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Replay: Patriots Unfiltered Thu May 23 - 02:00 PM | Tue May 28 - 11:55 AM News Blitz - 11/20/2007

McNabb is hurt, but will he play against the Pats, as New England looks to clinch a playoff spot this weekend? Plus, a milestone day for The Hall at Patriot Place. Details in Tuesday's News Blitz.

Eagles QB Donovan McNabb was knocked out of this past Sunday's game versus Miami with a high ankle sprain. But he may be available when Philly comes to Gillette Stadium this long holiday weekend.

"He's won a lot of games," Patriots head Coach Bill Belichick said MOnday of McNabb. "That's a quarterback's main job, is to win games, and he's won a lot of them through the years in a lot of different ways — managing the team, throwing the ball, running it, scrambling, using his other weapons on the field, be they receivers, tight ends, backs. A big part of a quarterback's job is to make the offense go."

The Philadelphia Inquirer added that McNabb also has a thumb issue that could prevent him from playing.

"I'm as worried about the thumb as I am about the ankle, maybe a little bit more because that's what he's gripping the football with," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said about McNabb's injuries.

"Both of them are day-to-day situations. I've been around him long enough to know when he's ready to go and when he's not. So, I'll get a feel as time goes on here and see how he does."

Meantime, back here in Foxborough, Patriots owner Robert Kraft hosted a topping-off ceremony for The Hall at Patriot Place, New England's future hall of fame for all things football in our part of the country.

"We are going to get the chance to display the history of these guys on really a first class scale that they never got while they were playing. We are also going to celebrate the present and the future to come."


New England's injury-riddled running back situation is the subject of a Boston Globe piece today.

It's time to start talking seriously about the playoffs, with New England just one win away from clinching a berth.

For an Eagles-eye perspective on the match-up with New England, check out today's feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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