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Eagles 'Expect The Same Craziness Next Weekend'


The video of Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie dancing in the locker room at Lincoln Financial Field to celebrate the Eagles' 15-10 victory over Atlanta has gone viral. At the end of the video, Lurie holds up two fingers in the air and tells the players, "Two more." Two more wins and the Eagles will be Super Bowl champions. First, though, the Eagles need one more triumph at home to secure the team's first trip to the title game since the 2004 season.

Here's what head coach Doug Pederson and the players said about getting the opportunity to play for the NFC Championship next Sunday against either the Saints or the Vikings.

Coach Pederson

"I'll tell you, it is an unbelievable feeling when you're standing on the field. You come out for the game and the stadium is just rocking with fans, and they are loud. They are loud from the opening kickoff to the last whistle and our fans are awesome. It's a tremendous experience for our players, for the City of Philadelphia obviously, and I can't be any happier for the way our crowd came out today and cheered on our guys. We were able to reward them with another opportunity next Sunday. So we're excited about that and expect the same craziness next weekend."

QB Nick Foles

"We have a little bit of time to enjoy this moment and cherish it. Honestly, I can't wait just to go see my family. My daughter was at the game and I know you all know I love my daughter to death, so I cannot wait to go see her. It's crazy to be here, to have an opportunity to play for the conference championship, I can't wait for it."

S Malcolm Jenkins

"You don't get it many times. This is my ninth year in the league and this is only my second time getting to this level, this stage. So we'll enjoy it. We'll get back to work. Focus back on our grind and get ready to compete next week.

"We know defense wins championships. You say it all the time. You hear it. It's cliché but it's true, especially where we are now at home. We knew we needed to stop the run and that team does a great job with those two running backs. For the most part, we did a good job with that. We knew (Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones) was going to rack up some yards and was going to get some catches, but we needed to keep him in front of us. We did that and at the end of the day when the game was on the line, we got the one stop that we needed to win the game. I know everybody is excited. The NFC Championship has to come through Philly. It's a good day for us."

TE Zach Ertz

"It's amazing. It's exactly how everyone described it. We had guys talking to us all week about the feeling of winning the Super Bowl, and the jubilation that we felt after this win was the most excited I think this team has ever been that I've been on. It's the farthest we've ever been as a team since I've been here, and the farthest the Eagles have been since (Brent) Celek's second year in the league. It's been a long time coming. The city deserves it. They were amazing tonight; the crowd was amazing, and it was a lot of fun today."

C Jason Kelce

"I'm just happy to get the first playoff win of my career. I've been here for seven years and this is the first one. That kind of shows how hard it is to win in this league. It's been an outstanding season and we're fired up to keep this thing going, but I'm going to enjoy this one at least for tonight."

DT Fletcher Cox

"It feels good. Today was a good day for us and we battled until the end. We knew the game was going to take 60 minutes to get it done. As a team, we came out and got it done."

WR Alshon Jeffery

"It's a great feeling. We just have to enjoy this moment. Next week, next Sunday, is a bigger stage but at the same time, we're going to enjoy this and just keep working."

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, 15-10, at Lincoln Financial Field.

RB Jay Ajayi

"It's exciting. One game closer to that dream that we all have of playing in the Super Bowl. At the end of the day, whatever it takes, find a way to win. And we did that tonight."

WR Nelson Agholor

"I am excited to have another opportunity to play this game. We fought very hard for another opportunity to play this wonderful game and to keep our careers going for a lot of people, so that is what it is."

DE Chris Long

"We're taking it one week at a time. We're going to have a tough opponent no matter who comes in here next week but that should be our standard of keeping the points down that way. That was a really good defensive performance for us and a team effort as well. You talk about time of possession, our offense was great with running the ball and grinding it out. That was a team win."

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