And the Award for the 2010 NFL Game of the Year Goes to...

And the Award for the 2010 NFL Game of the Year Goes to...

Quick, without thinking about your answer, what was your favorite Eagles game last season?

As long as you stayed until the end or didn't change the channel, you probably answered The Miracle at the New Meadowlands. Down 21 with little more than eight minutes to play, Michael Vick engineered perhaps the most incredible comeback in Birds history, capped by DeSean Jackson's 65-yard punt return touchdown as time expired. It was exciting, it was unbelievable... and now it's the NFL's game of the year.

With nothing much better to do these days while everybody waits for the the owners and players to get their heads out of their asses--and a bit of good news on that front, as the framework for a new CBA could arrive within two weeks--NFL.com's Elliot Harrison has been ranking the top 20 most memorable games of 2010, and we've arrived at number one.

The "Miracle at New Meadowlands" featured a 21-point comeback, some superhuman Vick runs in a fight for the NFC East title and maybe the most memorable punt return in NFL history.

When deciding which game would ultimately be ranked as the top overall, I couldn't ignore the one glaring fact this Eagles-Giants game carried that the others didn't: Everyone remembers this game, and will for years to come.

It's difficult to argue with his rationale. Nobody is going to forget this finish any time soon, least of all Eagles fans. And looking back on it now, this was undoubtedly the high point of last season, a moment that brought a divided fanbase together, at least for one week.

As the season's best game though, I think it leaves a little something to be desired actually. It wasn't the best four quarters per se, just the best eight minutes, and that's something else entirely.

The Eagles somehow pulling out a W masked just how miserable the rest of the day was. Vick looked terrible most of the afternoon, and the defense couldn't cover anything that moved. By the time the third quarter rolled around, I had set out to work on a scathing recap of some of the worst football we had witnessed all season up to that point. It wasn't until Riley Cooper recovered a surprise onside kick could we really start entertaining the notion of a comeback.

To put it another way, I wouldn't want to sit down and watch the entire thing over again.

It was certainly memorable though, and it's always fun to poke fun at the Giants, who have now dropped six consecutive meetings against the Eagles. Check out Harrison's breakdown of the action below, complete with video.

>> No. 1: Doesn't get better than 'Miracle at New Meadowlands' [NFL.com]

Howie Kendrick (oblique) finally ready to begin rehab assignment tonight

Howie Kendrick (oblique) finally ready to begin rehab assignment tonight

Phillies corner outfielder/infielder Howie Kendrick is finally nearing a return. He'll begin a rehab assignment tonight with Triple A Lehigh Valley.

Kendrick has been out since April 15 with an oblique strain. He did defensive work during the Phillies' road trip and has been taking outdoor batting practice at home this week.

Kendrick was off to a hot start when the oblique injury sent him to the DL. In 10 games, he went 13 for 39 (.333) with four doubles, a triple and five RBIs. He batted second all 10 games.

The Phillies are in a bad offensive funk and could use Kendrick's bat over Michael Saunders' right now. The Phils' 1-2 hitters were among the most productive in the majors in April, hitting close to .350 for the month. They're down to .282 on the season as Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera have slumped in May.

With Clay Buchholz likely out for the season and Saunders providing little offense so far, the Phillies' trio of offseason veteran additions has not panned out through two months.

Supplement-free Lane Johnson heaviest he's ever been, feels he has much to prove

Supplement-free Lane Johnson heaviest he's ever been, feels he has much to prove

It's only natural to have some reservations about Lane Johnson after he was suspended for 10 games last season for his second violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. One more positive test and the Eagles will lose their starting right tackle for two full years.

Fortunately, Johnson seems determined to avoid any future run-ins with the league. The 27-year-old changed his entire approach this offseason, cutting out negative influences or any other voices at all while preparing for the 2017 season.

"I just trained by myself back in Oklahoma," Johnson said after the Eagles' first full-team practice of OTAs on Tuesday. "Trained by myself and everything went good. I came back, my body weight is about 325, so I'm heavier than I've ever been. I feel in good shape, and I have a lot to prove, so it's a big year for me.

"I did everything by myself. There wasn't going to be any mishaps."

Two suspensions totaling 14 games later, Johnson has gained a healthy fear of being unknowingly steered toward an illegal supplement.

Johnson tested positive for PEDs before the season last year after taking a banned substance known as peptides and was eventually slapped with the full 10-game penalty after a lengthy appeal process. The fifth-year veteran always maintained peptides were not listed on the label of the offending supplement.

Johnson filed a lawsuit against the NFL and the players' association in November after the suspension was upheld. Its status is ongoing.

Johnson also served a four-game suspension in 2014.

When he's not in trouble with the league office, Johnson is a vital cog in the Eagles' offense. They went 5-1 with him and 2-8 without him last season.

"I feel like whenever I'm playing, I try to be the best right tackle in the NFL," Johnson said. "My deal is to just stay on the field, play a complete season, and I think it will be a big year for me."

Johnson isn't concerned about losing a competitive edge, physically or mentally, after dropping supplements altogether.

"I've always been the athlete that I am," Johnson said. "That's what I'll continue to prove. I'm gonna go play and show people what I can do."

Signed in January 2016 to a five-year contract extension worth $56 million, Johnson has plenty to prove. He was working out in place of 35-year-old left tackle Jason Peters, who wasn't at the start of OTAs, on Tuesday and is expected to one day replace the nine-time Pro Bowl selection permanently.

Despite his checkered past, it sounds like Johnson knows exactly what's on the line, which is why he chose to go it alone this offseason. The only person you can trust is yourself.

Then again, Johnson still has his vices, which might raise some eyebrows with the news he's up to 325 pounds — eight more than his listed weight.

"My big deal is cutting out the ice cream, the Ben & Jerry's late at night — the stuff you want to indulge in," Johnson said. "If you get me on an ice cream binge, it's not good."

The Eagles can probably deal with a little extra ice cream, just as long as Johnson remains committed to keeping dodgy supplements out of his body.