MRSA Infections Puts Eagles Game In Question

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have smaller problems than the Philadelphia Eagles this week — as in microscopic problems.

The persistent, contagious and nasty skin infection MRSA has struck a third Buccaneers player. Two players were diagnosed in August, kicker Lawrence Tynes and offensive lineman Carl Nicks. Nicks recently has had a recurrence of his infection. The third player is Johnthan Banks, according to NFL.com.

MRSA is a strain of staphylococcus bacterium that is resistant to antibiotics. Infections are common in hospitals, prisons, farms, and athletes.

Various media outlets are reporting that the National Football League Players Association and the National Football League are investigating and will advise the Buccaneers on whether or not to play Sunday’s game, scheduled for 1 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium.

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Eagles Stun Bucs In Thrilling Finish

Editor’s note:  It’s about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TAMPA, Fla.— The most puzzling Philadelphia Eagles game of the season was a tale of two comebacks, with some old-fashioned, fourth-quarter desperation providing the fuel for a 23-21 victory over the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Rookie quarterback Nick Foles hit Jeremy Maclin with a 1-yard scoring pass on the game’s final play from scrimmage as the Eagles (4-9) broke an eight-game losing streak and came away with perhaps their most improbable win in decades, considering what happened immediately after Damaris Johnson fumbled away a punt return early in the third quarter.

Leading 10-0 and dominating on defense, the Eagles temporarily lost their fighting spirit after that play, and the Bucs (6-7) responded with three touchdowns for a 21-10 lead.

But Foles and an offense that was stifled on the ground all day pulled it back together and pulled one out with two late touchdowns sandwiched around a crucial defensive stop.

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Birds Are 15 Point Favorites Over The Bucs

This makes me nervous. 

McNabb is not 100%, wearing a protective jacket and still having discomfort.  No duh!  But yet even though he probably isn’t ready…Andy Reid will let him start, as usual!

What’s wrong with this picture???  Can you see a stinkin’ in the Linkin’ a brewin’ here folks?  I hope I am wrong but between Donovan needing more time off to heal and people getting cockey being 15 point favorites this is a recipe for disaster.

The good news is that I am reviewing Dracula at the Tri-PAC at 3:00.  If this game goes south I will be spared the second half.

Go Eagles!!!!!