The Eagles went from being able to wrap up a second straight NFC East crown at home to three weeks later being locked out of the postseason fun. The Eagles won 10 games, but will have nothing more to show for it. It never should have come to this.
No one expected that the season finale between the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) and the New York Giants (6-9) would be a meaningless encounter for both teams. While the Giants have won three games in a row for the second time this season, the Eagles dropped out of playoff contention with their current three-game losing skid.
Giants safety Antrel Rolle speaks from the heart. It’s a trait that has turned his weekly appearances on WFAN into appointment radio. But Jeremy Maclin has heard enough.
The New York Giants (3-2) travel down the New Jersey Turnpike to meet their NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles (4-1), on Sunday night. The G-men dispatched the pesky Atlanta Falcons this past week to move above the .500 mark, while the Birds squeaked by the St, Louis Rams to remain tied with the Dallas Cowboys atop the division.
Jeremy Maclin is not going to have to be Jerry Rice or Terrell Owens. He merely needs to be a receiver for Nick Foles, while the tight ends help chip in the rest of the production in the passing game.
According to a report, the Jets are interested in potential free-agent wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Emmanuel Sanders.
A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.
“In meeting with Riley yesterday, we decided together that his next step will be to seek outside assistance to help him fully understand the impact of his words and actions,” the team said in a statement Thursday.
“I don’t think there’s any question about it,” Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said when asked if Antrelle Rolle would play.
There’s a saying that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, but the Jets are proving that to be just a myth.
Eagles coach Andy Reid says a CT scan Monday shows the star quarterback bruised his hand in Philadelphia’s 29-16 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.
Michael Vick didn’t get the calls he was looking for. As for the Giants, they got what they wanted in Philadelphia. A win.
The Giants were supposed to be the down-and-out, battered and bruised team on Sunday.
The storyline this week for the Giants’ trip to Philadelphia is not about their recent woes against the Eagles, but whether Michael Vick will be starting.
No matter how much the Giants try to downplay the trend, it is unmistakable and cannot be ignored. They have lost six consecutive games to the Philadelphia Eagles.