FOLES, SPECIAL TEAMS SHINE IN WIN OVER GIANTS, DEFENSE NOT SO MUCH

Al Thompson

EAST RUTHERFORD: There were plenty of questions on whether current Eagles quarterback Nick Foles could play like the Nick Foles who led the Eagles to the NFC East title in 2013, and a 6-2 record in 2014 before he was injured. Those questions were answered with capital YES Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium when the […]


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GIANTS TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE PLAYING FOR WHEN THEY FACE THE EAGLES THIS WEEK

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The Giants are still fighting, the former despite an ankle injury he aggravated last week, and the latter with the weight of a dismal 2-11 record on their backs. Tomorrow, they can create a season highlight, and enjoy payback for perhaps their toughest defeat of the season, when they host the 11-2 Philadelphia Eagles, who have already clinched the NFC East title and have their eyes on securing the top seed in the conference playoffs.
The Giants would love to derail those plans, even temporarily.


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PEDERSON WANTS PLAYERS AND COACHES TO FOCUS ON SUNDAY AND NAILING HOME FIELD

Al Thompson

This week the Eagles locker room wasn’t buzzing like a team that last week was the favorite to win the Super Bowl. This week players went about their business of getting ready to take on the New York Giants (2-11) know if they win, the minimum is that they will clinch a first round bye […]


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EAGLES WIN NFC EAST, LOSE WENTZ, LOOK TO RALLY BEHIND FOLES

Al Thompson

Eagles fans were dealt a gut punch late Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Rams when MVP candidate and quarterback Carson Wentz left for the locker room in the third quarter after injuring his left knee at some point during a drive that ended with him throwing a two-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery. The […]


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ARMY SURVIVES, BEATS NAVY SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, 14-13

Al Thompson

The Service Academies of Army and Navy were not able to put on their spectacular pregame daredevil parachuting exhibitions and flyovers because of the snow storm that blanketed the skies over the Philadelphia area Saturday afternoon and evening. But none of the 68,625 fans who packed Lincoln Financial Field felt let down after watching the […]


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ARMY-NAVY PREVIEW: BRINGING A NATION BACK TOGETHER FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY

Al Thompson

There is a reason why college football shuts down this weekend to make way–and honor–one game, Army-Navy. It is not just any football game. This contest is pure Americana and spurs a unique level of patriotic spirit for all Americans, sports fans or not. The 118th Army-Navy takes place Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in […]


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EAGLES TAKE STOCK, HAVE FUN WHILE GETTING READY FOR RAMS

Al Thompson

The Eagles never expected to be dealing with an act of God while preparing for their game against the Los Angeles Rams, but they are. One of the first questions now at any press gathering for the game starts with a question about the rampaging and destructive fires going on in Southern California. Brave firefighters […]


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GIANTS APPOINT STEVE SPAGNUOLO AS INTERIM HEAD COACH

Al Thompson

Even the most passionate Giants fans or detractors could not have foreseen the decline in a team that many creditable observers predicted would win the NFC East and challenge for the NFC title. But here we are. Big Blue is 2-10 and trapped deep into the pit of misery. Facing the idea of hosting their […]


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PENN STATE TO FACE WASHINGTON IN THE PLAYSTATION FIESTA BOWL

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Nittany Lions and Huskies to clash in Glendale on Dec. 30

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; December 3, 2017 – Penn State returns to the Fiesta Bowl for the first time the 1996 season, which was also its last Arizona bowl trip, when the Nittany Lions take on Pac-12 foe Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, December 30 at 4 p.m. (ET). The game will air on ESPN.


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GIANTS DROP TO 2-10 AFTER LOSS TO RAIDERS

Al Thompson

The Giants headed West with a team that is lost in a sea of injuries, self doubt and an uncertain future. So no one should be surprised Big Blue dropped a 24-17 decision to the floundering Oakland Raiders on the road. Ex-Jet signal caller Geno Smith officially ended Eli Manning’s 13-year, 4,767-day reign as the […]


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