Skip to main content

Eagles vs Giants Live

Eagles vs Giants Live - Welcome to the game that almost certainly will decide the winner of the NFC East this season. Giants. Eagles. New York. Philadelphia. Greatest city in the world. The place where July 4 became something more than a summer day. (Yes, that’s right: Philadelphia is home to our nation’s first backyard cookout.) Oh, yeah, and Cliff Lee lives there, too. Or at least, he will soon, now that he has instructed Brian Cashman and the Yankees to give their bags of money to players like Russell Martin. Cliff didn’t need the money. He liked the Phillies more than money, even though they traded him after the 2009 season, when he pitched them to the World Series. The trade was to Seattle, for a dozen beers. Now do you understand why Yankees fans are insulted?

But that’s baseball, and pre-pre-season at that. In football, Philadelphia has nothing on New York. The Eagles haven’t won a Super Bowl since, since – well, the Eagles have never won the Super Bowl. Who knew? They have, however, beaten the Giants five straight times, including once earlier this year, when Kevin Kolb’s backup, a guy named Michael Vick, led them to a 27-17 win. Or perhaps it’s better to say that Eli Manning led the Giants to a defeat, throwing three interceptions and fumbling late in the fourth quarter after running for a first down on fourth-and-6.

Eagles vs Giants Live

The Eagles have the best offense in the league, averaging 402.8 yards a game, and they often infuriate opponents with long-yardage plays, both in the air and on the ground, like the 50-yard touchdown run by LeSean McCoy on fourth-and-1 in the last meeting between these teams. (For more on the Eagles’ mastery of the big play, read Aditi Kinkhabwala’s story in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal.) The Eagles are tied for second in the league in takeaways, with 30. The Giants defense leads the league with 31, but Manning and the offense have turned the ball over 33 times, more than any other team in the NFL. Manning has thrown a maddening 19 interceptions, most in the NFL, and has tossed seven picks in his last four games against the Eagles. Asante Samuel, who is listed as “questionable” for today’s game but will play, nabbed four of those interceptions.

Expect the Giants to run today – a lot. Sin

Eagles vs Giants Live

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Urban Meyer Stepping Down - Well, it appears as if it’s deja vu all over again.

Less than 12 months after retiring and then un-retiring, Urban Meyer is apparently stepping down as Florida’s head coach. There’s no word on if he will be stepping back up tomorrow.

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

According to Todd Wright of Sporting News radio, GatorUpdates.com and AOL Fanhouse‘s Brett McMurphy Meyer will announce at a 5 p.m. ET press conference Wednesday that he is resigning/retiring as the Gators’ head coach. There are no further details available at this time, other than GatorUpdates reporting over the weekend that Meyer checked into a hospital the week of the UGA game and has been undergoing tests since.

Obviously, we’ll have more on this story throughout the day and well into the night…

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy - The mystery of Matt Cassel missing practice Wednesday coupled with the Kansas City Chiefs promoting quarterback Tyler Palko has been solved.

The team has announced that Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday morning. The Chiefs say they expect Cassel to return to work this week. Returning to work and being ready to perform well in the team’s biggest game of the season on Sunday against San Diego are two different things. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Chiefs are viewing Cassel as being questionable to play in the game.

Clearly, this is terrible timing. The Chiefs are 8-4 and would take a major step toward the playoffs with a win over the Chargers. Cassel has played very well for the past two months. If he can’t play, the brittle Brodie Croyle would face the Chiefs in his first action of the season. Croyle last played in Week 13 of the 2009 season.

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy

Cassel’s availability will come down to whether he…

100-calorie Packs Diet

100-calorie Packs Diet - Did you know recent studies show chronic dieters tend to consume more calories when foods and packages are smaller? Consumer behavior was observed in the study regarding "mini-packs," 100-calorie food packages that are marketed to help people control calorie intake.

The study revealed that one group that over-consumes the mini-packs is chronic dieters - individuals making a conscious effort in trying to manage their weight and food intake.

This shows that the distorted perception of small packages may actually undermine dieters' attempts to limit calories.

Consider this: Consumers perceive the mini-packs to be a generous portion of food - numerous small food morsels in each pack and multiple mini-packs in each box - while on the other hand, consumers perceive the mini-packs to be diet food. For chronic dieters, this perceptual dilemma causes a tendency to overeat, due to their emotion-laden relationship with food.

In a series of focus group studi…