The Philadelphia Eagles are fresh off of the NFL preseason and are ready to improve on their performance from last year. With Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and the majority of last season's team returning with improved depth, the Eagles seem destined for great things. Philadelphia will launch their 2014 NFL season campaign against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.
With Foles and McCoy likely poised for successful seasons and the defense seemingly improved, the Eagles are in a good position to repeat as NFC East champions. However, while the team is getting plenty of praise, a young team like Jacksonville may not be an easy out.
Date: Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Channel: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket (Channel 713)
Announcers: Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Lincoln Financial Field
NFL Network replay: Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. EST
Sirius 132 (Internet 823)
Local radio: 94 WIP
NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA.
Jacksonville Jaguars +10 (-105)
Philadelphia Eagles -10 (-115)
This is the fifth regular season meeting between the Eagles and Jaguars. Jacksonville currently owns the series lead over Philadelphia, as the Jaguars are 3-1 against the Eagles in the regular season. However, the Eagles won the last meeting by a score of 28-3 in 2010.
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NFL Injury Report
OUT: WR Josh Huff (shoulder), OG Matt Tobin (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Polk (hamstring), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)
PROBABLE: WR Brad Smith (groin), WR Riley Cooper (ankle)
Jaguars injury report
OUT: TE Clay Harbor (calf), RB Storm Johnson (ankle), OT Austin Pasztor (hand), WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: OT Josh Wells (shoulder)
PROBABLE: C Luke Bowanko (quad), P Bryan Anger (right groin), G Zane Beadles (calf), DT Sen'Derrick Marks (shoulder), WR Allen Robinson (hamstring), K Josh Scobee (right quad)
- The Jaguars game marks the 20th season of ownership for Jeffrey Lurie. During Lurie's tenure, the Eagles have been to the playoffs 12 times, won seven division titles.
- Since rookie minicamps in May, the Eagles have added just four players to the team: Davon Morgan, Cody Parkey, and Kenjon Barner. Only two members of the active and practice rosters were not with the team in OTAs: Colton Underwood and Parkey. Including the injured reserve and suspension list, 64 of the 67 players employed by the Eagles have been on the team since the conclusion of NFL Draft weekend.
- In 2013, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley was the runner-up to Chip Kelly for the same job with the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Wide receiver Riley Cooper, tight end Trey Burton and cornerback Jaylen Watkins played college football close to Jacksonville at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
- Eagles great Brian Dawkin grew up in Jacksonville.
- In the Eagles last meeting against the Jaguars, Brent Celek had four catches for 42 yards, Jeremy Maclin had four catches for 83 yards and LeSean McCoy ran 11 times for 54 yards and caught two passes for seven yards.
- In the last meeting, Nate Allen had three tackles and a sack and Trent Cole had eight tackles and two sacks.
- Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny, wide receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Mickey Shuler all went to Penn State. Offensive tackle Cody Booth went to Temple. Quarterback Chad Henne is from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
- Assistant coach and former Eagles left tackle Tra Thomas played his final season in Jacksonville with the Jaguars.
NFL Schedule 2014
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
TE Clay Harbor (2009-2012)
DE Chris Clemons (2008-2009)