We’re in the heart of the long, cold, lonely offseason but there are signs that the light that is professional football will one day return. That light on Thursday night came in the form of the release of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 schedule.
The first helping of regular season Eagles football will come on September 9 via a Monday Night matchup against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. That will be one of only two primetime games for the Birds, which is a marked decrease from recent seasons.
The Eagles will have an intense opening to their schedule, featuring three games in the first ten days. That stretch will be highlighted by a huge game: Andy Reid’s return to the Linc with the Kansas City Chiefs on September 19. How “Big Red” is greeted upon his big return to his former home will surely be the major storyline of that game.
Other highlights include a matchup with the Denver Broncos in the Mile High City on September 29 and versus Aaron Rodgers at the Green Bay Packers on November 10.
The team has a late Week 12 bye, the latest since 2000 when Philadelphia’s bye week feel on Week 16.
NFC East action continues after the opener on October 10 against the Cowboys at the Linc, with the regular season ending at Dallas on December 29.
Ready to make your predictions? I’ve seen some out there. But for now, here’s the full schedule for your perusal:
How much longer until September 9? Oh wait. Nevermind.