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Eagles To Play Overseas In 2010?

Acccording to a California newspaper, the Eagles could be involved in one of two regular-season games expected to be played in London next year.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat writes that "people close to the 49ers expect the team to be ordered to give up a home game next season to play a regular-season game in London."

Maiocco on Twitter writes: "A person I'd consider a reliable source tells me there's a 'strong, strong, STRONG' possibility 49ers will 'host' a game in UK in 2010."

He then writes: "The opponent would most likely be the Eagles."

By virtue of their second-place finish in their respective divisions, the Eagles and 49ers are scheduled to play next season. The Eagles and 49ers have squared off in four of the last five years, with Philadelphia winning all four contests.

The Eagles previously played three games overseas as part of the American Bowl Exhibition Series. Philadelphia's last trip abroad was back on Aug. 1, 1993 when the team lost 28-16 to the Saints in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to that, the Eagles split a pair of games in London's Wembley Stadium -- topping the Browns, 17-13, on Aug. 6, 1989 and losing by that same 17-13 score to the Bills on July 28, 1991.

Could we be seeing the Eagles and 49ers doing battle at Wembley Stadium in 2010? Stay tuned.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 10:50 a.m., January 5

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