After a long offseason, Philadelphia Eagles football is FINALLY back! The games don’t matter since it's only the preseason, but it's still better than nothing. At least that’s what I’ll tell myself before the fourth quarter starts and I just want the game to end.
The Eagles are set to play the Green Bay Packers at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday evening during the first week of the 2017 NFL preseason schedule. This is the first time the Birds will suit up since they beat the Dallas Cowboys on January 1, the final day of the 2016 season.
Philadelphia's starters will likely only play a series or two, so expect about eight to 14 snaps. Carson Wentz will start at quarterback before Matt McGloin finishes off the first half. Nick Foles is expected to be out after not practicing for over a week. Doug Pederson didn’t confirm who else will be out but we reported last week that Alshon Jeffery is expected to sit tonight.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Announcers: Mike Mayock, Scott Graham
Location: Lambeau Field | Green Bay, Wisconsin
NFL Network replay: Friday, August 11 at 4:00 PM ET
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Per Bovada, the Eagles are the underdogs.
Philadelphia Eagles +1 (-115)
Green Bay Packers -1 (-105)
The Eagles are 14-27 in 41 appearances against the Packers. The two teams last played in Week 12 last season. Philadelphia lost at home by a final score of 27 to 13.
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Eagles 2017 Preseason Schedule
Week 1 - Away at Green Bay Packers (Aug. 10, 8:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 2 - Home versus Buffalo Bills (Aug. 17, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 3 - Home versus Miami Dolphins (Aug. 24, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10 & NFL Network)
Week 4 - Away at New York Jets - (Aug. 31, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10 & NFL Network)
Eagles 2017 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - at Washington Redskins (Sept. 10, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - at Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. New York Giants (Sept. 24, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Los Angeles Chargers (Oct. 1, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 8, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 - vs. Washington Redskins (Oct. 23, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 29, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Denver Broncos (Nov. 5, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 10 - BYE
Week 11 - at Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 19, 8:30 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 12 - vs. Chicago Bears (Nov. 26, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - at Seattle Seahawks (Dec. 3, 8:30 PM ET, NCB) Sunday Night Football
Week 14 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 10, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at New York Giants (Dec. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 17 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)