by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12:37 am ET) The Eagles DST forced two turnovers but got no sacks in Monday's 30-27 win in Indianapolis. Philly allowed the Colts' formerly dormant rushing game to pile up 169 yards on the ground.
Defensive end Fletcher Cox jarred the ball loose from running back Trent Richardson in the third quarter, linebacker DeMeco Ryans recovering. Safety Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter on a controversial play. Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton was clearly held on his route, leading to the pick.
Ryans finished with a game-high 10 tackles and one of the Eagles' three quarterback hits.
After failing to stop Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw, the Eagles DST will be hard-pressed to stop Redskins running back Alfred Morris in Week 3.
Mychal Kendricks hobbles off
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/15/14) Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks hobbled off the field in the third quarter of Monday's game at Indy with a calf injury. At the time, Kendricks was tied for the team lead with seven tackles. He had one tackle for loss and a pass defensed.
Eagles defense burned early, stout late
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (9/7/14) The Eagles defense looked awful in the first half of their Week 1 game agains the Jaguars, allowing 17 points to the Chad Henne-led offense. But they tightened up in the second half and held Jacksonville scoreless and even saw Fletcher Cox score on a Henne fumble to help salt the game away. The Eagles totaled three sacks with the fumble while holding the Jags to 306 total yards.
Chances are the Eagles will have their hands full with a tougher opponent -- the Colts -- in Indianapolis next week.
Nolan Carroll to make preseason debut Thursday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/21/14) Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll will return to action for his team's third preseason game against the Steelers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Carroll sat out the first two games of exhibition season because of a hamstring issue.
Cary Wiilliams exits preseason game after pick-six
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/15/14) Eagles defensive back Cary Wiilliams found the end zone, but left with a hamstring injury Friday night against the Patriots in preseason action. Williams picked off Tom Brady on the opening drive and took it 77 yards for a touchdown. He sustained the injury on the interception and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
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The Eagles DST could be a surprise unit if they play all year like they did to close the 2013 season. The Eagles scored double digits in Fantasy points in eight of their final 10 games. By comparison, the Eagles had just two games in double digits in their first six outings. They finished the year No. 18 in Fantasy points, so there's room to improve, and they had 19 interceptions, 37 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries, two safeties and two defensive touchdowns. You don't have to draft the Eagles as a No. 1 Fantasy option this year, but if they open the season playing like they did to end 2013 then add them off waivers, especially as a potential bye-week replacement.