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Paul Domowitch

Eagles pass rush getting the job done in critical situations

A year ago, with Haasan Reddick still in Carolina and Brandon Graham out with a ruptured Achilles tendon, the Eagles’ pass rush was pretty bad. Their 29 sacks were the second-fewest in the NFL and equaled the fewest by an Eagles defense since the disco era, when Dick Vermeil’s first team (1976) got to the

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Taking a closer look at the Eagles’ loss to Washington

I didn’t have Washington in my Eagles’-first-loss pool. While I suspected it would be a team that would be able to take advantage of their run-defense shortcomings as the Commanders did, my money was on a more explosive ground game such as Tennessee’s with Derrick Henry or the Giants with Saquon Barkley. Even after racking

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Comparing the 2022 Jalen Hurts with the 2017 Carson Wentz

Five years ago, Carson Wentz was the favorite to win the league MVP award before tearing his ACL in the 13th game of the season. Eight games into this season, the Eagles are 8-0 heading into Monday night’s game against the Washington Commanders, and their quarterback, Jalen Hurts, is one of the frontrunners in this

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Paul Domowitch

Eagles’ run defense could be a problem down the road

The Eagles are 8-0, but that doesn’t mean they’re perfect. If you look hard enough you can find a few pimples on the face of their first-half play, including Thursday night’s 29-17 win over the Houston Texans. You can start with their run defense, which gave up 168 yards to rookie Dameon Pierce and the

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Jalen Hurts is getting a little help from his friends in short-yardage

The Eagles have the league’s fourth-best success rate on third-and-one and fourth-and-one this season. They’ve converted 72.2% of their and-1s on third/fourth down. They’ve converted 9 of 13 on third down and 4 of 5 on fourth down. Quarterback Jalen Hurts is their primary weapon in those situations. He has converted 12 of 14 and-1s.

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Eagles are dominating the turnover battle so far

The Eagles have dominated the turnover wars in their first six games. They went into the bye week with a plus-12 turnover differential, which is not only the best in the league but the best by a wide margin. The Vikings and Ravens are tied for second at plus-4. No team has had a turnover

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Eagles scoring with the run

The NFL is supposed to be a passing league. Yet, last week, just six of the 16 Week 5 winning quarterbacks threw a touchdown pass. Only four threw more than one. For the third time in five games, Jalen Hurts didn’t throw a touchdown pass, but it didn’t matter. The Eagles still beat the Arizona

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Eagles receiving corps is becoming a defensive coordinator’s nightmare

Dan Quinn isn’t getting a lot of sleep this week. Like every other defensive coordinator that has faced the Eagles in this young season, the Cowboys’ Quinn is trying to figure out the best way to prevent the Birds’ talented receiving corps from wreaking havoc on his unit Sunday. Wide receivers A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith,

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Paul Domowitch: Hurts Silencing Any Lingering Questions About His Arm Strength

Remember all of those ridiculous stories and cockeyed scouting reports questioning Jalen Hurts’ arm strength and his ability to throw the deep ball? You’re not hearing much of that nonsense these days, particularly after Hurts’ performance in the Eagles’ 24-8 win over Washington. A week after teaming up with Quez Watkins on a 53-yard touchdown

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Eagles Offense Going The Three Wide Way

By Paul Domowitch   Considering that we’re only two games into a 17-game marathon, there aren’t a lot of firm conclusions we can draw from the Eagles’ victories over the Lions and Vikings, other than that they’re going to be a pretty good team if they can stay healthy.   But one conclusion I think

Eagles pass rush
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Paul Domowitch

Can Eagles pass rush get to Cousins better than it got to Goff?

The Eagles had just one sack in Sunday’s 38-35 win over the Lions, and that one was gift-wrapped with a fumbled snap. Besides the sack, they had just four hits and eight hurries on quarterback Jared Goff. But Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon insisted this week that he was not displeased with his pass rush

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Are Eagles still going to play ground-and-pound in 2022?

Nick Sirianni saved the Eagles’ season last year with a gutsy late-October decision to shake up his offense. After a 33-22 road loss to the Raiders dropped the Eagles to 2-5, Sirianni decided they were going to run the ball more. A lot more. In their first seven games, the Eagles had averaged 36.7 pass

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The sky’s the limit for Dallas Goedert in 2022

It’s good to set lofty goals. To paraphrase the late Norman Vincent Peale, if you shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Before he ever caught an NFL pass, former Eagles tight end Zach Ertz would look you straight in the eye and tell you that his goal was

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Shane Steichen confident that Jalen Hurts will be a better deep-ball thrower in 2022

The Eagles are looking for improvement in a lot of areas from Jalen Hurts this season. They are looking for improvement on third down and in the red zone. They are looking for improvement in his accuracy and his decision-making. And they are looking for improvement throwing the deep ball. Hurts wasn’t terrible throwing the

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Food for thought: How good could Jordan Davis be as a third-down edge-rusher?

Jordan Davis is 6-6 ½ and, depending on how many stacks of pancakes and sausage links he devours on a particular morning, tips the scales at somewhere in the vicinity of 330 and 345 pounds. The rookie defensive tackle showed in the 13 snaps he played in his NFL preseason debut Friday night against the

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Marty Mornhinweg is bullish on Jalen Hurts

By Paul Domowitch It’s no secret that this is kind of a big year for Jalen Hurts. If he plays well in this, his third NFL season and his second as the Eagles’ full-time starter, if he takes his team deep into the playoffs, there will be no offseason debate about whether the Birds should