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On to the Giants

Monday, October 26, 2009, 11:30 PM
So the Eagles will move to 4-2, 1-0 in the NFC East. It's a nice start to a tough stretch of three straight division games. Not to discount this eventual win, but the Eagles will have a tougher task on Sunday when they host the Giants, even though the Giants have lost two consecutive games. New York... Read more

No tight end troubles

Monday, October 26, 2009, 11:04 PM
With all the issues the Redskins have, they didn't need to lose one of their biggest weapons. They miss tight end Chris Cooley, who left the game earlier with an injury. Fred Davis, a second-year guy out of USC, isn't Cooley. And aren't the Eagles happy about that. With all the turnover at middle... Read more

Third and long

Monday, October 26, 2009, 10:12 PM
So much for being unable to convert on third-and-long. Seventeen times this season the Eagles had faced third and at least 10 yards. Seventeen times they'd been unable to get a first down. Until now. And go figure, it was another bomb to DeSean Jackson. On a play the Eagles had tried for Jeremy Maclin... Read more

Signs of life

Monday, October 26, 2009, 9:55 PM
When things go bad, they go bad. Antwaan Randle El, one of the more reliable punt returners in the league, muffed a punt to quiet the Washington fans at FedEx Field. They had come alive after Jason Campbell found Devin Thomas in the back of the end zone to pull the Redskins within 17-7 and the defense... Read more

It's always sunny in Philadelphia?

Monday, October 26, 2009, 9:27 PM
Welcome to Philly, Will Witherspoon. Everyone loves you. Until they hate you. But this being a time of unprecedented success, we'll focus on the love. For now. Witherspoon, for six days an Eagle, just scored a touchdown to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead that probably will be insurmountable for the Redskins... Read more

Westbrook concussion

Monday, October 26, 2009, 9:08 PM
Brian Westbrook got kneed in the head by London Fletcher. It looked like he was out cold. His brother, Byron, a member of the Redskins, stood over Brian as the trainers worked on him. Westbrook left the field on his own, and went to the training room. It was determined he has a concussion and won't... Read more

Familiar territory

Monday, October 26, 2009, 8:54 PM
DeSean Jackson can fly, and he just added another long touchdown to his resume. He took an end around 67 yards for a touchdown to give the Eagles an early 7-0 lead. Big-play Jackson set an NFL record by opening the season with three consecutive games with touchdowns of at least 60 yards. He scored... Read more

All for one

Monday, October 26, 2009, 8:34 PM
The Monday Night Countdown crew unanimously picked the Eagles over the Redskins tonight. That's right. Everyone picked the Birds. Ditka. Keyshawn. Steve Young. Cris Carter. Tom Jackson. And a couple of ESPN talking heads. Ditka, by the way, is 6-0 picking the Monday night games. In typical Ditka fashion... Read more

Eagles Q&A

Monday, October 26, 2009, 8:20 PM
Join the Inquirer's Ashley Fox for a live Eagles chat Tuesday at noon. She'll take your questions on the Monday night game against the Redskins. Read more

It's game time

Monday, October 26, 2009, 7:39 PM
Pretty soon, everybody will be watching. It's Eagles-Redskins on Monday Night Football at FedEx Field, and make no mistake, the players still love it, even if the Sunday night game has grown in stature the last couple of years. This marks the first NFC East game for the Eagles, who are 3-2 after that... Read more
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