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Eagles collapse into the bye

Sunday, October 14, 2012, 4:56 PM
The Eagles seem incapable of putting anybody away early. Maybe that will change, maybe some day, but as the evidence mounts, it does not seem likely. They are a good offense, but mistake-prone. They are a stingy defense, but make few big plays. The result is agony. Get used to it -- and double up on... Read more

Sandusky gets justice

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 10:48 AM
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- “I’m not going to sentence you to centuries in prison,” Judge John Cleland said, as Jerry Sandusky stood before him. Sandusky wore the red uniform of a prisoner in the Centre County system. He looked thinner than he had, grayer, after three months in jail. After... Read more

Eagles fall to Steelers, 16-14

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 4:14 PM
PITTSBURGH -- A cold rain fell intermittently on Heinz Field. It was the second half of Eagles vs. Steelers, and the Eagles were trying to overcome another first half of mistakes. It was a game where Michael Vick could not hold on to the ball, again. And where they couldn’t sack the quarterback... Read more

Video: Rich Hofmann's three big answers

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 11:14 AM
Did the Eagles prove this week that they are better than expected? Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann talks about the Birds' win, the Sixers' preseason and the Phillies' offseason needs wtih CineSport's Noah Coslov. Read more

Eagles master the art of survival

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 11:50 PM
Well, that was simple enough. Eagles 19, Giants 17. That is what it said on the scoreboard. It is hard to explain how close it came to not happening. Twice, pass interference penalties prolonged the Giants’ final drive of the fourth quarter. One, on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, was justified... Read more

Video: Will Eagles bail on Vick, turn to Foles?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 11:28 AM
Video: Do the Eagles players believe in Andy Reid? Can the Eagles' offensive line protect Michael Vick? CineSport's Noah Coslov turns to the Daily News' Rich Hofmann for his insight. Read more

NFL on the verge of anarchy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 10:25 AM
I don’t remember all of the details, but one of my favorite officiating stories involves Tim Higgins, the longtime college basketball referee who is reportedly retiring this year. It was at an NCAA Tournament game, deep into the tournament, maybe at a regional final. I don’t remember the... Read more

How long can Vick survive this?

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:11 PM
The Michael Vick breathwatch has begun. The question is simple: when will the last gulp of air be forced from his body by another hit? It was the overarching question for the Eagles on a disaster of an afternoon in Arizona. During a game where very little went right, in any phase, Vick was pulverized... Read more

Eagles stay on the tightrope

Sunday, September 16, 2012, 4:46 PM
The Eagles spent the first half against the Baltimore Ravens killing themselves. Michael Vick threw another across-his-body interception in the end zone. LeSean McCoy fumbled for the second time in two weeks. Vick and rookie Bryce Brown never connected on a handoff. One, two, three shots in the foot... Read more

Video: Rich Hofmann's Three Big Answers

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 11:37 AM
Should the Eagles be worried facing the Ravens? Do the Phillies have a shot at the playoffs? CineSport's Noah Coslov and Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann discuss these issues and the NHL lockout. Read more
About this blog
Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at Reach Rich at

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