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Cloudy And Cold Expected For Saturday’s Playoff Game

Cloudy And Cold Expected For Saturday’s Playoff Game

eaglesgab.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 3
Temps will be cold and there will be clouds in the sky, but overall it could be worse for the NFC Wild Card game at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday night between the Saints and Eagles. The kickoff set for 8:10pm EST should see temps between 18 and 20 d…
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  • Williams is a reasoned voice of experience for the Eagles

    Williams is a reasoned voice of experience for the Eagles

    philly.com Jan 3
    Fresh off winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens, Cary Williams offers his new teammates a good perspective.
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  • Eagles' defense not taking Saints' rushing attack lightly

    Eagles' defense not taking Saints' rushing attack lightly

    philly.com Jan 3
    New Orleans is known for its passing attack, but Eagles know the Saints also have some potent, versatile running backs.
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  • Ex-Eagles O-line coach Howard Mudd proud of his charges' play

    Ex-Eagles O-line coach Howard Mudd proud of his charges' play

    philly.com Jan 3
    Howard Mudd was trying to think of the free-agent tackle, the one the Eagles were forced to sign after Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon before the 2012 season.
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  • Eagles Notes: McCoy, Peters, Mathis named to all-pro team

    Eagles Notes: McCoy, Peters, Mathis named to all-pro team

    philly.com Jan 3
    Despite being snubbed by the Pro Bowl, guard Evan Mathis was one of three Eagles selected to the Associated Press all-pro first team.
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  • Rookie Ertz a Chip Kelly kind of player

    Rookie Ertz a Chip Kelly kind of player

    The success that the Eagles have enjoyed this season under Chip Kelly has come with a delicious caveat. They're 10-6. They lead the NFL in rushing and yards-per-pass-attempt and rank second in total offense, and they've accomplished this with most of th…
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  • Hits keep coming: Cowboys' Murray fined $21K

    Hits keep coming: Cowboys' Murray fined $21K

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was given a parting gift by the NFL for a hit in the season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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  • Pack, Eagles take steps to battle cold, snow

    Pack, Eagles take steps to battle cold, snow

    ESPN.com Jan 3
    Sunday's playoff contest in Green Bay could be one of the coldest NFL games ever played, rivaling the subzero temperatures of the legendary Ice Bowl of 1967.
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  • Saints RB Thomas ruled out vs. Eagles

    Saints RB Thomas ruled out vs. Eagles

    New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has officially been ruled out of Saturday's playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a back injury.
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  • Pressure, not sacks, is key against Brees

    Pressure, not sacks, is key against Brees

    ESPN.com Jan 3
    PHILADELPHIA -- It doesn’t sound like much of a compliment, considering Drew Brees is one of the truly elite quarterbacks in the NFL. “He kind of reminds me of Kyle Orton, but he’s a little shorter,” Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole said. For contex…
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  • Earl Wolff questionable for Eagles

    Earl Wolff questionable for Eagles

    When it comes to the Eagles’ injuries, there aren’t many question marks for the team’s wild-card game. The biggest question relates to safety Earl Wolff, who is questionable with a knee injury. Wolff has missed five of the last six games, and he was a f…
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  • Philly to use undercover officers to deter Eagles fans

    Philly to use undercover officers to deter Eagles fans

    After news emerged of three of four playoff teams facing blackouts this weekend, we received a text message from the Eagles: “FYI. We sold out in Philly.” But that doesn’t mean the Eagles have no problems as they prepare to host the Saints. Apart from c…
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  • Tyron Smith named second-team All-Pro

    Tyron Smith named second-team All-Pro

    ESPN.com Jan 3
    IRVING, Texas -- Last week Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. On Friday, he was named second-team All Pro by the Associated Press. Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns and Jason Peters of the…
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  • Jeremy Maclin says he’ll be ready for spring work

    Jeremy Maclin says he’ll be ready for spring work

    The Eagles will face the Saints in a playoff game on Saturday night, which will mark the 17th game they’ve played this season without wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Maclin tore his ACL in July, causing him to miss the entire season. Maclin said Thursday, …
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  • The Playbook: Previewing 49ers-Packers, Eagles-Saints, more wil…

    The Playbook: Previewing 49ers-Packers, Eagles-Saints, more wild-card games

    CNNSI.com Jan 3
    Three of this weekend's four wild-card games are regular-season rematches. So what will go differently this time?
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  • New Orleans party ideas for Eagles fans

    New Orleans party ideas for Eagles fans

    philly.com Jan 3
    The New Orleans Saints are bringing their 3-5 road record to Philly. To mark the occasion, we’ve created a menu of three cocktails and five recipes for the perfect Game Day party: New Orleans-flavored with a touch of winning Philly flair.
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  • NFL by the numbers – Eagles offense is soaring into NFL playoff…

    NFL by the numbers – Eagles offense is soaring into NFL playoffs

    yahoo.com Jan 3
    There are many ways to look at the NFL, but the easiest - and most tedious – method to figure out what is going on is by examining the numbers. Here is a numerical look at the league heading into wild-card weekend: 0 – Playoff wins by Cincinnati Bengals…
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  • Offense doesn't need to be at warp speed

    Offense doesn't need to be at warp speed

    philly.com Jan 3
    Remember when the Eagles set FedEx Field on fire with a 53-play first half in the season opener against the Redskins? When it seemed the only way defenders could slow Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense was to fake injuries?
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  • Five key acquisitions who sent Eagles back to the playoffs

    Five key acquisitions who sent Eagles back to the playoffs

    philly.com Jan 3
    Eagles can point to these five guys as key contributors to their playoff run.
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  • Trent Cole on Terron Armstead: “He’s got some weak spots”

    Trent Cole on Terron Armstead: “He’s got some weak spots”

    The Saints took a huge chance putting an untested rookie at left tackle with two games left in the regular season. But while Terron Armstead bounced back from a nightmare debut against Greg Hardy and the Panthers, that performance put him on the radar o…
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  • NFL considering, sort of, playoff seeding based on records

    NFL considering, sort of, playoff seeding based on records

    Yes, it’s unfair that a team like the 12-4 49ers must venture to Green Bay for Ice Bowl II when the Packers cobbled together a measly 8-7-1 record en route to the NFC North crown. It’s as unfair as it is for the 11-5 Saints to have to travel to play the…
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  • Playing in postseason a new experience for many of these Eagles

    Playing in postseason a new experience for many of these Eagles

    philly.com Jan 3
    With only a handful of vets with playoff experience, newer Eagles approach the playoffs with an eager attitude.
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  • Eagles-Saints: Daily News staff picks

    Eagles-Saints: Daily News staff picks

    philly.com Jan 3
    Daily News writers have mixed views on how the game will turn out.
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  • Wild-Card Winners: Picking the four games this weekend, with th…

    Wild-Card Winners: Picking the four games this weekend, with the key…

    CNNSI.com Jan 3
    Picking the four games this weekend, with the key elements in each: Philadelphia 27, New Orleans 20, at Lincoln Financial Field (Saturday). The Eagles’ offensive line—one of only three units in the league to start the same five players in all 16 regular…
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  • Pep talk helped Eagles’ Kendricks

    Pep talk helped Eagles’ Kendricks

    philly.com Jan 3
    Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks has played much better since an inspirational chat with his youth coach.
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  • Foles in the cold: Big test Saturday

    Foles in the cold: Big test Saturday

    philly.com Jan 3
    Nick Foles wore a winter cap as he prepared to exit Lambeau Field after the Eagles' Nov. 10 win over the Green Bay Packers. He noted the challenges of throwing the ball in cold weather and through wind, fully understanding that those conditions are a re…
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  • Video - Saints Vs. Eagles Preview 01:19

    Saints Vs. Eagles Preview

    Jan 3
    Sal Paolantonio looks ahead to the Saints vs. the Eagles.
  • Video - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles: What it means to be a QB 01:04

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles: What it means to be a QB

    Jan 3
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles talks about what it means to be a QB in the NFL and what it's like to have the ball in his hands on game day. See the whole feature on "NFL GameDay Morning" on January 4th at 12 pm ET/9 am PT.
  • Video - Fandom Friday: Which QB do you trust more? 04:46

    Fandom Friday: Which QB do you trust more?

    Jan 3
    Darren Sharper and Clinton Portis debate the 'Fandom Friday' questions of the day including which quarterback is more trustworthy, the Eagles' Nick Foles or the Saints' Drew Brees.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles offense vs. New Orleans Saints defense 05:39

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles offense vs. New Orleans Saints defense

    Jan 3
    Will Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy run all over New Orleans or will the Saints defense be able to scheme to stop him? "NFL Playbook" takes a deeper look at this matchup.

Sports Columnists

  • Wild-Card Winners

    Jan 3
    Picking the four games this weekend, with the key elements in each: Philadelphia 27, New Orleans 20, at Lincoln Financial Field (Saturday). The Eagles’ offensive line—one of only three units in the league to start the same five players in all 16 regular…
  • Bill Simmons on the NFL playoffs

    Jan 3
    Now that the NFL doesn't make sense, the Sports Guy has altered his manifesto to include a few recommendations to guide you.