According to weather.com, the only thing missing weather-wise will be the snow. It's expected to stop a couple of hours before the Eagles and Giants kick off what is the most-important Eagles game since the 2005 Super Bowl.
We all know what's at stake. I'm not going to spend my time trying drum up any more excitement. Let me just put it into perspective as succinctly as I can. Win and they're headed to Arizona to play for a shot at the Super Bowl. Lose and we're all going to spend the next six months listening to Giants "fans," who follow them for about two weeks every season, chirp at as. It really is a fate worse than death.
- Shawn Andrews - Out
- Dan Klecko - Doubtful
- Jon Runyan - Questionable (but says he'll play no matter what)
- Brian Westbrook - Probable
- Quintin Demps - Probable
- Victor Abiamiri - Probable
- Stewart Bradley - Probable
- Brian Dawkins - Probable
- LJ Smith - Probable
- Kevin Curtis - Probable
- Todd Herremans - Probable
I'll give you one key to the game, and then I'm going to sit back and enjoy the day of football. The Eagles need to force Eli Manning to beat them. Brian Dawkins and Quintin Mikell should both be up near the line of scrimmage if necessary. Since Plaxico Burress shot himself, Eli Manning hasn't thrown for over 200 yards in a game. His completion percentage has dropped to 54%, he's thrown 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Make the Giants throw the ball.
It all gets started at 1pm. If you're watching and you need to vent or celebrate, this is the place to do it.