<![CDATA[ Broad Street Beat - Eagles]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 01:20:47 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Free Agent Frenzy: Day 1]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 04:39:12 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/free-agent-frenzy-day-1Chaos. Confusion. Excitement. Arousal. All of those terms (minus the last one) can be used to sum up the first day of free agency in the NFL.  Also referred to in many circles as Adam Schefter's wet dream, the first day of NFL free agency represents an opportunity to change the fortunes and direction of many franchises.  Some teams make it rain and spend a ton of moolah on the best available players, while others laugh and just pick up a couple players of need and build through the draft instead.  

While there are many shiny new toys ready to be purchased, the buyer better beware before investing their money in these players.  Every year, we see some teams (cough cough Dolphins cough cough) give a star free agent a ton of money, only for it to blow up in their faces as the team doesn't improve and their cap space shrinks.

Overall though, I think the Eagles did a pretty good job on day 1. I know that in today's NFL that day 1 is really stretched over the prior two weeks and today is just the day a lot of these deals just get finalized today, but the Eagles came in with a strategy and executed it well over the first fortnight of free agency.  

Let's start with the move that made the most splash, the ol' Dolphin Dump.  In a purely financial move, Howie Roseman made waves across the NFL by trading linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Miami Dolphins, along with their first round pick (13th overall), for the Miami Dolphins first round pick (8th overall).  It's too early to tell if Roseman wanted to move up because he fell in love with a prospect or not, but the main reason for this trade seemed to be to clear up a ton of cap space.  

Maxwell did okay last season, and would make a solid 2nd cornerback on a good defense.  The problem was that he was getting paid like a lockdown corner and wasn't performing at that level.  Alonso was the defensive rookie of the year in his first season in Buffalo, but tore his ACL and missed the 2014 season.  However, Chip Kelly, aka El Tostito (you know, from those Tostitos commercials) believed in him enough to trade McCoy in order to get him.  Alonso looked spry in his 2015 debut, but missed much of the season with various injuries.

With Kelly now gone, Roseman seems like he wants to completely destroy the old regime and get his own guys, so bye bye Maxwell and Alonso, hello higher draft pick and money.  

DeMarco Murray was yet another victim of the Chip Kelly purge, as he was traded to the Tennessee Titans.  After leading the league in rushing in 2014, he never got it going last season and did not enjoy his time in Philly in the least bit.  However, he seemed thrilled to go to Tennesse, not only because it gives him a fresh start, but also because "Are you from Tennessee? Because you're the only 10 I see" is his favorite pickup line and he gets to use it all the time now.  

In a deal that is eerily similar to the Miami trade, the Eagles gave Tennessee Murray and their fourth round pick for Tennessee's first round pick.  Granted the Tennessee pick is the first one of the fourth round, but the Eagles didn't receive any additional picks or players in the deal.  

As far as trades go, that's it for the Eagles through today.  Roseman also made a few signings to strengthen the roster.  The first and most important move was bringing back Sam Bradford on a 2 year/$36 million deal.  This allows Philadelphia to take a flyer on Bradford and gives him a chance to prove himself.  Bradford had a decent season last year, and his numbers would have looked a lot better if all the wideouts on the roster weren't brick walls.  Instead of having to reach for a QB in the draft or spend on a risky option in free agency, the Eagles stuck with what they know and can use their cap space and draft picks on the rest of the roster. 

In other quarterbacking news, the Eagles also signed former Kansas City backup, and frequent Doug Pederson man crush Monday recipient, Chase Daniel.  Damn Daniel, back at it again in a Doug Pederson ran offense.  Chase Daniel is a solid backup for Bradford, and many believe that it will signal the end for Sanchez's time in Philly.  

In order to protect these quarterbacks, Howie Roseman went out and signed guard Brandon Brooks. No, not the main protagonist from Taken, that's Liam Neeson.  We're talking about former Houston Texan Brandon Brooks.  That's understandable, people confuse the two of them all time.

Anyway, Brooks was a very reliable starter for the Texans, and reliability is exactly what the Eagles need on the offensive line.  Two seasons ago, the Eagles had one of the best lines in the NFL.  Now, the line is decimated and a shell of it's former self.  Lineman kept aging and not enough young talent was injected into the line.  Adding Brooks adds a veteran presence that this line sorely needs.

On the opposite side of the ball, the Eagles added a cornerback when they signed former Buffalo Bill, Leodis McKelvin.  They say availability is the best ability, and no one was more available than McKelvin.  After being selected in the first round eight years ago, McKelvin has remained relatively anonymous throughout his time in the NFL.  

But seriously, he was a solid corner throughout his time in Buffalo and adds some much needed depth to the Eagles' secondary.  He may not be a shutdown corner in the mold of Josh Norman or Richard Sherman, but he is reliable and has experience playing as an outside corner, a nickel corner, and has even spent time at safety.

The secondary was one of the Eagles' biggest weaknesses for years now, and they added not only McKelvin, but also safety Rodney McLeod, formerly of the St. Louis Rams.  McLeod was signed to a 5 year/$37 million deal.  McLeod isn't a household name, but he's perfect for Philadelphia.  He was an undrafted free agent who worked incredibly hard to make it to where he is and, best of all, he's a hard hitter.  Opposing receivers will think twice before crossing his path.

So that's it for now.  As more trades and signings come in, I will write more articles transcribing said transactions.  So keep on keeping on, and let's win a damn Super Bowl already.

By: Dan Goggin
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<![CDATA[Eagles Release Chip Kelly]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:55:46 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/eagles-release-chip-kellyPicture
The Chip Kelly era officially came to an end on Tuesday night when the team released him and Ed Marynowitz, vice president of player personnel.

Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur will take over coaching duties for the Eagles' final game on Sunday against the Giants.

"I spent the last three seasons evaluating the many factors involved in our performance as a team," Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a letter to fans. "As I watched this season unfold, I determined that it was time to make a change."

The move comes less than a year after Kelly was given full control over personnel decisions and as rumblings of reportedly unhappy players continued to pile up.

"As we move forward, the search for a new head coach will begin and will be led by myself, Don Smolenski and Howie Roseman," Lurie said. "To the extent that we are able, we will try to keep you informed as we go through this process."

Lurie will hold a press conference on Wednesday at noon.

And so the Chip Kelly era comes to a close.

Happy? Relieved? What are your thoughts on the move? Let us know in the comments.

By: Kyle Babcock
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<![CDATA[Eagles Shock The World, Defeat The Patriots]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 03:10:43 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/eagles-shock-the-world-defeat-the-patriotsPicture
The USA hockey team beating Russia was a more likely prediction than what transpired on the field tonight at Gillette Stadium.  After letting up 45 points to the Buccaneers and Lions in consecutive weeks, the Eagles somehow decided to play to their potential and defeated Bill Belichick and the Evil Empire.  The special teams and defense set the pace for the Birds and the offense did just enough to keep them afloat, as the Eagles won 35-28.   

The game started out as predicted, with the Patriots taking a 14-0 lead early on.  But then things took a turn for the best, as the Eagles scored five straight touchdowns.  Najee Goode scored on a blocked punt, Darren Sproles returned a punt for a touchdown, and Malcolm Jenkins was able to return an interception 99 yards for an easy six points.  These were the type of big plays we haven't seen from the Eagles in a long time.  

The Eagles were able to stomp the Patriots early on from all aspects of the game to take a 35-14 lead with 7 minutes to play.  However, the team didn't feel comfortable in securing the win yet, and decided to let the fans really sweat it out for the rest of the game.  

Tom Brady was able to find Scott "Not Gronk" Chandler in the endzone to cut it to 35-21.  The Pats then tried an onside kick in the ensuing play, which they recovered after the ball bounced off of Zack Ertz's hands.  The Patriots drove the length of the field and scored once again, cutting the lead to seven.

The Pats tried an onside kick once again, but Riley Cooper made a smart play and deflected the ball out of bounds rather than try to catch it.  All the Eagles had to do was get a first down and run the clock out.  On third down and no timeouts left for the Pats, the Eagles snapped the ball and called a pass play.  At one point, a Patriots rusher looked like he had a clear shot at sacking Bradford.  Jason Peters had different plans, as his block on the open rusher allowed Bradford a chance to get the throw off to Riley Cooper for the first down.  

At this point, the game should be over and the Eagles should be celebrating.  However, on third down and in field goal range, the Eagles ran the ball with Kenjon Barner and he ended up fumbling and giving the Patriots possession and a chance at life.  Why Chip Kelly decided to run the ball with his fourth string running back when you spent $100 billion dollars on running backs this offseason, I will never know.  

Anyway, it was all rendered meaningless once the Patriots turned the ball over on downs.  I'm glad the Eagles won, but the last few minutes took a few years off of every fan's life.  It was the single best highlight of this season, and maybe even the past few years. 

The win puts the Eagles at 5-7, a half game behind the Washington Redskins.  In this awful division, it's never over.  That being said, the Eagles can't spend too long celebrating this victory.  They need to keep it up and go on a streak over the last four games and win this division.

By: Dan Goggin
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<![CDATA[Jordan Hicks Out For The Season]]>Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:38:39 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/jordan-hicks-out-for-the-seasonEarly in the fourth quarter of Sunday's match at Dallas, rookie linebacker Jordan Hicks picked off a Matt Cassel pass and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown, a touchdown that proved to be huge en route to an overtime win.  Hicks had been making huge plays all season, but that Hicks Six was one of the more crucial plays of his young career.  However, we will have to wait until next year to watch Hicks play again.
Hicks left the game early Sunday night with a pectoral issue, and underwent an MRI Monday afternoon.  The initial diagnosis before the MRI was taken was that Hicks would miss two to four weeks at most.  But the results came back, an Hicks was ruled out for the season with a pectoral tear.  

A third round pick out of Texas, Hicks quietly blossomed into one of the steals of the whole draft, filling in nicely when veterans Kiko Alonso, Demeco Ryans, and Mychal Kendricks missed time throughout the season.  He recovered three fumbles and had two interceptions to go along with his 50 tackles in the eight games this season.

Losing someone like Jordan Hicks hurts, but the Eagles have other viable options on the roster.  Kiko Alonso saw his first action in weeks Sunday night in Dallas, and he should be ready to receive a lot more playing time the rest of the way.  Mychal Kendricks was back and starting along side Hicks, too.  Demeco Ryans missed last night due to a groin injury, but it isn't too serious and should be returning to the lineup.

It was a great rookie season from Jordan Hicks.  Can't wait til next season to see him suit up once again.

By: Dan Goggin
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<![CDATA[Eagles Injury Update: Jason Peters Ruled Out]]>Sat, 07 Nov 2015 21:15:31 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/eagles-injury-update-jason-peters-ruled-out
The Eagles have announced that left tackle Jason Peters (back) has been downgraded to out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys. Peters had been listed as questionable on Friday, but did not practice all week.

Peters was carted off the field in the first quarter of the Eagles' loss to the Panthers in Week 7 with back spasms and is still not ready to take the field after the bye week, dealing a significant blow to the Eagles' line.
As a result, Lane Johnson will shift to left tackle for Sunday's contest and Dennis Kelly will be slotted in at Johnson's usual position of right tackle.

While not having Peters hurts quite a bit, the Eagles are likely to see Kiko Alonso take the field for the first time since a Week 2 loss to the Cowboys. The linebacker is listed as probable for Sunday night after being sidelined with a knee injury.

In addition, running back Ryan Mathews (groin), wide receiver Nelson Agholor (ankle) and linebacker DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) are listed as questionable. Defensive end Brandon Bair (groin) and linebacker Bryan Braman (shoulder) are listed as probable.

By: Kyle Babcock
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<![CDATA[Alonso, Agholor Return To Practice]]>Wed, 04 Nov 2015 04:29:46 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/alonso-agholor-return-to-practiceAs the bye week came to a close, it brought some very good news for Eagles fans.  Yes, the Giants and Cowboys both lost close games, but it also brought about the return of Kiko Alonso and Nelson Agholor to the roster.  Both return just in time for Sunday night's match against the Cowboys.
Alonso, as you remember, injured his knee earlier in the year.  There were so many rumors floating around, since nobody knew how severe the injury was.  Reporters thought he tore his ACL again at first, and would miss the rest of the season.  Luckily for the Eagles, he has missed just five games.  

As good as Alonso is, inside linebacker was one of the few positions where Philadelphia had plenty of depth to step in right away.  Rookie Jordan Hicks performed admirably in Alonso's absence.  With Alonso, Hicks, Ryans, and Kendricks all currently ready to play, Hicks will struggle to see the same amount of playing time as he did during Alonso's absence.  But it's always great to get a player as good as Kiko Alonso back and ready to play.

Nelson Agholor also returned to practice this week.  Agholor injured his ankle during the October 11th matchup with the Saints, and missed the games against the Giants and Panthers.  Eagles receivers have struggled this season, so getting Agholor back and ready to get some more reps in bodes well for the Eagles offense.

Agholor got off to a slow start this year, with just eight receptions for 105 yards total this season.  He needs to come back and prove over these nine weeks that he was worthy of a first round selection and start improving.

By: Dan Goggin
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<![CDATA[Eagles Vs Panthers: Second Half Summary]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 03:57:06 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/eagles-vs-panthers-second-half-summaryThe Eagles entered the half down 14-6, and immediately went down 21-6 after a 2 yard catch from Mike Tolbert.  Tolbert is a big man; he is tough to bring down and he has likely never missed a meal in his life.  It was his second total touchdown of the game, with the first coming from a rush in the first quarter.  The Eagles offense answered back with a touchdown of their own on a 63 yard Ryan Mathews run.
On the next drive, Cam Newton went to former Daily Show host Johnathan Stewart for a couple of plays before throwing an interception to Byron Maxwell when the pass was tipped off of Devin Funchess' hands.  The Eagles offense was able to drive a bit down the field before settling for a field goal, bringing the Eagles to within five.  

Carolina's next offensive drive resulted in a punt, and the Eagles spent the rest of the third quarter and a bit of the fourth driving into Carolina territory.  Sturgis was set up for a 50 yard field goal, but he missed it wide left.  This is where remind the readers at home to never go full Sturgis.

They really have to get a new announcer to replace Cris Collinsworth on Sunday Night Football soon.  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  When NBC gives you Cris Collinsworth, make use of your mute button.

The ensuing three minute Panther drive resulted in a Graham Gano field goal from 35 yards out.  The Eagles started their next drive by allowing a sack from Kawann Short, and were eventually forced to punt after a three and out.  The offensive line has been shaky all game.  With Peters gone, Bradford was constantly under duress.  All of the false starts didn't help either.

On Carolina's next possession, the Panthers were running the ball well with Stewart, who had Eagles defenders bouncing off him.  However, on a crucial 3rd and 2, they decided to go to the rookie Cameron Artis-Payne, who was stopped behind the first down marker, which forced Carolina to punt on the next play.  

It was a good decision to punt however, as the Eagles were pinned inside the 10 to start their drive.  A Jared Allen sack and forced fumble pushed the Eagles offense to the 4 yard line.  A pass interference call eventually gave the Eagles the first down, but Jared Allen got to Bradford yet again, exposing Matt Tobin at left tackle.  If Peters has to miss an extended period of time, they may have to look for an upgrade over Tobin either internally or through waivers.

They might also want to look elsewhere for a receiver with two hands as well.  On 4th and 9, Bradford found Miles Austin over the first down line, but he dropped it, thus ending all chances of a victory.  With Jordan Matthews and Austin dropping so many crucial catches, it will be tough to keep moving the chains.  

On the positive side, the running game looked better, with Murray and Mathews combining for 162 rushing yards on 24 carries.  It not only helped to set up the passing game, but it kept the offense on the field for longer periods of time.

The Eagles actually improved quite a bit in time of possession tonight from earlier in the season.  The offense was on the field for much longer and the defense was able to get more rest.  The Eagles spent nearly 31 minutes of the game on offense, up a lot from the usual 21 minute average from the first four weeks.  

The game let everyone know how Carolina is still undefeated.  They run the ball well, they stop opponents on defense, and they make the big plays when they need to be made.  Those are the three major components of all the top teams in the NFL this season.  The Eagles are improving in the first category, are excellent in the second category, but still aren't getting it done towards the end of the game.  

Down by just one possession late in the game, they were never able to sustain a long enough drive to set them up for a game tying touchdown.  The Carolina front seven was able to put pressure on Bradford and Jared Allen was able to sack him twice on the same drive.  Kawann Short had a sack on Bradford on the prior drive.  The Eagles offensive line was a weak point before the Peters injury.  It's clear to see that they need to make a couple of changes this season if they want to win this division.

The receivers need to step up as well.  Bradford has received his fair share of criticism this season, but he was putting the ball where it needed to be tonight when he wasn't busy getting sacked.  The dropped passes are momentum killers and they ruin the trust between a QB and his receivers.  Bradford is what he is; he can't just take a game over at will.  His receivers need to help him out and set him up with a few more chances to score.

The Eagles are now 3-4 entering the bye week.  Hopefully the Peters injury isn't too serious, but even if he is ready to go, Chip Kelly needs to make some adjustments and be ready to go for the last nine games.

By: Dan Goggin
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<![CDATA[Eagles v. Panthers: First Half Recap]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 02:27:19 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/october-25th-2015Picture
This will be the shortest Eagles first half recap hopefully this season.

The Eagles looked like shit in the first half. The Panthers marched right down the field on their first possession to score a touchdown with ease.

Sam Bradford followed that by being picked off on the first play of the next drive. Nolan Carroll would bail Bradford out, however, by picking off Cam Newton on the first play of the Panthers' next drive. The receiver may have been down, but I'm not complaining.

Jason Peters would then go down with an injury on the next drive and be carted off the field. Peters injured his back and is questionable to return, the Eagles later tweeted.

Jordan Matthews still can't catch and has dropped a few passes already tonight and the Eagles are very lucky to be down just 14-6 at the half.

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<![CDATA[Eagles v. Saints: Five Takeaways]]>Mon, 12 Oct 2015 01:28:50 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/eagles-v-saints-five-takeaways
It was a must win for both teams entering Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon. After a bit of a shaky first half, mostly due to a pair of terrible passes by Sam Bradford, the Eagles turned it on in the second half, picking up a 39-17 win over the Saints and saving their season.

With that out of the way, let's look at five takeaways from  huge Eagles win.
Sam Bradford Is Really Bad at Times
After putting together a nice preseason, Sam Bradford gave the Eagles and their fans hope that if healthy he could be the franchise quarterback needed to make a deep playoff run.

Unfortunately, it has been an entirely different Bradford in the regular season.

Despite passing for 215 yards and one touchdown in the first half, Bradford was flat out atrocious at times. On the Eagles' second drive of the game, Bradford had Riley Cooper wide open in the end zone and all the time in the world in the pocket, but threw it right into the hands of Brandon Browner for an interception in the end zone.

The Eagles would put together a solid drive on their next possession, taking the ball into the red zone before Bradford would be picked off in the end zone again.

Bradford managed not to throw any picks in the second half, thankfully. On the day, he would finish 32-for-45 for 333 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and a 30.9 QBR. Ugh.

Ryan Mathews Might Be the #1 RB
Ryan Mathews had outplayed DeMarco Murray entering Sunday, but then again, so did pretty much every Eagles' player other than Caleb Sturgis this season.

Mathews again looked solid in the first half. He started the Eagles' third drive of the game with a 4-yard reception and followed that with a 7-yard run, 16-yard run and then a 13-yard reception on consecutive plays. Mathews would finish the half with 29 rushing yards on three carries to go along with 23 receiving yards on three catches.

In the second half, Mathews continued to look good and would finish the game with 73 rushing yards on 8 carries (for an average of 9.1 yards per carry), a rushing touchdown and 23 receiving yards on three catches.

DeMarco Murray Says 'Not So Fast'
Murray started the day slowly, much like the season, but picked it up as the half wore on.
Following the first half drive in which Mathews gained all the yards mentioned above, Murray would break free for a 24-yard run to get the Eagles to the Saint's 41 yard line.

Murray would finish the half with 44 yards rushing on nine carries to go with 12 receiving yards on three catches. For a comparison, Murray entered Sunday's game with just 47 rushing yards in three games this season.

The Eagles would continue to feed Murray the ball in the second half (maybe they listened to his complaints from last week?) and he would reward them with his best performance as an Eagle by far. In all, Murray would finish with 83 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown on 20 touches to go along with 37 receiving yards on seven catches.

Fletcher Cox Is a BEAST
There was quite a bit of penetration by Cox on Sunday (tee hee). The defensive end, now in his fourth season, had six tackles, three sacks, one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Cox was good in his first three seasons in the NFL (especially the last two), but appears to be taking it to a whole different level in 2015. If he can keep it up, there is no chance he can be a Pro Bowl snub again, not that the Pro Bowl actually matters.

Defense Continues To Improve
The Eagles defense continued to rack up takeaways on Sunday afternoon against the Saints. After entering the game fourth in the NFL with nine forced turnovers, the defense came up with another four - one interception and three fumble recoveries.

While they had forced a lot of turnovers entering Sunday, the Eagles had only six sacks entering the contest with the Saints. Thanks largely to Cox, the Eagles came away with five sacks against Drew Brees in the game.

The defense has been much better and more consistent than the offense so far in the season, but there is still room for improvement, as the Saints' first touchdown of the game came when a receiver lined up wide open. That is largely on the coaching staff for not calling a timeout before the snap though.

By: Kyle Babcock
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<![CDATA[Eagles v. Saints: First Half Takeaways]]>Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:04:31 GMThttp://www.broadstbeat.com/eagles/eagles-v-saints-first-half-takeaways
The Eagles welcomed the Saints to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon with both teams desperate for a win. The Birds would move the ball down field plenty in the first half, but would shoot themselves in the foot multiple times.

Despite this, the Eagles headed to the locker room up 10-7 over the Saints. Now let's take a look at the half that was.
Sam Bradford Is Bad
After putting together a nice preseason, Sam Bradford gave the Eagles and their fans hope that if healthy he could be the franchise quarterback needed to make a deep playoff run.

Unfortunately, it has been an entirely different Bradford in the regular season.

Despite passing for 215 yards and one touchdown in the first half, Bradford was flat out atrocious at times. On the Eagles' second drive of the game, Bradford had Riley Cooper wide open in the end zone and all the time in the world in the pocket, but threw it right into the hands of Brandon Browner for an interception in the end zone.

The Saints would score on the ensuing drive.

The Eagles would put together a solid drive on their next possession, taking the ball into the red zone before Bradford would be picked off in the end zone again.

If Bradford had made a few better passes, or at least smarter passes, the Eagles could be up 24-7 right now.

Ryan Mathews Might Be the #1 RB
Ryan Mathews had outplayed DeMarco Murray entering Sunday, but then again, so did pretty much every Eagles' player other than Caleb Sturgis this season.

Mathews again looked solid in the first half. He started the Eagles' third drive of the game with a 4-yard reception and followed that with a 7-yard run, 16-yard run and then a 13-yard reception on consecutive plays. Unfortunately, that drive would end with Bradford's second pick of the day.

In all, Mathews had 29 rushing yards on three carries to go along with 23 receiving yards on three catches.

DeMarco Murray Says 'Not So Fast'
Murray started the day slowly, much like the season, but picked it up as the half wore on.

Following the drive in which Mathews gained all the yards mentioned above, Murray would break free for a 24-yard run to get the Eagles to the Saint's 41 yard line. The next play would be a touchdown pass to Josh Huff for a touchdown to tie the game.

Murray would finish the half with 44 yards rushing on nine carries to go with 12 receiving yards on three catches. For a comparison, Murray entered today's game with just 47 rushing yards in three games this season.

Dropped Passes Continue
On the off chance Bradford makes a good pass, it seems the Eagles' receivers manage to drop it. This has been an issue all season and continued on Sunday.

Multiple passes were dropped in the first half, including a few by Jordan Matthews. This is inexcusable. Catch the freakin' ball!

By: Kyle Babcock
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