Dress rehearsals are common in most stage performances, but in Week 3 of the NFL preseason, 32 teams have their warm-up to the regular season. With quarterback position settled, the Eagles can go into Saturday's preseason road opener with a sense of direction. Michael Vick and the gang are set to take on a Jaguars team with a lot of young talent but a boatload of question marks. The starters will play at least the entire first-half of the game and could potentially see action well into the third quarter. The second and third-string talent will likely get most of the second-half to earn their keep.
When and Where to Watch
7:30 p.m. ET, 6ABC
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Eagles to Watch
Michael Vick: How does he handle the game after being named the starter?
Nick Foles: How does he react to being named the backup?
LeSean McCoy: Shady was fantastic in his preseason debut but this will be his first extended action with Vick this preseason.
Chris Polk: Will he continue his up-and-down preseason play or will he finally make a splash?
Brent Celek: Can he shake the preseason rust?
James Casey: It would be nice to see Casey make a play tonight.
Jason Peters: If he plays tonight, how well will he play in his first game action in more than a year and a half?
The Backup Offensive Line: Do the Eagles have depth outside of Allen Barbre?
Clifton Geathers: It is time for Geathers so he is more than just a big body.
Antonio Dixon: The guy needs to prove he belongs.
Vinny Curry, Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton and Bennie Logan: This is your future on the defensive line and watching them progress has been one of the better parts of the preseason.
Emmanuel Acho and Jake Knott: Can the young twosome be considered locks or at the very least better than Casey Matthews and Jamar Chaney?
Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher: Are either one of these guys last year's starters?
Nate Allen: Can he continue to play within himself and finally make a play?
Check out Big Cat Country for the Jaguars' perspective on tonight's game.
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
DE Jason Babin (2009, 2011-2012)
QB Mike Kafka (2010-2011, 2010 fourth-round pick)
TE Brett Brackett (2012 preseason)
WR Jeremy Ebert (2012 Practice Squad)
LS Jeremy Cain (2007 preseason)
DE Pannel Egboh (2010 Practice Squad)
P Ken Parrish (2010 offseason)
Things to Consider
Can the Eagles offense flow like it has in past weeks?
Will we see more vivid play-calling in Game 3?
Can the defense continue its strong play from Week 2?
Will the defense cause any turnovers?