Eagles open season in Washington, host Oakland Raiders on Christmas

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz runs with the football against Redskins strong safety Duke Ihenacho.

The Eagles will open the season on the road against the Washington Redskins and finish it at home against the Dallas Cowboys on New Year’s Eve, with five prime-time games in between — including hosting the Oakland Raiders on Christmas night.

The season begins away from Philadelphia for the first two weeks, with visits to Washington and Kansas City. The Chiefs game is Doug Pederson’s matchup against former boss and mentor Andy Reid.

The home opener is Sept. 24 against the New York Giants.


Now that the schedule is out, how will the Eagles finish this season?

The Eagles play three games on the West Coast, although it will likely only require two trips. They visit the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 1, then have the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams back-to-back on Dec. 3 and 10. They could stay out west for the latter two games.

The Rams game is followed by a visit to the New York Giants, so the Eagles begin December with three consecutive road games. They close with home games against Oakland and Dallas.

The prime-time schedule begins with a Thursday night visit to Carolina on Oct. 12 followed by a Monday night game against Washington on Oct. 23, giving the Eagles even more time between the two games. They play a Sunday night game in Dallas on Nov. 19, and the Seattle and Oakland games are both in prime time, too.

The Eagles are off Week 10.

The preseason opens on Aug. 10 in Green Bay. Training camp can open July 27 – two weeks before.

Here is the full schedule:


Aug. 10 — at Green Bay Packers, 8 p.m., NBC10

Aug.  17 vs. Buffalo Bills, 7 p.m., NBC10

Aug. 24 vs. Miami Dolphins, 7 p.m., NBC10

Aug. 31 vs. New York Jets, 7 p.m. NBC10

Regular season

Sept. 10 – at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m., FOX

Sept. 17 – at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., FOX

Sept. 24 – vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m., FOX

Oct. 1 – at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m., FOX

Oct. 8 – vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m., FOX

Oct. 12 (Thurs.) – at Carolina Panthers, 8:25 p.m. CBS/NFL Network/Amazon

Oct. 23 (Mon.) – vs. Washington Redskins, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Oct. 29 – vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m., FOX

Nov. 5 – vs. Denver Broncos, 1 p.m., CBS

Nov. 12 – BYE

Nov. 19 – at Dallas Cowboys, 8:30 p.m., NBC

Nov. 26 – vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., FOX

Dec. 3 – at Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m., NBC

Dec. 10 – at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Dec. 17 – at New York Giants, 1 p.m., FOX

Dec. 25 (Mon.) – vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 31 – vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., FOX