Birds fans can finally exhale now that the Eagles are officially going to the playoffs.
The Eagles will host the Seattle Seahawks at 4:40 p.m. on Sunday in a wild-card game at Lincoln Financial Field thanks to their 34-17 win over the New York Giants.
Tickets will go on sale Monday at noon, the team announced Sunday night. Tickets will be available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. They will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a four-ticket limit per household.
According to an Eagles ticket sales representative, season-ticket holders had the opportunity to purchase tickets for the wild-card game Sunday night. Some season-ticket holders elected at the beginning of the year to automatically purchase tickets for the playoffs.
Last season, the Eagles did not host a playoff game (they traveled to Chicago as one of the NFC’s two wild-card teams). In 2018, tickets to the Eagles’ divisional-round game against the Atlanta Falcons went on sale at 10 a.m. on the Tuesday prior to the wild-card round, and sold out within minutes. The Eagles are 6-3 at the Linc during the playoffs, according to Pro Football Reference.
This will be the first playoff start for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who missed the past two postseason runs due to injuries. There’s been a lot of ink devoted to Wentz being stuck in the shadow of Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, so this will be the young quarterback’s chance to emerge.
“He has taken the prevailing narrative about his four seasons with the Eagles — that he’s not quite clutch enough, at least compared to Nick Foles — and wadded it up into a ball and chucked it into the trash can,” my colleague Mike Sielski wrote following the Eagles’ win over the Cowboys in Week 16.