The Philadelphia Eagles are playing the NFL season opener right now against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. That’s the home of the Eagles, and that meant Thursday is a very special night for the franchise and the city of Philadlephia.
The Eagles unveiled their first Super Bowl championship banner in franchise history before the game:
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) September 7, 2018
Well, it didn’t take long for Philadelphia fans to be unhappy and start booing, because it’s what they do. The crowd wasn’t happy with the Eagles’ first-half performance, which resulted in Philadelphia being down 6-3 at halftime. And choosing to kneel down on the final play especially made Eagles fans unhappy.
S0, yes- on the night of the team unveiling their first championship banner in team history, and a night the team is without starting quarterback Carson Wentz (for likely a few more weeks), the team was booed after just one half of play. Sheesh:
Eagles fans have enjoyed the third quarter, at least. Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson dialed up some razzle dazzle action with this Nelson Agholor pass to Nick Foles. Typically it’s the other way around. But here’s the Philly Special 2.0:
And then Jay Ajayi finished off the drive with the first touchdown of the 2018 NFL season: