Praying for an Eagles victory: Deacon wears underdog mask during mass

- When Lane Johnson walked off Lincoln Financial Field wearing a dog mask, he likely did not know how far the 'underdog' phenomenon would spread.

As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for their matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, the city has embraced its 'underdog' status.

Now, religious figures are getting in on the fun.

During mass at St. Rose of Lima Eddystone on Saturday, Deacon Anthony Dilenno donned his own underdog mask.

"Only in Philly," his daughter said in a Facebook post.

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Fans are hoping a higher power can help the Eagles edge out the competition, bringing the high-flying birds to a long-awaited Super Bowl matchup.

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