3:40 P.M.: Fans pack Lincoln Financial Field parking lots for the game and Press Staff Photographer Erin Grugan has all of the festivities. 

3:11 P.M.: The calm before the storm. 

2:45 P.M.: Fans continue to show support for Carson Wentz. 

2:10 P.M.:  Despite being hurt, Carson Wentz is still the most popular Eagles' jersey at the game today.  

1:40 p.m.:  Workers in Philadelphia are greasing light poles in a bid to prevent fans from climbing up them after the NFC Championship game.

Officials say the grease should make the poles too slippery to climb.

The workers applying the grease are jokingly calling themselves the "Crisco Cops."

The Philadelphia Eagles are hosting the Minnesota Vikings in the championship game on Sunday night. The winning team will earn a spot in the Super Bowl.

1:20 p.m.:  When Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount joined the Philadelphia Eagles after winning a Super Bowl in New England, both players envisioned another title run with a team on the rise.

They had more faith than most, but the Eagles are two wins away from a parade. 

"I knew we'd be a playoff team and that's why I decided this would be a good place to be and then what separates you is winning a game or two," Long said as Philadelphia prepared for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings.

1:00 p.m. : Seems the crowd is already "rowdy" but so far no crowd issues, according to Press staff writer Max Reil. 

12:45 P.M: Fun fact, on Saturday Eagles QB Nick Foles celebrated his 29th birthday. Will a Super Bowl trip be one of his gifts?

12:30 P.M.:  Six hours from kickoff and the parking lots are PACKED with Eagles fans.

12:05 P.M.:  A kickoff temperature in the 40s at Lincoln Financial Field spells good news for the Eagles playoff chances, according to Press Meteorologist Joe Martucci. Since 2009, the Eagles are 8-6 at home when the kickoff temperature is in the 40s, according to NFLWeather.com.

In games where it is in the 40s at kickoff and no rain or snow is falling, the Eagles are 8-5. It could be something.

11:45 A.M.:  Tailgating is well underway at sports complex, according to staff photographer Erin Gurgan. 

11:25 A.M:  Eagles reporter Dave Weinberg breaks down tonight's NFC Title game.

11:00 A.M. : Minnesota Vikings starters WR Adam Thielen (lower back) and S Andrew Sendejo (concussion) are both expected to play later today in the NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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