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Philadelphia Eagles links for 10/7/13.

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Eagles-Giants Final Score: Philadelphia tops New York, 36-21 - BLG, BGN
My recap.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Giants game - JimmyK,
The "Billy Davis Win Math" Award: Billy Davis
After the Eagles' Week 1 win in Washington, Billy Davis said that a road win in a division game is like a win and a half. When asked if the Eagles are now 3-3, now that they have road wins over the Giants and the Washington team, Davis smiled and said, "That's the way I'm looking at it."

Late Night Eagles Talk - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
I don’t believe in losing for the sake of hoping to find Mr. Right. If we’re talking about a game or two at the end of the year, okay. I can live with that. We’re barely into October. I think it is important to teach the team how to compete, how to play and how to win. Clearly I agree with everyone that the Eagles would love a franchise QB. Foles or Barkley could be the answer, but we’ve seen nothing from them that makes you think it is highly likely they are the kind of guys you build a franchise around.

Eagles ‘D’ Answers Call In Fourth - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
The Eagles’ defense was far from perfect, but it capitalized on mistakes against an error-prone Giants team when it had to. New York had two punts and three turnovers on its final five possessions. After three straight losses, the defense was satisfied to have done its part in the Eagles’ second victory of the season.

Bob Ford: The right move: Start Foles vs. Bucs - Bob Ford,
If Kelly is committed to learning everything he can about the NFL and how his system fits it, he should give Vick the luxury of a week off, just to make sure the hamstring is healed and won't become a chronic problem. He should give himself the learning experience of designing a game plan for Foles, who brings a different set of advantages and disadvantages to the field.

Quarterback controversy? Nick Foles leads Eagles to victory in New York - Andrew Kulp, The700Level
As of right now, it would appear we do not. Foles did some nice things, but what doesn’t show up in the passing line are Vick’s seven running plays for 79 yards, which had a lot to do with the first 16 points the Eagles put on the board. That also opens things up for LeSean McCoy, who wound up with only 46 yards on 20 carries. Otherwise though, it’s hard to argue Foles wasn’t throwing a better ball than Vick has the last few weeks. The second-year QB’s 64-percent completion percentage was higher than any single-game total Vick has posted this season. Foles also managed to find Celek and Djacc in the red zone, an area where the four-time Pro Bowler ahead of him has struggled especially.

Alex Henery's Giant Rebound - Alex Smith,
During the Eagles’ recent three-game losing streak, Henery had become an easy target for fans to criticize. After having two of the most accurate seasons in franchise history in his first two seasons, Henery uncharacteristically missed three field goals in three games. Throughout the past week, Henery said that he was going to work through the tough times and get back on track, and that’s exactly what he did on Sunday. Henery hit all five of his field goal attempts (from 40, 27, 29, 36 and 41 yards, respectively), was perfect on extra point attempts and kicked five touchbacks on eight attempts.

Eagles Step Up to Get the Win - FanSpeak
This may have been a game that the Eagles were expected to win, and should have won, but that doesn't lessen the impact of this win. For the Eagles to have any legitimate shot at winning the division they needed to beat the Giants on the road. In addition to the playoff and division implications, the Eagles needed to get their offense back on track and see their defense start to make some plays after a couple of rough weeks. With their 36-21 win, the Eagles accomplished all their goals and in a sense reset their season.

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