Baldinger's analysis also points to Sunday's matchup against the New York Giants, who just happen to have perhaps the best defensive line in the National Football League, which features Olivier Vernon, Jason Pierre-Paul, and 350-pound defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison. Nobody in Philadelphia sympathizes with them.
The New York Giants are matched up against the Philadelphia Eagles. A hostile crowd at the Linc awaits them. "I think when somebody's down like this they're going to give us their best shot so we've got to make sure we're prepared".
Goodson is out for the second straight game with a shin injury. The subsequent punt was returned for a touchdown, which ended the Giants' chances of winning the game. His playcalling has been questioned and he's considering relinquishing those duties. He's still far from making a real dent on the record books - and still more than 1,200 receptions behind Jerry Rice - but his breakneck pace could eventually put him in the conversation. "Either way, I'm going to prepare like I am".
In his quest to field a heavy-handed team, coach Ben McAdoo has considered just about everything except locking his players in a meat locker and instructing them to pound slabs of beef. There's always going to be ups and downs of a season, hopefully we've kind of hit the rough patch and we'll work ourselves out of it. The Eagles won their season opener at Washington and surrendered a lead in a 27-20 loss at Kansas City last week.
The Giants need to approach this one as make-or-break, now-or-never, do-or-die, all that for the Giants - because 0-3 in the division and 0-3 in the conference and 0-3 period is a veritable death wish. But they're not good enough to be overconfident against any opponent.
If the Eagles' season is graded on the progress of Carson Wentz in his second season then he merits weekly review. This team - we have good talent on this team.
The Eagles seemed to ticket Seumalo for the spot right from the start of training camp, trading last year's starter, Allen Barbre for a seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos (where he's a starter) and keeping Seumalo ahead of Warmack and veteran center/guard Stefan Wisniewski after he started four games last season. "They make the calls, and I am just executing what they need me to do". If the offense can stay on the field to keep the defense fresh, NY will be tough. Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard are on the field to take a lot of the attention away from him. You can bet that Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will look to take advantage of this weakness. "It's not just one guy".
Fantasy Impact With Jenkins active, he'll likely blanket Eagles wideout Alshon Jeffery for most of the day. Ironically, each of those touchdowns culminated with unsportsmanlike conduct penalties because of the celebration - the first coming in Week 2 when rookie tight end Evan Engram grabbed himself.
The Giants' John Mara and Steve Tisch did not agree, joining together to issue this statement late Saturday afternoon: "Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive". Even the Jets, who might not win a game all season, have scored 32 points in their first two games.
Urban came off the field limping after Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette picked up a first down on 4th-and-1 toward the end of the first quarter. LeGarrette Blount led Philadelphia with 14 carries for 46 yards in Week 1, but didn't get a carry last week while 34-year-old Darren Sproles ran 10 times. SACK ATTACK: The Eagles are bringing the heat through two games with eight sacks.
They can't protect Manning (eight sacks). So has NY.