The Eagles have every intention of returning to the Super Bowl next season, as made clear by a bevy of offseason moves that includes the signing of veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace on Thursday.
Wallace, 31, caught 124 passes for 1,765 yards and eight touchdowns in two seasons in Baltimore. Prior to his stint with the Ravens, Wallace made a name for himself as a deep threat with top-end speed in Pittsburgh, Miami and Minnesota. He has three seasons of 1,000 receiving yards or more, and 19 of his 57 career touchdowns have been 40 yards or longer.
They won’t be watching the scoreboard Wednesday night, either.
“We can’t anticipate them helping us,” Devin Harris said. “We dug ourselves into this hole; we’ve got to dig ourselves out.”
“We wouldn’t want it any other way,” said Gary Harris, who returned from an 11-game absence with 12 points. “If we win we’re in.”
NFL owners will consider that and other issues at next week’s annual owners meeting in Orlando.
One might think that the NFL could accommodate that request, but the league has several other factors to consider, including its TV partners. It’s worth noting the league’s 4 p.m. starts generally boast much higher ratings than 1 p.m. starts, although that’s partly a function of there being fewer games in the late slot, and there is usually a marquee matchup at that time.
Forsberg scored on a snap shot at 11:04. Then he got his 26th goal of the season just before the buzzer for a 3-0 lead with a shot from the right circle that went off the post and then Korpisalo into the net. Officials reviewed the play, which crossed at 0.4 seconds before the end of the period.
With Korpisalo pulled, Forsberg got the hat trick with an empty-net goal with 39.4 seconds left as fans celebrated by tossing the giveaway visors onto the ice.
Forsberg tied his career high with 64 points and also became Nashville’s scoring leader for the regular season with Viktor Arvidsson (61 points) scratched.