PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTXF) - Philadelphia Eagles fans had a bittersweet Sunday after the team's NFC East clinching game that left quarterback Carson Wentz with a knee injury.
Carson Wentz broke an Eagles record for touchdowns scored in one season on the same day he left the game with an injured knee.
Inside Franklin and Debbie’s South Philly home, where there’s always a crowd on game day, the news was worrisome.
“I think we’ll be okay. I mean, I’m a little nervous now, but you know, listen, we gotta have faith. As simple as that,” said fan Bobby Pierce.
“We’re still gonna do it. I have faith. I have faith. Foles is not a bad quarterback either. He’s gonna pull us through,” said fan Debbie Uhl.
That would sure mean a lot to Bill Buonato.
“Today, they’re celebrating his life. And, he enjoys the Eagles,” said fan Jean Buonato.
That’s putting it mildly. Bill is a 30-year Eagles season ticket holder. Dementia, though, has robbed him of his memories. But, he knows this much:
“Will they win the super Bowl? They better. They better,” said fan Bill Buonato.
Crossroad Hospice organized an Eagles tailgating party in his honor, and his wife, Jean, invited FOX 29 to join him at the Richboro Care Center.
“When I sat down with Jean and Bill and we kept coming up with ideas, I said, 'How about a tailgate party?'" said Nicole Shear of Crossroads Hospice. "And [his] eyes came as big as saucers, and he said yes!”