The Eagles offense looked pretty solid on Sunday in their victory in Green Bay. DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper were once again recipients of long touchdown passes from Nick Foles and everybody should be happy after the game, right?
[GIF: DeSean Jackson's 55-yard TD with a lucky bounce, swagger through the roof]
The questioning in the locker room directed at DJacc turned to the topic of this coming Sunday's game at the Linc against the Redskins. And just as a refresher, the Eagles haven't won a game on their home turf in front of their loyal fans in over a year.
So what do the Eagles have to do to at home to turn things around? DeSean:
"Gotta get it going, get it back in the swing of things at home. We deserve it, our fans deserve it. Hopefully we can collect something together, figure it out and win in front of our home fans. Gotta be supported by everybody. Can't be coming into the game first quarter and getting boos and that type of stuff. You've just got to work with us. I think as long as everybody is doing their job we'll be alright."
Nothing outlandish in that statement to me, BUT, I will say telling an Eagles fan not to boo is a surefire way to get him to do just that.
Now, given the analysts of former Eagle Brian Westbrook, Ray Didinger, and Ed Rendell -- which two of those three would you think provided the voice of reason? Pretty great clip below.
Brian Westbrook hits the nail directly on the head. If you want fans to cheer, give them something to cheer about. Then Ray Diddy seems downright offended.
After its signature win over Ohio State on Saturday night, Penn State finds itself ranked for the first time since 2011.
The Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) are ranked No. 24 in the latest AP poll. The Lions stunned the Buckeyes, 24-21, on Saturday in a White Out at Beaver Stadium (see game story).
With the loss, Ohio State drops from No. 2 in the country to No. 6 (see full poll).
While head coach James Franklin sidestepped the signature win question after the game (see story), there is no question the Ohio State win is one that has been lacking in the Franklin era at State College. Even junior cornerback Grant Haley, who scored the go-ahead, 60-yard touchdown off a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter, believes it was much-needed too.
“It’s just a game that put Penn State back on the map," Haley said. "We needed that signature win, and we did it tonight."
Penn State heads to Purdue next Saturday for a noon kickoff against the Boilermakers.
After a slog of a start for the Eagles, Josh Huff gave the Philadelphia faithful something to cheer about when he took a kick return 98 yards to the house.
And he capped it off with a flip into the end zone.
Who doesn't love a wonderfully bad tackle attempt from a kicker?
Huff joins fellow Eagle Wendell Smallwood as the only players in the NFL this season to return a kickofff for a touchdown.
It put the Eagles sup 8-3 after a successful two-point conversion following a Vikings penalty.