Eagles-Giants, Day After: Failing To Finish

Jordan Matthews. (USA Today Sports)

Jordan Matthews. (USA Today Sports)

With the game on the line and a little more than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, Carson Wentz lofted the ball to Jordan Matthews in the end zone on fourth down. Matthews was running a fade route from the slot, a concept that has worked for the Eagles over and over again this season. It provided Wentz with his first NFL touchdown pass in Philadelphia’s opening drive against Cleveland, and it produced a 33-yard gain for the Eagles earlier in the game against the Giants.

But this time, the rookie quarterback placed the ball a little too far to the outside, and it barely touched Matthews’ middle three fingers before falling to the ground. For the fourth time this season, the Eagles had a chance late in the fourth quarter to win or tie the game with an offensive touchdown drive. And for the fourth time, Philadelphia failed to do so.

“We just didn’t finish, plain and simple,” Wentz said after the Eagles’ 28-23 loss. “It was tough. Just throughout the whole game, we struggled finishing in the red zone, and that’s something we’ve got to go back and we’ve got to be sharp on our details. I know that’s one thing we’ve all got to emphasize, but we’ve got to find a way to finish in the red zone.” Read more »

Eagles vs. Giants Game Updates

Jordan Matthews. (USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Matthews. (USA TODAY Sports)

The Eagles travel up I-95 North to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in the first of two meetings between the teams. The Eagles look to go 5-3 on the season and stay in the hunt for the NFC East crown. We’ll periodically update this thread throughout the game with highlights and drive summaries. Feel free to jump in the comments below. Read more »

Jordan Matthews Trucked a CBS 3 Cameraman After His TD Catch

Kyle Hall was trucked by Jordan Matthews after a first-quarter touchdown

Kyle Hall, a CBS 3 cameraman, was flattened after Jordan Matthews’ touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over the Browns. | Photos: via Pat Gallen; still from game footage

Eagles fans were pretty excited on Sunday as Carson Wentz led the team down the field for the first time. People were anxious to see how he’d do, and he looked great! He’d thrown just one incomplete pass as the Eagles marched to the Browns’ 19-yard line. On the sideline, CBS 3 cameraman Kyle Hall was excited, too. He’s been an Eagles fan his whole life and he was interested to see how Wentz did. As the Eagles moved the ball down the field, the stadium got more electric. “You could just feel the energy in the whole stadium was pretty intense,” Hall says.

He staked out a good spot in the corner of the end zone. Just like Wentz, Hall was on his game on Sunday. When Wentz threw a pass to the corner of the end zone, Hall followed the path of the ball right into Jordan Matthews’s hands. The next thing he knew, Matthews’ helmet was headed right for his face. Read more »

Matthews: I’ll ‘For Sure’ Return For Regular Season

Jordan Matthews. (Jeff Fusco)

Jordan Matthews. (Jeff Fusco)

After Jordan Matthews went down in practice a couple of weeks ago with a knee injury and Zach Ertz had to be tested for a concussion, the tight end expressed his frustration about how the Eagles’ rookies were hitting during practice.

But Matthews said today, in his first media availability since his injury, he’s not upset with Jalen Mills’ low hit. Read more »

Kendricks, Mills, Wentz Out For Second Game

Mychal Kendricks. (Jeff Fusco)

Mychal Kendricks. (Jeff Fusco)

Mychal Kendricks, Mike Martin, Jordan Matthews, Jalen Mills, Hunter Sharp and Carson Wentz will not play in the Eagles’ second preseason game in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Doug Pederson announced Tuesday morning. Wentz, however, will travel for the game, as will Dorial Green-Beckham, whom the Eagles recently traded for. Read more »

Kendricks, Shepherd, Smallwood Out For First Game

Mychal Kendricks. (Jeff Fusco)

Mychal Kendricks. (Jeff Fusco)

Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring), Marcus Johnson, Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), Mike Martin (knee), Jordan Matthews (knee), Jason Peters (quad), Hunter Sharp, JaCorey Shepherd (hamstring), Wendell Smallwood (quad) and Marcus Smith (concussion) will not play in the Eagles’ preseason game on Thursday against the Buccaneers. Peters, however, will work out with the team during pregame workouts and be in uniform. Read more »

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