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Eagles Roll Over Jets Keep NFC East Hopes Alive

December 18th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | Comments Off on Eagles Roll Over Jets Keep NFC East Hopes Alive | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

The playoff hopes might be slim, but the Philadelphia Eagles still have a glimmer of hope. A combination that included a healthy dose of good defense that grounded the Jets and gave the Eagles an early 28-0 lead.  There was a sense of uneasiness in the second quarter, but there was enough of a cushion to cover the mistakes that were yet again made on special teams.

Yes, the team was still very sloppy at times. Curtis Marsh apparently couldn’t hear Desean Jackson yelling to stop, thus giving Martin two straight weeks with a special teams mistake. Deon Lewis fumbled a kickoff and LeSean McCoy lost his first fumble of the season, both happened at inopportune times and gave the Jets the most momentum they had in the game. Yet the defense especially the line showed that last week was not a one time gig.

Mark Sanchez had a very pedestrian game (15/26, 150, 2/2) and Shonn Greene mustered 73 yards on 18 carries. The NY Jets offensive line was absolutely dominated by the Eagles. Even though they only had four total sacks, Sanchez had to face at times constant blitzing from Juan Castillo’s defense.

On the offensive side of the ball, Michael Vick ran a very efficient offense. There was the kind of balance that was on display during the wins over the Cowboys and the Redskins. Vick had 22 pass attempts to 18 handoffs at one point late in the game. The result? A much more efficient and flowing offense. Vick’s found his new favorite target Brent Celek five times for 156 yards and a touchdown. Celek now leads the team in receptions (49). To top things off for Vick he had his first rushing touchdown since the infamous Tuesday night game against the Vikings in week 16 last season.

Jason Babin gets the defensive game ball. He was a force, sacking Sanchez three times and raising his total on the season to 18. He now has nine quarters to get five sacks, which would break the record for most in season. Speaking of record setting, “Shady” McCoy now holds the mark for the most touchdowns scored in a season by a running back by scoring three times today. He got my offensive game ball after his 33 yard run early on in the fourth quarter. To top it off I’ll give Jim Washburn a game ball for another great week of defensive line play.


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Week 11 Preview: Eagles-Giants

November 18th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | 2 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football

It’s fun to play what ifs with this Eagles team. What if they didn’t blow a seven point lead to the Bears in the fourth quarter in week nine? What if they didn’t blow another seven point fourth quarter lead to the Cardinals last week?

Well then this game would have been for first place in the NFC East. The Eagles would have been only one game behind the Giants and due to the division record tie breaker going into Sunday night. Instead Philadelphia is floundering at 3-6, Michael Vick is most likely out leaving the starting duties to Vince Young. There is a chance Jeremy Maclin might not play and who knows what to expect from DeSean Jackson. This is a team that is in turmoil and this is the game where the apocalypse unfolds.

Eagles Offense vs. Giants Defense

The Giants practiced all week preparing for Michael Vick, but he will not see the field on Sunday due to his broken ribs. This means of course the man who accidentally dubbed this team the “dream team” now will take the reigns under center. We haven’t seen very much of Vince Young, he was in long enough against Washington to throw an awful interception and was in last week just long enough to hand the ball off to McCoy.

Between struggling to learn the offense in the pre-season and missing some time due to injury it is hard to endorse a start from Young and expect the Eagles to move the football through the air. Their only chance for success is going to come from a balanced attack with a btd (big time dose) of Shady McCoy. These are his stats from his last three games against the G men.


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Eagles Roster Battles – Cut Down Day Approaches

September 1st, 2010 by OD20 | 14 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football

Gratuitous Cheerleader Photo

The last week of preseason always brings two things – an incredibly boring final game and roster cuts.

There are some intriguing battles outside of the 40 or so roster spots that are already locked up.  There will be some tough decisions made between now and the final cut down day and Andy Reid has indicated that there are spots to be won.  This is how I see the battles heading into the preseason finale.

Running Back

There are two spots locked up.  Mike Bell and LeSean McCoy are locks.  After those two there is some discussion.


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Eagles Dominate Panthers

September 14th, 2009 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, General

Donovan McNabb

The Eagles crushed the Panthers, 38-10, to open the 2009 season. The defense set the tone, intercepting Carolina QB Jake Delhomme four times.

Donovan McNabb threw touchdown passes, to Brent Celek and Brian Westbrook, and ran for another, before leaving the game in the third quarter with a cracked rib.

His status for next week is questionable.

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