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Archive: October, 2011

What they're saying: Eagles vs. Cowboys

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 9:45 AM
We've got a bunch of coverage in our Eagles section, but here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Birds as they prepare for their Sunday night matchup against the Cowboys. SI.com's Don Banks has the Eagles 19th in his power rankings: So Asante Samuel said he got his feelings... Read more

Comparing McCoy to Westbrook

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 11:33 AM
When the Eagles drafted LeSean McCoy back in 2009, the message was clear: He would eventually replace one of the team's all-time greats, Brian Westbrook. To his credit, Westbrook never seemed to fight that reality. I remember seeing him help McCoy at training camp that summer. The pair only spent... Read more

What they're saying: Eagles vs. Cowboys

Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 2:24 PM
I'll try to provide a few of these throughout the week as buzz continues to build up for Sunday night's matchup. And if you missed it from earlier, here's my player-by-player take on the state of the Eagles' defense after six games. On to the roundup of what the national media are saying about the... Read more

Man Up: State of the Eagles' defense

Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 9:46 AM
Here's a look at what we've seen from each Eagles defensive player in the first six games and what to expect in the final 10. Click here if you missed the offensive breakdown. Jason Babin - No Eagles defensive lineman has played more snaps than Babin through the first six games. When the Birds brought... Read more

Man Up: State of the Eagles' offense

Monday, October 24, 2011, 12:45 PM
There is no game to review this week, but with the Eagles beginning to prepare for their final 10 games, here's a look at what I've seen from each player so far, along with expectations going forward. I'll do the offense on Monday and the defense on Tuesday. Every player who's been on the field will... Read more

Eagles chat with Sheil Kapadia

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 6:45 PM
Join philly.com's Sheil Kapadia as he takes your Eagles questions in a live chat, beginning Monday at 1 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

The Cowboys, Kolb and the NFC East

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 4:51 PM
The Cowboys will come to town next week fresh off a 34-7 win over the Rams. DeMarco Murray piled up a franchise-best 253 yards on the ground. The rookie running back wasted no time taking advantage of the holes in the Rams' run defense, scoring on a 91-yard run on the Cowboys' first drive of the game... Read more

McNabb's work ethic questioned

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 12:51 PM
It seems likely that Donovan McNabb's days as a starting quarterback in the NFL are over. The man who holds several Eagles franchise records and helped the team get to its second-ever Super Bowl was benched this week as the Vikings will instead go with rookie Christian Ponder. In six games (five... Read more

Asante: Eagles obviously don't want me

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 7:00 PM
Ever since the Eagles signed Nnamdi Asomugha in the summer, they made no secret that Asante Samuel could be had for the right price. Samuel's future with the team was a topic during training camp at Lehigh and again last week as Tuesday's trade deadline approached. And while the Birds ended up hanging... Read more

10 Eagles numbers that matter

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 11:18 AM
Here are 10 Eagles numbers that mean something: 5.5 - The difference in receiving yards per game between Jeremy Maclin (81.5) and DeSean Jackson (76.0). I've heard a lot of talk about how Maclin is the No. 1 receiver and Jackson isn't doing enough to warrant a big contract, but the truth is, both... Read more
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