Unfortunately (for the sake of being petty), Wentz will not play tonight. Instead, it’ll be Nick Foles who gets the start under center. The reigning Super Bowl MVP will be looking to bounce back after a real rough outing against the Patriots last Thursday. Foles should get a decent amount of work since Doug Pederson said he plans to play the first team unit through the second quarter and possibly into the third.
It’d be nice to see some better execution out of the Eagles this week after we’ve seen some sloppy football in the first two preseason games. With that said, Philadelphia will be without a number of key players in this game so it’s hard to set expectations too high.
The MOST important goal for tonight’s game is to keep everyone as healthy as possible. The Eagles will be playing their first regular season game in exactly two weeks from today against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, September 6. That’s the night the Eagles will be raising their Super Bowl banner into the rafters at Lincoln Financial Field.
But before then, the Eagles still have two more preseason games to play. We’ll see the starters for the final time tonight before we watch the backup bowl between the Eagles and the New York Jets next week.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch tonight’s game.
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium | Cleveland, Ohio
NFL Network replay: Friday, August 23 at 12:00 AM ET, 10:00 AM ET, and 4:00 PM ET
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Per Bovada, the Eagles are UNDERDOGS.
Philadelphia Eagles +3 (+105)
Cleveland Browns -3 (-125)
The Eagles are 17-31-1 in 49 appearances against the Browns. These two teams last played back on September 11, 2016. That was Wentz’s first regular season NFL start. The Eagles won that game by a final score of 29 to 10.
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Eagles 2018 Preseason Schedule
Week 1 - vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Aug. 9, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 2 - at New England Patriots (Aug. 16, 7:30 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 3 - at Cleveland Browns (Aug. 23, 8:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - vs. New York Jets (Aug. 30, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Eagles 2018 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - vs. Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 6, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) NFL Kickoff Game
Week 2 - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sept. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Tennessee Titans (Sept. 30, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 7, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at New York Giants (Oct. 11, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Carolina Panthers (Oct 21, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 - at Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 28, 9:30 AM ET, NFLN) London Game
Week 9 - BYE (Nov. 4)
Week 10 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 11, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 11 - at New Orleans Saints (Nov. 18, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 12 - vs. New York Giants (Nov. 25, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - vs. Washington Redskins (Dec. 3, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 14 - at Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 9, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 16, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 16 - vs. Houston Texans (Dec. 23, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 17 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 30, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)