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Eagles and Rams tied after the first half

The Eagles appeared ready to run out the half, or at least not be that aggressive with the ball. But after Rams coach Sean McVay called a timeout to save a few seconds for himself, the Eagles found a new gear. Sparked by the Nick Foles to Alshon Jeffery connection, the Eagles drove for a [more]

Rams remember Todd Gurley is on their roster

A week ago, the Bears were able to derail the Rams offense, by making sure Todd Gurley wasn’t a factor. The Rams weren’t going to let that happen two weeks in a row. Thanks to a heavy early workload for their workhorse back, the Rams are up 7-3 on the Eagles. Gurley just scored his [more]

Eagles finally get a break from being the hunted

Winning the Super Bowl carries with it one specific cost. The following year, everyone the defending champion faces will be extra motivated to come away with a win. It’s a measuring-stick game; Eagles coach Doug Pederson told PFT following a victory over the Giants that he senses that extra motivation from the opponents this year. [more]

Carson Wentz is officially out for Sunday night

Unofficially questionable a day ago with a back fracture that first became a public issue this week, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is now officially unavailable for Sunday night’s game in L.A. against the Rams. The Eagles downgraded Wentz, who was listed as doubtful on Friday afternoon, to out on Saturday morning. Wentz missed the first [more]

Chargers would host AFC title game at StubHub Center, limited size be damned

The game that will determine the AFC representative in the Super Bowl could be played in an uncharacteristically intimate venue. Per multiple sources, the AFC title game will be played at the StubHub Center, if the L.A. Chargers qualify to host it. The less-than-30,000-seat facility, which has played host to the Chargers for the last [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chargers and it continues with two more games on Saturday. The Jets, Texans, Browns and Broncos submitted their final injury reports on Thursday and the 24 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on [more]

Drew Brees edges out Patrick Mahomes to lead fan Pro Bowl vote

Fan voting for the Pro Bowl ended on Thursday, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished atop the standings. Brees received 1,270,631 fan votes, most among all NFL players, while Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes came in second with 1,197,370 votes, the league announced today. The Top 5 was rounded out by Giants rookie running back Saquon [more]

Carson Wentz is officially doubtful for Sunday night

On Friday, Eagles coach Doug Pederson described quarterback Carson Wentz as “questionable” for Sunday night’s game against the Rams. Officially, Wentz is less likely to play than that. The team’s official injury report lists Wentz as doubtful, which technically means that he’s less than 50 percent, and more than zero percent, likely to play. Pederson [more]

Thursday’s night game could shake up the MVP race

Any and all discussions about the MVP race aren’t relevant until the regular season ends. But that doesn’t stop them from happening. Throughout the 2018 season, a variety of names have emerged (and subsided) in the MVP debate. After Sunday’s no-look and sidearm and fourth-down-wing-and-a-prayer victory over the Ravens, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes seemed to [more]

Doug Pederson: Carson Wentz’s “stress injury” evolved over time

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz‘s back injury was the main topic of head coach Doug Pederson’s press conference on Friday. Reports this week said that Wentz has a fracture in his back and that he could miss the rest of the season as a result. Pederson said that describing the injury as a fracture was accurate, [more]

Los Angeles could host both conference championship games

The Chargers’ win over the Chiefs on Thursday night leaves open the real possibility that the road to the Super Bowl, in both the AFC and the NFC, could go through Los Angeles. The Chargers are now two wins and a Chiefs loss away from clinching home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, and the Rams [more]

Four teams have clinched playoff berths, five more can clinch this weekend

The Los Angeles Chargers became the fourth team to clinch a playoff berth. With their win over the Chiefs on Thursday night, the Chargers have joined the Chiefs as the only two AFC teams to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They are still battling it out for the AFC West title, with one of [more]

Hey, L.A., it’s time to embrace the Chargers

They can barely fill the 30,000-seat StubHub Center. When they do, it’s with the help of fans of the opposing team. And that could soon be changing. As the Rams soaked up the attention and the headlines and the praise, the Chargers quietly have gone about their business, racking up wins and, in the 2018 [more]

Report: Carson Wentz having MRI on back Thursday

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is not expected to play on Sunday night against the Rams because of a back injury and that injury may keep Wentz from playing again this season. Wentz is reportedly set for further tests to see if that will be the case. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that a scan of [more]

Rushing title is “important” to Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott won the rushing title his rookie season. He didn’t get a chance to repeat last season, serving a six-game suspension. The Cowboys running back leads Todd Gurley by 59 yards for the league lead this season. “I would say that’s important to me,” Elliott said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. [more]

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