Happy Monday, all. If you went to sleep at halftime, you're waking up to a pleasant surprise—and maybe need to have a little faith! I'm expecting to see a lot of midnight green and smiling faces on this sunny (and chilly) day after last night's Eagles win.
— Aubrey Nagle
Whew, what a night. Hot off a bye week, the Eagles outscored the Cowboys 37-9 last night in Arlington, Texas, earning the Birds a 9-1 record. Now they're 4-0 in the division and in the driver's seat to be the NFC's top team.
Though the first half was full of missed opportunities to capitalize on Dallas' mistakes, everything started working for the Eagles after halftime. Quarterback Carson Wentz found his groove, outplaying the Cowboys' Dak Prescott. Rookie defensive end Derek Barnett proved his worth. Jay Ajayi helped reverse Dallas' early ground advantage with a career-long run. Sadly Eagles kicker Jake Elliott was taken out of the game following a concussion, but linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill stepped in to kick off.
Epic Dallas rivalry aside, the Birds showed their true potential last night. Columnist Mike Sielski thinks it's ok to start rolling those Super Bowl meatballs. Whether you want to get your hopes up or not, it's sure a great morning to be an Eagles fan.
Lay down your tweetstorm, commuters. Philly transit riders could soon have a union to advocate for their rights, because, as it turns out, screaming into the social media void just isn't that effective.
Two groups—urbanist political action committee 5th Square and the new Pennsylvanians for Transit—are working toward this goal. Each hopes to create a group that will speak for riders to SEPTA and elected officials and influence transit policy.
For some, the Barclay blaze brought back memories of a deadly nursing home fire in Wayne in 1973 which, along with a string of similar incidents, spurred an overhaul of state regulations.
We want to see what our community looks like through your eyes. Show us the park that your family walks through every weekend with the dog, the block party in your neighborhood or the historic stretch you see every morning on your commute to work.