Last night was a clear example of a team that has lost its focus primarily because of how the season has played out. It is much easier to dig down deep physically and mentally, when you have major goals to play for like 2013. This isn't the case this late into the 2014 season and it shows. [...]
Therezie, who has 36 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and six pass breakups on the season, had been averaging the fourth-most snaps on the defense, trailing only cornerback Jonathon Mincy and safety Johnathan "Rudy" Ford among the secondary.
Philadelphia place-kicker Cody Parkey missed a field-goal attempt for the first time since the second game of the season in the Eagles' 43-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He conked a 49-yard kick off the left upright, breaking his streak of 17 consecutive successful attempts, the second-longest in team history.
AUBURN, Alabama - Auburn beat writers Brandon Marcello and Joel A. Erickson recap the win over Samford tonight after hearing from the Tigers' offensive and defensive coordinators. See what they thought about the 31-7 win here....
Lambert has been the Tigers' most productive defensive end, making 24 tackles and seven tackles-for-loss in addition to his 3.5 sacks, and the 40 snaps per game he averaged entering Saturday night's game ranked second on the team only to defensive tackle Montravius Adams.
The Tigers' top receiver remains "day-to-day" as he recovers from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, but Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said Sunday the staff is "optimistic" he will return Saturday at the Iron Bowl.
Alabama is the favorite in the Iron Bowl, but Auburn is not as big of an underdog as it was last season.
08/30 vs. Arkansas (W 45-21) 09/06 vs. San Jose State (W 59-13) 09/13 -- Open Date -- 09/18 @ Kansas State (W 20-14) 09/27 vs. Louisiana Tech (W 45-17) 10/04 vs. LSU (W 41-7) 10/11 @ Mississippi State (L 23-38) 10/18 -- Open Date -- 10/25 vs. South Carolina (W 42-35) 11/01@ Ole Miss (W 35-31) 11/08 vs. Texas A&M (L 38-41) 11/15 @ Georgia(L 7-34) 11/22 vs. Samford (W 31-7) 11/29 @ Alabama