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Eagles fans greet playoff day with tailgating gusto

Kickoff is 4:35 p.m., but Eagles fans started pulling into FDR Park minutes after sunrise Saturday.

It’s the playoffs, OK? At least seven hours of quality South Philly tailgating is practically a necessity in these situations.

“We’re the worst around. For 1 p.m. games, we’re usually here by 7,” said Jeff Cucci, who rolled into the park on Pattison Avenue towing a 45-foot, custom-painted Eagles trailer with a fully stocked bar and kitchen that is expected to serve a crowd of more than 200.

“We slept in today,” said his friend Jim Staffieri.

Meaning, they arrived around 7:30 a.