The world waits to see how the Eagles will fight on Saturday night after last week's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Last Sunday, the NFC East title was on the line as well as a first-round bye. This time, however, the season is over with a defeat.
Head coach Andy Reid certainly is happy with the response by the players to last week's tumble.
"They've been upbeat. These are competitive guys," Reid said. "They don't like what took place last week and so they get back to business and try to right the wrong. That's how they approach it."
Reid was emphatic in stating that "there are no excuses for what took place" week. The Cowboys won both of the regular season meetings and Reid admitted that "they outsmarted us the last time."
But that doesn't mean the Eagles will make drastic changes going into this third meeting, especially on the offensive side of the ball.
"You have to do what you think is best to score. You try any way you possibly can after you've done the studying on that," Reid said. "It's not basketball where you can go into a four-corner stall or that type of thing. That doesn't work in football. That's what we're about. We're going to be who we are and do what we do and the same way on both sides of the ball and special teams."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 4:14 p.m., January 7