The Eagles will likely play their final game at Giants Stadium tomorrow.
The 33-year-old home to the Giants and Jets will cease to exist sometime next year, making way for the new billion-dollar stadium being built next door at the Meadowlands.
While the Eagles have had some great moments in North Jersey - the Herm Edwards and Brian Westbrook miracles to name two - coach Andy Reid said there is one aspect of the stadium he won't lament when the wrecking ball commences.
"I'm not going to be sad to see - hopefully, they move the seat - the guy that when I come out of the tunnel talks to me about how many salad bars I need to visit," Reid said. "I won't miss that part."
Despite tomorrow's outcome, the Eagles will walk away from Giants Stadium winners in one regard. They hold a 19-16 mark on the road against New York. Reid is 6-6, having won both in the regular-season and playoffs last season.
There's another Eagle who won't likely shed a tear when the stadium comes tumbling down. Kicker David Akers has struggled in the past with the unpredictable winds generated inside Giants Stadium. He's connected on only 11 of 20 field-goal attempts when facing the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
Akers was conspicuously absent much of this week when the media were granted access to the Eagles' locker room.
As of yesterday evening, the forecast wasn't calling for high winds, but game-time temperatures were expected to be in the mid-30s with a chance of light rain.
"Those are the things that can cause you problems in the kicking game," Eagles special-teams coordinator Ted Daisher said. "Fortunately, we have an experienced kicker in David, and [punter] Sav Rocca has gotten better working in the wind."
The Eagles also practiced indoors Thursday and yesterday to simulate Giants Stadium's crowd noise.
Brown a Pro Bowler?
There's a groundswell growing in support of Sheldon Brown's first Pro Bowl candidacy.
The Eagles cornerback has never reached one in his seven previous seasons in the NFL, although some believe he has been as deserving as the cornerbacks who often get in because of their interception totals.
Brown never had more than four interceptions in a season before this year. He has five, two behind teammate Asante Samuel. Samuel, who has the most picks in the NFL since 2006, has been invited to the last two Pro Bowls.
Naturally, Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said earlier this week that both his starting cornerbacks would get his vote if he had one. Brown, who hasn't missed a game in his career and who has played with a hamstring strain the last month, isn't on the campaign trail.
"Yeah, the numbers are there, but I think I've had better seasons," Brown said.
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who has been limited at practice all week with an ankle sprain, is listed as probable. Safety Michael Johnson is questionable with a groin injury, but he told New York reporters he's playing. . . . Eagles quarterback Michael Vick provided a new twist as to why he came to the Eagles. "The ultimate goal is to get Donovan McNabb that Super Bowl ring," he said.