The Eagles got their wish. Sort of.
Last month at the NFL owners meetings, head coach Doug Pederson revealed that the team had asked the NFL to put two of their West Coast trips back-to-back. The best-case scenario would have been to have their games against the Rams and Chargers in back-to-back weeks.
That didn’t happen.
But the Eagles will still have two weeks out west in early December. The NFL schedule, released on Thursday night, has the Eagles played at Seattle against the Seahawks on Dec. 3 and then facing the Rams in Los Angeles on Dec. 10.
The back-to-back west coast games will allow the Eagles to spend a week likely in LA instead of making an extra couple cross-country trips. The last time the Eagles spent a week away before a game was in 1995. The Eagles will still need to head to LA to face the Chargers in Week 2. The Eagles haven’t played in the Los Angeles metropolitan area since 1990 against the Rams in Anaheim.
The Eagles will host the Oakland Raiders at the Linc on Christmas night for a Monday Night Football matchup. The Eagles have played on Christmas Day only once before, back in 2006. The Eagles beat the Cowboys in North Texas, 23-7.
Perhaps the Eagles deserve the Christmas game this year after the 2016 …
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