Howard Eskin Says Peyton Manning Likely to Become a Redskin

Plus: Apparently there was some big football game last night, Archbishop Chaput calls out the Obama administration, a Philly mob hitman releases a book and says he misses cheesesteaks, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Remember When the Eagles Defense Struggled Last Year? Now, think about what every season will be like if they have to play Peyton Manning twice a year. Howard Eskin says that Eli’s older brother is close to agreeing to a deal that will have him playing home games in Washington next year. Great, now we actually have to worry about the Redskins, too. [National Football Post]

Speaking of Mannings … The Giants beat the Pats 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI last night. Eli Manning won the MVP and M.I.A. flipped off America at halftime. [NBC Philadelphia]

Archbishop Chaput Calls Out Obama Administration. He’s not impressed with the President’s decision to require most employers to provide contraceptives and “abortion-inducing drugs” to employees. [Inquirer]

Philly Hitman Misses Cheesesteaks. A new book chronicles the life of the Philadelphia mob’s most famous hitman. John Veasey, who was profiled in Philadelphia magazine, was a trigger man for Philly’s organized crime family until they tried to take him out. He copped a deal, sent his former employers to prison and entered the witness protection program. [FOX 29]

Oh, Hey, the Flyers Lost Again. The Rangers downed the Flyers 5-2 by means of three goals in the game’s final frame. [The 700 Level]

Damn You, Punxsutawney Phil. It might actually feel like winter this week as the temperature is set to drop and Philly might even get some snow. Don’t rush out to hoard bread and milk just yet—it’s supposed to stop overnight Wednesday and will likely only accumulate on non-paved surfaces. [Inquirer]