The Eagles could lose a pair of assistant coaches who have been crucial to their success. That's the cost of going 13-3.
Losing defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz or quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo would hurt the Eagles, and Vegas seems to think both have a good chance of finding a promotion (which could occur only once the Eagles' season ends).
Schwartz is 3/1 to be the next head coach of the Giants, according to odds released by Bovada on Wednesday. The favorite for the job is Patriots OC Josh McDaniels at 3/2, followed by Patriots DC Matt Patricia at 2/1 and then Schwartz.
DeFilippo made the list of two different teams with head coaching vacancies: the Bears and Lions.
DeFilippo is 9/2 to be named the Bears' next head coach. That ties him with McDaniels for second on Bovada's list, behind only former Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur (3/1). The Bears would make a lot of sense for DeFilippo. They have a ton invested in the future of young QB Mitchell Trubisky, who they traded up to 2 to draft last year.
DeFilippo is also 8/1 to get the Lions job. Patricia, Teryl Austin, McDaniels and Mike Vrabel all have better odds.
The NFL trend in recent years is to go with an offensive-minded head coach. Sean McDermott's hiring with the Bills last offseason was an exception. Schwartz, too, could be an exception because of his previous head coaching experience and fiery personality. Don't sleep on the Cardinals when it comes to Schwartz — he could step in to help replace the retired Bruce Arians' gusto.
NEW ORLEANS — After missing last week’s game with an MCL sprain, Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is active and will start on Sunday afternoon against the Saints. He came into the weekend listed as questionable.
Johnson sprained his left MCL in London and missed the Cowboys game last week. Halapoulivaati Vaitai started in his place.
The other player who came into the weekend listed as questionable was defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (knee). Ngata is active too.
Here’s the full list of Eagles’ inactive players:
Jalen Mills (foot)
Darren Sproles (hamstring)
After missing the last few games with a hamstring injury, Sidney Jones will make his return this week and will be a starter. Rasul Douglas is also penciled in as a starter thanks to Mills’ injury and Darby on IR.
Tight end Richard Rodgers, who was activated off IR this week, is active and will play today.
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1:40 p.m.: Keep an eye on the game in Washington. The Texans have a 10-0 lead after one quarter. The Eagles can use all the help they can get in the NFC East.
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10:53 a.m.: Good morning, everyone. It’s game day! And it’s a big one for the Eagles. I’m getting ready to walk to the Superdome from my hotel and we’ll follow this entire game day together.
For what it’s worth, I was out about town last night and saw a ton of Eagles fans. Another big showing from Eagles fans in another city. We’ve seen that on every trip this year. I think it was a perfect storm for it. The Eagles are coming off a Super Bowl and have a tremendous road schedule. A lot of good options for fans and they’re making the most of these trips.
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