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Eagles' Justice penalty-free

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 11:41 AM
Time for our weekly breakdown of the Eagles' penalties. Through three weeks, the Birds are tied for 12th in penalties (19) and 20th in penalty yards (141). Against the Chiefs, they had just three penalties for 20 yards, a huge improvement from the previous week against the Saints. The bad news?... Read more

How does Trotter fit in?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 6:25 PM
The unpredictable 2009 season for your Philadelphia Eagles took another turn today when the team brought back 32-year-old veteran linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. The Birds now have seven linebackers on the roster. Here's a quick breakdown of what we've seen from each so far, and what we might expect... Read more

Man Up: Eagles' defense vs. Chiefs

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 9:41 AM
Thanks for all the kind words on yesterday's Man Up on the Eagles' offense. Today we do the defense. Juqua Parker - He brought down Matt Cassel during the Chiefs’ first drive, the second game in a row he's had a sack. Great hustle by Parker in the fourth quarter to run from his position at... Read more

Man up: Eagles' offense vs. Chiefs

Monday, September 28, 2009, 10:21 AM
Here's my player-by-player rundown of the Eagles' offense after re-watching the win over the Chiefs. And for those of you dying for my Monday night pick (hey, we were 10-5 this week against the spread), I'll take the Panthers (+8.5) to cover at the Cowboys. And now, the breakdown: Kevin Kolb - The... Read more

Four downs: Historical start for Kolb

Sunday, September 27, 2009, 6:14 PM
Four quick thoughts on the Eagles' 34-14 win over the Chiefs: 1. The Eagles said (per the Elias Sports Bureau) that Kevin Kolb is the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300-plus yards in his first two career starts. That's pretty remarkable. Kolb's performance had a lot of similarities... Read more

Jackson shines again for Eagles

Sunday, September 27, 2009, 3:58 PM
There has been no shortage of story lines on offense for the 2009 Eagles. The addition and use of Michael Vick. The injuries to Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook. The questions on the offensive line. And the list goes on. But once again today, the Eagles' most impressive playmaker was the guy... Read more

1 p.m.: Live Eagles-Chiefs chat

Sunday, September 27, 2009, 11:13 AM
Join me for a live chat during today's Eagles-Chiefs game at the Linc. Read more

Eagles 7.5-point favorites over Chiefs

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 11:27 AM
As I mentioned yesterday, we didn't have our regular visit from Dave Staley of sportsbook.com this week. The reason? The site needed extra time to come out with an Eagles-Chiefs line because of all the injuries to the Birds. But the spread opened yesterday at Eagles (-8.5). This morning when I checked... Read more

Week 3 NFL picks

Friday, September 25, 2009, 10:16 AM
Last week: 8-8 Overall: 14-16 Titans at Jets Last week in this space, I asked my friend, the Jets fan, what his excitement level was going into the matchup against the Patriots. He listed it as an 8, but was cautious, saying he thought Bill Belichick was playing possum in Week 1 against the Bills... Read more

Report: Eagles work out Trotter

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:22 PM
At first, when I read the Tweets, I assumed there was some joke that I missed. But it turns out that the report is serious. The Eagles have worked out Jeremiah Trotter, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. According to the report, the Birds wanted to see what kind of shape he was in. Wow. Where to begin? Trotter... Read more
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