While most preseason football games are considered meaningless, the Thursday night tilt between the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will be anything but boring TV.
Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason kicks off Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET as the New England Patriots host the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of Super Bowl LII. The Patriots are 3.5-point home favorites, with the over-under for total points scored set at 43. Before you make your Eagles vs. Patriots picks, listen to what SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh has to say.
You have a rematch of Super Bowl LII, with the underdogs of that game – led by Lane Johnson – now feeling like the tables have turned, and there’s a new big dog leading the NFL.
Both starting quarterbacks from the ballgame will make their preseason debuts, with Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles finally ready for action after some neck and head soreness. Tom Brady reportedly has a sore back but will be in action for a series or two.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is not expected to play as he continues to recover from a torn ACL. Wentz reportedly would like to start taking part in 11-on-11 drills next week.
Both teams starters are expected to play about a quarter of action, with Eagles starters likely seeing more time than their counterparts.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Eagles Sirius Channel 132 | XM Channel 225 | Internet Channel 824
Merrill Reese will be calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network. The game analysis will be provided by
former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick. Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Eagles Spanish radio:
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral, and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
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Per Bovada: Philadelphia Eagles +3.5 (-110) vs. New England Patriots -3.5 (-110)