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Archive: November, 2010

Bears maul Eagles

Sunday, November 28, 2010, 7:19 PM
CHICAGO -- For those who believe in worrisome parts of football schedules, and trap games, and the pendulum of emotion that is the result of those forces, the Eagles' game against the Chicago Bears was proof positive. It looked like a bad spot coming into the game and it was: Bears 31, Eagles 26. Everbody... Read more

Eagles vault into first place

Sunday, November 21, 2010, 11:54 PM
Too crazy to categorize. Too wild for words. The Eagles played a sloppy first half, leaving all kinds of points scattered in the red zone. They blew a 16-3 lead in the third quarter and were losing by 17-16 in the fourth. It was a game where Michael Vick looked human, with the New York Giants hitting... Read more

Mikell: Killer instinct still top task for defense

Friday, November 19, 2010, 10:53 AM
There is another side to a 59-28 victory -- the side with the 28 on it. For the Eagles' defense, it was an odd bit of business, sitting there with an enormous lead, trading time for yards. It was not natural. "It's tough when you get in those games," safety Quintin Mikell said the other... Read more

Video: Three big answers

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 1:29 PM
Video: The Daily News' Rich Hofmann talks about Sunday's showdown, the Eagles' Super Bowl chances and Sixers early season troubles with CineSport's Noah Coslov. Read more


Monday, November 15, 2010, 11:58 PM
LANDOVER, Md. -- Two franchises passed each other in the night, rapidly if not necessarily permanently, because there is no such thing as permanently, not in the NFL, not in 2010. It really was just one game. But, man, what a game. On the day when the Washington Redskins gave Donovan McNabb a $78... Read more

Three big answers

Friday, November 12, 2010, 1:03 PM
Video: Every week, CineSport's Noah Coslov turns to the Daily News' Rich Hofmann to get the answers to the three biggest questions in Philadelphia sports. Read more

McNabb throws no bombshells

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 11:49 AM
No shock: Donovan McNabb threw no bombshells at his weekly press availability Thursday morning. His benching at the end of the Redskins’ game against Detroit continues to dominate the questioning, but McNabb is supplying no gasoline for the fire. Surprise. “I like to handle my business... Read more

Cliff Lee: too much of a good thing

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 10:25 AM
I know this is probably a little bit counter-intuitive, but that's the mood I'm in today. And when the subject turns to Cliff Lee, and whether or not the Phillies should be involved in trying to reacquire the free-agent pitcher, what that means is that I really believe it would be a mistake -- because... Read more

A defense of NFL refs

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 9:20 AM
It is a lonely burden, but it is the life I have chosen. I am here to defend NFL officials. Whether or not you like the way the hit on Indianapolis' Austin Collie was officiated on Sunday -- and I happen to think Collie was not defenseless when he was pinballed and concussed by Quintin Mikell and... Read more

Eagles corral the Colts

Sunday, November 7, 2010, 7:49 PM
They all mean the same thing, these NFL games. It says so in the standings every day. A win is a win, a loss is a loss, a tie is a tie, and all had better be forgotten in time for the next weekend. It is the way of their world. But that is in the accounting sense. In the cosmic sense, some of these... Read more
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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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