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Eagles' Kelce Insults JPP: Too Dumb To Come Up With Comeback

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Now it's getting personal.

And silly.

Eagles center Jason Kelce hurled an insult at Jason Pierre-Paul on Friday morning, saying the Giants defensive end lacks the brainpower to come up with his own comeback after fumbling the math on some trash talk.

After Thursday's practice, Pierre-Paul said of Philadelphia: "They're 4-1, but they could have easily been 0-4."

The Eagles predictably jumped all over JPP for the remark that just didn't add up. Kelce took it a step further, firing back with a response better suited for the playground.

"I don't think Jason Pierre-Paul is smart enough to come up with that statement on his own," Kelce told WIP radio in Philadelphia. "I think he's the type of guy who just reiterates what his coaches have been telling him. So I'm a little worried about Tom Coughlin's math."

When asked if he was unimpressed by the intellect of the Giants, Kelce responded, "That is correct. They are a good football team, though. But, yes."


The bad-mouthing between New York (3-2) and Philadelphia has been bubbling over ahead of this weekend's matchup. To recap, the Eagles fired back after safety Antrel Rolle suggested their success last season was due to playing in a weak division. A pair of Giants cornerbacks posed with a fan, mocking Philadelphia's zero Super Bowl titles. On Thursday, the Eagles -- with some help from actor Bradley Cooper -- tweeted a video calling out Giants fans as the "Big Apple's big talkers."

The NFC East rivals will settle it Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field. But Kelce, recovering from sports hernia surgery, won't be on the field to back up his big talk.

"There's a lot of hostility," Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho said Thursday. "This Sunday night is going to be real wild out there."

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