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James Harrison: I let up on Michael Vick so I wouldn’t get fine…

James Harrison: I let up on Michael Vick so I wouldn’t get fined

profootballtalk.com philly.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
Steelers linebacker James Harrison has led the league in fines for helmet-to-helmet hits over the last couple of years. After his first game this year, Harrison said those fines have changed the way he plays. Harrison said that in Sunday’s win over the
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  • Eagles pay the price for fumbles

    Eagles pay the price for fumbles

    philly.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Inquirer's Zach Berman recaps Andy Reid's Monday press conference the day after the Eagles fell to the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
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  • Troy Polamalu will not play Thursday

    Troy Polamalu will not play Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Titans after re-aggravating his right calf injury during Sunday’s win over the Eagles. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed at his press conference today that Polama
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  • Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    With the removal of three wide receivers who received the franchise tag - Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles - and the Buffalo Bills keeping Steve Johnson off the
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  • Breakfast links: Giants up, RG3 out

    Breakfast links: Giants up, RG3 out

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Good morning. It's Overreaction Monday, which means a quick check of the box scores tells us the Giants are going back to the Super Bowl, the Redskins are doomed and the Eagles need to fire all the coaches and bench the quarterback. Hey, there's only 12…
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  • Eagles Notebook: Run defense let Birds down

    Eagles Notebook: Run defense let Birds down

    philly.com Oct 8, 2012
    PITTSBURGH - One of the reasons the Eagles couldn't upset the Steelers on Sunday was that their normally reliable run defense really faltered in the second half. Pittsburgh, which came into the day last in the NFL in rushing, gained 96 second-half yards…
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  • Eagles stuck without a sack again

    Eagles stuck without a sack again

    philly.com Oct 8, 2012
    PITTSBURGH - For the second straight Sunday, the Eagles' vaunted and flaunted pass rush went without a sack. It has been 94 consecutive pass plays - a game-time span of 138:50, dating back to late in the third quarter in Arizona in Week 3 - since the Ea…
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  • Paul Domowitch: Big Ben hits Eagles D when it counts

    Paul Domowitch: Big Ben hits Eagles D when it counts

    philly.com Oct 8, 2012
    PITTSBURGH - For the fourth time in 5 weeks, it came down to Juan Castillo's defense. The Eagles had preserved close victories over the Browns, Ravens and Giants with valiant, late-fourth-quarter stands. And there they were again Sunday, confident they …
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  • Marcus Hayes: Eagles' loss in Pittsburgh is no surprise

    Marcus Hayes: Eagles' loss in Pittsburgh is no surprise

    philly.com Oct 8, 2012
    PITTSBURGH - So the Eagles visited Pittsburgh, where the Steelers seldom lose. The Eagles took a lead in the fourth quarter but quailed in the face of a power running game and an excellent, clutch quarterback.
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  • Rich Hofmann: Eagles can't win tough games this way

    Rich Hofmann: Eagles can't win tough games this way

    philly.com Oct 8, 2012
    PITTSBURGH - A cold rain fell intermittently on Heinz Field. Some homecoming. LeSean McCoy was back in the city where he played his college football, and the Eagles were in the middle of doing what they always seem to be doing this season. That is, tryi…
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  • Video - Can Vick Be Trusted? 06:49

    Can Vick Be Trusted?

    Oct 8
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless have lost trust in Michael Vick after his eleven turnovers so far this season.
  • Video - GameDay: Eagles vs. Steelers 03:47

    GameDay: Eagles vs. Steelers

    Oct 8
    Ben Roethlisberger throws for 207 yards to help the Pittsburgh Steelers slide past the Philadelphia Eagles after a bye week and win the battle of Pennsylvania, 16-14.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....