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December 28, 1998 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
Disgruntled fans shuffling away from the Vet in the cold dark last night let loose their frustration over the Eagles' depressing season with obscenity-laced epithets. As they swallowed yet another Eagles loss, this time 20-10 to the division rival New York Giants, some wore paper bags over their heads with anti-Rhodes epithets. But Ray Rhodes, the maligned head coach who may have seen his last game here yesterday, wasn't the only target of fans' ire. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie got his share.
SPORTS
September 23, 1991 | Daily News sports writer Mike Kern from wire reports
Even without Randall Cunningham, the Eagles are on a bit of a roll. But so is the next team on their dance card, the Washington Redskins, who host the Birds at RFK Stadium next Monday night, with the lead in the NFC East Division on the line. The 'Skins (4-0) extended their best start since 1985 with a 34-27 victory yesterday at Cincinnati (0-4). The game wasn't decided until 2:02 remained, when Gerald Riggs scored his third touchdown, on a 7-yard run. "When this team works together, you can't stop them," said Riggs, who had three touchdowns once before in 1985, as an Atlanta Falcon.
SPORTS
December 31, 1998 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
For more than a decade, Doug Flutie wanted to play in an NFL postseason game. Now that it's coming, the Buffalo quarterback is cooling it, his excitement on hold. "It's the same approach I have taken the last, I don't know, six years going into the playoffs," Flutie said yesterday in a conference call. In Flutie's eight seasons in the Canadian Football League, he won its most outstanding player award six times, led the CFL in passing five times, and took the Toronto Argonauts to the Grey Cup championship on three occasions.
SPORTS
December 11, 1995 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
If the season ended today, ended with their astounding victory over the Cowboys, the Eagles would be hosting an NFC wild-card playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons. Of course, that would be too easy. There are still two games to play, and the league says they have to play them. So, here we are again, checked in for a two-week stay at the Tiebreaker Inn. And remember - no slide rules allowed on hotel premises, except to beat against your head in frustration at the NFL's ridiculously complicated rules.
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December 29, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most of the numbers and recent trends say the Eagles will beat the Cards this afternoon in Tempe, Ariz. The Eagles, after all, have clinched a wild-card playoff berth, while the Cards are playing only for next season's contracts. With a victory, the Eagles would open the playoffs at home. The Cardinals' season ends today, win or lose. Since the Cards beat the Eagles in the second week of the season, their record is 4-9. The Eagles, over the same period, are 9-4. The Eagles are 8-3 in NFC games; the Cards are 3-8. The Eagles are 3-4 on the road; the Cards are 3-4 at home.
SPORTS
December 11, 2000 | by Rich Hofmann , Daily News Sports Writer
Get out your calculator, the one with several decimal places, because you might need it to figure out if the Eagles are going to host a playoff game this season or not. That's how close at least one of the tiebreakers is. We know that the Eagles clinched a playoff spot with their win yesterday over the Cleveland Browns. As for the rest of it, well, here goes: Can the Eagles still win the NFC East? Same answer as last week: yes they can. They would need to beat Cincinnati in their final game to finish 11-5, and the Giants would have to lose their remaining two games (at Dallas, home against Jacksonville)
SPORTS
January 5, 2013 | Associated Press
HOUSTON - Matt Schaub missed Houston's 2011 playoff run with an injured foot. Now the Texans' quarterback, who starred at West Chester East High School, is healthy and looking forward to his first playoff start Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The wild-card playoff game offers Schaub a chance to redeem himself after he threw two interceptions in last week's loss to Indianapolis, which kept Houston from getting a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
SPORTS
September 24, 2012
The San Francisco Giants knew full well that much of the baseball world figured they would flop after losing All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension in mid-August for a positive testosterone test. Hardly. The Giants put it out of mind in a hurry and kept on winning. They won the West with an 8-4 victory over San Diego on Saturday, a few hours after the rival Dodgers did their part by losing at Cincinnati as the Reds clinched the NL Central. "The whole lineup has come to life," general manager Brian Sabean said as the champagne flowed.
SPORTS
December 28, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Sam Mills took the question head-on. No ducking, no side-stepping, just a straight answer to a painful truth. "Yes, there is pressure on us to win in the playoffs this year, and rightly so," said Mills, the leader of the much-decorated New Orleans defense. "We've been there before, but we've never gotten past the first round. It's time for us to start winning those games. We've got the talent to do it. We can't keep wasting our chances. " The Saints have qualified for the NFC playoffs in each of the last three seasons and four times in seven years under head coach Jim Mora.
SPORTS
January 8, 1996 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
"It was a do-or-die kind of game, and you have to do whatever you can," Rodney Peete was saying, his body sore, his head clouded, the game lost, the season over. Peete did what he could - and got knocked senseless trying. Straining to make a first down on a scramble at the end of the first quarter, Peete and Dallas safety Darren Woodson collided helmet-on-helmet. It would be Peete's last action in the Eagles' 30-11, NFC playoff loss. Peete suffered a concussion. He suffered from memory loss more than four hours later as he stood in an area outside the Eagles' dressing room.
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January 5, 2013 | Associated Press
HOUSTON - Matt Schaub missed Houston's 2011 playoff run with an injured foot. Now the Texans' quarterback, who starred at West Chester East High School, is healthy and looking forward to his first playoff start Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The wild-card playoff game offers Schaub a chance to redeem himself after he threw two interceptions in last week's loss to Indianapolis, which kept Houston from getting a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
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October 5, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
ROBINSON CANO and Curtis Granderson each hit a pair of homers, powering the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox, 14-2, on a raucous Wednesday night in the Bronx for their 13th AL East title in 17 years. In front of fans poised to party from the first pitch, the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the last-place Red Sox to win their second consecutive division crown. The championship was locked up by the seventh inning, when Baltimore's 4-1 loss at Tampa Bay went final. Cano tied a career high with six RBI as New York secured homefield advantage throughout the AL playoffs.
SPORTS
October 2, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
ROBINSON CANO, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the visiting Boston Red Sox, 10-2, Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play. Baltimore lost at Tampa Bay and dropped into second place, prompting cheers from the crowd when the final score was posted before the ninth inning. The Yankees, who clinched their 17th playoff berth in 18 years on Sunday, would ensure their 13th division title in 17 years by sweeping the three-game series against the Red Sox. "There's a lot of teams that would love to be in our position right now," Teixeira said.
SPORTS
September 24, 2012
The San Francisco Giants knew full well that much of the baseball world figured they would flop after losing All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension in mid-August for a positive testosterone test. Hardly. The Giants put it out of mind in a hurry and kept on winning. They won the West with an 8-4 victory over San Diego on Saturday, a few hours after the rival Dodgers did their part by losing at Cincinnati as the Reds clinched the NL Central. "The whole lineup has come to life," general manager Brian Sabean said as the champagne flowed.
SPORTS
January 10, 2011
IT ENDED WITH the kind of interception that, in earlier times, would have resulted in the ladling of another heaping helping of Fricassee a la McNabb upon our municipal dinner plate; different quarterback, same time, next year. Michael Vick will escape that because the burden of Eagles postseason failure is about the only brand of baggage that he doesn't carry. So he will miss that, but not the notion that he and the Eagles are doomed to relive this kind of ending if he doesn't learn to get rid of the ball quicker and protect himself better.
SPORTS
January 2, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Atlanta Falcons (11-5) at Arizona Cardinals (9-7) When: Tomorrow, 4:30 p.m. TV: Channel 10 Radio: ESPN (950-AM) Weather: Partly cloudy, 70 degrees Series record: Cardinals lead, 14-10 Last meeting: Cardinals won, 30-27, on Dec. 23, 2007 Last week: Falcons beat, Rams 31-27; Cardinals beat Seahawks, 34-21. Record vs. spread: Falcons 9-7, Cardinals 9-7 Coaching ties: Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt worked together on Bill Cowher's staff in Pittsburgh.
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January 8, 2002 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was his day off, so Chad Lewis went to work. He wasn't alone. The tight end was one of many Eagles who showed up at the team's practice facility yesterday on what was officially the players' day off. "Everyone knows that the season starts today," Lewis said. The season the Eagles have been waiting for is the postseason. With Sunday's surreal game in Tampa, Fla., out of the way, the Eagles finally can focus on Saturday's playoff game against the Buccaneers. This is what they have been working toward for exactly one year and one day. On Jan. 7 of last year, they were eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Giants.
SPORTS
January 6, 2002 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The bar is definitely set higher for the Eagles this season. As they prepare for their second straight trip to the postseason, they are a little older, considerably wiser and more experienced, and arguably more talented. "We've been there," defensive end Hugh Douglas said. "But we haven't been there. We've been to the playoffs, but we haven't been to the Super Bowl yet. That's where we expect to be. " Last season, the Eagles went 11-5, finishing second to the New York Giants in the NFC East.
SPORTS
January 3, 2001 | By Jerry Brewer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All season, the Eagles' defense has enjoyed the role of savior, always there to counter any woes its young, developing offense has suffered. The defense has performed wonderfully in games against other fine defenses, with Sunday's 21-3 wild-card playoff victory over Tampa Bay illuminating that point. But while the New York Giants' splendid defense crippled the Eagles' offense in two meetings during the regular season, the Eagles' defenders did not respond. The Giants await the Eagles at the Meadowlands this Sunday, a challenge standing in front of them like a bully in a child's path to school.
SPORTS
December 29, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ask a group of NFL coaches about theories for preparing their teams for the playoffs and you might get an equal number of answers. But the enduring reminder of Buddy Ryan as the Eagles got ready to play the Los Angeles Rams was these immortal words: "Greg Bell, my [derriere]. " A few days later, on New Year's Eve 1989, Bell ran for 124 yards, including a 54-yard sprint to set up his own 7-yard touchdown run. The Rams' defense, playing a five-linebacker scheme devised by Fritz Shurmur, thoroughly confused the Eagles' offense.
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