Let’s be honest, more often than not, the Thursday Night Football games have failed to deliver on the field. Perhaps it’s the lack of time the teams have to prepare, or the amount of time the players bodies have to recover, but the games haven’t been good.
One thing that typically is pretty cool about TNF are the color rush jerseys the NFL allows their teams to wear. So, when I saw the Carolina Panthers tweet boasting their threads for tonight, I went looking for how the Eagles will suit up.
Yesterday, the Eagles posted their look for tonight’s game on their Twitter account.
The Panthers are wearing their color rush jerseys and the Eagles will be in their fairly standard all-white look.
Now, it’s possible that the Eagles will get to wear something cooler when they’re at home later in the year and the NFL took a lot of heat on a color rush night when the Jets and Bills jerseys were too similar to each other, but for a night we typically get to see some cool look, color me unimpressed.
At 0-5, the New York Giants are the laughingstock of the NFL and the social media posts have been absolutely ruthless.
After going 11-5 in 2016, adding Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram to their offense and re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul to a defense that allowed the fewest points in the NFC, the team was feeling pretty good. This was from July 21:
… but oh, how things have changed.
The Giants are 0-5 this season and 0-6 since this infamous photo was taken.
After their most recent loss, a 27-22 defeat to the Los Angeles Chargers, a game where they led throughout, the posts on Twitter came fast and furious.
Hit with injuries to four their wide receivers, a few familiar names reached out offering help.
Fortunately, the New York media seems to be holding it together quite well ...
When will it get better for the G-Men? Their upcoming schedule has a number of difficult matchups looming, outside of a possible showdown of winless teams in San Francisco.
For now, they’re on the bottom, looking up.
When you're an All-Pro NFL defensive tackle, football probably runs in the family. That's definitely the case for Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.
On Thursday, Cox shared this video on his Instagram of his gigantic 12-year-old cousin. By the looks of the video, although I believe him, I might have to see a birth certificate to verify his age.
On top of being twice the size of the competition, listen to the pop he gives the final defender, trucking him out of the way as he nears the end zone. Bonus points to the fan filming this video for the commentary.
On the field, Cox will not face the Chargers Sunday after missing the full week of practice (see story).