Sometimes the games seem far less important and this is certainly one of those times.

Jamaal Jackson, for the second straight game, will be playing with a heavy heart today after attending the funeral of his older brother Kamar, a father of four who was killed instantly in South Florida by a driver who was later charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.

A South Florida television station had details of the gruesome hit-and-run accident.

Teammates Todd Herremans and Tra Thomas reportedly attended the funeral yesterday. Kamar Jackson was killed Sunday night, so Jamaal, the Eagles' starting center, knew about his brother's death when he played Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Jamaal, 28, grew up in Miami, but went to college at Delaware State. His brother was 29.

Regardless of what happens today, you have to admire Jamaal Jackson just for being able to play the game.

PREDICTION: Eagles 20, Steelers 17.