It's the moment you've all been waiting for: Football is back.

The Eagles will begin their title defense with a tough matchup against the Falcons on Thursday at 8:20 p.m. Whether you'll be watching from the comfort of your own fan cave or with 69,000 others at Lincoln Financial Field, you'll need to be prepared. That's where our Eagles' season preview comes in.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Eagles special section cover.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Eagles special section cover.

The long countdown to Wentz’s comeback

Carson Wentz walks through the team tunnel before the Eagles’ preseason game against the Jets last Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Carson Wentz walks through the team tunnel before the Eagles’ preseason game against the Jets last Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Carson Wentz tore his ACL and LCL 267 days before the 2018 season opener. Jeff McLane details where his journey back to the field took him, and what he discovered along the way: Read the story here.

The Eagles have a type

Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman share a fist bump during training camp.
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Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman share a fist bump during training camp.

Valuing 'low risk, high reward' players with experience helped bring the Eagles their first Super Bowl. As the Eagles' enter their second season building a contender, it's becoming clear what type of player they are targeting. Read the story here.

Answering the big questions

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham celebrates winning Super Bowl LII. Will the Eagles suffer from a Super Bowl hangover?
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Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham celebrates winning Super Bowl LII. Will the Eagles suffer from a Super Bowl hangover?

We asked our beat writers and columnists about a few lingering questions. Here's what they had to say:

• Which Eagle, who didn't play in the postseason, will have the biggest impact?

• What will determine if the Eagles contend for the Super Bowl?

Elite company

Vince Lombardi is carried off the field by his Green Bay Packers team after they beat the Raiders in Super Bowl II. Lombardi’s teams were one of nine to repeat as champions.
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Vince Lombardi is carried off the field by his Green Bay Packers team after they beat the Raiders in Super Bowl II. Lombardi’s teams were one of nine to repeat as champions.

The Eagles are now in pursuit of joining an elite group of teams: The ones who have repeated as Super Bowl champions. Bob Ford dives into what they can learn from previous back-to-back champs. Read the story here. 

In the same vein, David Murphy explores the biggest hurdles the Eagles will need to clear to reach dynasty status. Read the story here.

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