The Eagles last faced the Lions in 2016, during Doug Pederson’s first season as Philadelphia’s head coach, and suffered a close road loss, 23-24. The last time these teams played in The Linc was in 2013, and the Eagles snagged a 34-20 win.
There used to be a bit of inside familiarity with Eagles’ defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz who was Detroit’s head coach from 2009 to 2013, but as he noted earlier in the week, there are only a handful of players from his time still with the franchise — although, you’d hope he’d have some kind of advantage against QB Matthew Stafford.
Things look a lot different under Matt Patricia, and Pederson mentioned Friday that players look a lot more comfortable and confident in his system this season. Still, the Lions have started the 2019 season 1-0-1, with their win coming in Week 2 against the Chargers.
The Eagles have a lot of adjustments to make with all the new plays working through injuries, but hopefully, with a week to prepare, they’ll look a lot more cohesive than they did in last week’s Sunday Night Football contest.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
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Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter)
Referee: Tony Corrente (Eagles 7-12 in 19 games officiated)
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: TBA
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | SIRIUS: 138 (Det), 134 (Phi) | XM: 387 (Det), 232 (Phi)
The Eagles are home favorites, per SB Nation’s odds page.
Philadelphia Eagles -8.5 (-110)
Detroit Lions +8.5 (-110)
The Eagles are 15-15-2 in 32 all-time regular season games against the Lions. The Eagles are 9-9 at home in those games.
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Eagles 2019 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - vs. Washington Redskins (Sept. 8, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - at Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 15, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 3 - vs. Detroit Lions (Sept. 22, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Green Bay Packers (Sept. 26, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
Week 5 - vs. New York Jets (Oct. 6, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 6 - at Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 13, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 - at Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 20, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 8 - at Buffalo Bills (Oct. 27, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Chicago Bears (Nov. 3, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 10 - BYE (Nov. 10)
Week 11 - vs. New England Patriots (Nov. 17, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 12 - vs. Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 24, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 13 - at Miami Dolphins (Dec. 1, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 14 - vs. New York Giants (Dec. 9, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 15 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 15, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 22, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 17 - at New York Giants (Dec. 29, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)