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Old 12-20-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Eagles' Owens out rest of season, possibly playoffs with torn ligaments

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...x.html?cnn=yes


So much for the Eagles in the Super Bowl and any thing from the NFC this year.

I will go bet if I can the AFC wins the Super Bowl
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Old 12-20-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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The Eagles should still be the NFC favorite to get to the Super Bowl. They won't get there easily now, if at all, certainly makes it more competitive, but I don't think the Falcons, Packers, Vikings, whoever are still as good as the Eagles without Owens. They do still have the best defense in the Conference.

But winning the Super Bowl without Owens? Probably not. They were a stretch to beat the Pats with him, the Steelers likely beat them, same with the Jets and the defense would have to put up an amazing game to beat the Colts.

Some Temple University doctor is on the local sports show here in Philadelphia and is flat killing me. The doc just said "the chances of him playing in 7 games is the same as me suiting up" and the doctor is some little wormy ****. Damnit.

Go figure this would happen.
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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And before he scored the "Andy Reid in tights" TD.

The Eagles will definitely remain the NFC fave to get to the Super Bowl, especially with everything running through Philly, but it's going to be a LOT tougher.

Atlanta, I think, poses a serious challenge to that not-as-good-as-Doug-thinks-Philly-Defense. (Which probably also doubles as not-as-bad-as-I-think-Philly-defense).

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Old 12-20-2004, 07:17 PM   #4
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Could "Betting your coach to wear tights" become the new SI jinx? LOL
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:28 PM   #5
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

Oh man this is friggin awesome. It's gonna be Eagles and Falcons in that NFC championship and we have a 100% BETTER CHANCE NOW. i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:53 PM   #6
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Let's see, Kornby... 100% of zero is...
still zero.

Just joshin' ya.

Atlanta's D is just tough enough, v the TO-less Eagles, to keep them in it.
Can the Falcons O get the job done, though?

Most indicators say uh-uh.

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Old 12-20-2004, 08:02 PM   #7
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Without TO the Eagles still have a better offense with McNabb and Westbrook being better than what the Falcons offer up. People get mesmerized by Vick and while they should, they also shouldn't forget that McNabb can do everything Vick can do, but do it better.
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Old 12-20-2004, 08:43 PM   #8
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The Eagles should still be the NFC favorite to get to the Super Bowl.
Hasn't that been the song for the last 3 years?
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:58 PM   #9
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ESPNEWS just showed a graphic that said that all of the non-TO receivers only have one touchdown grab between them all season. I realize that the Eagles had home field the past two years, but when you lose something that you have counted on 15 weeks, it has to take alot out of you.

Welcome back, Falcons, Vikings, Packers. It looks like you guys may have a shot to go to Jacksonville.

Also, does this remind anyone else of when Kenyon Martin suffered a season-ending injury during the C-USA tourney, causing Cincy to lose a #1 seed, and a possible national championship?
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:48 AM   #10
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SPeakin of Atlanta is Alge Crumlpler hurt I saw that he is questionable but I didnt get any details.
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Old 12-21-2004, 02:41 AM   #11
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Do you think the Eagles are now regretting not spending any of their 2004 draft picks on a wide receiver, trading up in the first round to select an out-of-shape offensive lineman with questionable work habits who broke his leg on opening day?

How could they be so blind as to not see that they needed to come up with two new starting receivers last spring and not just one?

The Eagles' front office "carried coals to Newcastle" by using their top draft picks on positions where they had no immediate need, and now they find coal in their stocking this Christmas.

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Old 12-21-2004, 03:12 PM   #12
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Also, does this remind anyone else of when Kenyon Martin suffered a season-ending injury during the C-USA tourney, causing Cincy to lose a #1 seed, and a possible national championship?
And who did Kenyon Martin suffer that injury against? None other than the Saint Louis Billikens, who went on to shock C-USA and the world and run the table, winning four games in four days to get an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Yes, I was at SLU at that time.

No, I don't know what this means in the big picture. Probably that the Vikings will win four games in five weeks to win the Superbowl.
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Old 12-21-2004, 03:46 PM   #13
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Well, if Mike Sherman gets a brain for Christmas the Packers still have an outside chance at at least making it to Jacksonville. Without Owens on the field, the entire defensive backfield wouldn't be focused on shutting down Owens, that was backbreaker in the game two weeks ago. With everyone looking at Owens, Westbrook was able to get himself in position to make the play every down. The talent of Philly's receivers is equal to the talent of Green Bay's corners. It won't be easy, but without Owens, there is a better than average chance.
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Considering how Eagles fans cheered like a bunch of rabid dogs when Michael Irvin was carted off the field with a broken collarbone, it's appaling to me to hear them rip Roy Williams and beg for sympathy from fellow NFL fans.

Karma's a b!tch, Philly.
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First, where do you see Eagles fans ripping Roy Williams?

Second, I love how you mention karma, seeing as karma was the mother****er that got Irvin. If he wasn't a classless individual who made people want to cheer him while lying on the field motionless and when the stretcher was brought out (fans did cheer in support for Irvin when he was taken off the field) he wouldn't have gotten that reaction.

By the way, I'm not defending the action of cheering for Irvin when he was lying there motionless, but he was the cause to that effect. There are dump people at every game and people allowed their dislike for Irvin to swell up in that moment. Most of the backlash from Philadelphians after that incident was that there were a bunch of stupid people in that stadium doing something very stupid. But of course that gets ignored and the generalization is that every Philly fan cheered Irvin's injury. An asseration that is just ridiculous.

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