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Eagles-Giants II Report Card

Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:35 AM
RUSHING OFFENSE Leonard Weaver and Michael Vick each had rushing touchdowns, but Weaver and LeSean McCoy managed just 61 yards on 19 carries. Grade: B-minus PASSING OFFENSE Donovan McNabb had another solid game, completing 17 of 26 passes for 275 yards and 2 TDs. DeSean Jackson continued his big-play... Read more

Birds' D, Officials Struggling

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 7:06 PM
Updating: The Eagles' defense is turning what could have been a runaway into a taut struggle. Can't get off the field. Fortunately, the Giants' D isn't any better. 30-17 at the half, Birds, blocked extra point after Eagles' final TD. The Giants fumbled the ball away on the final play of the half... Read more

Eagles-Giants II: Predictions, key matchups

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 7:39 AM
The Eagles head up the turnpike for a key NFC East showdown with the Giants on Sunday night. Les Bowen will have the action for you here on Eagletarian from the stadium, but we begin the day with our weekly predictions and matchups. STAFF PICKS Les Bowen: Eagles, 24-23 (More on Les' selection by... Read more

Westbrook out vs. Giants

Friday, December 11, 2009, 1:18 PM
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will not play Sunday night against the Giants, coach Andy Reid said Friday. Westbrook will miss his fourth consecutive game since suffering a second concussion in a three-week stretch against the Chargers, but he did practice this week as a limited participant. “Every... Read more

Thoughts on Andy Reid's critics

Friday, December 11, 2009, 7:43 AM
Thumbs down to the members of the I-hate-Andy-Reid club who think the Eagles coach should've been given a pink slip rather than a 3-year contract extension this week. A pox on the house of the next person who spouts that tired he-can't-win-the-big-one line. Why is it that a college basketball coach... Read more

Eagles-Giants II: What We're Watching

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 6:58 PM
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week’s game: 1. Eli’s Eagle woes: The Eagles held Eli Manning to 20 completions in 39 attempts and intercepted him twice in their 40-17, Week 8 win. In his last four... Read more

Healthier Defense Means Changes

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 1:29 PM
Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is welcoming weakside linebacker Akeem Jordan and nickel back Joselio Hanson back this week, improving the hand McDermott has to play against the Giants Sunday night. McDermott wouldn't say exactly how the linebacking crew will play out -- Jeremiah Trotter... Read more

Eagles' chance to 'put their mark' on division

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:56 AM
The Eagles broke their Sunday Night Football skid with a victory over Chicago a few weeks back to move to 1-7 on NBC. The Giants are 1-1 this season on Sunday nights, with a win over Dallas in Week 1 and a loss to Arizona in Week 7. Regardless of when, there is no question what is at stake Sunday... Read more

Lurie: Reid is the 'epitome of what you're looking for'

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 9:29 AM
UPDATED: Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie termed Andy Reid, "in every way, the epitome of what you're looking for," during a news conference to announce that Reid has agreed to a 3-year extension that will keep him with the Eagles through 2013. Terms were not disclosed, but a league source said... Read more

Grades through 12 games

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 7:17 PM
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch provides his grades on the Eagles game on Eagletarian and in Monday's Birdwatch coverage in the Daily News. Here, we try to provide a snapshot of the season thus far by compiling those grades. Taking the grades in each area from the first 12 games... Read more
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