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Report: Vikings to play Eagles on the road Week 5

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) prepares to snap the ball during the second half during the NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

PHILADELPHIA - While the rest of the NFL is forced to wait until Thursday evening, April 19 to figure out their 2018 regular-season schedule, it appears Philadelphia Eagles fans already know who their week one opponent will be -- and it's not the Minnesota Vikings.

According to a tweet from Jeff McLane, Eagles beat reporter for, the defending-champion Eagles will be kicking off the 2018 NFL regular season against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:20 p.m. CST.

The regular-season schedule of all 32 NFL teams is set to be announced exclusively on NFL Network Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, reporter Chad Graff, of The Athletic, tweeted that the Vikings and Eagles have scheduled their rematch of last year's NFC Championship game for Week 5 in Philadelphia.

According to a report on, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said that Week 1 remains his target date for returning from knee surgery.

If Wentz can't go Week 1, backup quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start in place of Wentz, who suffered a torn ACL and LCL Dec. 10 against the Los Angeles Rams.