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Around the NFC East: Somebody has to win this thing

Around the NFC East: Somebody has to win this thing

As mentioned last week, the Eagles best chance to make something of the 2018 season is winning this division. Luckily, this past weekend, their NFC East rivals did their part: Washington lost, Dallas lost, and the Giants, well … do they even matter? With a majority of their remaining games against NFC East teams, the Eagles still control their own destiny.

Here’s what happened, and what’s happening, this week in the NFC East:

New York Giants (1-7)

ICYMI: This was probably the Giants best week so far. They got to take the week off. 

Spin: When the biggest news of the week is that your back-up rookie quarterback isn’t going to get a chance to replace your woeful over-the-hill starter because he tried to hit a cop with his car… and your team has won 4 of its last 24 games… you’re not a football franchise anymore. You’re the Browns. The New York Giants are the NFC’s Cleveland Browns.

What’s Next: Monday Night Football against the 2-7 49ers. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume this one won’t get its own 30-for-30.

Washington (5-3)

ICYMI: Washington got dismantled by an Atlanta Falcons team that was 1-4 earlier this season. Julio Jones did his usual thing, Adrian Peterson wasn’t a factor (12 touches overall), and the Ha-Ha Clinton Dix Era started off with a loss, 38-14. When Alex Smith has to throw the ball 46-times, you’re probably playing from too-far behind.

Making matters worse, Washington lost three offensive starters for the season; Brandon Scherff, Shaun Lauvao, and “big” offseason-pickup Paul Richardson.

Spin: Washington had a chance to prove they were a legitimate contender in the NFC. Instead, they got crushed. Sure, it was on the road, and sure, Atlanta might be better than their record indicates. But a win in Georgia on Sunday would have been enough to make Iggles fans start sweating; this is a missed-opportunity at best and the beginning-of-the-end at worst.

In Washington’s favor: they only have one remaining game against an opponent with a winning schedule… and that opponent is Houston. They do have to play the Iggles twice, however.

What’s Next: Birds fans are rooting for FitzMagic this weekend, as Washington heads to Tampa to face the 3-5 Bucs.

Dallas Cowboys (3-5)

ICYMI: Amari Cooper had the first touchdown of the game, justifying Jerry Jones’ overpay for about fifteen-seconds. Despite all the momentum in the first quarter, the Cowboys couldn’t put the Titans away and fell at home, 28-14.

Spin: Dallas needed a win to keep pace with Washington and Philly. Instead they fell two games behind the leader, and the end result is a lot of questions regarding the long-term future of the coach (donezo), the quarterback (donezo), and the general manager (for life!).

Even Troy Aikman is calling for big changes. As David Akers reminded them, this franchise hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since before the league’s current crop of rookies was born. They’re not the Browns, by any means… but they’re certainly not as deserving of attention as ESPN pretends they are.

What’s Next: Like you don’t know.

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

https://twitter.com/sluongo19/status/1201252463703154688 https://twitter.com/btcs41/status/1201252665977720837

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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