The NFL has officially moved the time of the Sunday, November 28 game in Chicago to 4:15 p.m. (it was initially scheduled for 1 p.m. at Soldier Field), giving the Eagles yet another nationally-televised game that features teams in two of the league's largest markets. The national attention is nice, but it also means a shorter week for the Eagles -- by three hours -- who then play on the NFL's Network's game of the week on Thursday, December 2 at Lincoln Financial Field against the Houston Texans.
This is an especially visible time for the Eagles, who played in prime time and on national television on Monday night against Washington, and then have the Sunday night clash against the Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. When you take into account the nationally-televised game against Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago, the Eagles will be scheduled for six straight national games, including four in prime time. The fourth prime time game is on Sunday, December 12 when the Eagles are the featured game against Dallas at Cowboys Stadium.
It is an extraordinary season of national exposure for the Eagles, who also had earlier games against Green Bay, Washington and at San Francisco (Sunday night game) played for all of America to see. At this point in the year, nine of the team''s 16 regular-season games are scheduled for a national broadcast audience. Could there be more to come? Possibly? The final three games are scheduled right now for 1 p.m. kickoffs at the Giants and at home against Minnesota and Dallas.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 6:45 p.m., November 16