The Tennessee Titans are hitting the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles in a Week 1 preseason matchup.
It’s finally here. The rematch of the Tennessee Titans versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
Well, sort of. Eagles fans will have to wait a little longer to really quench their bloodthirst.
It’s just preseason, but there are multiple storylines to keep an eye on during Thursday’s game. With both rosters posting a 9-7 campaign in 2018, which team will make the jump this year?
- When: Thursday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. CDT
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- Watch: WKRN News 2 (ABC)
- Listen: WGFX 104.5 FM-The Zone
Before I break down this game with players to watch for, I’d like to take a moment of silence to commemorate last year’s dogfight.
The Eagles’ 9-7 season resulted in a playoff berth. After defeating the Chicago Bears in the wild-card game, the Eagles fell just short of the NFC Championship Game with a loss to the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round.
The Titans’ 9-7 campaign was their third straight, but didn’t have the same successful result as the Eagles’. Instead, the Titans were forced to roll backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert out there for a do-or-die Week 17 game against the Indianapolis Colts, a game in which the Titans lost.
But hope springs eternal, and both teams will not only look to improve on their 9-7 records from a year ago, both will also be looking to make a deep run in the playoffs.
Let’s take a look at some lesser-known players to watch for both teams on either side of the ball, some of whom could be competing for a spot on their respective rosters.