By Stan “The Grand Imperial Poobah” Hochman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — (Editor’s Note) Stan Hochman, a Daily News sports columnist for 55 years, has been appearing on 94WIP’s morning show for over a year now, settling disputes (and starting new ones) as the “Grand Imperial Poobah.” He brings that persona to on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we welcome input on which issues you want the Poobah to take a good, hard look at. Send requests and ideas for The Poobah to 

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Without further ado, here’s The Poobah.

Phil E. Phan: The Eagles looked over-matched in Green Bay. Playoffs? Should we stop dreaming about playoffs and face the reality of a shattered season?



Poobah: The Eagles are not as good as they looked against Carolina and are not as awful as they looked against Green Bay. The weak defensive secondary was exposed by Aaron Rodgers (oops, he just completed another one over Bradley Fletcher) partly because the defensive line couldn’t get to Rodgers and his tall, talented receivers had time to get free.

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The Eagles should win enough games to make the playoffs, starting with the Tennesee game. Chip Kelly has to keep Mark Sanchez under 26 passes because each additional pass increases the odds for an interception or a turnover. They’ve got to get the run game going during that Bermuda Triangle of Dallas-Seattle-Dallas tests. Win 12 and you’re in with a grin. Win only 10 and you’re on the bubble. They control their own destiny and that’s a good thing, but Sanchez has to be a whole lot better than he showed on Sunday.



You can hear Stan “The Grand Imperial Poobah” Hochman on the 94WIP Morning Show every Thursday at 7:20am E.T. Send the Philadelphia sports issues you want The Poobah to tackle to


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