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Eagles to play New York Jets in 2021 as regular season expands to 17 games

Get ready for an additional week of regular-season football in 2021 as NFL clubs today approved an enhanced season structure that will feature each team playing 17 regular-season games and three preseason games for the first time.

It's the first time that the regular season has been altered since 1978 when the league expanded from 14 regular-season games to 16. There will still be only one bye week. The 2021 regular season will kick off Thursday, September 9 and conclude January 9, 2022.

For the Eagles, this means that they will now add a road trip to the New York Jets this upcoming season. The dates and times for the 2021 schedule will be announced later this spring.

"This is a monumental moment in NFL history," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement. "The CBA with the players and the recently completed media agreements provide the foundation for us to enhance the quality of the NFL experience for our fans. And one of the benefits of each team playing 17 regular-season games is the ability for us to continue to grow our game around the world."

Here is a look at the teams that the Eagles will play in 2021:


• Dallas Cowboys

• New York Giants

• Washington Football Team

• Kansas City Chiefs

• Los Angeles Chargers

• New Orleans Saints

• San Francisco 49ers

• Tampa Bay Buccaneers


• Dallas Cowboys

• New York Giants

• Washington Football Team

• Atlanta Falcons

• Carolina Panthers

• Denver Broncos

• Detroit Lions

• Las Vegas Raiders

• New York Jets

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