Anyone who thought the Giants had nothing to play for doesn’t know the Giants.
Locked into the fifth seed in the NFC playoffs, the Giants traveled here to face a Washington Redskins team that would have virtually secured a postseason berth with a victory. But it was the Giants who played as if they had a lot at stake, and they walked out of FedEx Field with a 19-10 victory.
The Giants finished 11-5 and will visit the Green Bay Packers in an NFC Wild Card Game late Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles (7-9) managed to end their season on a positive note, defeating the Dallas Cowboys 27-13 at Lincoln Financial Field on a picture perfect afternoon.
The Cowboys (13-3) had nothing to play for having locked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC last week.
Head coach Jason Garrett said he had a plan for his team and except for the score, he got everything done he wanted to.
The Eagles will be trying to win their seventh game of the year when they take on No. 1 NFC seed Dallas Cowboys (13-2) at Lincoln Financial Field (1 p.m. FOX) in the regular season finale for both teams.
The Cowboys have nothing to gain Sunday and everything to lose if they play their starters. Rookie quarterback sensation Dak Prescott has been quoted that his is starting and that was backed up by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones earlier in the week.
But Friday several reports indicated Tony Romo, who has missed the entire season after suffering a back injury in the preseason and then being demoted because of the play of Prescott, is expected to play Sunday against the Birds, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Giants fans have been spending the week debating which team they prefer to face – or avoid – in the opening round of the playoffs, but the team’s players and coaches have been preparing for the regular-season finale Sunday in Washington.
For defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, that means devising a plan for what could be the NFL’s most explosive offense.
Head coach Doug Pederson answers questions about Ryan Mathews injury, strategy with Carson Wentz, his penchant for going for it on fourth down and Thursday’s win over the Giants
The Eagles gave their fans the best Christmas gift they could and that was a white-knuckle 24-19 win over their arch rival.
The victory gave them and their young quarterback their sixth win of the season – ended a five-game losing streak – and also kept the Giants from clinching a Wild Card playoff spot.
It’s eerie how silent a large room with grown men can become. Such was the Giants’ locker room late Thursday night after their bid to clinch a playoff berth came up short in a 24-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Lincoln Financial Field.
By MATT SANTOLERI
Coach Judy and his Smyrna Eagles football team are allowed to bask in that praise after capping off another incredible season with their second DIAA State Championship in as many years with a 36-14 win over Middletown.
The Eagles finished 12-0, riding a remarkable 22-game winning streak dating back to last year to the take the state title.
Lee ranked tied for fourth in the NFL with 112 tackles
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Dec. 7, 2016 – A total of 31 Penn State football alumni are populating the active rosters of 20 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top 20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL. Each week throughout the year, GoPSUsports.com will provide updates on the exploits of these former Nittany Lion greats.
Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson Press Conference
DOUG PEDERSON: Good morning. Let me just up update you on practice: First of all, we’ll be inside. The field is wet and saturated from the rain, so we’ll go inside for practice. Second thing, injuries for today: [WR] Dorial Green-Beckham, we’ll hold him from practice. [He is] still real sore in that oblique area. And then Big V [T Halapoulivaati Vaitai], again, he’s doing well, but we’ll hold him from practice. He’s still a little bit away from returning.