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Wentz throws 3 TD passes, Eagles look Super vs. Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Breathe a little easier Philadelphia and surrounding areas. The Eagles are back and looking super.Just goes to show you what a little urgency, some big plays — and a timely game against the New York Giants can do for the defending Super Bowl champions. Carson Wentz threw a season-high three […]

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New York Giants believe breakout is near despite 1-4 record

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It’s hard to say whether the New York Giants are engaging in wishful thinking or there is something to their optimism these days.The reality is the Giants have a 1-4 record heading into Thursday night’s game against the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) and they are facing long odds […]

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Bills rediscover running attack in 13-12 win over Titans

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — There’s nothing wrong with LeSean McCoy and Buffalo Bills’ rushing attack, once they elect to stick with it.A week spent emphasizing how they weren’t going to abandon the run paid off in a 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. McCoy and backup Chris Ivory played key roles in […]

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ICYMI in NFL Week 5: Giants’ Shurmur deals with OBJ, losses

New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur is in charge of a bad team and a generally unproductive offense. The last thing he needs is a grumpy playmaker who bad-mouths teammates, but that’s exactly what he has in Odell Beckham Jr.Still, Shurmur might want to reconsider imploring the media: “Let’s talk football, not drama.”Because the way […]

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Eagles look sloppy, mediocre in 23-21 loss to Vikings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mental mistakes, sloppy turnovers and too many penalties have turned the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles into a mediocre team.Carson Wentz and the rest of Philadelphia’s offense again had trouble converting in the red zone and on third down, even after the defense gave them a perfect opportunity to take a lead.Now the […]

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Eagles have no time to dwell on 23-21 loss to Vikings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles won’t have time to dwell on another loss.Kirk Cousins and Linval Joseph helped the Minnesota Vikings beat the Eagles 23-21 Sunday in a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game featuring two teams struggling to find an identity.Carson Wentz and the rest of the struggling Eagles (2-3) have a […]

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AP Source: Eagles running back Jay Ajayi has torn ACL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have placed running back Jay Ajayi on injured reserve because of a knee injury.A person familiar with the situation says Ajayi tore an ACL and will miss the rest of the season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the […]

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Titans follow up win over Eagles with 13-12 loss to Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — So much for the Tennessee Titans vowing not to take the Buffalo Bills for granted.That was safety Kevin Byard’s lament when reminded how the Titans followed up last week’s thrilling 26-23 overtime win over the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles with a 13-12 loss to the Bills on Sunday.”It […]

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Eagles rely on depth, unselfish line to pressure QBs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blitzing is more of an option than a necessity for the Philadelphia Eagles.Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has always preferred to let his front four generate pressure on quarterbacks, and he has a group of players who can do it. The Eagles have so much depth on their defensive line they rotate seven […]

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Pederson: Self-inflicted mistakes undermine Eagles

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Doug Pederson summed up a hot, frustrating day for the Philadelphia Eagles.”A lot of self-inflicted wounds,” the coach said Sunday after the reigning Super Bowl champions stumbled to a slow start in the blistering Florida sun and never fully recovered in a 27-21 loss to the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Game-time temperature […]

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Foles, Fitzpatrick prosper as backup QBs for Eagles, Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerald McCoy is puzzled when he hears people question the ability of fellow NFL players, particularly backup quarterbacks such as Nick Foles and Ryan Fitzpatrick.”It’s the NFL,” Tampa Bay’s six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle said. “Everybody’s good.”Foles’ success filling in for the injured Carson Wentz is one of the biggest reasons […]

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Patriots, Eagles switch places in latest AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Well that didn’t take long.The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, who met in the Super Bowl, switched places on Tuesday in the latest AP Pro32 poll .The defending champion Eagles opened the season on top, with the Patriots a close second.After the first week of the regular season, it’s the […]

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Foles to start for Eagles vs Bucs; Wentz not cleared to play

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles made the right choice when he picked the Eagles over the Buccaneers last season.Foles has a Super Bowl MVP award to show for a tough decision that came down to familiarity. Now he’ll get a chance to play against Tampa Bay on Sunday because Carson Wentz still isn’t ready to […]

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