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NFL Scouting Combine Records by Drill (40-yard dash, bench press, vertical)

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The NFL Scouting Combine has come a long way from when it first started in 1982. Gone are the days when college football players would show up and run drills for the first time while coaches with stopwatches would time them in relative obscurity. Today, athletes practice each drill like bench press, 40-yard dash and vertical jump hundreds of times before arriving and their performances are timed...

Super Bowl LII (52) Preview and Predictions: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

By John Gworek, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Led by head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, the New England Patriots have already won three Super Bowls in four years once, capping the feat with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. They can do it again on Sunday with a win — over the Eagles, again — in Super Bowl LII.   If they already aren’t considered the best ever at what they do,...

5 X-Factors for Super Bowl LII

By Rob McVey, 5 months 2 weeks ago
There will be plenty of storylines to go around this week heading into Sunday’s Super Bowl LII matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Most of them will be centered around quarterbacks Tom Brady and Nick Foles, as well as other marquee players such as Rob Gronkowski, Jay Ajayi, Alshon Jeffery, Brandin Cooks, Zach Ertz and Dion Lewis to name a few. And more than...

NFC Championship Preview and Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles

By Tom Bowles, 6 months 2 hours ago
Neither the Minnesota Vikings nor the Philadelphia Eagles made the playoffs last year. Their quarterbacks, Case Keenum (right) and Nick Foles, were backups on the Week 1 roster, both rejected starters from the (formerly) terrible Rams. Leaders Mike Zimmer and Doug Pederson have a combined six years of head coaching experience.   But here we are, writing the final chapters of this...

NFC Divisional Playoff Preview and Predictions: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles

By Tom Bowles, 6 months 1 week ago
The opening game of the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs pits the Atlanta Falcons versus the Philadelphia Eagles in a case of the underdog versus the favorite. Or is it the favorite versus the underdog?   It’s hard to tell.   For the first time in modern NFL history, the No. 1 seed of a conference opened up as the underdog in Vegas. The Eagles, despite a 13-3 record...

5 Best Coaching Encores in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 6 months 1 week ago
Jon Gruden is returning to the Oakland Raiders and to coaching in the NFL after a decade-long absence, including eight-plus years as the color analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”   Whether or not Gruden will be able to pick up right where he left off in 2008 is still to be determined. Some coaches flop on their return to coaching, while others go on to reach...

Monday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the playoffs, that much we know. One more win on Christmas night against the Oakland Raiders and the Eagles will have clinched the NFC’s No. 1 seed, earning home-field advantage throughout the postseason.   What an easy scenario, right? Win and you’re in?   Compare that to the Christmas miracle the Raiders are seeking...

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 7 months 1 week ago
It’s rare in the NFL the first two picks in the draft develop into Pro Bowl candidates within their first two seasons. It’s even rarer they both play the same position. But that’s what has NFL fans drooling for Sunday, a matchup between quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, who have both developed into quality players leading their respective programs into playoff...

Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview and Prediction

By Scott Whittum, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Football fans if you remember the movie Rocky IV where Rocky Balboa went over to Russia to fight Ivan Drago, get ready for a trip down memory lane Sunday night at CenturyLink Field. The Seattle Seahawks (7-4) and the Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) are both having seasons like that movie right now. Seattle is a rare underdog at home and they are like Rocky as the Seahawks...

Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 8 months 2 days ago
He plays. He plays no more. He plays. He plays no more. He plays. He plays no more... finally, for Ezekiel Elliott the bloom is off the rose.   After weeks of back-and-forth courtroom drama, the Dallas Cowboys' star running back announced this week he’ll serve the remainder of his six-game suspension. It removes an element of suspense that, let’s face it, has hovered...