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Archive: December, 2009

McDermott still shuffling Eagles' D

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 11:07 AM
All season, Sean McDermott has said every defensive player that dresses for him should expect to play on game day. And all season, his actions have backed up those words. Nine-men rotations along the defensive line. Six different linebacker combinations in a single game. Shuffling three different... Read more

Man Up: Fokou, Jordan show improvement

Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 11:23 AM
We did the offense yesterday. And here's the D: Juqua Parker - He was all over Kyle Orton in the first half, turning in his second straight strong performance. Parker knocked Orton down on the play that was initially ruled a lateral. He also got good pressure on at least four other occasions. It... Read more

Man Up: Peters, Herremans struggle

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 12:35 PM
Before we get to this week's Man Up, I know there is a lot of interest in the playoff scenarios, so you can check those out here. Without further ado: Donovan McNabb - In the first half, that was as good as we've seen McNabb all year. 15-for-19 for 242 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Strong, accurate... Read more

Eagles in position for No. 2 seed after Vikes' loss

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 12:16 AM
In what can only be described as one of the most wildly entertaining games of the season, the Bears handed the Vikings a 36-30 overtime loss Monday night at Soldier Field. What does this mean for the Eagles? With a win over the Cowboys next weekend, the Birds will be the No. 2 seed in the NFC, meaning... Read more

How much does loss of Jackson hurt?

Monday, December 28, 2009, 1:10 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid announced Monday that center Jamaal Jackson will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. So what does this mean for the Eagles' offensive line, which has dealt with a lack of continuity on and off all season? Let's start with Jackson's replacement: Nick Cole. Cole slid... Read more

Updated Eagles playoff scenarios

Monday, December 28, 2009, 12:29 AM
With the Cowboys' win over the Redskins and the Eagles' win over the Broncos Sunday afternoon, the NFC playoff scenarios became a little bit clearer. A little bit. Not a lot. Full warning: If you are prone to headaches, do not read any further. I got one writing this. And you will likely get one... Read more

Eagles escape for sixth straight win

Sunday, December 27, 2009, 8:05 PM
It was a tale of two halves for the Eagles, but in the end, they escaped with a sixth straight victory, beating the Broncos, 30-27, at Lincoln Financial Field. After a nearly flawless first half offensively, Donovan McNabb and company sputtered in the second half. But after getting great field position... Read more

How'd the Eagles use Westbrook?

Sunday, December 27, 2009, 7:51 PM
Some pre-game reports suggested Brian Westbrook would be on the field for 10-15 plays in his return today against the Broncos. The Eagles' veteran running back saw that many snaps in the first half alone. Overall, he was on the field for (unofficially) 25 snaps and had eight touches - nine carries... Read more

Brown gets nod over Curtis

Sunday, December 27, 2009, 3:22 PM
Earlier this week, when we broke down the offensive personnel packages against the 49ers, we wondered what Andy Reid would do at wide receiver against the Broncos. Kevin Curtis returned from injury last week, and Jeremy Maclin was set to return this week, giving the Eagles five healthy options. Reid... Read more

Who's picking the Eagles?

Sunday, December 27, 2009, 9:10 AM
Here's a roundup of Eagles picks from across the Web. I'll be back at 4 p.m. to host our live chat from the Linc. And in case you missed it, yesterday we posted about the different scenarios the Eagles could face in terms of postseason seeding. Paul Domowitch of the Daily News likes the Eagles,... Read more
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