The Philadelphia Eagles announced their 2014 regular season schedule on April 23 at 8 p.m. The upcoming season looks promising as the Eagles open up at Lincoln Financial Field against Jacksonville on Sept. 7. It was also announced that six of the team’s games will be aired on national television this season with two being on Sunday night and two being on Monday night. The team then travels to Indianapolis for week two to face quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts for the first of the two Monday night games of the season.
Upon returning home from Indianapolis, the Eagles then will play in possibly one of the most watched games of this year’s season. During week three, the team will host former wide receiver DeSean Jackson and the Washington Redskins on Sept 21 at the Linc at 1 p.m. Jackson, who was released from the Eagles’ roster in March, returns to the Linc for an intense and exciting game.
Following the home game against the Redskins, the team will then travel to San Francisco for week four to face quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the 49ers roster at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept 28. The 49ers had another successful season in 2013 which will make for a good match-up. In weeks five and six the Eagles will return home to face the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 5 and the New York Giants on Oct. 12, which will be the first of their two Sunday night games.
The team then has a bye for week seven and will be on the road for weeks eight and nine which they will travel to face the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 26 and the Houston Texans on Nov. 2. Upon their return home, the Eagles will play their second Monday Night Football game of the season during week 10 in which they will face the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newtown on Nov 10 at 8:30 p.m. During Week 11, the team will then travel to Green Bay to face the Packers on Nov 16, and then play Tennessee Titans at the Linc on Nov. 23.
For sixth time in franchise history, the Eagles will participate in the Thanksgiving Day festivities this season. The team will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys which will be an awesome game to watch while enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. The team hasn’t played on Thanksgiving Day since 2008. The following week, the Eagles will host defending Super Bowl Champions the Seattle Seahawks for an exciting match-up on Dec. 7 at 4:25 p.m.
The following week the Cowboys will be in Philadelphia on Dec. 14 for the Eagles final Sunday Night game of the season. The team will conclude their regular season away, facing both the Redskins on Dec. 20, and the Giants on Dec 28.
Alexandra Arbiz is a fourth-year student majoring in communication studies. She can be reached at AA736117@wcupa.edu