• Jenny Vrentas traveled to the West coast, first to Seattle and then down to Orange County, to follow the Philadelphia Eagles during their trip.
By Jenny Vrentas
December 08, 2017

Back when the 2017 schedules were still under construction, the Eagles asked the NFL to make their two Los Angeles games on back-to-back weeks. The team got the second-best option: the Seahawks and the Rams seven days apart.

Little did anyone know that the two games during Philadelphia’s West-Coast trip would become two of the most pivotal games on its 2017 schedule.

So The MMQB sent Jenny Vrentas along for the ride, joining the Eagles in Seattle and traveling down to Orange County, where Philadelphia spent the week practicing at Angels Stadium in Anaheim and adjusting to the time difference. Below are her stories from the week so far, educating us on one of the NFL’s hottest teams and a clear Super Bowl contender.

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Kobe Bryant, Philly kid “neurotic” fan, visited the Eagles before their Friday practice in Southern California. He sees a bit of his champion Lakers in this team. Click to read.

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Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are very different quarterbacks, but something the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the 2016 draft have in common is their ability to toss a deep ball. And the Philadelphia DBs are confident that practicing against their QB is giving them a leg up. Click to read.

Stefen Wisniewski and Halapoulivaati Vaitai protecting Carson Wentz.
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Prepping for Sunday’s Eagles-Rams showdown, Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Philly’s offensive front draws strength and wisdom from its injured mentor. Click to read.

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The Eagles’ defense has become one of the league’s best under Jim Schwartz. How long will he stay? Click to read.

After the Eagles’ loss to the Seahawks on Sunday night, a change of messaging is in store for the players ahead of arguably their biggest game of the season. Click to read.

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They came into the Seattle game with the NFC’s best record and left with questions about how good they really are. Now an upstart Philadelphia team must address its failings before another big showdown, with the Rams in L.A. on Sunday. Click to read.

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