The NFL playoffs continue this weekend. They start tomorrow afternoon (Saturday), with my favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Atlanta Falcons at 4:30. I've been an Eagle fan all my life, and I've learned in the past not to get my hopes up. I've seen them lose two Super Bowls in my lifetime. Earlier this season, even when the Eagles had the best record in the league, I would not allow myself to get too excited about the playoffs. Then the thing we feared most as Eagle fans happened, Quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL and was ruled out for the season.

Now I'm not saying the Eagles can't win it all, but to do so, they are going to need every player on the team to step up and contribute, and they may need some luck too. If they win great, if they don't, I won't be too upset because my expectations are not that high.

Other backup quarterbacks have led their teams to Super Bowl victories. I remembered four or five off the top of my head, but according to the Daily News, nine back up Q.B.'s have led their teams to the Lombardi Trophy, including; Doug Williams with the Redskins, Jeff Hostetler with the Giants, Kurt Warner with the Rams, and even Tom Brady, who replaced Drew Bledsoe after an injury. A backup Quarterback named Jim Plunkett, lead the underdog Raiders, past My Eagles in Super Bowl 15.

So can the Eagles win? Yes! Will they? I'm not holding my breath, but I will be crossing my fingers. Go Eagles!


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