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Looking ahead at the NFC East race

Friday, November 20, 2009, 6:00 AM
The NFC East is not the best division in football. But as we enter Week 11, it's clear that it's going to be one of the most competitive down the stretch. The truth is the Cowboys, Giants and Eagles all have glaring holes. Each team has looked like it could be a contender at various times this season... Read more

What they're saying: Eagles' stock dropping

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9:03 AM
After back-to-back losses, the Eagles have fallen off the national radar. Here is a roundup of links and power rankings from around the Web:'s Don Banks has the Birds 12th in his power rankings: The good news is the Eagles won't travel further west than Chicago and Dallas the rest of the... Read more

Eagles 3-point favorites against Bears

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 9:56 AM
Our weekly visit from Dave Staley of Q: What's the line for Sunday night's game? A: We opened the Eagles as two-point favorites, but the line has since moved to minus-3. At first glance, this number surprised me a little bit as the Eagles are coming off of two very disappointing losses... Read more

Man Up: Struggles all around for Eagles' D

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 11:36 AM
The player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' defensive performance against the Chargers: Trent Cole - Did you notice him lining up at left defensive end instead of right defensive end? He and Juqua Parker flip-flopped, but it didn't seem to do Cole much good. He was a non-factor, failing to pick... Read more

Man Up: The red zone struggles

Monday, November 16, 2009, 3:43 PM
Our weekly player-by-player look at the Eagles' offense: Donovan McNabb - I've heard some rip him for the Eagles' red zone struggles. And others are going overboard since he threw for 450 yards. McNabb discovered after two drives that the Chargers were not going to let him hit huge plays down the... Read more

Penalties again a problem for Eagles

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 8:46 PM
We forgot to do the weekly Eagles penalty count last week. And it seems fitting to post the numbers right away after the Birds' 31-23 loss to the Chargers. The Eagles were called for nine penalties, totaling 70 yards. The breakdown was: four on defense, three on special teams and two on offense... Read more

Red zone woes kill Eagles

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 7:21 PM
The Eagles made a late push in San Diego, but fell to the Chargers, 31-23, this afternoon. If you have to point to the one thing that cost them a win, it's struggles in the red zone. At halftime, the Eagles had outgained the Chargers, 188-149. The makeshift offensive line had allowed zero sacks... Read more

Is anyone picking the Eagles?

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 9:17 AM
Our weekly look at who's picking the Eagles, along with some other links sprinkled in: Les Bowen of the Daily News goes with the Chargers, 27-23. Paul Domowitch of the Daily News has San Diego winning, 31-24.'s Peter King predicts a 26-13 Chargers win: Philip Rivers has gotten much love... Read more

Sunday at 4:15: Eagles-Chargers chat

Saturday, November 14, 2009, 7:36 PM
Join me for a live Eagles-Chargers chat Sunday afternoon at 4:15: Read more

10 observations about the Chargers

Saturday, November 14, 2009, 3:06 PM
I took a look at the Chargers' win over the Giants last week, and here are 10 things I noticed: 1. What a drive in the final two minutes by Philip Rivers and the offense. Textbook. Eight plays, 80 yards, 1:46 off the clock. Rivers went 6-for-8 for 75 yards, completing passes to five different receivers... Read more
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