Welcome to Monday, folks. It's not time for Christmas vacation just yet: Today we're keeping an eye on news that Gov. Wolf has called on State Sen. Daylin Leach to resign and mulling over what yesterday's win means for the Eagles.

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» READ MORE: Eagles clinch playoff bye in close win over Giants

Well, yesterday's win against the Giants wasn't pretty, but at least it's over. In their first game without quarterback Carson Wentz, out for the season with a torn ACLthe Eagles managed to keep the 2-12 Giants at bay (though just barely) and clinch a bye week in the first round of the playoffs.

Backup QB Nick Foles gave what Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane called a "Wentz-lite" performance, throwing four touchdowns and capitalizing on timely turnovers. But Wentz-less-ness wasn't the Birds' biggest worry yesterday: the defense performance was, to put it gently, unsettling. So who gets the credit for the W? Coach Doug Pederson, writes columnist David Murphy.

We'll see the Eagles next on Christmas night against the Raiders, then New Year's Eve against the Cowboys. They need to win one of those (or see a Vikings loss) to ensure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

» READ MORE: Gov. Wolf calls for state senator to resign over allegations

The Inquirer and Daily News reported yesterday that eight women and three men claim Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach had inappropriately touched female campaign staffers or subjected them to highly sexualized conversations. Following the report, Governor Tom Wolf called on Leach to resign, saying, "This disturbing behavior is absolutely unacceptable."

Leach, who is now running for Congress, has released a statement denying the allegations. "I never, in any way, intentionally or unintentionally, touched them inappropriately. It did not happen," he wrote.

Sunday afternoon, Matt Goldfine, Leach's former campaign field director, confirmed the accounts detailed in the Inquirer and Daily News report, saying he had observed "a pattern of behavior that I believe was totally inappropriate."

» READ MORE: Grand jury says PSU failed to monitor frats, hazing

Ten months in the making, a condemnatory grand jury report released Friday says Pennsylvania State University failed to properly monitor and discipline its fraternities for years. This culture created life-threatening conditions and widespread violations of policies involving alcohol and hazing.

The 236-page report follows the death of sophomore pledge Tim Piazza in February but makes clear his death was no isolated incident. The report suggests the school toughen penalties for hazing and dub it "Tim's law."

Penn State has recently overhauled regulations on Greek life, including taking control of discipline and monitoring of fraternities, which used to be led by the student-run Interfraternity Council.

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