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News & notes from around the web for October 28th

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DeSean Jackson in top form for Philadelphia Eagles - NFL.com
Things have been quiet on the DeSean Jackson front in 2012. The 2011 season was drama-filled after a holdout and failing to reach the 1,000-yard plateau for a third consecutive year. The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver has been silently productive despite all of the issues in Philly.

Today could be all about 2011 - phillyburbs.com:
Here at the crossroads, the Eagles can only wonder what if. What if they had been able to hold and build on a one-point lead midway through the fourth quarter in Pittsburgh? What if they had been able to do the same when they had the Lions on the ropes, ahead 10 late in the final quarter? What if they were 5-1 instead of 3-3 as they prepare to host the Falcons? Let’s add another what if, as in what if the Eagles had actually drafted well in 2011?

Inside the Eagles: Eagles in no hurry to extend Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
The Eagles and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have yet to talk contract extension. The Eagles in the past used November to extend their young talent.

Under Reid, Eagles thrive vs. Falcons DC Nolan
Since Andy Reid became head coach in 1999, the Eagles have routinely carved apart Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan's schemes.

Eagles-Falcons: What the (cough) experts say
The Eagles (3-3) are coming off the bye and taking on the undefeated Falcons (6-0) at Lincoln Financial Field. Here are the experts' picks.

Why I'm Hanging On
A lot of you are completely fed up with Andy Reid. I totally understand that. Big Red can be maddening at times. I’m still holding out hope.

Eagles hoping for 'small' improvements from offensive line - SB Nation Philly
The Eagles were dominated by a Lions defensive line their last time out, and are hoping for small improvements from their offensive line going forward.