I wasn't sold on the Eagles early on in the season, but..

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    I think they have as good a chance as anyone at this point.

    Their only weakness is their linebacking corps, which seems to have to choose between stopping the run or stopping a tight end. They don't seem to be able to do both.

    Otherwise this team is jacked. Obviously I'm partial, but we're looking damn good right now.

    I picked Minnesota to win the NFC, but I'd love to see a Minn/Philly NFC championship game and be TOTALLY WRONG! :D
     
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    Donvan was never won the big game.

    Eglets are an all or nothing gambling team, they do that on both sides of the ball.

    They could beat any of the teams in teh playoff picture, or lose to them, its a toss up which McNabb will show up for the game.
     
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    Yeah McNabb is definitely a wild card every season.

    They still have a solid team though. Maybe no better or worse than other NFC championship Eagles teams when you factor everything in. In fact, this time around they have a good WR, which besides the TO year, was never something they had.

    DeSean Jackson is the kind of play maker they've pretty much never had before.

    And Westbrook is practicing again, so he'll more than likely get some playoff reps. We're doing fine without him though, this kid LeSean McCoy is almost as good in my opinion.

    And we have a FB who can RUN, too. We're pretty tight this year. We'll see what happens.
     
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    The Eagles suck!
     
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    Seahawk fans probably shouldn't throw stones from their glass houses this season. :lol:
     
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    Damn. I thought this thread was about Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy Schmit, Don Felder, Randy Meisner, and Bernie Leadon.

    It's only about football. *shrug*

    I'll leave you boys to talk games. :lol:
     
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    :eusa_hand: At least I except the Seahawks suckage!:razz:
     
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    What suckage am I supposed to be accepting?

    10-4 and a 1 game lead in the division with only 2 games left, one being against the team that's 1 game behind us?

    I'm confused...:cool:
     
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    The Philadelphia Eagles have always been chokers. Always.

    But their coach always has them peaking late, they're always tough in December!
     
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    I like our chances better this year than I did in any other year.

    We have receivers that get separation these days. We've never had that other than the T.O. year.

    Part of the reason that McNabb has always floundered in the big games is because his receivers would never get open and he'd be forced to do too much on his own.

    I don't forsee that being an issue this time around. When DeSean Jackson is out there, anything can happen. He's arguably the fastest guy in the NFL. There's very few corners who can stay with him, and I defy anyone to find ANY safety that can cover him.

    And if it's not him, it's Avant. Or Celek. Or McCoy off the screen. Or Vick on a keeper. etc, etc.

    I just think the offensive weapons this year have prior playoff years beat. Like I said earlier, I only worry about the linebackers. When we blitz we're vulnerable to screens and tight end check downs. Those are pretty much the ONLY thing that have been beating us this year.

    It's just a matter of stepping the game up when it counts the most.
     

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