Pederson grew tired of being asked the question of whether Foles or injured starter Carson Wentz would start against the Falcons in the season opener. Wentz is still recovering from a torn ACL he sustained in December, and Pederson said he hasn’t been cleared for contact. Foles, who led the Eagles to winning Super Bowl 52, hasn’t performed well during the preseason.
The Falcons lost to the Eagles in a divisional playoff game last season. Quarterback Matt Ryan is looking to regain the form that resulted in him being named the league’s Most Valuable Player for the 2016 season. The Falcons defense finished ninth in total and rushing defense and eighth in scoring defense last season.
You can get the latest score and stats from the game in the box score provided above and here’s everything you need to know in order to watch the Eagles-Falcons game:
What: Philadelphia Eagles vs Atlanta Falcons
When: Thursday, Sept. 6, 5:20 p.m. PT/8:20 p.m. ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
TV: KGW-8 (NBC)
The safety had skipped training camp and the entire preseason in an attempt to get a contract extension. Thomas, 29, is set to earn $8.5 million in 2018, in the final year of his four-year, $40 million contract. He had vowed not to report unless he signed a contract extension or was traded.
He got neither and opted to join the Seahawks before Week 1, knowing he would be sacrificing game checks ($500,000) for each game he missed. The Seahawks never budged from their stance of not negotiating with Thomas and the entire episode left Thomas a bitter player who won’t forget the “disrespect,” according to his post on Instagram.