fans either love or hate their team and its famed players. Taking down the Superbowl against the Patriots
will put them on blast as Philly's most prized possession.
Date: February 4, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET.
Place: U.S. Bank Stadium, MN
Yet, at the start of the pre-season, their 24 to 9 loss against the Packers had fans balking. It's a stark contrast from the current great chance for the Eagles to take home Superbowl rings. Right now, the Eagles odds to win might not put them as the favorite -- but they're only a slight underdog, with spreads favoring the Patriots by only 5 to 6 points.
No doubt, fans of the Philadelphia
Eagles are fickle -- but, it goes both ways, any solid performance for any amount of time is duly noted by fans. Proof of this comes from their nine-game winning streak, plus their NFC conference championship win.
Needless to say, their followers are emotional ones. A part of that might be the closeness between the Lincoln Financial Field stadium and the demolished site of Veterans Stadium. Back in 2002, the team finished their final NFC title game to the Buccaneers
. After their 27 to 10 loss, it was bye-bye Veterans Stadium. Ever since then, football moments in Philly have been nervewracking. The team lost two NFC championship games after transitioning to Lincoln Financial Field. But, this year, everything was different as they blew out the defense-heavy Minnesota Vikings and took down a 38 to 7 win.
Eagles fans all over the city are coming out in large numbers. Just at one restaurant, a table with a dozen customers featured five Westbrook jersey-toting Eagles fanatics. Some fans -- like Dawn Barrett and her father Lee -- have held Eagles tickets for well over 30 years.
The Eagles have mustered up a lot of energy from their crowds as of late. Their 13 and 3 season finish put them in the top four teams -- along with the Patriots, Steelers
, and Vikings, whom all shared the second season record. Interestingly, the Patriots struggled and barely managed an upset win in a poor game versus the Jaguars
to reach the Superbowl. The Jaguars were 10 and 6 in the regular season; meanwhile, the Eagles destroyed the Vikings 38 to 7 and made a huge stride toward the NFL playoff finals.
For a team with a following that gets awe-struck at every win and feels down about every loss, the dominance in the 2018 NFL playoffs was unexpected. They entered the playoffs with a 6 to 0 loss against the Dallas Cowboys, a team with a 9 and 7 record in the NFC East division. They then went on to narrowly defeat the Atlanta Falcons in the division finals with a 15 to 10 score. But, all that was pushed aside the moment they crushed the Vikings -- the league's best defensive team currently.
The Eagles made it to the Superbowl folks, after defeating the Vikings whom already appeared there four times without taking a victory. Now, they must face the New England
Patriots -- the very team that defeated them in the 2005 NFL Superbowl. The Eagles have never won the big game, either, with their 1981 loss to the Oakland Raiders
being their only other appearance.
It is make-or-break time in Philly. All bets are off... But, for Philly fans, all the dice are on the table right now. It's too late to give up hope in a team that has constantly pushed its crowds to the limits. With the rise to success this organization has seen, and their history with the Patriots (the mega team every NFL city loves to hate), Eagles fans are certainly praying for an upset on Superbowl weekend.
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