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Christian players on NFL’s top team talk about the faith that binds them on and off the field by Dave Urbanski

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The Philadelphia Eagles remain the NFL’s top team after a 31-3 home-field trouncing of the Chicago Bears on Sunday, extending their league-best record to 10-1.

This season’s success has been a surprise. The Eagles were supposed to improve from last year’s 7-9 record when they failed to make the playoffs — but no one predicted they’d be where they are today.

But some members of the Birds, as they’re affectionately known around the City of Brotherly Love, also have been opening eyes through their genuine expressions of Christian faith — and the franchise highlighted their spiritual lives in a new video.

Second-year quarterback Carson Wentz is having an MVP-caliber season and seems to be catching everybody’s attention these days — even the likes of NBA icon LeBron James, who just said Wentz is his favorite player at the moment. But football is far from the only topic on his mind or in his heart.

Wentz shared on the video that he “grew up going to church” and “got confirmed in the Lutheran church” but “never really knew exactly what I believed or why.” But that all changed when he hit college.

“I remember just having some college mentors, some former teammates kind of just help walking me through the Word,” he added. “And I ended up reading the whole New Testament of the Bible in the first three months of my freshman semester, and it just became real to me.”

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