Eagles, Steelers off to slow starts

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 04, 2011
The Eagles were in the middle of another fourth-quarter meltdown when the chant began echoing through the Linc: ''Let's Go Phillies!'' The best team money can buy may have been overhyped. Michael Vick and Co. are off to a 1-3 start, drawing the ire of fans who've put all their hopes on the Phillies to win the World Series. Football has long been No. 1 in Philadelphia, but the City of Brotherly Love is a baseball town nowadays. So, when the Eagles blew a 20-point lead and lost 24-23 to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, fans didn't boo as much as usual. Instead, they started cheering for the Phillies, who played Game 2 of the NL division series later that night a few blocks down the road. Across the state, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers don't have the same luxury.
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