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Eagles fear Carson Wentz suffered torn ACL vs. Rams

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Eagles fear Carson Wentz suffered torn ACL vs. Rams

Updated: 11:05 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Carson Wentz's day was cut short. The Eagles hope there's not more bad news coming.

The Eagles' quarterback left Sunday's win over the Rams at the LA Coliseum late in the third quarter with a knee injury. The Eagles announced he would not return. 

The Eagles fear that Wentz has a torn ACL, a team source confirmed. Wentz will have an MRI on Monday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the possibility of a torn ACL.

A few plays before Wentz hit Alshon Jeffery for a two-yard touchdown pass on 4th-and-goal, he took a pretty hard shot as he dove into the end zone on a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty. 

After the drive, Wentz went to the sideline to be evaluated in the blue medical tent. He was then walked into the locker room and did not return.

Nick Foles began to warm up on the sideline and then replaced Wentz.

That touchdown pass to Jeffery was Wentz's fourth of the game and 33rd of the season. That broke the Eagles' franchise record for touchdown passes in a single season. It was set by Sonny Jurgenson in the 1961 season. 

Wentz has been having a tremendous season and his name is at the forefront of the NFL's MVP race.

Eagles fan who ran into subway pole reportedly alive!

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Eagles fan who ran into subway pole reportedly alive!

Transit police say an overzealous Philadelphia Eagles fan whose attempt to rally subway passengers went viral when he ran into a concrete pole is OK.

The mishap occurred as Philadelphia celebrated the Eagles' 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game Sunday night.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Thomas Emmet Ashton, who recorded the video, says the super fan in the Brian Dawkins jersey was running alongside the train trying to rally passengers before he crashed into a pole.

Transit Police Chief Tom Nestel says the man jumped up, gave his friends a high-five sign and caught the next train. He hasn't been identified.

If you, somehow, haven't seen the video, or want to see it again, here it is.

Here's something you may not have seen, that's right, a second angle! 

Niggas tripping and didn't get to the game yet

Posted by Aaron Smith on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Former Pederson hater calls Super Bowl 'horrendous matchup' for Pats

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Former Pederson hater calls Super Bowl 'horrendous matchup' for Pats

Don't you try to get on our good side now, Lombardi.

As the Eagles gear up to play for the Vince Lombardi trophy on Feb. 4 against the Patriots, it appears they've already won the Mike Lombardi trophy.

On his GM Street podcast Sunday night following the Eagles' win, Lombardi said he's picking the Eagles to win the Super Bowl.

"It's a horrendous matchup for the Patriots," said Lombardi, who spent time with New England's front office and coaching staff from 2014 to 2016.

"I'm gonna pick Philadelphia in the Super Bowl come hell or high water. ... I think it's a horrendous matchup for New England, I do. What Jacksonville did in the first half (of the AFC Championship Game), running Kansas City's style of offense, spread the field, force you to play inside and with power, that's been the kryptonite for New England, and that's what Philly does all the time."

Lombardi even went as far as to say the Eagles could be the toughest NFC team the Patriots have faced during Tom Brady's string of Super Bowl appearances.

"Of all the teams they've played in the playoffs, this will be the most complete type of team they've had to play because they're good in all three areas," Lombardi said.

The Patriots know that all too well. In December 2015, in one of Chip Kelly's final games as Eagles head coach, they went up to Foxboro and beat the Patriots, 35-28, scoring touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.

This cast of Eagles characters is different, but six key defensive players from that game — Malcolm Jenkins, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Mychal Kendricks and Beau Allen — remain. Don't underestimate the confidence the defense gained in that game.

As for Lombardi, the man is a fountain of knowledge and interesting stories from his decades in the NFL. Week after week, GM Street gives you the kind of insight few other NFL podcasts do. But he took a lot of heat in Philadelphia this season because of his strong preseason criticism of Doug Pederson.

He took all of that back this weekend after watching Pederson call a near-perfect game that constantly put Nick Foles in position to succeed.