10:57 a.m.: I'm eating breakfast on the 12th floor of my hotel in downtown Chicago and I just heard a pretty loud "EAGLES" chant from the street below. I think plenty of fans made it out here for this game.
10:44 a.m.: Gooooood morning, everyone! There's a big home playoff game in Chicago for the first time in a long time and this city is pumped.
I have already seen plenty of Eagles fans in town since arriving yesterday, but don't expect this to be a takeover like those other trips where fans could plan. This is going to be a home crowd. Still, I like the sixth-seeded Eagles' chances against the third-seeded Bears.
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I snapped this photo of Soldier Field yesterday. To me, it still looks like a spaceship landed in Soldier Field.
Kickoff isn't until 4:40 p.m., so it's going to be a long day of waiting. We've had some good stories all week, so there's plenty to keep you busy as you wait.
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