Former Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler said he hopes Eagles quarterback Nick Foles can do what he did in 1990: win a Super Bowl despite being a backup quarterback.
Tags: Philadelphia Eagles
If the Giants had any thoughts about starting rookie Davis Webb on Christmas Eve in Arizona, they definitely don't have any now.
Eli Manning slammed that door shut with an impressive performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo reiterated Monday that the team has no plans to change their depth chart.
Manning completed 37 of 57 passes for 434 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. It could've been more if his receivers didn't have their usual problem with drops...
Giants tight end Evan Engram said he believed he was interfered with and held on New York's last gasp in Sunday's 34-29 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
"It was really obvious there should've been a flag," Engram said, according to NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy. "Those guys played their hearts out and they are really emotional. We felt like we should've got that call."
On fourth-and-goal from the Philadelphia 6-yard line with 48 seconds remaining, Eli Manning's pass intended for a leaping Engram sailed out of the end zone, however Engram contended that Eagles safety Corey Graham interfered with him in single coverage.
"My arm was kind of held," Engram said. "It was obvious that he kind of arm-barred me. I thought it was definitely defensive pass interference. Fourth down. It was really obvious, but no call."
PHILADELPHIA -- Olivier Vernon is the son of a retired police officer who served for 25 years. He's a child of immigrants, with a father who came from Jamaica and a mother who hailed from Switzerland. He has watched the racial problems he sees in this country for a while, and listened closely to the words of a man he insisted "ain't my president."
Sometime on Saturday, though, the Giants defensive end decided he had enough.
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Damon Harrison, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon, Philadelphia Eagles, Ralph Vacchiano
PHILADELPHIA -- There are times when it's impossible not to like Odell Beckham Jr. He can be charming, honest and human. He's obviously a spectacular player. Plays like the one-handed touchdown catch he made on Sunday can make it almost easy to overlook his chronic immaturity.
But somehow it always comes back to that.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants truly, seriously envisioned their season ending on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, in a storm of confetti at the end of Super Bowl LII. At the very least they expected a deep run into the playoffs in January.
Never in their wildest nightmares did they consider their season would end this soon.
Tags: Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Philadelphia Eagles, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
The Eagles have denied the Jets' request to interview QB coach John DeFilippo for their offensive coordinator vacancy, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.
DeFilippo finished his first season as Eagles QB coach following one year as the Browns' offensive coordinator and three years as the Raiders' QB coach.
DeFilippo worked with rookie quarterback Carson Wentz in 2016, as the former No. 2 pick threw for 3,782 yards (most among rookies), 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions (tied for ninth in the league).
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While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.
The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders.
In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.
Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:
PHILADELPHIA -- Odell Beckham Jr. has spent all season battling the officials, so he certainly wasn't surprised by what he saw on Thursday. Once again, there were a series of inexplicable penalty calls and non-calls, and the Giants were pretty sure it all went against them.
"We know what it is over here," Beckham said after the Giants' 24-19 loss to the Eagles. "We know what it's always going to be. We're not looking for any calls. We've just got to play through it. That's the bottom line."
Tags: Eli Apple, Eli Manning, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Philadelphia Eagles, Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz, Ralph Vacchiano
Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:
PHILADELPHIA -- There were several common threads between the New York Giants' last two Super Bowl runs, but one of the most important ones was this: Eli Manning, in 2007 and 2011, played brilliantly when it mattered the most.
And that is absolutely not happening now.
There are reasons why, and it's not all Manning's fault, but that doesn't really matter as the Giants head (they hope) for their first playoff berth in five seasons. Manning, as the Giants' franchise quarterback, needs to find a way to rise above his team's problems and carry them on his shoulders, and he hasn't figured out how to do that with this team yet.
The Giants' 21-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night completed a clean sweep for the NFC East this weekend. All four teams won close ballgames to keep the order in the division for at least another week. The NFC East is the only one of the NFL's eight divisions where all four clubs have winning records.
First place Dallas (8-1, 2-1 in the division) won their eighth straight game, a thrilling 35-30 victory over the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 114 yards with two touchdowns, including the game-winning 32-yard score with nine seconds remaining and had 95 receiving yards with a touchdown.
Giants QB Eli Manning was very productive in New York's 28-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, going 22-for-36 for 257 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
While the two interceptions put a damper on the quarterback's stats, neither were necessarily Manning's fault. The first interception came when Nolan Carroll ripped the ball out of Odell Beckham Jr.'s hands on the way to the ground, a call that appeared to be very close and was reviewed by the officials, but not overturned. The second interception occurred in the game's final two minutes, when Connor Barwin deflected a pass intended for Will Tye at the line of scrimmage and Jordan Hicks was able to make a sliding catch before the ball hit the turf.
THE GAME: The Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) at the Giants (4-3) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. ET.
THE WEATHER: A pleasant fall day with lots of sun and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s and the usual Meadowlands winds of 10-15 m.p.h.
Tags: Philadelphia Eagles
Odell Beckham turns 24 years old on Saturday. He's used to playing football in, on and around his birthday. Needless to say, he usually plays pretty well, too.
Last year on Nov. 1, OBJ had eight catches for 130 yards with three touchdowns in the Giants' 52-49 loss to the Saints in New Orleans. In his rookie year of 2014, he hauled in eight passes for 156 yards in a 40-24 loss at home to Indianapolis on Nov. 3.
This year, Beckham is nearly recovered from a hip ailment, claiming he is "85 percent." The hip issue hasn't hampered him too much, however. He hasn't missed a game and has looked pretty normal. The bye week has certainly helped him convalesce and he's ready to take it to the hated Eagles.
Jets WR Brandon Marshall has only been matched up against Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell once, but Marshall said he does not like the style the cornerback plays with on the field.Marshall played against Maxwell last season when the corner was on the Eagles. According to Marshall, Maxwell gets away with plenty of penalties.
The Giants have released Wednesday's injury report:
Limited Participation in in practice (Less than 100 percent of a player's normal repetitions)
- WR Odell Beckham (hip)
- S Nat Berhe (concussion)
- LS Zak DeOssie (ankle)
- QB Ryan Nassib (elbow)
- T Marshall Newhouse (calf)
- RB/KR Bobby Rainey (calf)
- S Darian Thompson (foot)
Tags: Darian Thompson, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., Philadelphia Eagles, Ryan Nassib, Zak DeOssie, Ralph Vacchiano
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo spoke to the media Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game against the Eagles. Here is what we learned...
- McAdoo believes the Giants have a good enough roster at this point in the season to make the playoffs.
- Odell Beckham was limited in practice but "was moving well."
Jets quarterback Bryce Petty threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson before injuring his shoulder, but a pair of big plays helped the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Jets 14-6 Thursday night.
Paul Turner returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown and Ed Reynolds took an interception 90 yards for a score to help the Eagles (4-0) complete an undefeated preseason for the first time since 2012, when they finished 4-12 in Andy Reid's last season as coach.
Petty tossed a perfect strike down the right sideline that Anderson caught in stride after beating JaCorey Shepherd. But the second-year pro took a hard shot on the play and left with a shoulder injury. Petty didn't return even though the Jets said he was probable to come back.
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The Jets (1-2) visit the Eagles (3-0) in the fourth week of the preseason schedule.
The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
You can watch the game on CBS 2 or listen on the radio on 98.7 FM.
The Jets will be resting both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith.
Tags: Philadelphia Eagles
Desperate for a franchise quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles can get their man. Soon.
The Cleveland Browns will wait for their guy.
The Eagles acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week's draft from Cleveland in exchange for five picks on Wednesday. The Browns are getting Philadelphia's first-round pick this year (No. 8), a third-round pick (No. 77) and fourth-rounder (No. 100), plus a first-rounder in 2017 and a fourth-rounder in 2018.
Tom Coughlin said last week he was "not necessarily" done with coaching, and being a man true to his word, we tend to believe him. This morning, a report from former SNYGiants insider Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports has Coughlin possibly speaking to the Philadelphia Eagles regarding their head coaching vacancy.
Two longtime NFC East rivals find themselves in the same predicament for the first time decades. Both the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are looking to hire a head coach at the same time since 1991, when both Buddy Ryan and Bill Parcells ended their tenures.
They were replaced by Rich Kotite and Ray Handley, respectively, and well, you know the rest. Both teams are hopeful they do better this time around. The usually stable Eagles are looking for their third coach in five years and the Giants are in the coaching search business for only the third time in 23 years.
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While Tom Coughlin has been rumored to be on the hot seat, Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles' controversial and innovative head coach, has been fired with one game left in the season.
As the Giants and Eagles gear up for their season finale on Sunday, Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie fired Kelly on Tuesday after a disappointing 6-9 season and failing to reach the postseason for the second straight season.
Coughlin, who has led the Giants to the playoffs just once since 2009, may be coaching his last game on Sunday, too, but the Giants would never dump him during the season. They'll at least wait until the season is over, on what is typically known as "Black Monday."
Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, John Fennelly
While the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are both eliminated from the playoffs, their Week 17 matchup will determine who plays in London next season.
In addition to determining draft position, next week's regular-season finale will determine who plays the St. Louis Rams at Twickenham Stadium on Oct. 23, 2016 (Week 7).
Because NFL scheduling relies on how teams finish in the division, the Rams, who will finish third in the NFC West regardless how Week 17 shapes up, will play whichever team finishes in the same position in the NFC East standings next season. The Washington Redskins clinched the division and the Dallas Cowboys are locked in last place.
The Friday after Thanksgiving is always a laid-back day with very little excitement. This year, there is no excitement in the land of the Giants. They are officially out of the play off picture at 3-8 and are headed into NFL obscurity in a season where most teams are talking about how they can still grab a playoff spot.
The Giants will be practicing today in preparation for their trip to Jacksonville. They will head down to Florida tomorrow to play perhaps one of the NFL's most meaningless games of the year. FOX is only televising the game in the Jacksonville and New York markets, with former Giant David Diehl providing color commentary alongside a play-by-play man that I'm sure most Giant fans have never heard of, Justin Kutcher.
Tags: 2014 New York Giants, Chip Kelly, Dallas Cowboys, David Diehl, justin kutcher, Mark Sanchez, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles
Beason's year?has been hampered with injuries since training camp. In June, he tore ligaments in his foot causing him to miss preseason activities. He was able to return for the season opener but aggravated the injury in week 2 and hasn't played since.
In attempt to play this week and going forward, Beason plans on wearing a special shoe for protection.
With a win Sunday night in Philadelphia and a Dallas loss in Seattle, the Giants can improve to 4-2 and move into a three-way tie with the Eagles and Cowboys for first place in the NFC East.
This will be the Giants' third nationally-televised game of 2014 - all road games. They lost the opener to Detroit 35-14 on Monday Night Football and defeated the Redskins 45-14 on Thursday night in Week 4.
Tags: Dallas Cowboys, eagles, giants, Giants-Eagles, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFC East, NY Daily News, Philadelphia Eagles, SNY. Video, Tom Coughlin, washington redksins
K Josh Brown kicked four FGs (from 40, 44, 33 and 46 yards) as the Giants defense thoroughly throttled QB Michael Vick (6/9, 31 yards, 1 INT and 1 yard rushing), forcing him to leave the game with re-injured hamstring.
Rookie QB Matt Barkley relieved Vick right before the half and took the Eagles deep into Giants' territory on a 10-play drive that ended when Terrell Thomas forced Barkely to fumble. The ball was recovered by Jacquian Williams on the Giants' 12 yard line.
The Giants (1-6) attempt to make it two wins in row for the first time this season when they travel down the turnpike to play the hated Philadelphia Eagles (3-4).
Kickoff: 1:00pm Eastern
We were told that Michael Vick would be starting for the Eagles against the Giants this Sunday but that plan is still only a tentative one according to Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly.
"Mike took some snaps in team, which was the first time in two weeks," Kelly said via conference call today. "He had done some seven-on-seven before that. He looks like he?s progressing and we?ll evaluate as we go through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday here and see what he can do and can?t do."
In Week 8, the Giants (1-6) head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles (3-4) in an NFC East divisional showdown.
The Eagles earned a 36-21 victory over the Giants in Week 5 at MetLife Stadium. The Giants still lead the all-time regular season series, 81-74-2.
Tags: eagles, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-Eagles, giants media, Hakeem Nicks, Jon Beason, media, media notes, New York Giants, NY Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, rueben randle, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz, week 8
The revamped Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) stumble into MetLife to face the winless Giants in a matchup that is emblematic of how the once mighty NFC East has fallen.
Kickoff: 1:00pm Eastern
The Giants hope to get into the win column Sunday at 1 p.m. when they host the Philadelphia Eagles, who have dropped three straight games after an opening week win.
The Giants pounded the Eagles 42-7 in Week 17 last season, but that game had no real meaning for either side. However, Sunday?s game has huge implications for two teams desperately trying to stay alive in a weak NFC East.
Tags: Chip Kelly, david wilson, eagles, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-Eagles, LeSean McCoy, media notes, micahel vick, New York Giants, NFC East, nfc least, NY Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
from SNY contributor Craig Santucci
Football has always been played offensive vs. defense, eleven of your best players lined up against eleven of my best players, unless you?re the Philadelphia Eagles new head coach and ?football innovator? Chip Kelly.
Jimmy:?They did nothing in terms of outside free agents. The only guy that may see the field at all would be Justin Durant, who may start at SLB, but will be the first guy off the field in most sub-packages. There?s a sense that a bunch of their draft picks will see action right away. I don?t see it that way. Their first-round pick Travis Frederick should start at C from Day One, but aside from him, I?m not seeing how any of their other picks are going to have immediate impact roles as rookies.
Tags: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Editorial Aside, Washington Redskins
That's right. Philadelphia PR DeSean Jackson's game-winning punt return against the Giants on December 19, 2010 has been voted The Greatest Play in NFL History by NFL.com's readers. This ultimate insult of a play beat out 49ers QB Steve Young's TD scramble vs the Vikings in 1988.
Like all Giant fans, this play will be lodged in my brain for the rest of my life. It was a play that never should have happened, as we all know. I was in the press box that day and what really burned my @$$ was having to endure some members of the Philly media, who were jumping up and down like a gaggle of grade school girls at a Justin Bieber concert. What a disgrace.
Tags: DeSean Jackson, Giants-Eagles, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, NFL, NFL'a Greatest Plays, Philadelphia Eagles
The Giants have gone only 3-8 vs the Eagles since winning Super Bowl XLII and one of those wins came last year in Week 17 when Philly had one foot on the bus in Andy Reid's finale. Doesn't seem like a big deal, but considering the Giants have missed the playoffs three of the past four years buy a single game, it looms large as the difference....
A big part of the Eagles' dominance over the Giants has been the huge advantage Philly held over the Blue in the trenches. With Patterson switching sides, hopefully that will change. From Jimmy:
Phillips, who played all five years with the Giants after being drafted in the first round in '08, was not expected to be brought back to New York.
In his career, Phillips notched eight interceptions while making over 200 total tackles.
The Giants signed kicker Josh Brown, ending Lawrence Tynes? run with the Giants. He got two rings out of it, so good for him. Don?t be surprised if the Giants continue to address the kicker position in the draft. The guy that I would keep an eye on is Caleb Sturgis of Florida, who was absolutely murdering the ball at the East-West Shrine Game practices.
The Giants hosted Jasper Brinkley, but he left to go visit the Cardinals. I can?t say that I know anything about Brinkley?s game, but the overwhelming theme in reading up on him quickly is that he wouldn?t be much of an upgrade over Chase Blackburn, a player who shouldn?t have been starting in the NFL in the first place.
Tags: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, NFC East News, NFL Free Agency, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
The Eagles have been going through the exercise of cutting salaries for the past month. Currently, according to spotrac.com, they have a cap number of approximately $101 million thus far, which is around $20 million or so under the cap.
That is not an official number, btw. ?The cap limits have not been released as of yet (reported to be $122 million), and more moves are coming, so don't hold us to the penny on these. ?They do have money to spend, just put it that way. From Rueben Frank of CSNPhilly:
Tags: NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles
He both played coached at Michigan under the legendary Bo Schembechler. After a 20-year college career (the last nine as DC), he was hired by the Jets' Eric Mangini to handle the linebackers. When Mangini was booted by the Jets in 2008, Herrmann was hired by Tom Coughlin and the Giants.
From Rueben Frank of CSNPhilly: