It's Monday night! It's game night for the Eagles!
The NFL saved the best for last as the Eagles are in Indianapolis to face quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts. Our game coverage begins this evening at 7 PM with the re-air of our Eagles Game Plan and Inside the Eagles shows. At 8 PM, we bring you the Kickoff Show as Bo Wulf and NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell discuss the late-breaking news and analyze the matchup complemented by reports from Lucas Oil Stadium.
During the game, we will host a live chat and recap the first half of action on he Halftime Report. Once the final whistle sounds, make sure you're locked in to the Post-Game Show presented by Ricoh with highlights, player and coach reaction and so much more. Until then, here are the 5 Things To Know Today for Monday, September 15 ...
1. A Chance To Join Some Exclusive Company
The Eagles spent their Sunday by conducting a training session before flying out to Indianapolis and settling in with a night of meetings. It was a wild Sunday for the rest of the league. Dave Spadaro recapped the madness going on in the division with Dallas bouncing back, Washington thumping Jacksonville - but losing quarterback Robert Griffin III to a dislocated ankle and the Giants stumbling to an Arizona team working on a short week and having to fly cross-country.
What does this mean for the Eagles? If the Eagles win tonight, they will be one of just three NFC teams to start the season 2-0 - along with Carolina and Arizona, two future Eagles opponents. Seattle lost at San Diego. San Francisco had a second win within its grasp, but surrendered 21 points in the fourth quarter to fall to Chicago 28-20 in the Sunday night matchup.
2. A Streak Is Going To End Tonight
Well, unless the game ends in a tie.
The Colts have not lost back-to-back regular season games in the Chuck Pagano/Andrew Luck era. Indianapolis is 10-0 in games following a loss. The Colts lost last week in Denver. The Colts have won 11 games in each of the past two seasons since hiring Pagano and selecting Luck with the No. 1 overall pick.
The Eagles have a streak of their own on the line. They have won their last five road openers dating back to the 2009 season opener in Carolina. The Eagles were strong on the road overall last season going 6-2, which included the NFC East title game win in Dallas.
3. Monday Night Is McCoy's Night
LeSean McCoy has shined under the bright lights of Monday Night Football.
In the team's only appearance last season, the season opener, McCoy gashed the Washington defense to the tune of 184 yards rushing and a touchdown. McCoy had another 100-yard outing in the 2012 Monday night matchup in New Orleans gaining 119 yards on the ground. In 2011, McCoy had over 100 yards from scrimmage (71 rushing, 46 receiving) and a touchdown against the Bears.
It should also be noted that four of his seven 100-yard games in 2013 came on the road.
4. The Greatest Show On ...
This will be the Eagles' first game on a turf surface in 2014.
Chip Kelly got to showcase his spread attack on turf surfaces three times in 2013 - at New York, at Minnesota and at Dallas. The results were pretty favorable.
The game in New York will be remembered for Michael Vick's injury, but the Eagles racked up 439 yards of total offense and scored 36 points in the victory. The Eagles scored 30 points in the loss to Minnesota, but still gained 475 yards of total offense as Nick Foles threw for 428 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles finished off the regular season with 24 points and 366 yards of total offense, including 137 on the ground, in the win over the Cowboys.