October 14, 2015 |
WHEN YOU'VE lived in the same neighborhood for more than 50 years, you're bound to have had a strong impact. John G. Skelton was something of a legend in the neighborhood around 29th Street and Lehigh Avenue, North Philadelphia, a familiar presence on the streets where he was always ready with a friendly greeting and big hello. John saw a couple of generations grow up there. He saw people come and go, while he stayed put. He saw inevitable changes, but basically the community remained the same close-knit home to dedicated, hardworking people.
October 29, 2012
49ers at Cardinals 8:30 p.m., ESPN. Line: 49ers by 7. The skinny: The 49ers lead the series, 24-17. . . . The Niners have allowed 173.4 yards passing per game. The Cardinals are averaging 204.1 yards passing per game. . . . Against Seattle, 49ers running back Frank Gore recorded his 32d 100-yard rushing game since 2005, the most in the NFL in that span. . . . The Cardinals beat San Francisco last season - one of only three 49ers losses - after losing quarterback Kevin Kolb on the first series with what turned out to be a season-ending concussion.
March 17, 2012 |
Out of the race to nab Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals are moving on with quarterback Kevin Kolb. The former future of the Eagles remained on the Arizona roster at a 4 p.m. deadline Friday, ensuring him a $7 million roster bonus that the team would not have paid if they had landed Manning. Coach Ken Whisenhunt issued a statement acknowledging that "acquiring Peyton Manning is no longer an option for us. " Also on Friday, the Cardinals agreed to terms on a five-year contract for offensive tackle Levi Brown, who had been released by Arizona on Tuesday in a salary cap move.
October 8, 2011
When: Saturday at 6 p.m., Franklin Field Radio: WFIL-AM (560). Records: Fordham, 1-3; Penn, 1-2. Coaches: Fordham, Tom Masella, (sixth season, 27-33); Penn, Al Bagnoli (20th season, 132-59). Series: Penn leads, 4-0. This is the first meeting since 1999 of two of college football's most historic programs. WHAT TO WATCH Has all-Ivy quarterback Billy Ragone hit his stride? Ragone (15 for 25, 160 yards) led Penn on an 89-yard, game-winning drive last week against Dartmouth.
November 14, 2011
Join the conversation after every Eagles game with the Daily News. Send reactions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org ; use the hashtag #eaglesaftermath on Twitter; or visit the Eagletarian Facebook page and leave a comment on our wall. A sampling after yesterday's Eagles loss: Well, when Reid is searching for a new job after he gets fired, he can put "Needed to do a better job" in the "Reason for Leaving" category on his resume. - vvvmetallicavvv . . . I am embarrassed and counting the minutes until Andy Reid is out the door.
November 7, 2011 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Patrick Peterson sure delivered a dramatic end to his team's six-game losing streak. The rookie cornerback returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Arizona Cardinals a stunning, 19-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Peterson fielded the ball at the 1. He evaded and bounced off tacklers over the next 30 yards or so, then outran everyone, striding the last few yards in celebration of his third punt-return TD of the season as Arizona (2-6)
November 14, 2011 |
WHERE ART THOU, DESEAN?: When we asked this question on Friday, we were referring to DeSean Jackson's lack of production in the three games prior to yesterday's clash with the Cardinals. The question took on a much more literal meaning after D-Jax was suspended for yesterday's game for missing a team meeting on Saturday. ANOTHER DANGEROUS RETURN THREAT: The Eagles knew Patrick Peterson was a punt-return threat. In his previous two games, he'd returned two punts for touchdowns.
September 18, 2012 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Stephen Gostkowski lay face down on the field after missing a shot at a winning field goal. On the sideline, Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals celebrated their victory. The most accurate kicker in New England Patriots history sent a 42-yard attempt wide to the left on the next to last play - after making three longer field goals - and the Cardinals held on for a 20-18 win on Sunday. The 2-0 Cardinals host the 2-0 Eagles next Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. "Nobody really gave us a chance," said Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, whose team was a two-touchdown underdog, "but our guys believed they could do it and it's great to see them operate that way. " Backup quarterback Kolb did his part by throwing for one touchdown and running for another.
November 18, 2011
Wondering whether to start Aaron Rodgers and Matt Forte, or to bench Colt McCoy and Chaz Schilens? The networks specialize in that kind of advice. If you're looking for help with your real starting lineup conundrums, read on. Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 11 of the 2011 season. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Raiders at Vikings. Since he's gotten his bearings in Oakland, Palmer has been remarkably productive, amassing 631 passing yards and five touchdowns in his two starts.
November 15, 2011 |
On a weekend when DeSean Jackson was benched for missing a team meeting and Matt Stafford threw more scoring passes to the Chicago defense than he did to his own receivers, I suppose we shouldn't be shocked that the best quarterback on the field in Philly on Sunday was named John Skelton. Or that Tim Tebow's second, and last, pass completion of the game was a 56-yard strike to Eric Decker that not only saved the Broncos but transformed otherwise disastrous outings from both players into solid fantasy performances.