Normally, a team has an advantage when it comes to playing in their homefield. But according to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, neither his team or the Detroit Lions benefited from Sunday’s snowy matchup in Philly. The Lions, whose home is an indoor stadium, seemed more like Keystone Cops as they fumbled the ball six times in the first eighteen minutes of the game. But according to Kelly, his team came out victorious because they embraced the bad weather.
“It didn’t turn out very well, but we both had the same field. It’s not like one team benefited from it. We’re both playing in the same conditions and I think our guys embraced it. They really enjoyed it. They had a lot of fun. They kind of probably went back to when they were little kids running around out there. It was interesting for me just to see how those guys were excited about playing in it, and I thought our fans were ‑‑ I don’t know if I would have been sitting out there, I can tell you that, but they were awesome. That grounds crew, as much as they could and for what they did get done, they did an unbelievable job, and I think I’d like to thank them for what they did. It was a very, very difficult day and a lot of people contributed to it, but we’re excited to be where are right now.”
The weather will not be a factor next week as the Eagles will travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings in the soon to be demolished Metrodome.