PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Andy Reid knows the hand he’s been dealt. He knows this isn’t a Philadelphia Eagles team loaded with experience. He also knows that the Green Bay Packers may feed off this on Sunday.
But don’t expect the Eagles coach to make any apologies. Despite 25 players on the postseason roster with three years or less of experience, including nine rookies, Philadelphia (10-6) still won the NFC East. And despite an unexpected two-game skid, Reid and the Eagles figure to be ready for anything Green Bay (10-6) throws at them.
“Everything kicks up a notch speed-wise in the playoffs,” Reid said. “We were able to get some of the young guys reps (vs. Dallas). That’s not the same speed they’ll see on Sunday (vs. Green Bay). But there’s no way to duplicate it.”
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