The Linc - The Kickoff Rule Had A Big Effect

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: A Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader performs during the first half of the Eagles and Washington Redskins game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kickoff rule change has big effect on NFL - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
Touchbacks skyrocketed to 43.5 percent this season, more than two and a half times last year’s rate of 16.4 percent. Did the rule change deprive fans of excitement? From a numbers standpoint, the answer is yes. Nine kickoffs were returned for a touchdown in 2011, compared to 23 in 2010.

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"If you wanted Andy Reid gone, you’re an idiot," said left guard Evan Mathis on Twitter.

Keeping Reid right choice for Eagles -- because no replacement's better - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Eagles coach Andy Reid had a tough year, not producing with a club loaded with hype and expectation. Clark Judge says that while Reid and the club largely failed, Jeff Lurie does the right thing by keeping a proven winner.

The Senior Bowl and the NFC East – Blogging the bEast
Over the past 2 years, a minimum of 35 players that played at the Senior Bowl have found their way onto an NFC East roster. The Eagles have had a whopping 16 players from the past two Senior Bowls, the Redskins 7, the Giants 7, an the Cowboys 5.

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