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Eagles' Super Bowl parade packs Philadelphia

Feb 8, 2018

The Eagles’ first-ever Super Bowl parade did not disappoint.

Birds’ fans jammed the city to celebrate with the team.

The parade kicked-off as scheduled at 11 a.m. and rolled up Broad Street before getting on the Ben Franklin Parkway and finishing at the Art Museum with a rally.

Head Coach Doug Pederson told the crowd there that this is the “new norm” for Philadelphia.

And safety Malcolm Jenkins said it was a moment for the team and fans to share.

"This is for you all Philly. And believe it – everybody in here – they doubted us as players.  They doubted us as a team.  And all we ever did was step up, love each other more, grind more and have more fun than anybody in the league.  And believe us, this is for the city of Philadelphia – straight up," said Jenkins.

But it was offensive lineman Jason Kelce that stole the show.  Decked out in a Mummers costume, he offered an expletive laced rant detailing how the entire team and organization overcame being underdogs to bring home the title.

The city was preparing for up to 2 million fans to show up, but no official crowd estimate has been offered yet