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Steelers should get key trio back against Eagles

Steelers should get key trio back against Eagles

CNNSI.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles barring any setbacks.
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  • Outside the Game: DeSean Jackson is moving quickly toward a rap…

    Outside the Game: DeSean Jackson is moving quickly toward a rap career

    yahoo.com Oct 2, 2012
    Philadelphia Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson grew up in and around Compton, Calif., when that area was the rap capital of the world. Though he went a different way with what has been a highly productive football career, Jackson hasn't forgotten his …
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  • Eagles release ex-starting weakside LB Rolle

    Eagles release ex-starting weakside LB Rolle

    The Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday cut linebacker Brian Rolle, who started 13 games last season, and signed linebacker Adrian Moten, whom the team had let go in the preseason.
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  • John Smallwood: Eagles show a winning mind-set

    John Smallwood: Eagles show a winning mind-set

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    IT'S INTERESTING how things change from season to season in the NFL. A year ago on this date, the Eagles lost, 24-23, to the San Francisco 49ers to drop their record to 1-3.
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  • Coughlin takes responsibility for loss to Eagles

    Coughlin takes responsibility for loss to Eagles

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    GIANTS COACH Tom Coughlin sounded a bit like Andy Reid following a loss. The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach said he made several poor decisions leading up to Lawrence Tynes missing a game-winning, 54-yard field goal in the Giants' 19-17 loss to the E…
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  • Phil Sheridan: For the Eagles, it's not pretty but it's still 3…

    Phil Sheridan: For the Eagles, it's not pretty but it's still 3-1

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    It doesn't work either way, really. A year ago, to hear them tell it, the Eagles were a good team that very easily could have been 4-1. Their actual record might have been 1-4, but that was misleading.
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  • To blitz or not to blitz? Eagles have foes questioning

    To blitz or not to blitz? Eagles have foes questioning

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    After three games in which Michael Vick was blitzed endlessly to great success, Andy Reid was asked last week if he should expect a steady stream of blitzing from opposing defenses. The Eagles coach gave the obvious answer based on his quarterback's 39 …
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  • Eagles Notes:  King Dunlap expected to return to Eagles practic…

    Eagles Notes: King Dunlap expected to return to Eagles practice Wednesday

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    Left tackle King Dunlap is expected to return to practice on Wednesday. Demetress Bell has filled in for Dunlap the last two weeks with uneven results while Dunlap recovered from a hamstring injury. Dunlap beat Bell for the job out of training camp.
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  • Inside the Eagles: Ball control worked against the Giants as ba…

    Inside the Eagles: Ball control worked against the Giants as balanced attack

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    After the Eagles offense faltered for most of its first four drives, Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg dialed up a ball-control game plan that balanced the play calling and had their receivers run shorter routes to offset an offensive line that wasn't givi…
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  • Eagles-Giants: Extra Point

    Eagles-Giants: Extra Point

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    OK, WE'VE BEEN kvetching for 3 weeks about Eagles turnovers in the red zone. So this is really a picked nit. But, in making sure Michael Vick didn't throw a killer interception Sunday night, did the Eagles get too conservative down near the Giants' goal…
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  • Les Bowen: Further review: Eagles' defense even better than it …

    Les Bowen: Further review: Eagles' defense even better than it seems

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    This time last year, the Eagles were three games into a four-game losing streak that messed up their season. Not one of those four losses would have been won by a 19-point offensive effort, such as the Birds posted in their Sunday-night victory over the…
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  • Eagles Big Play X-ray

    Eagles Big Play X-ray

    philly.com Oct 2, 2012
    THE PLAY: Giants receiver Ramses Barden is called for offensive pass interference after grabbing Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha - who had inside position - on the right shoulder, then the face mask, followed by the left shoulder, the top of the helme…
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…