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Westbrook's big day

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 6:42 PM
Brian Westbrook had a huge day in the Eagles' win over the Giants ... Here are some of the numbers and what he had to say afterward ... * With his two touchdowns today, Westbrook has six TDs in the last two games. He had eight in the previous nine games that he played (he missed the games against... Read more

Eagles-Giants Report Card

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 5:55 PM
Our report card on the Eagles' win over the Giants: RUSHING OFFENSE Amazingly, the pass-happy Eagles did the smart thing on a windy day and ran the ball. Ran it a season-high 41 times. Gave it to Brian Westbrook a career-high 33 times. Only averaged 3.5 yards per carry, but controlled the ball, particularly... Read more

Opposite Day

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 1:46 PM
Updating with 2:09 left: 20-7, the Eagles managed to not get a field goal attempt blocked, after a marathon seven-minute, 17-second drive, that went only 46 yards, using 14 plays, all but one of them runs. They lead 20-7, but you know how that earlier meeting wasn't as close as the final score? This... Read more

Reggie Brown Benched

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 12:28 PM
Remember 2006, when Reggie Brown was one of the brightest spots of the Eagles' stretch run to the playoffs? Brown, then a second-year wideout, seemed like the sort of smooth, smart, solid player who would be an NFL starter for a long time. Last season should have been Brown's coming-out party, but... Read more

Game Day: Eagles-Giants

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 6:00 AM
Expect a blustery and cold day at Giants Stadium today as the Eagles try to keep their playoff hopes alive and the Giants try to clinch the NFC East title. Look for updates before, during and after the game from Les Bowen at the Meandowlands, but we start your today with our weekly predictions, matchups... Read more

Giants defense feeling angry

Saturday, December 6, 2008, 7:22 AM
The big number in conversation this week about the Eagles game against the Giants has been 219. As in, the Giants ran for 219 yards in their 36-31 win at the Linc last month. For the Giants' defense, however, the big number is 31, the number of points the Birds scored. The Eagles have posted more... Read more

Westbrook Intrigue

Friday, December 5, 2008, 1:49 PM
Brian Westbrook did not practice Friday and was listed as "questionable" for Sunday's game at the New York Giants. Eagles coach Andy Reid said he held Westbrook out because he didn't want his franchise back practicing on artificial turf -- the Birds worked out indoors Friday. Reid said Westbrook... Read more

What we're watching

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 5:30 PM
Here is our weekly look at what we're watching for this Sunday's Eagles game against the Giants: 1. The turnover battle The Eagles went into the first Giants game with just nine giveaways in their first eight games. In the four games since then, they’ve got 12. The Giants have lost the turnover... Read more

Giant Task

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 2:11 PM
Historically, the prep work leading up to a football game often involves elaborate, overblown praising of the opposition. You wouldn't believe how good Arizona was in the days just before the Eagles' 48-20 victory last week; the Birds were ready to petition to have the waiting period for Hall of Fame... Read more

Donovan goes batty

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 6:15 AM
Donovan McNabb has been known to go for the laughs when he is in front of the media. Sometimes he hits and sometimes he misses. Last week, he scored with his line about the janitor being the guy who told him he would start against Arizona. Wednesday, he took another crack at it, during his conference... Read more
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