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Archive: December, 2010

Tiebreaks don't fall favorably for Eagles

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 9:22 AM
With four games to go, there are six NFC teams with at least eight wins. And none of those teams are in the NFC West, meaning one of them will be sitting at home come playoff time. I've heard several people discuss the following scenario for the Eagles: * The Eagles finish the season 3-1. * The... Read more

Video: How the QB market will affect Vick

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 3:34 PM
Donovan McNabb and Tom Brady got new deals earlier this year. Peyton Manning is a free agent after the season. How will those things affect Michael Vick and his future? Andrew Brandt, president of the National Football Post, joined me to answer that question in the final installment of our three-part... Read more

McCoy, Westbrook and the '09 draft

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 10:25 AM
LeSean McCoy is not Brian Westbrook. But after Thursday night's win against the Texans, in which McCoy caught eight balls for 86 yards, a reporter asked Andy Reid if McCoy was on Westbrook's level in the screen game. "I would say that if [McCoy's] not, then he's surely getting there," Reid... Read more

Tougher road ahead: Eagles or Giants?

Monday, December 6, 2010, 3:50 PM
The Giants' win over the Redskins Sunday afternoon put them back in a first-place tie (in terms of record) atop the NFC East with the Eagles. Less than two weeks from now, the Birds travel to the Meadowlands in a huge game, but it's possible that the Eagles could lose that game and still win the NFC... Read more

Mike Check: Evaluating Vick's play

Monday, December 6, 2010, 10:44 AM
Michael Vick completed 22 of 33 passes for 302 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in the Eagles' 34-24 win against the Texans Thursday night. But maybe more importantly than the numbers, he led the Eagles on a pair of touchdown drives in the fourth quarter after they trailed, 24-20. And his... Read more

Man Up: Peters getting it done

Sunday, December 5, 2010, 1:28 PM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' offensive performance against the Texans after having re-watched the game. And if you missed Man Up on the defense, click here. Michael Vick - I'll have the full breakdown on Monday in Mike Check, but as usual, here are some quick notes. Vick played... Read more

Front 4 not enough for Eagles' D

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 10:08 AM
The Eagles sacked Matt Schaub twice and hit him four times on Thursday night, but overall the Texans' quarterback had plenty of time to throw, completing 22 of 36 passes for 337 yards, two touchdowns. The Birds were playing without Asante Samuel and Juqua Parker (5 sacks) for the second straight week... Read more

Man Up: Bradley rebounds, but D struggles

Friday, December 3, 2010, 12:36 PM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' defensive performance in their 34-24 win over the Texans Thursday night: Brandon Graham - The rookie had a quiet game. I can't say I noticed a single play where Graham pressured Matt Schaub. Graham was fine against the run, but really didn't make... Read more

Video: Vick rallies Eagles

Friday, December 3, 2010, 7:13 AM
Video: Philly.com's Sheil Kapadia breaks down the Eagles 34-24 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis... Read more

Video: DeSean leads locker room celebration

Friday, December 3, 2010, 1:56 AM
The Eagles' Web site posted video once again of the locker-room celebration, following the team's 34-24 win over the Texans. David Akers gets some recognition. DeSean Jackson and Michael Vick opt for a real hug over a bro hug, and Andy Reid praises the fourth-quarter defense. Enjoy. You can follow... Read more
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