The grounds crew at Lincoln Financial Field began peeling back the tarp off the field at 10:18 a.m. and the field looks fantastic. The field was re-sodded from numbers on one side of the field to the numbers on the other side of the field all the way down the field and in the end zone after the Army-Navy game and was covered during the snow storm that dumped 15-20 inches of snow on the region on Saturday and into Sunday morning.
More than 1,000 workers continue hauling out snow from the perimeter of the field -- well away from the actual playing field -- and from the stands. The weather is typical for mid-December -- it is cold, blustery and biting. By 4:15 p.m., the wind will be the biggest factor. Gusts exceeding 20 miles per hour are expected and the Eagles, a throwing team, may have to adjust their thinking. The kicking game will also be affected.
Again, though, the field conditions are terrific here at Lincoln Financial Field and workers continue to clear out the seating areas around the stadium. If you are coming to the game, the Eagles and the City of Philadelphia urge that you consider taking public transportation.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 10:24 a.m., December 20