Patriots vs. Eagles odds, time, TV info, how to live stream: Previewing the NFL's Week 2 preseason opener

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You do not need to look too far back in the history books to discover the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fighting with a Lombardi Trophy on the line. While Super Bowl LII might have just been a couple of years earlier, a lot has actually altered with these 2 franchises because that eventful night in Minneapolis as one club has a brand-new head coach and both groups are trotting out various quarterbacks. Sure, Thursday’s opener of Week 2 of the preseason is simply an exhibit, however each group is aiming to reset its structure to ideally discover themselves back in the huge video game in the not too long run. 

For Philadelphia, they hope they’ll have the ability to revive a champion kept up brand-new head coach Nick Sirianni and second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts blazing a trail. In New England, Bill Belichick is still guiding the ship, however it stays to be seen if it’ll be Cam Newton or first-round novice Mac Jones working as his co-pilot as QB1. 

There are still lots of concerns with both of these groups and Thursday’s preseason head-to-head might get us one action more detailed towards getting some essential responses. Here’s how you can capture all the action unfold in real-time. 

How to see 

Date: Thursday, Aug. 19 | Time:  7:30 p.m. ET
Location:  Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
NFL Network | Stream: FuboTV (shot for totally free)
Follow:  CBS Sports App


These groups will be rather knowledgeable about one another by the time the video game kicks offs after rolling through a variety of joint practices throughout the week leading up to this head-to-head. Of course, the story for the Patriots continues to be the quarterback fight that is underway in between Newton and Jones. In the preseason opener versus Washington, Newton finished 4 of his 7 tosses on the night for 49 backyards, however still appear to reveal some warts that pestered New England’s offense a season earlier. As for the novice Jones, he continues to keep himself in the competitors, finishing 68.4% of his includes the preseason opener for 87 backyards. Arguably the most glaring distinction in between the 2 quarterbacks in recently’s contest was the typical pass length. For Newton, his typical pass length was 0.3 while Jones kipped down a 7.2. That fight will be the marquee story to follow.

Meanwhile, the Eagles have their beginning quarterback in Jalen Hurts — even if Sirianni has yet to really call him that for Week 1. Hurts — who has actually taken all of the first-team associates in practice — began in the preseason opener versus Pittsburgh and played 2 series while finishing 3 of his 7 tosses on the night for 54 backyards. While those numbers do not precisely leap off package rating, he had an outstanding 34-yard conclusion to Zach Ertz and had pass-catchers drop a number of tosses throughout the night, which softened his night from a statistics perspective. So long as he continues to dip into this level, it’ll just refer time prior to he’s formally crowned the starter. 

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