The Linc - Kevin Kolb's "Maturation Process"

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 10: Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on October 10, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Les Bowen: Eagles' further review: Taking issue with Reid's 'maturation process' | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/12/2010
What we do know is that when Reid casually benched his hand-picked Donovan McNabb successor, he opened the floodgates. The people who wanted to see Kolb fail, because they were angry about how McNabb was treated, or something, were given validation from the head coach. Suddenly, in the popular discourse, Kolb wasn't just struggling with inexperience and a porous line, he was "scared." This was as hateful and unfair as all the "puking" scorn directed at McNabb. Funny, Kolb didn't look real scared to me when he tucked the ball and sprinted 19 yards up the middle on third and 18 Sunday night. Or in completing the first nine passes of his first-ever road start.

Didinger: Are the Eagles Really a Contender?
Five weeks into the season and still we wonder: What are the Eagles? Good, or good enough to beat the bottom-feeders? By Ray Didinger

Man Up: Allen continues to make plays | Philly | 10/11/2010
Impressive performance from Allen. It started early when he dropped Gore for a 4-yard loss. He was the Eagles' most frequent blitzer as McDermott sent him after Smith eight times. He twice batted down passes, including one on the final drive that could have resulted in a big play to Gore had it been completed. Last year, I remember doing Man Ups and having nothing to say about the free safeties because they were invisible. This year, Allen is making plays on a weekly basis.

LeSean McCoy takes one for the team - NFC East Blog - ESPN
If Reid will continue to feed McCoy the ball, he's going to have a big season. Right now, Ahmad Bradshaw and McCoy are, hands down, the best backs in the division. Felix Jones looked good Sunday, but he needs to put a couple of strong games together.

Vikings Vs. Jets: Brett Favre Fumbles Twice To Become All-Time Fumble King - SBNation.com
By registering his 161st and 162nd career fumble Monday night, Favre has passed Warren Moon for first place on the all-time career fumble list.

NFL (Eagles) crushes baseball playoffs (Phillies) by 200% in TV ratings - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com
The Philadelphia Eagles turned out to be a much better TV draw than the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Eagles' win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday drew a rating on NBC that was 200% better than TBS' broadcast of the Phillies' series-clinching win against the Cincinnati Reds.

Falcons WR Michael Jenkins will play vs. Eagles | Atlanta Falcons
Falcons wide receiver Michael Jenkins, who has not played during the regular season, has been medically cleared and will play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, head coach Mike Smith said on Monday.

Laws' near-sack play turns into the game stopper | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/12/2010
The Eagles needed a big play, and Trevor Laws thought he had one Sunday night. With the defense looking tired and needing a stop to preserve a much-needed victory, Laws closed in on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith with no blockers around to intervene.

PhillyBurbs.com:  Another familiar face on other sideline
When the Eagles faced one of the greatest players in franchise history last week, it was one of the country's biggest sports stories. Eagles vs. Donovan? It was everywhere. Eagles vs. Westbrook? Just a bit different.

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