We made it, folks. The final preseason game is here. The 2017 NFL regular season schedule begins in exactly one week. We just have to get through one more meaningless football game.
The bad news is that tonight’s game should be pretty boring and not very pretty. The Eagles will be resting their starters in the annual backup bowl against the Jets.
Given that Nick Foles hasn’t been practicing consistently, it seems like Matt McGloin will get the start for Philadelphia. He’s been pretty brutal at times this preseason so this game could get especially hard to watch.
The entertainment factor might not be very high in this game, but that doesn’t mean it’s meaningless for everyone. A number of players are still battling for jobs on the 53-man roster or the practice squad. Earlier this week, head coach Doug Pederson highlighted some roster battles that haven’t been determined yet.
Final roster cuts will take place before the 4:00 PM ET deadline on Saturday, Sept. 2. Tonight marks the last chance for players on the roster bubble to impress.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: WCAU (NBC/10 - Philadelphia), WPMT (FOX/43 - Harrisburg), WOLF (FOX/56 - Scranton), WHVL (My/29 - State College), WCBS (CBS/2 - New York)
Announcers: Mike Mayock, Scott Graham
Location: MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Network replay: 4:30 AM ET on Friday, September 1
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Per Bovada, the Jets are only slightly favored.
Philadelphia Eagles +1 (-110)
New York Jets -1 (-110)
The Eagles are 10-0 in 10 all-time regular season appearances against the Jets. 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)
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)