Friday, July 3, 2015

Eagles could catch break vs. Texans

Wide receiver Andre Johnson was ejected for fighting in the Texans' win over the Titans Sunday afternoon. A suspension would mean he'd miss the Thursday night matchup against the Eagles.

Eagles could catch break vs. Texans

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Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and Titans defensive back Cortland Finnegan were ejected for a fight late in Sunday afternoon's game.

So what does that have to do with the Eagles?

The Birds play Houston Thursday night at the Linc and could catch a break if Johnson is suspended.

Johnson, one of the game's elite receivers, has 56 catches for 813 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

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YouTube video of the fight (although not high quality) is embedded below. It's rare that punches get thrown in NFL games after helmets are ripped off, but that's what happened between Johnson and Finnegan.

Oh, and by the way, the Texans beat the Titans 20-0 and will bring a 5-6 record to the Linc.

Notes from other games:

* The Giants came back from a 17-6 second-half deficit to defeat the Jaguars, 24-20, and improve to 7-4 on the season. Eli Manning found tight end Kevin Boss for a 32-yard touchdown touchdown with 3:24 left, giving the Giants the win. The Eagles Giants are tied atop the NFC East at 7-4.

* The Redskins lost for the third time in four games, falling to the Vikings, 17-13. Washington is now 5-6 on the season.

* And finally, the Falcons became the NFC's only nine-win team with a victory over the Packers. Green Bay tied the game with 56 seconds left, but the Packers were called for a penalty on the ensuing kickoff, giving the Falcons the ball at the Green Bay 49. Atlanta drove 20 yards before Matt Bryant knocked through a 47-yard attempt. The Falcons improved to 6-0 at home this season and 9-2 overall.


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