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      After winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history Youth Nick Foles Jersey , coaches and players repeatedly stressed throughout the offseason and training camp this is a different team and a new year. They were no longer underdogs wearing dog masks. Winning titles was supposed to be their new norm.Players even went to coach Doug Pederson before the season and asked that a Super Bowl champions sign be removed from the locker room. They knew opponents would be giving their best effort and they embraced having a target on their backs so much it became a logo on a T-shirt players wore.But now after a 3-4 start, the Eagles are an afterthought in the NFC. The Rams are 7-0, the Saints are 5-1 and eight other teams also have better records. Pederson told the team in the locker room after blowing a 17-0 lead in a 21-17 loss to Carolina on Sunday that the pressure was off and everybody is counting them out again.Sounds like they’re trying to use underdog status as motivation again. So much for different team, new season.”I think part of it can be that,” Pederson said Monday when asked about turning to last year’s motivation tactics. “I think it’s an important part of kind of where we are, kind of the identity of the football team.”The other thing is, when you win games, we’re not talking about this stuff because winning cures everything, right? Well, we’re not winning, so everything is exposed. Now we’re going to sit here and scrutinize every little thing. … We were actually making these plays a year ago. You know what I’m saying? So now we’re going to sit here and scrutinize everything and point the finger and point the blame game, and do all of that, when quite frankly, yeah, we can go back and use that as fuel, as emotion.”But it’s a different team, different year. We’re in this situation. We’ve kind of dug ourselves in a little bit of a hole.”The Eagles are right in the mix in the division behind the Redskins (4-2). The Cowboys are also 3-4. But winning the NFC East wasn’t the goal. They want to repeat as Super Bowl champions. It’s tough to do without a Nos. 1-2 seed in the playoffs. Twenty of the past 28 winners had a first-round bye. Only 12 teams have reached the Super Bowl as a Nos. 3-6 seed since the NFL instituted the current playoff format in 1990.”The great thing about where we are is we still control our division http://www.eaglescheapauthenticstore.com/stefen-wisniewski-jersey-cheap ,” Pederson said. “A lot of things can happen. We got a break coming up after an important game this week, got a break. Hopefully we get some guys healthy second half of the season. We’ll see where we’re at.”The Eagles meet another struggling team in London this week when they play the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4).”We’re going to find out what we’re made of now going forward,” quarterback Carson Wentz said. “We’re at make-or-break time, almost. It’s hard to say exactly what it’s going to take. Again, we know what we can do, we do it here and there some weeks, but we just have to put it all together.” Brian Burns, EDGE #99, FSU v. Clemson (12 PM on ESPN)FSU may be having a down year but their star pass rusher is having his best season yet. Brian Burns has been on a tear week after week and he’ll be facing off against undefeated Clemson and their prolific passing game. A big game from Burns could keep it close given how disruptive he can be. – NatanBryce Hall, Cornerback #34, Virginia v. UNC (12:20 PM on ACC Network)Bryce Hall has really burst onto the seen for the Hoos (great nickname) en route to their surprising ACC title game bid in 2018. He joins Juan Thornhill in a playmaking secondary — Hall has 14 PBUs and 2 INTs in 7 games this season, while the next closest ACC corner has 7. Hall goes up against a strong WR for UNC — that’s Anthony Ratliff-Willaims, a draft prospect in his own right. Big day! – SolakDavid Montgomery, Running Back #32, ISU v. Texas Tech (12 PM on ESPN2)Texas Tech usually is vulnerable to a strong running game and David Montgomery is getting better week by week. Montgomery is poised to cut through the Red Raiders defense like a knife through hot butter. It could be quite the show. – NatanMax Scharping, Offensive Tackle #73, Northern Illinois v. BYU (3:30 PM on ESPNU)Scharping is quietly having a dominant season up north for the Huskies — even after he put eventual ACC defensive player of the year Brian Burns on ice a few weekends ago. Charting and data services like PFF will love Scharping Cheap Cameron Johnston Jersey , an eddy-steady pass-protector who has good footwork and active hands early to win pass-rush reps. He’ll deal with a powerful player in the latest Kaufusi to come through BYU (there are four Kaufusis on the BYU roster, for what it’s worth). – SolakJachai Polite, EDGE #99, Florida v. Georgia (3:30 PM on CBS)The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party features two heavy hitters after a few years of Florida wallowing in mediocrity. The Gator resurgence wouldn’t be possible without Jachai Polite’s disruptive play on defense. Georgia features a high powered offense, but Polite can take advantage of a reeling Bulldogs game to propel Florida to another big game. – NatanVoSean Joseph, Linebacker #11, Florida v. Georgia (3:30 PM on CBS)VoSean Joseph, an early member of the All-Name team for Draft-eligible players, plays linebacker at somewhere around 220 pounds. That’s a scary proposition when NFL teams evaluate him, but there’s no denying that he’s also at a different speed when compared with everyone else in the box. Georgia’s gonna come at him with physicality — especially RB Elijah Holyfield. Huge match-up to watch. – SolakMitchell Wilcox, Tight End #89, South Florida v. Houston (3:30 PM on ABC)Wilcox is a breakout candidate in the Draft world right now. The USF tight end has a WR’s frame at 6’5 and 245 pounds, but he brings some decent physicality to the contact point as a blocker. That said, his greatest skill is his fearlessness and strong hands across the middle. He’s a huge catch radius target who reels in multiple balls with contact around him, and I expect him to rise in the rankings with every passing week. – SolakJeffrey Simmons, Defensive Tackle #94, Mississippi State v. Texas A&M (7 PM on ESPN)In what should be one of the most fun games this weekend; Jeffrey Simmons will need to help the Bulldogs squash the Aggies and their explosive offense. On the ground and through the air Cheap Sidney Jones Jersey , Jimbo Fisher and Co. have proven capable of putting up big numbers, so Simmons will need to really be on his game to keep Mississippi State out of a shoot out. – NatanJalen Thompson, Safety #34, Washington State v. Stanford (7 PM on P12 Network)When you’re gonna have to cover Kaden Smith, I’m going to pay attention. The stellar Stanford TE will look to beat up on Thompson with size and length, but I think Thompson has the frame to challenge him. Thompson prefers to play a bit of a nuance game, however, and needs to come with physicality against Stanford’s big receivers downfield, as well as in run support. He might be a corner at the next level, given how the Cougs deploy him. – SolakTe’von Coney, Linebacker #4, Notre Dame v. Navy (8 PM on CBS)Te’von Coney is possibly one of the biggest draft risers this whole season. On Saturday, he’ll have a great showcase of what he can do best. Navy is not the best team overall, but their offense will always test opposing defensive players; especially in the front seven. Coney is great at attacking downhill and will get to show off by shutting down the Navy running game. – Natan

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