Unlike the first two preseason games, the Eagles’ starters are expected to play more than just a few drives. Based on how they handled the third preseason game (AKA the dress rehearsal game) last year, Philadelphia’s first team units will play into the third quarter.
The Eagles will be squaring off against the team they faced during joint training camp practices on Monday and Tuesday. Now it’ll be fun to see these teams go head-to-head in real game action, even though the outcome doesn’t matter.
All eyes will be on the Eagles’ offense this week — especially when it comes to Philadelphia’s running game. Wendell Smallwood is expected to play for the first time this preseason. The hope is for LeGarrette Blount to be a little more effective after only gaining 17 yards on his first nine preseason carries this summer.
Elsewhere, there are still a number of roster spots up in the air. Bubble players can improve their standings with the Eagles by showing up in these preseason games.
Along with airing locally on NBC10, note that tonight’s Eagles game will also be available to a national audience on NFL Network.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: NBC10, NFL Network, WPMT (FOX/43 - Harrisburg), WOLF (FOX/56 - Scranton, WHVL (My/29 - State College), WRDE (My/31.2 - Rehoboth Beach DE), WFOR (CBS/4 - Miami), WPEC (CBS/12 - West Palm Beach), WZVN (ABC/7 - Fort Myers)WFTV (ABC/9 - Orlando), KFVE (My/5 - Honolulu)
Announcers: Mike Mayock, Scott Graham
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: Friday, August 25 at 1:00 PM ET
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Per Bovada, the Eagles are the favorites.
Miami Dolphins +3.5 (-110)
Philadelphia Eagles -3.5 (-110)
The Eagles are 6-8 in 14 all-time regular season appearances against the Dolphins. These two teams last played during the 2015 season.
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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)