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Eagles vs. Colts 2018: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines for NFL Week 3

Eagles vs. Colts 2018: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines for NFL Week 3

The Eagles will try to get to 2-1 Sunday when they host the Indianapolis Colts (1-1) at Lincoln Financial Field. 

Here’s everything you need to know: 

• 12 p.m.: Eagles Pregame Live on NBCSP
• 1 p.m.: Eagles vs. Colts on FOX
• 5 p.m.: Eagles Postgame Live on NBCSP
• 6 p.m.: End Game on NBCSP 

You can watch the game on fuboTV.

The television broadcasters will be Chris Myers (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (color) and Laura Okmin (sideline). 

Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin will have the radio call on 94WIP. 

He's baaack
After more than nine months on the sideline, Carson Wentz will play in a football game when the Eagles host the Colts. It’s a big deal. Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship, but we all knew this day would come. The Eagles never wavered in calling this Wentz's team. 

It’s fair to wonder what Wentz will look like in his 2018 debut. He was playing at an MVP level in 2017 when he went down, but coming back from an ACL and an LCL tear isn’t easy. For what it’s worth, he has looked very good in practices all spring and summer. There might be some rust to kick off, but there are certainly high expectations. 

Let's go, defense!
Jim Schwartz’s unit needs a rebound game. Lucky for the Eagles, they’ll be in the Linc this weekend. They got torched by Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs in Week 2 and they let a few huge plays wreck their game. They gave up two 75-yard plays when they knew they couldn’t let big plays beat them. 

The good news, of course, is that the Eagles’ defense and the whole team is just really good at home. Heck, it has been nearly unbeatable at home since the start of the 2016 season. 

Welcome back, J-Matt
After a 2017 season he’d probably like to forget, Jordan Matthews is back with the Eagles after signing Wednesday morning. The Eagles found themselves in a desperate situation at receiver after Mike Wallace broke his fibula. After they waived DeAndre Carter, they had just three healthy wideouts. Matthews gives them four. 

No, Matthews isn’t exactly what the Eagles need. He’s not an outside speed threat. But he’s familiar with the offense and with Wentz and he was healthy. So he’s going to come in and play immediately.

Injury report
Darren Sproles (hamstring) and Jay Ajayi (back) were ruled out for this game, while Jason Peters (quad), Corey Clement (quad) and Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Look for Clement and Peters to play; Jeffery might be another week. 

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Eagle Eye podcast: Eagles still not ready to invest at linebacker

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Eagle Eye podcast: Eagles still not ready to invest at linebacker

On the latest Eagle Eye podcast, Reuben Frank is joined by a tired Dave Zangaro, still in Indianapolis at the combine. 

They guys break down Howie Roseman’s recent comments about the linebacker position and Howie’s radio remarks about the Jadeveon Clowney hit. 

The latest on Malcolm Jenkins, the proposed CBA and Rich Scangarello’s role in the Eagles’ offense. 

• Still not ready to spend on linebackers 
• Howie speaks out about Clowney’s hit
• Latest on the Malcolm Jenkins situation 
• A closer look at the proposed CBA and why it’s going to pass 
• Figuring out Rich Scangarello’s importance to the offense 
• And what if the Eagles bring back Alshon Jeffery? 

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NFL Free Agency: Eagles could face Jadeveon Clowney next year on NFC East rival

NFL Free Agency: Eagles could face Jadeveon Clowney next year on NFC East rival

Jadeveon Clowney is Public Enemy No. 1 for Eagles fans right now, after his dirty hit in the Wild Card round injured Carson Wentz and ended the Birds' playoff hopes.

Can you imagine facing Clowney twice in 2020? That might end up a reality, according to a report from none other than ESPN's Josina Anderson, another villain from the Wentz hit fallout.

Anderson reports that Clowney is opening to returning to the Seahawks in 2020, but is also open to other opportunities, and could be courted by an Eagles rival:

Ignoring the football implications for now - Clowney, antics aside, is good at football - let's think instead about the absolute mayhem that would meet Clowney when the Giants visited The Linc.

It would probably be... a lot. For a fanbase willing to boo its own guys, that's nothing compared to the wrath Philly fans unleash when they feel they've been wronged by a player, justified or not. Just ask Sidney Crosby how his last decade-plus of visits to this side of the state have been, without anything nearly as malicious on his rap sheet.

The entire organization was angry about the play, from guys like Jason Peters in the hours after the hit to Howie Roseman talking about its lingering effects just this week (see story), which means we'd likely see a fired-up team take the field in that first Giants game, especially if it happened to be at home, emotions swirling in the South Philly winds.

Roseman encapsulated most fans' feelings when he spoke at the NFL Combine on Wednesday:

We thought that was a foul. We’re sick to our stomach about the way our season ended for our team and Carson in particular. (...) Doug’s sick. Jeffery’s sick about it. Our whole organization is sick about it. We’re there, we have a home playoff game, eight plays in? Come on.

Luckily for Eagles fans seeking to voice their frustration, even if Clowney goes back to Seattle, he'll still visit the Linc next year. But it would be doubly satisfying to beat him while he plays for a division rival.

Can you imagine the roar of the crowd as Wentz spins out of a Clowney sack attempt, rolls to his right, and rifles a pass to Dallas Goedert to go up by two scores? The Linc might not survive.

We'll see what happens.

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