Eagles Evaluation: Backed Into A Corner, Eagles Flip The Switch

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles offense was horrid. The defense started well, but fell apart in the second quarter.

The Eagles missed a field goal and had a touchdown called back for a phantom hold. They entered the tunnel at halftime a lifeless team.

Then there was the injuries. Lane Johnson, Alshon Jeffery, Jalen Mills and Miles Sanders all went down in the middle of the game.

At one point, JJ Arcega-Whiteside even left the game.

The team was forced to rely on three recent promotions from the practice squad.

That's when the magic happened.

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Postgame Report Eagles vs. Giants

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By Evan Krawczuk, Contributing Writer

The energy in the second half, WHERE HAS THAT BEEN ALL SEASON? There were some points where the offense was somewhat flat but the offense did just enough to tie the game up and force overtime. The defense did not play well in the second half. The Giants just happened to be really bad in the second half. In overtime, the Eagles came out HOT. Quick throws to Sanders and Scott got the Birds rolling all the way down on the game winning drive. At the half, the Eagles were down 17-3, and they played down to their opponent for the entire second half. Here's what I saw in the back half of performance:

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Halftime Report: Giants at Eagles

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By Matt Ryan, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

The Eagles face the Giants in week 14 of the regular season. The Eagles offense has looked horrible, finishing the half with just 116 total yards and three points. The Eagles head into the half down 17-3 in a must win game for the Birds. Here is what we saw in the first 30 minutes of action:

First Half Offensive MVP

TE Zach Ertz. Ertz has been the Eagles lone bright spot finishing the half with five catches for 69 yards. Ertz had two 20+ yard receptions that led to an Eagles field goal in the second quarter.

First Half Defensive MVP

S Malcolm Jenkins. Jenkins had a great first half with four total tackles and one pass deflected. Jenkins’ pass deflected saved a touchdown that would have put the Giants up two possessions.

Who Needs To Step Up

CB Ronald Darby. Darby has had a horrible first half, missing a tackle on third down that led to a touchdown and giving up a huge 42 yard reception. Darby finished out the half giving up a 55 yard touchdown bomb to put the Eagles down 14 points at the half. Darby is going to need to have an incredible second half if the Eagles want to mount a huge comeback

Who To Watch Out For

RB Saquon Barkley. Barkley is the Giants main play-maker and will be a huge part in their running and passing game in the second half. Barkley had a decent first half, finishing with 39 yards on 10 carries.

Phillies Have Reached Out To Cubs On Kris Bryant

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

While the news of the day has largely revolved around Stephen Strasburg re-signing with the Nationals on a record setting deal and the impact that deal will have on the market for Gerrit Cole, there was some Phillies news announced today.

The news was about a potential trade instead of a free agent the club may be pursuing, however.

Bruce Levine of WSCR the Score in Chicago reports that the Phillies have "had talks" with the Cubs about a potential deal that would send the 27-year old to Philadelphia.

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Flyers F Travis Konecny Out Indefinitely with Concussion

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It was a moment that changed the tone of Saturday’s game. The Flyers held a 2-1 lead over the Ottawa Senators late in the first period when Mark Borowiecki delivered an open-ice hit to Travis Konecny that knocked him to the ice. He was left holding his head as he exited. He did not return to the game.

After the game, the only update the Flyers could offer for the rest of the weekend was that Konecny had an upper-body injury and more would be known on Monday, but the writing appeared to be on the wall. On Monday morning, prior to a skills practice feature smaller groups, the Flyers confirmed what could be assumed. Konecny has a concussion and will be out indefinitely.

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