Football is back! The Philadelphia Eagles are on the road for the team's first preseason game of the year against the Chicago Bears. Chicago missed the playoffs last season largely because of the Eagles annihilation of their defense in Week 16. That loss is likely hard for Bears fans and players to forget, so expect a solid amount of hate at Soldier Field on Friday night.
The exhibition matchup allows for both teams to test their young players, who will be given the opportunity to show they belong on NFL rosters. The Eagles will likely show off their draft class, while the Bears will highlight first round cornerback Kyle Fuller against Philadelphia's wide receiver unit. This will likely be the first major test for the likes of Marcus Smith II and Jordan Matthews.
Date: Friday, August 8th, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Chicago, Illinois - Soldier Field
NFL Network replay: Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST
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Per Bovada, the Bears are the favorites.
Philadelphia Eagles +1.5 (-105)
Chicago Bears -1.5 (-115)
The Eagles are 13-30-1 all-time against the Bears.
The last matchup between the two teams came in 2013. The Eagles blew out of the Bears, 54-11.
Check out Windy City Gridiron for the Bears perspective on Friday's game.
- Dennis Kelly and David Molk played high school football in Illinois. Arrelious Benn played college football at the University of Illinois.
- This is the third time the Eagles and Bears have met in the preseason since 1975. The series has been split 1-1 in the preseason.
- Bears quarterback coach Matt Cavanaugh played the position for the Eagles from 1986-1989.
- 32 players will play their first game as an Eagle on Friday night.
- Nick Foles went 21-of-25 for 230 passing yards and two touchdowns the last time he faced the Bears.
- LeSean McCoy had 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in his last meeting against the Bears.
- Trent Cole and Mychal Kendricks combined for five sacks against the Bears in the Eagles win over the Bears in 2013.
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
Players to Watch on the Other Sideline
CB Kyle Fuller
QB David Fales
QB Jimmy Clausen
RB Jordan Lynch (former N. Illinois QB that was converted)
DT Will Sutton
OLB Christian Jones
Eagles 2014 Preseason NFL Schedule
As a reminder, here is the entire Eagles 2014 preseason schedule.
|Eagles 2014 Preseason Schedule|
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