Eagles 2018 schedule released

By: Jesse Larch, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Eagles now know the path they will have to take in order to repeat as Super Bowl Champions with the NFL releasing the league schedule on Thursday night. 

The Eagles announced their portion of the schedule on their twitter account:

The Eagles will play the NFL's first regular season game of 2018 when they host the Atlanta Falcons in a NFC Divisional Round rematch. The Falcons are the first four opponents that the Eagles will play from the NFC South division – who sent three teams to the playoffs last season. Those other three teams are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (week 2), Carolina Panthers (week 7) and New Orleans Saints (week 11).

The Eagles will also play the AFC South division as well this year. Those teams include the Indianapolis Colts (week 3), Tennessee Titans (week 4), Jacksonville Jaguars (week 8), and the Eagles' final home game of 2018 against the Houston Texans (week 16). The game against the Jaguars will take place in London, England and count as an away game for the Eagles. The Colts will be an interesting matchup since their head coach is Frank Reich, who served as the Eagles offensive coordinator for the last two seasons. 

The Eagles will play the NFC East twice, as usual. The team's only Monday Night Football game will be against the Washington Redskins in week 13. 

In addition to the aforementioned games, the Eagles will also have rematches with The Minnesota Vikings, their NFC Championship game foe, and the Los Angeles Rams, who the Eagles played when Carson Wentz suffered a season ending knee injury. 

The Eagles bye week will be in week 9 after their trip to London.