In attendance: Chef Spouse, Fellow Eagles Maniac and her friend The Bronx Bomber
Menu: burgers with a variety of fun toppings (caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, a variety of cheeses), fries (good but not great - I think I need to get Chef Spouse a deep fryer), AWESOME pumpkin cheesecake (homemade by Fellow Eagles Maniac), guacamole, and copious amounts of alcohol, at least in the 4th quarter.
Stud of the week: Riley Cooper, who fended off a sure pick with an acrobatic catch and, shortly thereafter, scored his first TD as a pro player. Chad Hall's a close #2. He battled hard for every yard he got, even though he's shorter than the grass.
Well, the thing about wins is they're fun to watch. The thing about losses are that they can be fun to write about. You know, because of the ranting. What ranting? Oh, just you wait.
Kevin Kolb: could you please stop keying on ONE receiver? You're telegraphing what you're going to do so clearly Martians are picking it up. Also, OK it was windy - you're a PRO FOOTBALL QB. Your arm should be able to overpower some wind.
Didn't the Eagles used to have a tight end named Brent Celek? Who was pretty good? I know McNabb loved him some tight ends and maybe K2 doesn't as much, but come on! Does he even play for us anymore?
Did anyone notice that the Eagles may have some O-line problems? Don't tell me you weren't shitting yourself when King Dunlap went down. And King Dunlap's center of gravity is so high he gets pushed around by everyone. But he's better than nothing, and "nothing" is just about what the Eagles are down to at this point.
But all that is secondary to the secondary, aka Hobbs and Allen. They couldn't cover anything except maybe their eyes, which is what I was doing all during the fourth quarter, while Kenny Britt was burning the Eagles' asses. In case you haven't already read it on the millions of other blog posts so far, 225 yards is the most EVER by ANY receiver in 77 years of Eagles football.
And it never occurred to Sean McDermott to move Asante Samuel over? Or tie Britt's shoelaces together? Or turn Trent Cole loose on him and take up a collection to cover the fine? (Yes, I know Trent Cole is a defensive end whose job it to go after the QB. But desperate times call for desperate measures people!)
And who knew that that ridiculous handoff fumble in the 3rd quarter was the voice of doom? But it was - the Eagles couldn't do a single thing right after that, giving up 27 points in the 4th quarter alone. The whole team deserves a "C'mon man!" shout-out.
Around the rest of the NFL:
Falcons over Bengals: Roddy White had a big day, and the Falcons almost managed to give away the game anyway. But only the Eagles can squander a lead THAT big.
Steelers over Dolphins: OK, the Dolphins totally should have won this. That Roethlisberger fumble? The Fins came up with it, and the zebras screwed it up. Then again, the officiating has generally been terrible this year. Rules too complicated? Maybe.
Ravens over Bills: How did the Bills manage to get so close? How did they manage to put up 34 points on the Ravens? Apparently, that hasn't happened in Harbaugh's entire tenure as head coach. I'm guessing the rest of the AFC North is going to be watching this game tape closely.
Chiefs over Jaguars: The Chiefs are the real thing, I am buying, and they're going to win the AFC West this year.
Browns over Saints: What the hell happened? Apparently, Drew Brees has a new #1 receiver, only it's David Bowens, and he plays for the Browns. Former Saint Scott Fujita and former Eagle Sheldon Brown both contributed to the mayhem.
Redskins over Bears: Yes, I know everyone has already made this joke. Jay Cutler's found his #1 receiver, too - too bad it's DeAngelo Hall. That was one sloppy game - it was impossible to keep up with the turnovers, and we were using a 19" screen for this as the second game. Wasn't big enough.
Panthers over 49ers: Stick a fork in the 49ers. They're done.
Buccaneers over Rams: Hm - interesting. Apparently, Josh Freeman is money with the 4th quarter comebacks.
Seahawks over Cardinals: Amazing what losing a potential HOF QB can do to a team. Even if they do still have my secret wide receiver boyfriend Larry Fitzgerald. Have you seen his ass? Seriously.
Patriots over Chargers: Why was this game even close? The Chargers are a wreck this year.
Raiders over Broncos: Somebody should've invoked the mercy rule. Oh wait - there is no mercy rule. Someone should institute a mercy rule. Most points ever by the Raiders. And an ugly, ugly performance by the Broncos. When the other team scored 24 points in the first quarter, you're pretty much done.
Packers over Vikings: Another sloppy game, but the Packers pulled it out, thanks in part to 3 Favre picks in the second half. High risk, high reward? Well, more like you know he'll throw as many picks as TDs.