Philadelphia Eagles roundup: ESPN analyst shows love, Joe Walker sits
The Philadelphia Eagles released another official injury report on Thursday, and just in case you missed it, ESPN’s NFL media senior analyst really likes ‘The Birds’.
Let’s start with injuries. Typically, when a game is on the horizon, especially a game that has huge playoff implications, everyone wants to know who might play and who might not. The Philadelphia Eagles visit CenturyLink Field to do battle with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. It appears, when they do so, they’ll be taking the field with a third-string linebacker. Joe Walker, in all likelihood is out.
Walker sat out, not only on Thursday, but on Wednesday as well. Philly’s getting healthier though as he’s the only guy who didn’t practice, but center Jason Kelce and rookie defensive end Derek Barnett were limited.
If we don’t see Walker on Sunday Night Football, expect to see Dannell Ellerbe or, maybe, Najee Goode filling in.
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Gil Brandt sees the Eagles as having the best chance to win Super Bowl LII.
Gil Brandt is the NFL senior media analyst for ESPN, and. just in case you missed it, as the 11th month of 2017 was closing, he released a very interesting story on the teams he felt had the best chance of winning the final NFL game of the year. Many see the Eagles as the best team in the NFC. Others have gone back and forth as to whether or not they’d hold up if there was a meeting against the team many see as the AFC’s best, the New England Patriots.
It appears Brandt may be drinking some of the green, black, white and silver Kool-Aid.
Here’s some of what he had to say about Philly.
"When was the last time we saw a second-year pro play quarterback in the NFL as well as Carson Wentz (who has a league-high 28 touchdown passes) is playing it? I think you’d have to go back to 1984, when Dan Marino threw for 48 touchdowns and 5,084 yards before taking the Dolphins to Super Bowl XIX.The Eagles dominate on offense (ranking third overall, first in scoring, second in rushing and 15th in passing) and defense (sixth overall, third in scoring, first against the run and 16th against the pass). Philadelphia has a turnover differential of plus-9 and a sack differential of plus-6. It might be surprising, but when you add it all up, the numbers say the Eagles are a more complete team than the perennial title contenders in New England, with a slightly better chance of winning Super Bowl LII."
That should be music to the ears of any Eagles fan.