Sunday, October 23, 2005

Pre-game Observations: Eagles vs. Chargers

Observation #1

The field at Lincoln Financial Field looks surprisingly dry, especially after all the rain we've received the last two days. Yes, we know they have tarps and the such to protect the grass, but between the 40 and 20-yard lines on the south side of the field, there's a patch of brown grass/dirt. Hasn't the field been unused for the last four weeks? Oh right, Temple played Miami here. No wonder one side of the field was worn out.

Observation #2

Will the nippy air and windy forecast play havoc with the Southern California Chargers? Most would say a 57-degree, sunny skies gametime temperature is perfect football weather. Do the Bolts feel that way?

Observation #3

There's a tinge of pink mixed in with the usual swarm of green in the stands at the Linc today. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Eagles, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, have set the goal of selling 12,000 pink hats and ties this month, with all proceeds being donated to help tackle breast cancer.

Observation #4

Maybe it's seeing McNabb during pre-game warm-ups with an added spring in his step, but the pick here is Eagles 30, Chargers 21. The Eagles will go 7-0 after the bye week during the Andy Reid era and set in motion their climb back atop the NFC perch.

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