December 28, 2014
Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher is the NFL leader in two dubious categories. Passing Yds. Allowed Fletcher, EAGLES 1,072 Jason McCourty, TEN 1,033 William Gay, PIT 897 Darrin Walls, NYJ 855 Brandon Carr. DAL 849 TD Catches Allowed If Fletcher allows one more touchdown reception, he will have allowed more in a season than any cornerback since 2008. Opp TDS Fletcher, EAGLES 9 Patrick Peterson, ARZ 8 Greg Toler, IND 8 David Amerson, WAS 8 First in Snaps Eagles cornerback Cary Williams is on pace to lead all NFL cornerbacks in snaps played for the second straight year.
November 9, 2011 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Four times this season the Arizona Cardinals had found a way to lose a close game at the end. A play here, a play there, and the outcomes would have been different. Then came Sunday's game against St. Louis, where those failures, in the words of coach Ken Whisenhunt, "pale in comparison" to what the Cardinals had to pull off to escape with a 19-13 overtime victory. Special teams were truly special at the end. First, Calais Campbell blocked what would have been the game-winning field goal at the end of regulation.
September 19, 2011 |
UPCOMING: Eagles: Giants, San Francisco, at Buffalo. After two road games, the Eagles come home for what should be a highly charged affair against the rival Giants. Dallas: Washington, Detroit, Bye: Cowboys split opening games and now return home for two. NY Giants: at Eagles, at Arizona, Seattle: LeSean McCoy? Steve Smith? Matt Dodge? Are there enough story lines here? Washington: at Dallas, at St. Louis, Bye. Redskins are 2-0 and riding high. Chants of "We Want Dallas" closed yesterday's win over Arizona.
May 23, 2012 |
Former basketball star Melissa Rotz will receive her doctor of Pharmacy degree and deliver the valedictory speech at the University of the Sciences graduation ceremony on Wednesday night at the Mann Center. Rotz, a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, was the women's basketball player of the year on the 2011 Inquirer all-academic team, chosen from the Philadelphia region's Division II and III schools. A four-year starter on the women's basketball team, Rotz has the distinction of graduating from University of the Sciences with the most individual academic honors ever won by a student-athlete at the institution, earning a dozen such awards over her career while performing as the team's starting point guard, the university said.
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)
April 29, 2011 |
THUMBS UP Browns: Cleveland needed a difference-making wide receiver, and Julio Jones was sitting there for them. But it's hard to fault the Browns for trading away the selection for the six-pick king's ransom the Falcons gave them. They received Atlanta's first- (No. 27), second- (59) and fourth-round (124) picks in this draft, as well as first- and fourth-round picks next year. Then they traded back up from 27 to 21 and still got a good player in defensive tackle Phil Taylor.
September 12, 2011 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Cam Newton began his NFL career on the same field where he ended his collegiate one and was spectacular. His 422 yards passing yesterday are a record for any rookie in his NFL opener. Yet he didn't leave as the winning quarterback. That honor belonged to former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, who was 18-for-27 for 309 yards, including touchdown passes of 48 and 70 yards, in his first game for Arizona. As fate would have it, a rookie on the other team made the game-winning play.
October 31, 2011
Ndamukong Suh will meet with NFL officials during his bye week to get a better understanding of the rules he's been breaking. Detroit's second-year defensive tackle asked commissioner Roger Goodell for the meeting to talk about all the flags he keeps drawing. The former Nebraska star will meet Tuesday with those NFL staffers responsible for enforcing the rules. The get-together will include football operations consultant Jeff Fisher , along with Ray Anderson , Merton Hanks , and Carl Johnson . Suh can bring along a coach if he wishes but has not yet said what he'll do. Weird stat Entering Sunday's play, teams coming off a bye week were only 3-9. But the six teams which were off last weekend - Buffalo, Cincinnati, New England, the Giants, San Francisco, and the Eagles - went 5-1 as only the Patriots failed to win. Welcome to Canada Buffalo played in Toronto for the fourth straight year and a drew a crowd of 51,579 in the 54,000-seat Rogers Centre (formerly the SkyDome)
November 28, 2011
Stevie Johnson acted out one of the most novel cabarets seen in an NFL end zone in years on Sunday, but he wound up looking like the goat when he helped cost the Buffalo Bills a game against the New York Jets. The wide receiver caught a touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick late in the first half. Johnson jumped up - and mocked being shot in the thigh, clearly making fun of the Jets' Plaxico Burress , who served 20 months in prison for shooting himself in the leg in a nightclub in 2008 while he was with the Giants.
January 6, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Morris Claiborne went to Louisiana State to play wide receiver. Tyrann Mathieu just wanted a chance to play. Together they form one of the best cornerback tandems in college football. Claiborne has flourished into a Thorpe Award winner and likely top-10 NFL draft pick after moving to the other side of the ball, while the pint-size Mathieu has emerged as one of the game's most dynamic playmakers, winning the Bednarik Award and earning an invitation to the Heisman ceremony.