The Eagles Win! The Eagles Win! The Eagles Win!

Bryn Swartz@eaglescentralSenior Writer IIIJanuary 11, 2009

Is it destiny? Did we really just do this again? Could this really be OUR year?

 

January 11, 2009. We just traveled into East Rutherford, New Jersey and dismantled the Super Bowl champions. The Super Bowl champions. The first No. 1-seeded defending Super Bowl champion to lose in the divisional round. ELIMINATED.

 

The Madden Curse?

 

How bout the Manning Curse?

 

For the second straight week, our offense looked sluggish. Donovan threw two interceptions and cost the Eagles two points by throwing the ball away in the end zone. Brian Westbrook was a non-factor in the first half. Our offensive line looked to be outplayed for the majority of the game.

 

What wins games?

 

Defense!

 

Asante Samuel almost took another interception for a touchdown. Quintin Mikell intercepted Eli Manning late in the fourth quarter. Stewart Bradley made 11 tackles. And the leader of our defense, possibly of our entire team, my favorite athlete of all time, made 10 tackles, leading the Eagles to yet another NFC championship game.

 

Congratulations to the best kicker in the NFL, David Akers—the new NFL record holder for most consecutive field goals made in the postseason

 

Congratulations to the best defensive back in Eagles' history, Brian Dawkins, who will now play in the postseason for the seventh time in his future Hall of Fame career.

 

But most of all, congratulations to the greatest coaching and quarterback combination in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

Andy Reid.

 

Donovan McNabb.

 

We're one game away from the Super Bowl.

 

We're playing with more heart than any team I have ever seen in my life.

 

On the five-year anniversary of “4th-and-26”, we might have a new play.

 

“4th-and-inches.”

 

This is a team of destiny.

 

Fly Eagles fly.

 

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