Halftime Report: Giants at Eagles

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By Matt Ryan, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

The 1-5 Giants visit the 1-4-1 Eagles in an NFC East battle. The Eagles have played a decent first half, but they have let some opportunities slip through their hands. Despite some missed opportunities, the Eagles lead ten to seven at the half. Here's what we saw in the first 30 minutes of action:


First Half Offensive MVP

QB Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz had a decent first half finishing with 171 passing yards and eleven rushing yards. Wentz rushed for the Eagles lone touchdown to put the birds up 7-0. Wentz however, did throw an interception in the end zone to end an Eagles promising drive.


First Half Defensive MVP

DE Derek Barnett

Derek Barnett only had one first half tackle, but it was huge, backing the Giants into a third and 17. That Giants drive ended in a punt and you can credit that to Barnetts sack. Barnett also had a QB hit in addition to his sack.


Who Needs To Step Up

The Eagles Red Zone Offense

The Eagles offensive looked great in the first half except for when they were inside the Giants 20-yard line. The Eagles' final two red zone possessions have ended with no points. This will need to change in the second half if the birds want to walk away from this game with a win.


Who To Watch Out For

WR Golden Tate

Golden Tate only had one catch in the first half, but it was a big one going for a 39-yard touchdown. The Eagles need to make sure they don’t give up any big plays in the final 30 minutes.


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Matt Pryor and Zach Ertz Flip 53-Man Spots, Eagles Re-sign Jamon Brown To Practice Squad

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles made some last-minute moves ahead of their Thursday night matchup with the Giants.

On the bright side, the Eagles returned Matt Pryor back from the COVID list, meaning he is likely to start at right guard.

With Lane Johnson scheduled to start alongside him, the Eagles line should play far better than they did last weak, particularly against a weaker pass rush.

The Eagles also made the expected move of placing Zach Ertz on IR to free up a roster spot for Pryor.

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Week 7 Preview: New York Giants (1-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1)

By Matt Szczypiorski, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

The Eagles are coming off of yet another loss on Sunday, and will have a quick turnaround as they host their divisional foes, the New York Giants, on Thursday night.

The Eagles have a putrid 1-4-1 record, yet sit just a half game out of first place behind the 2-4 Cowboys. Recently, that ugly record that disgustingly has three digits honestly has not been as horrifying as it may seem on the surface.

The Eagles last two losses came at the hands of two of the best teams in football, the Steelers and the Ravens. In both games, the Eagles found themselves down double digits in the second half, and in both instances they clawed their way back to make it a two point game.

Obviously, both games ended in extremely frustrating losses that only tantalized Eagles fans of what could have been, but that despicable 1-4-1 record doesn’t seem detrimental once you factor everything into account.

That being said, if the Eagles lose this game at home to a truly terrible New York Giants team, it will be much harder to shine a positive light on this squad.

As is tradition at this point, the Eagles will be #BackInBlack as they like to say, for a home game against the Giants. For those of you who are not doing the math at home, don’t fret, because I am.

This is the sixth time in the last seven years the Eagles will wear their black uniforms for a home game against the Giants, and the fifth instance in which it will be a night game. I think this tweet sums up the current situation pretty well.

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Injury Report: New York (N) at Philadelphia

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By Evan Krawczuk, Contributing Writer

After a somewhat impressive performance on Sunday, the Eagles welcome the, slightly more woeful, New York Giants to The Linc. This is the first game all season it feels like the Eagles are a favorite going into the game. But who knows what team will show up on Thursday night? Granted, a majority of people didn't know who Jason Croom was when he scored on Sunday, so its probably fair to question WHO actually is going to be playing Thursday night. Here are some who will definitely be out and some who may try to fight through some injuries. Oh, and, of course, Alshon Jeffery.

Injury Report 

Philadelphia Eagles 

Out

Miles Sanders RB

Sanders is suffering from a knee injury and will not play this week. A huge hit to the Eagles offense, especially since Sanders was playing well as of late. Boston Scott is expected to carry the load in the running game.

Zach Ertz TE

Ertz, who has not played well at all this year, is out with an ankle injury this week. With Goedert also out, Wentz may have to look to Richard Rodgers and, last week touchdown-scorer, Jason Croom.

Malik Jackson DT

Jackson is out this week with a quadricep injury. Outside of his big hit on Joe Burrow, Jackson has been relatively quiet this year.

Jack Driscoll T

Driscoll left the game early last week after getting his ankle rolled up on. That led the way for Brett Toth to get some game reps last week.

Alshon Jeffery WR

Jeffery has found a home on the injury report. Not only is Jeffery suffering from the same foot injury but he now also has a calf injury. Feed Travis Fulgham.

K’Von Wallace S

Wallace suffered a shoulder injury on special teams on Sunday and is out this week.

Playing

Lane Johnson T

Johnson is going to try to tough it out and play through his ankle injury. If Johnson is to reaggravate his ankle, Brett Toth will get more game action

Desean Jackson WR

Jackson was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice after dealing with a hamstring injury. He is expected to play but it’ll be interesting to see if he is on a snap count.

Marcus Epps S

Epps was a full participant in Wednesday’s after dealing with a rib injury. His game status was unlisted, so he should be full-go.

Avonte Maddox CB

Maddox was limited in Wednesday’s practice with an ankle that has kept him sidelined. Maddox is expected to suit up for Thursday night’s game.

Duke Riley LB

Like Maddox, Riley was also limited in Wednesday’s practice, but with a rib injury. Riley is also expected to be active for Thursday’s game.

New York Giants

Out

C.J. Board WR

Board is out this week while going through concussion protocol.

Tae Crowder LB

Crowder will not be playing Thursday after not practicing due to a hamstring injury.

Questionable

Darius Slayton WR

Starting receiver Darius Slayton will be a game time decision with a foot injury. Slayton has burned the Eagles secondary in the past so Slayton’s status could be key for the Eagles defense.

Playing

Dion Lewis RB

Half of the tandem that has to replace Saquon was a full participant in practice Tuesday and Wednesday. Dion Lewis is expected to play Thursday after dealing with a hand injury.