Why this is their biggest game of the year
Eagles (4-11) at New York Giants (8-7), 1 p.m., Sunday, MetLife Stadium
The Eagles have nothing to play for except pride at this point. Coach Andy Reid is expected to be fired after this game. The Eagles would love to give him a win in his final game and knock the Giants out of playoff contention.
Evaluating the Eagles
(Observations from their 27-20 loss to Washington)
Safety Colt Anderson: Better suited for special teams.
Quarterback Nick Foles: Tough break.
Running back LeSean McCoy: Impressive comeback.
Tight end Evan Moore: Blew his chance to be a hero.
Quarterback Michael Vick: Deactivation was an insult.
Coach Andy Reid: Time is almost ours.
Evaluating the offensive line
After a series of respectable performances, the line has struggled the last two games. Foles was sacked five times and under constant duress against the Redskins. That pressure ultimately cost them a chance to win the game. Foles had to throw the ball away on the final play with 1 second left, but because his pass did not reach the line of scrimmage, he was penalized for intentional grounding. An automatic 10-second runoff ended the game.
3-and-out with Andy Reid
(Quotes provided by the team)
Q: What is Nick Foles' status?
A: Nick has a hairline fracture on his hand.
Q: Who will be the starting quarterback against the Giants?
A: There's a very good chance Michael (Vick) will be the starter.
Q: Can the Eagles bounce back next season?
A: I think this team is closer than what people might think and that's a good thing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
David Weinberg, 609-272-7186