NFL Network unveils 2016 Philadelphia Eagles schedule featuring four primetime games


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By: Matt Rappa, contributor

PHILADELPHIA — The schedule for the 84th and upcoming season of Philadelphia Eagles football — the first under new head coach Doug Pederson — was unveiled Thursday evening on the NFL Network.

The regular season schedule, which features four primetime games, is as follows:

  • Week 1: Sept. 11; vs. Cleveland Browns; 1 p.m.; CBS
  • Week 2: Sept. 19; at Chicago Bears; 8:30 p.m.; ESPN (Monday Night Football)
  • Week 3: Sept. 25; vs. Pittsburgh Steelers; 4:25 p.m.; CBS
  • Week 4: Bye
  • Week 5: Oct. 9; at Detroit Lions; 1 p.m.; FOX
  • Week 6: Oct. 16; at Washington Redskins; 1 p.m.; FOX
  • Week 7: Oct. 23; vs. Minnesota Vikings; 1 p.m. FOX
  • Week 8: Oct. 30; at Dallas Cowboys; 8:30 p.m.; NBC (Sunday Night Football)
  • Week 9: Nov. 6; at New York Giants; 1 p.m.; FOX
  • Week 10: Nov. 13; vs. Atlanta Falcons; 1 p.m.; FOX
  • Week 11:  Nov. 20; at Seattle Seahawks; 4:25 p.m.; CBS
  • Week 12: Nov. 28; vs. Green Bay Packers; 8:30 p.m.; ESPN (Monday Night Football)
  • Week 13: Dec. 4; at Cincinnati Bengals; 1 p.m.; FOX
  • Week 14: Dec. 11; vs. Washington Redskins; 1 p.m.; FOX
  • Week 15: Dec. 18; at Baltimore Ravens; 1 p.m.; FOX
  • Week 16: Dec. 22; vs. New York Giants; 8:25 p.m.; NBC/NFL Network (Thursday Night Football)
  • Week 17: Jan. 1; vs. Dallas Cowboys; 1 p.m.; FOX

The Eagles will not face a NFC East opponent until Week 6, when they travel to the nation's capital to face the reigning division-champion Washington Redskins on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Similar to last 2015 season — when the Eagles hosted the Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and Redskins — three of the Eagles' last four games of the season will be at home. This time, however, each game will be against a NFC East opponent: Redskins (Week 14), New York Giants (Week 16, primetime) and Dallas Cowboys (Week 17).

The last time the Eagles opposed the division-rival Cowboys in Week 17 of a season was 2013, as quarterback Nick Foles and the Eagles came out narrowly on top, 24-22.

The Eagles will open the preseason on Thursday, August 11, as they host the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. They will then hit the road for back-to-back games on Thursday, August 18, and Saturday, August 27, against their Week 3 opponent — the Pittsburgh Steelers — and the Indianapolis Colts, respectively.

The preseason finale will be on Thursday, Sept. 1, as the Eagles host the New York Jets. Each preseason game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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