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  1. CHIP72

    Relooking 1991 vs Dallas

    That's my recollection as well. IIRC, the Cowboys had a long punt return for a touchdown by Kelvin Martin that put them ahead for good in the 4th quarter. As for the quarterbacks, Jeff Kemp was under center for the Eagles by that point in the season, replacing the injured for the year starter Randall Cunningham and perpetually injured backup Jim McMahon. Kemp was near the end of his career and mediocre, but was at least serviceable, unlike "never was" Brad Goebel (who was a rookie free agent in 1991) and "has been" Pat Ryan (who was a solid backup QB for the Jets for many years, but had been out of the NFL since 1989 when the Eagles signed him).
  2. To be honest, many fans on here could have told you about the non-injury related, game attendance logistics. Seats very low behind the sideline are terrible at every football game because you lack depth perception and angles to actually see plays develop. If you have to sit on the sideline, sitting on the Eagles (west) sideline is a little better because you at least are close to the players and see what they are doing on the sideline (and can yell at and mock Howard Eskin too 😁), though on that sideline you also have to worry about the roving TV camera stand set up behind the player benches blocking your view from time to time if you are between the 20 yard lines. I have a friend who is a season ticket holder who I sometimes go with to Eagles games, and his seats are in the 4th row on the Eagles' sideline at about the 30 yard line towards the north/TV left end of the field. I genuinely dislike those seats (and primarily am willing to sit there because my friend gives me a good price and I get to spend some time with him), and much prefer to sit higher in the stadium, at the very least near the back of the lower level. If you don't want to pay extra for club level seats, the first 3-4 rows of the upper deck, which are physically separated from the rest of the seats in the upper deck, are secretly good seats. I'll add that end zone seats, or at least club/upper deck end zone seats, in some ways are better than sideline seats IMO, because you can see plays develop better from behind or in front of the play. (Think about articles you've read that contain embedded videos analyzing plays; they always use an end zone view when examining formations.) As far as parking, depending on where you are coming from/going to after the game, if you are willing to walk (and I realize you were injured when you attended the 2018 Vikings game, so what I'm about to say wouldn't have applied in that case), parking in the lot over near the NovaCare complex west of Broad Street is a good spot, especially if you are heading south (I-95) or west (I-476/Blue Route via I-95 or I-76/Schuylkill Expressway) or even east (Schuylkill Expressway and Walt Whitman Bridge). You can get in and out of the parking lot easily, and heading west on Pattison allows you easy access to the Platt Bridge (to I-95 South), 20th Street (Schuylkill Expressway eastbound), and 26th Street (Schuylkill Expressway westbound). The general rule of thumb is the closer you park to the stadium, the harder it is to get out of the parking lot after a game. Incidentally, I concur that using transit is a good option; many times when I attend games at stadium complex (Eagles, Phillies, Temple football, 76ers), especially with Eagles games or when I take a day trip to Philadelphia and a game is part of the day trip, I use Amtrak between DC and Philadelphia and SEPTA between 30th Street Station and Broad/Pattison on the Broad Street Line. P.S.1 If you ever attend non-Eagles day games at the stadium complex (primarily Phillies Sunday games, some 76ers or Flyers Saturday games, or many Temple football games) and are willing to walk, you can almost always park for free during day games at FDR Park, the community park south of Pattison Avenue and west of Broad Street across from the stadium complex. Parking is only charged there when crowds of over 50,000 people are anticipated at the stadium complex, and the gates for the park close at 9 PM (summer) or 6 PM (winter) depending on the month. If you do park over there, just make sure you don't park in the lot for the private golf course that is also located there. (If you enter FDR Park from 20th Street, the golf course lot is on the right, while the FDR Park lots are on the left and straight ahead.) I pretty much always park there for Sunday afternoon Phillies games. P.S.2 Most NFL teams actually have an on-site pre-game show at the stadium. With the Eagles, it is always on the north side of the stadium outside the Headhouse Plaza. At the Meadowlands, it is on the southeast side of the stadium near where the Meadowlands train lets passengers off. At FedEx Field, it is on the east side of the stadium near one of the access roads from the DC Beltway/I-495. (I don't know where it is in Baltimore or the other couple of NFL stadiums where I've seen Eagles games.)
  3. CHIP72

    Was Super Bowl LIII Fixed?

    Even though it needed fixing, it definitely was not - the Rams' offense looked broken to me in that game. 😉
  4. CHIP72

    Super Bowl LIII: Rams vs Patriots.

    Steve Van Buren ran for 196 yards in the next (1949) NFL Championship Game against the Rams, which was an NFL championship game record for 38 years.
  5. CHIP72

    Super Bowl LIII: Rams vs Patriots.

    The Rams offense hasn't shown up, but independent of that there has been some very good defense played by both teams in this game.
  6. CHIP72

    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    You’ve never seen fumbles on kickoffs or punts, or punts downed inside the 10 yard line that give a defensive team a chance at a safety or good field position on the next possession if they get a stop? By eliminating the opening overtime kickoff and all punts, field position considerations are taken out of the equation.
  7. CHIP72

    Hey Alvin!

    It would not because Peyton Manning was a better player than Drew Brees. Just because both Manning and Brees will both deservedly be Hall of Famers in the future does not mean they are equivalent. It would be like saying Dirk Nowitzki is overrated because he isn't LeBron James, or that Charles Barkley was overrated because he wasn't Michael Jordan. A guy can be a surefire, no doubt about it Hall of Famer and still be clearly inferior to an even better Hall of Famer.
  8. CHIP72

    NFC Championship: Rams @ Saints.

    The Saints' failure this past Sunday and the reaction of their fans, who should be noted live in the Stupid South, makes me smile. The no clear recovery call against the Cowboys was absolutely ridiculous, but the Eagles lost that game because they were badly outplayed and outgained yardage-wise by a 2 to 1 margin, not because of that bad call.
  9. CHIP72

    Hey Alvin!

    Peyton Manning was a better QB than Drew Brees. IMO, no QB accomplished more team-wise with a relatively weak team than Peyton Manning.
  10. CHIP72

    Hey Alvin!

    I’ll defend Brees on this - it is hard to make the Super Bowl if your defense isn’t very good. Having said the above, Brees made some poor throws coming down the stretch against the Rams that weren’t fully reflected in the game statistics.
  11. CHIP72

    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    The team that loses the coin toss can also make a play on defense or special teams that allows them to win the game, as was the case with the Rams in this season’s NFC Championship Game.
  12. CHIP72

    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    College football’s overtime largely removes special teams play from the game, something I think is a bad thing.
  13. CHIP72

    NFC Championship: Rams @ Saints.

    If Robey-Coleman plays the ball, not only does he possibly make the pick, he also possibly returns the interception for a touchdown. It was a bad throw (or more accurately, a bad decision) by Brees.
  14. CHIP72

    AFC Championship: Patriots @ Chiefs.

    Nice to see the conference championship game version of Andy Reid that we know so well showed up today.
  15. CHIP72

    Hey Alvin!

    Kamara can go hang out with Simon and Theodore for the next few months.