Quotable: Asomugha Says Eagles' Goal Is to Finish 12-4

Quotable: Asomugha Says Eagles' Goal Is to Finish 12-4

And you folks call me delusional...

Nnamdi Asomugha, speaking to D.C. reporters via conference call ahead of Sunday's divisional tilt with the Washington Redskins, responded to a question about the Eagles' tough start with a startling proclamation:

"The only people who knew that this thing wasn’t going to be a perfect, well-oiled machine overnight are the people that are here. The criticism is going to come from the people who think that all you have to do is snap a finger and this thing is a perfect winning deal, and that’s not the way it is... We’re 1-4. By the end of the season, our goal is to be 12-4."

12-4? I think most fans would be happy if they start with 2-4.

Obviously the Eagles are still in the mix, and their goal should be to win every week, so I suppose Nnamdi's statement isn't that outrageous. An 11-game winning streak is a lofty objective in the NFL though, and whatever happened to taking it one game at a time?

H/t SB Nation.
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Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 

Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P