VIDEO: Start of Eagles Parade passes Matt and Tamala

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Eagles Parade passes Matt and Tamala during our coverage on February 8, 2018. (WPVI)

The Eagles have landed on Broad Street: The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about for decades is finally underway.

Players are cruising along the 5-mile (8-kilometer) parade route atop open-air, double-decker buses. They started off near their stadium just before 11 a.m. Thursday and winding up at the art museum's "Rocky" steps.

Many players are sporting their parade finest: Chris Long is donning a faux full-length fur coat over an Allen Iverson 76ers jersey. Jason Kelce is in full Mummers regalia, faintly resembling an Aladdin costume in a nod to Philadelphia's raucous annual parade on New Year's Day.

Hundreds of thousands of roaring, jubilant fans are in position to cheer their heroes along the way. Organizers are prepared for as many as 2 million people.

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