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News & notes from around the web for Wednesday, September 10th
Dumb as a Blog: Exclusive: Philly sports bloggers on Chiefs fans who cheered Matt Cassel's injury on truTV.com
Are Philly sports fans the worst in the nation? Check out this exclusive interview with three top sports bloggers about Philly fans. (hint - one is me)
Inside the Eagles: With an improved defense, Eagles not overly concerned with lack of sacks
Reid has seen the overestimation of sacks, but never more so than with his current Eagles team. Some of the fault rests with defensive line coach Jim Washburn and his linemen, who made rather bold predictions about the number of sacks they would accumulate this season.
Reid sees something special in up-and-down Eagles
Yes, the Eagles have sputtered at times this season, but Andy Reid still believes they have the makeup to be something special in the long run.
LB Review: Eagles' Run Defense Falters - Birds 24/7
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jamar ChaneyHere’s a player-by-player review of the Eagles linebackers after having re-watched Sunday’s game.
Sam Donnellon: Trying to put a finger on what's missing in Eagles defense
HERE'S HOW desperate the Eagles' secondary was for an interception Sunday: In the second quarter, Nate Allen tried to pull back Ben Roethlisberger's fourth-down prayer, which was headed out of the back of the end zone. Nate was a few fingers short - which, in this case, was a good thing. Had he possessed even one extra digit - like, say former Phillies pitcher Antonio Alfonseca - he might have caught the ball and the Eagles would have begun the ensuing drive on their 20 rather than the 34 - the line of scrimmage before Ben's hopeful heave.
NFL power rankings, Week 6: Texans, Falcons on top; 49ers leapfrog Ravens - SBNation.com
The Texans are the best team in the NFL; but there's a new worst team in the league.