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Thursday Morning Headlines

Posted Dec 5, 2013

It's an overcast and misty, yet mild, Thursday in Philadelphia, and the Eagles are hard at work preparing for Sunday's crucial showdown against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The final quadrant of a refreshing and exciting 2013 season is now upon us, and it's time to gear up for the stretch run. Keep it here for your morning headlines, Chip Kelly's press conference at 11:40 AM and Eagles Live! immediately after at noon.

Five things to know for today, December 5.

Spadaro: After early struggles, Trent Cole has conquered the challenge of adapting to the 3-4 outside linebacker position.

Didinger: The inseparable duo of Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams, who will serve as the Eagles Honorary Alumni Captains, presented by Santander, on Sunday.

Donnie Jones has been a key asset for the Eagles this season, but his career almost ended in 2005.

Chip Kelly previewed the Lions' most dangerous weapons on both sides of the ball.

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Crunching The Numbers: Eagles continue to surge.

A peek behind the curtain of what Nick Foles is like off the field.

Kelly is mixing in more personnel packages on offense and keeping defenses guessing.

Lane Johnson has continued to improve with each game and is playing his best football of the season.

After two down seasons, the Eagles defense is back among the league leaders in takeaways, and it's no accident.

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