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Fletcher Cox could reportedly face suspension for block

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Fletcher Cox could reportedly face suspension for block

Apparently, Fletcher Cox might get suspended. 

The NFL is reviewing Cox's block on Joe Staley that left Staley with a broken orbital bone and a gash under his eye, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. 

The Eagles' star lineman could be fined or suspended, the report said.  

The block happened during Jalen Mills' return on his pick-6 in the second quarter. The TV replay doesn't give a great angle, but you can almost see it at the bottom of the screen here. 

In the bottom left corner, Staley goes flying and Cox immediately throws his arms in the air. It looked like it might have just been a block in the back. 

CBS' Pat Gallen shared this angle that makes it look like Cox got his arms in Staley's face, which would make more sense. 

"I have seen it," head coach Doug Pederson said. "Just like you mentioned, it's hard even to see it on the coach's copy, exactly what had happened. There was contact but it's so far away it's hard to tell what exactly. Without getting something a little closer, it's hard to tell what exactly what happened at that point." 

Cox and the Eagles' defensive line was great on Sunday afternoon. The entire team ended the game with 12 quarterback hits and the D-line had 10 of them. 

The Eagles' next game is at home against Denver on Sunday. 

Best of NFL: Cowboys offense sputters again in loss to Chargers

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Best of NFL: Cowboys offense sputters again in loss to Chargers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6 on Thursday.

Desmond King returned an interception 90 yards for the punctuating touchdown as the Chargers (5-6) moved within 1 1/2 games of AFC West-leading Kansas City after starting 0-4 while the Chiefs won their first five.

The defending NFC East champion Cowboys (5-6) lost their third straight by at least 20 points, all without star running back Ezekiel Elliott, in a damaging defeat for their fading playoff hopes.

Dallas, playing its 50th Thanksgiving game, finally ended a touchdown drought at a team-record 10 quarters on Rod Smith's 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Keenan Allen had a career-high 172 yards on 11 catches with a touchdown, giving him 23 grabs for 331 yards and three scores in the past two games.

Vikings beat Lions, stay on Eagles' heels
DETROIT — Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 Thursday.

The Vikings (9-2) took a huge step toward winning the NFC North, taking a three-game lead over the second-place Lions.

Detroit (6-5) made mistakes in every phase of the game and Minnesota took advantage.

Keenum was 21 of 30 for 282 yards with both TD passes to Kyle Rudolph that gave the Vikings a 20-3 lead late in the second quarter.

The Lions rallied to pull within four points early in the fourth quarter on Matthew Stafford's second TD pass to Marvin Jones.

Xavier Rhodes ended Detroit's comeback hopes with an interception at the Detroit 37 late in the game (see full recap). 

Eagles injury report: Jake Elliott still in concussion protocol

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Eagles injury report: Jake Elliott still in concussion protocol

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol but it looks likely that he’ll be able to play on Sunday.

Elliott was a full participant in Thursday’s practice after being a limited participant on Wednesday. In Phase 4 of the concussion protocol, players are allowed to participate in non-contact drills.

Elliott suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday’s game in Dallas and the team played the second half without a kicker. If Elliott can’t play against the Bears the Eagles will either bring back Caleb Sturgis from IR or sign an outside kicker.

While Elliott was able to practice  on Thursday, Beau Allen (knee) and Trey Burton (back) did not practice. Allen has missed practice Wednesday and Thursday.

Rodney McLeod (oblique) was a full participant on Thursday.