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Archive: December, 2009

LB breakdown: Trotter's role, Jordan's return

Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 8:57 PM
The Eagles' linebacker situation has been in focus all year. From the loss of Stewart Bradley in the preseason to the trade for Will Witherspoon to the addition of Jeremiah Trotter, the Birds have tried combination after combination to get things right. On Sunday, Akeem Jordan returned after missing... Read more

Man Up: What went wrong for Eagles' D?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 2:36 PM
It was probably the defense's worst performance of the year. But is it time to panic? I don't think so. Here's the player-by-player look at what went wrong against the Giants: Juqua Parker - Pressure on Eli Manning was non-existent, and that includes Parker, who started at left defensive end. I... Read more

Man Up: Eagles use all their weapons

Monday, December 14, 2009, 6:17 PM
Here's our player-by-player look at the Eagles' offensive performance against the Giants. Earlier today, we broke down the 12-play, 91-yard drive in the fourth quarter. Donovan McNabb - A very good performance from McNabb. He completed 17 of 26 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an interception... Read more

Breaking down the Eagles' 12-play drive

Monday, December 14, 2009, 11:47 AM
The Eagles' offense took over from its own 9 yard line with 13:12 remaining in Sunday night's game against the Giants. The Birds were up, 37-31, but it was clear that they would probably need another score to win and take control of the NFC East. What followed was a methodical, 12-play drive that... Read more

NFC East breakdown: Eagles take control

Monday, December 14, 2009, 1:36 AM
The Eagles moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC East with their wild, 45-38 win over the Giants Sunday night. The Cowboys' December struggles continued as they lost their second in a row, falling to the Chargers in Dallas. With three games left, it's the Birds' division to lose. Here's... Read more

Jackson lifts Eagles over Giants

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 11:56 PM
In what can only be described as the wildest game of the season, the Eagles beat the Giants, 45-38, to move in to sole possession of first place in the NFC East. After the Eagles raced to a quick 14-0 lead, the teams went back and forth, with the Giants taking a lead for the first time in the third... Read more

Cowboys loss opens door for Eagles, Giants

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 7:46 PM
The NFC East picture has become quite simple - for one week at least. If the Eagles beat the Giants tonight, they will take over sole possession of first place at 9-4. If the Giants come out victorious, we have ourselves a three-way tie atop the division with three games remaining. The Cowboys opened... Read more

Who's picking the Eagles?

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 10:11 AM
Below is a roundup of who the experts are picking in tonight's Eagles-Giants matchup. And at the very bottom is a YouTube video, which reader Kevin requested I include. If this doesn't get you pumped for tonight, nothing will. One of the great moments in the many years of Eagles-Giants. And don't... Read more

Eagles-Giants Live Chat

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 2:01 AM
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Eagles-Giants line moves in Birds' direction

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 12:10 PM
When Dave Staley of sportsbook.com sent in his weekly breakdown of the Eagles' line Friday afternoon, the Birds were 1.5-point underdogs. But when I checked the line again Saturday afternoon, they had moved to 1-point favorites on sportsbook.com. I checked out some other sites, and the lines range... Read more
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