The Philadelphia Eagles are FINALLY back at home after opening the 2017 NFL regular season schedule with two road games. That’s right: the Birds are back in town.
The Eagles’ home opener features a big divisional game against one of their NFC East rivals: the New York Giants.
After going 11-5 in 2016, the Giants are off to a poor start this season. New York lost their first two games while only scoring a combined 17 points in the process.
The fact of the matter is that the Giants’ offensive line just isn’t very good. Big Blue hasn’t been able to protect Eli Manning whatsoever. New York’s run game is virtually non-existent.
On paper, this is a matchup the Eagles should win. Philly’s pass rush looks very legit. It’s up to the front four to take advantage of a weak offensive line.
But this game might not be so easy as it might seem. The Giants will be desperate and the Eagles have their own offensive issues that need to be worked out. Philly has struggled to run the ball effectively. Starting left guard Isaac Seumalo has seemingly already been benched for issues in pass protection.
This tilt could end up being a defensive battle. There’s a lot on the line so it should be a good game.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: TBD
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
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Per Bovada, the Eagles are significant home favorites.
New York Giants +6 (-105)
Philadelphia Eagles -6 (-115)
The Eagles are 80-84-2 in 166 all-time regular season appearances against the Giants. These two teams last played in the second-to-last game of the 2016 regular season. The Eagles beat the Giants by a final score of 24 to 19.
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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 6 - at Carolina Panthers (Oct. 12, 8:25 PM ET, CBS/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
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 16 - vs. Oakland Raiders (Dec. 25, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football on Christmas
Week 17 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)