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Archive: December, 2011

Giants win; Eagles eliminated

Saturday, December 24, 2011, 4:38 PM
The Eagles needed help from the Jets to stay alive in the NFC East hunt today, and they didn't get it. The Giants beat the Jets, 29-14, eliminating any chance the Eagles had to sneak into the playoffs. The Birds are currently playing the Cowboys (chat here) and host the Redskins in the regular-season... Read more

Eagles vs. Cowboys: 10 numbers that matter

Saturday, December 24, 2011, 8:21 AM
Here are 10 Eagles-Cowboys numbers that matter: 34 - The number of big-play passes (25+ yards) for Tony Romo this season. Only Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers have more. Since the Eagles last played the Cowboys, Romo has gone without an interception in six of seven games. In that span, he’s thrown... Read more

Live updates: Eagles vs. Cowboys

Friday, December 23, 2011, 10:14 PM
Join philly.com's Sheil Kapadia for live updates and commentary on Saturday's Eagles-Cowboys matchup, scheduled start at 4:15. On a mobile device? Click here to continue. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

Washburn effect: Castillo calls on the blitz

Friday, December 23, 2011, 10:56 AM
Against the Jets, Juan Castillo dialed up the blitz on 10 of 34 pass plays, or 29.4 percent of the time. The only time they've blitzed more this season was against the Cardinals. So, did it work? Mark Sanchez was 6-for-6 for 65 yards against the Eagles' blitz, but the Birds sacked him three times... Read more

Mike Check: Can Vick pick apart the Dallas D?

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 11:48 AM
After two of his worst performances of the season, Michael Vick and his injured ribs bounced back against the Jets, completing 15 of 22 passes for 274 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Vick's 107.0 QB rating was his second-highest of the season, and his 12.46 yards per attempt was his highest... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 4:31 PM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles as they prepare for Saturday's matchup against the Cowboys. And in case you missed it from earlier, here's my post on Brent Celek and how he's become a major factor in the Eagles' passing attack. SI.com's Don Banks has the Eagles... Read more

How Celek turned his season around

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 10:38 AM
All of a sudden, after averaging fewer than two catches per game in the Eagles' first five games, tight end Brent Celek leads the team with 54 receptions. It's been a tale of two seasons for Celek. His effort's never been a question, and he's improved as a blocker, but in the first five games, Celek... Read more

Draft position, gambling on the Eagles

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 2:40 PM
If the season ended today, the Eagles would have the 11th pick in the first round of April's draft. A couple weeks ago, the Birds were slotted for the No. 6 spot, but after having won back-to-back games, there are now 10 teams with a worse record than them. The Chiefs, at 6-8, have the same record... Read more

Man Up: Peters, O-line control Jets

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 11:23 AM
Here's the player-by-player look at the Eagles' offensive performance, after having re-watched the 45-19 win over the Jets. If you missed the defensive breakdown, click here. Michael Vick - Against the Cardinals and Dolphins, Vick completed just 48.4 percent of his passes and averaged 5.25 yards... Read more

Man Up: Is Matthews improving?

Monday, December 19, 2011, 11:40 AM
Here's the player-by-player look at the Eagles' defensive performance against the Jets on Sunday, after having re-watched the game: Jason Babin - Three more sacks put him at 18 on the season; that's tops in the NFL. Babin went right around right tackle Wayne Hunter for his first sack. He lined up... Read more
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