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Despite both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles owning 2-1 records, these teams appear to be in different stratospheres right now.

After losing the opener to the Cowboys, the Giants have reeled off two straight wins over the Bucs and Panthers. The Eagles, on the other hand, skid by the Browns Week 1, beat the Ravens and fell to the undefeated Cardinals last week.

Records aside, the panic level in Philly is warranted.

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The Eagles, for the second straight year, must deal with unwanted outside pressure.


The Philadelphia Eagles learned the hard way last year: preseason proclamations are better off kept quiet. Public statements guaranteeing specific win totals and milestones are almost always embellished by the media, and the team responsible for the statement is expected to live up to their self-imposed standards. Approximately one year ago, after a lockout-shortened NFL free agency period, newly acquired backup quarterback Vince Young used a training camp press conference to announce the birth of a new nickname for his new team. ?Dream Team,? Young remarked, in an attempt to label the Eagles? star-studded roster following several high-profile free agent acquisitions that offseason, notably cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive linemen Cullen Jenkins and Jason Babin and running back Ronnie Brown. As Philadelphia stumbled out to a 1-4 start last, the ?dream team? moniker increasingly symbolized the team?s arrogance, unmet expectations and mounting pressure while motivating opponents with less-heralded rosters and free agent signing histories. The Eagles would finish 8-8 and miss the playoffs.

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It's looking more and more likely that the Eagles will be without Michael Vick this Sunday night; according to Eagles beat writer Nick Fierro, Vick can "barely walk." Despite offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg saying he is optimistic that Vick will play, the fragile lefty has not yet been able to practice. It would be a surprise if former?Tennessee Titan Vince Young did not get the start in Vick's place.

The injury news is a little better in Prince Amukamara's case: according to Mike Garafolo, the first round pick has finally gotten clearance to practice fully. Coach Tom Coughlin said it's "time to prove he can assimilate himself to [the] defense."?It would be a big boost to the Giants' banged up defense if Amukamara can finally make his long-awaited NFL debut this Sunday night.

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According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Redskins are considered the favorite to land Vince Young this offseason.

Redskins beat writer Rich Tandler chimes in, saying that this is?not the first he's heard of Young to the Skins.

Young owns a solid INT:TD ratio of 20:10 over the past two seasons, including 10:3 last season, with a QB rating of 98.6. ?The big issue with him as always been accuracy, as he's only had one full season with a completion percentage over 60.

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Giants DC Perry Fewell interviewed for the vacant Tennessee Titans' head coaching position yesterday. He is one of four candidates being considered for the job left open by the departure of Jeff Fisher, who left the Titans last week after a 16-year run.

Tennessee also interviewed Falcons' OC Mike Mularkey yesterday and have previously spoken with two internal candidates: OC Mike Heimerdinger and OL coach Mike Munchak.

as per John Glennon of The Tennesssean.....

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When the Titans come to town tomorrow, Vince Young will be under center as Tennessee's starting quarterback. After he was benched last week, however, and given what's taken place with quarterbacks around the league so far this season, Kerry Collins may get?a shot at some point during Sunday's game. Basically, if Young plays well he stays in. If not, don't be surprised if Jeff Fisher goes to Collins just like he did last week in the Titans' 19-11 loss to the Steelers. This despite the fact that Fisher said this week that Young is, and will continue to be, the starting quarterback.

Young had two interceptions and a fumble in the loss last week, and he was benched for the fourth quarter. Immediately after lifting Young, Fisher said he did it to jump-start his team, and that there's no quarterback controversy in Tennessee. We've heard that before, however. Andy Reid said the same thing one day about Kevin Kolb. The next day, Michael Vick was the Eagles' starter.

Young was Collins' backup last year when the Titans started 0-6. The Titans are 1-1 as they head into East Rutherford. Young will have to play well or else Collins will get the chance to?reintroduce himself to Giants' fans.

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1. Chris Johnson

No shock here. ?CJ2K is the most dynamic running back in the league; an 80 yard play waiting to happen. ?Although it is tough, he can be stopped...just ask the Steelers. ?Pittsburgh set out to stop him (easier said than done), and limited him to just 34 yards on 16 carries. ?The Giants won't be able to replicate that performance, but if they can hold him to 100 yards, I'll consider it a victory.

2. Vince Young

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