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November 12, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
TONY ROMO was running for his life. The Cowboys' season was delicately hanging in the balance. There was 2 minutes and 14 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Dallas was trailing 17-10. Romo, a pocket passer with a penchant for pussyfooted plays, had already been sacked twice by a mostly toothless Eagles pass rush. It was third-and-5. Moments earlier, Nick Foles had led the Eagles on a field goal drive. Romo snapped the ball. He sidestepped Fletcher Cox, who was the first to get into the 'Boys backfield.
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November 12, 2012 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
DOWN BY TWO touchdowns with just under 9 minutes to play, ball at the Eagles' 41, fourth-and-16, Andy Reid faced a decision: Punt or go for it? His Eagles faced a fifth straight loss, and they might not get the ball back, but his rookie quarterback, playing in his debut, had shown no sign of ability to convert in such a situation. Reid punted. Thousands of fans followed suit. Droves of fed-up faithful flocked to the exits, intent on beating the traffic . . . and, maybe, beating their heads against the wall.
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November 8, 2012
GOING BY THIS morning's standings, the Eagles do not play a team with a winning record for the next 7 weeks, not until the season finale against the Giants. So there is that. On those self-same standings, the Eagles have five losses, all well-deserved. If the season ended today, the last wild-card team in the NFC would have four losses. Despite how abysmal the Eagles looked against the Saints on Monday night - and abysmal does not begin to describe the wreckage, not really - we are not talking about a monumental stretch.
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November 8, 2012
EXCEPT FOR the losing, the contention that the Eagles have quit on their season and head coach Andy Reid lacks real evidence. Furthermore, besides the killer turnovers, the red-zone inefficiencies and the defense's sporadic tackling, this is a gifted team fully capable of beating any given team on any given day. Except the team it is currently playing. Yes, four consecutive defeats lend credence to the supposition that any team with an acceptable depth of talent that loses like that must not care.
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November 7, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Andy Reid said he spoke to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie after Monday's loss to New Orleans, but declined to elaborate on the conversation aside from noting that Lurie knows how to read the NFL standings. "Jeffrey's a competitive guy. He feels like the rest of us. He likes to win football games," Reid said on Tuesday. "That's why he's in this business. That's why he owns this business. That's his expectation. " Whatever the real expectation for this season - and Reid and Lurie were supposed to be tuned into that a lot more than the rest of us - what has taken place certainly doesn't clear Lurie's low bar of "acceptable.
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November 7, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - It should be shocking, the way the Eagles humiliated themselves on national television in a 28-13 loss to the Saints on Monday night. But didn't we see exactly the same game last year in Seattle? A defense that has no interest in tackling or contact, an offense that just can't get started. It was all there in that nationally televised debacle. It was all there again Monday night. There was Nnamdi "Night Train" Asomugha shrinking from contact, allowing running backs to sprint free.
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November 4, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles strong safety Nate Allen did not practice Friday after suffering a left hamstring injury during Thursday's workout. Allen strained his right hamstring in the fourth quarter of a 26-23 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions on Oct. 14. After the bye week, he returned and played in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, recording nine tackles. He said his right hamstring is fine. "It is frustrating," he said of the latest setback, but "Monday is not out of the picture. " If Allen is not able to play against the New Orleans Saints, David Sims would start.
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November 3, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Vick sat alone at his locker stall talking into his iPhone. Three hours earlier, his audience was significantly larger, and it wanted to know if the weekly speculation over his job security was getting to him. "I'm human," Vick said Thursday. "It does tend to bother you because I have emotions just like everybody else. It's not like you can just block certain things out. You want to have that comfort level. You want to know that everything is going to be what it's going to be at the end of the day. . . . I kind of let it get to me, to be honest.
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October 29, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks was benched for the first drive of Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Andy Reid said it was for "disciplinary reasons" and Kendricks confirmed it was because he was late to a meeting on Friday. "I had to be accountable," Kendricks said. "I let my team down. " Casey Matthews started at strong-side linebacker in Kendricks' place. He watched from the sideline while the Falcons went on a 16-play, 80-yard scoring drive. Kendricks entered the game on the second drive, when he was charged with a critical pass interference on 3d-and-7.
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October 29, 2012 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Here are some observations and ruminations about the Eagles-Falcons game: Despite being ejected the last time the Eagles played, an overtime loss to Detroit on Oct. 14, Fletcher Cox was given his first career start at defensive tackle on Sunday. The rookie certainly has earned more playing time, and he already had been playing as much as any defensive tackle on the team. But the start was a nod from the coaches for his improving play, and he ended with five tackles. A cynic may say Cox got the start by default.
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