Seven months and two days ago, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, giving Philly its first NFL title since the 1960 season and its first in the Super Bowl era.
Fast-foward to today, and the Eagles host the NFL’s kickoff game for the 2018 regular season. Visiting to help kick off the season are the Atlanta Falcons — the NFC’s Super Bowl representative in 2016 and a team that lost in Philadelphia in the playoffs’ Divisional Round last season.
Like they did in the playoffs last year, the Eagles will be starting Nick Foles at quarterback due to Carson Wentz’s knee injury. Wentz has not yet been cleared for contact since tearing multiple knee ligaments in December, so Foles will suit up as he did down the stretch a year ago.
Join the APC community here tonight as we enjoy the beginning of the NFL regular season.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field
Thursday, September 6
8:20 PM Eastern Time
TV Broadcast: NBC
Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Radio
Online Streaming: NBC Sports Live
Odds: Eagles favored by 3 points; over/under total 45
Last Meeting: 2017 Divisional Playoffs — @ Eagles 15, Falcons 10