The Philadelphia Eagles are set to take on the New England Patriots in each teams' second preseason match-up on Friday night, August 15th, 2014. Quarterback Nick Foles and the Eagles offense will look to bounce back against the Patriots after a tough outing in Chicago. Rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews will have the chance to redeem himself after a lackluster preseason NFL debut where he dropped three passes.
Philadelphia's defense will try to keep New England quarterback Tom Brady in check after a week of joint practices. Various practice reports have indicated that the Eagles look a lot better in practice against the Patriots than they did in 2013. It'll be interesting to see if that improvement carries over to actual game play.
Both team's starters are likely to play the majority of the first half.
Date: Friday, August 15th, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Channel: 6ABC (Local), NFL Network (National)
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts - Gillette Stadium
Announcers: Scott Graham, Brian Baldinger (Philadelphia), Bob Pompeani, Edmund Nelson (Pittsburgh)
NFL Network replay: Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EST
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Local radio: 94 WIP
Per Bovada, the Patriots are the favorites.
Philadelphia Eagles +3 (-120)
New England Patriots -3 (-EVEN)
The Eagles and Patriots have met 12 times in the regular season and playoffs, with the series split at 6-6. The Eagles lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
The Eagles and Patriots have played in the preseason 17 times since 1975. The Patriots have won 11 of those games.
Check out Pats Pulpit for the Patriots perspective on Friday's game.
Eagles vs Patriots coverage
- Eagles CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Lurie is from Boston.
- Ifeanyi Momah played at Boston College and tight end Emil Igwenagu went to Massachusetts.
- The Eagles have gone to the playoffs 10 of the 17 seasons that they played the Patriots during the exhibition period.
- Nick Foles has played the Patriots in the preseason twice. He went a combined 23-of-34 for 260 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and two fumbles (one lost) in those games. The Eagles went 1-1 in those contests.
- The Patriots are the first of three AFC teams that the Eagles will face to close out the preseason.
- The Eagles will save $1 million in salary cap space if former Eagles and current Patriots safety Patrick Chung makes New England's final roster due to offset language.
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
S Patrick Chung (2013)
Players to Watch on the Other Sideline
QB Jimmy Garoppolo
WR Brian Tyms
DT Dominique Easley
S Jemea Thomas
RB James White
Eagles 2014 Preseason NFL Schedule
As a reminder, here is the entire Eagles 2014 preseason schedule.
|Eagles 2014 Preseason Schedule|
|Time (EST)||8:00 PM||7:30 PM||7:30 PM||7:00 PM|