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Eagles vs. Steelers preseason watching guide

Learn more about the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh matchup on Thursday evening.

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The Philadelphia Eagles host the Pittsburgh Steelers for their first preseason game of the 2021 season — and Philly’s first preseason game since 2019— on Thursday night.

(Reminder if you’re attending: The city issued a new mask mandate, so you’ll want to review HERE what that means for those trekking to Lincoln Financial Field.)

We got a little taste of NFL action last week with the Hall of Fame Game, but the preseason will be far more interesting as new head coach Nick Sirianni finally shows off (at least a little bit) of what his incredibly young team can do. We don’t know how much of the Eagles’ starters we’ll see on Thursday night, but Sirianni did say that most of the starters should get some reps during the preseason opener.

With the 2021 NFL season now featuring 17 regular season games, we’re only getting three preseason games instead of four — not that it really matters a ton since most teams rest their starters and veterans in those last couple exhibition games.

Still, we haven’t had Eagles football in months, fans haven’t been allowed to attend games in The Linc for even longer, and there are more than enough things to keep an eye out when the team takes the field. We’ll see what a Jalen Hurts offense looks like with ample preparation, what some of these one and two year skill players can do, and how Jonathan Gannon’s defense is going to look both up front and in the secondary.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.

TV Schedule

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM ET

Channel: NBC10

Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NFL Network replay: 11:00 PM ET on August 12, 4:30 AM ET and 1:00 PM ET on August 13

Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP

Online Streaming


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The Eagles are mere one point favorites in this Battle of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Steelers +1 (-115)

Philadelphia Eagles -1 (-105)

Over/under: 34.5

History Lesson

The Eagles lead the overall series between these teams 48-29-3, but most recently lost to the Steelers in Pittsburgh during the (dreadful) 2020 season, 38-29.

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Eagles 2021 Preseason Schedule

Week 1 - vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Aug. 12, 7:30 PM ET, NBC10)

Week 2 - vs. New England Patriots (Aug. 19, 7:30 PM ET, NBC10)

Week 3 - at New York Jets (Aug. 27, 7:30 PM ET, NBC10)

Eagles 2021 Regular Season Schedule

Week 1 - at Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 12, 1:00 PM ET, FOX

Week 2 - vs San Francisco 49ers (Sept. 19, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 3 - at Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 27, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football

Week 4 - vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Oct. 3, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Week 5 - at Carolina Panthers (Oct. 10, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 6 - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Oct. 14, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon) Thursday Night Football

Week 7 - at Las Vegas Raiders (Oct. 24, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)

Week 8 - at Detroit Lions (Oct. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 9 - vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Nov. 7, 4:05 PM ET, CBS)

Week 10 - at Denver Broncos (Nov. 14, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Week 11 - vs. New Orleans Saints (Nov. 21, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 12 - at New York Giants (Nov. 28, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 13 - at New York Jets (Dec. 5, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Week 14 - BYE WEEK

Week 15 - vs Washington Football team (TBD, FOX)

Week 16 - vs. New York Giants (Dec. 26, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 17 - at Washington Football Team (Jan. 2, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 18 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Jan. 9, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

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