THE EAGLES ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL! CARSON WENTZ IS ELITE! DOUG PEDERSON WILL DO WHAT ANDY NEVER COULD, BABY! Stop yelling at me, people. It's too early in the season and it's too early in the morning. Wait until we hit week 10, or at the very least until I've had my third cup of coffee. Side note: The Panthers looked like blue freezer pops in those ridiculous "Color Rush" uniforms. May help explain why Cam Newton's play was so cold. If you like what you're reading, it's free to sign up to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and feedback, so please email me, tweet me @tommyrowan, or reach our social team on Facebook.
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The Eagles swooped into Charlotte Thursday and thrashed the Panthers en route to a big win against a formidable opponent on a nationally-televised game. Sitting at 5-1, the bird's secured the top spot in their division, and positioned themselves for the first playoff birth of the Carson Wentz/Doug Pederson era.
David Murphy: Carson Wentz was the best quarterback on the field, and it wasn't close.
Jeff McLane: Defensive star Fletcher Cox's return wasn't a minute too soon.
Marcus Hayes: Eagles make claim as top team in the NFC.
Remarkably, a York County woman, her husband and their three children were freed Thursday after four years in Taliban captivity. Aubrey Whelan walks us through the Coleman family's strange saga, which included a chilling video released in December. On screen appears two of the couple's children, both born in captivity, and their mother stated: "My children have seen their mother defiled."
Trudy Rubin, our decorated Wordview columnist, cautioned: The Coleman family's rescue doesn't mean the United States and Pakistan are now on the same page.
Music Critic Dan DeLuca attended the final preview of the Springsteen on Broadway show Wednesday, one day before it officially opened to the public, and saw a 68-year-old storyteller, guitar in hand, at his best. "That, of course, is what Bruce Springsteen has been doing for over 40 years: singing songs of stubborn faith and harsh reality that resonate with a passionate fan base that's grown up and old with him."
But take note: The Walter Kerr Theatre holds fewer than a thousand people, and fewer will see the entire 18-week run than attended his two nights with the E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in 2016. "Those that do get in, however, will witness an extraordinary two-hour evening," Dan said.
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