agreed that the stick movement was reckless and was done with substantial force. Players are responsible for their stick at all times. When a player swings his stick with excessive force and recklessness, he is to be held responsible if it strikes an opponent in a dangerous manner and location. Gudas is not excused from punishment for delivering a forceful blow to an opponent’s neck simply because he asserts it was accidental and the location was not targeted.

The video also mentions Gudas’ status as a repeat offender, which factored into the length of his decision. The slash will cost Gudas a pretty penny:

Gudas will be eligible to return on Thursday, December 12 against the Maple Leafs. Until then, the Flyers have some choices to make in terms of their defensive lineup. Gudas isn’t an easy player to replace in the lineup, for a multitude of reasons: he’s a strong play-driving defenseman who typically handles second-pair minutes, he’s a penalty-killing stalwart, he’s a great physical defensive presence, and he’s a right-handed shot (the only one of those among regular Flyers defensemen, in fact).

From a roster perspective, Gudas will probably be “replaced” by Andrew MacDonald, who is coming up on four weeks since the injury he suffered in October and was practicing with the team this past week. Odds are that he will be back with the team soon — if not on Tuesday night against Vancouver, at some point within the next few games, definitely before Gudas’ suspension ends.

MacDonald will likely slide into a top-4 role upon his return, essentially stepping in where Gudas had been, and Mark Alt will likely either head up the Wells Fargo Center elevator to the press box or up the Blue Route to Allentown. Doing that could, perhaps, leave the Flyers with the following defensive pairs:

Provorov - MacDonald
Gostisbehere - Hagg
Sanheim - Manning

If the team wanted to keep some continuity in place with its current defense pairs, it could keep Provorov with Hagg and put MacDonald with Gostisbehere. Or it could keep Ghost with Manning and preserve two of its current pairings, while putting MacDonald with Sanheim. There are a number of options. But whatever the order, those six are the names they’d roll with in this scenario.

The question from there is whether the Flyers believe that MacDonald by himself adequately replaces what Gudas brings. It’s entirely possible that the team looks to replace Gudas’ grit and strength with a bit more grit and strength than the projected defensive roster currently has — with him gone, it’s admittedly a pretty small group of defensemen.

Stylistically, it’d be hard for them to find a better Gudas “replacement” than Samuel Morin, who has been down in Lehigh Valley since mid-October. Morin’s a left-handed shot, so he can’t replace Gudas in that sense, but he’s a big (6’7”, to be exact), physical defensive defenseman who can skate well and play on the penalty kill. That checks off a lot of the boxes in terms of what Gudas successfully brought to the table. Plus, he has some experience playing with Travis Sanheim, who has primarly been paired up with Gudas during his brief NHL career; the two young defensemen spent a lot of time sharing the ice last season with the Phantoms.

The Flyers showed their hand a little bit in October, announcing that Morin had been called up in light of an injury to Shayne Gostisbehere. It was later revealed that Morin was never actually called up to the NHL roster, likely due to an injury that he didn’t initially disclose to the team. Still, by announcing that Morin was to be called up, the Flyers essentially revealed that they were prepared to give Morin some time at the NHL level. If they’re still comfortable with that, the Flyers’ brass may not have a better chance than it does right now, since Morin is healthy and playing hockey again.

If the team wanted Morin to step in, he’d likely either replace Manning or Sanheim in the lineup, as the team’s other four defensemen all figure to be near-locks at this point. If we assume Manning is the scratch (as he was in most games where the lineup choice came down to him or Sanheim), the Flyers could essentially swap MacDonald into Manning’s spot and Morin into Gudas’ spot, which would give them the following pairings:

Provorov - Hagg
Gostisbehere - MacDonald
Sanheim - Morin

Whereas if it’s Sanheim (which, hopefully, it is not), the team could give a look such as this:

Provorov - MacDonald
Gostisbehere - Hagg
Morin - Manning

Whatever the choice is, the Flyers have some decisions to make in Gudas’ absence. We’ll learn more about those decisions in advance of Tuesday’s game against the Canucks.

Finally, apropos of nothing, here’s a funny picture of Radko Gudas with his daughter. Come back soon, Radko, and when you do, watch what you’re doing with your damn stick.

 Kate Frese / SBNation




[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 21:59:34 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles-Cowboys score updates for the third quarter

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After the second quarter, the Eagles trail the Cowboys by 9 to 7.

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[#] Sun Nov 19 2017 22:50:12 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles-Cowboys score updates for the fourth quarter

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After the third quarter, the Eagles lead by 23 to 9.

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[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 00:49:03 EST from rss

Subject: Alshon Jeffery put on a Brian Dawkins t-shirt and started dropping f-bombs after the Eagles beat the Cowboys

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This headline reads like fan fiction.

Alshon Jeffery was freaking FIRED UP after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

I swear, man, this is like some fan fiction stuff. Jeffery wearing a Dawkins shirt and being really fired up about beating the Cowboys. I think we’ve seen enough by now to know that Jeffery genuinely likes playing for this team, but this postgame commentary really cements that notion even further.

Jeffery was clutch for the Eagles on Sunday night. He “only” finished with four receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown, but his impact went beyond the stats. Two of Jeffery’s catches went for big first down conversions. He made a great contested catch on 4th-and-5 to really seal the Eagles’ win over Dallas.

Jeffery has been playing his best football of the season in recent weeks. It seems like Carson Wentz and him are really starting to click. That’s bad news for opposing defenses.

Jeffery’s comments are ultimately indicative of the swagger and confidence this team is playing with right now. Now they just need to keep it up down the stretch.





[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 01:33:04 EST from rss

Subject: 9 winners and 4 losers from the Eagles stomping of the Cowboys

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daLLas

The Eagles all but clinched the NFC East with a second half blowout of the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Despite a 37-9 steam rolling, the first half was the worst of the Eagles season, giving plenty of praise and blame to go around.

WINNERS

Second half offense

This was the fourth straight game where the Eagles scored 30+ points, a feat they haven’t done since 1953. Even crazier: they accomplished that in the second half alone. And we can top that: if you take out the second half against the Broncos and the first half against the Cowboys, an entire game’s worth of consecutive playing time, they still have that 30+ streak. And in that “missing game” they scored 27. This clearly doesn’t happen often, so enjoy the hell out of it.

Carson Wentz

He started the game with a great drive, then played his worst half of football all year. But in the second half, Wentz reaffirmed his status as an MVP contender. With Jake Elliott out, the Eagles had their hands forced in the red zone. No problem for Wentz, who in the second half was 6 for 8 for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns, and was perfect on 2 point conversions. His 4th down touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery was a great throw in a huge spot. It wasn’t Wentz’s best game, but it was more than enough to put the Cowboys to bed.

Alshon Jeffery

The stat sheet seems unimpressive, just 4 catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. But after a good but not great start to the season, this was the second straight game where Jeffery’s #1 WR bonafides came through. His touchdown catch was one part great throw by Wentz, one part great catch by Jeffery. His three other catches were for a first down, and he had a fifth for a 2 point conversion that doesn’t count as a reception to put a stamp on the turning point of the game. These are the performances he was brought in to deliver.

Jay Ajayi

15 attempts for 168 yards and a touchdown as an Eagle, and he’s still learning the playbook. He’s already matched Wendell Smallwood’s rushing yardage this season, and at this rate he’s could eclipse Corey Clement in the next few weeks. Howie Roseman has made a lot of good trades, this is already looking like one of his best. The Eagles running game is too deep to stop.

Corey Clement

He finished third on the team in rushing, but like Jeffery, the stat sheet doesn’t paint the picture. Clement scored 8 points on back-to-back touches, and 5 of his 6 carries gained at least 5 yards. The Eagles now have a great problem: they don’t have enough carries to go around.

Lane Johnson

DeMarcus Lawrence entered the game with 11.5 sacks on the season, which led the league entering Week 11. DeMarcus Lawrence left the game with 11.5 sacks on the season. Lane Johnson is playing at an All-Pro level, and this game goes straight to the top of his resume for it.

The Eagles defense, for all four quarters

9 points allowed, 3 of which came on a 3 and out. 0 points given up in the second half. The Tyron Smith and Ezekiel Elliott-less Cowboys looked terrible last week in Atlanta and again this week against Philadelphia, but a second half shutout is a second half shutout, and bonus points for it being a divisional game, where crazy happens. Ronald Darby looked like he hadn’t missed virtually the whole season. The defensive line continued to dominate. The run defense was nothing to be proud of, but rare is the perfect divisional game. From start to finish, the Eagles defense controlled an important game.

Derek Barnett

Barnett is continuing to establish himself as a wrecking ball with two sacks and a forced fumble. He’s up to 4.5 sacks this season, which for a rookie is a good year, and even more so for one who doesn’t start.

Kamu Grugier-Hill

Get well soon Jake Elliott, but you’ve got competition for kickoffs.

LOSERS

Eagles first half offense

The first drive was perfect, the rest of the half was “burn the game film” bad. Carson Wentz played terribly, the receivers struggled with drops, and the running game couldn’t get much going. Doug Pederson should shoulder a good portion of the blame, his first half was his worst as a playcaller all season and possibly in his career to date. His running back usage was equally questionable:

Everyone turned it around in the second half, and if Jake Elliott wasn’t hurt they likely go into halftime with a 10-9 lead that covers some warts, but that doesn’t excuse the performance between the first drive and halftime.

If there’s one criticism of the Eagles offense this season, it’s been that too many times they’ve started sluggish: the 49ers, the second Redskins game, and this game. For a team that is 2nd in scoring and has the best record in the league, that’s too many false starts. The defense has kept them in those games before the offense turned it on and made the games routs. But at some point the defense is finally going to have a rough game, and the Eagles offense may not be able to afford another slow start without that help.

Dak Prescott

In his biggest game of the season, Dak Prescott was a dud. 18 for 31 for 165 yards. Three interceptions (though one was tipped) and a fumble. Without Tyron Smith to protect him and Ezekiel Elliott to hand off to, Prescott hasn’t thrown a TD in two games. He’s led the offense to four scoring drives, three of which were field goals. Sunday Night was a stage for him to show that he can carry the Cowboys on his own, and he failed. By the end, the Cowboys threw in the towel and put in Cooper Rush. That pretty much sums it up.

Dez Bryant

Like his counterpart Alshon Jeffery, Bryant’s stat line doesn’t reflect his contributions. Unlike his counterpart, he wasn’t good enough. He had 8 catches for 63 yards, but it was an empty performance. Just 3 of his catches went for a first down. Inside the Eagles 30 yard line, he caught 3 of 6 passes thrown to him for 23 yards. The Cowboys have needed Bryant to step up with Elliott and Smith out, and he’s been a non-factor.

Jason Garrett

What’s more damning, that in the biggest game of the season Doug Pederson took almost the entire first half off and still outcoached Jason Garrett, or that it would be unfair to discredit Garrett because that would imply he actually coaches his team?

jason garrett




[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 02:19:36 EST from rss

Subject: Philadelphia Eagles players celebrate blowout win over Dallas Cowboys

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VICTORY TWEETS!

The Philadelphia Eagles are 9-1 after beating the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night by a final score of 37 to 9. Eight wins in a row, baby. You know what time it is!





[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 06:00:02 EST from rss

Subject: Monday Morning Fly By: Step one, score goals; step two, win games

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

*Good news is the Flyers seem to have remembered how to score good hockey goals. Bad news is they’re still losing games. like they did Saturday afternoon. But solving that first problem should solve the second one eventually. RECAP!

*Despite the loss, the Flyers played a not-terrible game. Except for the extreme lack of discipline that literally cost them the win. That and more in Maddie’s morning observations. [BSH]

*Dave Hakstol was pretty uh...not happy after Saturday’s loss. [Philly.com]

*On the good news front, Travis Sanheim continues to prove he absolutely belongs in the NHL. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Aaaand on the bad news front, Radko Gudas will miss the next nine games, as the NHL handed him a 10-game suspension last night for his slash in Winnipeg. How [BSH]

*We’ll close out the Saturday game stuff with Kate’s gallery of photos of the action. [BSH]

*But guess what! We’re getting another outdoor game in Philly! [BSH]

*Have you been wondering just what it takes to have a successful defense in the NHL? Well, this will get you set. [TSN]

*Evidently NHL GMs are happy with the league’s crackdown on slashing. Which is very good in theory but like most things the NHL tries, has been less-than-stellar in practice. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The league is apparently worried about the safety of its young players. Which...isn’t really reflected in the way they are calling penalties (like Ghost’s clear hit to the head, for which there was no call at all). [ESPN]

*And finally, Saturday Night Live did a hockey skit, and it was pretty funny, so if you haven’t yet seen it, here you go. Have a laugh. [ProHockeyTalk]





[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 07:44:19 EST from rss

Subject: Crossing Broadcast: Cowboys Game

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[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 07:57:58 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles News: Kamu Grugier-Hill emerges as an unlikely hero for Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/20/17.

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Kamu Grugier-Hill a hero as Eagles survive kicker Jake Elliott's concussion - Inquirer
Kamu Grugier-Hill didn’t score a touchdown Sunday night. The Eagles linebacker didn’t play a single snap on defense, although the special-teams standout did make an excellent tackle on punt coverage. But Grugier-Hill was one of the heroes, however unlikely, in the comeback victory. And his lasting impact on the outcome came courtesy of his right foot. With Elliott sidelined in the first quarter, Grugier-Hill handled four second-half kickoffs and was more than adequate. “I never did kick off before. I was a punter in high school, though,” Grugier-Hill said. “I played soccer my whole life, so I felt like I could do it.”

Alshon Jeffery put on a Brian Dawkins t-shirt and started dropping f-bombs after the Eagles beat the Cowboys - BGN
This is glorious.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Cowboys game - PhillyVoice
Carson Wentz is better than Dak Prescott. He's simply a better football player with more talent. While that's not a proclamation based just on this game, it was certainly obvious watching this game. As long as Wentz stays healthy, the Eagles have potentially a top 5 quarterback for the next decade, with the chance to compete for a Super Bowl every year. I'm not sure you can say the same for Dallas.

Who’s Your Daddy? - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles came out red hot and then went into a bit of a funk. They trailed 9-7 at the half. The coaches made some adjustments and the Eagles dominated the 2nd half. They ended up winning 37-9. Things got so ugly that Dallas pulled Dak Prescott and just tried to run out the clock late in the game. The Eagles won the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.

Eagles use dominant second half to blow out Cowboys - NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles outscored the Cowboys, 30-0, in the second half, turning a two-point deficit into their eighth consecutive win. At 9-1, the Eagles have not only the best record in the NFL but a four-game lead in the NFC East with six games to go. This was the first time in franchise history the Eagles have scored 30 second-half points after going into halftime trailing. It’s only the fifth time they’ve scored seven or fewer first-half points and 30 or more second-half points.

Eagles put Cowboys, NFC East in rearview mirror with 30-point second half - ESPN
"I think it just shows we're resilient," Wentz said. "I think we knew coming into the locker room at halftime that we left a lot out there. I think we knew we were much better than that, and that we just had to go execute." Wentz, an MVP candidate, was off early, going 7-of-18 in the first half while averaging just 4.4 yards per attempt. He spent some time on the trainer's table after absorbing a hit late in the first quarter but stayed in the game. He acknowledged afterward that he was in the concussion protocol. "We were fine. It was just back of the neck. I was just trying to speed it up and get back there as quick as I could," he said.

Second-Half Fury For Rampaging Eagles - PE.com
Style points do not apply in the NFL, so the way the Eagles found a way to win on Sunday night at AT&T Stadium won’t be remembered as an artistic success. It will be remembered for 30 straight second-half points in a 37-9 win over Dallas ...

The day after: Win in Dallas gives Eagles ‘nobody f*cking with us’ feeling - The Athletic
A night that included the Eagles losing kicker Jake Elliott and experiencing one of their worst offensive stretches of the season ended in a 37-9 dominating victory. The Eagles remain atop the NFL hierarchy at 9-1 and decreased the already slim chances that the Cowboys had to make the postseason. Much of the discussion today will be about how Dallas was playing without Ezekiel Elliott, Tyron Smith and Sean Lee. Those absences absolutely played a role in Sunday night's game. But the degree to which the Cowboys have fallen apart the past two weeks also highlights something that the Eagles have done extremely well. Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas have built a deep roster. And the coaches have done a sensational job of developing young players and backups. The Eagles have been playing without Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks, Darren Sproles and Chris Maragos. Ronald Darby saw his first action since Week 1.

NFL Week 11: Bolt of Reality Hits AFC West, While NFC East Race All But Over - The MMQB
The Eagles have never been in such a strong position to win a Super Bowl. And there’s one X factor that could make it even more attainable. Most teams are struggling physically by this point of the season. Philadelphia got back its number one cornerback, Ronald Darby, from injury Sunday night, and he had an interception of Dak Prescott. Second-round cornerback Sidney Jones, recovering from an Achilles tear, could return in December. What a boost they should give, particularly against strong receiving corps (Vikings, Saints, Rams) that the Eagles could face in January.

The Eagles Experimented With Two-Point Conversions Against Dallas - The Ringer
After kicker Jake Elliott left with a head injury, Philly began going for two.

NFL Week 11 Sunday Standouts: Defense - PFF
Robinson wasn’t the only Eagles cornerback who stood out yesterday, with fellow new addition Ronald Darby standing out too. He allowed eight receptions for 74 yards, but with an interception, he allowed an NFL passer rating of just 50.3 on throws into his coverage.

Jerry Jones wants Roger Goodell held “accountable” to ownership - PFT
During his speech at halftime, after receiving his Hall of Fame ring, Jerry Jones spoke about making the NFL better. His words seemed to be directed at Roger Goodell and other NFL owners. “That’s what I do. That’s what I should do. That’s what I try to do, and that’s what I’m going to try and do,” Jones said. Jones insisted after the Cowboys’ 37-9 loss to the Eagles that he only wants what is best for the league. The Cowboys owner followed by saying his beef with the NFL commissioner isn’t personal as it relates to Ezekiel Elliott‘s six-game suspension. Dallas is 0-2 in the two games Elliott has missed, getting outscored 64-16.

Cowboys fall to Eagles 37-9, season on the brink of collapsing - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys are now at 5-5, and face a huge hill to try and make the playoffs. It was clear watching the game that the Eagles are just a superior team. They have to be seen as the favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl at this point, and they finally might really have the talent to make it all the way. The thought might disgust us (and winning it all would make the Philadelphia fan base, already arguably the worst in the NFL, completely insufferable), but that is the reality of the situation. The 2017 season is now in a salvage situation for the Cowboys. It is going to be a very hard thing to do.

5 winners and 3 losers from the Eagles’ 37-9 win over the Cowboys on ‘Sunday Night Football’ - SB Nation
The Cowboys were missing Ezekiel Elliott and left tackle Tyron Smith. The Eagles came into Sunday Night Football in Dallas as the team to beat in the NFC. They hold on to that status after Sunday’s 37-9 win. The Eagles offense had a hard time getting rolling, but once they did, they were able to run away with the game. The Eagles improve to 9-1 and still hold the top spot in the NFC East. The Cowboys drop to 5-5 with the loss.

Flyers to host Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field on February 23, 2019 - Broad Street Hockey
As BSH Radio’s own Steph Driver reported on Monday night, NBC announced in the pre-game show for tonight’s Eagles-Cowboys game that the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be squaring off on February 23, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

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[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 08:37:32 EST from rss

Subject: The Eagles virtually locked up the NFC East by putting a beatdown on the Cowboys

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The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #278). In this episode, we recap the Eagles vs. Cowboys game in Week 11, talk about how the Birds are 9-1, praise Carson Wentz, and much more.





[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 08:42:52 EST from rss

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HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS?!? The hapless team from Dallas was downed last night at the hands of the Eagles as the Birds scored 30 unanswered points in the second half to cruise to the 37-9 win at AT&T Stadium. Philly moved to 9-1 despite struggling in the first half and losing Jake Elliot to a…

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