The only nitpicking during the Eagles’ 38-7 beatdown of the New York Giants in the divisional round of the playoffs came over the perceived reaction of star receiver A.J. Brown late in the game, who was caught by cameras looking a little unhappy after serving in a supporting role in the rout. Brown, who finished
PHILADELPHIA – The parallels were striking. Five years ago today a different Eagles team led by Doug Pederson and Nick Foles destroyed Minnesota, 38-7, in the NFC Championship Game, the last step before winning Super Bowl LII, the lone Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. In the ensuing years, Philadelphia moved on to Nick Sirianni and
When the Giants played the Eagles in Week 18, Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale knew Jalen Hurts wasn’t going to run very much because of his injured shoulder and planned accordingly. This week, Hurts was nowhere to be found on the team’s injury report. Does that mean his sprained throwing shoulder, which coach Nick Sirianni
PHILADELPHIA – Miles Sanders has already put together a career season with 1.269 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in a contract year. Even the RB1’s preseason prediction of an All-Star team being assembled in Philadelphia came true with 17 Eagles being selected as Pro Bowl participants or alternates en route to a league-best 14-3 record.
PHILADELPHIA – Typically you get five words from Jonathan Gannon when the talk turns to the next step in his coaching career. The Eagles’ defensive coordinator is reportedly a finalist for the Houston Texans head-coaching position for the second straight year and Gannon interviewed for the position virtually on Saturday. Joining Gannon on the interview
PHILADELPHIA – Boston and New York have a natural rivalry but this isn’t about the Red Soz and the Yankees where the former was once kindling to the latter’s fire. The BoSox have won plenty over the past number of years and another Boston had made New York quiver in recent years. For the Eagles’
A 31-24 “upset” over defensively-challenged Minnesota will give the surprising New York Giants another opportunity at the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The Giants will visit Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night in an attempt to knock off the heavily-favored Eagles. The odds are long for fledgling New York in what will be its
The Eagles clinched the NFC’s top seed Sunday with a closer-than-it-should-have-been 22-16 win over the Giants JV team. And while the fact that they earned a first-round bye and home-field advantage were all that really mattered about that game, there is one troubling statistic from it that could be a prelude to playoff problems: 1-for-5.
Outlandish proclamations of healing faster than everyone else might still be true but if that’s the case Jalen Hurts’ sprained SC joint on Dec. 18 in Chicago was more serious than anyone thought. With the benefit of hindsight even intimating the Eagles’ QB1 could be ready six days later for Dallas was wasting a competitive-advantage
The Eagles bookended a historic season by beginning it with the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Detroit and ending it with another ST honoree during the 22-16 win over the New York Giants that clinched the NFC East and the No. 1 seed in the conference for the 14-3 Birds. Zech McPhearson
PHILADELPHIA – While the haves in the NFL are preparing for the playoffs, many of the have-nots are gearing up for hiring season, and Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen is proving to be one of the more popular names. Of the five openings around the league, Steichen, the play-caller for Philadelphia’s third-ranked offense, has been
PHILADELPHIA – Jalen Hurts came to the Eagles’ rescue in a 22-16 win over the junior varsity of the New York Giants but what cost? Philadelphia’s QB1 fight through significant soreness because the Eagles were unable to win without him in the two previous weeks. With the MVP candidate, Philadelphia is now 14-1. Without Hurts,
PHILADELPHIA – Jalen Hurts is “trending in the right direction” when it comes to a potential return from a sprained throwing shoulder and the MVP candidate has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Hurts has missed the past two games — both losses — for the 13-3 Eagles, who
The NFL has officially been keeping track of quarterback sacks since 1982. During that time, just three teams have racked up more than the 68 the Eagles take into Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Giants at the Linc: the ’84 Bears (72), the ’89 Vikings (71), and the ’87 Bears (70). That they have done
PHILADELPHIA – The NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award is likely headed to Nick Bosa but that hasn’t stopped the Eagles’ Haason Reddick from trying to break into the conversation. The star pass-rusher of a defensive unit pushing the NFL record, Reddick has 16 sacks on the season and an NFL-leading five forced fumbles.
PHILADELPHIA – The NFL family as a whole was shaken when Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin suffered a dangerous cardiac event in Monday’s game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals. The 24-year-old was saved on the field by emergency personnel and remains in intensive care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center slowly recovering with
PHILADELPHIA – I’ll always consider myself a reporter first but over the years the sojourn to talking head has manifested itself and that move requires participation in certain sports-talk tropes that are both mind-numbing and soul-crushing for those of us trying to elevate the medium. One of the biggest hat tips to the least common
PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles have used all their mulligans and there is one more opportunity to seize the NFC East and the conference’s No. 1 seed, a Week 18 matchup against the playoff-bound New York Giants. What seemed like a foregone conclusion before Jalen Hurts’ SC joint sprain in Chicago last month, now is a
The Eagles’ four turnovers against the Cowboys on Christmas Eve were the biggest reason they left Jerryland with a 40-34 loss. But the defense’s uncharacteristically poor play on third down was a very close second. Giving up that 52-yard completion to T.Y. Hilton on third-and-30 in the fourth quarter as they were clinging to a
PHILADELPHIA – There were a lot of words coming out of Nick Sirianni’s mouth at his pre-practice presser on Friday, along with the requisite Larry Kehres nostalgia, but few answers as the Eagles’ coach continues to push the competitive-advantage card as far as possible when it comes to Sunday’s game against New Orleans. Sirianni declined
The question isn’t whether Lane Johnson will line up and play for the Eagles in the playoffs. He will. The question is how effective he will be playing with a torn adductor muscle. Johnson, the Eagles’ four-time Pro Bowl right tackle, suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 40-34 loss to the Cowboys.