The NFL didn't put on its Sunday best for the conference championships.
Before the San Francisco 49ers ran out of luck and quarterbacks, they were burned by a fourth-down catch by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devonta Smith that wasn't even a catch.
Nasty defenses. Strong rushing offenses. Physical in the trenches.
This 49ers-Eagles matchup in the NFC championship game Sunday has all the elements of old-school football.
But don’t overlook all the playmakers at the skill positions on both teams.
The NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles had a league-best eight players, including quarterback Jalen Hurts, selected for the first Pro Bowl Games.
The league announced rosters for the NFC and AFC on Wednesday.
Micah Parsons took a lot of heat this week for expressing his opinion about the MVP race.
The Dallas Cowboys’ star linebacke r said the Philadelphia Eagles are 12-1 more because of the overall talent on the team than Jalen Hurts.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jalen Hurts threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the NFL-best Philadelphia Eagles punched their ticket to the playoffs with a 48-22 victory over the fading New York Giants on Sunday.
If a unit could win the Most Valuable Player award, the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line would be the frontrunner.
Jalen Hurts is among the top candidates for AP NFL MVP mainly due to a dominant line that protects him and paves the way for one of the league’s best rushing attacks.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Take a look at all the players getting credit this season for the Philadelphia Eagles' undefeated start — from offensive standouts Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown to defensive stalwarts Darius Slay and Brandon Graham — and it's easy to see why running back Miles Sanders was overlooked.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Haason Reddick split his family's loyalties over his first five seasons. The New Jersey native and former Temple standout always had his parents and friends rooting for him — and for teams that weren't the hometown Philadelphia Eagles.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Jalen Hurts scrambled out of trouble to avoid a handful of sacks and ran the ball when needed with Miles Sanders out.
He even needed to make an evasive maneuver after Philadelphia’s game at Washington was over.
ARIZONA at DALLAS
Cardinals: RB James Conner (heel); WR Rondale Moore (ankle); CB Marco Wilson (shoulder); TE Demetrius Harris (shoulder); DL Jordan Phillips (knee); DL Zach Kerr.
Cowboys: QB Will Grier; CB Maurice Canady; S Israel Mukuamu; C Matt Farniok; WR Simi Fehoko.
PHILADELPHIA (8-7) at WASHINGTON (6-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
BETTING LINE: Eagles by 3½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have the top rushing attack in the NFL, and Sunday they’ll face a Washington defense they gashed for 238 rushing yards 12 days earlier.
But Miles Sanders, who ran for 131 of those yards in a 27-17 win on Dec.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles stuck to their run-first approach and dominated the NFL's top-ranked rushing defense.
Jalen Hurts ran for three touchdowns, Darius Slay returned an interception for a score and the Eagles beat the New Orleans Saints 40-29 on Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-4) at PHILADELPHIA (4-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
BETTING LINE: Eagles by 2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni called so many run plays on Sunday, even injured starting running back Miles Sanders expressed his enthusiasm from afar.
“Actually, he texted me: ‘Hell yea, coach,’ with all caps,” Sirianni said Monday, a day after the Philadelphia Eagles routed the winless Detroit Lions 44-6.
DETROIT (AP) — Boston Scott and Jordan Howard made the most of filling in for running back Miles Sanders and took advantage of Philadelphia dominating Detroit's defensive line.
Scott and Howard each had two touchdowns on the ground, helping the Philadelphia Eagles run over the Detroit Lions in a 44-6 win Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA (2-4) at LAS VEGAS (4-2)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Raiders by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The loudest ovation of the game from Eagles fans came on a routine 5-yard run by Miles Sanders.
Oh, the fans in their green jerseys stood and cheered, sarcastic ones directed at coach Nick Sirianni for calling only the third running play of the game and with Philadelphia trailing by 21 points late in the third quarter.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles set a franchise record Monday night that they are not eager to celebrate.
They handed the ball to their running backs only three times among 53 snaps in a blowout loss to the rival Dallas Cowboys.
Nick Sirianni’s impressive coaching debut in is the rearview mirror.
Sirianni and his young staff were outcoached and the Philadelphia Eagles were thoroughly outplayed in a 41-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts provided the Philadelphia Eagles a spark with his legs and his teammates came up with their best all-around effort of the season...
Houston defensive end J.J. Watt's season is over after sustaining an injury to his pectoral muscle in a win over the Raiders.
The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year went to the locker room with about 5½ minutes left in the second quarter after spending a few minutes in the medical tent.
Miles Sanders and the Penn State running backs walked over to the offensive line room Sunday with a message: We're going to get through this.
Confidence has not exactly been soaring these last few weeks, with Sanders (Woodland Hills) failing to crack 100 yards the last three games and the Nittany Lions winning just two of the last five.
That's a Woodland Hills grad gracing the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated.
Miles Sanders, a Penn State junior running back, scored the game-winning touchdown Saturday in the overtime nail-biter against upset-minded Appalacian State.