Photo essay: Eagles fans flock to Lincoln Financial Field for home opener

From decorated vans to green beards, Eagles fans turned out in style for the season’s home opener.

A sea of kelly and midnight green took over South Philly ahead of the Eagles home opener Thursday evening. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)

Hours ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles home opener, fans flocked to tailgates surrounding Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles faced the Minnesota Vikings and were looking to build off their victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

That bid was successful, as the Birds triumphed over the Vikings with a final score of 34-28.

Philadelphia has its eyes set on another Super Bowl berth this season. FanDuel Sportsbook places their odds at +900.

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Jeremy "Green Beard" Smith and Eric Wayne were pumped ahead of the Eagles game against the Minnesota Vikings, and believe the Birds are in a good position to make it back to the Super Bowl. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)
The Eagles Drumline marches outside the stadium
The Eagles Drumline marched around the South Philly Sports Complex ahead of the home opener Thursday evening. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)

A fan talks with someone dressed in an Eagles mascot outfit.
Eagles superfan Birdmann interviewed fans ahead of Thursday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)
Eagles fans sitting in a mostly empty stadium hours before game time.
Some Eagles fans skipped the tailgate and went to their seats hours before the game kicked off. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)
Eagles fans pose for a photo.
These lovely Eagles fans (and a wild bear) posed for a photo ahead of the Thursday night game. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)
A retro Minnesota Vikings helmet faces a retro Philadelphia Eagles helmet.
The Minnesota Vikings faced the Philadelphia Eagles on Sep. 14, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field. A fan showed off a portion of his retro helmet collection at the tailgate. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)

A dog walking next to their human wears an Eagles jersey.
Not sure if this Eagles fan had a ticket, but they were repping their favorite team on Thursday. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)
Eagles fans with Barbara Bear
Eagles fans chummed it up with Barbera Bear ahead of the home opener. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)
One person wearing a Vikings jersey walks among a crowd of Eagles fans.
One lonely Vikings fan drifted into enemy territory on Thursday. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)

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