Hope you enjoyed listening to Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston calling last week’s Eagles game, because they’ll back calling the Birds this afternoon.
For the first time since 2014, the same FOX crew will be calling the Eagles game in back-to-back weeks. That year, it was Joe Buck and Troy Aikman that drew double Birds duty, calling the Eagles in Week 3 and Week 4.
Meyers and Johnston (along with sideline reporter Laura Okmin) are back in the booth calling the Eagles again due to the league’s “cross-flex” rules. Last week’s game would’ve normally appeared on CBS, but the NFL’s television contract allows the league to move some AFC away games (the game took place in Philadelphia) to FOX.
As a result, it’s the third week in a row the Eagles will draw a former adversary in the booth. Week 2’s 27-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was called by two former players with some history against the Eagles – former Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber and former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch today’s game:
Eagles (2-1) at Titans (2-1): Week 4 game
When: Sunday, Sept. 30
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
Time: 1 p.m. kickoff
TV: FOX (Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin)
Radio: 94.1 WIP (Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin)
Spanish radio: La Mega, 105.7 FM (Rickie Ricardo, Gus Salazar)
Streaming: FOX Sports app (requires cable subscription), FutboTV, NFL GamePass (both require a subscription)
Mobile: NFL Mobile app and Yahoo Sports app (free on smartphones and tablets within the Philadelphia market)
Referee: Shawn Hochuli
Week 4 FOX 1 p.m. coverage map, via 506 Sports (yellow is Eagles-Titans):
As with every game, staff writers Zach Berman, Jeff McLane, Les Bowen and Paul Domowitch will be covering all the action live on Twitter. Our Eagles live blog, moderated by Jonathan Tannenwald, will launch at 12:45 p.m. Notes and observations about the game will be at philly.com/eagles and in our Early Birds newsletter.
Over on NBC Sports Philadelphia, Eagles Pregame Live, hosted by Michael Barkann and featuring Seth Joyner, Ray Didinger and Barrett Brooks, will air live at noon. Ed Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor and Daily News columnist, will join the crew for Eagles Postgame Live following the game, which will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia+ due to today’s Phillies game. End Game, hosted by Marc Farzetta (who will start soon as 97.5 The Fanatic’s new morning show host) will wrap up the day.
As far as local network pre-game shows go, FOX 29 will air Fox 29 Gameday Live at 10 a.m. (featuring Bill Anderson, Gary Cobb, Kristen Rodgers and Howard Eskin) and CBS3 will air CBS3 Sunday Kickoff at 10:30 a.m. (featuring Don Bell, Lesley Van Arsdall and Pat Gallen). NBC10 will air Eagles Gameday Kickoff at 9:30 a.m. (hosted by Danny Pommells) and Eagles GamePlan at 10 a.m. (featuring John Clark, Ike Reese and Mike Quick).
What to know about the Eagles
• After watching film, Jeff McLane writes that rookie tight end Dallas Goedert needs to have a much larger role in the Eagles offense.
• With Eagles safety Rodney McLeod likely out for the season after injuring his knee, Corey Graham will get most of the snaps. But according to Les Bowen, other defensive backs could play more situational roles.
• Running back Jay Ajayi will play despite having a small fracture in his back. “You’ve just got to be able to tolerate the pain and do things to protect it,” Ajayi told Zach Berman
What to know about the Titans
• Three years after former head coach Chip Kelly nearly traded away the house to draft him, Marcus Mariota will make his first start against the Eagles. Mariota remains a bit banged up after being sidelined due to a nerve issue with his elbow.
• Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is worried about Eagles fans taking over Nissan Stadium, and is pleading with fans to come out and support the team, according to ESPN’s Turron Davenport.
Mike Vrabel once again says #Titans need their fans to show up on Sunday. Acknowledged how a player can be caught off guard when you're the home team and the visitors have so many in the stadium.
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) September 28, 2018
Eagles regular season schedule
Week 1: Thursday, Sept. 6
Eagles 18, Atlanta Falcons 12
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Eagles 21
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23
Eagles 20, Indianapolis Colts 16
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30
1 p.m. – Eagles at Tennessee Titans (FOX)
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7
4:25 p.m. – Minnesota Vikings at Eagles (FOX)
Week 6: Thursday, Oct. 11
8:20 p.m. – Eagles at New York Giants (FOX, NFL Network)
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21
1:00 p.m. – Carolina Panthers at Eagles (FOX)
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28
9:30 a.m. – Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars in London (NFL Network)
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 11
8:20 p.m. – Dallas Cowboys at Eagles (NBC)
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18
1:00 p.m. – Eagles at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25
1:00 p.m. – New York Giants at Eagles (FOX 29)
Week 13: Monday, Dec. 3
8:15 p.m. – Washington Redskins at Eagles (ESPN)
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9
4:25 p.m. – Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16
8:20 p.m. – Eagles at Los Angeles Rams (NBC)
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23
1:00 p.m. – Houston Texans at Eagles (CBS)
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30
1:00 p.m. – Eagles at Washington Redskins (FOX)