Monday, November 13, 2017

Even when they don't play, the Eagles win

How great are things breaking for the Eagles this year?

Even when they don't play they win.

Yesterday all three other NFC East teams lost.

Start with the Cowboys. They got hammered by the Falcons.

Without Ezekiel Elliott, they had to lean on Dak Prescott. But there was a problem with that. Jerry Jones' 'Boys also were without starting left tackle Tyron Smith. It does not appear that the Cowboys embrace the 'next man up' philosophy that the Birds have used to their advantage. Chaz Green was overwhelmed. Falcons' defensive end Adrian Clayborn turned him into a human turnstile, recording six sacks. The Cowboys running game went nowhere without Elliott.

They fell 27-7 to fall three games behind the Eagles, who now will head to Dallas with a week's rest for next Sunday night's nationally televised prime time matchup.

In the meantime, the Redskins also were having their problems. After a big win last week out in Seattle, they came up short vs. the Vikings. And the hapless Giants lost to the even lowlier 49ers, who recorded their first win of the year vs. New York. Ben McAdoo's head might be on the chopping block today in the Big Apple

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