Manning tires to evade two Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive players Trent Cole(58) and Darren Howard. And in doing so he throws an incomplete pass. The Philadelphia Eagles would go on to prevail and win the regular season game 20-14. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/Bill Kostroun ……….
For the Cowboys however their season ended rather abruptly with a thud as they succumbed to a rather embarrassing loss to their divisional rivals the Philadelphia Eagles 44-6 at season’s end. And now the Eagles will face the reigning Superbowl champions the New York Giants . In what it is sure to be a game played with a great deal of enthusiasm and passion. Both teams have been playing at a high standard and it’s hard to say who’ll come put on top. Both are equally voracious in attitude when it comes to defense. But if anything the Giants may well have the edge when it comes to the offensive capabilities. Albeit that as of late the Eagles with the play of their veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb and their wily running back Brian Westbrook have shown that they’re back to their old selves and are equally as dangerous as anything that the Giants have to offer.
Eagles’ defensive end Chris Clemons tackles the Vikings’ Bernard Berrian during the wildcard playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles would prevail winning the game 26-14 in a game played in the Metrodome in Minneapolis. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/Tom Olmscheid ……………..
Well with this upcoming game and their reputations on the line as well as berth in the conference championship. This game offers up a great deal for the fans of both teams as well as the viewing audience. The New York Giants under the guidance of Eli Manning will be looking to successfully defend the Lombardi Trophy and at the same time become first team to successfully defend the title since the New England Patriots. And as we all know the Patriots’ unbeaten season ended at the hands of the Giants in Superbowl XLII last season. Of which no doubt tears are still being spilt over that bitter loss at the hands of the New Yorkers by way of New Jersey.
Brian Westbrook is off to the races as he scampers for a 71 yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings in their playoff game. picture appears courtesy of getty images/Elsa Martinez …………………..
While I’ve no horse to ride in this particular matchup it is one of the games that I for one am really looking forward to. As to the other games they’re all intriguing in their own particular way. If there’s one thing however that I’m pleased with thus far in terms of the games played. It’s the mere fact that they’ve all been entertaining and played with a great deal of sportsmanship and without any officiating controversy. That’s not to say that this won’t happen as the postseason continues to unfold.
Vikings’ quarterback Tavaris Jackson attempts a pass under pressure from Giants’ defensive player Fred Robbins. picture appears courtesy of getty images/Elsa Martinez ……………
Andy Reid and his counterpart Tom Coughlin are two coaches with the credentials and acclaim that’s widely acknowledged as being amongst the best that the game has to offer. Though earlier in the season Eagles’ fans were all but decrying Reid and McNabb as being complete idiots. Things have changed to such an extent that they may well be thought of as being deities within the city of Philadelphia. And off course we all know how fickle the fans in the city of Philadelphia can be about their professional sport’s franchises. If they can boo Mike Schmidt , Santa Claus, then why not the likes of McNabb or Reid ? Such are the machinations of the fans in Philadelphia.
I’ll preface this by saying that once this game starts I’ll be glued to my television set watching with baited breathe as things unfold over the course of the game. Chances are that the game may well be too close to call and as I don’t consider myself a prognosticator just an ardent sport’s fan. I’ll just watch with glee and hope that the game itself will be thoroughly entertaining. Not just for the sake of the fan but for the sake of the game itself. At this juncture we want the game to filled with excitement and intrigue if nothing else. What are your thoughts on the game ?