Sep 5, 2012, 7:27 PM EST
The wait is over. Are you as excited as we are, even if it is a game between two teams you are hardwired to hate?
The NFL kicks off tonight at 8:30 in its traditional fashion, with the reigning Super Bowl champions playing host. Eight months after the New York Giants met the Dallas Cowboys to determine the last remaining playoff spot in the final game of the 2011 regular season, the rematch is set for the first game of 2012. And although there is less at stake this time around, at the end of the night, one of these two teams will be in first place in the NFC East.
Sep 5, 2012, 12:26 PM EST
Every week during the 2012 season we’re going to hit up some of the most knowledgeable people on the Internet when it comes to the team the Philadelphia Eagles are playing that particular Sunday. Up first, Scott Sargent of the go-to Cleveland sports site Waiting for Next Year.
Kulp:Third-overall pick Trent Richardson didn’t play all preseason after having “minor” knee surgery, but is expected to be ready for Week 1. How large a role will he play in the offense versus the Eagles?
Scott, WFNY: If any, I think we’re looking at a two-down situation with Richardson on Opening Day.
Sep 4, 2012, 1:47 PM EST
A look back at Sheldon Brown’s time with the Eagles, why he was traded, and what the team got in return.
Sep 4, 2012, 10:21 AM EST
A game-by-game prediction for the Eagles, who open their 2012 campaign this Sunday.
Sep 1, 2012, 12:46 PM EST
A look at the 53 players who survived cutdown day and will enter the 2012 season for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Aug 31, 2012, 1:13 PM EST
Jeffrey Lurie delivered his annual State of the Eagles address before Thursday’s preseason game, and while the CEO didn’t have much of interest to say, the media was quick to hone in on the ultimatum of sorts he imposed on Andy Reid. Let’s see if we can deliver this is the simplest of terms using Lurie’s own words.
Aug 30, 2012, 3:52 PM EST
The Eagles and Jets will rest their starters — and Tim Tebow — in the fourth and final preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Aug 29, 2012, 3:47 PM EST
A brief overview of all four teams in the NFC East. Will the Eagles wind up division champions?
Aug 28, 2012, 3:03 PM EST
The Phils have posted a 24-17 record since July 13, which is a strong .585 winning percentage, and has them on track to finish the season at least .500.
Aug 28, 2012, 1:23 PM EST
Do you think Juan Castillo and this defense are ready to redeem themselves this season?
Aug 27, 2012, 1:31 PM EST
After three-straight seasons breaking the franchise record in scoring, the Eagles took a step back last year as a result of turnovers. Will the offense become more efficient in 2012, or will it remain wildly inconsistent?
Aug 27, 2012, 2:23 AM EST
After a disappointing preseason, Brian Rolle has been replaced at weakside linebacker in the starting lineup by six-year veteran Akeem Jordan.
Aug 25, 2012, 3:59 PM EST
As is often the case during the preseason, it’s hard to say what the Eagles dismantling Cleveland by a final of 27-10 means for their Week 1 encounter, if anything at all.
Aug 24, 2012, 2:31 PM EST
If the NHL cancels games because of a lockout, they are counting on one indisputable fact: the fans will come back.
Aug 24, 2012, 1:03 PM EST
Michael Vick will be held out of tonight’s game, but even with Nick Foles under center, tonight’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns is a preview of sorts for Week 1.
Aug 24, 2012, 11:11 AM EST
Late last night, the Eagles announced the passing of Hall of Fame running back Steve Van Buren, arguably the greatest player in franchise history. He was 91.
Aug 23, 2012, 7:05 PM EST
To the surprise of no one, Cole Hamels (14-6, 2.94) is having a teriffic season. The words Cy Young have even been lobbed around lately, although he’ll need to have quite the finish to truly get in the hunt.
Beating the potential front-runner tonight would be a good start. The Reds’ Johnny Cueto is absolutely cruising in 2012. His 16 wins and 2.44 ERA are tops in the National League. Needless to say, tonight has pitchers’ duel written all over it.
Aug 22, 2012, 11:04 PM EST
Nick Foles leads the NFL this preseason in passer rating, but what does that really mean?
Aug 22, 2012, 3:20 PM EST
Let’s jump right into the good and the bad from Monday night’s 27-17 preseason victory over the Patriots.
Aug 21, 2012, 2:43 PM EST
Despite shipping the right fielder out to San Francisco a few weeks ago, the Phillies are still holding their Hunter Pence bobblehead giveaway at tonight’s game.
Aug 21, 2012, 8:16 AM EST
Although Foles’ faster-than-anticipated ascendency is saving what would otherwise be a torturous preseason to date—and we the football-starved people appreciate that—it comes with a few grains of salt.
Aug 20, 2012, 6:56 PM EST
So much for the Patriots testing the Eagles. Thanks to some brutal scheduling that has New England playing three games in a 10-day span, Bill Belichick decided he would rest a few starters tonight — basically all of them, actually.
Of course, this comes as horrendous news for the Birds, who thanks to some similarly awful scheduling — playing their Week 1 opponent four days from now — intended to use tonight’s game as their regular season primer. So, uh, now what?
Aug 20, 2012, 4:08 PM EST
Less than a week after agreeing to a six-year extension with Wayne Simmonds, the Flyers have now done the same for Scott Hartnell, locking up the feisty winger through 2019. We will update as the financial terms are revealed.
Aug 20, 2012, 1:37 PM EST
Due to an unusual set of circumstances, the Eagles are holding their “dress rehearsal” one game early, which means when Monday Night Football kicks off tonight at 8 p.m., their starters will be going head to head with the reigning AFC Champion Patriots. Whether the opponent will treat the evening with any weight is another story.
Aug 18, 2012, 12:06 PM EST
This photo is all kinds of win, if only for the reactions in the bullpen — even though it is the play that was most associated with the Phillies 6-2 loss to the Brewers on Friday night.
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