Philadelphia Eagles will look to take the field for their first time since their inferior Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. They will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Philadelphia. Last time they played, it didn’t go so well for Pittsburgh: 3 – 34.
The game will take place Thursday night on August 9th at 7:00 PM EST.
How to watch
The game will be available to watch on NBC 10, and you can listen to it on 94 WIP as well.
What to watch for
This game will be the first time we’ll get to see the rookies play live. Rookies include tight end Dallas Goedert, who was turning heads at training camp – cornerback Avonte Maddox, who didn’t turn many heads during practice but is still a player to look out for as a nickelback – defensive end Josh Sweat, who did turn some heads at camp, and is listed as a ‘steal’ – left guard and tackle Matt Pryor, who got a lot of attention at training camp, and put defensive end Michael Bennett on his butt at one point – tackle Jordan Mailata, who was a former rugby beast drafted in the 7th round, also has very low standards. Veteran players to watch for include Eagles newly acquired Michael Bennett, tight end Richard Rodgers, wide receiver Mike Wallace, linebacker Corey Nelson, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, and punter Cameron Johnston. Players that you can keep an eye on coming off of injures include left tackle Jason Peters, running back Darren Sproles and Donnel Pumphrey, linebacker Jordan Hicks, and cornerback Sidney Jones.
And no, it’s very doubtful franchise quarterback Carson Wentz will play.
Because of the history, backup players, and home field advantage, I see the Eagles taking the win. The only players that seem to be attractive that’ll play for the Steelers off the bench on Thursday is quarterback Mason Rudolph, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, and maybe linebacker T.J. Watt. While Eagles have backups like wide receiver Mack Hollins and Markus Wheaton, quarterback Nate Sudfeld and Joe Callahan, (not Nick Foles – injury), defensive end Derek Barnett, cornerback Sidney Jones, and running back Corey Clement and Josh Adams.
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