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Archive: December, 2008

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-Redskins II)

Monday, December 22, 2008, 2:05 PM
On the Eagles’ slim playoff hopes: What Andy said: ``There’s still light at the end of the tunnel. Obviously, everybody wants to get to the playoffs, and we still have that opportunity.’’ What Andy meant: ``Let's be serious. I’ve got a better shot of hooking up with Beyonce... Read more

Reid: We could have run it more

Monday, December 22, 2008, 12:18 PM
Most of the second half Sunday, you would have thought the Eagles were trailing by four touchdowns. Over and over again, Donovan McNabb dropped back, patted the ball, didn’t like what he saw, and hurried a dumpoff that was as likely to be dropped as to be caught. Brian Westbrook, ostensibly... Read more

Eagles-Cowboys game time changed

Monday, December 22, 2008, 11:19 AM
The Eagles game against the Dallas Cowboys has been moved to a 4:15 p.m. start, the NFL announced. The game, at Lincoln Financial Field, had been scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. It will remain televised by Fox. There was some thought that the game might be moved to the Sunday night flex game on NBC... Read more

More of the same problems

Monday, December 22, 2008, 8:56 AM
What we are talking about in the aftermath of the Eagles' loss to Washington ... Stop us if you have heard some of these before ... * All those drops. The Eagles had costly drops on both sides of the ball. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and tight end L.J. Smith dropped at least a half-dozen balls between... Read more

Eagles-Redskins report card

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 9:07 PM
RUSHING OFFENSE The Redskins put eight men in the box most of the night, which was enough to scare the Eagles into passing on almost every down. Brian Westbrook ran the ball just 4 times for 12 yards in the second half. Grade: D-minus PASSING OFFENSE The absences of Hank Baskett and Kevin Curtis... Read more

'We are still alive?'

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 7:38 PM
Well, we know Andy Reid was not worrying about scoreboard watching or the potential playoff scenarios, because the coach seemed unaware of the ramifications of the loss to the Redskins during his postgame news conference: "We are still alive? I haven’t looked at the rankings," Reid... Read more

Cold Start

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 2:52 PM
Updating previously: The Eagles, given the chance to control their playoff destiny by San Diego's victory at Tampa, came out misfiring. Little mistakes, on a gray, wind-blown late afternoon at FedEx Field, doomed the first three Eagles drives --- a Greg Lewis penalty here, a Donovan Mc Nabb decision... Read more

Game Day: Eagles at Redskins

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 6:00 AM
The Eagles look to again keep their playoff hopes alive against the floundering Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Look for updates from Les Bowen later from the stadium, but here is our weekly look at the Daily News staff picks and the key matchups involved. STAFF PICKS Les Bowen:... Read more

The other games that matter

Saturday, December 20, 2008, 8:00 AM
Ed Barkowitz reporting ... A number of permutations affect the Eagles' postseason hopes, but the simplest for this week involves an Eagles win over Washington and losses by either Atlanta or Tampa Bay (or both). If this happens, the Eagles will go into next weekend's game against Dallas needing only... Read more

Eagles-Redskins chat transcript

Friday, December 19, 2008, 7:15 PM
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