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Archive: January, 2009

Reid: Let's keep going

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 4:51 PM
The Eagles are heading to the NFC title game for the fifth time in 8 years after their victory over the New York Giants and are not planning on stopping there. The Eagles face Arizona next Sunday at 3 p.m. and will open as a three-point favorite, according to Daily News handicapper Vegas Vic. “I’m... Read more

Going Fourth

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 11:54 AM
Updating: Double wow. Two fourth downs the Giants have gone for near midfield, twice the middle of the Eagles' defense has stuffed. Time is ticking. David Akers just made it 23-11 with a 20-yard field goal. This is starting to look a lot like Arizona, and an NFC title berth. Hold your breath. And... Read more

The road challenge

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 8:13 AM
The Eagles head to Giants Stadium today on the heels of victories by the visiting team in both of Saturday's Divisional Playoff games. Arizona knocked off Carolina and Baltimore beat Tennessee. Thus far, the road team has won four of the six NFL playoff games, including the Eagles' win at Minnesota... Read more

Why the Eagles win, and why they don't

Saturday, January 10, 2009, 10:56 AM
5 REASONS EAGLES WILL WIN 1. When Donovan McNabb plays well, he plays very well. He plays well enough to beat any team, anywhere. Watching some of Fox's camera angles last week, you could see how McNabb was zipping his passes into very small spaces. If McNabb is hot, the Birds win. 2. There is a... Read more

Looks Like It'll Be 'FullBuck'

Friday, January 9, 2009, 3:57 PM
Dan Klecko practiced Friday, but with the scout team, and afterward, Eagles coach Andy Reid listed his fullback as "doubtful" for Sunday's divisional round playoff game at the Giants with a shoulder injury sustained in last week's wild-card round playoff victory over the Vikings. Reid said... Read more

What we're watching: Divisional playoffs

Thursday, January 8, 2009, 6:06 PM
Our weekly look at what we are watching in this weekend's Eagles game: 1. Defending Giants’ ground game: Since getting gashed for 219 rushing yards by the Giants in Week 10, the Eagles’ defense has stuffed the run better than anybody in the league. Held the Giants to 88 yards in their... Read more

Pierce: Birds are not this year's Giants

Thursday, January 8, 2009, 4:38 PM
Giants middle linebacker Antonio Pierce was not buying into the notion that this year's Eagles are just like last year's Giants -- a team that went on the road and won in the postseason and had to face the top seed in the second round. Not unless the Eagles win the Super Bowl. After asking a reporter... Read more

Weather or Not, Birds Ready

Thursday, January 8, 2009, 12:16 PM
It was inevitable that Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was going to be asked about the weather in his Thursday news conference. Wind was a huge factor in the last meeting with the Giants at the Meadowlands, Dec. 7, and of course, we all know the Birds (and kicker David Akers, specifically)... Read more

Leno sidekicks wager on Eagles-Giants

Thursday, January 8, 2009, 10:00 AM
Seems like everyone is getting into the act for the Eagles-Giants game. "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno has come up with a wager between band leader and Philly native Kevin Eubanks and announcer and Giants fan John Melendez. "Let me explain what happened," Leno said during Wednesday's... Read more

Jacobs ready to go

Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 4:39 PM
Giants running back Brandon Jacbos met with reporters after practice today and declared himself fit and ready for Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff game. Jacobs missed three games with knee issues this season, including the Giants' regular-season finale against Minnesota. Asked the difference between... Read more
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