The Philadelphia Eagles 2015 NFL preseason schedule finishes up this week. The Eagles are scheduled to play the New York Jets at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night in NFL Preseason Week 4 action. This is the last game the Eagles will play before the start of the 2015 NFL regular season.
The last preseason game is typically pretty boring because most teams don't really play any of their starters. Unlike most years, however, the Eagles might have a few key players who suit up for this game. Offseason acquisition Kiko Alonso is expected to make his Eagles debut, though we'll believe it when we see it. Second-year wide receiver Josh Huff confirmed that he is expected to play.
A number of backup players will be fighting for their jobs in this game. One of the biggest position battles remaining is obviously the contest between Tim Tebow and Matt Barkley. Barkley will start the game, but recent reports indicate Tebow is still the favorite to make the Eagles' 53-man roster. Both quarterbacks have been less than spectacular this summer so they could both use a good showing.
On defense, one of the depth battles to keep an eye on is the safety position. Malcolm Jenkins and Walter Thurmond are locks to start. Chris Maragos is a lock to make the roster as a special teams player. Chris Prosinski is arguably favored to return considering how he excelled on special teams in 2014. But will the Eagles keep a fifth safety? Ed Reynolds and Jerome Couplin are battling hard for a spot that may or may not exist.
As previously noted, this is the final Eagles game of the 2015 preseason. The deadline to cut down to 53 players takes place on Sept. 5 at 4:00 PM EST.
Keep in mind the Eagles will play the New York Jets in Week 3 of the regular season.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: September 3, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: NFL Network | WCAU (NBC/10 - Philadelphia) | WCBS (CBS/2 - New York)
Announcers: Scott Graham, Mike Mayock
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Network replay: Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Radio: 94 WIP | Full listings here
Sirius 123 (Internet 823)
No odds listed for this game.
The Eagles are 9-0 all-time against the Jets. The two teams last played a regular season game back in Dec. 2011.
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Week 1 - vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, Aug. 16, 1:00 PM)
Week 2 - vs. Baltimore Ravens (Saturday, Aug. 22, 7:00 PM)
Week 3 - @ Green Bay Packers (Saturday, Aug. 29, 8:00 PM)
Week 4 - @ New York Jets
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)