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Eagles are favorites to play Patriots in 2015 NFL kickoff game, per rumor

This could make sense.

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Interesting rumor (note: not a report) here from Joe Caporoso from Turn On The Jets:

This rumor should obviously be taken with a grain of salt. Caporoso isn't a regular news-breaker and the 2015 NFL schedule won't be released until late April. But the chances of this rumor ending up being true seem fairly decent.

Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice already put together a strong argument about why the Eagles should be penciled in to play the Patriots for the 2015 season's opening kickoff game. New England's eight home opponents include fairly weak choices: Jets, Bills, Dolphins, Jaguars, Titans, Redskins, Steelers, and the Eagles. It seems like the best for the schedule-makers is to pick either Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.

The Eagles-Patriots match-up just might be too good to pass up. Especially if this is true:

As Eagles fans are well aware, it's been over 10 years since the Birds lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. Philadelphia hasn't been back to the big game since. Meanwhile, the Patriots won their most recent Lombardi trophy only about a month ago.

Whether or not the Eagles and Patriots play in the opening game, we do know that the two teams will face off at some point during the year. All of Philadelphia's 16 opponents for the 2015 season are already known.

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