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Archive: December, 2008

NFC wild-card breakdown

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 3:07 PM
With the Eagles adding some juice to their season by beating the Giants last week, I thought I'd take a look at what lies ahead for teams vying for wild-card berths in the NFC. Now keep in mind that this breakdown relies on a couple assumptions. One is that the Panthers will win the NFC South. Carolina... Read more

Jaws: Don't count the Eagles out

Monday, December 8, 2008, 9:55 PM
ESPN is doing its best to sell next week's Monday night matchup between the Eagles and Browns at Lincoln Financial Field. During tonight's Panthers-Bucs game, Mike Tirico reminded us that even though the Browns are 4-9 on the season, they are 2-0 on Monday night. Ron Jaworski then did his part to sell... Read more

Jerry Jones questions Barber's toughness

Monday, December 8, 2008, 1:43 PM
It's been quite a 24-hour stretch for the Dallas Cowboys. At around 6:30 p.m. Eastern time yesterday, Dallas seemed poised to improve to 9-4 with a win over the Steelers at Heinz Field. Tony Romo found Terrell Owens for a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter, giving the Cowboys a 10-3 lead. And suddenly... Read more

10 observations: Eagles-Giants

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 7:01 PM
As always, here are my 10 observations from the Eagles' 20-14 win over the Giants: 1. Just when people started questioning Brian Westbrook’s health, age and ability, he responded with a historic back-to-back stretch, proving once again why he’s one of the best weapons in the NFL, and also... Read more

Jim Johnson's post-game comments

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 4:55 PM
Here's what defensive coordinator Jim Johnson had to say after the game. Again, I've paraphrased so that I could get the comments up quickly: Did the defense take it personally after the way it played against the Giants earlier in the season? Johnson said he thinks so. The memory was short since that... Read more

Reid's post-game comments

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 4:38 PM
Here's what Andy Reid had to say after the Eagles' 20-14 win over the Giants this afternoon. I paraphrased the answers so that I could get the post up quickly (Andy was not speaking in the third person): Opening statement Reid said he's proud of the guys. It was a heck of a game. The coordinators deserve... Read more

Boldin a solution for the Giants?

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 12:33 PM
If, as many people are predicting, the Giants part ways with Plaxico Burress after this season, how would they replace him? Gary Myers of the New York Daily News has a suggestion that is likely to irk many Eagles fans: Anquan Boldin: Plaxico Burress has left the Giants and Eli Manning without a No... Read more

Nobody picking the Eagles

Saturday, December 6, 2008, 6:17 PM
Every week I scour the Internet to see who the experts are picking in the Eagles game. This week, finding someone who had an optimistic view for the Birds was pretty difficult. There's one FoxSports.com writer and a couple CBSSports.com writers who think the Eagles can pull the upset. Here's the roundup: Les... Read more

Barkley: Burress an 'idiot'

Friday, December 5, 2008, 5:11 PM
In an interview on WIP with Howard Eskin earlier this week, Charles Barkley called Plaxico Burress an "idiot" but said he's carried a gun himself the last 20 years. "First of all I think he’s an idiot for carrying a gun in a nightclub," Barkley said. "...Clearly it’s... Read more

Week 14 NFL picks

Friday, December 5, 2008, 12:14 PM
Last week: 4-10 Overall: 99-81-4 Bengals at Colts What team currently has the longest winning streak in the AFC? That's right. The Indianapolis Colts, who have won five in a row. And every one of those wins has come by six points or fewer. Rely on a steady defense, and count on Peyton Manning to make... Read more
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