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How do NFL players view Eagles fans?

How do NFL players view Eagles fans?

Eagles fans have earned a reputation for their passion and unflinching loyalty. (AP File Photo/Brad C. Bower)
Eagles fans have earned a reputation for their passion and unflinching loyalty. (AP File Photo/Brad C. Bower)

The reputation of Eagles fans generally is they are noted for their passion, their loyalty and their general football acumen.

Sports Illustrated in its weekly SI Players poll asked NFL players which city has the most knowledgeable fans.

The results:

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1. Green Bay, 24 percent

2. Pittsburgh, 14 percent

3. New York, 9 percent

4. Philadelphia, 8 percent

5. Dallas, 7 percent

Washington finished ninth, meaning all four NFC East cities finished in the top 9 in voting by 227 players.

Six markets received no votes: Carolina, Cincnnati, Houston, St. Louis, San Diego and Tampa Bay.

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Kickoff on Tuesday night is officially listed as 8:06 p.m. on NBC.

The NFL will announce the Pro Bowl rosters less than an hour before game time with a special on the NFL Network. Of course, when the date for the announcement was set, there was no game scheduled.

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If you are looking a little bit ahead to a game that will have some meaning for the Eagles against Dallas, the health of Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna remains in question.

Kitna injured an oblique Saturday against Arizona.

“It’s a stomach issue down there and that’s harder to deal with and harder to overcome if he’s trying to overcome pain,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones told ESPNDallas.com. “You can do things with a hip pointer that you can’t do with the other. I would say there’s some work to do … He’s got a real challenge playing.”

The Cowboys signed Chris Greisen to the practice squad to serve as the backup quarterback behind Stephen McGee if Kitna cannot play. McGee would be making his first career start. Greisen spent this season with the Florida Tuskers, of the UFL.

 

 

 


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