Category Archives: Eagles

ANGRY BIRDS: Eagles fight past Ravens

In a contest heated at its core,
the Eagles defeated B-more.
They trailed at the half
but got the last laugh
after Mike Vick’s game-winning score.

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ALIVE AND KICKING: An Ode to David Akers and the former Eagle’s NFL record-setting field goal

Jeffrey Phelps/AP

There once was a kicker named Akers,
the leader of long field goal makers.
He put on a show
Week One at Lambeau.
His 63 yards?  Record breakers.

Dave Akers once had a bad day,
as an Eagle versus Green Bay.
With two playoff misses,
he earned goodbye kisses
and settled in San Fran to play.

 But Eagles fans, many a whiner,
still claim they’ve seen no player finer
than the kicking machine
who once wore midnight green
and now makes history as a ‘Niner.

ONE AND … OH, NO: Eagles survive season-opening scare at upset-hungry Cleveland

In spite of four picks from Mike Vick,
the Birds pulled escape artists’ trick.
They looked one-loss bound
before the Dawg Pound,
but they scored a TD in time’s nick.

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RECEIVING HIS: DeSean Jackson signs for $51 mil

With the Eagle, DeSean Jackson signed,
looking to fast-forward, not rewind.
The explosive receiver
makes many a believer
if he puts his worth into the grind.

If Jackson’s big-game status rears,
he’ll embody defenses’ fears.
If he can play through,
he’s with Philly’s crew,
wearing green for another five years.

A RESOUNDING MEH: Eagles complete .500 season

The Eagles went out with a win
against the embattled Redkins.
Eight-and-eight after hype
only makes the fans gripe,
shaking heads at what could have been.

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT: Eliminated Eagles top Cowboys

One knocked out of playoff contention,
the Eagles still gained some attention
to making some noise
against the Cowboys,
almost shutting them out, to mention.

STAYIN’ ALIVE: Eagles pound Jets to keep hope

Michael Perez/AP

The Eagles’ DE, Juqua Parker,
was first to the game’s touchdown marker.
Philadelphia’s breaks
came from big Jets mistakes,
which became a late-season sparker.

Jason Babin played like a beast.
His season sack total increased.
The Birds pulled away
on his three-sack day
to stay in the NFC East.