Eagles Announce 2018 Schedule
April 19, 2018 11:55 PM |
The 2018 NFL schedule is out and the defending Super Bowl champions kick off the regular-season slate against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Sept. 6 in a rematch of the Divisional Round playoff showdown from last year.

Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro analyzes the entire schedule.

The Falcons-Eagles battle is the first of five prime-time games for Philadelphia: Week 6 at the Giants (also a Thursday night matchup), Week 10 against Dallas, Week 13 against Washington (Monday night), and Week 15 at the Los Angeles Rams.

The Eagles' first road contest is in Week 2 at Tampa Bay. The farthest trip for the team is a historic one. For the first time in franchise history, the Eagles will play a regular-season game overseas when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, last year's AFC finalist, in London.

Seven of Philadelphia's 16 games are against playoff teams: Week 1 vs. Atlanta, Week 4 at Tennessee, Week 5 vs. Minnesota (in a rematch of the NFC Championship Game), Week 7 vs. Carolina, Week 8 at Jacksonville (in London), Week 11 at New Orleans, and Week 15 at Los Angeles Rams.

In an attempt to be the first repeat champs in the NFC East since the 2004 season, the Eagles open the division portion of the schedule in Week 6 with a prime-time matchup against the Giants. The Eagles play Washington twice in the final month of the season including the regular-season finale on December 30. With two Thursday night games, the Eagles will have two mini-byes before the full bye in Week 9 following the London trip.

December presents the only time all year when the Eagles will have back-to-back road games. In Week 14, the Eagles play the Cowboys before heading to Los Angeles in Week 15.

The Eagles also finalized their preseason schedule which includes a nationally televised affair with the Cleveland Browns.

Schedule News and Notes

• As defending Super Bowl champions, the Eagles receive the honor of kicking off the 2018 NFL regular season at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Last season, Philadelphia defeated Atlanta 15-10 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs to advance to the NFC Championship Game. The Eagles currently own a 6-1 record against the Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. This will mark the fourth year in a row (third straight at home) that the Eagles have played the Falcons, including last year's postseason contest.

• The Eagles will travel to MetLife Stadium in Week 6 to play the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. This year will be the first time in franchise history that Philadelphia will play two Thursday games in the same season.

• The Eagles will travel to London, England to square off against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, October 28 at Wembley Stadium, marking the first time in franchise history that the Eagles will play a regular-season game overseas. The Eagles have played outside the U.S. four times in the preseason: Mexico City vs. New Orleans (1978); London vs. Cleveland and Buffalo (1989 and 1991); and Tokyo, Japan vs. New Orleans (1993).

• A national audience will once again be treated to an Eagles-Cowboys matchup in Week 10 on Sunday Night Football. With the exception of a nationally televised 2014 Thanksgiving afternoon contest, the division rivals have squared off in prime time every season dating back to 2007.

• The Eagles will face the Houston Texans for just the fifth time in franchise history and the third time at home. The last time the Eagles and Texans squared off at Lincoln Financial Field was December 2, 2010. The Eagles currently hold a 2-0 record against the Texans at home and a 4-0 record overall.

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2018 Preseason Schedule Date Time Opponent TV Radio Thu., Aug. 9 7 PM Steelers NBC 10 94WIP Thu., Aug. 16 7:30 PM at Patriots NBC 10 94WIP Thu., Aug. 23 8 PM at Browns FOX 94WIP Thu., Aug. 30 7 PM Jets NBC 10 94WIP 2018 Regular-Season Schedule Date Time Opponent TV Radio Thu., Sep. 6 8:20 PM Falcons NBC 94WIP Sun., Sep. 16 1 PM at Buccaneers FOX 94WIP Sun., Sep. 23 1 PM Colts FOX 94WIP Sun., Sep. 30 1 PM at Titans FOX 94WIP Sun., Oct. 7 4:25 PM Vikings FOX 94WIP Thu., Oct. 11 8:20 PM at Giants FOX/NFLN 94WIP Sun., Oct. 21 1 PM Panthers FOX 94WIP Sun., Oct. 28 9:30 AM at Jaguars in London NFLN 94WIP Sun, Nov. 4 Bye Week Sun., Nov. 11 8:20 PM Cowboys NBC 94WIP Sun., Nov. 18 1 PM at Saints FOX 94WIP Sun., Nov. 25 1 PM Giants FOX 94WIP Mon., Dec. 3 8:15 PM Redskins ESPN 94WIP Sun., Dec. 9 4:25 PM at Cowboys FOX 94WIP Sun., Dec. 16 8:20 PM at Rams NBC 94WIP Sun., Dec. 23 1 PM Texans CBS 94WIP Sun., Dec. 30 1 PM at Redskins FOX 94WIP

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