Eagles versus Patriots set to be the best preseason matchup of 2018


The NFL Preseason Schedule has arrived, and a Super Bowl LII rematch has been established.

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to face off against the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl LII rematch.  NFL fans may mark this down as the best upcoming preseason matchup of the year. The date and time have yet to be determined, but none of that matters now as Eagles fans are still sitting on cloud nine celebrating the Super Bowl victory from February.

Week Two of the preseason will be the first time the Eagles see the Patriots since the 41-33 win. Here’s a brief recap of what went down since the big game. Tom Brady whined, a kid yodeled in Wal-Mart, the Philadelphia 76ers won 16 straight games, and Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr., have yet to agree on anything.

The NFL offseason sure can be a dark and depressing time. Therefore, the rematch of the highest scoring Super Bowl in the history of the game almost makes you want spring ball in the NFL.

Who will you see?

With Carson Wentz likely to not play a single snap in the game, Nick Foles will be at the helm. Foles will look to continue his success against Tom Brady at least for the first half. A big question mark is the likelihood of Rob Gronkowski returning, after seriously considering retirement. There is one thing that will be a definite, though. Former Philadelphia wide receiver Jordan Matthews will be making his return to Philadelphia after his short stint with Buffalo Bills.

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Matthews recently signed with their AFC rival, the New England Patriots. Many Eagles receivers were criticized during Matthews time here, and it’s almost guaranteed the ‘boo birds’ will be in full effect when Matthews enters Lincoln Financial Field. However, there will be some celebrating when he drops his first ball. Cheers of salvation from the Chip Kelly era.

Who cares about Preseason?

The NFL Preseason may not be the most exciting football, but franchises such as these two draw interest. Many players have been avid on Twitter since the releasing of the preseason schedule. Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson tweeted the “peeping eye” emoji referring to the huge rematch with the Patriots. If your unfamiliar with Johnson’s hate for the Patriots organization here’s some spring clean up:

Shortly after the Eagles upset the Patriots as the “Underdogs” of the NFL, Johnson criticized the Patriots franchise as being “robotic.” Also, he stated that he would not want to play for such a franchise. Former Patriots’ linebacker and ESPN Analyst, Tedy Bruschi fired back at Johnson, proclaiming, “It takes more than dog masks and dancing to repeat.” Johnson responded by calling Brushci a puppet in the world of media, continuing to stir the pot with the Eagles postseason foes.

Has Robert Kraft been listening to Meek Mill?

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill in prison over the weekend. Ironically, the Eagles song of the postseason was “Dreams and Nightmares” by Meek. They even entered the field at U.S. Bank Stadium with the song as their entrance music before defeating the Patriots 41-33.

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So could we actually hear the Eagles anthem playing inside of the Patriots locker room this time around? Kraft and the Patriots will be looking for extra motivation for the anticipated rematch against the Philadelphia Eagles, so it wouldn’t surprise us one bit. All we know is that this rematch has all of the makings of a preseason classic. At least, we hope so.