EAGLES BORN OUT OF THUNDER

EAGLES BORN OUT OF THUNDER

Tonight’s game is kinda of a matchup between teams that are sorta-kinda similar, but not. How informative! Yes, you could say that about every team in the league… Look! One has football players, but they are all different! But to get away from the meta-conversation, both these teams came into the season full of mediocrity and low expectations. While we’re only in Week 2 (about on our way to Week 3, granted), the Eagles and Bears seem to be travelling in very different directions from their shared starting points. Carson Wentz had a successful debut against the Browns (alright, you’re right, it is the Browns), but Ryan Mathews made it to Week 2 without a season-ending injury, and Jordan Matthews looks pretty good. (Against the Browns…) The Bears on the other hand… Jay Cutler did Jay Cutler things, and the running game was astoundingly meh. So are the Eagles a potential playoff team with the Bears destined to once again be a doormat for the NFC North? It’s quite obviously too early to tell, but depending on how the game goes, both, none, and either could be the case after tonight. Well… maybe not either.

 

By the Numbers

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1 – Victories by opposing rookie quarterbacks at Soldier Field since 2001 (Seattle’s Russell Wilson in 2012) in 10 starts against Chicago.

5 – Different Bears receivers who caught passes from Jay Cutler in Week 1.

26.3 – Yards per reception for Alshon Jeffery in the season opener versus Houston.

26.3 – The number of cigarettes Jay Cutler smokes at halftime.

 

Drinking Game

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Take one sip of your drink if…

Chip Kelly is mentioned.

Jay Cutler makes this face:

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Ryan Mathews does something stupid.

Jay Cutler runs for his life and makes a hasty decision.

Every time Jon Gruden says something that’s complete nonsense.

Jordan Matthews drops an easily catchable pass.

Finish your drink if…

Chris Berman Berman’s all over the place.

You get really confused why they keep showing this old white guy on the sideline, then remember Lovie Smith isn’t the coach anymore.

You see Mike Ditka (in any shape and form. This includes any Ditka masks or even fans who dress up as Ditka.)

 

Totally Legitimate Game Prediction

The East remembers...

The East remembers…

Eagles – 24 (The amount of season-ending injuries Ryan Mathews has experienced.)

Bears – 11 (The rating of apathy that Jay Cutler feels on a scale of 10.)

 

 

  1. William Hung says:
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    Here’s to both Mathews and Langford avoiding whatever RB-pocolypse that struck yesterday

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @William Hung: and getting lucky on TD’s as they aren’t getting any carries (esp mathews)

  2. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Jay,

    Posted this in a previous thread but realized you’re probably paying attention to this one:

    Hey Jay,

    Matt Asiata is a FA in my league .. would you drop anyone for him?

    12 team, 0.5 PPR, 2 keepers:
    QB: Brees
    WR: Landry, Watkins
    RB: Freeman, zeke
    TE: gates
    Flex: Corey Coleman, michael Floyd
    Bench: gio Bernard, Kevin white , Riddick, Yeldon, devontae Booker, Alfred Morris

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Oh yeah, I think I got to it in the other thread, let me know if there’s a follow-up!

  3. bvc says:
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    use #1 waiver on fozzy?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      If you’re a Stewart owner, probably. If not, and unless your bench is week, I think he’s iffy.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: I’m using it just cause I play in a 12 team league and Fozzy is going to play the J-Stew role, which is a solid FLEX value

  4. bak says:
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    hald point ppr who’s the add and drop #1 waiver 14 team league
    potential drops stills/dorsett

    potential adds
    fozzy, dak prescott, funchess, enuwa, amendola, beasley, goodwin, davantae, pitta. asiata. crowder

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’d probably go Stills for Funchess.

      • bak says:
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        @Jay: would you use waiver? and thoughts of switching dorsett for dak or beasley?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @bak: Yes and no.

  5. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    i’ll say one thing for kaepernicking (the newest version) it almost gives you a reason to leave the tv on the game during the national anthem. almost. just to see if these NFL near indentured servants can have exactly what level of solidarity with each other (i read somewhere that the entire SEA team didn’t stand)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: Good for them, honestly. Wonder when we’ll finally see something like this in baseball.

  6. Old Dirty says:
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    Wasn’t thinking about trading about AB, but got a trade offer today…wanted to run it by you. I am leaning no, but I am debating what caliber player AB will bring back in return…
    Also…I need to think ahead to week 5. I will have Wilson and Julius Thomas on byes. My most droppable player is currently eifert. Would you attempt to make a 2 for 1 trade before then? I am assuming eifert will not be back before then…

    1/2 point dynasty……It’s my last year to keep AB and I can trade him before next year’s draft. Currently I have:
    Qb – wilson – bye week 5
    rb – freeman – bye week 11
    rb – sims – bye week 6
    wr – brown bye – 8
    wr – evans – 6
    te – thomas – 5
    bench – k benjamin -7
    bench – t benjamin – 11
    bench – shepard – 8
    bench – ware – 5
    bench – jennings 8
    bench – eifert 9

    The trade offer was AB and Sims for D. Hopkins and Hyde. The Hopkins owner other RB is McCoy.

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Old Dirty: Naw, I think he should be giving up a lot more. Hopkins is a buy low at the moment.

  7. Old Dirty says:
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    with this team I have a lot WR depth…would you try to trade for a RB or just let my team of freeman, sims, ware, jennings play out?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Old Dirty: I think you have enough there to play out, but doesn’t hurt to send out some feelers.

      • Old Dirty says:
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        @Jay:

        My best target is the owner that has little WR depth:
        RBs – martin, ingram, blount, henry, morris
        WRs – baldwin, hilton, stills, wheaton
        te – gates

        shepard or t. benjamin and eifert for ___________?
        any ideas?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Old Dirty: Probably could try for Ingram there.

  8. William Hung says:
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    Mathews with only 1 carry so far? Is he injured?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Probably! They’ve been pass heavy for some reason.

  9. William Hung says:
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    What do you think of this trade? Randall Cobb and Fozzy for Marvin Jones and Duke Johnson Jr.

    I have this odd feeling that Duke Johnson is going to have some good value as the check down in Cleveland since they gotta go run heavy with their 3rd QB

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Yeah, I like the Jones side, but it’s a coinflip.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: yeah me too – The more I look at Cobb’s stats the more I am disappointed in passing up on Julian Edelman – especially in .5 PPR format

  10. djjuliooo says:
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    Drop sproles for whittaker in ppr league seems like sproles getting looks tonight

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      They are the same thing long term, Fozzy will get a bit more the next two weeks.

  11. djjuliooo says:
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    funchess or whittaker for last spot half ppr league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Funchess.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: hmm, didn’t even consider Funchess cause he’s behind both Benjamin and Olsen for targets. He’s available in my league too, but I don’t know if he’s even better than Torrey Smith for me.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: Hmm… you’ve given me something to think about – a #3 option on a good offense, or the #1 option on a bad offense (Torrey Smith)?

  12. Josh-NYC says:
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    Was offered mike Evans for my Watkins and gio Bernard.. thoughts ?

    12 team, 0.5 PPR, 2 keepers:
    QB: Brees
    WR: Landry, Watkins
    RB: Freeman, zeke
    TE: gates
    Flex: Corey Coleman, michael Floyd
    Bench: gio Bernard, Kevin white , Riddick, Yeldon, devontae Booker, Alfred Morris

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Yeah, I’d do it.

  13. William Hung says:
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    I think it’s time to jump on the Agholor bandwagon for Week 3

  14. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    why exactly is fozzy starting over artis payne anyway, artis payne was by far better last year when daily show went out.

    and i figured out what’s up with bradford, him and cutler changed bodies, cutler was throwing at people’s feet in the first half before that “fumble injury”.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I dunno, sometimes coaches like Rivera can be stubborn and stick with that they know. I think Fozzy was with the Chargers when Rivera was there too.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Jay: was fozzy bear hurt last year too when artis payne played for like last 3 or so weeks? otherwise it’s still weird.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in deeper leagues i (what looked like it) drafted smartly by having artis payne as the 6th RB, now i’m having to clear waivers to get a shot at CAR’s RB.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Naw, just the third-stringer. Maybe he just liked him in camp this year, or maybe Payne took a step back with the playbook.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Jay: ah c’mon but he’s a shrimpy guy who’s named after a puppet. my guy has proof right in his name that he had 2 parents.

  15. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    take THAT PHI, for putting sproles in goal line work over mathews. punks.

  16. Mordacious Levator says:
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    is the gruden grinder something that was written into the notoriously weak NFLPA contract such that IF you win it you get the choice of having to listen to gruden interview you for at least 10 straight minutes and you can’t leave and your other choice is to stick your hand/foot into a high powered blender for 20 full seconds?

  17. Zandy says:
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    Would you send ingram and tevin for Lamar Miller? Std league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: That sounds fair, sure.

  18. William Hung says:
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    Thoughts on Dwayne Washington? Above Fozzy on the waiver claim?

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