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No Eagles Football, But There Is Plenty To Watch This Sunday

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*Cue Dion Sanders singing* Cam. WHOA, CAM.

It’s Bye Week for the Birds, so no Eagles football today. Sniffle. Spending a Sunday in the fall not watching football is downright criminal, and is therefore not an option. Here are some suggestions for a few games you should check out.

Washington at Carolina – 1 pm, FOX

Rex Grossman is benched (liking how that feels, Rexy?), so John Beck will try to lead the Redskins to defeat over rookie Cam Newton. Cam has been exceptional so far this year, but his team has few wins to show for it. I’m liking the Panthers to win this one. And, a Redskins loss will obviously help Philadelphia.

St. Louis at Dallas – 4:15 pm, FOX

I don’t even have to tell you who I’m rooting for in this one.  Can someone please explain to me how Dallas continues to be called “America’s Team” when 90% of the country seems to despise them?

The Rams are looking for their first win this season. This time with backup QB and former Eagle A.J. Feeley, who is taking over for an injured Sam Bradford. I would really like for them to pull the upset, but I don’t see that happening. Poor St. Louis.

Indianapolis at New Orleans – SNF on NBC, 8:20 pm

If I’m being honest, I am terrified of watching this game. The Colts seeking their first win on the road in NOLA? Ay, Dios mio.

But I love the Colts. And without Peyton Manning (*sobs*) the team needs more support than ever. The allure of this 2010 Super Bowl rematch is markedly lessened by the fact that the starting quarterback for the Colts is none other than Curtis Painter. In fact, it nullifies the “rematch” component of it.

Even without Peyton, this team is so much better than the way they have performed thus far this season. I’m hoping they can pull the unlikely upset. Avenge the loss of the 2010 Super Bowl, and start showing that the talent on that team–Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Robert Mathis, Dwight Freeney–can come together and get it done.

I’m still scared, but I will be watching.

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Trent Cole Ranked the #73 Player in the NFL and is Not Pleased

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Trent Cole has been wronged!

Eagles defensive end Trent Cole has been ranked among the top players in the league according to the NFL Network’s Top 100 players countdown. Cole was ranked #73.

Not too bad, right?

Wrong.

Cole’s response to the result? “Who ever is doing the rating on players wake the hell up and smell what this country boy is cookin!”

The honor was narrated by none other than his head coach, Andy Reid, who said

“You talk about motors. “You take your greatest motor that’s ever been made and that’s what Trent is … One speed, and that’s 110 miles-an-hour.

He’s the only player that’s come to me, in tears, and told me, ‘Don’t ever take me out of a game.'”

Cole was tied with the likes of Dwight Freeney of the Colts  for number of sacks last season at 10.

What do you think–should Cole have a higher ranking on the list?

Statistics courtesy of ESPN.com