Nick Foles has second chance to be a Rocky-like Eagles hero

This was supposed to be Carson Wentz’s moment, Philadelphia’s fearless phenom carrying fervent, frenzied football fans and a franchise forever desperate to win its first Super Bowl on his strapping young shoulders on an exhilarating journey into the history books. It is Nick Foles’ moment instead. And now that Super

Nick Foles is the Eagles’ curse, or the one to break it

This was supposed to be Carson Wentz’s moment, Philadelphia’s fearless phenom carrying fervent, frenzied football fans and a franchise forever desperate to win its first Super Bowl on his strapping young shoulders on an exhilarating journey into the history books. It is Nick Foles’ moment instead. And now that Super

Nick Foles played enough like Carson Wentz to stymie Giants

Nick Foles did a pretty good Carson Wentz imitation Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Making his first start in 14 months, Foles threw four touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 34-29 victory over the Giants. It was almost as if the Eagles did not miss their super second-year quarterback

What Bill Parcells’ 1990 Giants can teach this Eagles team

Bill Parcells spent a good part of his Giants coaching career shattering the Super Bowl dreams of the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia. Carson Wentz suffering that torn ACL last Sunday ripped the heart out of Eagles fans who could reach out and touch the franchise’s first

Eli Manning has nothing but sympathy for Carson Wentz

The Giants this season never even flirted with playoff contention; what goes on with teams in the hunt is of little interest to them. Seeing a top player go down resonates throughout the league, though, and it did with the Giants when they heard Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz

Finding fantasy football relief if you’re a Carson Wentz owner

Forgive me for being uncomfortable. This is my first time on a psychiatrist’s couch. Psychiatrist: No problem. Just tell me what you’re feeling. Me: Well, I’m excited, stressed out, and also depressed. I somehow advanced in my fantasy football league playoffs, but I lost my quarterback, Carson Wentz, to a

Eagles confirm the worst: Carson Wentz tore his ACL

The Eagles got the news they feared on Monday. Coach Doug Pederson told reporters that quarterback Carson Wentz did indeed tear his ACL in the win over the Rams, a tremendous blow to the Eagles’ Super Bowl chances. Wentz was having an MVP season for the 11-2 Eagles and was

Why Carson Wentz injury may kill Eagles’ Super Bowl hopes

This is a Super Blow to the Eagles’ hopes of winning their first Super Bowl trophy. Carson Wentz was injured in the third quarter of the Eagles’ 43-35 victory over the Rams in Los Angeles on Sunday. He will have an MRI exam on Monday. The Eagles did not

The Eagles fear the Carson Wentz worst

LOS ANGELES — Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has torn his left anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs. Wentz needs an MRI to confirm the severity of the injury.

Why Russell Wilson should be NFL MVP and it’s not even close

With a month remaining in the season, a legitimate case can be made for three players as winner of the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. New England’s uber-star Tom Brady and Philadelphia’s rising star Carson Wentz are likely to dominate most of the popular voting. My vote is the least

An NFC showdown, a QB debut and an RB feud: Five NFL things to watch

Another crazy week in the NFL, particularly at the quarterback position, where the Eli Manning has been benched by the Giants after starting 210 consecutive games, the 49ers finally take the bubble wrap off Jimmy Garoppolo, and Chiefs fans are calling for rookie Patrick Mahomes II to replace

The Giants’ biggest QB problem isn’t on their team

The Giants’ biggest quarterback problem isn’t that Eli Manning is 36 and seemingly in decline. It’s not that they will soon be in a position to have to figure out what they’ve got with rookie Davis Webb, or that they may have to decide to select a new arm near

Carson Wentz is for real and the Eagles are thriving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carson Wentz said he saw some things from the Carolina Panthers he hadn’t seen on film leading to three first-half sacks and plenty of pressure. It didn’t bother the Philadelphia Eagles’ second-year quarterback. Wentz came up big in a huge game, throwing for 222 yards and three touchdowns against

Trades may be only way to save your fantasy football season

People who play fantasy sports aren’t heartless. We see terrible injuries, like the broken ankle Odell Beckham Jr. suffered Sunday against the Chargers, and we understand that is a real thing that happened to a real person. It’s crushing when one of the league’s best players is lost for the year,

Time has come for fantasy football rosters to evolve

As the NFL has evolved over the years, the fantasy football community has adjusted to stay in lockstep. When running backs like LaDanian Tomlinson roamed the earth, fantasy leagues turned to points-per-reception formats to balance position values. When the player pool deepened and overall talent improved, we increased league sizes

Giants’ hopes come crashing down with game-ending dagger

PHILADELPHIA — At long last, a pulse, and a heartbeat and a parade of three Eli Manning touchdown passes in a span of 5 minutes, 27 seconds — two to Odell Beckham Jr. and one a rousing 77-yard catch and run, and run, and run by Sterling Shepard. For all

Carson Wentz’s big start inspiring Eagles’ big talk

PHILADELPHIA — One name brings a smile to everyone in green. It elicits praise, approval and January possibilities. Mention Carson Wentz, and the Eagles can’t help but bust out compliments. “You don’t see the things he’s doing right now from a young quarterback,” running back Darren Sproles said Friday. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor: “I

Fantasy football: Take advantage of the Todd Gurley mirage

Many fantasy owners will look at the scoreboard today and smile when they see their team in the lead, thanks in large part to a nice day from Todd Gurley. He was in the top six running backs heading into Monday night after a solid fantasy day — 20.6-point day in