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Archive: December, 2010

Video: Merrill Reese's call of DeSean's 'miracle'

Sunday, December 19, 2010, 5:21 PM
In case you want to watch it over and over again, here's video of DeSean Jackson's 65-yard punt return that gave the Eagles a miraculous 38-31 win against the Giants Sunday afternoon. Earlier, I posted on the Eagles' playoff implications and what they need to do to clinch the NFC East. Hat tip to... Read more

How the Eagles can clinch the NFC East

Sunday, December 19, 2010, 4:32 PM
I'll have plenty to say about the Eagles' 38-31 win over the Giants this afternoon, but right away, let's get to what it means. The Birds can clinch the NFC East if one of the following things happens: * The Eagles win one of their final two games against the Vikings or Cowboys. * The Giants lose... Read more

Making sense of the Eagles' inactives

Sunday, December 19, 2010, 11:53 AM
Both Asante Samuel and DeSean Jackson will dress for the Eagles today. That's the good news. Right tackle, Winston Justice, is out. That's the bad news. Taking Justice's place at right tackle will be King Dunlap. Look for the Eagles to give Dunlap plenty of help on that side in the form of Owen... Read more

Eagles-Giants: What will be the difference?

Sunday, December 19, 2010, 8:23 AM
I took a closer look at the Giants' win against the Vikings Monday night. Here are my observations with a spin on how they relate to today's game, along with some important numbers sprinkled in. When the Giants have the ball... * The name of the game for the Eagles' D is to create turnovers. The... Read more

What they're saying: Picking Eagles-Giants

Saturday, December 18, 2010, 6:28 PM
Here's a roundup of who people are picking in Sunday's Eagles-Giants game: SI.com's Peter King likes the Giants to beat the Eagles, 24-23: Toughest game of the weekend to call. The difference, for me, is the quickness of the Giant front in dealing with Michael Vick. He's going to make eight or 10... Read more

Live updates: Eagles at Giants, 1 p.m.

Saturday, December 18, 2010, 9:46 AM
Join philly.com's Sheil Kapadia as he provides live updates and analysis on Sunday's Eagles-Giants game, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. 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... Read more

Video: MVP chants for Vick at Sixers game

Saturday, December 18, 2010, 9:21 AM
Michael Vick was greeted by a huge ovation Friday night when he showed up in the second half of the Sixers-Lakers game at the Wells Fargo Center. Video of Vick's appearance and the crowd reaction is embedded below. If you listen closely, you can hear the M-V-P chants. As Vick walked to his seat,... Read more

Eagles closing strong in 4th quarter

Friday, December 17, 2010, 5:52 PM
In Week 7 against the Titans, the Eagles entered the fourth quarter with a 16-10 lead. One Kenny Britt explosion later, they left Nashville with a 37-19 loss after getting outscored 27-3 in the final 15 minutes. But since that game, the fourth quarter has been a bright spot for this team. That's... Read more

McNabb benched; Eagles trade implications

Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:08 AM
At just about this time last year, Donovan McNabb was coming off one of his better games of the 2009 season. He completed 17 of 26 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns, helping lead the Eagles to a 45-38 win over the Giants in Week 14. It looked like the Birds were set up for a deep playoff run... Read more

Rating Birds' O-line; McNabb booed in D.C.

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 3:57 PM
Rating the Eagles' offensive line against the other 31 teams in the league is difficult. It's not like there is a definitive stat to measure line play. But as stats and football analysis continue to evolve, sites are trying to use different ways to compare line play. STATS.com is out with a ranking... Read more
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