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Week 7 was a complete clown show. A tie, an overseas snooze fest, injuries, coaching blunders, you name it, week 7 had it.
Thankfully the Eagles took care of their business. It was ugly, but a win is a win. The NFL is a week to week league, and you are as only as good as your last game. The Eagles are far from a perfect team, but NO team in this league is perfect. 4-2 is nothing to sneeze at. Do the Eagles have problems? Yes, but they are not alone.
Lets take a look back at a wild week 7 in the NFL, with an eye on future opponents, and old friends.
Thursday night = Terrible Football
Green Bay defeated a bad Chicago Bears team Thursday night. Matt Barkley was forced into action due to Brian Hoyer’s injury. Barkley was dreadful, finishing with a stat line of 6/15, 81 yards and 2 interceptions. This game surely did not help the NFL’s ratings issue. Aaron Rodgers can tell people to relax all he wants, but the Packers are not a great football team. The Eagles play them Monday November 28th, at home. This game looks a lot more winnable today than it did when the schedule first came out.
Snooze fest in London; Thank you Rams!
The Rams pretty much gave the Giants a 17-10 win Sunday in London. The Giants offense stunk, but luckily for them, Case Keenum was the Rams quarterback. If the Eagles would have lost to the Giants in week 17 last season, they would have been in this game.
Jeff Fisher said after the game that he will continue to go with Keenum.
Sure, why not? It isn’t like any rookie quarterbacks are having success.
Apparently 4 interceptions and the fact that the team drafted Jared Goff with the first overall pick is not enough for Mr 8-8.
How does Jeff Fisher have a job?
On behalf of Eagle fans everywhere, thank you for Carson Wentz!
— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) October 23, 2016
Dan Quinn goes for it
San Diego stunned Atlanta in the best game of the day.
Atlanta had a 27-10 lead, but allowed San Diego to come all the way back and force overtime.
In overtime, on 4th and 1 from their own 45 yard line, head coach Dan Quinn decided to go for it instead of punt. Devonta Freeman was stuffed for a 1 yard loss on the play, which essentially gave the Chargers the Game.
This was typical Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles get them at home on November 13th, when they should be right in the middle of their yearly tailspin.
Falcons lose another game they should have won; seen this movie before. #SDvsATL
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) October 23, 2016
The Gus Bus is running on fumes
The Oakland Raiders came across the country and put a 33-16 beating on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Chip may have been bad, but Gus Bradley would have been much worse. Bradley’s record as a head coach now sits at 14-40. Yikes.
Write the saddest story you can using only 4 words
— Amy Rios (@TheAmyRios) February 1, 2016
Jaguars hire Gus Bradley. https://t.co/rvsUDIRXEV
— Christian (@FBLRave) October 24, 2016
Chip needs to go back to college
Chip kelly’s NFL run may be coming to an end. The 49ers were embarrassed 34-17 by a mediocre Tampa Bay team. Its just not working out for Chip in the NFL, and the University of Texas looks like a far better option.
Chip Kelly is 9-18 in his last 27 games pic.twitter.com/EnLL8051jb
— Jon Marks (@JonMarksMedia) October 24, 2016
Ryan Fitzpatrick felt the need to blast his coach, and general manager following the Jets 24-16 win over Baltimore. Fitzpatrick was brought into the game after Geno Smith was injured.Todd Bowles had a pretty hilarious response to Fitzpatrick.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 24, 2016
Gronk is a legend
Despite a 27-16 win, the Patriots did not play their best game. However, Gronk may have dropped his best line after the game.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 24, 2016
Shady plays, is now hurt worse than before
For no reason what-so-ever, the Bills decided to play Lesean McCoy in Miami. McCoy who injured his hamstring in last weeks game, received 8 carries for 11 yards in Sundays 28-25 loss, and was further injured. McCoy will now potentially miss at least 2 weeks.
Nice Job Buffalo!
Is it just me, or was it plain stupid for the Bills to push LeSean McCoy to play?
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) October 23, 2016
This wasn’t exactly the defensive battle that everyone is making it out to be. Arizona had 342 yards through the air and 113 yards on the ground, so it wasn’t like the Seahawks defense was that great, but Arizona could just not cash in. Neither of these teams were overly impressive. It will be interesting to see how Arizona responds, they have a tough game next week at Carolina. The Eagles will travel to Seattle November 20th.
Here was Bruce Arians postgame, blaming everyone but himself:
Bruce Arians is out here going for the jugular pic.twitter.com/omMPTGHiO5
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) October 24, 2016
Moral of the story
The eagles are right in the thick of things!