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Archive: January, 2011

What We're Watching: Eagles-Packers

Friday, January 7, 2011, 11:24 AM
Here are five things we'll be keeping our eyes on during Sunday's wild-card playoff game: 1. Vick and the blitz. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers sent 5 or more rushers after Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on nearly 47 percent of his dropbacks last week, and figures to up that percentage dramatically... Read more

Who has the edge at quarterback?

Thursday, January 6, 2011, 5:42 PM
Here is a quick look at the two quarterbacks in Sunday's Eagles-Packers playoff game, and who we think has the advantage: Eagles Michael Vick has fumbled nine times (lost three) and thrown six interceptions in his last six starts. Defenses are attacking him with blitz pressure and he’s been... Read more

Bradley, Jean-Gilles, Herremans Miss Practice

Thursday, January 6, 2011, 12:34 PM
Updating: Guards Max Jean-Gilles (ankle) and Todd Herremans (calf) missed practice Thursday, along with middle linebacker Stewart Bradley (elbow). Jean-Gilles and Herremans still seem likely to play Sunday against the Packers; Bradley probably will not play. Tackles Jason Peters and Winston Justice... Read more

Video: 3 keys vs. Packers

Thursday, January 6, 2011, 11:45 AM
Video: The Daily News' Les Bowen gives his three keys for the Eagles in Sunday's wild-card game against the Packers with CineSports' Noah Coslov. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here. On sale through the end of... Read more

Akers, Samuel earn NFL Alumni nominations

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 7:52 PM
Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel and kicker David Akers are finalists for the 2010 NFL Alumni Player of the Year Awards. Under a new format this year, former NFL players will vote for the winners from among three finalists per 11 categories -- nine positional categories, Coach of the Year and overall... Read more

Video: Getting healthy for Pack

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 7:30 PM
VIDEO: The Daily News' Les Bowen previews the Eagles-Packers wild card matchup. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here. Read more

Vick : Definitely 100 Percent by Sunday

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 12:02 PM
A few pieces of news in the early going from Andy Reid's news conference at a jam-packed NovaCare Complex. * Quarterback Michael Vick's quadriceps is "OK" and he will not be limited in practice this week, Reid said. Later, Vick told reporters he "definitely will be 100 percent"... Read more

Analysts supporting the Packers

Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 6:59 PM
The national analysts are starting to line up behind the Green Bay Packers, heading into Sunday's wild card game against the Eagles. "They're the scariest team right now in the playoffs," Deion Sanders said on the NFL Network. And it goes without saying that much of the attention is... Read more

Tucker Carlson on Vick, Take 2

Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 12:32 PM
Of the many ridiculous things said about Michael Vick this season, none was more ridiculous than political analyst Tucker Carlson's suggestion that Vick should have been executed for his role in a dogfighting ring. Carlson got plenty of attention for the remark, and of course that led to another shot... Read more

Keys vs. Packers: Pressure and Protection

Monday, January 3, 2011, 4:49 PM
Some incoherent thoughts and some off-the-mark observations as I get my game-face on for Sunday’s Eagles-Packers playoff game: * If I can oversimplify Sunday’s wildcard matchup between the Eagles and Packers for a second, the game basically is going to come down to two things –... Read more
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