Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors

The Duke’s Picks – Week 8

San Francisco 49ers -14.5 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -7 Cleveland Browns NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -11 Buffalo Bills DETROIT LIONS -3 Dallas Cowboys  

Eagles-Chiefs Preview and Prediction

The storylines are abundant, but they now take a back seat to the main event: Thursday nights matchup between the Eagles and the Chiefs. Here are some of my key elements to look for tonight, as well as a predicition that is sure to be way off. 1.) Dexter McCluster is a player to watch [...]

Eagles Backed Out of Kaepernick Deal

On Sunday, ESPN broke a story that the Eagles had a chance to acquire San Francisco QB Colin Caepernick prior to the 2012 draft. Kaepernick, now the 49ers starter (and star), was then the backup to starter Alex Smith (now the Kansas City Chiefs starter for Andy Reid) and was coming off of a pretty [...]

NFC Championship betting preview and Duke’s Pick: 49ers at Falcons

San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons (+4, 48.5) Duke’s Picks:  Atlanta Falcons +4  and Under 48.5 Predicted Final Score:  Atlanta Falcons 24 over San Francisco 49ers 21 The San Francisco 49ers are returning to the NFC championship game for the second time in as many years, but this time the offense is significantly different. Colin [...]

Monday Musings: Vick Takes a Beating, the Tim Tebow Effect, is the NFL Really a Passing League?

1. Vick Takes A Beating Again – Officially, Michael Vick was hit 11 times yesterday and sacked twice.  Those 13 passing plays ending in contact was tied for the most in the league with the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, who is known for taking a beating and, according to listed height and weight, happens to have [...]

Are the 2012 Eagles Andy Reid’s Best Team or Most talented Team? (Or Both)

As of this publication, the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles are a sexy pick for Super Bowl contenders by all of the national “experts.” For perspective, some of the sexy teams last year were the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets. The 49ers, however, were also early season “sleeper” picks by some NFL pundits. So [...]

Brian Westbrook to Re-Sign and then Retire as an Eagle

By: John Ryan (follow on Twitter @76ersFacts) It seems this is the year of the alumni for the Philadelphia Eagles.  The team announced today that B-West (as he was affectionately called) will sign a one day contract with the Eagles and then retire.

Eagles Stand Alone

The game had fireworks throughout. Five touchdowns, two by DeSean Jackson, a late comeback attempt by the G-Men and hostilities boiling over as Trent Cole used Sean O’hara’s head as a punching bag. It was definitely one of the more entertaining games this season, in a season filled with entertaining games. The end result, the [...]

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