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verizon, no way. we offer 35 voice features and solutions that grow with your business. verizon, not so much. get internet on our gig-speed network and add voice and tv for $34.90 more per month. call 1-800-501-6000. "action news", delaware valley's leading news program, with meet role goodies, melissa magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and walter perez. it is a, huge night, for the philadelphia eagles, and we're counting down to kick off of the nfc championship game right there at the linc. fans are already tailgating around the stadium and they have been for hours. eagles are hoping for a win and making preps in the event that the city goes crazy tonight. good evening, everybody i'm sarah bloomquist.
>> i'm walter perez, it is almost time. eagles and vikings kick off at 6:40. if the eagles pull a win off tonight it will be first trip to the super bowl in 13 years as if we didn't necessity. many remember the game back in 2005 when they who to the patriots 24-21. one you love a rematch. patriots are playing jag wars right new so rematch is a possibility in minneapolis. tonight we have got crews all around the city, we will bring you live coverage for the next hour and a half, this is an exciting night and we have got you covered. chad pradelli is live outside lincoln financial field hang ing out with tailgaters. trish hartman at chickie and pete's, and christie ileto is in mayfair where things got pretty exciting, after the phillies won the world series a few years ago and our dan cuellar is down, near the stadium, but first we will begin with sports anchors ducis rodgers and jamie apody where we are live inside the linc, hey there, guys. >> hi there, it is certainry game, day. there is a different feeling to today, you can feel it as
you walk in the parking lot get in the linc here fans are juiced up for this game. first nfc championship game for the bird in nine years and a chance to go to super bowl 52. >> we're so angry. he is wearing green, folks. look at. that you know, the fans are fired up. i got here today at 11:30 in the morning. the lots were already full of tailgaters. lets take a lot at guys warming up on the field behind me here. the dogs, the whole dog can eat. the place is already filled with dogmas accounts, as the eagles get set to face vikings , as under dogs once again, three-point dogs, even though they are the home team and number one seed. not only do they careless they have embrace that had role, they like the fact that nobody thinks that they have a chance , and, so, here we go again, this is their moment, under dogs or not, they are ready to go. >> we're always playing for each other. that is our strength for the team we are playing for the guy next to us, playing for the guy who got injured and
playing for sit. >> it is just, excited for tomorrow a lot of people, negative under dogs but at the same time we will eat. it doesn't matter where you place us, we still got to grab is what on our plate. >> we are playing, for a chance for super bowl. >> trying to block out all of the loud noise about how it is a championship game, nfc champion ship game. we want to do our job. afterward we will party after this w. >> party later, do you hear that? here's where they think they might be partying. i don't want to get excited but since 2,000 dome teams on the road, in the championship game playing for super bowl, zero and four. minnesota is zero and three. >> i like how that stat plays out. coming up later in sports we will get x's and o's and talk about the top defense on the field later on today. for jamie apody i'm ducis rodgers for channel six "action news". back to you in the studio. >> we will talk to you later. now we want to go to chad pradelli, with fans tailgating
outside the linc tonight. >> reporter: yes, sarah fans are pumped they are out here in force, and they are ready to go, soaring under dogs, you can see that. we are in lot k, and this is one of the more tame of the lots when it comes to tailgating. this opened up at 1:00. other fans, had 6:00 in the morning. we have been all around the stadium and here's what we saw earlier. >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles. >> yeah. >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles. >> reporter: some of these tailgate operations are legitimate. we were at one operation they had a whole set up, they have the tv, satellite, they had, seats from the vet inside of the rv, everyone out here so excited about this football game, of course, the grills are fired up but as each minute tics away close tore kick off, fans are anticipating a great victory by the bird. >> so excited. it has been a long time, and
we are ready. >> the bird win, if, if they control the ball, all day no fumbles, no take aways, no turnovers. >> what is it like out here. >> this is crazy, it is wonderful. i'm guarantying a win. >> reporter: that confident, um. >> oh, yeah, it is guarantied a w. >> reporter: we have seen a few vikings fans in the parking lot, obviously they are taking a lot of grief from eagles fans, they are taking tonight stride but i think fans are really excited about this under dog role, they like to be the under dog, and, that is the theme this week and they are hoping that the bird pull out a victory in this nfc championship. i'm chad pradelli for channel six "action news". >> enthusiasm is always there thanks, chad. go out to trish hartman live at chickie and pete's in south philadelphia, trish. >> reporter: hi there walter i hope you can hear me because i
can barely here you. eagles fans are loud and proud we are up here on the second floor catwalk, the crowd down below, packed crowd, enthusiastic one here. some fans came to eat before going to the game at the linc and some fans are staying here at chickie and pete's for duration. chickie's employees say tables have been sold out and reserved since friday, and extra security has been brought in just in case things get rowdy but they are looking foreign news yas particular crowd here. is there still room at the bar but it is standing room only, first come, first serve, but we spoke to some eagles fans about this under dog status, that has inspired, this city. >> i love it. it is right with the personality of this team. we're always considered the under dog. we're disrespected a lot. i'm tired have. let's go. i'm ready. we need to get agholor in the game early, often. >> we have a chip on our solder. it is a rocky balboa mentality that is what this city is about. we are about being the under
dog and about rising up and handling our business. >> reporter: surprising number of vikings fans here are here too from out of town some came to eat before the game and they are taking a ripping from eagles fans but eagles fans have done their best to drawn them out here at chickie and pete's before the big game. live from south philadelphia trish hartman for channel six "action news". >> proud eagle moment. meanwhile police in philadelphia say they have tried to think of everything, to keep the city safe, secure from overzealous eagles fans. they have greased light poles in the city. the action cam on the scene here with the police department employees in south philadelphia, with a big cab of crisco applying to it metal utility poles. fans have climbed poles in the past putting them self in real danger. poles were greased in center city at five-points intersection in the northeast. count down continues from south philadelphia now, "action news" reporter dan cuellar is live now from broad
street in south philadelphia, with more from there, hi there , dan. >> reporter: hey, sarah. there is a lot of passion out here on south broad. let me tell you something if the eagles are as fired up as these fans victory is in the air. >> ♪ fly eagles fly, on the road to victory. ♪ >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles. >> yeah. >> i'm ready for the big game man, we're pumped, eagles all the way, man. >> reporter: what do you think will happen. >> it will be a tight game but defense will hold tight. it will be close one but we will pull it out. >> reporter: eagles will pull through. >> pull through. >> just came from down the stadium. everything jumping down there we just need this super bowl birth. >> eagles all the way, baby. let's go eagles.
>> reporter: and it has been, quite a while since we have seen these fans as fired up as they are here in south philadelphia. hang on tour seats because it will be quite a night. we are live from south philadelphia dan yah air for channel six "action news", back to you guys. >> dan, thank you. of course we are all eagles fans and we have to remember there are vikings fans in town too. root going for opposing teams can agree on one thing rocky's awesome. we found eagles, vikings fans posing with the popular statue earlier today and then this happens. >> skull, skull, skull, skull, skull, skull. >> wow. >> oh, no, that is not good. vikings fans gathering on the art museum steps earlier today and started chanting skull, the team tweeted this video of them singing their fight song. good luck, guys, you have been through eagles territory. vikings also have a lot at stake at this game, super bowl
being held in minnesota this year which means they will be playing the biggest game of the season at u.s. bank stadium where they are used to playing. vikings have not been to the super bowl since 1977, and that was 41 years ago and they lost. >> um-hmm in, fact they have not won one yet we will mention that as well. for those going to the game are going to the party. lets move on to the accu weather forecast. >> meteorologist melissa magee joins us with the eagles ago accu wet forecast. >> hi there walter and sarah we have really nice conditions if you are traveling to the linc or already there, know someone who is there we have a mostly cloudy skies, winds south/southwest bringing in the warmer temperatures, first quarter that number coming in at 49 degrees, so still very mild, still well above average as we get in the fourth quarter, we will go down to 44 outside it is 51 in philadelphia after a high of 53, 48 in allentown. forty in the poconos. cape may 43. dover coming in at 46. we will talk about the weather headlines, cloud will dominate
as we get in the start of the workweek on monday, we're tracking some rain overnight tomorrow into tuesday, despite that though we have three more days of temperatures above average, and then they will be in the 50's. we have got more details on that plus eagles at the linc tonight, temperatures, are nice and comfortable quite a contrast from the game they have played just this same time last week, guys. we have more details with the accu weather seven day. >> great weekend for sure, thanks, melissa. we love pictures and videos you have been sending to us of your playoff spirit. keep them coming, we want to see how you get ready for tomorrow's or tonight's big game, share them by using six abc action on twitter and instagram, or posting on the "action news" facebook wall. look at this video we have received a short time ago. >> ♪ fly eagles fly, on the road to victory. fight, eagles, fight. score a touchdown 123. ♪ >> that is two-year old cindy and four year-old somer lou
casey originally from cherry hill but just moved to maryland. eagles spirit is something you take with you long after you leave the delaware valley. we love the carson wentz jerseys. technical sergeant madra asked if we can show this photo this group from the 177 fighter wing new jersey air national guard new jersey forces squad ron took this while on deployment, showing i have their eagles flag and couple carson wentz jersey there. we will have much more coverage throughout the next hour and a half and be sure to join us after the eagles/ vikings game wraps up tonight. we will have post game coverage right here on six abc following the game, and then "action news" at 11:00 and then sports sunday. big night ahead, we will be right back.
the action cam back live now, lets go out to pj wheelihans in malvern. they are starting to gather. lah at all of those eagles jerseys, people beginning to gather now and at homes, down at the linc, bars, restaurants all around the region and country i think you can say. dan cher done is getting these pictures, probably already ordered some wings, looking good there at pj wheelihans. wheelihans, that is it. >> we have an hour to go until kick off. >> nice seat at that. >> i see. vikings fans arriving in philadelphia today many of them, on dedicated chartered flights. >> skull, skull, skull.
>> isn't there a little bit more against that. that is favorite chant of the minneapolis fans many arrived anxious to see their team in action in the wake of the vikings miraculous win last week earning them the right to play the bird today. >> we are so excited. we're here to win. it is going to be our last, last, game and we're going to bring it home. >> i think it will be a good game. both has great defenses but case keenum has been on fire all season. >> everyone we spoke with said they are not worried about hostile reception from philadelphia fans, it is a game and everybody should have fun. that is what they say. we want to go to "action news" reporter christie ileto live from the mayfair section of the city where she has been hanging out with a family of eagles fans; christie. >> reporter: it is an exciting time to be an eagles fan, you can hear them singing, the songs of the eagles chanting, that is at anthem on city streets right now, we are at,
a watch party here in mayfair. they do this every time the eagles make it this far inside , they have food and outside they have 45 people deep, very excited about tonight's game. >> family and friends are coming over here to do this the philly way. >> we have homemade pork, roast beef coming in, we have pretzel trays, pepperoni and cheese, cheese stake, spinach dip and more things coming. >> awesome. >> i'm so excited. especially for the city. i think this city need this win. >> wentz went down, a little scary but nicky foles will bring it home. >> foles will step it up. we will go all the way. >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles. >> wow. >> reporter: i think we will be hearing that chant a lot. i'm also joined here by nicole , nicole you were at the super bowl in 2005. what was that like. >> it was unbelievable, an
experience i cannot even explain. i hope to get there again, this year. let's combo bird. >> reporter: there. through have it. back to you, walter and sarah. >> christie, thank you e-a-g-l-e-s eagles, as soon as the expression of love, there is a lot of love for eagles at philly pretzel factory in mayfair. the stories selling pretzels in the shape of footballs, others sellout, fly eagles fly they are under dog bones, and it is eagles tonight, they will be offering free pretzels tomorrow. "action news" at 5:00 will be right back. we just moved in about four months ago,
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just kind of ties in very well. dick's sporting goods in king of prussia was an eagles fan headquarters today. they were bus which children who really wanted to put their game face an and were plenty of adults shopping for that extra team gear. >> time for a check of the accu weather forecast with meteorologist melissa magee. today not as nice as yet but beautiful for late january. >> yesterday a high of 57. today 53. more cloud around. staying dry too, guys. show you the picture outside, a live shot from our action cam, there at lincoln financial field, you can see players warming up there, trying to get ready for the game and we are getting ready for kick off. we have the forecast covered for you, we have lots of cloud around as we go throughout the rest of tonight. south/southeasterly wind so temperatures will stay on the mild side, during 6:00 o'clock numbers. numbers well above average for
this time of the year coming in at 49 in fail. 10:00 p.m. as that game is chopping to a close we have a temperature of 44. average for us this time of the year is 40 but still above the mark. fifty-one outside in philadelphia. forty's for lancaster, reading , allentown. forty in the poconos. forty-six in dover at the coast in cape may, 40, upper 40's in millville. satellite six with action radar, showing you we have had high pressure that was dominating for the majority of the weekend, which is why we have had numbers in the 50's well above normal. we have looked off to the west tracking low pressure that is bringing some snow to the rockies but we're also tracking this frontal boundary lifting off to the north. we see cloud in toronto, chicago and toronto, canada and we have cloud overhead and spotty sprinkle or some drizzle as we go throughout the overnight hours. for the next 12 hours lots of cloud, still mild for january. we will dip down to 40 in philadelphia for overnight low thirty-six for allentown. forty for wilmington.
dover and cape may. overnight low in toms river falls down to 38. fast forward into the start of our workweek on monday, nice start, 7:00 o'clock in the morning. 43 degrees. sunshine giving way to lots of cloud as we go throughout the day. temperatures though maxing out in the upper 50's. we are tracking a frontal boundary moving on through so really late monday into tuesday, we have got moisture overhead. future tracker six timing it out for you 10:00 o'clock tonight as that game comes to a close, we will have light sprinkles and some showers, north and west of i-95 corridor, we're dry here in the city, since 7:00 o'clock tomorrow morning lots of cloud around for that commute and then we will track that cold front that moves through, late monday in, to tuesday, and you can see this, by tuesday morning, we've got a good soaking on the way, and could find a half inch to an inch of precipitation, and period of rain on and off on tuesday with cooler air following, on the back side from the middle half of our workweek. we have more details on that and let you know how long temperatures will stay above
average, it is coming up at 5:30, guys. >> sounds good, thank you. we love pictures and videos you have been sharing with us on your eagles playoff spirit. game time is coming up and we know you are just as excited as we are, use the #six abc action on twitter, and instagram, or posting on the "action news" facebook wall.
as you can see it is pack. we are getting ready less than an hour and a half for kick off time between the eagles and the vikings, of course, winner moves on to super bowl 52. >> big, big night. probably safe to say a lot of new years resolution toss eat healthier is going out the window tonight, game day spreads will include hoagies, here at people owe's hoagies on ridge avenue in, roxborough this afternoon. they were serving a steady stream of customers who walked in, some ordered on line to get their deli favorites, before kick off. this bakery in south philadelphia, created special treats with eagles green, for today's game. the owners and their customers are hoping to savior the sweet taste of the division championship victory. some people will be feast ing at home others are cooking up something wonderful outside the linc. >> this is a live picture of people tailgating outside stadium, for some party started bright and early this morning. there is a lot to celebrate. everyone is making most of the teams appearance in the nfc
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sayers and distractions tonight they have their eyes on the prize and fans are siked. city is a wash in green and now time to fly. >> "action news" at 5:00 continues now we are over an hour away from the nfc championship game where eagles will take on the vikings. >> eagles go win in this game once again under dogs, but a win here means a trip to the super bowl and a chance to silence the critics. >> but whether they win or lose tonight rests largely in the hand of quarterback nick foles after season ending injury of carson wentz, foles steps in and kept momentum going. >> eagles to have get through vikings who pulled off a playoff miracle last week even vikings let eagles have been to the super bowl but never walked away with the vince lombardi trophy and they are hoping for a home game super bowl in minneapolis. >> eagles faithful reason to celebrate tonight as well, we have live team coverage for you tonight trish hartman with fans at chickie and pete's in south philadelphia, dan cuellar is at broad and wolf where traffic restrictions are now in place.
melissa magee is standing by with your accu weather game time forecast. let's begin with chad pradelli live outside of the linc, chad >> reporter: hey, sarah game time about an hour away, the sea of green, now making its way, into lincoln financial field, these fans, are pumped. some of these people have been tailgating since 6:00 in the morning. we're here, this lot k, opened up at 1:00 p.m. we were out and about all around the area earlier today, here's what we saw, fans have been having a fantastic time. they have been having the grills out. food has been fired up. the flags have been out. the dogmas accounts are on. these fans are ready for this game. this is the last tailgate of the year, at least here at lincoln financial field and steaks are high, a trip to the super bowl and we were at one tailgate here putting on a impressive show and they were showing us the grills and what they were firing up. >> you guys have a great
operation what is going on. >> this is main step right here. we won the last tailgate party and he has it down. >> reporter: when did you start tailgating. >> we started at 9:00. >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles. >> reporter: santiago's got voted best tailgate in 2006. you can see fans beginning to make their way in the stadium, a few vikings fans, obviously they have been taking grief, it seems most are taking it in stride, the fans aren't too out of control but festivities are underway, the game is getting ready to kick off and these fans are ready for a trip to the super bowl. live outside the linc, chad pradelli for channel six "action news". back to you. >> chad, thank you. tailgate parties extend beyond lincoln financial field "action news" found quite a few groups setting up in fdr park across the street. >> about 25 of us down here, and a dozen or so will stay out here during the game, 55- inch tv set up inside the
tents here. >> nice. joe feliciaani's group planned a feast of as ages, burgers, chicken, meat balls and tex/me x american combination. some close to the stadium is enough. paul and his crew have been doing their barbecue in the same spot, for 28 years. >> for those who want a little bit more laid back atmosphere chickie and pete's in south philadelphia is a popular spot >> trish hartman is their life with more, hi there, trish. >> reporter: just a little bit more laid back. there is passionate fans in here too we will give you bird eye view up on the second floor balcony. we will show you the crowd. they are pumped, ready, some fans came to eat before going to the game at the linc but many fans are staying here for the duration of the game. chickie's folks tell me tables have been sold out since friday. you may have a few empty tables but they have reserve signs on them so people had to get on that quick. is there standing room at the bar but they do expect it to
be packed in here. they are looking forward to an enthusiastic crowd, lots of cheers, people are now watching the nfc championship game with jacksonville pulling away. we asked fans what the bird need to do today to get to the super bowl. >> defensive line. defensive line, need to show up big. they need to get sacked, and hurries, we have case keenum who ain't nothing. >> they need not to turn the ball over and they need to play a flawless game and they also to have a strong defense. >> they have to play their game. they just need to play their game, strong defense, and be our offense and fans will be there to support him. >> reporter: there were a good amount of vikings fans in here as well, so far, everything has been civil, here at chickie and pete's restaurant has extra security on hand, just in case live from south philadelphia, trish hartman for channel six "action news". meanwhile septa and patco are offering folks an
incentive to use public transportation to get to the game, with the game day discount. you can purchase a four dollars pass to give you to and from the game on broad street line and for anyone in south jersey, patco has expanded it hours running all weekend long. talk about eagles loyalty, matt flew in from wisconsin for second weekend in the row to join his glen mills family inning together linc. they expect a tough game but his faith is in the bird. >> we have a, defensive battle , two turnovers forbidder and 24-13 eagles. >> now love for the eagles runs deep, the family, dad greg has had season tickets for 42 years, and there are brothers in maine, and california who will be watching and texting during the game. the excitement surrounding tonight's nfc championship is in the air, the last time a philadelphia team won a major title was when the phillies won the world series back in 2008. police want everybody to know that they are going to celebrate if the eagles pull off the win, they say they are
ready. dan cuellar is live at broad and wolf in south philadelphia with more, hi there, dan. >> how are you doing sarah, shaping up to be quite a night here in south philadelphia. there is excitement, a lot of cheering, lot of cars, beeping horns, this city is siked, looking for an eagles victory. >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles. >> all right, guys. >> i just want to say probably 13-10. >> reporter: thirteen-10. >> yes close game. >> definitely pulling it out. >> case keenum will throw 30 times, get sacked at least five times and throw a pick six for eagles. >> trying to score will be probably by six. >> reporter: by six. eagles. >> for eagles, yes. >> go eagles. e-a-g-l-e-s eagles.
>> reporter: all right. way to go there daunte there will be a lot more of that going on if the eagles battled the vikings, hang in there it will be quite a night. sarah, back to you. >> it is for sure, thanks. philadelphia police department workers were out in south philadelphia center city , as northeast philadelphia, today, greasing utility and light poles. they want to prevent fans, and those hot spots in the past from climbing in tonight, hurting themselves or damaging utility lines. >> how do you prepare for the war? grease the poles. weather has slowly but surely warmed up for a january football game in the delaware valley. >> meteorologist melissa magee in the "action news" weather center with the answer about the game ahead. >> reporter: yes. >> yes, we have great conditions as we get in the start of the game and kick off at 6:40. it is mostly cloudy though as we get through the rest of tonight. we have southeasterly wind, so temperatures will stay above average. lot numbers as we get in the first quarter, 49 degrees, that is 9 degrees above our
typical daytime high for time of the year. forty-four in the fourth quarter. outside tonight, not bad, 51 in philadelphia. upper 40's to our north and west. forty in the poconos. fifty in trenton. forty-six in dover. and little chill any cape may coming in at 39. satellite six with action radar showing you high pressure is still in control but the cloud, drift ago cross northern great flakes, hoed our way and then tracking some rain for the start of our workweek. so we will talk about what we can expect. cloud dominate on our monday, tracking rain overnight monday into tuesday, and then we have got three more days to despite the moisture with temperatures above average but tonight it is all about the eagles. future tracker six showing 6:30 this evening we have a number at 46 in philadelphia, 47 in trenton. thirty-nine in the poconos. 46 degrees in wildwood and 48 degrees in lancaster. i'll fast forward this to 10:00 o'clock when game is starting to come to a close. we have a temperature in philadelphia at 44 degrees. it is not bad this time of the
year. we have more details with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast. >> fabulous for january, no doubt. we will have much more coverage throughout the next 45 minutes or so, join us for the eagles/vikings game wrap up, we will have post game coverage right here on abc, followed by "action news" at 11:00 and "action news" sports sunday. our coverage of the eagles battle for nfc championship continues. >> next we will head back down to south philadelphia to ducis rodgers and jamie apody with what nick foles need to do to bring home a win. later love of the eagles and science, go hand and hand in center city we will show you when we come right back. check out more eagles fan photos, sent to our "action news" facebook, twitter and instagram pages, we want to see how you show your eagles pride, up load your photos using #six abc action.
many local businesses are pulling out stops to show their support for the eagles. marciano's bakery added green dough to make stuffed bread. the stories also decked out, in eagles decor, of course, and that is just the way these eagles fans like it. jeff skversky has sports. there is a rumor going around there is a big football game tonight. >> just biggest game in the last 13 years around here and doug pederson last time they met at lincoln financial field , he told everyone in
that eagles locker room we will shock the world again. no one counting on us but we will do it yet again tonight. excited, calm, that is how eagles quarterback nick foles described his emotions going in the biggest game of his life. eagles are a win away from their first super bowl trip in 13 years standing in the way minnesota vikings. number one defense in the nfl. lets get live to ducis rodgers and jamie apody at lincoln financial field, less than an hour from kick off of the nfc championship game. what is the vibe in the stadium at the linc right now. >> jeff, the vibe is tremendous. have you ever seen it like that. >> i have not. >> the fans are so pumped up, and so we have just had jimmy johnson wearing an eagles jacket on our facebook live which is sock we have been waiting all week for. we have been waiting nine years for this, for this feeling to be this close, just 60 minutes away from super bowl. >> a lot of eagles players took field, music pumping,
players seem loose, excited, he is clapping, he was getting crowd fired up. this will be an exciting game tonight. >> lets look at video, earlier , the dogmas accounts are out in fully affect for this, so-called under dog, team, our eagles. now nick foles and eagles owe even if will have work cut out but owe even if did just enough to beat falcons last week but vikings are not the falcons. they have number one rang defense in the nfl. are eagles intimidated? absolutely not. they know they will have to be at the top of their game. >> the big thing we have to play aggressive. we have to put some points on the board, but at the same time, it is a team game. we want to get out there move the ball put points on the board, and do all of the little things right. >> it will be a grudge match. it will be a grind. there will be times when we have to get two or 3-yard gains because they are a good team. >> we have to come out with intensity, and, execute, and, it will be a physical game. we know it will be a dog fight
>> everybody has to focus on their job. everyone does their job we will be good. >> so fourth in the league, defensive line will try to make it all day, vikings quarterback case keenum, unusual choice to be here but so door vikings with that minnesota miracle in knocking off the saints. they know that they are a talented group that they will be facing tonight that starts with keenum playing out of his mind this year. >> he is slippery. he remines me of russell wilson. when i say that, you know, he just, he moves around and throws the ball, and runs. >> he is like a mini brett favre like a gunslinger. i have played with him before. i know what he is about. he have is a great competitor. he can make a lot of throws in tight spots, you know, out of anyplace in the pocket. >> chris long played with keen um and he was compared to
brett favre, russell wilson, case keenall begins nick foles , everybody called that, right. >> probably not. but those two guys, those two quarterbacks are one step from the super bowl. for jamie apody i'm ducis rodgers for channel six "action news". jeff, back to you. first time in history two backups will decide the nfc conference title game. even the flyers, yeah, the flyers have the eagles on their mind after today's game, the flyers jumping on the train, and heading to the linc to watch the j tray and the eagles. flyers are on fire knocking everybody down in their way, watch out, including capitols today first period, behind the net michael rafl scores, one to nothing flyers. caps would tie it. we will go to overtime. how about travis konecny, he dukes, he scores, flyers win two-one. they take down top two teams in the division in as many days, flyers have won, seven out of eight. it is shaping up, to be a
great weekend, the sixers won, the flyers won two, and now time for eagles to follow suit >> this city's ready for it. >> thanks, jeff. franklin institute supported eagles by way of science they were football inspired including a experiment that sent dozens of mini footballs in the air, interior was in green and images of a green were reflected on the walls.
in king of prussia fans got a chance to wear their eagles spirit on their faces. face painting was available there and for bigger fans, there were shirts, hats, other gear to complete the game day wardrobe. cardiologists around the area may be watching the eagles/vikings clash closely in the just for outcome but figure out how many cases they can expect in the coming days. a rising number of studies linc big sporting events to heart attacks and heart failure episodes, it depend on how fur vent the van is. canadian researchers say heart rate of hockey fans rise 75 percent watching tv, 110 percent in person during clutch moments. doctors here netted a rise in heart failure admissionness 2005 after the eagles who in the super bowl. time for a check of the accu weather forecast. >> it is nice, mild, temperatures above average. cloud around in the game, and it will be very comfortable at
the linc. >> very exciting at the linc. we will show you what is going on as we welcome you to the weather center and show you what is going on. it is all about the eagles tonight as they are in the nfc champion ship. so exciting. temperatures are comfortable across the delaware, lehigh valleys. lots of cloud, southeasterly wind during the 6:00 o'clock hours, numbers will be well above average. 49 degrees for kick off. 10:00 p.m. later tonight we have a temperature coming in at 44. across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys, temperatures were nice and mild and above average, 40 right now in lake harmony, 44 for slatington and kutztown, down in center city at 51. malvern 48. new who will an at 46. down in new jersey, you can see in browns mills, hamilton temperatures are currently in the upper 40's. tuckahoe 39 degrees. upper 30's as well in cape may satellite six along with action radar showing you we have got lots of cloud across much of the new england and
mid-atlantic, region and couple showers moving across the ohio valley, thanks to a warm front lifting to the north. so, some sprinkles are likely during the overnight hours. here's the big picture you can see this area of low pressure across plane states where some snow is developing across the rockies, so we are tracking this frontal boundary lifting off to the north. a couple showers are likely during the overnight hours and most spots should stay dry. for rest of tonight we will lots of cloud, mild for january, overnight low in the suburbs falls down to just, 36 , 40 in philadelphia for overnight low and 40 is our typical daytime high for this time of the year. spotty drizzle is likely tomorrow morning mainly north and west, otherwise, cloud will prevail, high temperature in lancaster coming in at 54. fifty-five in philadelphia. fifty-seven in dover. upper 50's for wilmington, cape may in at 47. here's future tracker six at 1:00 in the morning, still track ago this frontal boundary close by. couple showers are likely a
lot of that moisture will hold off until the overnight hours on monday and then into tuesday, so 5:00 o'clock tuesday morning notice a couple showers in philadelphia and points to the north and west and during morning hours i would allow some strahl time , 10:30 some showers, maybe even a rumble of thunder in will work its way in the area we will talk about what we can expect on tuesday, the rain will be arriving during the predawn hours, and we will be slow going for the commute on tuesday morning, calling for a half inch to an inch of precipitation, locally higher amounts then that with a rumble of thunder, temperatures despite the rain, will above average in the 50's the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast showing you monday morning drizzle, otherwise mostly cloudy for the day high of 55. overnight monday into tuesday, we're tracking period of rain. it is mild, up to 58, behind that a little cooler, brisker chilly mid week at 42 for the high. sunshine, cloud sharing the sky on thursday in at 37, and friday, it is sunny, seasonal
with a high temperature of 40, getting milder on saturday in at 53 for the high and then next sunday we are still warm and underneath mostly cloudy skies and they need rain developing sunday night with a high of 59. really not a bad forecast with temperatures above average for january. >> sounds good. >> thanks, melissa. there are several surprising factors that may keep your waist line in check, recent study in the lancet public health found that people who live half mile or less from a gym or recreational area weighed less than those who didn't. other staying fit is eating spicy food. researchers found major bio active compound in food like chile peppers may play a role in ate weight control. another found lower obesity rates in people in a higher elevation. it turns out that hot yoga is no berth than normal ohio a researchers at texas state university found both types of yoga practice had the same benefit for vascular health. hot ohio ace practiced of
live picture from pj wheelihans we are less than 45 minutes from kick off. eagles face vikings at linc, winner goes to super bowl 52. the winner plays afc champion ness that game right now patriots lead jaguars 24- 20 in the fourth. >> exciting night. thanks for joining us. coming up on "action news" at 6:00 we are getting closer to kick off. we have live team coverage both on and off the field. >> "action news" at 6:00 is next. t attack.
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waiting for, for a long, long time. the bird are set to take on minnesota vikings for nfc championship for the right to play in super bowl 52. fans have been getting ready all day to cheer them on. sunday night the big story on "action news" is count down to kick off. >> from house part toys tailgating at linc, bars, restaurants all across delaware valley and beyond eagles nation are ready for vikings and steaks could not be higher. bird are one win from the super bowl. >> we are live team coverage tonight "action news" reporters chad pradelli and trish hartman are at the linc and chickie and pete's and christie ileto in the mayfair section and our dan cuellar is in south philadelphia. >> we will begin with ducis rodgers and jamie apody live on the field where it is all about the to happen, hi guys. >> hey there, this building is about to explode, right now, with excitement for this nfc championship game. eagles/vikings. bi