Gameday is finally here. The Eagles are in California to take on the Oakland Raiders. We have everything you need to connect with fellow Eagles fans and how you can follow all of the action right here on PhiladelphiaEagles.com ...
1. THE BLACK HOLE MEETS EAGLES FANS
Those who have played in Oakland understand what waits for the Eagles today: A mass of dedicated, loving Raiders fans who, uh, aren’t afraid to express themselves.
The truth is, though, that the Eagles fans are planning to go toe to toe with Raiders fans on this day. As usual, the Eagles expect a large contingent of fans to make the trip to Oakland to cheer Philadelphia. Road trips mean great sport from Eagles fans throughout the country.
2. TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Coverage of today’s game at Oakland begins at 3:30 p.m. with our Kickoff Show, featuring live looks from O.co Coliseum in Oakland. Tune in for our Halftime Report and our Post-Game Show, presented by Ricoh with Bo Wulf, Adam Caplan and Ike Reese.
FOX broadcasts the game today with Chris Myers handling the play-by-play duties and Tim Ryan providing the color commentary.
The Eagles are wearing their white uniforms. The temperature during the game is expected to be in the mid-60s with bright sunshine and a light wind. It’s a perfect day for football!
|Today's Broadcast Schedule|
|3:30 PM||Kickoff Show|
|5:30 PM (Approx.)||Halftime Show|
|7 PM (Approx.)||Post-Game Show presented by Ricoh|
3. FANS CONNECTING WITH FANS
Fans can email gameday photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. These photos will be shared with Eagles fans everywhere and can be viewed on our gameday page as well as PhiladelphiaEagles.com/virtuallinc. Fans can follow the #PHIvsOAK action on PhiladelphiaEagles.com/social, which features all of your favorite social media platforms. Twitter has real-time team updates, Instagram has behind-the-scenes photos and Facebook is a great place to interact directly with other fans.
4. RAIDERS PREPARING FOR A FAST-PACED OFFENSE
Oakland has spent a good amount of time during the week preparing for the Chip Kelly offensive scheme, and particularly the fast tempo at which the Eagles want to play.
“Yeah, they’re pretty fast. They may be the fastest we may have seen as far as getting on the ball and running plays,” said head coach Dennis Allen. “That’s part of what the philosophy of that offense is to get on the ball and run plays and try to get the defense in a situation where they’re not aligned properly, they’re not focused on what their keys are; they’re just trying to get back to the line of scrimmage and get lined up. That’s something that we’ve practiced a lot this week.”
5. TRAVEL PLANS: A CHANGE FROM THE PAST
The Eagles are treating their West Coast travel differently than when Andy Reid was the head coach. Then, the Eagles left on Friday for a West Coast game. For this game, the Eagles departed Philadelphia late on Saturday morning and expect to keep their bodies and minds on East Coast time for this 4:05 p.m. (EST) kickoff.
“The kick for us is at 4:00. That's kind of how our approach is to it,” said Kelly.“So our day is set up for a 4:00 kick, so you just kind of add the three. So the biggest difficulty is if you're east coming west, when you have a 1:00 kick, that's a 10:00 kick, so then your day gets off a little bit.
But the effects from everything we've talked about, really you're not going to change anything from a time zone difference on one day. It's a ‘go play.’ The fortunate thing for us is we don't have to play early. We're playing a little bit later. We adjust our schedule accordingly.