ThereÆs an old expression in sports that says, ôitÆs not how you start, but how you finish.ö Over the last month, the Philadelphia Eagles are finishing better than any team in the NFL. Enough so that theyÆve got their own Christmas countdown going: Five weeks of football, four games with comebacks, three wins recorded, two division rivals vanquishedàand an Eagle atop the NFC East. WhatÆs even more amazing is that the catalyst of this all is a man whose legacy in the NFL stems from choking in the final minutes of the biggest game of his career: Donovan McNabb. The seeds of this resurgence were planted roughly 30 days ago, when the Eagles trailed the Chargers by 19 with 1:13 left in the third quarter. Taking advantage of a short field, McNabb led the Birds 54 yards in two minutes and ...
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