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Archive: December, 2010

Akers providing boost with touchbacks

Monday, December 27, 2010, 6:21 PM
akers_122710 David Akers turned 36 earlier this month, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. In his 12th season with the Eagles (and final year of his current contract), Akers is actually improving in certain... Read more

Obama praises Eagles for signing Vick

Monday, December 27, 2010, 9:44 AM
President Barack Obama called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to praise him and the team for giving Michael Vick a second chance, according to Peter King of SI.com. "The president wanted to talk about two things, but the first was Michael,'' Lurie told King. "He said, 'So many people who serve... Read more

Rendell slams decision to postpone Eagles game

Monday, December 27, 2010, 9:04 AM
Add Governor Ed Rendell to the list of people who think the Eagles should have gone ahead and played Sunday night's game against the Vikings as scheduled. Rendell ripped the decision to postpone the game during an interview with FOX 29 Sunday night. "I think it's a joke," Rendell said.... Read more

Eagles clinch NFC East; playoff scenarios

Sunday, December 26, 2010, 4:27 PM
The Eagles clinched their first NFC East title since 2006 Sunday evening without ever stepping onto the field. The Giants' 45-17 loss to the Packers gave the Birds the division and ensured them no worse than the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. It's the team's sixth NFC East crown under Andy Reid. Now... Read more

Eagles will have short week before Cowboys game

Sunday, December 26, 2010, 11:12 AM
Update: The Eagles-Vikings game originally scheduled for Sunday night at 8:20 p.m. has been postponed to Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The immediate reaction to this news is that the Birds will have only four days to prepare for the Cowboys in Week 17. That could potentially be a big game for the Eagles... Read more

What they're saying: Picking Eagles-Vikings

Sunday, December 26, 2010, 9:17 AM
Here's a roundup of picks for tonight's Eagles-Vikings game. And as always, I'll be live chatting around 8:15. SI.com's Peter King likes the Eagles in a rout, 33-13: Get your deep Vick material ready, SNF producer Fred Gaudelli. You'll need it by the middle of the second quarter. Peter Schrager... Read more

Live Chat: Eagles vs. Vikings

Sunday, December 26, 2010, 3:57 AM
Join philly.com's Sheil Kapadia as he provides updates and commentary on tonight's Eagles game against the Vikings. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds... Read more

A closer look at Chaney's 16 tackles

Saturday, December 25, 2010, 11:14 AM
First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the MTC readers out there. Hope everyone is enjoying the day with their families and friends. Just in case you needed something to read on your new laptop, IPad, smartphone, etc., I'm here to help. Eagles rookie JaMar Chaney opened a lot of... Read more

Video: DeSean goes undercover at Modell's

Friday, December 24, 2010, 7:30 PM
Sheil is enjoying his Christmas Eve, so we bring you an early present. DeSean Jackson went undercover at a local Modell's Sporting Goods store to promote the sale of his jersey. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even... Read more

Mike check: Vick's 4th-quarter performance

Friday, December 24, 2010, 8:32 AM
Michael Vick completed 21 of 35 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's comeback win against the Giants. He also used his legs for more big plays than we've seen all season, carrying 10 times for 130 yards. For three-plus quarters, though, the Giants bottled up Vick... Read more
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