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Archive: October, 2011

Report: Parker could be traded

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 11:26 AM
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Juqua Parker's name has been "kicked around" in trade discussions as Tuesday's deadline approaches. It's difficult to imagine there being much of a market for Parker, who is 33 and in the final year of his contract, unless a team just needs a rotation guy because... Read more

Who's picking the Eagles?

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 9:53 AM
Here's the roundup of who's picking the Eagles. And don't forget, I'll be chatting as usual during the game, starting at 1 p.m.'s Peter King expects the Eagles to bounce back with a 29-17 win: Don't ask me why. If I have to pick one reason, I pick Mike Vick remembering what he did the last... Read more

Live updates: Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 7:39 PM
Join's Sheil Kapadia for live updates and commentary as the Eagles look to snap their four-game losing streak against the Redskins at 1 p.m. On a mobile device? CLICK HERE to join the chat. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

How teams have targeted the Eagles' D

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 12:08 PM
On Friday, I wrote in-depth about the Eagles' pass rush and Jim Washburn's wide-9. The issues with the run defense, meanwhile, have been well-documented. But how are the Birds doing in coverage? And how are teams attacking them through the air? Here's a breakdown of completions, attempts, passing... Read more

Washburn effect: Is the Wide-9 working?

Friday, October 14, 2011, 11:37 AM
When looking at the numbers, it's difficult to find much to like about the Eagles' defense through the first five games. They are allowing 26.4 points per game, tied for sixth-worst. Opponents are scoring touchdowns at a rate of 78.57 percent in the red zone, worst in the NFL, and even worse than... Read more

10 things: Eagles vs. Redskins

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 11:11 AM
Here are 10 things to know about the Eagles' Week 6 matchup against the Redskins: 1. Rex Grossman has put up pedestrian numbers through the first four games, completing just 58 percent of his passes and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt. He’s thrown six touchdowns and five interceptions for a... Read more

What they're saying: Eagles a train wreck?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 3:41 PM
In case you missed it from earlier, here's Mike Check, taking a look at whether Michael Vick is regressing as a quarterback. Now on to the roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Don Banks of has the Eagles 21st in his power rankings: Blaming Juan Castillo for all... Read more

Mike Check: Diagnosing Vick's struggles

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:03 AM
Michael Vick's final line on Sunday was not pretty: 26-for-40 for 315 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. That translated to a 66.1 QB rating, Vick's lowest in 17 starts with the Eagles. The previous mark (73.8) was reached just a few weeks ago against the Giants. So was Vick as bad as... Read more

5 thoughts on the Eagles

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 12:14 PM
Here are five thoughts on the state of the 1-4 Eagles as they prepare for a Week 6 matchup with the Redskins: 1. The difference between the 2011 Eagles offense and the 2010 version is pretty simple: turnovers. The Eagles had 25 turnovers last season and already have a league-leading 15 through five... Read more

Man Up: Kelce, Watkins struggle

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 9:29 AM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' offensive performance against the Bills after having re-watched the game: Michael Vick - I'll have the full breakdown in Mike Check on Wednesday, but here were the numbers: 26-for-40 for 315 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Let's run... Read more
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