Eagles vs. Falcons 2016: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming, Channel, Odds and More
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 NFL schedule continues this week as the team is set to play the Atlanta Falcons (6-3) on Sunday. The Eagles (4-4) are looking to remain undefeated at home this season.
Philadelphia desperately needs a win this week. The Birds have dropped to .500 after losing four out of their last five games.
The good news for the Eagles is that they’ve played well at home this season. In three wins at the Linc, they’ve outscored opponents by a total of 84 to 23. One of the only two touchdowns the Eagles have allowed at home this season was a garbage time score.
The bad news for the Eagles is that they’re set to face a tough opponent on Sunday. The Falcons are one of the best teams in the NFC. Atlanta’s offense is averaging a league-leading 33.9 points per game. Matt Ryan is having a great season under center.
Star receiver Julio Jones figures to be a very tough matchup for the Eagles’ secondary. Starting cornerbacks Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll are both dealing with hamstring injuries. Even if the Eagles can handle Jones, Atlanta still has plenty of other offensive weapons to work with, including 2015 leading rusher Devonta Freeman.
It’s worth noting the Falcons’ offense will be without a few key players. Pass-catching running back Tevin Coleman and starting tight end Jacob Tamme have both been ruled out.
Speaking of injuries, stud cornerback Desmond Trufant also won’t play. That’s good news for the Eagles’ offense. Atlanta’s defense ranks 28th in points allowed so Philadelphia will have opportunities to attack the Falcons through the air. Carson Wentz is coming off a career-high performance in terms of passing yards (364). The Eagles will need their rookie quarterback to have another big game this week.
A win over the Falcons keeps the Eagles alive in the NFC playoff picture at 5-4. A loss drops the Eagles to 4-5 with a road game against the Seahawks looming next week.
Read on for everything you need to know about this week’s game.
Date: November 13, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).
Referee: Craig Wrolstad
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV coverage map: Click here to see if you get the game in your area.
NFL Network replay: TBA
SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
SIRIUS: 132 (Atl), 82 (Phi).
XM: 380 (Atl), 82 (Phi).
The Eagles are underdogs against the Falcons, per Bovada.
Atlanta Falcons -2 (-110)
Philadelphia Eagles +2 (-110)
Over/under: 50.5 points
The Eagles are 15-13-1 in 29 regular season games against the Falcons. The Eagles are 0-3 in their last three games against Atlanta. The last time Philadelphia defeated the Falcons was in 2010. These two teams last played in the first game of the 2015 season when the Eagles lost on Monday Night Football by a final score of 26 to 24.
Eagles vs. Falcons Game Predictions
The Birds 24/7 crew thinks the Eagles will lose in a close game this week. More NFL game predictions available here.
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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)