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The Linc - NFC North Blog Thinks Packers Are Overhyped

Relief and then concern at Lambeau Field - NFC North Blog - ESPN
They're a tough out. You don't want to see them in the playoffs. Don't sleep on them. Those clichés are among the populist hogwash you'll read and hear about the Green Bay Packers this week as they prepare for Sunday's wild-card game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Maybe it's natural to propagate those ideas for any sixth seed, which by definition is an underdog but has played well enough to earn a wild-card berth. But what we saw Sunday at Lambeau Field was enough to give any objective observer pause about hyping the Packers as the next incarnation of a wild-card Super Bowl team.

Eagles By the Numbers: McCoy in elite company
LeSean McCoy didn’t play Sunday, but still became the 10th player in NFL history with 1,000 rushing yards and 75 receptions in a season. McCoy ran for 1,080 yards and caught 78 passes for 592 yards. Of those 10 backs, only Marshall Faulk, Ray Rice and LaDainian Tomlinson have had a higher yards-per-carry than McCoy’s 5.2 this year. McCoy and Jeremy Maclin became the 13th and 14th players in NFL history to catch 70 passes in a season before their 23rd birthday and the first teammates to ever do it in the same season.

2011 NFL Draft Order: Eagles Sit At 25 - Four For Four - SB Nation Philly
With week 17 of the NFL season coming to a close, the only thing fans of the 20 teams who didn't make the playoffs care about is where their team is picking in the 2011 NFL draft.

49ers Head Coach Candidates: Is Marty Mornhinweg The Next Bill Belichick? - Niners Nation
We take a look at the reasons Eagles OC Marty Mornhinweg might actually be a good HC option for the 49ers.

Roy Halladay Is Philadelphia's Sportsman Of The Year - SB Nation Philly
Roy Halladay beat out Michael Vick as Philadelphia's Sportsman of the Year for 2010

Sam Donnellon: Still no answer to Eagles' question: Is Kolb a starter or a backup? | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/03/2011
This is not a rip job on Kolb. It really isn't. Maybe if he stayed healthy he would have duplicated his efforts against San Francisco, or his player-of-the-week performance in October against the NFC's top-seeded team, Atlanta. You just don't know. He had that klunker against Washington amid all that, too. He looked pretty ordinary in those preseason games. And he looked pretty ordinary yesterday, too. No rip there. That's being kind. The bottom line, though, is you don't know. And if you don't, chances are the rest of the NFL is with you.

John Smallwood: Little enthusiasm for meaningless Eagles-Cowboys game | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/03/2011
I've been writing sports in this city since 1994 and this was the least amount of juice I've ever seen for a visit from the hated Cowboys. The conclusion I reached is that Eagles fans aren't stupid. They knew what the deal was coming in. This game was rendered moot the instant the final second ticked off in th

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