Maybe It Really Is Super

I overheard a couple of guys talking in a restaurant the other day, and they were talking about this weekend’s Super Bowl and one guy (he was in his mid-20s) trotted out, “Oh, the Super Bowl’s always a boring blowout…who cares?”  And I thought this kid’s too young to remember what I think of as…

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Third Time’s A Cha— oh, wait.

One thing that was odd about being on the road for three weeks and being very busy and distracted while we were in Virginia was that the end of the NFL season came and went without a chance to opine on it here. When I left, the Eagles had beaten the Giants to take control…

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Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and…

The City of Brotherly Love.  This week, the Philadelphia Eagles organization announced that they’d extended head coach Andy Reid’s contract three more years (which would take him through the 2013 seasons).  If Big Red makes it through that, he will have coached the Eagles for 15 straight seasons.  A remarkable achievement really – only 12…

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AFC Playoff Home Stretch

Following up yesterday’s look at the NFC, I wanted to take a look at the AFC, where I think the picture is much more wide open.  With Atlanta being taken out by-and-large by injuries, the NFC is really about 7 teams trying to fill 6 spots – the AFC, by contrast has 10 legit teams…

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NFC Playoff Home Stretch

The NFL season has reached its ¾ mark and is heading down the homestretch for the playoffs.   So, this seems like as good as time as any to review the teams that look to have a shot at the playoffs.  For this analysis, I didn’t only look at the record, but also tried to assess…

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Feels Like The Fourth Time

The premise was similar to each of their previous road-playoff wins. 1. Get outplayed in the first half by the home team. 2. Force a TO on defense and have enough sputtering offense to keep it close. 3. Make half-time adjustments and take control in the 3rd quarter 4. Use feral defense late in the…

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Eagles Ride Winds to NFC Championship Game

Last week, during their road-win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Philadelphia Eagles struggled offensively in the first half (especially against a good run defense), but rode an Assante Samuel INT-derived TD and a strong defensive effort to a slim lead at halftime.  In the second half, Donovan McNabb and the Eagles offense got into gear…

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