Tonight’s tilt marks the Eagles’ first home game at Lincoln Financial Field since the Birds beat the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of the 2016 regular season on New Year’s Day.
The outcome of this game obviously doesn’t matter, but this matchup still holds some intrigue. Tonight marks the potential debut of two of Philadelphia’s key new players: Alshon Jeffery and Ronald Darby.
Speaking of Darby, the player the Eagles traded for him won’t be suiting up tonight. Unfortunately, Jordan Matthews is dealing with a “week-to-week” chest injury.
Doug Pederson said he’s leaning towards playing the Eagles’ starters, including Carson Wentz, for only a drive or two. Matt McGloin will take over after Wentz is done due to Nick Foles still making his way back from an elbow injury. Ideally the first team units will have a strong showing before getting out of the game and letting the backups finish the night.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Announcers: Mike Mayock, Scott Graham
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: Friday, August 18 at 10:00 AM ET
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Per Bovada, the Eagles are the heavy favorites.
Buffalo Bills +4.5 (-110)
Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 (-110)
The Eagles are 7-6 in 13 all-time appearances against the Bills. These two teams last played during the 2015 season. It was the final win of the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia.
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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)