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9.27.2005

Week 3 Weigh-In


Its strange to think that the storyline of a potentially significant injury to Donovan McNabb would take a back seat to a kicker's pulled hammy, but most of my thoughts on the Eagles week 3 win over the Raiders focus on David Akers. Why would they send him out there this week after what happened last week? Why not just make him sit out a few games and have him back healthy possibly following the bye week? Instead, he was out there to open the game, only to tweak his injury on the (official) opening kick-off. Field goal and PAT options became limited. Kick-offs were short. Still, the fact that Akers hobbled out there to kick the game-winner was an exciting conclusion to a game that was closer than it had to be.

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