Eagles at Lions NFL Week 12 Capsule



THURS. RECORD 11-5 39-40
STREAKS 6 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Chip Kelly: 1-0 Jim Caldwell: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 45-17 vs. Buccaneers W 18-13 vs. Raiders
LAST GAME 12/8/13: Lions 20 at Eagles 34. Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy rushes for 217 yards & 2 TDs. Detroit WR Jeremy Ross records 58-yard PR-TD & 98-yard KR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/19/10: Eagles 35, Lions 32. Philadelphia RB McCoy rushes for 120 yards & 3 TDs. Eagles QB Michael Vick passes for 284 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE John Parry
BROADCAST FOX (12:30 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone, Ross Tucker (field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Phi.), 82 (Det.). XM: 88 (WW1), 83 (Phi.), 82 (Det.).


PASSING Sanchez: 40-64-417-2-4-65.7 Stafford: 239-372-2607-15-12-84.8
RUSHING Murray: 141-515-3.7-4 Abdullah (R): 80-284-3.6-1
RECEIVING Matthews: 55-565-10.3-2 C. Johnson: 59-828-14.0-3
OFFENSE 375.0 336.4
TAKE/GIVE +1 -10
DEFENSE 374.4 367.2
SACKS Cox: 5.5 Ansah: 8 (1C)
INTs Thurmond: 3 Quin: 2
PUNTING D. Jones: 47.0 (3C) Martin: 46.1
KICKING Sturgis: 55 (16/18 PAT; 13/16 FG) Prater: 55 (16/19 PAT; 13/13 FG)


EAGLES: Won on Thanksgiving at Det 12-0 on 11/28/68. Play on Thanksgiving for 2nd consecutive year…QB MARK SANCHEZ had 102.2 rating & won start last year on Thanksgiving…In 4 career Thurs. games, RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 571 scrimmage yards (142.8 per game), 402 rush yards (100.5 per game) & 5 TDs. RB-PR DARREN SPROLES has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 2 games vs. Det. Is only player in NFL history with 25+ rec. TD (28), 15+ rush TD (18) & 5+ PR-TD (6). RB RYAN MATHEWS has rush TD in his past 3…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS had 27-yard TD catch last Thanksgiving. WR JOSH HUFF aims for 3rd in row with TD…DE FLETCHER COX has 3.5 sacks in 3 Thurs. games. LBs CONNOR BARWIN & MYCHAL KENDRICKS each had FR in last meeting. LB BRANDON GRAHAM has 4.5 sacks in past 3 on Thurs. DE VINNY CURRY aims for 3rd in row on Thurs. with sack…LIONS: Play 76th game on Thanksgiving. Host Phi on Thanksgiving for 1st time since 1968…QB MATTHEW STAFFORD aims for 4th consecutive 300-yard game on Thanksgiving & has 1,161 yards (387 per game), 7 TDs, 2 INTs & 98.4 rating in past 3…RB JOIQUE BELL has 4 TDs in past 3 on Thanksgiving…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has 8 rec. TDs on Thanksgiving, most in NFL history. Aims for 7th in row on Thanksgiving with TD catch. Aims for 4th in row on Thanksgiving with 100+ yards & TD. Since 2011, leads NFL with 7,042 rec. yards & 102.1 rec. yards per game. WR GOLDEN TATE had 8 catches for 89 yards last Thanksgiving. WR LANCE MOORE has TD in 4 of past 6…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 6 sacks, 3 FFs & FR in past 7. DE JASON JONES has sack in 3 of 4 Thurs. games. S GLOVER QUIN & JAMES IHEDIGBO each had INT last Thanksgiving.

Report Says There’s No Way Bradford Under Center for Eagles in Next Two Games

The Eagles are going to be without quarterback Sam Bradford for at least the next two games, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media reports.

According to a person familiar with the situation, there is “no way” Bradford suits up for the team’s game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Thanksgiving day matchup with the Detroit Lions.

The person, not authorized to speak on Bradford’s injury status, requested anonymity.

Although Bradford’s concussion is an issue, it is his separated left shoulder, suffered in the team’s loss to the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, that will keep Bradford sidelined, the person said.

With the Eagles playing two games in the next eight days, the compressed timeline likely will keep Bradford on the sideline for both contests.

Bradford has not practiced since he was injured against the Dolphins.

Dolphins vs Eagles Wednesday NFL Injury Report

Practice Report
Wednesday T Ja’Wuan James (toe), LB Spencer Paysinger (neck), G Billy Turner (knee)
Wednesday TE Jordan Cameron (hamstring), LB Jelani Jenkins (ankle), S Jordan Kovacs (knee), LB Koa Misi (foot), WR DeVante Parker (foot), DT Jordan Phillips (knee)
Wednesday CB Brice McCain (knee), RB Damien Williams (hand)
Practice Report
Wednesday S Jerome Couplin (shoulder), S Malcolm Jenkins (concussion)
Wednesday G Josh Andrews (head), WR Riley Cooper (toe), T Jason Peters (back), LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring)
Wednesday WR Nelson Agholor (ankle), LB Kiko Alonso (knee), TE Trey Burton (hamstring), RB Ryan Mathews (groin), RB DeMarco Murray (groin)

Eagles LB Kiko Alonso Says He’s Ready to Return Sunday vs Dallas

New Orleans Saints v Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso went full in practice, Tuesday, and said he’s ready to return Sunday when the Eagles play the Cowboys in Dallas, Mark Eckel of NJ Advance Media reports.

Alonso has been out with a knee injury suffered the second week of the season when the Cowboys beat the Eagles, 20-10, at Lincoln Financial Field.

“It felt good, I feel good,” Alonso said after Tuesday’s short practice. “I’ll do more the rest of the week.”

Asked if he thinks he can return to the field, Sunday, Alonso didn’t waver.

“For sure,” he said. “That’s the goal. That’s the ultimate goal.”

Since the injury to his knee, which required arthroscopic surgery, the target date was always the Cowboys’ game, the week after the bye. Alonso appears to be on schedule.

“That was the plan,” he said. “It’s no fun to miss that much time. I’m anxious to get back out there. Hopefully I won’t miss a beat.”

Eagles vs Panthers Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Nelson Agholor (ankle), WR Riley Cooper (knee), LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring)
  Wednesday LB Kiko Alonso (knee), DE Brandon Bair (groin)
  Wednesday WR Josh Huff (knee), LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring)
Practice Report
  Wednesday TE Richie Brockel (hamstring), DT Dwan Edwards (ankle), LB Shaq Thompson (knee), T Daryl Williams (knee)
  Wednesday DE Jared Allen (back), CB Teddy Williams (concussion)
  Wednesday LB A.J. Klein (concussion)

Eagles at Panthers NFL Week Seven Capsule



STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Chip Kelly: 1-0 Ron Rivera: 1-1
LAST WEEK W 27-7 vs Giants W 27-23 at Seahawks
LAST GAME 11/10/14: Panthers 21 at Eagles 45. Philadelphia QB Mark Sanchez passes for 332 yards & 2 TDs. Eagles RB Darren Sproles has 65-yard PR-TD & adds rushing TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/13/09: Eagles 38, Panthers 10. Philadelphia RB Brian Westbrook has TD catch & adds 64 rushing yards. Eagles WR DeSean Jackson records 85-yard PR-TD
REFEREE Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Wayne Larrivee, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Phi.), 93 (Car.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Phi.), 226 (Car.).


PASSING Bradford: 144-228-1561-9-9-80.0 Newton: 87-157-1078-8-4-83.2
RUSHING Mathews: 50-245-4.9-2 Stewart: 79-298-3.8-2
RECEIVING Matthews: 36-384-10.7-1 Olsen (TE): 24-374-15.6-3
OFFENSE 353.3 334.2
TAKE/GIVE +2 +6 (T1L)
DEFENSE 354.8 338.0
SACKS Cox: 5 (T2C) 4 tied: 2
INTs Thurmond: 3 (T2C) Norman: 4 (T1L)
PUNTING D. Jones: 47.9 (2C) Nortman: 46.9
KICKING Sturgis: 26 (8/10 PAT; 6/7 FG) Gano: 39 (15/16 PAT; 8/11 FG)


EAGLES: QB SAM BRADFORD has 103.3 rating in 2 career starts vs. Car…RB DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 109 yards & TD last week. RB-PR DARREN SPROLES had rush TD & PR-TD in last meeting. Is 1 of 4 in NFL history with 2+ games with rush TD & PR-TD. Is only player in NFL history with 25+ rec. TD (27), 15+ rush TD (18) & 5+ PR-TD (6)…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS had 7 catches for 138 yards & 2 TDs in last year’s meeting. WR RILEY COOPER had 32-yard TD last week…Defense had 9 sacks in last year’s meeting led by LBs CONNOR BARWIN (3.5) & BRANDON GRAHAM (1.5 & FF). DE FLETCHER COX (1), DE VINNY CURRY (1) & LB MYCHAL KENDRICKS (1) also had sacks. Cox has 4 sacks, 3 FFs & FR in past 2. CB NOLAN CARROLL had INT-TD last week…PANTHERS: Are 5-0 for 2nd time in franchise history (2003). 2003 team advanced to SB…QB CAM NEWTON has passed for 300+ yards & 2 TDs in both meetings. In 11/26/12 meeting, had 2 pass TDs & 2 rush TDs, his only game with 2+ pass TDs & 2+ rush TDs. Incl. last week, has 27 games with pass TD & rush TD, 2nd most in NFL history…RB JONATHAN STEWART rushed for 2 TDs last week. Had TD in last meeting. TE GREG OLSEN had 7 catches for 131 yards & TD last week. Had 6 catches for 119 yards in last game vs. Phi. Since 2008, is 1 of 3 active TEs with 5,000+ rec. yards (5,171) & 40+ TDs (43)…CB JOSH NORMAN ties for NFL lead with 4 INTs & 2 INT-TDs. Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 494 tackles. LB THOMAS DAVIS leads team with 44 tackles. Only player in NFL with 2+ sacks & 2+ INTs. In 4 career games vs. Phi. (incl. playoffs), DE JARED ALLEN has 6 sacks, 2 FFs & FR. Since 2004, leads NFL with 134 sacks.

Former Eagles WR Terrell Owens Says He Can Help Teams’ Offense

Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles

With the Eagles standing at 1-3, things, Terrell Owens thinks he could be the player to help get things on back on track, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media reports.

“Absolutely, yes,” Owens said on 94WIP when asked if he could help the Eagles, via CBS Sports. “No question, no question about that.”

Owens, 41, last played in 2010 with the Cincinnati Bengals, hauling in 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.

That, however, was five years ago — a span Owens doesn’t think would have an impact on his production.

“I definitely could be playing right now, but based on my character — yeah, people can say, ‘Oh he’s 41.’ But I’m not your average 41-year-old and (94 WIP host Ike Reese) you can attest to that,” Owens said. “And when I was on that football field, I felt like I was the best thing out there and it was due to how hungry I was and how dedicated I was.”

Eagles vs Redskins NFL Week Four Capsule



STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Chip Kelly: 3-1 Jay Gruden: 1-1
LAST WEEK W 24-17 at Jets L 32-21 at Giants
LAST GAME 12/20/14: Eagles 24 at Redskins 27. Washington FB Darrel Young rushes for 2 TDs. Redskins K Kai Forbath kicks GW 26-yard FG with five seconds remaining.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, David Diehl, Kristina Pink (field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Phi.), 121 (Was.). XM: 228 (Was.).


PASSING Bradford: 73-117-678-3-4-72.5 Cousins: 74-107-715-3-4-81.3
RUSHING Mathews: 29-112-3.9-1 Morris: 49-199-4.1-0
RECEIVING Matthews: 22 (3C)-231-10.5-1 Reed (TE): 19-241-12.7-1
OFFENSE 285.3 371.7
DEFENSE 359.0 277.3 (1C)
SACKS Barwin: 2 3 tied: 1
INTs Thurmond: 2 (T1L)
PUNTING D. Jones: 48.4 Way: 40.4
KICKING Sturgis (2014 Mia.): 128 (41/41 PAT; 29/37 FG) Hopkins: 13 (4/4 PAT; 3/3 FG)


EAGLES: QB SAM BRADFORD won last start vs. Was. (9/16/12 with StL) with 310 yards, 3 TDs & 117.6 rating…In 2 games last year vs. Was., RB DE MARCO MURRAY had 342 scrimmage yards (171 per game), 241 rush yards (120.5 per game) & TD. RB-PR DARREN SPROLES had PR-TD & rush TD last week. Is 1 of 4 in NFL history with 2+ games with both PR-TD & rush TD. Only player in NFL history with 25+ rec. TD (27), 15+ rush TD (18) & 5+ PR-TD (6). RB RYAN MATHEWS had 108 rush yards & 23-yard TD catch last week…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS scored 1st 2 career TDs vs. Was. (9/21/14). WR RILEY COOPER had 2 TDs in last meeting. In last game vs. Was., TE ZACH ERTZ had career-high 15 catches for 115 yards…LB MYCHAL KENDRICKS & DE FLETCHER COX each had sack in last meeting. S MALCOLM JENKINS aims for 3rd meeting in row with INT or FF. Rookie LB JORDAN HICKS has 17 tackles, sack, FF, FR & INT in past 2. Since start of 2014, LB CONNOR BARWIN leads NFC with 16.5 sacks…REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS had career-high 427 pass yards vs. Phi (9/21/14)…Since entering NFL in 2012, RB ALFRED MORRIS is 2nd in NFL with 4,161 rush yards & 3rd with 28 rush TDs. Aims for 3rd home meeting in row with rush TD. RB MATT JONES is 2nd among rookies with 189 rush yards. FB DARREL YOUNG aims for 4th in row vs. Phi. with TD. Has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in past 3 meetings. RB CHRIS THOMPSON had career-high 8 catches & 57 rec. yards with TD last week…Since 2013, WR PIERRE GARÇON has 198 catches, most in NFC. In 2 meetings last year, had 15 catches for 199 yards (99.5 per game) & TD. WR DE SEAN JACKSON has 9 catches for 243 yards (121.5 per game) & TD (81 yards) in 2 games vs. former team. TE JORDAN REED leads team with 19 catches & 241 yards. WR-KR RASHAD ROSS had 101-yard KR-TD last week…Since entering NFL in 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is 1 of 3 players with 35+ sacks (38.5) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Has 5 sacks, 4 FFs & 2 FRs in past 6 vs. Phi. CB BASHAUD BREELAND aims for 3rd meeting in row with INT or FF.