The Philadelphia Eagles 2015 NFL schedule kicks off on Monday night as the team is scheduled to play the Atlanta Falcons on ESPN Monday Night Football. After a very long offseason, Eagles football is finally back.
This opening game might be the most anticipated Eagles' season opener in quite some time. The team looked historically dominant in preseason having outscored opponents 83-17 in the first half of the first three exhibition games. Philadelphia's summer success won't mean much if the team doesn't carry over to the real games, but it's fair to say everyone is really excited about this Eagles team. A lot of media members are now picking the Eagles to win the Super Bowl this year.
Before the hype train gets too out of control, the Eagles need to prove they can win when it counts. One could argue the team is well-equipped to do just that. The Eagles look much different now than they did at the end of the 2014 season. Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy are among the notable players gone. Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray, whom no one ever expected to be on the Eagles, are now two of Philadelphia's most important players. The oft-injured Bradford will be playing his first regular season game since 2013, so this is obviously a huge deal for him.
The Eagles are favored to beat the Falcons, and for good reason. There are serious concerns about Atlanta's shaky offensive line and suspect defense. Philadelphia could take advantage of them in those areas. On the other hand, the Eagles and their new-look secondary will need to prove they can handle the Atlanta passing attack. This one should be entertaining.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: September 14, 2015
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Announcers: Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico, Lisa Salters
Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
NFL Network replay: TBA
Sirius 119 (Internet 823)
Radio: 94 WIP | Full listings here
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The Eagles are favored by three points.
Philadelphia Eagles -3 (-110)
Atlanta Falcons +3 (-110)
Over/under: 55.5 points
The Eagles are 15-12-1 all-time against the Falcons. The Eagles last played the Falcons in 2012, when Atlanta beat Philadelphia by a final score of 30-17. The Eagles haven't beaten the Falcons since October 2010.
Eagles vs. Falcons Predictions
Eagles 2015 regular season schedule
Week 2 - Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 20, 4:25 PM, FOX)
Week 3 - @ New York Jets (Sept. 27, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 4 - @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 4, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 5 - New Orleans Saints (Oct. 11, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 6 - New York Giants (Oct 19, 8:30 PM, ESPN) *Monday Night Football*
Week 7 - @ Carolina Panthers (Oct. 25, 8:30 PM, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*
Week 8 - BYE (Nov. 1)
Week 9 - @ Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 8, 8:30 PM, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*
Week 10 - Miami Dolphins (Nov. 15, 1:00 PM, CBS)
Week 11 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nov. 22, 1:00 PM)
Week 13 - @ New England Patriots (Dec. 6, 4:25 PM, FOX)
Week 14 - Buffalo Bills (Dec. 13, 1:00 PM, CBS)
Week 15 - Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 20, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 16 - Washington Redskins (Dec. 26, 8:25 PM, NFL Network) *Saturday*
Week 17 - @ New York Giants (Jan. 3, 1:00 PM)