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Eagles-Cardinals report card

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 8:34 PM
RUSHING OFFENSE Brian Westbrook averaged just 3.8 yards per carry, but that actually was his best rushing average of the postseason. Donovan McNabb had a 22-yard run on the Eagles’ first offensive play, and set up a third-quarter TD with a nicely executed 8-yard draw. Grade: C PASSING OFFENSE Donovan... Read more

Reid: 'It's a shame'

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 6:47 PM
The Eagles under Andy Reid are now 1-4 in the NFC Championship Game following the loss to Arizona on Sunday, but Reid was unwilling to suggest there was a pattern there. “They are all different,” Reid said in his postgame press conference. “We have been over the bump and been to... Read more

Good Grief!

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 2:10 PM
The Eagles' season has ended in the NFc Championship Game for the fourth time in the last 8 years. The Cardinals are heading to their first Super Bowl and await the AFC champion. Updating: The Eagles move the ball to the Cardinals' 47 with a little more than 2 minutes remaining. The next four plays... Read more

Daily News predictions and matchups

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 9:34 AM
Game day has arrived here at Eagletarian, so we kick it of with our Daily News staff predictions, key matchups and more ... Check back throughout the day for pregame, in-game and postgame updates from Les Bowen and the DN staff at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. STAFF SELECTIONS Les Bowen:... Read more

Why Birds are going to the Super Bowl

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 10:36 AM
5 REASONS EAGLES WILL WIN 1. Donovan McNabb, of course. In the win over the Giants, McNabb was by far the better quarterback. He was resourceful, tough and made plenty of correct decisions … playfully answering the Giants’ phone not being one of them. He’s getting great protection... Read more

NFC title game chat from Arizona

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 10:32 AM
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BWest: Knee Feels Better

Friday, January 16, 2009, 1:30 PM
Brian Westbrook cleared up some of the intrigue over ESPN's story earlier this week, stating that he had reinjured his knee in last Sunday's victory at the Giants, a wording the network eventually changed to "tweaked," at the request of the Eagles, who then denied any change in Westbrook's... Read more

What we're watching: NFC title game

Friday, January 16, 2009, 8:34 AM
Our weekly look at what we will be watching in the Eagles game: 1. Putting Heat On Warner. Give Kurt Warner time and he’ll slice and dice any secondary in the league, including the Eagles. He’s deadly accurate and has great receivers. The Eagles didn’t sack him in the first meeting... Read more

Boldin's condition improving

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 6:31 PM
Arizona wide receiver Anquan Boldin's injured hamstring is improving, coach Ken Whisenhunt said after practice. “He looked better," Whisenhunt said. "The biggest thing with Anquan is just seeing how he can continue doing that on a day-to-day basis. It looks to me like it is improving... Read more

Johnson's Location 'Gametime Decision'

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 11:30 AM
Brian Westbrook is walking better than Jim Johnson these days -- we know that, at least. And we're going to go out on a limb and predict that Westbrook's knee will have a bigger impact on the Eagles' NFC Championship Game appearance in Arizona than the defensive coordinator's balky back. But Johnson's... Read more
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