Eaglesí Season Ends With Empty Win
By Tim McManus, Philly Sports Daily
LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD ó In a game that their own family members may not have cared about, the Eagles topped the Redskins 34-10, to finish a horrifically disappointing season with a better-than-it-looks 8-8 record.
The particulars arenít relevant or interesting. Chad Hallís touchdown catch and failed Lambeau Leap aside (Jeremy Maclin had to give the diminutive receiver a boost into the stands), the crowd got most excited when the big screen showed shots of Brian Westbrook and Scott Hartnell in attendance.
There were plenty of empty seats and those who did show up didnít even have enough energy to fake it.
No matter how it was dressed up, the only thing of true importance was that the Eagles didnít sustain any long-term injuries that might affect their 2012 efforts. And to that end, they succeeded.
LeSean McCoy did not play. The Eagles were going to try and give him the rushing title, but his ankle swelled up and he sat out. Jamar Chaney left with a head injury and there were some tweaks here and there, but nothing that appears to be a long-term concern at first glance. Michael Vick took some hits, as youíd expect, but survived.