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Archive: December, 2008

Bears survive; bad news for Birds

Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 12:18 AM
In a bizarre game (aren't they all this time of year?), the Bears somehow escaped with a 20-17 overtime victory tonight against the Packers. What does it mean for the Eagles? Their slim playoff hopes just got a little slimmer. Three things, instead of two, have to happen next weekend for them to get... Read more

Is Wade Phillips safe in Dallas?

Monday, December 22, 2008, 4:08 PM
If the Cowboys lose to the Eagles this weekend and miss the playoffs, will Wade Phillips return as head coach? Is he gone regardless? Those are the questions being tossed around in the Dallas papers this Monday afternoon. If you believe the words coming out of Jerry Jones' mouth, Phillips will be back... Read more

10 observations: Redskins-Eagles

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 10:38 PM
My 10 observations from the Eagles' 10-3 loss to the Redskins this evening: 1. At 3:34 p.m., I received a text from my buddy C-Nast. Lifelong Eagles fan, who is now living in Baltimore. The message read: yeah buddy. sorry jgarcia. Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia had just been picked off by San Diego's... Read more

McNabb's post-game thoughts

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 8:34 PM
Here's what Donovan McNabb said after the Eagles' 10-3 loss to the Redskins. Again, not exact quotes, but paraphrasing so I could get the post up quick: Why did they get off to such a slow start? Donovan says it’s not being able to convert on third down like they were successful with in previous... Read more

Andy's post-game thoughts

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 7:57 PM
Here's a recap of what Andy Reid said after today's loss to the Redskins. As usual I've paraphrased so I could get the post up quickly. Did dropped passes cost them the game? Andy says there were a lot of things that went into it. He wouldn't just point the dropped passes. Given the circumstances... Read more

Could the Eagles still get in?

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 7:23 PM
I'm not sure it even matters after the Eagles were able to muster just three points against the Redskins, but some of you asked in the chat, so here's what needs to happen for the Eagles to get into the playoffs: 1. The Eagles have to beat the Cowboys at home next week. 2. The Bucs would have to lose... Read more

Bucs lose; what does it mean?

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 1:36 PM
The Eagles got the loss they needed this afternoon as the Bucs fell to the Chargers, 41-24, in Tampa. So what does it mean? Win out and you’re in. That’s right. The Birds control their own destiny. A win today against the Redskins and a victory next week against the Cowboys, and the Eagles... Read more

Garcia to start for Bucs

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 12:27 PM
ESPN and NFL Network report that quarterback Jeff Garcia will start today for the Bucs, despite being limited in practice all week. Garcia (suffering from a calf injury) and the Bucs take on the Chargers at 1 p.m. in Tampa. The Eagles, and now the Cowboys, will both be rooting for a little bit of help... Read more

Sapp gives McNabb rulebook

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 11:43 AM
I'm usually an NFL Network fan, but a segment on this morning's pre-game show was truly difficult to sit through. Warren Sapp threw on a Santa hat and beame "Sapp O'Claus," handing out gifts to various people around the NFL. Sapp's first gift was for Donovan McNabb. He built up the suspense... Read more

T.O., Romo talk Eagles

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 1:05 AM
Following tonight's 33-24 loss to the Ravens, Tony Romo and Terrell Owens were asked about next week's matchup with the Eagles at the Linc. Here's some of what they had to say: Does it help that next week is against a division opponent so there won't be as many surprises? Romo: "Well I don't know... Read more
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