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Archive: December, 2009

Vikings' loss opens window for Eagles

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 11:23 PM
After today's win over the 49ers, Donovan McNabb talked about the Eagles' goal being to win the NFC East and get a first-round bye in the postseason. At the time, I thought he was crazy - about the second part that is. But that was before Matt Freakin' Moore lit up the Vikings for 299 yards and three... Read more

Ready for Dawkins Week?

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 9:47 PM
Players and coaches are supposed to take things one game at a time. We hear them say so pretty much every week. But fans are allowed to look ahead. And many of you have been looking ahead to Sunday, Dec. 27 for some time now. It's the return of No. 20, Brian Dawkins, to Philadelphia. The Broncos... Read more

Big plays, turnovers lift Eagles

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 7:34 PM
The Eagles used a familar formula in their 27-13 win over the 49ers Sunday afternoon at the Linc. Big plays and turnovers. At times it wasn't pretty, but when all was said and done, the Eagles had their fifth straight victory and clinched a playoff berth in the NFC. A week after allowing 38 points... Read more

Heckert a candidate in Seattle?

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 10:30 AM
Update: Tom Heckert is one of three candidates linked to the Seattle Seahawks' general manager opening, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Per the report, the two other candidates are Arizona's Steve Keim and San Diego's Jimmy Raye. Heckert is in his eighth season with the Eagles. He joined the... Read more

What does Cowboys win mean for Eagles?

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 11:58 PM
The Dallas Cowboys put an end to the Saints' perfect season and kept themselves in the mix for an NFC East title with a 24-17 win Saturday night. Dallas got off to a great start and did just enough in the fourth quarter to hang on for the victory. So what does this mean for the Eagles? The Cowboys... Read more

Sunday at 4:15: Eagles-49ers chat

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 5:25 PM
I'll be at the Linc Sunday afternoon for Eagles-49ers. Be sure to join me at 4:15 for a live chat with updates and commentary on the action. Read more

10 observations about the 49ers

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 1:13 PM
Here's what I noticed about the 49ers after watching their 24-9 win over the Cardinals on Monday night: 1. Frank Gore is a handful. He keeps his legs churning, is tough to bring down and is a threat to break one at any time. Gore's 5.2 yards per carry ranks third in the NFC. Only Chris Johnson and... Read more

Eagles-49ers moved to 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 12:39 PM
Kickoff for the Eagles' game against the 49ers Sunday afternoon has been moved to 4:15 p.m., the team just announced. Fromt he team: In anticipation of the storm and as a public safety concern, the change was made to accommodate fans and allow more time for city and stadium personnel to clear streets... Read more

Why are the Eagles 7.5-point favorites?

Friday, December 18, 2009, 9:17 AM
Our weekly Q&A with Dave Staley of sportsbook.com: Q: What's the line for Eagles-49ers on Sunday? A: The Eagles are currently 7.5-point favorites as they host a 49ers team that still has an outside shot at making the postseason. The opening number was minus-9, and then moved to minus-8 on Wednesday... Read more

Is the Eagles' blitz working?

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 3:56 PM
Throughout this season, when the Eagles' defense has had its problems, I've often looked at their lack of success getting to opposing quarterbacks with the blitz. Back in training camp, when Sean McDermott was asked what piece of advice he'd take from Jim Johnson, he did not hesitate to say blitz... Read more
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