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McNabb says Giants weren't benched

Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 1:45 PM
Geoffrey Chaucer never played quarterback for the Eagles, though he did fight in The Hundred Years War, which might be kind of the same thing. Chaucer is attributed with observing that "many a true word is said in jest." So it seemed Wednesday, when Donovan McNabb endured a long sparring... Read more

Security! Security?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 8:30 AM
Apparently, some of the folks in Minneapolis were surprised to see the Eagles traveling party after Sunday's game get a full police escort to the airport. That led a reporter at the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis to ask some questions about who is paying for this treatment. "They got nothing on... Read more

Heckert Interviewing

Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 8:37 PM
Despite the Eagles' resurgence, it still seems likely general manager Tom Heckert will leave the team this offseason. A league source confirmed last night that Heckert will interview with the Cleveland Browns for their GM job, probably this weekend. The Browns had to ask permission to speak with Heckert... Read more

McNabb's future ... again

Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 9:10 AM
I'm risking sounding like a broken record here. (Also, I need an updated reference. Who plays records? Can you sound like a broken iPod?) Anyway, on this business of Jeffrey Lurie telling the Boston Globe he has "every intention" of having Donovan McNabb back next season - I again feel compelled... Read more

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-Vikings)

Monday, January 5, 2009, 3:49 PM
On the Eagles fans who traveled to Minnesota for Sunday’s game: What Andy said: ``I’d like to thank them for the support they showed. They were outnumbered a little bit, but they fought as hard as our football team did.’’ What Andy meant: ``I hear we kicked some major Viking ass... Read more

Coughlin's take on Eagles, momentum

Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:20 PM
Unlike Andy Reid, who began his news conference with a long list of injuries, Giants coach Tom Coughlin was keeping things close to the vest, as he usually does. Asked specifically about the health of running back Brandon Jacobs and defensive tackle Fred Robbins, Coughlin said: "They seem to... Read more

Long Eagles injury list

Monday, January 5, 2009, 12:26 PM
As expected in the aftermath of a physical victory over Minnesota yesterday, the Eagles’ injury list was a long one, heading into Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Giants. * Running back Brian Westbrook has a sore knee, but “it’s no different than it has been... Read more

The morning after

Monday, January 5, 2009, 9:46 AM
And so the Eagles are among the final eight teams playing in the NFL. Who would have that thought was possible even eight days ago? Among the more amazing numbers from Sunday's game is that the Eagles under Andy Reid are now 7-0 in their first playoff game (the previous six were all at home, by the... Read more

Eagles-Vikings report card

Sunday, January 4, 2009, 9:16 PM
Here are our grades for the Eagles' wild-card victory over Minnesota: RUSHING OFFENSE The Vikings’ run defense was as good as advertised and held the Eagles to 2.9 yards per carry, Brian Westbrook to 1.9. But to Andy Reid’s credit, he stuck with the run enough to at least keep the Vikings... Read more

Early word from the Giants

Sunday, January 4, 2009, 8:57 PM
The Giants, who had the bye week and have homefield throughout the NFC playoffs, were able to sit back and watch the Eagles play the Vikings. Eli Manning and Justin Tuck were the first players to weigh in, thanks to the Giants media relations staff ... Eli Manning: "The Eagles are a very good... Read more
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