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McADOO AND THE GIANTS 0-4 START

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Ben McAdoo talks about his team's 0-4 start.
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

The Giants have their faults for sure: An offensive line that is not effective in the run game. Big Blue does not have the running backs who could take advantage of good blocking even if they did. Special teams has let them down when it counts the most…giving up walk-off field goals on back-to back […]


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EAGLES ARE 3-1, AND IN FIRST PLACE IN NFC EAST…HERE’S WHY

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LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 136 yards including this 68-yard run in the fourth quarter-a career best. 
Photo by Brian Garfinkel-philadelphiaeagls.com

The Eagles showed grit and determination during Sunday’s 26-24 win over the San Diego Chargers at the StubHub Center. Playing without Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles, Ronald Darby and a limited Rodney McLeod, the Eagles were able to beat a desperate Chargers team looking for its first win. LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 136 […]


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HAMILTON, SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD NO. 4 PENN STATE PAST INDIANA, 45-14

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Penn State's Juwan Johnson in pre-game warm ups. He is developing into quite the weapon for the Lions. Photo by: Michael Corsey @ Michael Corsey Photography

Hamilton becomes Penn State’s all-time receptions leader
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) special teams units helped the Nittany Lions build a four-touchdown lead in the first quarter, as the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated Indiana (2-2, 0-2 Big Ten), 45-12, in Big Ten football action Saturday afternoon in Beaver Stadium. A crowd 107,542 witnessed Penn State earn its 11 th consecutive win against a Big Ten foe, 11th consecutive win at home and 13 th consecutive in regular season game.


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WISNIEWSKI LOOKS TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITY AT LEFT GUARD

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Stefen Wisniewski has started 83 of the 96 NFL games he has played in.
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

After two clunkers by Isaac Seumalo to start the season, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson decided to make a change at left guard. Against the Giants, it was Chance Warmack who go the nod. But after the Eagles gave up a sack on the first play of their first two drives, the second for an […]


30 Sep 17 - Eagles, Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


NITTANY LIONS HOST INDIANA FOR BIG TEN HOME OPENER AND “GENERATIONS OF GREATNESS” GAME

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Student-Athlete Academic Recognition, THON and Celebrate Agriculture Day set for Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. kick UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; September 28, 2017 – The No. 4 Penn State football team will turn back the clock for a special “Generations of Greatness” game against Indiana Saturday in Beaver Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. for the Nittany […]


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JAMES HURST – FROM UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT TO STARTING ROLE WITH RAVENS

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James Hurst has gradually earned his starting spot on the Ravens offensive line. Photo by contrastphotography.com

Talk to coaches and they will tell you that the best way to maintain a cohesive offensive line is to stay in a constant state of developing young players, not only through coaching but to have them mentored by veterans. The Ravens have a classic example of that formula in guard/tackle James Hurst. Hurst was […]


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ODELL BECKHAM, JR CAN BE AS STUPID AS HE IS BRILLIANT

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Odell Beckham, Jr. was flagged for a 15-yard penalty after this post TD act...pretending to be a dog taking a leak in the Eagles end zone.
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

Odell Beckham, Jr. is many things. One thing he is not, is boring.
The fourth-year superstar threw a bucket of water over one of his best ever performances.
After his first of two touchdowns, Beckham got down on all fours and pretended to be dog, then imitated a dog taking a leak on a fire hydrant, but used the Eagles end zone as the hydrant.
It drew a 15-yard penalty, a meeting with his coach and another meeting with Giants President and CEO John Mara.
All that instead of breaking down the Giants upcoming road game against Tampa Bay.


29 Sep 17 - Football, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


EAGLES NATION HEADS WEST FOR CHARGERS GAME

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"At the end of the day, it's all about lining up and hoping to beat somebody's butt and that's all I'm focused on." Eagles tight end Zach Ertz on playing in front of just 27,000 fans this Sunday against the Chargers. 
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Eagles will take on recently moved franchise in MLS stadium near LA that seats about 27,000 fans – most are expected to be from Philadelphia
The Eagles (2-1) will head out to the West Coast this weekend to take on the winless Los Angeles Chargers (0-3) in a game the Birds can use to put some traction into their drive to win the NFC East.


28 Sep 17 - Eagles, Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


WITH SPROLES DONE FOR THE SEASON, EAGLES SIGN KENJON BARNER

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The Eagles signed running back Kenjon Barner to a one-year contract to take over roster spot when Darren Sproles was lost for the season.
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

Filling the roster left when Darren Sproles tore his ACL and broke his forearm on the same play Sunday afternoon against the Giants at the Linc, the Eagles signed running back Kenjon Barner to a one-year contract. Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich talked about losing such a key contributor. “I mean, losing a guy like […]


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EAGLES PULL OFF LAST SECOND WIN OVER GIANTS THAT WAS MEMORABLE IN MANY WAYS

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Jake Elliott went from practice squad to being treated like a king after hitting a 61-yard field goal to lift the Eagles to a 27-24 win over the New York Giants,. 
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

The Eagles pulled out a 27-24 win over the rival New York Football Giants on a 61-yard walk-off field goal by rookie Jake Elliott to improve to 2-1, 2-0 in the NFC East.
The game was memorable on many levels including an extraordinary showing of team and league unity after the NFL and its players, coaches and owners came under attack by President Trump over protests by players held during the playing of the National Anthem.


25 Sep 17 - Eagles, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »



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