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Archive: October, 2008

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-49ers)

Monday, October 13, 2008, 6:45 PM
On the Cowboys and Redskins both losing Sunday: What Andy said: ``There’s so much parity in this league. There are people who get paid to predict games, not in this building, but in the media and some other professions. I’ll tell you that’s a tough job these days, because on any given... Read more

Eagles' Andrews seeing another specialist

Monday, October 13, 2008, 12:23 PM
Injured Eagles guard Shawn Andrews is in Los Angeles today seeing another back specialist. Andrews will visit with Dr. Robert Watkins, who operated on Tra Thomas' lower back in November 2005. Watkins will be the fourth specialist whom Andrews has seen. “We want to make sure we get a clear read... Read more

Defense stands tall in 4th quarter

Monday, October 13, 2008, 12:36 AM
Some observations from the Eagles' win over the San Francisco 49ers, heading into the bye ... * The fourth-quarter gut check: Eagles entered the fourth quarter down by nine points and their season on the brink of collapse. Then Jim Johnson’s defense forced three turnovers in a 6-minute span... Read more

Challenge Denied; Birds Lead

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 7:13 PM
Well, the Eagles have come back from the dead and are leading 30-26, just barely. David Akers' 38-yard field goal over the right upright was challenged, but held up on review. Then Quintin Mikell ran a J.T. O'Sullivan pick back to the 49ers' 7, but the offense didn't take the opportunity to put the... Read more

Another Special Disaster

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 5:09 PM
Halftime update: The Eagles just put the "special" in special teams yet again. What could be worse than David Akers missing his 10th field goal in a row from 45 yards or farther? Why, Ray McDonald coming right up the middle and blocking the attempt, and it bouncing to former Eagle Donald... Read more

Curtis Inactive

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 3:00 PM
Let's hope Kevin Curtis really enjoyed having Saturday off in the Bay Area, because there was no other apparent reason for the team's top 2007 wideout to travel across the continent. The inactives for today's game in San Francisco were just announced, and Curtis, out since Aug. 21 sports hernia surgery... Read more

Week 6: Predictions, matchups

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 6:00 AM
Another NFL Game Day and we kick it off as usual, with predictions, matchups and rankings ... Check back later with updates from Les Bowen at Candelstick Park in San Francisco. PREDICTIONS Les Bowen: Eagles, 26-24 Ed Barkowitz: 49ers, 17-16 Bill Conlin: Eagles, 13-10 Paul Domowitch: Eagles,... Read more

Westbrook and the bye

Friday, October 10, 2008, 8:56 PM
In a league with teams that often shroud the obvious in a cloak of mystery, the Eagles did the smart thing today by simply announcing that Brian Westbrook won't be making the cross-country trip to be a high-paid cheerleader Sunday in San Francisco. Having a guy with two broken ribs and an ankly injury... Read more

What we're watching: Eagles-Niners

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 7:54 PM
Each week, we tell you what we'll be watching in the upcoming Eagles game. Here is a look at the keys to Sunday's game against San Francisco: 1. Getting off the field: Last week, the Redskins ran 75 offensive plays against the Eagles, which was the most by an opponent since the Cowboys took 84 offensive... Read more

Abiamiri's Playing

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 1:32 PM
Practice? Are we talkin' 'bout practice? Who needs it? Apparently, not Victor Abiamiri, who returned to the practice field in earnest on Wednesday for the first time since July 29 wrist surgery, and then was identified Thursday by Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson as the newest member of Johnson's... Read more
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