The Philadelphia Eagles announced their 2012 regular season schedule, highlighted with six nationally televised games.
The Eagles are slated to be on NBC's Sunday Night Football twice (Week 4 vs. Giants; Week 13 at Dallas). They will also play twice on ESPN's Monday Night Football (Week 9 at New Orleans; Week 12 vs. Carolina) and once on the NFL Network (Week 15 vs. Cincinnati).
"This is a day Eagles fans look forward to," said president Joe Banner. "You look at those home and away dates and the season starts feeling really close. It's time to start planning tailgates and road trips and when to come in to work a little late on Tuesday morning. We're excited to have five prime time games so that Eagles fans around the country can share the excitement with all our fans in Philly."
"It's always an exciting day around the NFL when the schedule is announced," said head coach Andy Reid. "It looks to be another competitive slate of games for our football team this year and we're hard at work now going through the process of getting ready for training camp. The draft is right around the corner, our offseason conditioning program for the players is now in full swing, and the minicamps and OTAs are coming up soon. We're excited about the energy around our football team and we're looking forward to the opener at Cleveland."
|PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 2012 PRESEASON SCHEDULE|
|Thursday, August 9||vs. Pittsburgh||7:30 pm (6ABC)|
|Monday, August 20||at New England||8:00 pm (ESPN)|
|Friday, August 24||at Cleveland||7:30 pm (6ABC)|
|Thursday, August 30||vs. New York Jets||TBD|
|PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 2012 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE|
|Sunday, Sept. 9||at Cleveland||1 pm (FOX)|
|Sunday, Sept. 16||vs. Baltimore||1 pm (CBS)|
|Sunday, Sept. 23||at Arizona||4:05 pm (FOX)|
|Sunday, Sept. 30||vs. New York Giants||8:20 pm (NBC)|
|Sunday, Oct. 7||at Pittsburgh||1 pm (FOX)|
|Sunday, Oct. 14||vs. Detroit||1 pm (FOX)|
|Sunday, Oct. 21||BYE WEEK|
|Sunday, Oct. 28||vs. Atlanta||1 pm (FOX)|
|Monday, Nov. 5||at New Orleans||8:30 pm (ESPN)|
|Sunday, Nov. 11||vs. Dallas||4:15 pm (FOX)|
|Sunday, Nov. 18||at Washington||1 pm (FOX)|
|Monday, Nov. 26||vs. Carolina||8:30 pm (ESPN)|
|Sunday, Dec. 2||at Dallas||8:20 pm (NBC)|
|Sunday, Dec. 9||at Tampa Bay||1 pm (FOX)|
|Thursday, Dec. 13||vs. Cincinnati||8:20 pm (NFL Network)|
|Sunday, Dec. 23||vs. Washington||1 pm (FOX)|
|Sunday, Dec. 30||at New York Giants||1 pm (FOX)|
|Nationally Televised; Subject To Flex Scheduling|
Schedule Notes and Nuggets:
• Five of the Eagles six games against NFC East opponents will be played in the final eight weeks of the season, including the contests against the Redskins and Giants to close out the season.
• Two of the Eagles NFC East games will be played in prime time. Since 2009, they have won six consecutive prime time regular season games against division opponents.
• This marks the fifth-straight year the Eagles and Falcons will square off during the regular season, with Philadelphia holding a 3-1 advantage in the four previous meetings. They also boast a 4-0 record over Atlanta at Lincoln Financial Field.
• The Eagles own a six-game winning streak over the Detroit Lions dating back to 1995. The last time the Lions beat the Eagles was in 1986.
• Andy Reid owns a 3-0 career record against the Cleveland Browns and is 7-3-1 against the AFC North.
• The Eagles are 3-0 at home when playing on Thursday Night Football.
• The last time the Eagles played twice on Monday Night Football in the same season was in 2008.
• This will be the second time the Eagles host the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night at Lincoln Financial Field. The first contest resulted in a 27-24 Eagles victory in 2006.
• The last time the Eagles traveled to New Orleans to play on Monday Night was in 1989.