'Ain’t no stopping the Eagles': Fans look ahead to match up with Saints

Tim Jimenez
January 07, 2019 - 9:54 am
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) greets Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (left) after a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Soldier Field.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Birds beat the Bears in stunning fashion Sunday night to keep their playoff run going. The clank-clank of the Bears' final field goal kick against the goal posts was heard around the Delaware Valley and has Eagles fans buzzing. 

There were plenty of people wearing Eagles green on the move at 30th Street Station on Monday morning.

Bryce, with a green beanie, was in town from Australia.

"We play Aussie rules football and watch a bit of NFL this year, so I’ve liked watching the Eagles," he said. 

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When Bears kicker and former bird Cody Parkey got ready to kick his way into Eagles history, Bryce was one of many fans freaking out.

"It was pretty nerve-wracking, considering the late timeout call after he would have won the game," he said. "Good coaching there. And it was pretty nerve-wracking, but it came off real good."

Butch, a big Eagles fan waiting for a train, said there was no doubt in his mind that Parky was going to miss. 

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"I knew. For some reason, I wasn't worried. I knew," Butch said. "Once Doug called time out, Coach Doug, and frees the guy, I knew. I just knew he was gonna win that game some way.

Maybe it's last year's Superbowl giving that boost of confidence that things can go our way. Now it’s on to New Orleans, and Butch is feeling really good.

“Ain’t no stopping the Eagles," he said. "May as well bring that song back, 'Ain't No Stopping us Now,' because they're going all the way, man."

Liz, from Northeast Philly and wearing a white Eagles hat, said she’ll never forget where she was. She was driving to pick up her husband from the bar and listening to the game on the radio when Merrill Reese gave the great news: The kick was no good.

"I’m, like, screaming in the car," she said. "I had my son in the backseat. He’s freaking out. I scared him half to death. So, I was just like, 'Is this real life? Is this really happening right now?'" 

Liz was actually screaming for two.

"I was afraid I was gonna go into labor early after that ending," she said.

Mom and baby are fine and bracing themselves for the next game.

And if the Eagles shock the world again next week, Butch says that could set up a dream scenario.

"I hope we play the Cowboys, too," he said. "I like to see us beat them.”

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CORRECTION: In a previous version of this stroy, Bryce's name was misspelled.