The Eagles are opening up their 2020 season against Washington for the third time in four years. They’ll be traveling to Washington to play at FedExField.
Here’s everything you need to know:
- 11 a.m.: Eagles Pregame Live on NBCSP
- 1 p.m.: Eagles at Washington on FOX
- 4 p.m.: Eagles Postgame Live on NBCSP+
- 6 p.m.: Birds Outsiders on NBCSP+
The FOX broadcasters for Eagles-Washington are Kevin Burkhardt (play by play), Daryl Johnston (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline).
Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin will have the call on 94WIP.
The Eagles opened at 6-point road favorites, according to PointsBet.
The referee for Eagles-Washington is Brad Rogers. This is Rogers second year as a ref and he didn’t have any Eagles games in 2019. He was a field judge in that game against the Texans in Dec. 2018, when Jadeveon Clowney took a few shots on Nick Foles.
Let’s get it started
It was a strange offseason and hopefully one like we’ll never have to go through again. But I’ve been really impressed by how the NFL has handled everything. There was a time I thought having a 2020 season wasn’t going to happen, but here we are.
Now, there are questions about what this season is going to look like. There weren’t OTAs, there was a limited training camp and who knows how COVID-19 will affect the season.
Heck, there won’t even be fans in attendance on Sunday.
But there’s football. And we’ll all take it.
Injuries already a problem
Over the past few seasons, the injuries have really piled up for the Eagles. And during this offseason and training camp, things didn’t look much better. The Eagles already lost Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard for the season and they enter Week 1 with plenty of injury concerns.
The Eagles just can’t afford to go through another year like 2018 and 2019.
Will offense keep up?
There’s a prevailing thought that offenses will be behind defenses to start this season. It certainly looked that way during Eagles training camp. And it’s fair to point out that this Eagles offense should look slightly different in 2020. They brought in some new receivers and new coaches with new schemes. The addition of Rich Scangarello could be a big deal for Carson Wentz as he enters Year 5.