Another long offseason is over. Philadelphia Eagles football is back this Sunday. Finally.
It’s an exciting team of year! The Eagles are kicking off Year 2 of the Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson era. The expectation is that the Birds will be improved this year after making some upgrades through free agency and the 2017 NFL Draft.
But none of the Eagles’ improvement on paper matters if they don’t prove themselves in the real games. Philadelphia will have a chance to do just that in Week 1.
The way I see it, the Eagles couldn’t have asked for a better opening matchup. The Eagles are set to play a team they haven’t been able to beat in nearly three years: the Washington Redskins.
Washington has won the last five games in this series. Furthermore, the Eagles haven’t won at Washington’s home stadium dating back to 2013. In other words, it’s been way too long.
This is a big test right out of the gate for the Eagles. Can the Birds get the monkey off their back and start the season off strong? Or does a loss here send everyone into a September panic? Just the first game and there’s already a lot on the line. Just another reason why football is the best and we’re all so glad it’s back.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber
Location: FedEx Field | Landover, Maryland
NFL Network replay: TBD
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Per Bovada, the Eagles are actually favored to win on the road.
Philadelphia Eagles -1.5 (-110)
Washington Redskins +1.5 (-110)
The Eagles are 74-85-6 in 165 all-time regular season appearances against Washington. These two teams last played in a close contest at Lincoln Financial Field last year when the Eagles lost by a final score of 27 of 22.
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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 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)