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Eagles Soar Past Vikings 26-14; Face Giants Next

71-yard TD in 4th sends McNabb & Co on to face Super Bowl champ Giants next

(Newser) - All but forgotten as a postseason contender just a month earlier, Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, and the Philadelphia Eagles have a playoff win. Next up: the Super Bowl champion Giants. Brian Westbrook caught a short pass and zigzagged through the Minnesota defense for a devastating 71-yard touchdown midway through the... More »

NFL's Top 10 2008 Free Agents

This class isn't too deep, but there's some strong talent available

(Newser) - Free agents can mean the difference between a losing season and the Super Bowl. This year’s crop is wanting, but quality is available. Here’re 10 of the best:
  1. Patriot CB Asante Samuel: A playmaker
  2. Patriot WR Randy Moss: Stands pat?
  3. Bears LB Lance Briggs: Washington bound?
  4. Steelers OG
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Tyree an Unlikely Giant Savior

New York wide receiver uses his head

(Newser) - Sure, Plaxico Burress' touchdown grab gave the Giants their shocking upset, but the catch of catches, the highlight of highlight reels, was David Tyree's impossible-looking snatch earlier that drive. On third-and-5 with Patriots Rodney Harrison and Asante Samuel looming, Tyree climbed a ladder in midair to come down with a... More »

Eagles Nearly Overcome Pats

Philly forces New England to get creative in 31-28 win

(Newser) - The force of nature that is this season's New England Patriots finally met a resistance too strong to brush off, in the form of the Philadelphia Eagles. Though the Patriots won the game 31-28, they found themselves in fairly unfamiliar territory, trailing by four points in the fourth quarter, and... More »

Samuel Playing Patriot Games

New England cornerback threatens to hold out half the season over contract

(Newser) - Unhappy that the Patriots have given him the "franchise" tag for 2007, a one-year deal worth $7.78 million, cornerback Asante Samuel has threatened not to show up for work until Week 10 of the 17-week NFL season.  With 10 picks last year, he feels he deserves a... More »

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