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Thursday Night Game Chat: Eagles Take On Texans at the Linc on NFL Network

Feb 2, 2010, 7:09 PM EDT

Mike.vick.eagles We previewed the game in-depth earlier in the day and have now learned that Asante Samuel will be inactive for the Birds along with Juqua Parker and Riley Cooper among others. Brandon Graham and Joselio Hanson will start in their place. So keep an eye on the Eagles young secondary and how they deal with Matt Schaub and the beast that is Andre Johnson.

Game time temperatures at the Linc are supposed to be right around 37-38 degrees. The "trend" people love to point out that Michael Vick has never won a regular season game in temps below 40 degrees*. The 2003 Tampa Bay Bucs know a thing or two about bucking trends like that. The weather should only be an issue for the fans in the stands, not the players on the field, but even the Eagles faithful know a thing or two about staying loud in a little chilly weather.

Another prime time national game for the Eagles in a bout the Birds really need to win. Kick sometime after 8:00 pm.

Hopefully AJ doesn't land any haymakers tonight.

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*regular season game [Updated]