Eagles vs. Lions 2016: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming, Channel, Odds and More
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 NFL schedule resumes this Sunday as the team is set to play an away game against the Detroit Lions. The Eagles are trying to stay undefeated after starting the season 3-0.
Philadelphia enters this game with the advantage of extra rest. The Eagles didn’t play in Week 4 because they had an early bye. As a result, the Birds are mostly healthy heading into this matchup. Only one Eagles player has been listed questionable on the final injury report.
The Lions, meanwhile, are anything but healthy. Detroit will be without several key starters in this tilt, including defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, linebacker DeAndre Levy, and tight end Eric Ebron. It’s been a rough start to the season for the 1-3 Lions. These significant injury issues could only make matters worse for Jim Caldwell’s team.
On paper, the Eagles are much better than the Lions. Philadelphia owns the best point differential in the NFL (+65). The Birds are looking like a well-coached football team thanks to Doug Pederson. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is off to a sensational start. The Eagles’ offense shouldn’t have trouble finding success against a Lions defense that ranks as one of the worst in the NFL. Detroit could especially have trouble dealing with Philadelphia’s three tight end sets.
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has done his best to downplay the angle he’s seeking revenge against the organization that fired him. Still, Schwartz will want to come out of Detroit with a win. His unit is playing extremely well through three games. The Eagles have allowed the fewest points in the league while also forcing six turnovers and recording 10 sacks. Matthew Stafford and the Lions’ offense should put up a fight. Detroit can move the ball; they rank sixth in yards per game.
There’s no good reason why the Eagles shouldn’t win this game. With that said, the NFL is “Any given Sunday” and nothing is guaranteed. It’s up to Philadelphia to show they are truly the better team this week. Pederson will look to replicate the post-bye week success he experienced first-hand in his time spent with Andy Reid.
Date: October 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager (Field reporter).
Location: Ford Field | Detroit, Michigan
TV coverage map: Click here to see if you get the game in your area.
NFL Network replay: TBA
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SIRIUS: 132 (Phi), 83 (Det).
XM: 382 (Phi), 226 (Det).
The Eagles are favored to beat the Lions, per Bovada.
Philadelphia Eagles -3 (-135)
Detroit Lions +3 (+115)
Over/under: 46 points
The Eagles are 16-14-2 in 32 regular season games against the Lions. The Eagles have won seven out of the last nine meetings. These two teams last played on Thanksgiving last year when the Birds got cooked by a final score of 45 to 14.
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Eagles 2016 regular season schedule
Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (Sept. 11, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 2 – @ Chicago Bears (Sept. 19, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 3 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 25, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 4 – BYE
Week 5 – @ Detroit Lions (Oct. 9, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 – @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 – Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 – @ Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 30, 8:30 PM ET, NBC)
Week 9 – @ New York Giants (Nov. 6, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 10 – Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 13, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 11 – @ Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 20, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 12 – Green Bay Packers (Nov. 28, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 13 – @ Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 4, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 14 – Washington Redskins (Dec. 11, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 – @ Baltimore Ravens (Dec. 18, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 – New York Giants (Dec. 22, 8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN)
Week 17 – Dallas Cowboys (Jan. 1, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)