Originally written on Fightin For Philly  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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NFL.com writer Chris Wesseling ranked the 10 best wide receiver duos in the NFL. Coming in at No. 7 were the Eagles’ DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper. Wesseling had this to say: Jackson isn’t a true No. 1 receiver — he doesn’t make contested catches in traffic or move the chains — but he’s a big-play machine in Chip Kelly’s offense. A liability in the first month of the season, Cooper has been a top-10 receiver in terms of yards and touchdowns over the past six weeks. He’s making a strong argument for the Eagles to move on from impending free agent Jeremy Maclin in 2014. Jackson ranks 3rd in the NFL with 985 receiving yards to go along with his 7 touchdowns. Cooper is 32nd in yards, ahead of players like Marques Colston, Vernon Davis and Larry Fitzgerald. He also has 7 TDs, which ties him with Jackson and others for 9th best in the league. Cooper has been playing much better with Nick Foles under center. Foles seems fairly confident in Cooper and Jackson, establishing a deep game that opposing defenses haven’t been able to cover.
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