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Philadelphia Eagles (5-2) at Houston Texans (3-5); Injury Report, Analysis, Staff Predictions

November 2nd, 2014 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Philadelphia Eagles (5-2) at Houston Texans (3-5); Injury Report, Analysis, Staff Predictions | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL

Coming off of a heartbreaking loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday, the 5-2 Eagles will look to bounce back against the run-heavy Texans. Led by Arian Foster, the 3-5 Texans will welcome the Eagles into NRG Stadium for the  first meeting between the two teams, since 2010. This game will mark a homecoming for seven former Texans, as DeMeco Ryans, Connor Barwin, Jeff Mahel, Donnie Jones, Andrew Gardner, Bryan Bramen, and James Casey are all set to return to Houston for the first time since their departures. Entering this game, the Eagles seem to be getting healthier, with multiple key players expected to return from injury. On the flip side, Houston has a couple of key defensive studs, that have questionable statuses for Sunday’s game. For a more in-depth look at the walking wounded, let’s take a look at the weekly injury report for both teams:

Injury Report:

Texans:

Jeff Tarpinan- Out
 Brian Cushing- Out
 Jadaveon Clowney- Out
 Darryl Morris- Out
 Alfred Blue- Probable
 Arian Foster- Probable
 Tim Jamison- Probable
 Andre Johnson- Probable
 Jonathan Joseph- Probable
 Whitney Mercilus- Probable
 Brooks Reed- Probable
 Jumal Rolle- Probable
 John Simon- Probable

Eagles:

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The Eagles should pursue veteran, star free-agent free safety Ed Reed

November 13th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on The Eagles should pursue veteran, star free-agent free safety Ed Reed | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

(Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

After the 2-7 Houston Texas released veteran safety Ed Reed today, in his first season with the team, it’s up in the air as to who will pursue and sign him, but I believe the Eagles should make a solid, best effort to do so going forward. Here is why, if I were the Eagles (general management), I would pursue and sign Reed.

01. To improve the team defensively at the free safety position

The Eagles on defense this season, gradually, have made vast improvements compared to how they were originally performing and where they were rankings wise. Billy Davis, the team’s newest defensive coordinator, has pushed the right buttons recently to adjust the team defensively, as best as possible, to the 3-4 defensive scheme.

Reed is a veteran, a winner, and a stud defensively, to say the least. He’s a 9-time Pro Bowler (out of 11 full NFL seasons), an 8-time All-Pro, the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, and a Super Bowl champion (2013). He also currently holds the all-time NFL career record for most interception return yards. Reed also has the record for the longest interception return (108 yards), and for career postseason interceptions, with 9.

Ed also made the 2000 NFL All-Decade team as well.

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Game 2 Preview: Chargers vs. Eagles Match-Up Breakdown

September 12th, 2013 by Emily Phung | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, Football, TalkSportsPhilly

The second game of the season for the Birds is coming up this Sunday versus the Chargers at 1 pm. This match-up is highly anticipated due to the close similarities that both teams have. Here’s why:

  • New Coaches
    • Both coaches debut as the newest blood for these struggling football dynasties. Both Mike McCoy and Chip Kelly have already infused new life and character into the team, which was apparent from last MNF’s games. The teams’ new dynamic was a welcome surprise for fans of both teams.

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Vick/Eagles Highlights vs. Texans

December 4th, 2010 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General

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The It Factor

December 3rd, 2010 by Christian | 2 Comments | Filed in General

Vick Has 'It'

With 54 seconds left in the third quarter, Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster rumbled three yards into the Eagles’ end zone for a touchdown, putting Houston up 24-20.  The TD capped a bruising 13 play 86 yard drive that obliterated the Eagles defense and completed one heckuva comeback from an early 17-3 deficit on enemy turf.

Lincoln Financial Field had been quieted.  Eagles fans put down their beers.  Momentum was on the Texans’ side.  And when they kicked off to the Eagles, all the pressure in the world was on the offense and QB Michael Vick.

Thank God it was Vick and not Donovan McNabb under center.  For Vick just has a different look in his eyes than McNabb.  Gone are the glassy eyes and quizzical half-smile.  Missing are the beads of sweat on his forehead and the sickly expression of a guy with mild food poisoning.

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Johnny G’s Week 15 NFL Picks

December 19th, 2009 by Johnny G | 14 Comments | Filed in Football, General

Money Picks

After a rough loss on Monday Night, the updated record now stands at 13-6.

Houston Texans (-14) over St. Louis Rams/ 1pm Sunday

How can It get any worse for the Rams? They lose starter Marc Bulger to a broken leg, they lose back up Kyle Boller to arm soreness, and are left with Craig Null to start last week. The former back up to Ryan Leaf was nothing short of awful last week against the Titans. To top things off, the swine flu made its way around the locker room, causing head coach Steve Spagnuolo to cancel practice on Thursday. One of the many players affected by the swine flu is Steven Jackson, the best player on the football team. Add that to his balky back that has been bothering him for several weeks and this spells disaster for the Rams.

Look for Matt Schaub and the Texans to jump out early, and score quite often. It is sad what the Rams organization has become to this point and it will only get worse this afternoon. Take Texans minus the points.

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Johnny G’s Week 13 Picks

December 5th, 2009 by Johnny G | 1 Comment | Filed in Football, General
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Houston Texans (-1) over Jacksonville Jaguars/ 1pm Sunday
Coming off a monumental collapse against the undefeated Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning, the Texans enter this game on a three game losing streak after teasing their fans with what many thought would be their first winning record in franchise history. Now Matt Schaub and the Texans come into Jacksonville against a Jaguars team that has also had their fair share of struggles recently. Just last week the Jaguars struggled mightily against a very average 49ers team in which they were outplayed in every facet of the game.

One thing the Texans have not struggled to do is move the football and with a beleaguered secondary for the Jaguars, Matt Schaub should have an absolute field day throwing the football against this defense. Last week the 49ers also recognized this weakness and ran mostly a spread offense, only giving Frank Gore seven carries, with Alex Smith throwing the ball frequently and effectively. Now that Steve Slaton has regained the starter’s role, he has protected the football and has run with a strong desire that was missing earlier in the season. Chris Brown is now the back up and is used almost as frequently as Slaton in the offensive system for Gary Kubiak. He has rejuvenated his career and has also been extremely effective, especially in short yardage situations.

The Jaguars come into this game having lost four of their last five contests and their red zone struggles have been almost comical. Their defense has also been unable to stop the pass whatsoever, putting a lot of pressure on their offense. David Garrard has played decent but is not the type of quarterback who is going to win you games by himself. For Garrard to be effective, the offense must mix the run with the pass and let him use the play-action fake. With the defensive struggles, the Jaguars have simply been too far behind to develop their running game and the responsibility falls solely on Garrard.
I look for the Texans to move the ball effectively and to keep the Jaguars offense from getting too much done on the ground. Take the small road favorite, with the better quarterback here and take the Texans.

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