In the NFL – It’s the Law of the Yukon

The Law of the Yukon is survival of the fittest and The Law of the NFL is The Law of the Yukon.

Couple of years ago, when McNabb went down with an injury, as he often does, Jimmy — my-hair-never-moves — Johnson stated unequivocally, the Philadelphia Eagles won’t make the playoffs. Jeff Garcia then promptly took them to — yeah, that’s right — the playoffs. Couple of weeks ago, after an embarrassing tie with the Bengals, one of the “geniuses” at ESPN declared the Eagles out of the playoff race. Well, guess what — they’re back.

Credit where credit is due; year in and year out, the Eagles stay in the hunt. Maybe not good enough to win it all but, they stay in the hunt. After losing to the Giants a couple of weeks ago and with eleven days to prepare for the rematch, the Eagles made adjustments, committing to the run and — more importantly — adjusting to not needing double-coverage on the suspended Plaxico Burress. For the first time in years, they were able to commit an extra tackler to ‘the box’ and not worry about getting beat deep over the top.

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