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NFL Schedule Rumors: Eagles will play Raiders in Philadelphia on Christmas

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Early Christmas present!

Philadelphia Eagles v Oakland Raiders Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Ho ho ho! The latest 2017 NFL schedule leak indicates that the Philadelphia Eagles will play the Oakland Raiders at Lincoln Financial Field on Christmas this year. This rumor comes from Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad.

December 25 falls on a Monday this year so this Eagles-Raiders contest will be featured on a national audience on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

The Eagles haven’t played on Christmas day since they defeated the Cowboys 23-7 in Dallas in 2006.

The Eagles haven’t played the Raiders since they obliterated them in Oakland in 2013. I need not remind you that Nick Foles threw for an NFL-record-tying seven touchdowns in that game. The Raiders have gotten much better since then. Foles has not; he’s now the Eagles’ backup quarterback.

[insert obligatory Philly fans throwing snowballs at Santa Claus joke here]

To recap, here’s what we’ve heard about the Eagles schedule so far:

Week 1 - at Washington Redskins

Week 3 - versus New York Giants

Week 13 - at Seattle Seahawks

Week 14 - at Los Angeles Rams

Week 15 - at New York Giants

Week 16 - Oakland Raiders

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