NFL News and Rumors: Saint Nick delivers again
NFL News and Rumors
Week 15 had no shortage of thrills and spills. From an ugly Saints-Panthers game that led us questioning what happened to MVP like Drew Brees to Nick Foles letting it fly on the NFC West-leading Rams.
Let's take a look at the latest NFL News and Rumors as we gear up for Week 16.
- Nick Foles: the gift that keeps on giving
- Ch-ch-ch-changes coming to the ATL
- Something is wrong with Cam Newton’s shoulder
- Should the Giants retain Eli Manning?
Nick Foles: the gift that keeps on giving
Saint Nick has returned just in time for the holidays.
With Carson Wentz out with a back injury, Nick Foles came in clutch for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, leading the Eagles to a 30-23 upset of the NFC West-leading Rams.
Foles finished 24 of 31 for 270 yards and one interception. Most notably, he connected with wideout Alshon Jeffery, who had eight catches for 160 yards—his best production in five seasons.
Thanks to good ole’ Saint Nick, the Eagles playoff hopes remain alive. Next up, Philly will take on the Texans at home.
Something is wrong with Cam Newton’s shoulder
The Carolina Panthers are only as good as their quarterback. And right now, that’s not very good. Cam Newton is hurt, and his lingering right shoulder problems have notably impacted his performance.
In the Panthers first eight games of the season, Newton completed 67.3 percent of his passes, throwing 15 touchdowns and four interceptions with a 100.8 passer rating.
His numbers have since slumped in the past six games. Newton has completed 68.8 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and nine interceptions with a 85.9 passer rating. The Panthers have gone 0-6 in that stint.
With the Panthers (6-8) basically out of the playoff picture, it’s pretty obvious what they need to do: Shut down Newton for the rest of the season.
Ch-ch-ch-changes coming to the ATL
The Atlanta Falcons may soon have a coaching roster shake up.
According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, there’s a “strong possibility” that offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel may soon be on the outs with Atlanta.
Pelissero says people should keep an eye on former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as a potential suitor. Bevell, who was fired by the Seahawks this offseason, spent time working with Quinn in Seattle.
Do the Giants retain Eli Manning?
The Giants might be getting a few more seasons out of starting quarterback Eli Manning.
Despite Manning turning 38 in January, coach Pat Shurmur made it clear that he has no plans to replace Manning anytime soon.
When asked if he thought the two-time Super Bowl champion has more seasons left to play, Shurmur said the following:
"Yes, I do. I’ve seen him play good football, and I've seen how when we have a coordinated effort of protecting him, running the football effectively, and being able to run the ball throughout the game, it helps us."
It looks like the Eli Manning era will likely continue in New York for at least a little longer.