Football


Wentz, strong defense have Eagles off to 3-0 start
- September 28, 2016

Per the NFL database , Wentz is the first player in league history with 100-plus attempts , 60-plus completions, five-plus touchdowns and zero interceptions in his first three games. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler has utilized more of a zone pass coverage, which is supposed to allow short passes but prevent big plays. Logan and Graham also had sacks as the Eagles put plenty of pressure on Roethlisberger. (more...)
Wentz is the real deal and Eagles are Super Bowl bound
- September 28, 2016

Let this be a lesson for all GMs and coaches: Be ready for anything to happen, and be flexible enough to change your approach when the situation warrants it. Add those extra snaps together over the course of a season and the Schwartz "D" is playing nearly a handful of games less than its predecessor. Yeah, the Steelers defense gave up 34 points but his "pseudo-high powered offense " could only score 3 freakin points! Additionally the defense hasn't been put in a bad spot all year. (more...)
Eagles off to surprising 13-3 lead over Steelers at halftime Eagles off to surprising 13-3 lead over Steelers at halftime
- September 27, 2016

Sproles feinted inside, outside, inside, safety Sean Davis running in front of him, trying to look back to get a bead but never finding Sproles, until Sproles was crossing into the end zone and it didn't matter. We've got to have a better plan. "We have to execute better". The Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback has completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 658 yards and three touchdowns. (more...)
Carson Wentz's bandwagon is getting full Carson Wentz's bandwagon is getting full
- September 27, 2016

Whatever else might be said of the game-and you can rest assured that we will have a great deal to say over the course of the next week, and have already had much to say in the hours after the game-at the very least, Brown does deserve credit for bouncing back after having one of his more uninspiring outings in years. (more...)
Carson Wentz shows next level skills in 34-3 win over Steelers Carson Wentz shows next level skills in 34-3 win over Steelers
- September 27, 2016

It looked like the game might go to overtime when Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH'-tah) found Andre Johnson alone in the end zone for a touchdown, but officials flagged Johnson for interference on Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie. Antonio Brown had a good day statistically, racking up 140 receiving yards but no touchdowns. Players say there's room for improvement. A loss would not take away from what has already been accomplished in the first two games. (more...)
Eagles QB shreds wounded Steelers Eagles QB shreds wounded Steelers
- September 27, 2016

Those two teams were supposed to be the clear favorites in the NFC, and both lost by double digits. The Eagles (3-0) proved they can compete with and whip the top teams. I think he threw for 300 yards but I imagine 150 of it were screens to backs and tight ends and things like that. Sunday, they were credited with hitting Wentz three times, two by James Harrison and once by Anthony Chickillo when he came in unblocked. (more...)
Impressive Carson Wentz has Eagles off to 3-0 start Impressive Carson Wentz has Eagles off to 3-0 start
- September 26, 2016

Wentz has the Philadelphia Eagles off to a 3-0 start . Down: Red-flag blues - The Eagles didn't have many negatives on Sunday, but Doug Pederson did blow a timeout when he unsuccessfully challenged a third-quarter catch by Antonio Brown on the sideline. (more...)
Wentz keeps Eagles unbeaten, shreds Steelers
- September 26, 2016

The Eagles head into their bye week alone in first place in the NFC East. "But for our guys, it is just a little glimpse of that belief that I have been saying since the spring and summer". Because that's where the big plays are happening. 7 - Don't get me wrong, every team misses some tackles, commits penalties and makes mental mistakes. (more...)
Wentz impresses again, Eagles beat Steelers 34-3
- September 26, 2016

Even though they've given up about 350 yards a game through the air, that's because the two teams they've played have thrown the ball about 50 times apiece. They've given up eight more points than the Eagles, against much better competition (Well, not the Redskins). We were highly penalized. DeAngelo Williams went from wildly productive and workmanlike efficient in the first two games to non-factor against the Eagles. (more...)
Wentz impresses again as Eagles pummel Steelers
- September 26, 2016

Ben Roethlisberger missed a wide open Jesse James on a second down play that would have been a big gain, and then on third down Eli Rogers fell coming out of a cut over the middle and the pass nearly was intercepted. If youngster Trevor Siemian continues to develop, it will make it tough to defeat this team and a repeat performance of last years isn't out of the question. (more...)
Keystone Konfrontation between unbeaten Steelers, Eagles
- September 26, 2016

An in-state rivalry fans don't get to see enough of between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles in an National Football League week three matchup. Meanwhile, there are a handful of 1-1 squads still trying to figure out how good they are this season. We were highly penalized. In the second quarter of the game, he surpassed that mark. (more...)
NFL Week 3 Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles 9/25/16
- September 26, 2016

Seattle can't find its offense and has some hobbled players in RB Thomas Rawls (shin), WR Doug Baldwin (knee) and WR Tyler Lockett (knee). The Rams have the NFL's worst offense statistically, but they woke up last week against Seattle in their first game back in Los Angeles after a debacle of an opener at the 49ers. (more...)
Game Day Preview…Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles
- September 26, 2016

This habit is apparently an old one from college that still hasn't died, as ESPN noted back in April: "After games , he'd insist the staff upload film onto his iPad immediately so he could critique his performance". The Steelers have one of the best receivers in the National Football League and the Eagles are thin at cornerback with Leodis McKelvin sidelined. (more...)
Steelers Defense Not Underestimating Carson Wentz Ahead Of Sunday's Game
- September 26, 2016

But when the Steelers quarterback saw Philadelphia rookie Carson Wentz leaving the pocket and taking big shots, he could only shrug, knowing it was the same kind of play he used to make. Eight times since, the Steelers traveled across the state to play the Eagles . Pittsburgh is giving up just more than 50 yards per game on the ground and 3.4 yards per carry. (more...)
Steelers at Eagles: Preview, Predictions, and More Steelers at Eagles: Preview, Predictions, and More
- September 25, 2016

After two strong wins the Steelers are headed to Philadelphia to take on the undefeated Eagles. Wentz became Philadelphia's starter after the Eagles traded incumbent Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings a few days before the start of the season. (more...)
Steelers at Eagles: 5 best fantasy options
- September 25, 2016

For years, a suspect offensive line subjected Roethlisberger to far too many sacks. The line: Pittsburgh -3.5 Smarts say: Whoa, we're talking a 6.5-point line on a neutral field for these two? I think they'll play a solid, competitive game against one of the NFL's elite teams, and when the fourth quarter rolls around, they'll be right there. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds
- September 25, 2016

And that's just the start. It's safe to assume that you will not see Pittsburgh offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva protest during the national anthem Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. "This will be a good test for us", head coach Doug Pederson said. After two games , the Eagles' defense is on pace to play just over 800 snaps. (more...)
Eagles' defense doesn't fear tough test vs Brown, Steelers
- September 25, 2016

Then he added: "Does it make or break your season?" "He's a much better player even than what he was a year ago". Pittsburgh is only giving up 50.5 rushing yards per game. The Eagles hope Wentz can follow in their footsteps and deliver the same success the Steelers have enjoyed with Roethlisberger. But with tight end Zach Ertz missing his second straight game with a rib displacement, that means Trey Burton should get another chance as a receiver. (more...)
Steelers trounce Redskins, 38-16, in season opener Steelers trounce Redskins, 38-16, in season opener
- September 24, 2016

The Steelers neither sought to have Brown covered by Norman nor tried to avoid such matchups basef on what they did schematically. "He took it out my hand as we both got hit", third-year pro Bashaud Breeland said. This game will lead to some early introspection, but one thing the Redskins showed last season was great resiliency. "The o-line, they do a great job up there opening holes". (more...)
Wentz long way from matching Big Ben's rookie season
- September 24, 2016

But Sam Bradford was traded, and coach Doug Pederson made a decision to replace him with Wentz, the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft . "I never really wanted to leave but that's sometimes how free agency goes", he said. Brandon Graham and Connor Barwin moved to defensive end after playing linebacker in former coordinator Billy Davis' 3-4 system. You look at the Eagles first two opponents-the always hapless Browns and now hapless Bears-and it's understandable why so many ... (more...)