PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson is fully embracing the team’s underdog status heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, by selling “Home Dogs Gonna Eat” t-shirts.
Johnson, 27, and teammate Chris Long made a statement after Saturday’s game by walking off the field wearing rubber German Shepherd masks. The masks mocked the team’s underdog status heading into their home game as a number one seed, against the 6th seeded Atlanta Falcons.
It's time to get these limited edition LJ65 shirts! On my site at https://t.co/AOekBupHxc & at @ChickiesnPetes Thurs 7-10pm! ALL proceeds go to @fundPHLschools! #Underdogs #LJ65 #Eagles pic.twitter.com/62x09U8xWv— Lane Johnson (@Lanejohnson65) January 15, 2018
Since Saturday, similar masks have sold out on Amazon, and the Eagles have announced they will allow fans to wear the masks during Sunday’s game, as long as they take them off before walking through security.
Those who weren’t able to get their hands on a mask will instead be able to show their support for the underdogs with a t-shirt Johnson is selling. The shirt features Johnson and Long’s likenesses wearing their masks along with the phrase “Home Dogs Gonna Eat.”
Johnson announced the shirts were on sale via Twitter Monday, and noted that proceeds from the sale of the shirts would go to the School District of Philadelphia.
Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) opened the week as 3-point favorites in the NFC championship game on Sunday.