Published: Fri, February 16, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Eagles Insider: Home sweet home in the City of Champions

Eagles Insider: Home sweet home in the City of Champions

I hated those Reds teams.

Generally, when the Patriots are accused of doing something illegal it becomes a massive national story that doesn't die with calls of win and to have their title stripped from them. The Patriots, however, were once again held back by the Eagles defense and were forced to attempt another field goal, this time by twice the distance. Five-time champion Tom Brady racked up 505 yards in the air.

And here we thought New England Patriots fans would spend the offseason complaining about Corey Clement's catch/no catch in the Super Bowl.

Foles, who was the Super Bowl MVP, said there was one exact moment at the Chiefs camp in St. Joseph, Mo., when his attitude about football changed.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins closed the ceremony by saying it's not the doubt of others that decided how the Eagles played, it was the their response to it that unified the entire Eagles franchise and allowed them to win. In a lot of places, if a team is not playing well, the fans aren't going to show up.

But I was in no position to complain.

But the Eagles would be entrusting untested backup Nate Sudfeld behind Wentz, who must now prove his history of injuries dating to North Dakota State is more happenstance than physical flaw. I caught up with friends during the week and reflected about past games, in addition to speculating about possible game scenarios.

Here are some players to note as he goes about that. "I can get a quick answer and an accurate answer", Pederson said on the podcast "NFL: Game Theory and Money".

As my plane landed in Minnesota, the feeling of going to the Super Bowl felt surreal. Really? Jim Plunkett? And how did Rod Martin grab three interceptions?

Talerman understands what I went through that night rooting for the Pats in a room full of Eagles fans. Wentz had the Eagles on cruise control during the season before he got hurt. "And even a little bit beyond two".

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With 2:21 remaining in the fourth quarter, the stars aligned for another miraculous Brady fourth-quarter drive that has made it impossible to ever count the Patriots out of a game.

"The fans had a big part in this".

"There isn't another fan base like this in the National Football League", safety Malcolm Jenkins said. They certainly earned this one.

Like Talerman, I am happy for each of my friends that are Eagles fans.

Alshon Jeffery was re-signed to a big money contract by the Eagles, and with a lot of money tied up elsewhere, it would be awesome to see Matthews return to Philadelphia where he was very successful before, catching 225 passes with 19 touchdowns in three seasons.

The Philadelphia Eagles score their second touchdown of the game.

I know my mom doesn't have a strong rooting interest in sports - unless you're talking about Bobby Orr and the 1970's Boston Bruins or any of Brooks' or Kendall's teams - but she will watch on TV periodically if she's channel-surfing.

Having 10,000 volunteers to help visitors with directions and any other situation that may have occurred provided another opportunity for out of towners to experience the hospitality that we take for granted.

As Brady's last-second Hail Mary fell incomplete, I was glad that I could share it with Leslie and Kendall, who had returned home during the second half.

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