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Darren Sproles electrifies, ignites Philadelphia Eagles to comeback victory over Indianapolis Colts (GIFs)

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Two words say almost everything you need to know about the Philadelphia Eagles’ 30-27 comeback victory to defeat the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football: Darren. Sproles.

Can we talk about what an incredible pickup the former Saints running back was for the Eagles? Not only have Sproles’ performances been outstanding in and of themselves, he has provided a spark at just the right moment in back-to-back games. Sproles has put his team on his back, showed a toughness and done what needs to be done to come out with a W. It’s so Philly. Sproles was Philadelphia’s top receiver with seven catches for 152 yards, with 26 more on the ground and  a touchdown. Continue reading ‘Darren Sproles electrifies, ignites Philadelphia Eagles to comeback victory over Indianapolis Colts (GIFs)’

Philadelphia Eagles – Indianapolis Colts MNF game has potential to be a shootout

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We’re coming to the close of Week 2 in the NFL, and significant injuries have already been unkind to many teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts included. Philadelphia will play Indianapolis in Lucas Oil stadium, where Andrew Luck has a 13-3 record since being drafted by the team as the first overall pick three years ago. Will homefield advantage be the edge that the Colts need?

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Redskins of 2012 Are the New Eagles of 2011 in Early Approach to Free Agency

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Pierre Garcon, Tuesday's winner in free agency. Photo via ESPN.com

Monday, our rivals in the NFC East gave a gift to the Eagles and 27 other teams in the NFL. The gift of money.

Why? Because of punishment handed down the league.

Washington was docked a whopping $36 million in cap room. The Cowboys lost $10 million from their cap. For the troubles of their rivals, the Eagles received an additional $1.6 million in cap space.

Aww, thank you guys so much!

Washington and Dallas were given the option to split the hit over this season and next.

Both teams deny any wrongdoing, with Dallas saying, “The Dallas Cowboys were in compliance with all league salary cap rules during the uncapped year.” The Redskins issued a similar statement, which said, “Every contract entered into during the applicable periods complied with the 2010 and 2011 CBAs.”

Somehow, though, it hasn’t stopped the ‘Skins from making an early splash in free agency, spending up a storm. We’re not even 24 hours into free agency and for the moment, it looks like the Redskins of 2012 are the Eagles of 2011 in terms of their free agency approach. Continue reading ‘Redskins of 2012 Are the New Eagles of 2011 in Early Approach to Free Agency’

Redskins’ Trade Up to #2 Ends Talk of RGIII Coming to Philly

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MIke Shanahan and Dan Snyder are sick of sucking. Will their move up in the draft prove to be the move needed to turn the Redskins around? Let's hope not.

The Washington Redskins are sick of being the butt of jokes and are ready to play hardball. They demonstrated this on Friday night in an incredibly bold (read: risky) trade with the St. Louis Rams to secure the #2 spot in this year’s draft, moving up from the  number 6, presumably to get Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.  Stanford’s Andrew Luck is expected to be taken first by the Indianapolis Colts. Continue reading ‘Redskins’ Trade Up to #2 Ends Talk of RGIII Coming to Philly’

Andy Reid: No Peyton Manning or RGIII to the Eagles

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Much as he could add to the team, don't expect the Eagles to pursue Peyton Manning.

Les Bowen of the Daily News spoke extensively with Eagles head coach Andy Reid on Wednesday about some of the hottest topics in Eagles-land (read: DeSean Jackson), as well as huge topics in the NFL like Peyton Manning, the draft, and Bountygate.

First, get the notion out of your heads: Peyton Manning is not coming to Philly. It’s fun to think about, but the Eagles say that they’re not bringing him in, and for once I believe them. Said Reid:

“We’re obviously happy with Michael [Vick]. You could ask that question of probably everybody in the National Football League except the Giants, right? . . . That’s not something we’re – we’re happy with Michael.” Continue reading ‘Andy Reid: No Peyton Manning or RGIII to the Eagles’