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How Much Of A Spark Will Sunday's Win Provide??

                     Brian Dawkins has been through these kinds of seasons before, an up-and-down ride until the Eagles straightened themselves out and went on a tear. It happened in 2003, for example, when the Eagles bumped along until they ripped off nine ... [Click for more](/news/article-1/the-burning-question/86212D0B-0E43-44C1-978A-BD1FC3BD74A9)   

In The Spotlight

Juqua Parker capped off an amazing performance with a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown that helped sealed the win ...

Sirius NFL Radio analyst Ross Tucker points out the challenges that the Eagles face as they try to climb the ladder in the NFC East ...

Hot Shot

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Donovan McNabb is serenaded by the multitude of Eagles fans at Candlestick Park after leading the Eagles to a 40-26 win

3 Questions With...

TE L.J. Smith

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Smith: "I don't know. I'll let you guys do that. Me, personally, I just feel like I wish I had a little more opportunities. I can't really do much with one pass a game. I can't do it. Nobody can do much with one pass a game. I'll let you guys make that observation. You say what you want to say because I'm just going to keep playing and helping my team win."

Smith: "One, I know how the city is. And, two, I'm a professional and if I let it get to me, then that's my fault. I'm not going to sit here and care about everything that everyone says about you. That doesn't mean I don't care. I'm not oblivious and I know what's going on."

Smith: "Maybe a little bit. When your big horse goes down, you have to fill in the gaps."*
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Stat Speak

Here are some statistical notes:

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Before The Bye Week ...With the win in San Francisco, the Eagles improved to 4-6 before the bye week in Andy Reid's tenure. It could potentially be a big win heading into the off weekend, with Reid putting the extra preparation to good use. He's still 9-0 in the first game after the break.

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Explosion ... The Eagles scored 23 points during Sunday's fourth quarter, making it their second-highest quarter total of the season (24 during the second quarter in Dallas). But what really counts is that the fourth quarter alone resurrected a team that had totaled only 38 points after halftime in the previous five weeks combined.

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RB Correll Buckhalter ... Buckhalter set a career-high with 178 yards from scrimmage making his second start of the season for the injured Brian Westbrook. He added a rushing touchdown to his 93 yards on the ground and 85 receiving yards.

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WR Hank Baskett ... Baskett made four catches for 36 yards, including an unusually short two-yard touchdown reception (three of his previous four scores came from over 85 yards). But the biggest stat for him was 1-for-1 - a perfect conversion on the once-thought mythical fade route.

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SS Quintin Mikell ... In making his fourth career interception, it was also the first for Mikell that didn't bail the Eagles out of a really sticky situation - it was the first time his pick didn't come in the Eagles' end zone.

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DE Juqua Parker ...Parker made the most of his first career interception, returning it 55 yards for his first career touchdown. He also picked up a late sack, giving him 4.5 on the year as one of the most surprising Eagles of 2008.

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