The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Sunday, January 11, 2004  

Eagles Win!

Philadelphia Eagles 20
Green Bay 17

Donovan McNabb, Duce Staley, David Akers, Brian Dawkins, Andy Reid and so many others!

Sure, that was a strange ending, but who cares? It was a great game, and I’m glad it’s noisy in Philadelphia tonight.

A good kind of noisy.

Post-publication addendum (January 12): Coverage of the Eagles in today’s daily newspapers.


Birds Get a Win on the Wild Side,” by Bob Brookover
Eagles Turn Back Packers in OT,” by Bob Brookover
An Early Stand That Mattered Late,” by Larry Eichel
Panthers Ready for Visit to the Linc,” by Frank Fitzpatrick
The Start of Something Big?” by Bob Ford
Akers’ Answer was Blowing in the Wind,” by Ashley McGeachey Fox
Quiet Skepticism Finally Grows Into Fans’ Joyful Noise,” by Patrick Kerkstra and Matthew P. Blanchard
Eagles Once Again Find Way to Keep Dream Alive,” by Bill Lyon
Eagles Blitz Aids Dawkins’[s] Big Interception,” by Ron Reid
Circumstances of Defeat Leave Packers Devastated,” by Jim Salisbury
‘Ya gotta believe,’ he said, Especially on 4th and Long,” by Phil Sheridan
Sherman Inexcusably Folds at Crunch Time,” by Stephen A. Smith


Eagles’ Brown Bounces Back,” by Les Bowen
Perfectly Eagle,” by Les Bowen
In Our Mind There’s Nothing in Carolina,” by Will Bunch
Adding to the List of Sports' Miracle Plays,” by Bill Conlin
Johnson's Only Concern is the Final Score,” by Paul Domowitch
Like the Other Greats, McNabb Kept Firing Away,” by Sam Donnellon
Play That Might Live Forever,” by Paul Hagen
Hard to Figure, So Just Enjoy,” by Rich Hoffman
A Yard Short, Packers Wouldn’t Take Big Gamble,” by Mike Kern
Fans Never Gave Up Hope,” by Jim Nolan
Dawkins Waits and Gets His Chance,” by Dana Pennett O’Neil
Akers Atones Nicely for Rare Miss,” by Dana Pennett O’Neil
Hip-flexor Injury Keeps Vincent on Sidelines,” by Dana Pennett O’Neil
Unlocking the Keys,” by PDN staff
Panthers Not a Team to be Taken Lightly,” by John Smallwood

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