Poor Ficken; not only has he missed a bunch, but he gets 'em blocked today now too. I really think O'Brien went for the FG to try to inspire some confidence in Ficken. The refs ejecting the Illinois guy for the hit on Lehman in the end zone was pretty questionable as well.
I am quite the fan of the matte finish on the Illinois helmets, though.
Actually, if the Eagles win, they play the Bears and the Pack/9ers winners goes to St. Louis. "This team is in the playoffs and we expect to do some damage because every team up there, we can play with." -- DT Warren Sapp