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How the Eagles make - or don't make - the playoffs

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-12-16 06:39
If the Eagles are going to make the playoffs, they will need help.

That is the penalty for losing that game against the Cowboys. The Birds no longer control their own destiny.

Even more, they better plan to win the division. Getting in as a wild card is a long shot at best.

The Eagles may very well finish 11-5 - a better record than the 10-6 they put together last year - and still miss the playoffs.

Chip Kelly's team will go to D.C. in a Saturday game to face Robert Griffin III, who has been installed as the starter again for the 'Skins. If they win, they can then sit back with their fingers crossed hoping the Cowboys trip at home against Andrew Luck and the Colts.

And the Eagles might have gotten a break - because of a broken bone suffered by Dallas star running back DeMarcus Murray. He broke a bone in his left hand in that game vs. the Eagles and likely will miss Sunday's match.

If Dallas prevails Sunday, it will all come down to the final week, when the Eagles travel up the Jersey Turnpike to play the Giants in the Meadowlands, while the Cowboys finish the season with the Redskins.

Reaching the playoffs via a wild card is very much a long shot for the Birds. They would need to win both of their final two games, while hoping that either the Packers, Lions or Seahawks lose both of their remaining games. That isn't likely to happen.

For now, will see if the Eagles can be in 'Luck,' as in the Colts starting QB.

He just gained a lot of fans in Philly.
Categories: Pennsylvania

UPDATE: 6 Dead In Montgomery County Shooting Spree; Suspect Identified

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:55
Bradley William Stone, 35, killed six people and seriously wounded another during a multi-scene shooting spree Monday, authorities said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Now Hiring Near Ardmore: Lilly Pulitzer, T Mobile and More

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:29
Even more jobs at the Ardmore Patch jobs board; plus, post your own local job listing!
Categories: Lower Merion

Most of PA Policed by Militias

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:59
That’s what you call a 5 or 10-person “police department” of mostly part-time officers right? Did you know that two-thirds of the state’s police officers are part-time, and...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

2015 Dog Licenses Now Available

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:40
Make sure your pet is legal.
Categories: Lower Merion

Township: TVs, Monitors No Longer Permitted at Transfer Station

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:28
Starting next year, commercial trash vehicles will not be allowed to dispose of waste at the transfer station, Lower Merion Township said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Trash vehicles, TVs, monitors no longer permitted at transfer station

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:05
Montgomery County will dissolve the Waste System Authority (WSA) effective Dec. 31 and Lower Merion Township has entered into a five-year contract with Covanta Plymouth Renewable Energy LP for the hauling and disposal of waste collected by the township, from the township Transfer Station (1300 Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley).
Categories: Lower Merion

Schuylkill Lane Closures Set for Sunday in Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-15 10:13
The schedule is dependent on the weather.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police: Wynnewood Home Burglarized Saturday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-15 10:01
Jewelry and electronics were taken, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police: City Avenue Taco Bell robbed at gunpoint

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:56
Lower Merion police are investigating the armed robbery of the Taco Bell restaurant Sunday night at 5 West City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.
Categories: Lower Merion

$322K Andover Road Home Recently Sold in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:53
Find other recently sold homes nearby from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Time to get hyped about the Golden Globes

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:49
For years, the Golden Globes were my favorite award telecast, even more solid on my calendar than the Tony Awards, or as I call them, my Super Bowl.
Categories: Lower Merion

FBI: 'Credible' information leads search for Shane Montgomery back to Manayunk

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:44
WEST CHESTER >> An FBI spokesman confirmed that search crews, after receiving “credible” information on Wednesday, returned to the area near the river in Manayunk where Shane Montgomery disappeared Thanksgiving Eve.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford passes budget with tax increase

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:31
HAVERFORD >> Commissioners approved a $39.77 million final budget Monday, differing slightly from the $39.59 million preliminary draft introduced Nov. 17.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion school bus parking decision delayed; residents applaud

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:31
Lower Merion School District officials said the administration needs more time and information to work out a solution to its bus location concerns despite previously saying it would make a final decision Dec. 15.
Categories: Lower Merion

BUSINESS: Narberth-Ardmore native calling on donors to kickstart The Mantle

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:31
NARBERTH >> Is it possible to make a fashion statement that is socially and environmentally responsible?
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford police seek alleged artifact thief

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:56
Haverford police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect allegedly involved in multiple thefts.
Categories: Lower Merion

Dranoff present as Lower Merion board, Cricket Lot project opponents clash in tense meeting

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:43
Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed a vote on an ordinance vacating a portion of Haws Terrace on the Cricket Lot.  The vote was 9-4. Commissioner Cheryl Gelber joined three others, Commissioners Steven Lindner, Jenny Brown and Lewis Gould, in opposition.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Help us find Sunil Tripathi'Life, loss and the media documented in new film

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:42
After his disappearance in March 2013, Sunil Tripathi’s family worked desperately to get the media to pay attention. They papered telephone poles all around Providence, Rhode Island, where Sunil was attending Brown University. They called local television news programs.
Categories: Lower Merion

Brewing up Buzz: Iron Hill Brewery getting set to open 11th location in Ardmore

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:42
After months of renovations, Iron Hill Brewery is ready to debut as the newest addition to Ardmore’s burgeoning restaurant scene – and another reason the town is becoming a destination for connoisseurs of local craft beers.
Categories: Lower Merion