Monday, January 17, 2005

It All Comes Down To This

So, here we are a year later, a little older, a little wiser, and the Eagles are hosting yet another NFC Championship game. All the criticisms about resting players and whatever were answered yesterday in a neat 27-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
But, as many questions as they've answered, the Eagles still have more left to prove. The Atlanta Falcons seem, to me at least, to be exactly the kind of team that has flummoxed the Eagles in the NFC Championship game the past two years. Great Defense and a good offense. Add in the unpredictability of Michael Vick and you can probably imagine a lot of Philadelphians sleeping uneasily this week.
Still, as everybody says this Eagles team is fundamentally more balanced and a decidedly better team than any previous year. Like with any sport, it's ultimately the players who decide the outcome, not stats, not history, not expert analysis. That's why these games are played after all.
For myself, I'll try not to think about the game, get some good sleep, and then when Sunday rolls around I'll be a nervous wreck all 3 hours of game time. And we'll see what happens from there.


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