The schedule is out. The preseason one, that is. And it is an attractive one. The Thursday, Aug. 20 game at Indianapolis is a national broadcast, with the other three games on the Eagles Television Network.
The Eagles-Colts game is part of the second week of the NFL preseason and marks the team's first visit to Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on FOX.
Philadelphia kicks off the 2009 preseason slate with a home game against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The game will be held Thursday, Aug. 13 at Lincoln Financial Field, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. This marks the second straight year these two teams will clash in the preseason. The Eagles posted a 27-17 win at New England last August.
On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Eagles host Jacksonville in the first ever meeting between these two teams in the preseason. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will also mark a homecoming of sorts for left tackle Tra Thomas, who spent 11 years in Philadelphia before signing with the Jaguars during free agency. Historically, this is the game in which the starters play the most, so it should be a decent gauge to find out where the Eagles are two weeks before the regular season begins.
The Eagles and New York Jets, who have met 24 times in the preseason over the last 24 years (they played twice in 1992 and did not face each other in 2000), will close out their preseason schedules on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Giants Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The finale is usually a great time to watch some players make their last-ditch efforts to make the roster. New York won last summer's meeting, 27-20.
Under head coach Andy Reid, the Eagles are 15-25 in the preseason. The team was 2-2 in the 2008 preseason.
Exact date and time of the preseason opener will be announced at a later date. All Eagles games will be simulcast on WYSP (94.1 FM) and WIP (610 AM).
2009 Preseason Schedule
|Thurs., Aug. 13||PATRIOTS||7:30 PM||94 WYSP/610 WIP||ETN/6ABC|
|Thurs., Aug. 20||@ Colts||8:00 PM||94 WYSP/610 WIP||FOX|
|Thurs., Aug. 27||JAGUARS||7:00 PM||94 WYSP/610 WIP||ETN/6ABC|
|Thurs., Sept. 3||@ NY Jets||7:00 PM||94 WYSP/610 WIP||ETN/6ABC|