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Eagles at Dolphins live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 13 game

Eagles at Dolphins live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 13 game

4:28: Pathetic. 

The Hail Mary play had a chance, but it was picked. Game over. 

Final: Dolphins 37, Eagles 31

4:21 p.m.: Jake Elliott just kicked a 37-yarder to pull the game back within one score. 

There’s 1:51 left: Dolphins 37, Eagles 31 

4:09 p.m.: The Dolphins just kicked a 51-yard field goal to take a 37-28 lead with 3:37 left. 

Gross. 

3:44 p.m.: The Eagles just let the Dolphins go on a 96-yard touchdown drive to take a lead in the fourth quarter. Pretty pathetic. 

Again, the big play was to DeVante Parker. This time it was a 34-yarder. He is up to 151 yards, a new career high. 

This is an embarrassing performance. 

There’s 11:06 left: Dolphins 34, Eagles 28 

3:24 p.m.: The Dolphins aren’t going away. Ryan Fitzpatrick just threw a touchdown pass to Mike Gesicki, who caught it over Jalen Mills. But Derek Barnett forced the 2-point conversion to fail, so the Eagles are clinging to a two-point lead. 

Not ideal.

Still 1:10 left in the third: Eagles 28, Dolphins 26

3:16 p.m.: Jake Elliott just missed his first field goal of the season. This one was from 49 yards and he pulled it wide left. Zach Ertz had a bad drop on 2nd-and-7; his fourth drop on the season. 

Still 4:34 left in the third: Eagles 28, Dolphins 20 

3:07 p.m.: The Eagles just can’t stop DeVante Parker, who just caught a 17-yard touchdown pass. The Dolphins answer right back, but missed the extra point. 

Still 8:45 left in the third: Eagles 28, Dolphins 20

2:35 p.m.: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside just caught his first-career touchdown catch on 3rd-and-goal from the 15-yard line. Carson Wentz extended the play and found the rookie in the end zone. 

Then Wentz hit Nelson Agholor in the end zone for a 2-point conversion to make it a seven-point game. 

Two huge plays from No. 11. 

That was a big 12 play, 75-yard drive by the Eagles. It took them 4:34. 

At half: Eagles 21, Dolphins 14 

2:18 p.m.: The Eagles are now losing to the worst team in football. 

On 4th-and-goal from the 1, the Dolphins pulled off a fake field goal for a touchdown. It was a pretty wild play and the Eagles have now been beaten on a trick play in each of their last three games. 

Earlier on the drive, DeVante Parker had a huge catch. Ronald Darby has now given up two big 40-plus-yard catches to DeVante Parker today. The big play of this drive was a 42-yarder down the left sideline on third down. The 43-yarder earlier in the game came on fourth down. 

Still 4:40 left in the half: Dolphins 14, Eagles 13 

1:47 p.m.: That’s the end of the first quarter. The Eagles out-gained the Dolphins 103-80 in the first quarter. 

After 1: Eagles 10, Dolphins 7 

1:42 p.m.: The Dolphins just got on the board with an incredible play from DeVante Parker. On fourth down, Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed up a perfect pass to Parker, who rose about Ronald Darby to make a catch and then scamper into the end zone. Darby actually had tight coverage but Parker just made a great play. 

We’re still in the first quarter: Eagles 10, Dolphins 7

1:21 p.m.: The Eagles’ offense stalled that time, but Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal to extend the lead. Elliott just got an extension this week and was the Eagles’ rotating sixth captain today. 

1:17 p.m.: Big third-down stop from the Eagles defense. Josh Sweat had a great pass rush and has been playing really well recently. 

1:10 p.m.: The Eagles get on the board first with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz to Miles Sanders, who was wide open in the flat after a coverage breakdown. The play came on 3rd-and-7. The Eagles had to go just 18 yards after the Darby pick. 

Still early in the first: Eagles 7, Dolphins 0 

1:04 p.m.: OK, that was a good start for the Eagles. Ronald Darby picked off a pass on the very first play from scrimmage. On the play, Kamu Grugier-Hill ran into the receiver on the play and Darby picked off the pass. It’s Darby’s second INT of the year. 

Grugier-Hill was hurt on the play but was able to walk off on his own power. 

1:01 p.m.: The Eagles win the toss and defer. Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins are up first. 

12:24 p.m.: A few scenes from pregame warmups: 

11:30 a.m.: Zach Ertz (hamstring) is playing. 

Here are the Eagles’ inactives: 

Jordan Howard (shoulder) 
Nate Herbig
Shareef Miller
Nate Sudfeld 
Sidney Jones 
Matt Pryor
Daeshon Hall 

11:13 a.m.: A few scenes from early warmups: 

10:27 a.m.: I have arrived to the stadium. As expected, there were a ton of Eagles fans milling about. 

8:29 a.m.: Good morning, everyone! It’s game day!

I arrived to the Miami area on Saturday morning on a flight with a bunch of Eagles fans and there are a ton down here. It’s December, so a trip to Miami sounds pretty good for a bunch of people in Philly. 

“I’ve been told there's a few Eagles fans that are going to be at this game, which will be great,” Doug Pederson said last week. “Our fans travel well. Obviously South Florida would be a great destination this time of year for Eagles fans to get out of the cold, much like it was in L.A. a couple years ago.

“But, yeah, I would expect a nice crowd there for us. This is a great place to play. I haven't been down there in a few years. I'm excited to get back down there.”

Now, I doubt it’ll be like that Los Angeles trip Pederson was talking about. That was nuts. But there’s a chance this game could come kind of close to that. 

I’m sure Eagles fans are here in great numbers and I’ve seen it just around my hotel in Fort Lauderdale. I’m sure Roob was out on South Beach with a bunch last night. 

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NFL Week 15 schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 games to watch

NFL Week 15 schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 games to watch

Here are my games to watch for in Week 15 of the NFL season:

Bears at Packers — Sunday, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Bears are growling again. They have three straight wins and are playing like a playoff team. The only problem is their many stumbles along the way have them at just 7-6, and currently the No. 8 seed in the NFC playoff pitcure. They travel to Green Bay with revenge on their minds, still remembering the season-opening loss to the Packers. That the Packers are 10-3 — currently the No. 2 seed in the NFC — is amazing in itself. Defensively, they stop either the run or the pass but never both in a game. Offensively, they don’t score a lot of points and rarely win impressively, but the bottom line is more times than not they have found a way to win. First-year head coach Matt LeFleur has his squad believing in his system. The Pack will rack up their 11th W at Lambeau.

Texans at Titans — Sunday, 1 p.m. on CBS

One team is exciting by land, the other by air. Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins gives defenses fits weekly. Tennessee RB Derrick Henry is a battering ram. These two are currently tied for the lead in the AFC South but after getting blasted by Denver last week, Houston is still in control based on best win percentage in division games. The Titans are currently the No. 7 seed. Since QB Ryan Tannehill replaced Marcus Mariota after Week 6, the Titans have won six of their last seven and four in a row. Houston has the capability of rising up for big games with wins over the Patriots and Chiefs, but the Titans are hot, and I’m going with the hot team at home. Side note: They'll meet again Week 17.

Vikings at Chargers — Sunday, 4:05 p.m. on CBS

The only thing the Chargers have left to play for is pride and the Vikings are jockeying for better seeding and a possible division title. Under Mike Zimmer, the Vikings have not fared well when traveling west, sporting a 1-6 record in road games played in the Mountain or Pacific time zones. Two of the Chargers' five wins have come against the NFC North. The Vikings' defense is starting to jell again and they’ll need cohesiveness on D because Philip RIvers' offense can light it up at any given moment. The Vikings know what’s at stake — it wont be easy, but they’ll find a way to get the job done.

Rams at Cowboys — Sunday, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

Don’t look now, but the Rams are starting to play like the team that represented the NFC in last season’s Super Bowl. They’ve won three in a row with the offense functioning like a well-oiled machine and the defense making plays. As for Dallas, fans are calling for heads to roll, starting with head coach Jason Garrett. They’ve lost three straight and haven’t beaten a quality opponent all season. With that said, they somehow still control the NFC East. They have the the talent all over the field, yet don’t have the wins to show for it. What should have been a promising season will be a disaster if they don’t find a way to rebound and make the playoffs. Sorry, Dallas, until you prove otherwise, you’re just not ram tough enough to win this one.

Bills at Steelers — Sunday, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Just when it looked like Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin would have to endure his first losing season in Pittsburgh, his squad has risen from the ashes. A team that was 1-4 at one point is now 8-5, riding a three-game winning streak, and currently the sixth seed in the AFC. What’s even more impressive is that Tomlin is using his third QB of the season. Rookie free agent Devlin “Duck” Hodges has been on the winning side on all three of his starts. The defense has tightened the loose gaps and is playing 'Burgh ball. The Bills have been writing an incredible story of their own. They are currently the fifth seed and just one game behind New England in the AFC East. Buffalo is striving for its first 10-win season since 1999. It will also be Buffalo’s first Sunday night appearance in 12 years. Two good defenses in this one. Two teams hoping to move one step closer to solidifying a playoff spot. This one has the makings of a brass knuckles brawl with the Steelers delivering the final knockout blow.

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Here comes wide receiver Robert Davis … to save the day?

Here comes wide receiver Robert Davis … to save the day?

He’s big, he’s fast, he’s strong. 

Can he play? Who knows? I guess we’ll find out on Sunday. 

Meet Robert Davis. He’s the 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver who once ran a 4.44 at the combine and tested through the roof. He’s also the receiver whom the Eagles called up from their practice squad earlier this week after even more injuries at the position. 

It’s probably unfair to expect a 24-year-old receiver with four career games and one career catch under his belt to suddenly cure all the Eagles’ ails at wide receiver. But here we are.  

I tweeted that video on Thursday and most of the responses were hilarious. Some were tongue-in-cheek, like suggesting that since he caught a ball the Eagles should sign him a long-term deal. But some were genuine — in that, hey, here’s a guy with an impressive frame and possibly some untapped potential. Heck, it’s gotten so bad at receiver, he’ll surely help, right? 

Last week’s 23-17 win over the Giants should be remembered as the practice squad game because three guys — Boston Scott, Josh Perkins and Greg Ward Jr. — all played a big part of the victory and all three were on the practice squad less than two months earlier. 

So … on one hand, Davis uses that as encouragement. Hey, if they can do it, so can I. 

On the other hand, maybe there are now some unfair and unrealistic expectations on just how big of an impact Davis will be able to have in his first game with the Eagles. 

“We’re all competitors,” Davis said. “That’s why we’re in the NFL. Seeing [Ward] go out there and have success, I want to go out there and have success, too.”

The Redskins saw that potential in Davis when they drafted him in the sixth round out of Georgia State back in 2017. It’s pretty easy to see why they used a pick on him. 

Despite his athleticism, Davis split time between the 53-man roster and the practice squad as a rookie and then broke his leg in 2018. Davis came back in 2019 but didn’t play much and eventually got cut. He’s been with the Eagles since he signed to the practice squad on Oct. 7. 

This weekend, Davis will play his first game as an Eagle and it’ll come against his former team in Washington. He’s as excited about that as Eagles fans are about seeing him play. 

And if you want to get even more over-hyped about Davis, here’s what his former Redskins and current Eagles teammate Nate Sudfeld said about him last month: 

He’s a freak of nature. He’s got muscles on top of muscles. Definitely looks the part of a big, freak wide receiver, and he plays big. He’s got speed, really good at running routes, he’s smart. He’s got a bright future, definitely.

Maybe Davis will just have a short stay on the Eagles’ active roster. Maybe he won’t even be able to make an impact. But, for now, it’s fun for fans to dream about finding another diamond in in the practice squad. 

After his call-up, Davis took over a real locker stall at the NovaCare Complex, moving up from the pop-up variety. While he’s listed as Robert on the roster, his nameplate said Rob. 

What does he prefer? 

“My mom named me Robert,” he said. “I go by Rob for my homeboys.”

You can decide what to call him after watching Sunday’s game.  

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