The NFL thinks Carson Went and the Eagles are ready for prime time.
The Birds have no less than five prime time matchups this season. The NFL released the 2017 schedule Thursday night and the Eagles kick things off Sunday, Sept. 10 against the Redskins and wrap up the season on New Year's Eve against the hated Cowboys.
In between they will be in the spotlight, with a bunch of prime time appearances, including a home game on Christmas night, a Monday night contest vs. the Raiders.
They don't play their first home game until Sept. 24 vs. the Giants, another 1 p.m. Sunday game.
They hit prime time Thursday, Oct. 12 vs. the Panthers.
Here is the complete schedule.
So grab your pencils and do the wins & losses.
Don't look now, but Doug Pederson's ears may be ringing as the Eagles drop their first three games, against the Skins, Chiefs and Giants. They should rebound from there, but I still see this as a fairly challenging schedule.
Me? I would love to spit out what I spit out every year. That would be 10-6 and a playoff spot. I don't see that happening with this schedule. The Eagles will have their hands full just trying to play .500.
Feel free to disagree.
That's part of the fun of being a fan.
Here's the full schedule:
Sun., Sept. 10: at Redskins, 1 p.m., FOX
Sun., Sept. 17: at Chiefs, 1 p.m., FOX
Sun., Sept. 24: vs. Giants, 1 p.m., FOX
Sun., Oct. 1: at LA Chargers, 4:05 p.m., FOX
Sun., Oct. 8: vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m., FOX
Thurs., Oct. 12: at Panthers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFLN/Amazon
Mon., Oct. 23: vs. Redskins, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Sun., Oct. 29: vs. 49ers, 1 p.m., FOX
Sun., Nov. 5: vs. Broncos, 1 p.m., CBS
Sun., Nov. 12: BYE
Sun., Nov. 19: at Cowboys, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Sun., Nov. 26: vs. Bears, TBA, FOX
Sun., Dec. 3: at Seahawks, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Sun., Dec. 10: at LA Rams, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Sun., Dec. 17: at Giants, 1 p.m., FOX
Mon., Dec. 25: vs. Raiders, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Sun., Dec. 31: vs. Cowboys, 1 p.m., FOX