Last night Brian Dawkins and Brian Westbrook found themselves on the front-pages of The New York Times and ESPN.com, respectively.
Eagles fans have to be awfully happy with the way things have gone in recent weeks after our hopes were seemingly shattered when Donovan McNabb went down. With the way Jeff Garcia has stepped up and the current state of the NFC, the Eagles have as good a shot as any team in the NFC to make some noise in the playoffs. Nobody expects anything of these Eagles and that's exactly the kind of team who can come out of nowhere and stun people. Maybe Andy will call games a little reckless and maybe the Birds will surprise some people, Eagles fans included. I'm just happy we can still enjoy watching the Birds on Sunday.
>>This Time Giants Lose It In the Fourth [NYTimes]
>>Eagles gain control of wild NFC race & Playoff Picture [ESPN]
>>Eagles Get Revenge at Meadowlands [My post at The Fanhouse]
- The Inquirer has some great photos from yesterday's game including Westy in mid air. [Inquirer]
- Cole Hamels, breaking the hearts of ladies all across the Delaware Valley. [Phillies]
- We neglected to comment on Paul Arizin passing last week only because we are to young to remember him. Sounds like he was a cool guy. [NBA]
- Bill James likes stats and relates them to the Phillies. Mostly, stats give me a head ache. [Inquirer]
- The Flyers made a trade. [ESPN]
- Scoop Jackson on A.I. dissected and torn apart. [AwfulAnnouncing]
- Use Ooh Child in your trailer and maybe I'll see your movie. [YouTube]
- Terrell Owens.. spits. Could he be suspended for our Christmas spectacular? [Deadspin]
- I think Allen Iverson will end up in either Denver or Boston.
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It's still unclear whether or not the Eagles will have Ronald Darby for Monday night's game, but at least they'll have their linebackers.
Both Jordan Hicks (calf) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) will be OK to play against Washington on Monday night, head coach Doug Pederson said.
"Both of them will practice today," Pederson said on Saturday morning. "They're both doing well. Just to get a couple extra days of rest. And Mychal has actually practiced all week. Jordan's been the one we've kept out. Both of them will go today and we'll get a better understanding of where they're at but they'll be fine for the game."
Hicks, Kendricks and Darby were the only three Eagles who were limited in Friday's practice.
Darby (ankle) will be listed as questionable for the game, but earlier in the week Pederson said "stars have to align" for the cornerback to play this week. The 49ers game on Oct. 29 is probably more likely.
Darby, who dislocated his right ankle in Week 1, returned to practice for the first time this week.
"[Darby has] looked well. It's just day by day with him," Pederson said. "We'll get through today's practice with him. Obviously, have limited his reps during practice. He is doing well and we'll get through today and tomorrow to make a decision for [the game]."
The Eagles will practice on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. and the injury report will come out later in the afternoon.