4 Philadelphia Eagles to appear on ‘Sunday Night Football’ opening credits

Dak Prescott #4, Dallas Cowboys (L), Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dak Prescott #4, Dallas Cowboys (L), Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

When Sunday Night Football returns to NBC, there will be a new opening, but this year, said opening should make fans of the Philadelphia Eagles smile.

Here’s an educated guess. Most of you who would call yourselves NFL fans probably tune into Sunday Night Football. Are we correct in stating that? It’s hard to imagine that there was a any Philadelphia Eagles fans who missed the shellacking ‘The Birds’ put on the Dallas Cowboys last season, unless, of course, you had to work or something.

This year, it’s more of the same. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth return to call the games. Yes, Eagles fans, you’ll have to endure more of what sometimes seems to be some one-sided, anti-Eagles color commentary from Collinsowrth. Still, seeing the Eagles run around as part of the conclusion to your weekend should make fans of this team happy.

The Eagles will appear in a Thursday night version of ‘Sunday Night Football’ when the season opens on September 6th against the Atlanta Falcons (many Eagles fans are still upset that game won’t be played against the Minnesota Vikings).

After that, they make two more appearances, a Week 10 matchup against the Cowboys and a Week 15 sparring session with the Los Angeles Rams. NBC can flex games in and out after Week 5, but it’s safe to say those other two games can be marked on your calendars.

Four Eagles make SNF’s opening.

This is also the sixth-straight season Carrie Underwood’s voice will be heard on the opening theme. 12 NFL players will be featured in the show’s opening. Four of those players will be Eagles. That includes Lane Johnson, Zach Ertz, Fletcher Cox and Carson Wentz. You didn’t think the quarterback would be left out, did you?

Sunday Night Football’s new opening will have an abbreviated version shown on opening night, and the full version will air on September 9th, when the NFL’s oldest rivalry is renewed. The Green Bay Packers will meet the Chicago Bears in that one.