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Winners and losers from the Eagles vs. Giants game - BGN
Prior to the game, there was a report about how the Eagles view Josh Adams as their bell-cow running back. Some were skeptical but the report did end up being accurate. Adams finished the game with 22 carries (!) for 84 yards and one touchdown. I really like the juice that Adams showed, especially on his 52-yard touchdown run that was unfortunately called back by an unnecessary hold from Jason Kelce. Keep feeding the rock to Adams, Doug.

Eagles Survive the Giants - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Brandon Lee Gowton break down the Eagles comeback 25-22 win over the Giants in a game that keeps them alive and in the hunt for the NFC East Title! Plus, bonus coverage of the Ian Rapoport report that Carson Wentz is still in the recovery process. Enjoy the show? Leave a five-star rating and a review on Apple Podcasts! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Giants game - PhillyVoice
The Eagles have found their lead back. Well, for the rest of this season, anyway. That would be Adams, who played better than his 22 for 84 (3.8) and 1 TD line would indicate. On his 52-yard TD run that was called back by an unnecessary hold by Jason Kelce, Adams looked explosive. He was perhaps the lone bright spot in the Eagles’ brutal loss in New Orleans last week, and he kept his positive momentum going against the Giants. Clement had an effective day as well, chipping in five carries for 45 yards, and two catches for 31 yards.

Eagles Win! - Iggles Blitz
In the moment…great win. The Eagles fell behind 19-3 and it looked like the Giants were going to score 40 points. The Eagles had no answer. The Eagles offense would move the ball to midfield and then go into stall mode. The Eagles came alive late in the first half and that momentum carried over to the second half. The team never quit and made all kinds of clutch plays. There is real value in that. Big picture…yikes. The Eagles needed a lot of things to go their way in order to beat a bad team. The Eagles need to play a lot better to really make a run this season. A lot better.

Meet Cre’Von LeBlanc, the guy who made the play of the game for the Eagles’ defense - The Athletic
Four plays later, Jenkins’ description of LeBlanc as resilient would be tested. The Giants faced a 3rd and 4 from the Eagles’ 11-yard-line. They lined up in a 3×1 set, with Beckham directly across from LeBlanc, who could accurately be described as something like the Eagles’ eighth or ninth cornerback. “I mean, at the end of the day, it’s football,” LeBlanc says. “Odell, he a great player. He put his pants on, I put my pants on. My hat’s off to him, we all know what Odell can do, he can take the top off that defense. I mean, everybody in the stadium, in the world, knew where that ball was going. Odell, backside, one-on-one. What you gonna do? You gonna piss down your leg, your back against the wall? That just go back to Strap. Strap for it. It’s your opportunity, dream come true, one-on-one, backside with the highest-paid receiver in the league. What you gonna do? You gonna fold or you gonna tuck your tail?”

Refocused, NFL Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles 25, New York Giants 22 - PFF
The Eagles’ running back duo of Josh Adams and Corey Clement both played a good game and combined to go for over 125 rushing yards. Adams gained a large majority of his yards after first contact and broke a handful of tackles, while Clement had his big 32-yard run. Having a successful run game seemed to help relax this offense a bit.

Eagles’ win over the Giants sets up key MNF game with Redskins - ESPN
Saquon Barkley broke off a 51-yard touchdown the series prior, and the defense was reeling. On the sideline after that drive, Jenkins and a couple other veterans asked defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to simplify the game plan for the inexperienced secondary. Schwartz did, and the defense responded. “I think that was a turning point, especially in that game – who knows about our season – where that could have just continued to snowball out of control,” Jenkins said of the team’s response. “But we weren’t going to allow that.”

Doug Pederson: “It’s still right there in front of us” - PFT
The Eagles ended an 0-2 post-bye run with a come-from-behind win over the Giants. Now at 5-6, the Eagles suddenly have new life in the NFC East. “It’s still right there in front of us,” coach Doug Pederson told PFT after the 25-22 victory. Indeed it is. And even though the Eagles can win the division by running the table, Pederson said that he doesn’t want the team to talk about playoff scenarios and to focus instead on “going 1-0 each week.”

Eagles’ Tim Jernigan feels good after return to ‘fight’ against Giants - NJ.com
“That’s just how I get myself mentally ready to play football,” Jernigan said. “This is a gladiator sport. You can’t come out there and expect for things to go easy for you. It’s going to be hard. You’ve got to fight. It’s a fight every play out there.” Jernigan failed to register a sack or even a tackle on Sunday. However, his presence helped the Eagles’ defense turn things around in the second half against New York’s improved offense.

Eagles 25, Giants 22: Eagles keep hope alive with dramatic win over Giants - NBCSP
Was really encouraging to see Doug Pederson finally make a commitment to the running game and get both Corey Clement and Josh Adams involved in the offense, especially on the go-ahead drive to open the fourth quarter, where they combined on all 61 yards. These are two young, undrafted running backs, and they’re two guys that will always have an incredible hunger to succeed, an incredible desire to excel after humble beginnings to their career, and maybe some of that rubbed off on the rest of their team. They’re both fighters and they’re always going to give everything they have. Adams finished with a career-high 84 rushing yards on 22 carries and a touchdown and Clement had 5 for 45 rushing and 2 for 31 receiving. That’s 160 yards from two undrafted kids — 111 of them in the second half. But it’s not enough to do it once. Pederson has good running backs. He can’t forget to use them.

Eagles 25, Giants 22: 4 things we learned as the Giants fall to 3-8 - Big Blue View
The New York Giants have once again fallen to the Philadelphia Eagles in a heartbreaking fashion. Up 19-3 with two minutes left in the first half on Sunday it looked like the Giants were going to run away with the game and win their first game in Philly since 2013. Instead, the teams (many) flaws caught up with them and their lead (and any hope of meaningful football in December) slipped away.

Jason Garrett cools off the hot seat with a three-game winning streak and playoff push - Blogging The Boys
The heat was way up on Jason Garrett’s seat, but a winning streak has cooled things down.

The rest of the NFC East just doesn’t care about the Redskins - Hogs Haven
As you can see, Dallas fans see the Eagles as their top rivals; only 18% identify the Redskins, which is barely more than the number who said Green Bay! It seems like the days of bad blood promoted by George Allen and playoff losses inflicted by Joe Gibbs are now forgotten or immaterial to Dallas fans. And it appears that Philly fans and New York fans are equally indifferent.

Baker Mayfield Plants His Flag: Week 12 in the NFL - MMQB
Credit to the Eagles for showing some fight. Their injury issues in the secondary are bad, and offensive line could use some improved health too. But to be able to come back from a 19-3 deficit against the Giants with their season more or less on the line isn’t nothing. The problem is, the road gets much tougher for Philly from here—Redskins twice, Cowboys, Rams, Texans.

Week 12: Seattle Steps Up As Path To Playoff Begins To Take Shape - FMIA
The NFL’s Final Four in 2017 (Philadelphia, New England, Minnesota, Jacksonville) has a combined record of 22-21-1.

49ers release Reuben Foster - Niners Nation
This was Foster’s third arrest over the past 11 months. He was arrested in January in Alabama for possession of marijuana. He was arrested in February on suspicion of domestic violence and an illegal weapons possession. The domestic violence charge was dropped after the alleged victim recanted. He pled no contest to the misdemeanor gun charge.

The NFL’s most unstoppable offensive linemen at all 5 spots up front - SB Nation
C — Jason Kelce. Kelce anchored the best offensive line in football last season. Because of his unique abilities in space, like being able to snap and pull, the Eagles can to use him differently than most centers. They are able to fold block on zone runs and run tosses with Kelce. He also does an outstanding job with resetting his hips and hands during a stalemate.

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