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

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 3 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...

5 Largest Quarterback Age Differences in Super Bowl History

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Old vs. young has never been more embodied in a Super Bowl than with its 53rd installment. The game on Feb. 3 between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will have both the largest age differences between quarterbacks and head coaches.   With that as the backdrop, here are the largest age gaps under center in Super Bowl history. As you will see, youth hasn't always been...

3 Biggest Offseason Questions Facing the Philadelphia Eagles

By Tom Bowles, 6 months 5 days ago
The Philadelphia Eagles were one Alshon Jeffery catch away from perhaps extending their Super Bowl defense another week. But an untimely bounce off Jeffery’s hands finally ended a magical run for the Eagles in their NFC Divisional Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.   A potential game-winning drive saw a ball bounce right into the hands of Marcus Lattimore right inside the...

NFC Divisional Playoff Prediction and Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints

By John La Fleur, 6 months 1 week ago
The Philadelphia Eagles' quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions brings them to New Orleans for a second time as the top-seeded Saints await in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. The Eagles are coming off of a hard-fought, 16-15 win in Chicago while the Saints had the benefit of getting a week off.   Philadelphia needed a three-game winning streak and, ironically, some help...

NFC Wild Card Prediction and Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears

By Tom Bowles, 6 months 2 weeks ago
  The Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles took very different paths to Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game. But they share one common thread that binds them together: Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.   It’s two Reid disciples — Matt Nagy and Doug Pederson — who square off this Sunday in a game that features two of the conference’s hottest teams. As a...

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Prediction and Preview

By Tom Bowles, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Just a month ago, it looked like the 2018 Washington Redskins, not the Philadelphia Eagles, would be battling for a playoff spot in their Week 17 NFL regular season finale. But a gruesome, season-ending leg injury to quarterback Alex Smith changed the narrative for a team that led the NFC East for much of the year.   Instead, the Redskins were forced to backup Colt McCoy and then started...

Houston Texans vs. Philadelphia Eagles Prediction and Preview

By Tom Bowles, 7 months 1 day ago
  The Houston Texans have never beaten the Philadelphia Eagles in the history of their franchise. For J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson and company, this season may finally be their best chance.   But Houston, despite a 10-4 record, may be running into a buzzsaw the second they step onto Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles have suddenly...

Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams Prediction and Preview

By Tom Bowles, 7 months 1 week ago
Earlier this season, the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams had this date circled on the calendar as a potential NFC Championship Game preview. These two teams with exciting offenses and two of the best young quarterbacks in the game appeared on a collision course to battle over conference supremacy for years to come.   But as the 2018 season wore on, they’ve moved in...

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Prediction and Preview

By Tom Bowles, 7 months 2 weeks ago
The Dallas Cowboys have the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on the ropes. A 13-10 surprise win over the New Orleans Saints last weekend knocked off one of the NFC’s top contenders and maintained the Cowboys' one-game lead in the NFC East race. It was a show of strength compared to the 48-7 shellacking the Eagles received from the Saints just two weeks earlier....

Monday Night Football: Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles Prediction and Preview

By Tom Bowles, 7 months 2 weeks ago
No one may have been shouting at the television more during "Thursday Night Football" than the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. They were supposed to be sitting there eating popcorn while their rival for the division, the Dallas Cowboys, received a national thumping at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. After all, just two weeks back, the Saints slaughtered the Eagles 48-...