Philadelphia — Nobody in the press box is discussing the game. Which does, you’d have to admit, look like a pretty good one. But the weather has superseded all.
It’s not raining at the moment. It’s cloudy, though, and the wind is picking up. The real heavy stuff from Miss Sandy isn’t scheduled — this assumes hurricanes hew to a schedule — to arrive until late tonight. Tomorrow and Tuesday are supposed to be the really rough days, and by that I mean really rough.
The forecast calls for intermittent rain throughout the day, which I guess is good for the Eagles. They have LeSean McCoy to run the ball against a Falcons defense that has trouble against the run, and the Falcons’ own running game remains mostly a memory.
Then again, Michael Vick does have trouble holding the ball on dry fields, and we shudder to think what might happen on a wet track. But what do I know?
Anyway, I’m happy to report that Team AJC — Mr. Ledbetter and I — are in the stadium, and we’ll endeavor to keep you apprised of all developments, meteorological and otherwise. I’d appreciate if you’d ride along, and I thank you, as ever, in advance.
FURTHER READING: 3 observations on today’s tilt — the Falcons’ offense, their receivers and that Philly crowd.
By Mark Bradley