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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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Eagles 2020 breakout candidate: K’Von Wallace primed for a big rookie year

Eagles 2020 breakout candidate: K’Von Wallace primed for a big rookie year

Over the next two weeks, I’m taking a look at 10 Eagles players who might be primed for a breakout season in 2020. I looked at Boston Scott yesterday. 

Up today: K’Von Wallace 

Age: 22

How acquired: Drafted in 4th round (No. 127)

Entering: Year 1 

It might seem overly ambitious to name a fourth-round rookie as a breakout candidate but there are reasons it isn’t crazy. 

While Wallace was the 127th selection in this year’s draft, he’s considered by many to be be a steal in the fourth round. In fact, ProFootballFocus named Wallace one of the biggest steals in the entire 2020 draft class.

At Clemson, Wallace was a three-year starter and played 59 games for the Tigers. He was a versatile player at Clemson, playing strong safety, free safety and some as the nickel corner. That type of versatility is likely one of the attributes that really attracted the Eagles to him. 

Another huge part of Wallace’s game is his physicality. 

Check out what VP of player personnel Andy Weidl said about Wallace after the Eagles drafted him: 

“You know, the thing about K'Von Wallace is his tape, and what stuck out was his physicality, his tackling, his ability to play around the line of scrimmage. The mentality he played with, the motor he played with. He's a guy that likes contact. He gets to the ball. He passes people to the ball, and when he gets there, he strikes. We saw that. It was consistent with the motor that he played with, the mentality he played with, and we really enjoyed it and thought he fit what we were doing and what we're putting together here.”

At 5-foot-11, 206 pounds, Wallace isn’t the biggest player and he’s not a speed demon. His 4.53 time in the 40 put him in the 65th percentile among safeties. 

But it’s not like Wallace isn’t athletic. He is. 

During the pre-draft process, Wallace became one of my favorite players and I actually mocked him to the Eagles several times. He seems to check a lot of their boxes for defensive backs. He’s instinctive, competitive and versatile. 

And a reason he has a chance to break out, perhaps more than many of his fellow rookies, is opportunity. The Eagles will be able to get him into the rotation and the only players in front of him are Jalen Mills and Will Parks, who are both on one-year deals. 

While Mills knows the Eagles’ defense, he’s switching positions this offseason from corner to safety. And while Parks knows the position, he’s switching teams this offseason from Denver to Philly. 

Maybe Mills or Parks becomes a long-term solution — it’s certainly possible — but the Eagles drafted Wallace and if he impresses enough early, he should be at least given a chance to win the safety job next to Rodney McLeod, not just for this season but for the future too. 

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Jason Kelce inspired to speak out about George Floyd after listening to DeSean Jackson

Jason Kelce inspired to speak out about George Floyd after listening to DeSean Jackson

Eagles center Jason Kelce on Monday night was inspired to post about the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests after hearing discussion during the Eagles’ team meeting today. 

In particular, Kelce said he felt an obligation to speak out after hearing DeSean Jackson’s speech to the team. 

Here are Kelce’s full comments: 

Kelce, 32, is one of the longest-tenured players on the team and an established team leader. He does not often post on social media but felt an obligation in the wake of Floyd’s death. 

Kelce was not the only Eagles player moved by the Eagles’ team meeting on Monday. Kicker Jake Elliott also posted about it: 

It’s important during these times for white players to speak up against racism and several white Eagles have done so in the last few days. Most notably, franchise quarterback Carson Wentz spoke out against “institutional racism” on Thursday. 

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