Meek Mill will have prime seating when the Eagles' Super Bowl banner gets raised.
The last time the Philadelphia Eagles took the field in a game that mattered - when they won Super Bowl LII in February - Meek Mill was watching from his jail cell. Tonight, when the Eagles raise their Super Bowl banner into the rafters at Lincoln Financial Field, Meek will be watching from the owner's box.
According to Philly.com, Meek will be joined by Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin in Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie's luxury suite tonight for the Eagles' season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The Philly-native has strong ties to this Eagles squad dating back to last season when they declared "Dreams & Nightmares" their anthem for the playoffs. He also performed at the team's ring ceremony in June.
The rematch of last year's NFC Divisional round is slated to kickoff at 8:20pm ET and you can catch the action on NBC or streaming via NBCSports.com (with subscription) or thru FuboTV. Prior to kickoff, the Eagles will raise their Super Bowl LII banner into the rafters.
"Quite honestly, it's going to be a great night from that standpoint," Pederson said, according to NBC Philadelphia. "The fans that are in attendance are going to be crazy and they're going to be excited. It's going to be great for the banner to be dropped in Lincoln Financial [Field]. It's going to be a great atmosphere."
According to Vegas Insider, the Eagles are 1.5-point favorites tonight and the point total over/under has been set at 45. Philadelphia is among the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year with odds of 14/1, slightly ahead of Atlanta, listed at 18/1.
As mentioned, the Falcons and Eagles last squared off in January during the divisional round of the playoffs, which saw the Eagles secure a 15-10 victory at Lincoln Financial Field en route to their first ever Super Bowl title. If you need a refresher on how the last Falcons vs Eagles game ended, direct your attention to the tweet embedded below.