Philadelphia Eagles Fans Break Out in Song on Flight to Super Bowl (And This Is How to Sing It in Hebrew)

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Fans tailgate before the NFL football NFC championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia
Fans tailgate before the NFL football NFC championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in PhiladelphiaCredit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Excited Eagles fans broke into a chant in support of their American football team in a flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia on Friday, just two days before Super Bowl Sunday.

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to play the New England Patriots on Sunday in one of the most watched annual sport events internationally and in the U.S.

In the social media video, fans can be heard singing "Fly, Eagles fly, on the road to victory!" after cabin crew asks the passengers to "tone it down a little bit."

Philadelphia Eagles fans break out in song on Super Bowl weekendCredit: Reuters

The Eagles put the finishing touches on their week of preparation with an afternoon walkthrough Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium, the venue for Super Bowl LII.

After posing for a team picture, players went to work fine-tuning the game plan for the New England Patriots. After quick-tempo practices the past three days at the University of Minnesota, the Eagles spent about a half-hour going through their light-paced pregame walkthrough.

Eagles Fight Song (Hebrew)

Coach Doug Pederson said "probably three" players in all dealt with varying symptoms of an illness this week, including defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (who missed the first two practices of the week), cornerback Ronald Darby and wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

By Saturday, however, all three players were feeling fine, Pederson said. He also noted that it's routine for players to be given intravenous fluids, which Agholor received Saturday.

As planned, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre addressed the Eagles at their team hotel before the walkthrough. Pederson, Favre's former backup in Green Bay, chose to keep the details of the meeting and Favre's message private, but indicated players were listening with rapt attention.

Favre later told NBC Sports Philadelphia that he warned the Eagles regarding the Patriots, "They're going to play the whole game. Don't ever say -- kinda like last year, 'We have it won and we're going to go to the drive-thru.' That's not a good idea."

While Saturday's session lacked the intensity of a normal weekday practice, it gave the Eagles a chance to get the "lay of the land," familiarize themselves with the locker rooms and the stadium and "take it all in. Soak it in," Pederson said.

Now, they're only 24 hours away from the biggest game of the season. Finally, the moment is starting to feel real for the players.

"It puts it into perspective now," Pederson said of being inside U.S. Bank Stadium for the first time this week. "I think they can see it, when you're on this field and you see everything around the stadium, you can feel it. It puts it all right there for us."