• The Eagles have been one of the most entertaining teams in the league, and for all the wrong reasons. Sunday’s loss that ended whatever playoff hopes remained in Philly included a clash between coaches on the sideline.
  • Andy Reid was serenaded with “fire Andy!” chants. But the chants were faint and fleeting, and something the crowd did after cursing at Reid likely had far more impact. They stood in unison and left their seats.
  • Of course Tim Tebow woke up early Sunday morning to attend a local church service before playing football. And of course he was greeted with a standing ovation at The Rock Church in San Diego.
  • Tebow may still have his doubters despite Denver’s mounting wins. But there aren’t many who live in Las Vegas, where Tebow’s taken bettors on a rather lucrative ride.
  • History always provides the ultimate perspective, and a quick glance through the league’s dusty history books should lead to even more respect for what Patrick Peterson is doing. Only six players have scored at least four 80-plus yard punt return touchdowns, and Peterson’s now included in that group after just 31 career attempts.
  • Houston has remained brave and defiant with their “next man up” philosophy as key players continue to crumble. But if they’re going to succeed with T.J. Yates under center, they’ll need a lot more than 88 yards and 2.8 yards per carry from the running game.
  • Given his alleged involvement in a Philadelphia shooting, seeing Marvin Harrison honored for anything is a little awkward. But no one in Indianapolis seemed to mind or notice during Harrison’s ring of honor ceremony yesterday, with Peyton Manning saying that it was a “privilege” to play with No. 88.
  • But forget about Harrison and Manning. The real star in Indianapolis yesterday was Marshall Manning, Peyton’s son who’s already taking charge during interviews and trying to eat microphones.
  • Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union doesn’t think there’s anything left in Jacksonville for Jack Del Rio to save, and it’s time for him to go.
  • Blaine Gabbert has looked horrible at times, but during a season that’s clearly lost, deciding who to start at quarterback after pulling Gabbert should be easy for Del Rio. We’d still rather see Gabbert throwing picks and making mistakes than Luke McCown, and in fairness, the Jags receivers dropped a few key passes yesterday.
  • The only reason Chan Gailey called for a squib kick after Stevie Johnson‘s touchdown is because the Bills were forced to kick off from their own 20-yard line. And the only reason they were forced to kick from their own 20 is because Johnson is a moron. Johnson’s penalty for excessive celebration was far from the main reason for the Bills’ loss, but it definitely didn’t help.
  • Guys, peeing on the sidelines is no big deal. Erin Andrews sees it all the time.
  • In case you missed in yesterday, Jerome Simpson is a floppin’ fool…

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