January 5, 2011
ROCK, MEET hard place. Sean McDermott, meet Aaron Rodgers. Actually, the Eagles' defensive coordinator already is very familiar with Rodgers. McDermott saw the Packers quarterback up close and personal in Week 1 and has seen him in his nightmares the last few days since learning the identity of the Eagles' first-round playoff opponent. I mean, where are Stephen McGee, Alex Smith and Shaun Hill when you really need them? McDermott's unit actually did a very good job against Rodgers in Week 1, holding him to some pretty pedestrian numbers in a 27-20 Eagles loss.
January 19, 2009 |
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game: 1. Putting heat on Warner: The Eagles found out yesterday that if you give Kurt Warner time, he will slice and dice your secondary. The Cardinals quarterback, who completed just 53.8 percent of his passes in a regular-season loss to the Eagles, was 21-for-28 for 279 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions yesterday. 2. Eagles in the red: The Eagles were just 2-for-5 in the red zone in their playoff win against the Giants.
November 14, 2006 |
Jason Campbell will make his NFL debut Sunday for the Washington Redskins, replacing Mark Brunell for a 3-6 team apparently heading nowhere and in need of a plan for the future. Coach Joe Gibbs announced yesterday that Campbell, who has been an inactive third quarterback for all 25 games of his pro career, will start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "We're going to give Jason his opportunity and see if we can be more productive and see if we can get some more answers," Gibbs said.
September 19, 1997 |
When confronted with the challenge last week of playing opposite another top running back, Downingtown's Arlen Harris responded with four touchdowns in the Whippets' 41-34 win over Glen Mills. This week, Downingtown (3-0), ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania, visits No. 5 Malvern Prep (2-0). Chris Downs leads the Friars in a matchup of Chester County's top two teams and running backs, tomorrow at 1 p.m. Downingtown came from behind last week as the Bulls' Brian Thomas had two touchdowns.
November 1, 1993 |
Highlights, lowlights and ghoulish observations from the fourth-quarter horror story that was the Eagles' 23-10 loss to the Cowboys yesterday at Veterans Stadium, where 61,912 rain-soaked fans found much to cheer before they were left dismally dejected in the gloom. To the credit of coach Rich Kotite and nearly every Eagle who got into the game, the home team brought an admirable level of intensity and a worthy game plan to a game it entered as a 10 1/2-point underdog. Herschel Walker ran the ball impressively in the first half, Heath Sherman did the same in the second half and new quarterback Ken O'Brien threw for more completions, yardage and scoring than did the Cowboys' Troy Aikman.
November 1, 1992 |
The Cowboys last defeated the Eagles in Texas on Oct. 11, 1987, in a strike-season game that brought new anger and intensity to a rivalry hardly in need of either. When Tom Landry kept his non-striking veterans on the field into the fourth quarter, ensuring a 41-22 victory over the Eagles' replacements barely coached by Buddy Ryan, it produced a blockbuster turning point in the history of the series. That fateful contest, against the club that had beaten them 30 times in 38 games dating from 1968, launched the Eagles on an eight-game, payback winning streak that included some of the most humiliating losses in Cowboys history.
October 2, 1992 |
Randall Cunningham was named NFL player of the month yesterday, after leading the Eagles to victory in the first three games since coming back this season from knee surgery. The Scrambling One has been close to perfect on the field, leading all NFL passers with a 74 percent completion rate. Showing a more conservative approach to running the ball so far this season (he has run with the ball, by design or otherwise, 20 times for 83 yards), Cunningham has instead taken opposing defenses apart with his arm, completing 53 of his 72 passes, and throwing for eight touchdowns.
January 6, 1992 |
Of all the quarterbacks who worked in the NFL this season - with the possible exception of Pat Ryan - no one seemed less likely to take his team to a landmark playoff victory than Erik Kramer of the Detroit Lions. A playoff victory marked by three touchdown passes, a 76.3-percent completion rate and the team's highest point total of the season - those numbers would have befitted Dan Marino or Joe Montana more than they did the 26-year-old Kramer. But that was Kramer engineering the Lions' 38-6 conquest of the Dallas Cowboys yesterday at the Pontiac Silverdome.
September 23, 1991 |
Before Saturday, Frank Campanile was a bundle of talent just waiting to open up. That day at Garnet Valley, the conditions were perfect for him. Protected by solid blocking and complemented by a committee of effective running backs, Campanile put on a display of precision passing that led Interboro (3-0) to a crushing 46-0 victory over the Jaguars (0-3). Although the performance was impressive, it wasn't Campanile's 206 yards and 2-touchdown passing that were so remarkable. It was his efficiency.
April 23, 1989 |
There was no mistaking the Blue-White scrimmage at Villanova yesterday for the well-attended affairs that mark the end of spring football at such places as Michigan and Ohio State. Just the same, the smattering of fans who lazed in Villanova Stadium's south bleachers for the loosely structured 90-minute intrasquad game probably came away with a good idea of what to expect in September. In this case, despite the return of high-profile players such as quarterback Kirk Schulz and wide receiver Robert Brady, who will be seniors this fall, the Wildcats will likely struggle on offense until the replacements for six graduating starters begin to develop.