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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Williams is a reasoned voice of experience for the EaglesFresh off winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens, Cary Williams offers his new teammates a good perspective.Upvote Share TweetNew Orleans is known for its passing attack, but Eagles know the Saints also have some potent, versatile running backs.Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Eagles O-line coach Howard Mudd proud of his charges' playHoward 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.Upvote Share TweetDespite being snubbed by the Pro Bowl, guard Evan Mathis was one of three Eagles selected to the Associated Press all-pro first team.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetDallas 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.Upvote Share TweetSunday'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.Upvote Share TweetNew Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has officially been ruled out of Saturday's playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a back injury.Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- 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…Upvote Share TweetWhen 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Philly to use undercover officers to deter Eagles fansAfter 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…Upvote Share TweetIRVING, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Maclin says he’ll be ready for spring workThe 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, …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 3, 2014Three of this weekend's four wild-card games are regular-season rematches. So what will go differently this time?Upvote Share Tweet
New Orleans party ideas for Eagles fansThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL by the numbers – Eagles offense is soaring into NFL playoffsyahoo.com Jan 3, 2014There 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Offense doesn't need to be at warp speedRemember 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?Upvote Share Tweet
Five key acquisitions who sent Eagles back to the playoffsEagles can point to these five guys as key contributors to their playoff run.Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL considering, sort of, playoff seeding based on recordsYes, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Playing in postseason a new experience for many of these EaglesWith only a handful of vets with playoff experience, newer Eagles approach the playoffs with an eager attitude.Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles-Saints: Daily News staff picksDaily News writers have mixed views on how the game will turn out.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 3, 2014Picking 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Pep talk helped Eagles’ KendricksEagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks has played much better since an inspirational chat with his youth coach.Upvote Share TweetNick 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Saints Vs. Eagles PreviewJan 3Sal Paolantonio looks ahead to the Saints vs. the Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles: What it means to be a QBJan 3Philadelphia 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.
Fandom Friday: Which QB do you trust more?Jan 3Darren 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.
'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles offense vs. New Orleans Saints defenseJan 3Will 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.
Wild-Card WinnersJan 3Picking 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 playoffsJan 3Now that the NFL doesn't make sense, the Sports Guy has altered his manifesto to include a few recommendations to guide you.