The Eagles are heading to the NFC title game for the fifth time in 8 years after their victory over the New York Giants and are not planning on stopping there. The Eagles face Arizona next Sunday at 3 p.m. and will open as a three-point favorite, according to Daily News handicapper Vegas Vic.
“I’m glad to be here. I want to keep going and this football team wants to keep going and this football team is going to work our tail off to do that,” coach Andy Reid said in his postgame news conference.
Other thoughts from Reid:
On the defense and coordinator Jim Johnson: "People say I like to throw the ball and do all that stuff, but you know you win games on defense in the National Football League. If you don’t play good defense, you’re going to struggle. I've got the best defensive coordinator in the National Football League ... Him being almost a 100 years old, he's kept everthing fresh. He was up in the box today, with his back aching a little bit. Coach Paterno was a good example."
On whether the Eagles' defense is the best in the league: “I’ll put them up against anybody.”