Eagles news: Insiders preview Week 14 rivalry game versus Giants

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Call us crazy, but the thrill ride that was the Philadelphia Eagles‘ blowout victory over the Tennessee Titans didn’t do enough to quench our thirst for seeing our believed Birds in action. That felt like an appetizer because here we are, not even seven days later, feeling the hunger pains, listening to our stomachs growl, and counting down the hours until 1 p.m. EST on Sunday.

The opponent is familiar. It’s the hated New York Giants. Week 14’s game will be the 179th time that these age-old rivals have crossed paths. Most seem to believe it’s the Eagles’ game to win.

Check out Mike Florio and Chris Simms’ take. Thank NFL on NBC’s YouTube channel for the visual.

More Eagles news: Lane Johnson was mic’d up versus the Titans.

It isn’t often that right tackles make the type of coin that Lane Johnson does. Most NFL quarterbacks are right-handed, so the task of protecting their blind side falls on the guys who line up at left tackle.

It’s partially for that reason, that, years ago, there was some discussion that Lane might take over for Jason Peters once Philly moved on from him. Instead, the Eagles wound up finding a former rugby player that turned out to be better than a former first-rounder they drafted with hopes that he’d be Peters’ successor, so Number 65 continued his legacy as the game’s best right tackle.

During the Eagles’ Week 13 home date versus the Tennessee Titans, Lane Johnson was mic’d up. Throw this one in the category of a must-watch. Thank the Philadelphia Eagles’ YouTube channel for the clip.

They don’t hand out Academy Awards for YouTube clips, but maybe they should. That one was worthy of Oscar consideration.

Jalen Hurts joins some elite company.

If you’d ask Jalen Hurts, he’d tell you that he isn’t satisfied with winning the NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award for a second straight week, that he’s “keeping the main thing the main thing”, and “rent is due every day”. That’s okay. That’s why we love and admire him.

He did however take some time to discuss the honor and Philly’s game versus the Giants among other things.

QB1’s laser focus has helped him grow into one of the game’s best quarterbacks, but his most recent honor mirrors an accomplishment that we haven’t seen in a while. He became the first Eagle to win back-to-back NFC Offensive Player of the Week Awards since Michael Vick did so in Week 9 and Week 10 of the 2010 NFL season.

Jalen isn’t one to toot his own horn, so we decided to do it for him. Moments like those are always fun to point out. We can’t wait to see what he does in Week 14.

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