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The Giants targeted Eagles CB Jalen Mills a historic amount

The Giants targeted Eagles CB Jalen Mills a historic amount

If it felt as though Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was involved in every other play against the Giants on Sunday, well, that’s actually not too far off.

We knew Mills saw a lot of action. He was shadowing Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for most of the afternoon, which is usually a sure sign a lot of footballs are going to come your way. One look at the box score can tell you Mills finished with a game-high 12 tackles.

That only tells part of the story. The Giants went after Mills so much, it made history.

Mills was targeted 21 times in coverage, according to Pro Football Focus — the highest number any cornerback has faced in over 10 years. PFF’s numbers only date back to 2006, but even if it’s only the most in the last decade, and not all-time, that’s still saying something in the increasingly pass-happy NFL.

To put that in perspective, Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw 47 passes total, so nearly half went to Mills’ man.

And how did Mills fare? Predictably, it was a mixed bag. Manning completed 71.4 percent of those attempts for 119 yards. Thirteen of those targets alone were for Beckham, who finished with nine receptions for 79 yards and two touchdowns.

When you put it like that, it sounds bad. However, the Eagles — Mills included — were playing a lot of off-man coverage and conceding routes underneath. So while Mills allowed a high volume of completions, those plays only amounted to 5.7 yards per attempt.

Granted, Beckham found the end zone twice. More often than not, Mills was limiting Giants receivers to short gains. In fact, the longest completion the second-year defensive back allowed went for 14 yards, as well as only 23 total yards after the catch.

"Besides those (two touchdowns), you always want them back in the red zone," Beckham said. "Both were contested. Both were short. For the most part of the game, I think I played pretty well."

PFF described it as “death by a thousand paper cuts,” but it wasn’t Mills’ death at all. All things considered, he did pretty much what the banged-up Eagles defense needed him to do to secure a victory.

Carson Wentz and wife do 'Thriller' dance at their wedding

Carson Wentz and wife do 'Thriller' dance at their wedding

We've seen Carson Wentz orchestrate a victory celebration before. But he's never had a dance partner quite like his new wife Maddie Oberg.

As we wrote Monday, the pair got married over the weekend up in Bucks County in what looked like a beautiful affair. Wentz shared some photos from the lovely day.

And now some of the fun has started to pop up on the internet. Like their introduction for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Wentz.

The intro has a bit of Pam and Jim from "The Office" wedding vibe before a "Dirty Dancing" fake out leads them into the "Thriller" dance that includes much of their wedding party.

Looks like a good time to me.

Wentz also shared a teaser video of their day on his Instagram:

Here's a look at Villanova's 2018 championship rings

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Phil Booth

Here's a look at Villanova's 2018 championship rings

Villanova head basketball coach Jay Wright shared some images of his players receiving their championship rings today. 

The Wildcats received the rings for their impressive run in the 2018 NCAA Tournament that was capped by a dominant performance over Michigan in the title game.

Guard Phil Booth shared a video showing off his new bling, complete with his name engraved on the side.

It's quite the piece of hardware for an organization that doesn't pay its athletes. Gotta win a championship to earn the bling.

Here's a closer look courtesy of Mike Sheridan.