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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

In the Redzone: Week 10 of the NFL in Review (11/12/13)

by: Ryan Waldis
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Week 10 of the NFL season is now complete, and it featured several surprising results, as well as some incredible highlights. If you'd like to read more articles like these, check out Greg Hall's "Clearing the Zone," Steve Zoladek's "Coast to Coast," and Mike Respass' "Sports of All Sorts." Without further ado, here is another edition of "In the Redzone."

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  • Remember when I asked whether the Jaguars or Buccaneers would win first? If you said that both of them would win their week 10 match-ups, congratulations!
  • If you still haven't heard, the Jags beat the Titans 29-27, while the Bucs defeated the Dolphins 22-19 in front of a national audience. How that's possible, I don't know.
  • The Cowboys were completely manhandled by the Saints in front of a national audience. You can't help but laugh at that. 
  • The Rams won against the Colts. Upsets happen all the time, but 38-8 upsets? Ouch.
  • After watching the week 10 games, I've come to the conclusion that there is not one team that's a lock for the Super Bowl. The Broncos barely beat the Jaguars, the Seahawks almost lost at home to the Bucs, and the Saints lost to the Jets. I don't care what their record is, they're still the Jets.
  • I've also come to the conclusion that I should do some research before making my weekly picks. I went 6-8 this week.
  • Just for fun, let's take a look at who would be in the playoffs if the season ended today (in order of seed number): Kansas City, New England, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Denver and the Jets in the AFC; Seattle, New Orleans, Detroit, Dallas, Carolina and San Francisco in the NFC.  
  • Of those teams, Kansas City, the Jets, Detroit, Dallas, and Carolina did not make the playoffs last season. Pretty interesting.
  • I always like to think about players I'd love to see in an Eagles uniform each week. This week's winner: Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers.
  • The guy can make incredible catches, and is a great athlete and guy overall. Easily one of the best WR's in the game.
  • This is about the point in the article where I start linking some very nice highlights from the past week. So, let's get to it.
  • Hail Mary's typically never work (and this one should have been no different) but this catch by AJ Green off of a deflection by James Ihedigbo sent the Bengals-Ravens game to OT.
  • That wasn't the first time in that game Green caught a deflected pass either.
  • Nick Foles was lucky that this pass to DeSean Jackson (who made a nice catch, by the way) wasn't picked off.
  • This was probably the best catch of the weekend.
  • I hate when people say that a win (such as the Eagles victory over the Packers) doesn't mean anything since they had a backup (and, eventually, a third-string) QB in.
  • Is it the Eagles fault that the opposing team's starting quarterback got injured?
  • The morning poll on the War Room's Facebook page (go like it now!) asked, "In six years, where do you think Nick Foles will be?"
  • I'll tell you where he'll be: leading the Eagles to the playoffs for at least the third or fourth time in a row. 
  • If you can't tell already, I'm a big Foles supporter. In my eyes, he's our future.
To end the article, my Eagle of the Week is LeSean McCoy. McCoy broke out of a slump in which he failed to rush for at least 70 yards in four of the previous five games leading up to the Green Bay game. McCoy broke out in a big way, rushing for 155 yards on 25 carries. He currently has 932 rushing yards on the year. Tell me: how much yards will he end up with?

That wraps up this edition of "In the Redzone," see you next week!

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