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Didinger: Eagles Learn Painful Lesson
It wasn’t what Andy Reid said, but how he said it. The quotes read the same as any other week – we heard "I have to do a better job" numerous times – but on Monday it was said with more feeling. It wasn’t just words, not this time. Defense plans to not let it happen again
"I guess the best thing that came from this is that it came back to bite us,'' Mikell said. "Now we learned our lesson. As a defense we kept letting teams back into the game but we kept pulling it out. Now it came back to bite us in a big way. Basically, we got our (butts) kicked. "I think it will be a wake-up call. This is the NFL and all 11 guys (on defense) have to play together as a team for all four quarters.''

Where was Asante during the Britt Show? | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/26/2010
Two players stand out: Antonio Dixon and Moise Fokou, who each have helped solidify the run defense since entering the starting line ups. Fokou had four tackles and an assist. Dixon has been stunningly good. He had six tackles, an assist, a sack and two tackles for a loss and was strong at the point of attack. The 6-3 322-pound Dixon is the team’s biggest defensive lineman, 18 pounds heavier than the man he has replaced, Brodrick Bunkley. His impact is a positive for the Eagles, but raises questions about their preference for smaller tackles.

Michael Vick: I'm ready to take reins as Eagles' starter again - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL -
"It's a huge responsibility, anytime you're a starting quarterback in the NFL," Vick told the NFL Network. "The thing is, you have to make sure you're being held accountable and doing all the things it takes to win football game. You know, it's a tough league and every week it's gonna be a challenge."

Buckley finds his niche | Chattanooga Times Free Press
Buckley is making a good impact with the Eagles, in part because he's again working with Jeff Nixon, the former Mocs assistant who now oversees special teams quality control. "Eldra's really doing a good job for us," said Nixon. "He's been solid on special teams and he can run the ball when he's called on."

Kurt Coleman finding a sunny start in Philadelphia - The Lantern - Sports
Knowing 243 players were selected before the Philadelphia Eagles picked Coleman gave him motivation. "I don't really look at it like I got to prove people wrong because I know I'm going to prove myself right," he said. "But yeah, I do have a chip on my shoulder because I feel like I was good enough to be drafted high."

Eagles Rewind: Plenty of mistakes made in Birds' loss | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/26/2010
A goal-line turnover and the "Britt Show" - as Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott aptly called it - turned around Sunday's game against the Titans. Still, many other failures prevented the Eagles from slowing the Tennessee steamroller in a 37-19 road loss.

Around the NFC East

McNabb says offense ready to 'explode' - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb had an awful day Sunday throwing the football, but he insists that things are about to get going with this offense. McNabb had a 56.8 quarterback rating against in a 17-14 win over the Chicago Bears.

Washington Redskins' Offense Is Still Missing In Action - SB Nation DC
Through seven games, McNabb has completed 142 of 247 passes for 1,761 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions and has a quarterback rating of 76.0. Last season, quarterback Jason Campbell completed 136 out of 206 passes for 1,481 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 85.8. And let’s not forget – Campbell was actually benched during that stretch for being ineffective. Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue if McNabb was benched? It’s safe to say that it wouldn’t be pretty.

Tony Romo's Clavicle Is Fractured, And So Are The Cowboys' Dreams - From Our Editors -
After Tony Romo fractured his clavicle in Monday Night's Cowboys-Giants game, the fate for the 2010 Cowboys is all but sealed. So, who deserves blame for this season's disaster?

Dallas Cowboys Season Collapses In 41-35 Meltdown - Blogging The Boys
We didn't think it could get any worse. After a 1-4 start, there was no way that this season could spiral anymore out of control. Turns out we were wrong.

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