Doug Pederson: “It’s still right there in front of us”

AP

The Eagles ended an 0-2 post-bye run with a come-from-behind win over the Giants. Now at 5-6, the Eagles suddenly have new life in the NFC East.

“It’s still right there in front of us,” coach Doug Pederson told PFT after the 25-22 victory.

Indeed it is. And even though the Eagles can win the division by running the table, Pederson said that he doesn’t want the team to talk about playoff scenarios and to focus instead on “going 1-0 each week.”

Despite a 19-3 first-half deficit, Pederson said he never felt like the game was getting away from his team.

“It didn’t feel like we were being shut down,” Pederson said, pointing for example to a 52-yard touchdown run by Josh Adams that was called back due to a penalty.

“We were shooting ourselves in the foot,” Pederson said.

Pederson said the turnaround came when safety Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Giants quarterback Eli Manning late in the first half. In the second half, the young defensive backs who have been pressed into service bounced back after a rough first half, which helped slow down the New York offense.

A running game led by Josh Adams has helped open up the entire offense, as Pederson explained it. And now the Eagles can try to chase a win over the Giants with a visit from Washington and a trip to Dallas. Sure, a couple of tough games are looming against the Rams and Texans, but there’s a chance that the Eagles will enter a Week 17 game at Washington with the division title in their grasp.

31 responses to “Doug Pederson: “It’s still right there in front of us”

  1. Eagles won a game that had to.

    Devastating injuries to the secondary begs to ask the question why trade for a receiver at the deadline.

    Best case scenario is 3 playoff games and 2 of them on the road this year as opposed to 2 home games last year.

    Underdog label will really be earned if they can pull this off..

  2. I want to see heart and effort. I want to see the Eagles compete.
    Things would just fall into place if that team played like one.

    P.S. – The gimmicks in Golden’s package of plays aren’t clever, they’re telegraphing what’s about to happen.

  3. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    November 25, 2018 at 6:18 pm
    SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 25, 2018 at 6:04 pm
    What is…8-8?

    You’re a Dolphins fan, it’s called ultra success!

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    Hey I know my team srinks. But Eagles fans seem to not realize their team is just as bad….or maybe worse

  4. I was looking forward to the Gigantes running the table themselves. Oh well. They’re still not out if it. No one is in the East.

  5. Peederson. With a QB that is regressing and a team that can’t play the New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate every game, you are fooling yourself. Sink Philthydelphia Sink. Your QB is a moron.

  6. YOU BEAT THE GIANTS GIVE IT A REST. BARLEY BEAT THEM AT YOUR HOUSE. STOP IT! SAD. JUST STOP IT.

  7. OUR LAST GAME WE PLAYED ON THANKSGIVING WE WERE MISSING 3 STARTERS ON THE OLINE AND 2 STARTERS ON THE DLINE AND STILL HANDLED BIZZNESS.
    LAST TIME THAT WE WERE RELEVANT? 2014 AND 2016 GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS. SO STOP ACTING AS IF THE COWBOYS ARE NOT “THE” AMERICAS TEAM! WE PLAY THE EAGLES AND GIANTS AGAIN, THAT IS TWO EASY WINS P E R I O D ! COLTS DONT SCARE US. BREES AND THE SAINTS JUST NEED TO KEEP THEM OFF THE FIELD (CONTROL THE CLOCK) AND LET OUR DLINE FRUSTRATE BREES. OUR LINE BACKERS ARE THE BEST IN THE GAME, SAINTS MAY MAY SQUEAK OUT THE WIN, BUT I WOULDNT BET MY PAYCHECK ON THAT!
    WE ARE THE NFCBEAST LEADERS AND WE WILL END THE SEASON THAT WAY!

  8. You’re a Dolphins fan, it’s called ultra success!

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    Hey I know my team srinks. But Eagles fans seem to not realize their team is just as bad….or maybe worse

    We know our team stinks. We watch the games. And hell, the Dolphins may actually be better than us! So you win. The 5-5 dolphins that won’t make the playoffs are slightly better than the Eagles, who also won’t make the playoffs. Hmmm. So what’s the difference? Oh wait, the Eagles have been relevant in the past 25 years. Besides a Brady injury and a wildcat one-and-done playoff berth, what do you have? I don’t mind taking s*** from the Cowboys, Redskins, Saints, Patriots, or any of our rivals and direct competitors fan bases, because we stink. The Dolphins? Start trolling Raiders message boards, or the Browns. That’s your lane right there.

  9. calizcowboyz says:
    November 25, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    YOU BEAT THE GIANTS GIVE IT A REST. BARLEY BEAT THEM AT YOUR HOUSE. STOP IT! SAD. JUST STOP IT.
    ——————————————————————-
    Just judging by your grammar you’re what……12? That means you weren’t alive the last time your team was relevant. Just stop. Eagles look bad this year, but your team hasn’t been good in decades.

  10. The Giants tanked this game. How can you explain Eli not checking down to Barkley when he was standing wide open on the 25 yard line before halftime? Barkley would of scored or at least come close. Then in the 2nd half you leave Barkley on the sideline? Either the Giants were tanking, or the coaches are imbeciles.

  11. Yeah, THAT BIG pile of crap is right in front of you. The Giants are a terrible team, congrats on the win.

  12. No Doug, your season is over. You just barely beat one of the worst teams in the league. You’re finished.

  13. The haters are all over this. Relax, he is the reigning Superbowl champ. He started the downfall of that cheating dynasty. Get over it haters, it happened.

  14. The eagles have played the last 2 weeks with a secondary literally off the street.

    Match the eagles up against other teams and it’s no wonder they are in flux. Most people on here don’t know a thing about football, and just troll.

    It’s because their own team stinks, or because heycare patriots fans who got a beat down back in February.

    And for those of you who thinks Carson stinks, better check the stats sheet. Don’t know what you’re talking about.

    I would love to see some other teams without:

    Sproles
    Ajayi
    Hollins
    Wallace
    Maragis
    Wentz for 3 weeks
    Jeffery for 6 weeks
    Jernigan our til today 10,weeks
    McLeod played 3 weeks then out for the season
    Jones missed 3 weeks now
    Mills out 2 weeks

    No team has sustained more injuries than this team to as many starters. And they are still gonna win the division. The. We will see how many of you keyboard tough guys want to play us in the playoffs.

    Best of luck ladies.

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