PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The Philadelphia Eagles will be receiving their Super Bowl LII championship rings on Thursday at an event Head Coach Doug Pederson says will mark the end of the celebrations.
After Thursday’s Ceremony, Pederson wants his team to focus on the upcoming season.
"It's a great opportunity for us, great motivating factor for us, to sort of rip off the dog masks and no longer be the underdog, but now be the hunted," Pederson said
Pederson added that the team has a ‘target on their back’ as the NFL’s defending champions.
Meanwhile, Eagles fans will be enjoying their bragging rights for years to come, especially with a few key rematches coming up this season. The Eagles will face the New England Patriots in the preseason and will open the season against the Atlanta Falcons, the first team they defeated in their historic playoff run.
The Eagles will also take on the Minnesota Vikings, who they crushed in the NFC Championship game 38-7. Since that game, Philly fans have used the Vikings beloved ‘SKOL’ chant to chant names like ‘Foles’ and even Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz.
The Eagles opening day line-up could look quite similar to the one that took the field in Super Bowl LII, should backup quarterback Nick Foles get the starting not in the place of an injured Carson Wentz. Wentz has been active in practice as he recovers from an ACL tear he suffered late last season.