Eagles Beat Up Helpless Giants, 27-0

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Asked about the New York Giants’ trash-talking during the week, Jeremy Maclin replied: “27-0. Thank you.”The Philadelphia Eagles answered the Giants with a dominant performance from start to finish on offense, defense and special teams in a 27-0 win Oct. 12.Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes and LeSean McCoy had a season-high 149 yards rushing to help the Eagles earn their first shutout in 18 years.“We played great in all three phases,” coach Chip Kelly said. “We’re pleased; we’re not satisfied. Still a lot of things we can do better.”A rough night for the Giants (3-3) became worse when wide receiver Victor Cruz tore the patellar tendon his right knee while leaping for a pass on fourth down from the Eagles 3 in the third quarter. Cruz, a 2012 Pro Bowl pick, was crying and holding his hands to his face as he was carted off the field with an injury that’s expected to end his season.“Huge loss,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “It wasn’t a good situation, a grim scene.”Wearing all-black uniforms for the first time in franchise history, the Eagles (5-1) stayed tied with Dallas (5-1) for the lead in the NFC East. They hadn’t shut out an opponent since a 24-0 win over the Giants on Dec. 1, 1996, at old Veterans Stadium.Foles had 248 yards passing, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the offense had a rare strong start.The defense harassed and pressured Eli Manning often, sacking him six times and preventing New York’s upstart offense from getting on track. The Giants had won three in a row, scoring more than 30 points in each victory.“It’s a good reminder that you just can’t show up on the field and have things go well for you automatically,” Manning said. “We got outplayed, outperformed.”The Eagles entered with 11 offensive touchdowns and seven from their defense and special teams. But Foles and Co. didn’t need much help in this one.Foles tossed a 15-yard scoring pass to Zach Ertz for Philadelphia’s first offensive TD in the first quarter this season. Ertz made a diving catch, dragging his feet to stay in bounds.Foles hit a wide-open James Casey for a 26-yard TD pass to make it 17-0 in the second quarter. Sproles had a 15-yard TD run to put the Eagles ahead 27-0. He left the game with a left knee injury and didn’t return.(ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Shaquille ONeal Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Dr Pepper Snapple

first_imgBoys & Girls Clubs of America and Dr Pepper Snapple Group announced today the launch of a digital yearbook, gathering photos and signatures from Club alumni, donors and supporters.The Alumni & Friends Yearbook was created as a platform for alumni to reconnect with fellow Club kids, share stories about their Boys & Girls Club experiences and make new connections with alumni across the country. Participants can sign the yearbook at bgca.org/yearbook.One lucky Boys & Girls Club alum or supporter who signs the yearbook between now and October 5, 2018, will win an in-person celebrity experience with Club alum Shaquille O’Neal, along with a $10,000 donation to a local Boys & Girls Club of their choice. Boys & Girls Clubs has nearly 16 million living Club alumni, including celebrities like Denzel Washington, Misty Copeland, Shaquille O’Neal and business leaders like Dr Pepper Snapple president and CEO Larry D. Young. These alumni and many others come from all walks of life but share a common bond through their Boys & Girls Club experience.“The foundation of the Boys & Girls Club experience can be life-changing and life-saving for so many kids, especially those who need us most,” said Jim Clark, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “The collective strength of our Alumni & Friends help reconnect members and supporters while giving back to the next generation of Club kids.”Thanks to Dr Pepper Snapple, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is creating a network of passionate Club Alumni & Friends who can support and provide mentorship to current Club members and other alumni. By reconnecting with the Boys & Girls Club community through Alumni & Friends, former Club kids and supporters can also be powerful advocates for Clubs and the kids and communities they serve.“The lessons I learned and experiences I gained as a Club kid in Springfield, Mo., helped shape who I am today,” said Young. “With the Alumni & Friends Network, former Club kids have access to invaluable mentorship and other resources that help light pathways to successful and rewarding lives, and this digital yearbook is a great way for alums to make those connections.”The Boys & Girls Clubs continues to have a major impact on its members past graduation, with more than 54 percent of Boys & Girls Club alumni say the Club saved their life. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni & Friends, go to www.bgca.org/alumni.last_img read more