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February football!

NFL: Preseason-Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The 2019 NFL season ended with the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl last weekend but that doesn’t mean football is going away entirely. The XFL is back, baby, and the Week 1 action begins today.

There are around 26 former Philadelphia Eagles players playing in the XFL, including former 2017 fourth-round pick Donnel Pumphrey. Pump never managed to play an NFL snap but he’ll be making his XFL debut with the DC Defenders today.

Speaking of the Defenders, that’s the team a number of Eagles fans will apparently be rooting for:

For a primer on what exactly the XFL is all about, you can click here. For rules and games and dates and such, you can click here.

Here’s a look at the entire Week 1 schedule.

SEATTLE DRAGONS at DC DEFENDERS

Start time: 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, Feb. 8
Channel: ABC
Odds: Defenders are 8.5 point favorites

Former Eagles on Seattle: S Godwin Igwebuike

Former Eagles on DC: RB Donnel Pumphrey, WR DeAndre Thompkins, C Jon Toth, OT Malcolm Bunche, DT Elijah Qualls

LOS ANGELES WILDCATS at HOUSTON ROUGHNECKS

Start time: 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, Feb. 8
Channel: FOX
Odds: Roughnecks are 6.5 point favorites

Former Eagles on Los Angeles: S Jerome Couplin, LB Quentin Gause

Former Eagles on Houston: S Trae Elston, CB Ajene Harris, RB De’Angelo Henderson, OT Toby Weathersby, DT Gabe Wright

TAMPA BAY VIPERS at NEW YORK GUARDIANS

Start time: 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, Feb. 9
Channel: FOX
Odds: Vipers are 3.5 point favorites

Former Eagles on Tampa Bay: QB Aaron Murray, WR Seantavius Jones

Former Eagles on New York: QB Luis Perez, QB Matt McGloin, LB Ryan Mueller

ST. LOUIS BATTLEHAWKS at DALLAS RENEGADES

Start time: 5:00 PM ET on Sunday, Feb. 9
Channel: ESPN
Odds: Renegades are 9 point favorites

Former Eagles on St. Louis: WR Carlton Agudosi, RB Matt Jones, DB Harold Jones-Quartey, DB Jay Liggins

Former Eagles on Dallas: WR Freddie Martino, CB Josh Hawkins, LB Asantay Brown, DE Winston Craig

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Note: This is an open thread. Discuss all the Week 1 XFL action here.