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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Reading Eli's lips

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

One Eagles player offered an interesting theory on why the defense had so much success against Giants quarterback Eli Manning in Sunday's divisional playoff game. Peter King tracked down Eagles middle linebacker Stewart Bradley on the team bus after the game.

"We had a pretty good idea of his cadence," Bradley said. "When you play a guy three times in a season, you can pick up certain things. The tempo of his voice, how he puts his head up when he's getting ready to snap the ball ... it helped us [Sunday]."

Chris Gocong and Bradley were jumping gaps all over the place, so maybe Manning's cadence did have something to do with that. Very interesting angle.