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NFC East Wrap Up

NYG 21   PIT 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers, stretched thin by injuries and their own mistakes, repeatedly kept the New York Giants out of their end zone. A game the Steelers were controlling turned dramatically when they couldn’t stay out of that end zone themselves.

Eli Manning threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Boss with 3:11 remaining for the Giants’ only touchdown after they tied it several minutes before on a bizarre safety.  The defending champs are now 6-1 and atop the NFC East.

WASH 25   DET 17

Santana Moss scored twice, including a punt return for 80 yards early in the fourth quarter, scoring what proved to be Washington’s game winning touchdown in a 25-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

The Redskins are now at 6-2 for the first time since 2000 with the win.

TB 9   DAL 13

In a slow day of offense in Big D the Dallas Cowboys edged out Jeff Garcia and the Bucs to take a 13-9 victory.  Brad Johnson went 19-for-33 for 122 yards with 1 TD and no interceptions filling in for Tony Romo.  Terrell Owens had five catches for 33 yards. He has only 11 catches and 100 receiving yards in his past three games. The Cowboys move to 5-3 with the win.

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Romo Out til At Least November

Cowboys QB Tony Romo has said that he doesn’t expect to play again until mid-November.

Romo, who wanted to play last week with a broken pinkie on his throwing hand, said Wednesday the plan now is to return after the bye week.

This means the Pro Bowler would miss at least two more games: Sunday at Tampa Bay and the following week at the New York ‘Football’ Giants. The Cowboys then take a week off before returning to live action on Nov. 16 at Washington.

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Westbrook Optimistic About Week 8

Eagle’s superstar running back Brian Westbrook is optimistic that he will be in the starting lineup for this upcoming weekends game against the resurgent Atlanta Falcons. 

B West broke two ribs on the eighth play of the Eagles’ 23-17 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 5.  He missed week 4 against the Bears due to an ankle injury and was kept on the sideline during Week 6 due to the rib injury.  Thankfully the Birds had their bye last week (week 7) and Brian was able to rest up and get set to destroy the mediocre Atlanta D.

The Eagles need a win in a big way this upcoming weekend with Dallas on the brink of turmoil and the Giants running away with the division.

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NFC East Roundup

NYG 29   SF 17

Brandon Jacobs ran for two TDs, Eli Manning threw for one, Michael Johnson had two interceptions and the Giants managed to make fewer mistakes than the terrible San Francisco 49ers in a 29-17 victory on Sunday.

The victory was the fourth straight at home for the Giants (5-1) and it sent the 49ers (2-5) to their fourth straight loss.

WASH 14   CLE 11

Led by Clinton Portis and his ground attack that amounted for 175 yards and a score the Redskins pulled out the ugly victory after losing to St Louis the week before. 

The Washington defense gave up only 236 yards and nearly didn’t allow a touchdown for the second straight week. Carlos Rogers, nursing a calf injury, held Braylon Edwards to four catches. Demetric Evans knocked away a fourth-down pass near the goal line. Andre Carter had a sack for the Redskins (5-2), who have won five of six and bounced back from last week’s last-play loss to the St. Louis Rams.

STL 34   DAL 14

Tony Romo told the coaching staff after pregame warmups he wasn’t going to be able to go with a broken right pinkie. He was in uniform however backing up the veteran, Brad Johnson.

The 40-year-old backup quarterback couldn’t keep up with the surging St. Louis Rams’ offense, throwing three interceptions. Steven Jackson ran for 160 yards on 25 carries with three touchdowns and the Rams (2-4) looked like contenders instead of sad sacks for the second straight game under new coach Jim Haslett in a surprisingly easy 34-14 victory on Sunday.  Dallas fell to 4-3 on the year with the loss and seem to be falling apart, more on that to come later.

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Redskins Sign Shaun Alexander

The ‘Skins signed Shaun Alexander to a one-year deal on Tuesday to fill in for Ladell Betts as he recovers from a knee injury. Betts is expected to miss around three weeks with the injury.  Alexander will back up starting RB Clinton Portis during Betts’ recovery.

Alexander was released by the Seahawks in the offseason and could not seem to latch onto an NFL team at all.  He had visited the Saints, Bengals and Lions before finally landing a job in Washington. This however bodes well for Alexander, as he worked with Redskins head coach Jim Zorn and running backs coach Stump Mitchell in Seattle.

Expect nothing great out of this washed up old vet.

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Eagles Win Ugly

Finally our defense stepped up late in a game and helped the Eags score 23 4th quarter points to take a weird and wild victory from the 49ers in sunny San Francisco yesterday.  Donovan’s players only meeting didn’t seem to stir up much sense of urgency from the get go for the Birds on Sunday and it looked as if Eagle fans were in for another sickening feeling in their stomachs as San Fran scored 10 unanswered right before the half yesterday including a returned blocked field goal.

Being that this game was a must win we somehow someway found a way to pull it out and get the W.  A huge victory for the birds as two NFC East teams lost on Sunday (Dallas and Washington) with New York still yet to take the field until tonight.  For a minute there (well a few) I was really beginning to doubt our chances of making the playoffs this year the way we looked against a BAD San Francisco team.  I’ll give them some credit… well no I won’t, they’re terrible.

Onto the only positives from this game:  Donovan threw for 280 yards and two scores minus his best RB (B West) and his top two WRs (Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown). Oh and David Akers MADE A FIELD GOAL.

Player of the Game: Juqua Parker –  5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT for TD

Fast Facts: McNabb past Ron Jaworski on the Eagles’ career list for yards passing and pass attempts.

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The 10K Club

DeSean Jackson and Quintin Demps were both fined $10,000 from the NFL for their celebration after Action Jackson’s punt return for a touchdown against the Redskins last Sunday.

Kind of ridiculous if you ask me.  All they did was fold their arms and pose for like 5 seconds and then run back to their respective sideline.  Bullshit.  Goodell is a douchebag.

The NFL was apparently fine-happy on Friday and also fined Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown and two linemen $10,000 each for their choreographed dance routine in Sunday’s 17-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

The league said Friday that choreographed celebrations by two or more players aren’t permitted, though no flags were thrown at the time in the game (anything but what DeSean and Quintin did).

These guys at least had a choreographed dance called the “Cupid Shuffle” which is a bit more then a pose for the cameras after a fantastic play.  At least let’s be fair here Commish.

The punt return video is below for your viewing pleasure, because we don’t see that them too often in Philadelphia:

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Westbrook Misses Practice

B West sat out of practice for a second straight day Thursday because of a rib injury sustained early in the game against Washington on Sunday.  Westbrook broke two ribs but was able to return after an injection of painkillers.

GOOD.  Take all the time you need buddy.  We need you 110% going into Week 8 against Atlanta.  With a bye in Week 7, two weeks of rest is a must in my mind.  We play San Fran this week and I think we should be able to move the ball against a mediocre defense at best.  Mike Martz’s offense however will definitely be a test for our D as he and JT O’Sullivan have been slanging the ball pretty nicely on the left coast.

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Donovan’s Embarrassed

Donovan McNabb made a post on his blog yesterday about the teams efforts the past two weeks and was highly critical of his own play in the the loss to divisional foe Washington Redskins last Sunday.  The way most of it is worded it seems Donovan is pretty upset with the outcome of the game and the way he performed.  I like the fact that he mentions how the ‘time is now’ and these close games early in the season WILL come back to bite us in the ass come playoff time.  We need all the wins we can get, especially in the NFC East, the hardest division in the entire league.

Some of the highlights from Donnie’s post after the jump.

I’m embarrassed with the way I played. I didn’t do enough to win the game for my team. I take that to heart. I want the ball in my hand when the game is on the line and, if I have it, I have to make a play. I’ll take that responsibility. All three of our losses were within a score so one play could have made a difference – a fumble, an interception, calling an audible, not calling an audible.

I’ve made mistakes and I’ve owned up to them. I’m sure that some of my teammates and coaches might feel that they also could have done better. But a play here and a play there is costing us precious division and conference games that can bite us down the stretch.

I’m better than this and I’ll prove it. I know my team is too. Now we have to prove it.

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B West Just Rest

Eagles’ coach Andy Reid revealed Monday that superstar running back Brian Westbrook fractured two ribs in the opening quarter of the Eagles loss to the Redskins on Sunday as reported earlier by my cohort, the 215 Sportsguy.  His status for Sunday’s game in San Francisco is uncertain at the moment but dont worry, we expect his little bro Byron Westbrook to release his diagnosis on Wednesday.

If it were my call; Do NOT play him.  We all realize that the Birds have already dug themselves into a hole, but unless they feel they are already in panic mode there is no reason to trot him out there.  And like the Bears match up (which is actually making me rethink this whole train of thought, shit put him out there, we’re already tanking) if the Eagles cannot beat the 49ers WITHOUT Brian why was there all of this Super Bowl or bust talk coming out of Lehigh?

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