Philadelphia Eagles football is BACK. Kind of.
The reigning Super Bowl champions are set to play in their first game since winning a world championship back on February 4. Unlike that game, this one will be meaningless since it’s only preseason football. But hey, it’s better than nothing at all.
The Eagles are set to play the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday evening during the first week of the 2018 NFL preseason schedule.
Philadelphia’s starters will likely only play a series or two, so expect around 10 snaps at most. Carson Wentz and Nick Foles are expected to be out while the team is being cautious with their health. If that’s the case, Nate Sudfeld will start at quarterback. He’ll get a good amount of playing time before Joe Callahan takes over. Are you not entertained?
Although the game’s outcome may be meaningless, it’s still interesting to watch players compete for jobs on the 53-man roster. Preseason football also gives us our first glimpse at new players and rookies.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Announcers: Mike Mayock, Scott Graham
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: Friday, August 10 at 4:00 PM ET
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
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Per Bovada, the Eagles are favored to win.
Pittsburgh Steelers +3 (-110)
Philadelphia Eagles -3 (-110)
The Eagles are 47-28-3 in 78 appearances against the Steelers. These two teams last played in Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season. The Eagles crushed the Steelers in Wentz’s third career start by a score of 34 to 3. Fun fact: the Eagles are 9-0 against the Steelers in regular season home games dating back to 1966.
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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)