September 2012


The Philadelphia Eagles struggled against almost everyone last season. Yet Eagles fans like myself remember that NFC East teams, of all opponents, were the rare exception. Although Philadelphia finished 8-8 in 2011 and finished a game behind the division champion New York Giants, it was 5-1 against the entire NFC East anyway.
The Philadelphia Eagles struggled against almost everyone last season. Yet Eagles fans like myself remember that NFC East teams, of all opponents, were the rare exception. Although Philadelphia finished 8-8 in 2011 and finished a game behind the division champion New York Giants, it was 5-1 against the entire NFC East anyway.
The Philadelphia Eagles are facing an early test at home in late September against the New York Giants. However, Eagles fans like myself are all too familiar with that scenario and how badly it can turn out. Just 12 months ago, Philadelphia was hosting New York in a big early showdown as well -and it turned out to be the game that kept the Birds from the playoffs and much more.
For the New England Patriots it is odd heading into Orchard Park, N.Y. holding the inferior record to the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots sit at 1-2 after back-to-back losses to the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens while Buffalo boasts a 2-1 record after back-to-back wins against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns.
Rain on the East Coast could alter the course of three matchups
There is something about playing the mighty Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome when you are a Carolina Panthers fan. The team has a well known history of getting beaten down with regularity there, yet we go into every season hoping for something more. Beating the Falcons on their home turf is special to any team, as evidenced by their stellar record of 27-6 at home since the 2008 season. As for my Panthers, we have only managed to beat them four times in the past seventeen seasons in their house. That is horrible by any standards. ...
The Carolina Panthers are traveling to the Georgia Dome to take on the mighty Atlanta Falcons in an NFC South showdown. While the history for the Carolina Panthers in Atlanta is painful at best, they are still hopeful to turn a slow start in 2012 around. Here is a look at the injuries for the Panthers as of Saturday night, September 29, 2012 and how they might affect the game from a fan's perspective:
There's no denying it. Over the last few years, the Philadelphia Eagles have owned the New York Giants. The Eagles have defeated the G-Men in seven of their last eight meetings. However, seven of the last 10 games have been decided by eight points or less. Thus, these five Giants could make the difference when these two evenly-matched teams meet on Sunday, September 30 (8:20 p.m. EDT).
The NFL will pay the 112 replacement officials for this weekend's games even though they are no longer working.
New England, San Francisco and Minnesota are feeling the love from the contestants.

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