Maclin, Eagles Drop Ball in Atlanta

Plus: Catholic school teachers reach a tentative agreement, a deadly carjacking in Atlantic City, drug dealers getting robbed at Temple and Drexel, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Maclin, Eagles Drop the Ball in Atlanta. The Eagles lost a tight one last night in Michael Vick’s return to Atlanta as the Falcons won a 35-31 shootout. Michael Vick left the game with a concussion, and the Birds were in position to win behind Mike Kafka’s 7-9 for 72 yards passing performance, but were halted when Jeremy Maclin dropped a pass on 4th & 4 deep in Falcons territory. The Washington Redskins are now in first place in the NFC East. Yes, really. [The 700 Level]

Catholic School Teachers and Archdiocese Reach Tentative Agreement. The city’s Catholic high schools could re-open as early as Tuesday now that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Association of Catholic School Teachers, local 1776 have reached a tentative agreement for new contracts. [CBS 3]

Deadly Carjacking at Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal. One man is dead and a woman is wounded after an apparent attempted carjacking in the parking garage of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City yesterday. [CBS 3]

Starving Dogs Found in North Philly Trash. Police were at a home on the 2600 block of North 23rd Street to deliver a warrant related to an assault charge when they discovered two pit bulls in a pile of trash outside a home. The dogs were alive, but emaciated. The PSPCA is in the process of procuring a warrant to remove the dogs. [6 ABC]

Police Say Temple and Drexel Home-Invasions Linked to Marijuana. Philadelphia police believe that a recent string of home invasions near the Temple and Drexel campuses are linked to the sale and distribution of marijuana. It’s all in the game though, right? [Inquirer]

Phils Shutout by St. Louis. The 2011 National League East Division Champion Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Cardinals 5-0 last night as the offense couldn’t capitalize in key situations and Cole Hamels gave up a pair of home runs. It’s been five consecutive years, and the Scoop still isn’t tired of saying “National League East Division Champion” every time he refers to the Phils. [Phillies]