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Mike Vick apparently owns a dog again

Mike Vick apparently owns a dog again

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
Eagles quarterback Mike Vick has spoken in the past about his desire to once again own a dog.  Apparently, he now does. Either that or someone in his house has developed a taste for dog food. Courtesy of the folks at CrossingBroad.com, Vick tweeted a ph…
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  • James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Hakeem Nicks headline the NFL…

    James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Hakeem Nicks headline the NFL’s Week 5 injury report

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    Coming off their bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a much healthier team heading into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee), outside linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) are…
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  • Osi Umenyiora invites Trent Richardson to look for candy

    Osi Umenyiora invites Trent Richardson to look for candy

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Now that his long-running spat with Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has come to a end, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has an opening in his schedule for a pointless verbal feud with an opposing running back. He may be trying to fill it with Browns …
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  • Programming note: Pennsylvania again

    Programming note: Pennsylvania again

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    For Week 5, I wanted to go to a game where no one would be distracted by playoff baseball. This ruled out Atlanta-Washington and Cleveland-New York, but thankfully not the game in Pittsburgh between the Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. No postseaso…
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  • In other fake news, Michael Vick breaks both his legs

    In other fake news, Michael Vick breaks both his legs

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    Bad news, Eagles fans: According to a report from Global Associated News, Michael Vick has broken both legs in a Philadelphia car accident! The accident involved Vick and a 76-year-old female driver, and further details will be forthcoming. In an eerie …
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  • Harrison, Mendenhall and Polamalu all listed as probable

    Harrison, Mendenhall and Polamalu all listed as probable

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Earlier this week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that he expected to have James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall and Troy Polamalu in the lineup when the Steelers face the Eagles on Sunday. Everything appears to be on track as far as making that expectati…
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  • Final Word: NFC East

    Final Word: NFC East

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Keystone showdown: The Philadelphia Eagles have won six of their last eight games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though the teams have not played since a 15-6 Eagles victory in Philadelphia in Week 3 of the 2008…
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  • History doesn’t favor Eagles on Sunday

    History doesn’t favor Eagles on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    When justifying my prediction that the Steelers will beat the Eagles on Sunday at Heinz Field, I opted for the visceral. Based on living most of my life within 100 miles of Pittsburgh, this simply isn’t a game the Steelers lose. Reuben Frank of CSNPhill
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  • Eagles Notes: Eagles' Bobby April takes blame for poor kickoff …

    Eagles Notes: Eagles' Bobby April takes blame for poor kickoff coverage

    philly.com Oct 5, 2012
    Bobby April was honest in his assessment of the Eagles' kickoff coverage in Sunday's win over the Giants, when the special-teams coordinator oversaw a unit that allowed an average of 36.2 yards on six returns, including a 53-yard return.
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  • 2012 NFL Week Five Preview — Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

    2012 NFL Week Five Preview — Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

    eaglesgab.com Oct 5, 2012
    The bye week is over the Steelers and it appears that the team is getting healthy, and they need it at 1-2 as they get set for the 3-1 Eagles with Mike Vick and company Sunday in the Steel City. The Steelers have blown fourth-quarter leads in both of th…
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  • Peters showing signs of being able to return soon

    Peters showing signs of being able to return soon

    philly.com Oct 5, 2012
    ON THE DAY Marty Mornhinweg said he expects Demetress Bell to start at left tackle again this week, and King Dunlap said he is still in the process of getting back in shape from a hamstring injury, the real Eagles left tackle was walking the corridors o…
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  • Boykin not getting riled by Steeler's taunts

    Boykin not getting riled by Steeler's taunts

    philly.com Oct 5, 2012
    STEELERS Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown said it on Wednesday and Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin's phone blew up.
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  • Marcus Hayes: Vick relying on defense to help Eagles win games

    Marcus Hayes: Vick relying on defense to help Eagles win games

    philly.com Oct 5, 2012
    RANDALL Cunningham never got it, but Rodney Peete learned.
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  • Vegas Vic: With weapons back, rested Steelers will prove tough …

    Vegas Vic: With weapons back, rested Steelers will prove tough for Eagles

    philly.com Oct 5, 2012
    STEELERS (-3) over Eagles: What a strange, bizarre, otherworldly start to the 2012 season. The Birds (3-1) are sitting atop the NFC East and look like, well, ugly. But first-place ugly. The Eagles have put 66 points on the board in four games, an averag…
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  • Eagles-Steelers scouting report

    Eagles-Steelers scouting report

    philly.com Oct 5, 2012
    Recent history: The Eagles defeated the Steelers, 15-6, at the Linc on Sept. 21, 2008. The Eagles lead the all-time series, 46-27-3.
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  • Eagles-Steelers: The pick

    Eagles-Steelers: The pick

    philly.com Oct 5, 2012
    THE STEELERS don't lose at home, and they absolutely don't lose at home to NFC teams. But nothing lasts forever, as Phillies fans found out this season. Some of the Pittsburgh defensive stalwarts aren't getting younger, quicker or healthier. Half a deca…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 03:36

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Oct 5
    The "Playbook" crew explains why Michael Vick's ability to avoid turnovers in last week's win will carry over into this week. They also dissect the Steelers' ability to convert in third-down situations.
  • Video - Eagles not taking Steelers lightly 04:21

    Eagles not taking Steelers lightly

    Oct 5
    Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the latest on the Eagles and their preparation for the struggling 1-2 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.