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Archive: September, 2011

Mike Check: Did Vick beat the blitz?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:19 AM
Michael Vick got knocked out of Sunday's game against the Falcons, but how did he perform in the first three quarters? The breakdown is below. And if you're wondering about Mike Kafka, I posted a mini-version of his performance Tuesday night. As always, let's start with pass distribution. Keep in... Read more

Three notes on Kafka

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 2:33 PM
After taking a closer look at Mike Kafka's performance Sunday night, here are three notes to share: 1. For discussion purposes, let's take away the final Hail Mary throw. Kafka really finished 7-for-8 for 72 yards, with his only incompletion coming on the Jeremy Maclin drop on fourth down. Of those... Read more

Man Up: Improvement from the Eagles' O-line?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 11:39 AM
Below is the player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' offense in Sunday night's loss against the Falcons, after having re-watched the game. But first, an overall point that needs to be made: The Eagles' offensive line is improving. There's always going to be a lot of talk about Michael Vick, his... Read more

What we learned from the Giants' win

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 8:51 AM
The Giants got their first win of the season, beating the Rams, 28-16, Monday night. New York is now tied with the Eagles and Cowboys at 1-1 in the division. The Redskins sit atop the NFC East with a 2-0 record. Here's an early look at what you need to know as we prepare for the start of Giants week: OFFENSIVELY +... Read more

How the Eagles tried to cover Tony Gonzalez

Monday, September 19, 2011, 7:41 PM
The tale of the Eagles' defense and its inability to cover opposing tight ends has been told for years around these parts. So Tony Gonzalez's performance Sunday night was really just another chapter. Maybe not even another chapter. Maybe just another page. Gonzalez was by far the Falcons' most effective... Read more

Man Up: Cole shines, Chaney struggles

Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:02 PM
Before we get to the breakdown, a few notes on the Eagles' defense. This is an extremely difficult group to evaluate because they are outstanding in certain areas (rushing the quarterback, covering with their corners) and just flat-out bad in other areas (consistent run defense, covering with their... Read more

What I saw: Eagles vs. Falcons

Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:20 AM
Here are my instant observations from the Eagles' 35-31 loss to the Falcons: OFFENSE * Jeremy Maclin had a monster game with 13 catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns. There were only two balls thrown in Maclin's direction that he didn't catch, but one of them was huge. Mike Kafka hit Maclin in... Read more

Eagles chat with Sheil Kapadia

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 8:23 PM
Join's Sheil Kapadia as he takes your Eagles questions in a live chat, beginning Monday at 2 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

Making sense of the Eagles inactives

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 7:24 PM
The Eagles have announced their inactives for tonight's game: Vince Young, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Curtis Marsh, Darryl Tapp, Akeem Jordan, Julian Vandervelde and Winston Justice. What stands out? Rookie first-round pick Danny Watkins dresses for the first time in his career. Will he play? Probably not... Read more

Kolb, McNabb both lose in Week 2

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 4:53 PM
Here's a roundup of the action from today's 1 o'clock games: * Donovan McNabb and the Minnesota Vikings are 0-2 after Josh Freeman and the Bucs rallied for a 24-20 victory. McNabb's numbers were better than Week 1. He completed 18 of 30 passes for 228 yards (no touchdowns and no interceptions). Adrian... Read more
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