PHILADELPHIA –  Mayor Jim Kenney offered this statement after the Eagles victory over the 49ers in today’s NFC Championship:

“Congratulations to Jeff Lurie, Howie Roseman, Nick Sirianni, and all the coaches, players and staff of this year’s NFC Champions – our Philadelphia Eagles!  This has been an energizing season from the start, and we are excited that the Eagles are going to fly all the way to the Super Bowl. As a lifelong Philadelphian and the Mayor of this great city I am thrilled to see fans of all ages and from every neighborhood celebrating side by side, full of pride and excitement. This is a wonderful night and I ask Philadelphians to celebrate joyously, safely, and respectfully.

“And remember: It’s a Philly thing.”