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December 20, 2009
Niners-Eagles: city is snow white, but field is jolly green

It stopped snowing in Philadelphia. But that doesn't mean Old Man Winter won't be a factor. As of right now, the temperature is 28 degrees and, with the wind, it feels like 18 degrees. There will be a steady wind throughout the afternoon with gusts of up to 22 mph. The Field at Lincoln Financial Field had been covered with a tarp throughout the storm and the stadium was built with electric coils underneath the field to warm it up on days like this. I'm looking at the field right now, and it looks perfect -- as if I was looking at the field in Miami.

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Thanks to David Fucillo for of Niners Nation for forwarding this along ... Moving the game to 4:15 EDT essentially has given the 49ers their second straight national game. According to Fox, the game will be seen in seven of the United States' biggest media markets. (NY, LA, SF, Dal, Hou, Phil, Wash)

San Francisco 49ers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Major Markets include:
New York, Hartford, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Richmond, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento.

-- Matt Barrows

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MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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