Falcons vs Eagles : The NFL regular season is back! Tonight on Thursday Night Football, the Atlanta Falcons travel to Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Eagles. Here is everything you need to watch, listen to and wager on Thursday’s game.
The Eagles, of course are the defending Super Bowl champions. Tonight we begin to find out if they can defend that title. Nick Foles will start at quarterback for Philadelphia as Carson Wentz is not quite ready after last season’s knee injury.
NFL Regular Season 2018
Falcons vs Eagles
Date : Thursday, September 6
Start Time : 8:20p ET NBC
The Atlanta Falcons face the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Sept. 6 in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season, opening up the year at Lincoln Financial Field.
NFL football will finally be in our lives in a meaningful way once again on Thursday night. The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles will welcome the Atlanta Falcons to Lincoln Financial Field for a rematch of the Divisional Round in last year’s playoffs. And, frankly, there’s not a whole lot that has changed for both the Falcons and Eagles since that time.
The Atlanta Falcons, led by quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones, meet the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, who will start backup quarterback Nick Foles in place of Carson Wentz, in an NFL Week 1 game on Thursday, September 6, 2018 (9/6/18) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
For the Eagles, they are still waiting on star quarterback Carson Wentz to 100 percent recover from the torn ACL he suffered at the end of last year. Subsequently, Nick Foles — who did win this team a Super Bowl — will be the starting quarterback in Week 1. With Alshon Jeffery also out though, this Philly team might need to rely heavily on their defense to find success on Thursday.
Then there’s the Falcons, who are running it back with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman and the generally same host of weapons. Perhaps the biggest addition, though, is rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley. Pairing the first-round pick with Jones in the offense could make for a lethal duo. That is, of course, if Steve Sarkisian can coach the unit better than he did a season ago.
The Eagles will have Nick Foles under center as they did in the playoff matchup with Carson Wentz still out following knee surgery. Foles completed 23 of 30 passes and had 246 passing yards in the playoff win over the Falcons.