NFC Wild Card wrap up: Seahawks vs. Eagles

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Seattle Seahawks      17
Philadelphia Eagles   9

It was a long season for both teams. Both the Eagles and the Seahawks had been injured throughout the season. The Eagles, however, despite inconsistent play earlier in the season, were able to put together a strong run at the end of the season to make it to the playoffs.

The Seahawks, despite injuries as well, we’re able to put together a strong season behind quarterback Russell Wilson. They also had a very late-season addition to the team in running back Marshawn Lynch to help bolster a running back corps that was depleted due to injury.

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NFL Wildcard Preview

Kate Arhar
Senior Sports Editor AFC North and NFC South

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8 

This year’s NFC Wildcard Round of the NFL Playoffs will start on Sunday, January 5th.

The first matchup will feature the New Orleans Saints (13-3) hosting the Minnesota Vikings (10-6) at 1:05pm EST.

Then, we’ll have the Seattle Seahawks (11-5) heading to Philadelphia to face the Eagles (9-7) at 4:40pm EST. Frankly, I’m still not sure how the Eagles get home-field for this game but that’s how it worked out.

 

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Looking around the NFC East in week 11

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Two losses, a win, and a bye make up the NFC East this week.

As the season rolls along, it’s looking more and more like the Cowboys are going to win the division, barring some crazy collapse. But as always, let’s head around the division to check in what’s going on with everyone.

Washington Redskins (1-9):  It’s been a long season for Washington already as we well know.  Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been named the starter for the rest of the season, but he finally got his first touchdown in yesterday’s game, along with running back Derrius Guice.  Of course, it didn’t mean too much at the time, but could this be a look of things to come?  Something to build off of?  I mean, it could be.

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NFC East – Injuries, Ugly Losses and a Stand-out Rookie Receiver

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield  // @Mom23RN

Well then.  It’s been a rocky couple of weeks for the NFC East.

This was to be the week that they all got it back together. For the most part, anyway.

The Eagles were in a good matchup against the Vikings, and it was to be a statement game for them. Overall, this division isn’t shaping up the way most thought at the beginning of the season, and that is giving rise to some concern for the teams.

Let’s go around and check in on the teams.

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Handing out first quarter grades for the NFC East

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

You guys ever intercept your report cards growing up?  Me neither.  Okay, well, maybe once or twice. OK fine, 3 times.

Well, it’s the end of the first quarter of the football season, and I’m handing out grades that you can’t intercept!!  I’m grading the overall performance of each team.

I’ve graded performances in previous articles, and like those, I’ll be grading on a curve.  You ever pass a class because of a grade curve?  I may have benefited from that once or twice, so I’ll pay it forward and grade on a curve myself.

Now that those “formalities” are out of the way, let’s get to grading!

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NFC East: the round up

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

If you’re anything like me, you’re doing a Fortnite dance because we’ve finally made it to game 4 of the preseason!!

But even though we’re at the last week of the preseason, some questions still need to be answered, and that couldn’t be any truer than in the NFC East.

Let’s go around the division and see what questions still need answers!

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Checking in on the NFC East quarterbacks

Sonja Greenfield Senior NFL Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Last week I looked at the quarterbacks of the NFC North to preview what their 2019 season may look like. Apparently, you guys liked it, so I’m going to keep that train moving.  This week I’m going to take a look at the quarterbacks of the NFC East.

Overall, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the NFC East. Outside of the Giants and the Eagles making some blockbuster moves, it’s been pretty calm in terms of free agency.

This week I ask, what will 2019 look like for the NFC East Quarterbacks? And it’s a dubious situation, to say the least, unlike the NFC North, where barring injury, the quarterbacks are pretty solid.  Here in the NFC East, it’s not quite the same.

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Carson Wentz officially named starter for 2019

Roxana Herrera Philadelphia Eagles Reporter

By Roxana Herrera //@rxnlzbth

In a press conference held by Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and head coach Doug Pederson, they all but said goodbye to Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.

When asked who will be starting next season, Pederson told reporters Carson Wentz will be the starting quarterback moving forward.

After sitting out games nursing an ACL injury, Wentz watched his team win a Superbowl led by a backup quarterback. If that wasn’t motivation enough to come back with a vengeance, well, I don’t know what is.

After an MVP-esque 2017 season, Wentz sat out the final few games after tearing his ACL against the Los Angeles Rams. No one could have predicted what happened next, sparking a quarterback debate on who should be the next franchise QB for the Eagles that lasted longer than it should have.

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The Eagles have a December to remember

Roxana Herrera Philadelphia Eagles Reporter

By Roxana Herrera // @rxnlzbth

Eagles 24 – Redskins 0

The Philadelphia Eagles will have a chance to defend their title.

After a shaky first couple of games with backup quarterback Nick Foles, the Eagles have done a complete 180° and turned what was sure to be a losing season into a well deserved wild card spot.  

One of the toughest things to do is repeat as Super Bowl champions, but the Eagles fought and have played their best football all season and won five of their last six games.

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Where do the Philadelphia Eagles go from here?

Roxana Herrera Philadelphia Eagles Reporter

By Roxana Herrera // @rxnlzbth

Eagles 34  Giants 13

After a rainy night in the Meadowlands, Eagles managed to get an easy win. Now what? I’ll go ahead and volunteer to be a Negative Nancy today because, quite frankly, I am not happy with this win.

After two disappointing back to back losses, a win was desperately needed. Especially against a division rival, and a team with a losing record at that. It just isn’t a sweet victory as say beating the Minnesota Vikings – a team that the Eagles demolished last year in the NFC Championship.

Newly signed and returning wide receiver Jordan Matthews has been another weapon for quarterback Carson Wentz. He added 26 yards for the team, but I think having more options downfield will only help Wentz. WRs Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery continue to shine this season, and having Jeffery back has been a major threat for defenses.

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