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The Phillies are the reason why the Eagles are the only NFL team that has three straight road games

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Just make it worth the sacrifice, Phils.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

As you’ve seen by now, the Philadelphia Eagles are the only NFL team that will play three straight road games during the 2019 season.

Why is this the case? It turns out it has something to do with their neighbors across the street at Citizens Bank Park: the Philadelphia Phillies.

In simpler terms, the NFL limited the amount of Eagles home games in October because they think the Phillies are going to be making a playoff run. The NFL is trying to avoid a messy scheduling conflict.

On one hand, it’s exciting to think there’s an expectation the Phils are going to be really good. They’re certainly off to a nice start by sitting atop the NL East with an 11-6 record.

On the other hand, the Eagles having three straight road games does put them at a disadvantage. History indicates it’s very challenging for teams to win that third straight road game.

Here’s hoping the Phillies make good use of the sacrifice (hey, look, baseball pun!). It’d be disappointing if the Eagles were put at a disadvantage for naught.


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