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Eagles vs. Giants live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 14 game

Eagles vs. Giants live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 14 game

11:35 p.m.: Ballgame. The Eagles just got a huge win and a morale boost. It barely even matters that it came against a two-win team. 

The overtime drive was 8 plays 75 yards with a touchdown pass to Ertz. 

Final: Eagles 23, Giants 17 

11:12 p.m.: This game isn’t over yet. The Eagles just capped off an 85-yard drive with a pass from Carson Wentz to Zach Ertz. 

With 1:53 left in the fourth: Eagles 17, Giants 17 

10:52 p.m.: Carson Wentz threw was should have been a 29-yard touchdown pass but Greg Ward just dropped it. The DB had tight coverage but didn’t tip it. 

And then Jake Elliott missed a 47-yard field goal. 

10:35 p.m.: The Eagles are alive but barely. For as bad as tonight has been, they still have a shot in this game. 

After 3: Giants 17, Eagles 10 

10:28 p.m.: The Eagles have some life! 

They finally got something going and got a touchdown. Boston Scott picked up 21 yards on four carries with a touchdown and the Eagles went 58 yards for the score. Miles Sanders went to the locker room during that drive, so Scott took over.  

With 1:28 left in the third: Giants 17, Eagles 10 

10:01 p.m.: The Eagles have ruled out Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Lane Johnson (ankle) have both been ruled out for the rest of this game. 

9:42 p.m.: I don’t know anymore. Darius Slayton just split Ronald Darby on 3rd-and-8 for a 55-yard touchdown pass before the half. 

This is a new rock bottom. 

This is beyond embarrassing. 

The Eagles, in a fight to make the playoffs, are getting smoked by a two-win team that hasn’t won a game since September. 

The Eagles got booed off the field at the end of the first half and they deserve it. In fact, they deserve to come back out of the locker room to an empty stadium. No one should have to sit here and watch this crap. 

At half: Giants 17, Eagles 3

9:35 p.m.: Lane Johnson (ankle) is questionable to return. His injury looked nasty and he was carted inside. Tough to watch. 

9:15 p.m.: The Giants just kicked a 34-yarder of their own. The big play on that drive was a 42-yarder to Darius Slayton, who again beat Darby. Darby is having a tough night. 

9:05 p.m.: The Eagles just kicked a 34-yard field goal, but Alshon Jeffery left the game with a foot injury. The Eagles are down to just two healthy receivers. 

In the second: Giants 7, Eagles 3 

8:57 p.m.: The Giants just converted on a 3rd-and-13 on the first play of the second quarter and gave up a 35-yard touchdown pass. Ronald Darby failed to tackle Darius Slayton, who slipped away and ran into the end zone. It would have been a stop. 

A lot of boos here at the Linc and the Eagles deserved every one of them. 

Early in the second: Giants 7, Eagles 0 

8:47 p.m.: It seemed like the Eagles were about to get something going, alas, they didn’t. Carson Wentz’s third down throw was at Alshon’s feet. 

8:26 p.m.: Well, Eli’s first throw was a dud. Behind Saquon Barkley. This game might be hard to watch. 

8:22 p.m.: Gross first drive from the Eagles’ offense. Jason Peters got called for a false start (I know, right?) and then Carson Wentz took a sack for a loss of 12 yards. 

8:13 p.m.: The Giants won the toss and elected to defer. Carson Wentz and the offense up first. 

7:03 p.m.: It looks like the heaviest rain has moved out but it’s still raining here at the Linc as we get close to game time. 

6:45 p.m.: The Eagles are without four starters tonight. Here’s the complete list of inactives: 

Kamu Grugier-Hill (concussion) 
Derek Barnett (ankle)
Nelson Agholor (knee) 
Jordan Howard (shoulder) 
Nate Herbig
Nate Sudfeld 
Sua Opeta 

6:06 p.m.: It’s still raining pretty hard here at the Linc, but the tarp has been removed from the field for warmups. 

Miles Sanders and the running backs, along with the kickers are the first players on the field. 

5:14 p.m.: It’s coming down really hard. The tarp is down and will be there for at least another hour. 

4:06 p.m.: I have arrived to Lincoln Financial Field and it’s raining pretty hard. Not many tailgaters in the lots and I can’t blame them. It’s pouring and a Monday afternoon. 

At least it’s relatively warm today, though. 

The forecast has called for rain all week, so it’s not like this is a surprise. In fact, Doug Pederson was even asked on Saturday about how weather affects his play calling. 

“With play calls, it’s really determined on really when we get to the game and see how much it's raining or the wind, all that,” he said. “You really just go in the whole week and prepare as normal.

“I think for me, if I'm preparing the team I do want them to understand that there could be some weather coming in here, so obviously cleats, the grass, all of that. I want them to understand that we can make those adjustments now and prepare for that now. But as far as the play calls, you really don't know until you see exactly in-game how bad it's raining or the wind at that time.”

In the past, Carson Wentz has thrown wet footballs during the week before games where rain is expected. He said it helps. 

3:50 p.m.: The Eagles will be in black uniforms tonight and a bunch of them will have personalized cleats for the NFL’s “My cause, my cleats” campaign. 

Here’s a look at all of them: 

9:57 a.m.: Good morning, everyone! 

We have waited a long time for tonight, but the Eagles will host Eli Manning and the Giants tonight at the Linc. Here are five matchups to watch.

If you’re heading to the game, bring your rain gear. 

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Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael: 'I didn't know if I was good enough'

Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael: 'I didn't know if I was good enough'

Harold Carmichael learned back on Monday that he had finally made it into the Hall of Fame, but for logistical reasons he wasn’t allowed to tell anybody until after the official announcement on Wednesday.
 
As it happened, on Tuesday night, Harold found himself sitting next to his close friend and long-time coach Dick Vermeil at a dinner at NaBrasa Brazlian Steakhouse in Horsham.
 
For three hours.

Vermeil had just learned he didn't make it into the Hall of Fame. Carmichael had just learned he had.

And he couldn't say a word.
 
“It was killing me,” Carmichael said. “We talked about being disappointed that he didn’t get in, but I couldn’t say anything to him. He was promoting Dick Vermeil wines and we had about 160 people and they were asking me if I’d heard anything yet and I would just get off the subject. I really didn’t want to lie to anybody. I just couldn’t say anything about it. It was very, very tough for me. It’s still tough for me right now because I’m still trying to answer a lot of the texts. Got over 400 just in the past 24 hours and phone messages. My mailbox is full. They just gotta have patience. Like I did for 36 years.”
 
Carmichael’s wait is over.
 
This fall, he’ll be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame alongside more than 300 other all-time greats.
 
Carmichael retired after the 1984 season, so he’s been eligible since 1989. Despite ranking 5th in NFL history in receptions when he retired, he was never even a finalist until this year.
 
“I didn’t know if I deserved to be in there,” Carmichael said Thursday. “I’ve been hearing I should be in there for the past 30-some years. It was not a lock for me. I didn’t know if I was good enough. I tried to do my best, but it was not for me to say I should be in the Hall of Fame. It was for me to try to put the numbers up and try to be the type of person they would want to represent the Hall of Fame.”
 
From 1973 through 1983, Carmichael led the NFL in yards (8,414), touchdowns (77) and catches (549). 
 
When he retired after playing two games with the Cowboys in 1984, Carmichael ranked 5th in NFL history in catches, 7th in yards and 7th in TD catches.
 
Today, 36 years after his last touchdown, Carmichael still ranks 24th in NFL history in TD catches.
 
This is all from a kid who didn’t get recruited to play major-college football, was a walk-on at Southern University in Baton Rouge and was drafted in the 7th round.
 
“When I got here, Harold Jackson and Ben Hawkins were the starting receivers,” Carmichael said. “They were veterans and I was trying to learn how to be a football player and questioning whether I could play in the National Football League.”
 
Now, nearly half a century later, Carmichael has been recognized as one of the greatest of all time. 
 
He’s only the 8th receiver drafted in the 7th round or later to make it into the Hall of Fame and the first whose career began in the 1970s or later.
 
Carmichael, 70, said the last 24 hours have been a whirlwind as congratulations have come in from 50 years worth of friends, teammates, coaches and associates.
 
“My son said to my wife, ‘Mom, I didn’t know so many people loved dad like this,’” Carmichael said.

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Eagle Eye podcast: What’s taking so long, Doug?

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Eagle Eye podcast: What’s taking so long, Doug?

On the latest Eagle Eye podcast presented by Nissan, Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro try to figure out what’s taking Doug Pederson so long to hire an offensive coordinator. 

Some top names have already found jobs. The guys update the remaining vacancies and speculate about the Eagles’ plan and toss out one new theory. 

They also look back at the biggest lessons from the 2019 season. 

• Coaches are getting hired all over the NFL 
• Updating offensive coordinator opening
• What are the Eagles’ waiting for? 
• Lessons from the 2019 season 
• Will Jordan Howard be back in 2020? 
• Figuring out which DEs are on the bubble 
• Our championship weekend predictions 
• Harold Carmichael is finally Hall-bound
• Which Eagles player is next? 

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