Thursday, April 24, 2014

Eagles announce 2014 schedule

PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles announced their 2014 regular season schedule Wednesday night.

The Eagles kick off their 2014 regular season at a newly-renovated Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since 2010 as the team plays host to Jacksonville on September 7. Philadelphia then travels to Indianapolis in Week 2 in the first of two Monday Night Football matchups during the season, before returning home to kick off their division slate of games as they square off against the Washington Redskins (Sunday, September 21).

In Week 4, the Eagles get their first look at Levi's Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers (Sunday, September 28). Following a trip to the west coast, Philadelphia returns home for two weeks, as they host the St. Louis Rams (Sunday, October 5) before facing off against the New York Giants (Sunday, October 12) on Sunday Night Football.

Following the bye in Week 7, the Birds will hit the road for back-to-back weeks, traveling to Arizona (Sunday, October 26) and Houston (Sunday, November 2). The Eagles will return to primetime in the ensuing week as they welcome the Carolina Panthers to Lincoln Financial Field for a Monday night matchup on November 10.

For the sixth time in franchise history and the first time since 2008, the Eagles will take part in the NFL's Thanksgiving Day festivities as the team travels to Dallas in a nationally-televised division showdown. The following week, Philadelphia will host the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Philadelphia will finish the season with three-consecutive games against their NFC East rivals, squaring off at home against Dallas (Sunday, December 14) before hitting the road for the final two contests of the season at Washington (Saturday, December 20) and at the New York Giants (Sunday, December 28).

"We are all looking forward to this season and getting the schedule finalized today makes it all the more exciting for all of us and the fans," said Jeffrey Lurie Chairman/CEO of the Philadelphia Eagles. "We have six scheduled nationally televised games this season and of those, two are on Sunday night and two are on Monday night. And for the sixth time in franchise history the Eagles will be playing on Thanksgiving – this time in Dallas. We even finish the season with three NFC East rivals in a row. I can’t wait."

Other scheduling notes:

Monday Night Matchups: In 2014, the Eagles are one of only eight teams in the NFL to have multiple appearances on ESPN (Week 2 at Indianapolis, Week 10 vs. Carolina). Additionally, the team will open its road schedule on Monday Night Football for the second-consecutive season.

Primetime Players: Philadelphia has four prime-time games on their 2014 schedule, including two on Sunday Night Football (Week 6 vs. New York Giants & Week 15 vs. Dallas) and two on Monday Night Football (Week 2 at Indianapolis & Week 10 vs. Carolina).

Under The Lights: Lincoln Financial Field will play host to three games under the lights in 2014 (Week 6 vs. New York Giants, Week 10 vs. Carolina & Week 15 vs. Dallas).

Opening Day: With a home matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1, the Eagles will open their season at Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since 2010. The Birds have won each of their last three regular-season openers and five of their last six.

Thanksgiving Tradition: The Eagles will travel to Dallas for a Thanksgiving Day showdown in Week 13, the team’s first Thanksgiving Day game since 2008. Philadelphia is 4-1 all-time on Thanksgiving and has won its last three turkey day matchups.

Division Down The Stretch: Philadelphia finishes the 2014 season with three-consecutive contests within the division, including two nationally-televised games (Week 15 vs. Dallas & Week 16 at Washington).

Something New: The Birds will make their regular-season debut at two stadiums in 2014: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, September 15) and Levi’s Stadium (San Francisco, September 28).

Flex Scheduling Update: For the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.  
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