Originally written on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 11/6/14
I'm very upset about our Livefyre engine being on the fritz these past few days... I'm also worried if it doesn't get fixed by the time of the Draft next week, this site will be toast. After all, nobody comes here to listen to me talk... in fact, I come here to listen to our esteemed posters do THEIR THING... and if they can't get in with their smarticles, I am irrelevant. All right, there are no guarantees in relationships or life, so I'll just have to hope for the best. Now, we finally have our NFL schedule...           The Eagles 2013 schedule was announced on Thursday night, and the team's first game of the season will be a Monday night showdown against the defending NFC East champion Washington Redskins. This is just the second time in franchise history the team has started the season on Monday night. The Eagles will kick off at 7:10 that night, meaning they are the first game of the traditional double-header on Monday night to start the season. Despite kicking the season off in prime time, the Eagles have only two nationally televised games this year- a drop off from amount they used to get. The Eagles second prime time showing will be on Thursday night in Week 3 when Andy Reid returns to town with his Kansas City Chiefs. Kelly, who has spoken at length about his love of practice time, can't be happy with the way the schedule breaks down. It begins with the team playing three games in the first 10 days of the season. The team also doesn't get their Bye Week until Week 12, the latest it has been since 2000. That means the first 11 weeks of Kelly's introduction to the NFL will be a fast and furious one. The Eagles home opener is Week 2 vs. the San Diego Chargers, but they spend the majority of the early part of the season on the road. Four of the team's first six games are on the road. The toughest part of the schedule appears to be Week 4 thru Week 8, when they travel to Denver, to New York for a matchup with the Giants, a visit to Tampa Bay, and then to Dallas to face the Cowboys. Here is the full schedule, with home games in bold: Monday, Sept. 9 at Washington Redskins................7:10 pm Sunday, September 15 vs. San Diego Chargers......1:00 pm Thursday, September 19 vs. Kansas City Chiefs.....8:25 pm Sunday, September 29 at Denver Broncos.................4:25 pm Sunday, October 6 at New York Giants....................1:00 pm Sunday, October 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers......1:00 pm Sunday, October 20 vs. Dallas Cowboys..................1:00 pm Sunday, October 27 vs. New York Giants................1:00 pm Sunday, November 3 at. Oakland Raiders...............1:00 pm Sunday, November 10 at Green Bay Packers.........1:00 pm Sunday, November 17 vs. Washington Redskins....1:00 pm Sunday, November 24............BYE WEEK Sunday, December 1 vs. Arizona Cardinals.............1:00 pm Sunday, December 8 vs. Detroit Lions.....................1:00 pm Sunday, December 15 at Minnesota Vikings...........1:00 pm Sunday, December 22 vs. Chicago Bears...................1:00 pm Sunday, December 29 at Dallas Cowboys..............1:00 pm Weeks 11-17 are subject to flex scheduling. Jordan Raanan of NJ.com actualy had a very nice piece on the culture changes happening in the Eagles organization right now. "There's plenty of reason for excitement as the Eagles begin to unveil the Chip Kelly way. It's new, it's fresh, it's not Andy Reid. That in itself may have rejuvenated the previously stale NovaCare Complex." "Still, there's more. The Eagles have only practiced two days, but already the differences are evident to even the most untrained eyes, even more so than the expected fast pace and blaring music. There's hurdles and heart monitors on the field, personalized shakes and Kashi bars lined on tables inside the practice facility and sleep monitors that players are wearing in the comforts of their own home." Say whaaaaaa? These are just some of the obvious alterations at the NovaCare Complex. Surely there are plenty more changes hidden deep in the hallways and meeting rooms. And according to Brent Celek, they'll all take a backseat to the real game-changer Kelly is bringing to the NFL. "I think from a communications standpoint, I was saying it earlier, it's going to change the league," Celek said. "I'm not going to tell you guys how.... but it will. " Okay. In mid-April, I'm a believer. Let's re-evaluate in mid-October... Flash cards? Really?...  
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