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 Philly.com, 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 defending-champion #Eagles will kick off the 2018 NFL season by hosting the Falcons on Thur., Sept. 6 at 8:20 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.
- Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 19, 2018
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.
The Vikings will get their NFC Championship rematch in Philadelphia Week 5 on Oct. 7.
- Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) April 19, 2018
According to a report on Philly.com, 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.