Eagles offense does little; special teams chips in
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (7:04 pm ET) The Eagles defense provided little resistance against Washington Sunday, but the special teams stepped up in a 37-34 win in Week 3.
Washington's offense accounted for 511 yards and 34 points in the game, and the Eagles did little to slow them down. The Eagles DST unit forced just one turnover and failed to record a single sack.
Fortunately, the special teams unit made up for the defense's failings, with a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter.
The Eagles will look to put together a better performance in Week 4 against the 49ers.
No surprise inactives for Eagles defense Sunday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12:00 pm ET) Among the six players on the injury report for the Eagles defense in Week 3 against Washington, only defensive back Earl Wolff (knee) was forced to sit out.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/19/14) The Eagles have seven players listed on the injury report for Week 3 against Washington from the defensive side of the ball, and the vast majority are expected to play.
"We'll see where he can go," Kelly said, per the team's official website. "I don't think he's gonna go in practice today, from the looks of it in the training room. We'll see if there's something he can do tomorrow or Saturday, but right now he's very doubtful (for practice)."
Eagles DST generates a couple turnovers
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/16/14) 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.
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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.