ON THE FACT THE OFFENSE HAS SCORED TWO OR FEWER TDS IN NINE OF DONOVAN McNABB'S 11 STARTS, BUT SCORED SEVEN IN A.J. FEELEY'S TWO STARTS:

What he said: "It's just the way it's worked out. You can play it a couple of different ways. I'm not going to get into comparing the two."

What he meant: "You forgot to mention that A.J. also helped the other guys score seven touchdowns."

ON WHY McNABB SEEMS TO BE ABNORMALLY CAUTIOUS ABOUT THROWING THE FOOTBALL:

What he said: "I wouldn't say he's abnormally cautious. I look at it the other way and say he's being smart with the football."

What he meant: "You say tomAto, I say tomOto."

ON THE PLAY OF YOUR DEFENSE SUNDAY:

What he said: "I thought our defensive line played with great energy and aggressiveness. Our safeties were all over the place. I thought they played very well."

What he meant: "Our corners stunk."

ON THE EAGLES' REMOTE PLAYOFF CHANCES:

What he said: "One of the great things about this is we're still within striking distance with three games left. As we all know, anything's possible in the National Football League."

What he meant: "It ain't over 'til the fat coach sings."

ON WHY LEFT GUARD TODD HERREMANS WAS HELD OUT OF THE FIRST OFFENSIVE SERIES:

What he said: "It's in-house business I needed to take care of."

What he meant: "He said something bad about Donovan. I couldn't let that go unpunished."

ON WHETHER IT'S A TOUGH SELL TO CONVINCE HIS PLAYERS THEY'RE STILL IN THE PLAYOFF HUNT:

What he said: "I don't think that I have a roomful of guys that would hang their heads. This seems like a group that plays very hard and very aggressive." .

What he meant: "Except for Chris Gocong, we don't have many math wizards in that locker room. If we're 5-10 and I tell them we still have a chance to make the playoffs, most of them would probably buy it."