The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
REID, EAGLES START OFF ON RIGHT NOTE
With expectations entering the season already sky high for the
The Eagles, who won the
The Eagles, seeking their first championship since 1960, have been dubbed the "Dream Team" by some and regarded as one of the top contenders vying for the Super Bowl by the national media.
Philadelphia Eagles Coach
"The reality is we get out here and work," Reid told Yahoosports.com. "I don't get caught up in labels. The [Dream Team] started with Vince kind of saying it in jest, and people ran with it. But nothing's changed."
Philadelphia will next travel to meet the
JACKSON, RAIDERS LOOK TO SHORE THINGS UP
The Raiders sputtered on offense, getting inside Arizona's 25-yard line three times before having to settle for three field goals by kicker
Arizona reserve quarterback
"There are 31 other teams with the same issues," Jackson told the Associated Press. "I'm not going to make an excuse. What we have to do is find a better way to address these issues. That's my job. I'll get those addressed."
Oakland will next travel to face the
BARDEN STILL RECOVERING FROM INJURY
Former Flintridge Prep and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo wide receiver Ramses Barden didn't play in the
Barden, who was drafted by the Giants in the third round in 2009, is still on the team's physically unable to perform list because of an ankle injury.