Eagles fans begin tailgate extra early ahead of divisional round matchup

Saturday night is the first game of the playoffs for the Eagles as they fight to bring home the championship trophy.

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Top-seeded Philadelphia will host the NFC championship game next Sunday against either Dallas or San Francisco.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Some fans found an inventive way to start tailgating extra early ahead of the Eagles-Giants game on Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

The group bought tickets to the Philadelphia Wings game at the Wells Fargo Center so they could park and pre-game starting at 8 a.m. for the NFL Divisional Round.

The gates to the Linc didn't open until 4 p.m., but the loophole wasn't exactly cheap. Buying Wings tickets and a parking pass cost the group about $100.

Just minutes into the first quarter the the Eagles already put their name on the board.

"It's the Eagles time now, Giants get back on the couch go birds," shouted Jamie Bagliei, of Ridley.

A sea of green took over Xfinity Live. Although, you could spot some outliers as a few Giants fans somehow made their way to Philadelphia.

"Let them come. I hope they're enjoying themselves now cause there's gonna be a lot of crying at the end of the game for the Giants they had a great season," said Bagliei.

The Eagles went on to overwhelm the New York Giants 38-7.

Ahead of the fun, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw posted a message on Twitter reminding everyone to enjoy responsibly.

"Philly police is excited for tonight's Eagle's playoff game! Remember to follow all safety protocols and celebrate responsibly. Let's pull for a win and a great time for all - we don't want to hear about any vegan cheesecakes traveling down 95 south."

She also poked fun at New York City's Mayor Eric Adams for betting a vegan cheesecake if the Birds win.

The Birds will now go on to play the winner of the Cowboys-49ers game next Sunday.