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Pitt in the NFL: McCoy, Eagles prepare for playoff push

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy, Eagles prepare for playoff push

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

As NFL teams prepare to run the final stretch toward getting into the playoffs, several former Pitt players are playing a part in the struggle.LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles sit at 9-3 and are in first place in the NFC East division after knocking down their division rival, the Dallas Cowboys...

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy leads Eagles to another win

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy leads Eagles to another win

By Alex Fischbein / Staff Writer

November 25, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Week 12 of the NFL season provided a lot of offense Sunday. The game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans was no exception.Former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy and the rest of the Eagles bounced back from a horrible loss in no time. The first play of the game set the tone for the Ea...

Pitt in the NFL: Donald sacks Manning in upset win

Pitt in the NFL: Donald sacks Manning in upset win

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Aaron Donald had a memorable week 11 in his first season in the NFL, as other former Panthers had to adjust to new quarterbacks running their offenses.The rookie and former Pitt defensive tackle recorded a sack on future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. He also added three tackles in the St....

Pitt in the NFL: Larry Fitzgerald climbs in record books

Pitt in the NFL: Larry Fitzgerald climbs in record books

By Brandon Duerr / for The Pitt News

November 10, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

For the second straight week, Larry Fitzgerald led the group of Pitt alumni in the NFL and made some noise in the league record books as well. At week 10, Fitzgerald and the Cardinals traveled back to Arizona to face rookie Aaron Donald and the division rival Rams, who were coming off a very impressi...

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald continues resurgence in week nine

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald continues resurgence in week nine

By Brandon Duerr / For The Pitt News

November 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Sunday’s week nine NFL games started out with a thriller in Houston as the Philadelphia Eagles won 31-21 with a backup quarterback.When starting quarterback Nick Foles broke his collarbone in the first half, former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy stepped up to help lead the Eagles to victory. McCoy finis...

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald shows flashes of former self

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald shows flashes of former self

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Week eight in the NFL showcased almost unanimously strong performances from former Pitt players, and two of the individuals with better games this week played against each other.Sunday’s marquee matchup also featured two former Pitt stars when LeSean McCoy’s Philadelphia Eagles traveled to meet Larr...

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy, Fitzgerald win with star performances

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Sunday was part of a week of bounce-backs for former Pitt players in the NFL: LeSean McCoy and Larry Fitzgerald, at times considered among the best at their positions, have had mostly weak showings so far this year.But Fitzgerald scored his first touchdown of the season on Sunday for the Arizona Car...

Pitt in the NFL: Williams key in historic comeback for Browns

Pitt in the NFL: Williams key in historic comeback for Browns

By Jack DeMarco / Staff Writer

October 6, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

After two weeks of pitiful stats, pro-bowl running back LeSean McCoy returned to his usual form Sunday, running for 81 yards on 21 carries in the Philadelphia Eagles’ week five matchup versus the St. Louis Rams. In the game, Philly held on for a 34-28 win despite the Rams’ 14-point surge late in th...

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy disappears in Eagles’ first loss

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy disappears in Eagles’ first loss

By Jack DeMarco / Staff Writer

September 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Many ex-Panthers in the NFL were just spectators this past Sunday. Jabaal Sheard, K’Waun Williams, Larry Fitzgerald and this year’s first round pick Aaron Donald, were on teams with assigned bye weeks and did not play Sunday. But the few Pitt players who took the field might as well have had bye ...

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