Last season, Carson Wentz carried a team of practice squad receivers to the playoffs with four straight wins to end the season. Unfortunately, Wentz was knocked out in the first quarter of the Wild Card game against the Seahawks after a hit to the head, and Eagles fans were subjected to watching 40-year old backup Josh McCown try to carry them to victory. That wasn’t the case, as they lost 17-9. They will be a significantly better team this year with a vastly improved wide receiver corps. Without further ado, here are the five bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020.
In a season that began with Super Bowl aspirations, the Eagles barely won a weak NFC East division at a 9-7 record. Even that was a struggle as they had to win four straight games to win the division, including a crucial home win against division rival Dallas. They did all this just to get knocked off in the Wild Card round by the fifth-seeded Seattle Seahawks by a score of 17-9.
It’s week 17 and that means the 2019 NFL season is coming to an end. The playoff picture has cleared up in the NFC, as five teams have punched their ticket while the Eagles are in with a win over the Giants while the Cowboys are in with a win and an Eagles’ loss. In the AFC, five teams have punched their ticket as the Ravens have locked up the top seed while three teams, the Titans, Steelers, and Raiders all still have a shot to claim that last wild card spot. With all 16 games on Sunday for the only week this season, sports betters will be glued to the television all day long.
As the end of the regular season approaches, analysts and fans alike are brainstorming all the different ways that their teams could somehow capitalize on their 1% chance at the playoffs. But to take your mind off of that for a moment, let’s look back at the rookie performers who dazzled in week 15 of the NFL season. This week was offensively heavy as several running backs are looking to make their mark as the season comes to a close. However, a few household defensive names continue to impress. Let us proceed now into these rankings starting, as always, with a couple of honorable mentions.
The NFL Rookie Rankings are back this week and with the Thursday Night matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears approaching quickly, let us reflect on the standout rookie performances from this past weekend.
To help fantasy football players with their roster construction, three of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for week nine. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.
Another week of the NFL has passed and with the trade deadline headlining most of this week, it’s time to turn our attention back to what we saw over the weekend. Several offensive young guns have emerged back onto the scene and several defensive studs have continued their early dominance. One player is even making a case for Defensive Player of the Year. Who rose up to the challenge? Who fell short? Find out in this week’s edition of the Rookie Rankings. As always, let’s start with a couple of honorable mentions. Continue reading →
Week six has come and gone and we saw another batch of impressive rookie performances. This week was a rather defensive heavy week with a few standouts of the offensive side with one rookie quarterback making NFL history. Let’s get right into the rankings starting, as always, with a couple of honorable mentions.
With four weeks in the books, we are a quarter of the way through the 2019 fantasy season. Several big-name players have been lost to injury but new fantasy stars are in the making. To help fantasy football players with their roster construction, three of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for week five. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.
Week four of the NFL is behind us and at the quarter mark of the 2019 season, there have been a few surprises. If you had told me before this season that the top two rookie quarterbacks were going to be Gardner Minshew and Daniel Jones, I would have thought you were crazy but here we are. While some household names on offense have struggled, more defensive players were able to make their mark this past week and it was impressive. But that’s enough talk for now, let’s dig into these rankings starting with a couple of honorable mentions. Continue reading →
What a game! What a way to open up week four! In what was a back-and-forth shootout last night, the Eagles were the team to come out on top, 34-27, in a thriller. The Eagles ended up finishing the game down to just two cornerbacks, but with just seconds left, backup cornerback Craig James came up with a big play to tip the ball in the air. Nigel Bradham caught the tipped ball for the game-sealing interception.
Not many people expected the Philadelphia Eagles to be 1-2 coming into this game. The Green Bay Packers have been playing good football and it does not look good for the Eagles. The Eagles have already been struggling with injuries and now they have to play on short rest. The Packers defense has been good this year but I would bet the over on the total score. These teams can put up points and put them up fast. Let’s take a look at who the best DFS players are in this potentially high scoring Thursday Night matchup.
In tonight’s game, the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Green Bay to take on the 3-0 Packers in a game some are calling a must-win for the Eagles. Unlike the past few Thursday Night games, this one should be entertaining and very fantasy friendly. There are several players I would feel comfortable playing in tonight’s game but first let’s take a look at my predictions from last week.
The title of this article has a double meaning, as the Eagles not only dropped the game, but one the main causes of the loss was a total of seven dropped passes from Carson Wentz. Yes, I said seven. SEVEN. Now let’s get into all the culprits of the heartbreaking 27-24 defeat by the hands of the Lions, as the Eagles now fall to 1-2. Here are five takeaways from yesterday’s loss.
Just two seasons ago, a Detroit Lions victory at Lincoln Financial Field seemed nearly impossible. The Lions had fired Jim Caldwell after what felt like the franchise was at a standstill. The Eagles and Doug Pedersonwere led by Nick Folesafter a Carson Wentzinjury forced the team to change quarterback hands. They were led to a Super Bowl, something Lions have hoped just to get to since the Lombardi Trophy Era started. Continue reading →
Well, week two was a bit of a disaster. The big Raiders trap was set, and we all fell for it. Granted Tyrell Williams did score and Darren Waller didn’t kill you, when you have 40-50% of them when you enter 150 lineups, it’s going to cause some issues.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons are set to face off on Sunday Night Football tonight with kickoff set for 8:20pm on NBC. The Eagles are coming off a come-from-behind 32-27 victory against the Washington Redskins, while the Falcons are coming off a 28-12 defeat by the hands of the Minnesota Vikings last week. The Falcons didn’t put up any points until the fourth quarter, as they trailed 28-0 after three quarters. Three turnovers (two picks and a fumble) and a blocked punt all led to Minnesota scores, with the Vikings rushing for 172 yards. Continue reading →
The Philadelphia Eagles 2018 season was very injury-filled, but they used the “Next Man Up” mentality like in their Super Bowl winning season the year prior, and still made it to the Divisional Round of the playoffs. They ultimately fell to the Saints, 20-14, but Nick Foles brought some magic again when Carson Wentz went down for the season with another injury, to will the Eagles into the playoffs. He went 4-1 in the five games he started and threw seven touchdown passes with a 72.3 completion percentage. The biggest question for the 2019 season is whether Philadelphia can stay healthy, especially Wentz. If that happens, the Super Bowl is their ceiling and expectations will be running high.
With 32 teams in the midst of regular-season preparation via training camp practices, we often see the hype for rookies spin out of control. It seems like every year without fail, NFL Twitter gets a hold of a couple clips of a corner making a nice interception, or a running back juking a linebacker and leaving them in the dust, and proclaims them as the next great thing. I’m here to look at seven players that were drafted in April that have seen a ton of chatter, and to give my predictions on if they will prove worthy from day one.
Each year, an exciting new class of prospects enters the National Football League and fantasy players become scouts as they attempt to identify that cornerstone player for their dynasty team. It is essential to become acquainted with this new crop of talent in order to gain the upper hand on your league mates. Now that the NFL Draft has concluded, it is time to rank and evaluate the rookies that should be selected in the first round of your rookie draft.Continue reading →
The Bears are coming off a shocking season. It all started with the Kahlil Mack trade. They followed that up with having the best defense in football and winning the NFC North at 12-4. A heartbreaking loss in the divisional round to the Eagles on a double-doinked kick leaves the Bears with a lot of questions. The first, who will they draft? Continue reading →
The 2019 NFL draft is less than a month away and teams are putting the finishing touches on their player evaluations. Every year we see several surprising picks that come out of nowhere like when the Seattle Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny in the first last year. Everyone loves mock drafts so here is a seven round mock draft predicting every Los Angeles Rams’ pick. Continue reading →