Fans tailgate for unconventional Tuesday night Eagles game

"It kinda messed my plans up, but you know I always make things work with Eagles games," said fan Don Castignani.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles played under the lights in a rare Tuesday night game against the COVID-ravaged Washington Football Team.

Fans had to rearrange their plans after the game was moved due to COVID-19 concerns and a lack of available players.

"I was able to make it work. It kinda messed my plans up, but you know I always make things work with Eagles games," said fan Don Castignani.

Some fans were just happy the game was still held amid a surge of COVID-19 cases across the country and region.

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Eagles fans had to rearrange their plans last minute after the game was moved due to COVID-19 concerns



The new outbreak has forced the National Hockey League to cancel Tuesday night's Flyers game and put the season on hold through Christmas.

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"It did mess us up a little bit, but the canceling of the hockey game fixed us right back up," said Frank Albanese of Bordentown.

"We drove five hours here to come to see the Eagles play. Brought my family up all the way from Morgantown, West Virginia. First-ever Eagles game for them for Christmas to see everything," said Ron Sloan.

Playing with a quarterback who signed four days earlier and missing a handful of starters because of a coronavirus outbreak, Washington could not keep up with the well-rested Eagles.

After jumping out to a 10-point lead, Washington ran out of gas in a 27-17 loss Tuesday night.

The Eagles will face the New York Giants at home on Sunday.
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