Finally, after four weeks of pointless football, Eagles look to kickoff the 2018 NFL Regular-season in week one. They will look to face a rather difficult matchup, the Atlantic Falcons.
Unfortunately, Carson Wentz will not be playing. Eagles look to start Nick Foles instead. I wonder which Foles will show up – the Super Bowl MVP one, or the scoreless 4/11 and 39 yards one.
The game will take place on Thursday night, September 5th, at 8:20 PM EST in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Stadium.
How to watch
The Falcons-Eagles game will be available to watch on NBC (check local listings). You can also watch it online via NBCSports.com and fuboTV.
Who to watch for
In the preseason we watched for the rookies who won’t be seeing many reps in the regular-season, but two rookies who will be see many reps are rookie TE Dallas Goedert and CB Avonte Maddox. Players to keep an eye on coming off of injuries are LT Jason Peters, OLB Jordan Hicks, RB Darren Sproles, and CB Sidney Jones. Because of the absence of Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins (shoulder & lower body), WR Shelton Gibson, WR DeAndre Carter, and WR Markus Wheaton look to fill in. And be sure to keep an eye on the new guys, which are DE Michael Bennett, and WR Mike Wallace. Players who are also filling in for injured players, first starts, and suspended players are LB Nate Gerry (first career start), LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (LB Nigel Bradham), TE Joshua Perkins (TE Richard Rodgers), and QB Nick Foles (QB Carson Wentz).
As I said, this game all depends on which Nick Foles will show up…the Super Bowl MVP one, or the 4/11 and 39 yards one. I predict the same Nick Foles that showed up against the Falcons last season, will show up against the Falcons this season. But, with the absence of WR Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins, as well as LB Nigel Bradham and TE Richard Rodgers, I see the Falcons taking home the win…unfortunately. Hopefully, my predictions are incorrect. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens tomorrow!
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