The eagles now have their hard-fought 26-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in last Sunday's NFC Wild Card Playoffs.
They improved to 7-0 in their initial postseason game of a season under longtime head coach Andy Reid with this the team evolved into more impressive lineup feared not to meet in the opening round of this year's playoffs. Also recent history supports that suggestion as well.
Philadelphia's enviable experience in such situation seemed to play a role in the team's advancement, as Reid's troops withstood a strong challenge from a determined Minnesota squad playing in its home den and broke open a close contest with a number of big plays at opportune times.
The Eagles also received some significant contributions on special teams during Sunday's win, with the most notable one coming from wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The flashy rookie returned a punt 62 yards deep into Minnesota territory to set up the game's first points, a 43-yard field goal from kicker David Akers.
The Eagles return to the site of one of their most important victories of 2008 this Sunday to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Giants, the top seed in the NFC pool.