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Archive: December, 2009

Eagles survive longest day

Sunday, December 27, 2009, 7:51 PM
On the longest day, partly because of injuries but mostly because of an unending series of flags and officiating conferences, the last conference went the Eagles’ way. Aided immeasurably by a key call with 59 seconds left, when referee Mike Carey overruled one of his officials and decided that... Read more

Back to the playoffs

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 7:34 PM
Last year, it took a miracle for the Eagles to make the playoffs -- a three-cushion bank shot on the last day of the season, an event no one could have predicted. This year, despite the occasional hiccup, has been so much smoother. This year, the Eagles are in the playoffs with two games remaining... Read more

Live Eagles chat with Rich Hofmann

Monday, December 14, 2009, 5:20 AM
Join Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann for a live chat about the Eagles' 45-38 win over the Giants Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Read more

Big plays topped by bigger plays in victory

Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:01 AM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- On the Eagles’ last scheduled visit to this place, to the site of so many strange doings over the last three and a half decades, to Jimmy Hoffa’s windswept sepulchre, it seemed as if bizarre was somehow preordained. Last night at Giants Stadium, it was as if history... Read more

What a beating

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 4:01 PM
I mean, what a beating. No other way to characterize it. The Atlanta Falcons, missing their starting quarterback, best running back, a starting receiver and two starting offensive linemen, played like a team missing all of that and more. Unlike the previous two weeks, when the Eagles had to come from... Read more

Shawn Andrews surgery today

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 9:38 AM
For all of the people who doubted whether or not Shawn Andrews really has a back injury, well, unless the surgeons are just going in for the hell of it, it can be said for sure that Andrews really has a back injury. He has been on Twitter for days, pointing to a second surgery, and Thursday apparently... 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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