Sunday 1/23: The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship 27-10 at Lincoln Financial Field. After three straight NFC title game losses, the Birds finally got over the hump. The Eagles defense held Michael Vick to 11-14 passing for 136 yards and just 26 yards rushing. Donovan McNabb broke his title-game slump and went 17-26 for 180 yards and 32 yards rushing. Monday 1/24: Eagles fans felt the sweet hangover of victory as they celebrated in disbelief. Terrell Owensʼ injury status, having been surprisingly ingnored for the last few weeks, made its way back into the minds of hopeful fans. The paranoia on talk radio ended and the anticipation began.
Tuesday 1/25: The Eagles signed Jeff Thomason to replace the injured Chad Lewis onto their active roster for Super Bowl XXXIX. Lewis suffered a lisfranc injury during the Eaglesʼ 27-10 win over Atlanta. The injury was fracture to the foot named after Jacques Lisfranc, a field surgeon in Napoleanʼs army. The injury, originally described by Lisfranc, was when a soldier fell from his horse but did not release his foot form the stirrup. Thomason played with the Eagles from 2000-2002 and said he was ready to fill the role that is expected of him. “Whenever I can fill in, in any of those roles, Iʼm more than comfortable,” he said.(espn.com)
Wednesday 1/26: Head trainer Rick Burkholder said that Terrell Owens plans to continue rehabbing, in hopes that he will able to play against The New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. The surgeon who operated on Owens said that he would not clear Owens for next Sundayʼs game.
Thursday 1/27: ESPN. com reported that Terrell Owens told Michael Irvin that as of Thursday, he will definitely play in Super Bowl XXXIX. Owens worked out at the Eagles