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Archive: October, 2011

The real Eagles finally show up

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 11:30 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, your Philadelphia Eagles. The team that was praised too early and also buried too early -- just impossible to figure in another confounding NFL season -- arrived Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys lugging a 2-4 record and all of the imperatives such numbers suggest. They... Read more

Video: Must-win Sunday?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 11:11 AM
Video: CineSport's Brian Clark turns to Rich Hofmann of the Daily News for answers to three of the biggest questions in Philadelphia sports. Read more

Video: Eagles' post-bye plan

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:07 PM
Video: The Daily News' Rich Hofmann talks with Cinesport's Noah Coslov about what the Eagles need to do after the bye to have a successful season. Read more

Eagles alive after all

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 4:07 PM
LANDOVER, Md. -- As it turns out, the Eagles are alive after all. Combining an offense that kept down the turnovers, and a run defense that showed up for the first time this season, and the overall beneficence of the eventually-benching Washington quarterback, Rex Grossman, the Eagles still had to... Read more

Eagles players hear the criticism of Reid

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1:05 PM
With their head coach's future employment status now an open topic of discussion in the media, the Eagles held a players-only meeting Wednesday. Wide receiver Jason Avant was the featured speaker, but he declined to reveal what was said. Still, it wasn't hard to figure. "We're not letting coach (Andy)... Read more

Video: Birds' immediate future still unclear

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 11:04 AM
Video: The Daily News' Rich Hofmann and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss Andy Reid's status with the Eagles, the work that needs to be done on defense and how the Birds will fare against the Redskins this weekend. Read more

Eagles play terribly, fall to 1-4

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 4:16 PM
BUFFALO -- It was a total team effort, and not in a good way. For three quarters Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Eagles played an abysmal game on offense, an abysmal game on defense and an abysmal game by the coaching staff. Triple Abysmal, then -- and, no, it isn’t the name of an obscure... Read more

Eagles collapse

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 4:27 PM
It was a day that had trainwreck written all over it, almost from the beginning. It was Eagles and 49ers and dropped balls and gray skies and bizarre plays and bodies littering the road. And it was as bad a loss as many Eagles fans can rememeber. The Eagles blew a 20-point lead in the third quarter... 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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