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Eagles Arrive Ready, Focused On Ravens

BALTIMORE --Head coach Andy Reid issued a challenge to his team this week.

When asked on Wednesday at his press conference whether he would make any lineup changes, he responded, "We'll see how things work out here."

We'll have to wait until Sunday's battle with the Baltimore Ravens to see whether Reid makes any changes to the starting lineup or switches in the middle of the game, but the players heard the message loud and clear.

"I think we responded well," linebacker Omar Gaither said as the team arrived at their hotel Saturday. "Practice went well. We practiced hard with a good tempo. We just have to make sure that carries over to the field tomorrow."

Strong safety Quintin Mikell said that it wasn't just Reid, but it was other players who stepped up to inspire the Eagles after last week's tie against the Bengals.

"I think we had a good week of practice and I think guys came ready to work this week," Mikell said. "It wasn't only Coach Reid, some of the other guys stood up and said some things. I think everything that was said was important and that's definitely going to help this week."

This isn't a time when the Eagles can sit around licking their wounds. The Eagles are only a 1/2 game out of a playoff spot and the Ravens control their own postseason destiny with a 6-4 record.

"I just think we have to come out with confidence," Mikell said. "Come out and just know we're going to play well and not worry about so many outside things. I think we're focused. We had a good week of practice. We just have to come out and execute." Photo Gallery : Eagles Arrive In Baltimore: Nov. 22

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