Posts Tagged ‘Eli Manning’

Philadelphia Eagles- 36- New York Giants 21- Post-game Thread

October 9th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Eagles- 36- New York Giants 21- Post-game Thread | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

 Post Game Thread:

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(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

So, second-year man Nick Foles is for real. At least vs. blitz-heavy, division rivals.

The 1-3 Eagles pulled out a surprise victory on Sunday afternoon vs.  the winless, division rival New York Giants at East Rutherford.

Michael Vick was sidelined, and subsequently replaced by backup quarterback Nick Foles, with a hamstring injury in the beginning of the 2nd quarter today. In his place, Foles played fantastic, going 16/25 (64% completion percentage), with 197 passing yards, 2 touchdown passes, and 0 interceptions. His quarterback rating of 114.9 was a new career high for Foles.

Vick was far less accurate in the pocket than Foles was. He threw for 105 yards on just 6-14 passing; a completion percentage of only 42.9, albeit it was a small sample size considering Vick’s injury early on. Vick’s QB rating for the game was 69, and he also ran for 79 yards (including a big 34 yarder, which wiped out a 3rd and 20 drive) and threw for 7.5 yards per pass-attempt.

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Game Thread- Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) vs. New York Giants (0-4)- including game analysis, injury and weather reports and predictions

October 7th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Game Thread- Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) vs. New York Giants (0-4)- including game analysis, injury and weather reports and predictions | Filed in Eagles, Football, Sports

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Sunday is here again folks, and this week the 1-3 Eagles take on the 0-4 Giants, in a divisional match-up that’s sure to excite.

Picks & Odds Giants by 3 Over/Under= 53.5 

Location/Stadium/Date & Time/Channel

East Rutherford, New Jersey
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, October 6th, 2013 1:00 PM EST Fox

Weather– 79° F/ 26° C– Cloudy/rainy, with a 18% chance of rain

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Giants vs Eagles Sunday Night

September 30th, 2012 by Robert Fetsick | Comments Off on Giants vs Eagles Sunday Night | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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Eagles need to get back to the basics and let LeSean McCoy run the ball more, throw some screen passes to keep Vick healthy, and get ball out of his hand quicker.  The offense can’t turn the ball over.  In the first three games the offense has turned the ball over 12 times.  We can’t afford to make those turnovers and give it to Giants, they have a potent offense led by Eli Manning who can hurt the Eagles.  Eli can also pass the 1,000 yards mark after Sunday’s game is over.

Hakeem Nicks won’t play Sunday because of a foot injury, but Ramses Barden is gonna take his place and he had 9 catches for 138 yards last week against the Panthers.  If we can’t contain Barden who is 6-6 or 6-7,  it maybe long day for our secondary.  Our defense needs to put pressure on Manning because if it were in Manning’s face all day, we could force him into bad decisions.  If we can do this to Manning and stop the Giants offense from scoring a lot of points, we have a chance to win the game.

With Maclin back we should be able to keep up with Giants offense in scoring points.  Michael Vick just has to be smart and not hold on to the ball for too long against this Giants defense.  Vick will take more unnecessary hits if he does and last but not least, our offensive linemen have to protect Vick better so that he can last the whole game.

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Eagles Turnovers… Are They Really That Important Anymore?

September 22nd, 2012 by Hanks Corner | 2 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Eagles still Win!!

Before any football coach even gets his first whistle he learns that his team must take care of the football and the team that doesn’t turns the ball over will win the game, that still might be true in high school and college but is it still true in the pass happy NFL?

The Eagles have turned it over nine times in two games, a number that would have doomed them in the past but they are 2-0; Eli Manning threw three picks last Sunday yet he also passed  for over 500 yards to lead his team to victory, not to be out done his older brother threw three straight picks on Monday night in Atlanta  and even though the Broncos lost Peyton was one throw away from winning this game. I know it is early but I think we are seeing a trend in the NFL, a trend no coach or former player on ESPN is ready to admit, turnovers while important are not as important as they once were because of one simple reason, passing means less time goes off the clock on every possession, which means more possessions in every game to score points. The extra possessions a team would get in the past from turnovers is now balanced by more possessions because no one runs the ball anymore! The new reason teams will win football games is  scoring  the quickest, which means yes the Eagles need to reduce turning the ball over but they are in a great position in the new NFL . The Eagles have Shady McCoy, DeShawn Jackson who both can break a touchdown on any play. The “home run hitters” also have single and double hitters like Brent Celek, who had the game of his life last week and Jeremy Maclin, not to mention Clay Harbor and the biggest threat in the game their quarterback, Michael Vick.

Vick needs to become a better decision maker and stop throwing the ball across his body to the middle of the field but he needs to continue to strive to make the big play, which might end up as a  turnover, however big plays will also win the game, so as long as the Eagles defense can hold teams to field goals and the Eagles can score quick touchdowns they can continue to win. It might give every fan a heart attack on Sunday but it will result in wins.

Will the Eagles win on Sunday? The quick answer is yes for the following reasons: Kevin Kolb vs Michael Vick; the Eagles offense unlike the Patriots who the Cards beat last week can run and pass and even thought the Cardinals defense is very good the visitors will be able to put points on the board while the defense will shut down the Cardinals

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Week 11 Preview: Eagles-Giants

November 18th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | 2 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football

It’s fun to play what ifs with this Eagles team. What if they didn’t blow a seven point lead to the Bears in the fourth quarter in week nine? What if they didn’t blow another seven point fourth quarter lead to the Cardinals last week?

Well then this game would have been for first place in the NFC East. The Eagles would have been only one game behind the Giants and due to the division record tie breaker going into Sunday night. Instead Philadelphia is floundering at 3-6, Michael Vick is most likely out leaving the starting duties to Vince Young. There is a chance Jeremy Maclin might not play and who knows what to expect from DeSean Jackson. This is a team that is in turmoil and this is the game where the apocalypse unfolds.

Eagles Offense vs. Giants Defense

The Giants practiced all week preparing for Michael Vick, but he will not see the field on Sunday due to his broken ribs. This means of course the man who accidentally dubbed this team the “dream team” now will take the reigns under center. We haven’t seen very much of Vince Young, he was in long enough against Washington to throw an awful interception and was in last week just long enough to hand the ball off to McCoy.

Between struggling to learn the offense in the pre-season and missing some time due to injury it is hard to endorse a start from Young and expect the Eagles to move the football through the air. Their only chance for success is going to come from a balanced attack with a btd (big time dose) of Shady McCoy. These are his stats from his last three games against the G men.

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NFL 2011 Week 5 Preview and Predictions

October 7th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | Comments Off on NFL 2011 Week 5 Preview and Predictions | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

The theme for the first quarter of this year’s season is comebacks. Whether it is a team that was once written off completely or a team that is down by 20 points going into the second half, if you love a good comeback story there is plenty for you to like so far. These comebacks have put the NFL in an alternate universe that has the Lions at 4-0 and the Eagles at 1-3. Weird, yes, exciting for sure. Change is a good thing just ask anyone in the Detroit or Buffalo area.

This is the first week in which teams have off and teams like the Dolphins and Rams desperately need the week off not only to get healthy, but to reevaluate the aspects of the game that they need to improve on if they want to actually win some games this year. Speaking of winning I got off on a better foot last week going 13-3 (I did not get a chance to write an Eagles preview, but was going to pick the Birds in a rout, gotta stop doing that.) Let’s break down this week’s games.

New Orleans @ Carolina Panthers 1:00pm

This has the potential to be a sneaky good game. Every time that you think Cam Newton is going to have a dud he goes out there and puts up stats that are mind boggling for a rookie. Last week in Chicago he went 27/46 for 374 yards and a touchdown, he also ran for two more scores. This is a guy that you have to watch on every play because he just always seems to have a knack for making a big play. After one week of coming back down close to Earth, Steve Smith shot right back up into space with an eight catch 181 yard performance. This is a team that has two running backs who are more than capable of carrying the load, but the game plan is clear. Throw the ball down the field, which they should be able to do against the 19th ranked pass defense of the Saints.

Drew Brees and co. have been a model of consistency that can only be rivaled by the Packers. The Saints can move the ball down the field in ways that the defense can’t fathom until they sit down to look at the plays in film. Drew Brees makes all of those no name receivers look like pro bowlers. You just never know where the ball is going to go, except you better start accounting for Jimmy Graham. He has become Brees’ favorite target in the red zone and for good reason. He has three touchdowns in the red zone this year and is coming off of a 10 catch 132 yard performance against Jacksonville.

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2011-12 NFL Preview: NFC East

August 22nd, 2011 by Scott Dargis | Comments Off on 2011-12 NFL Preview: NFC East | Filed in Eagles, Football

For years in the first decade of the new millennium the NFC East was regarded as the toughest division in football. It was always a slugfest between the Eagles, Giants and Cowboys (sorry Redskins fans). Last year it was the Eagles who fought through and won the NFC East, it was not easy. The Giants were a quarter away from blowing the Eagles out and putting themselves in contention to win the division, but thanks to Desean Jackson (excuse to include video), the Eagles went onto win the division and the 3rd seed in the NFC.

By now everyone knows of the offseason additions for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vince Young quote dream team has a lot to live up to this season. Many are saying that this year is Super Bowl or bust for the Eagles and quite honestly it is. For so many years the Eagles have had a solid regular season only for something to go astray in the playoffs. This year the plan is clear, have the best record in the NFC, get home field advantage and the first round bye. Make the division round and NFC championship come through Philadelphia, obviously we will have to wait and see if the Eagles are able to accomplish this feat, but I’ll tell you what they are the only team in the division without question marks all over their personnel.

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The Eagles come into this season as the clear favorite in the NFC East and for good reason. The prospect of having Asante Samuel, Dominique Rodgers Cromartie, and Nnamdi Asomugha in a collective secondary is something that you see only on a pro bowl team. Adding Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins to line up along side Trent Cole wasn’t a bad move either. This team is loaded with talent all over the place, but using the talent correctly is going to be the key on the defensive side of the ball.

There are some serious questions at middle linebacker. So far in the preseason Casey Matthews has struggled and after all he is a rookie so there are going to be some speed bumps, but for a team that has admiration of playing the second week of February there cannot be a gaping hole in the middle of the defense. I expect Jamar Chaney to lineup in the MLB spot week 1 in St. Louis.

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