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Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery's status for Week 11 vs. Patriots doesn't look promising

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery's status for Week 11 vs. Patriots doesn't look promising

Injuries have hit the Philadelphia Eagles pretty hard at wide receiver this season, and their No. 1 player at the position might not be much of a factor (if he even plays at all) in Sunday's much-anticipated Week 11 matchup versus the New England Patriots.

Alshon Jeffery is dealing with an ankle injury and didn't practice Wednesday. He wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, either, which isn't an enouraging sign for his chances of playing this weekend at Lincoln Financial Field.

Jeffery leads all Eagles wideouts in receptions (34), receiving yards (353) and targets (55) this season. His impressive size (6-foot-3 and 218 pounds) helps him make big plays down field, and the Patriots saw that firsthand in Super Bowl LII when the University of South Carolina product tallied three catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.

We already know the Eagles won't have DeSean Jackson on Sunday. Philly's most talented wide receiver and best playmaker dominated in Week 1 but missed the next seven games with a core muscle injury before returning in Week 9. Jackson re-aggravated his injury in that Week 9 win over the Chicago Bears and was placed on injured reserve after having surgery last week.

These injuries put the Eagles into the unenviable position of likely having to rely on inexperienced and/or less-talented wide receivers against a Patriots defense that's allowed the fewest points and yards per game this season.

Here's a look at the top wideouts on the Eagles' depth chart after Jeffery, along with their 2019 stats.

Nelson Agholor: 9 GP, 32 REC, 282 Yards, 3 TD
Mack Hollins: 9 GP, 10 REC, 125 Yards, 0 TD
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (rookie): 9 GP, 2 REC, 14 Yards, 0 TD 

How will the Eagles move the ball through the air Sunday? Expect tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert to be heavily involved, as well as running backs Miles Sanders and Darren Sproles out of the backfield. Sanders ranks third on the team with 305 receiving yards. 

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Patrick Mahomes' girlfriend says she was harassed by fans during Patriots-Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes' girlfriend says she was harassed by fans during Patriots-Chiefs

New England Patriots fans apparently weren't all that hospitable to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' girlfriend Brittany Matthews and brother Jackson Mahomes on Sunday.

Matthews live-tweeted her experience at Gillette Stadium during the Patriots-Chiefs matchup, and other than the game's outcome it doesn't seem like it was pleasant.

Matthews claims Patriots fans yelled at her and Jackson to sit down and Gillette security even stepped in to move them to a safer location.

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You can read her tweets below:

She made sure to throw another jab at Pats fans on Monday morning.

Matthews and the Mahomes family got the last laugh as the Chiefs went on to defeat the Patriots, 23-16.

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Separating fact from fiction of NFL's investigation of Patriots film crew

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Separating fact from fiction of NFL's investigation of Patriots film crew

So what’s the skinny with the Patriots having a videographer’s tape confiscated in Cleveland?

Here’s what we know: Kraft Sports Productions, which produces content for Patriots.com, does a “Do Your Job” series in which they track various team personnel at work. 

This particular episode was supposed to feature an advanced scout. So the videographer — in a move that probably lacked foresight — was filming the scout when the Cleveland Browns hosted the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. 

The footage is aimed at showing the inner workings of what the scout does, but in no way was it a reprise of the sideline videotaping the Patriots were found guilty of engaging in back in 2007. 

Some called that “Spygate.”

The NFL has reportedly confiscated the tape from Sunday. The Browns were alerted because it was their press box. The Bengals were not. 

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