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Eagles clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles emerged as the NFC’s pacesetters this year,
and now they’re headed to the postseason. The Eagles clinched a playoff berth Sunday with their 48-22 victory over the rival New York Giants.
Philadelphia will return to the playoffs for the second season in a row under coach Nick Sirianni and, at 12-1, remains the NFC’s top seed as it closes in on its first NFC East title since 2019.
The last undefeated team of the 2022 campaign, the Eagles flew out of the gates to an 8-0 start — the best in franchise history. Following their lone loss of the season in Week 10 to the Washington Commanders, Philly has responded with four straight wins.
With a playoff berth sewn up, the Eagles will now focus on wrapping up their division and locking up the conference’s only bye. They’ll look to take another step toward achieving those goals in Week 15 against the host Chicago Bears.
Eagles Clinch Playoff Berth Next 2022 NFL Season, Week 14: Notable Injuries, News From Sunday’s Games
Here are the injuries and news we’re monitoring around the league on this Week 14 Sunday:
- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (concussion) has been ruled out against the Steelers.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (finger) has been ruled out against the Browns. Wide receiver Tee Higgins is questionable to return with a right hamstring injury.
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jake Ferguson (neck), offensive lineman Terence Steele (knee), and defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (shoulder) have all been ruled out against the Texans.
Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce is questionable to return with an ankle injury. Wide receiver Jalen Camp (oblique) and offensive lineman Kenyon Green (ankle) are also both questionable to return against the Cowboys. Defensive back Steven Nelson (ankle) has been ruled out.
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Travon Walker is questionable to return with an ankle injury against the Titans.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks is questionable to return against the Lions with a toe injury.
New York Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger (ribs) was ruled out against the Eagles. Linebacker Micah McFadden (ankle/neck) is questionable to return.
New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis (head) and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (calf) have both been ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Bills. Linebacker Marcell Harris (ankle) is questionable to return.
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kyron Johnson (shoulder), safety Reed Blankenship (knee), and punter Arryn Siposs (ankle) have all been ruled out against the Giants. Offensive tackle Lane Johnson (abdomen) is questionable to return.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Ravens and is in concussion protocol. Defensive end Chris Wormley (knee) was also ruled out.
Tennessee Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard (neck) was carted off to the locker room and is questionable to return against the Jaguars.
Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (Concussion Protocol) Exits Early In Loss To Ravens
Mitchell Trubisky replaced Pickett for the Steelers. Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley, starting for an injured Lamar Jackson, also was placed in concussion protocol and did not return. Backup Anthony Brown replaced Huntley in the second half for Baltimore. Pickett’s injury occurred on a scramble and sack by Roquan Smith with 11:08 remaining in the first quarter.
Pickett initially was cleared from concussion protocol, and he returned for the team’s second series and attempted a pass. The next series he was ruled out and replaced by Trubisky. In Trubisky’s first series, he led the team down the field in five plays, resulting in a Najee Harris touchdown.
Pickett only attempted one pass and rushed two times for 16 yards.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (neck) Will Play Vs. Eagles
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will be active versus the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday after being labeled
as questionable with a neck injury, coach Brian Daboll told NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo. The team has since announced the news. “He’ll be a go,” Daboll said.
We’ll keep an eye on him, see how he’s doing, but he came in early, got treatment, checked by the medical and training (staff), so he’s ready to go.
“Week 14, his neck’s a little sore, so (we) put him on the injury report,” Daboll said Friday. “I think it’s just a long season, sore, so (we’ll) see where he is today.”
Eagles Clinch Playoff Berth, This Week’s Game That Hops On Barkley
Daboll said at the time that he had hope that Barkley would be able to play versus the Eagles, and Barkley was still able
to participate in both Thursday and Friday’s practices, albeit in a limited capacity. And in the end the Giants decided their star running back was still healthy enough to play.
These last four games of the season will be critical for the Giants as they push to stay in the playoff picture.
New York will be hoping a strong performance from Barkley can help them pull off the upset over their NFC East rivals.
The Giants (7-4-1) and Eagles (11-1) kick off from MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Injury Roundup: Buccaneers’ Leonard Fournette (foot), Akiem Hicks (foot) expected to play vs. 49ers
availability will be key for Tampa Bay’s burgeoning one-two backfield punch between the six-year pro and rookie Rachaad White. Hicks was similarly a late addition to the injury report, missing practice Friday after two days of normal participation.
He’ll be hoping to help contain a running attack that’s sure to be San Francisco’s top offensive priority with the 2022 No. 262 overall pick, Brock Purdy, making his first career start.
Other injuries we are keeping an eye on ahead of Sunday’s Week 14 games:
- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (hip) will play against Cincinnati after missing Friday’s practice, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Copper has since been declared active.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (toe) is expected to play Sunday against Tennessee, Rapoport reported, per sources. Lawrence has since been declared active.
Los Angeles Chargers pass rusher Joey Bosa (groin) is expected to return to practice this week, Rapoport reported. Bosa has been on injured reserve since Week 4.
Minnesota Vikings left tackle Christian Darrisaw (concussion; questionable) will not play today, per Rapoport.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (neck) will play against Philadelphia, Brian Daboll told NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported. Barkley has since been declared active.
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against Carolina, Rapoport reported, per sources. Wide receiver DK Metcalf (hip) should be good to go, per Rapoport. Both players are listed as questionable.