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Archive: January, 2009

Westbrook tough to stop

Sunday, January 4, 2009, 8:21 PM
The Eagles are heading to the NFC Divisional Playoffs and a meeting with the New York Giants next Sunday following a 26-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Birds locked up the victory with a 71-yard touchdown catch and run by Brian Westbrook off a screen with 6:53 remaining in the game. "We... Read more

Wowzers

Sunday, January 4, 2009, 3:11 PM
Updating yet again: Boy, just as we were getting all nervous and hand-wringy here in the Eagletarian section of the press box, the Eagles came up with the greatest screen since HD TV. Seventy-one yards from a previously ineffective Brian Westbrook, Nick Cole rampaging ahead in space the way Shawn Andrews... Read more

Lurie: 'Every intention' to keep McNabb

Sunday, January 4, 2009, 9:22 AM
Eagles owner and Boston native Jeffrey Lurie was the subject of a story in today's Boston Globe. In the piece, he addresses his theory of owning a sports team, his thoughts on the Eagles' personnel and the future of coach Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb. On Donovan McNabb: "Donovan has had a very... Read more

Report: Samuel to start

Saturday, January 3, 2009, 11:00 PM
Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel will be in the starting lineup Sunday against Minnesota, defensive coordinator Jim Johnson told ESPN, according to the network's Web site. Samuel suffered a hip injury during Thursday's practice, coach Andy Reid said, and did not practice Friday. Samuel was listed as... Read more

Why the Eagles win, or don't

Saturday, January 3, 2009, 12:53 PM
From Bob Cooney: 5 reasons the Eagles win: 1. Jim Johnson vs. Tarvaris Jackson. Do we really need to go into detail here? Johnson is about as welcomed a sight to young quarterbacks as rain is to the Mummers. Jackson is at his worst when teams blitz. He'll never see as many types of blitzes in one... Read more

Heckert Package Deal?

Friday, January 2, 2009, 4:42 PM
One of the variables when it comes to figuring out where Eagles general manager Tom Heckert could be headed this offseason is the potential destination of Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Heckert and Spagnuolo, of course, worked together at NovaCare before Spagnuolo left for New York... Read more

What we're watching: Eagles-Vikings

Thursday, January 1, 2009, 7:29 PM
Our weekly look at what we're watching in the Eagles game: 1. Yo, Adrian: Adrian Peterson is going to get his yards, even against a red-hot Eagles run defense that has held opposing ballcarriers to 3.11 yards per attempt the last seven games. But they need to limit his long runs just like they did... Read more

Yo, Adrian

Thursday, January 1, 2009, 11:30 AM
Here's a prediction: By kickoff Sunday afternoon, you're going to be very tired of hearing about Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson. The NFL's leading rusher this season, with 1,760 yards on 363 attempts, is the focus of talk about the Eagles' wild card opponents. Part of it is that Peterson really... Read more
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