Eagles news: NFL Insider believes he knows who Philly's opponent in Brazil might be

A trusted NFL voice believes he knows who the Eagles' opponent in South America might be.

Eagles Brazil game
Eagles Brazil game / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles fans and members of the media alike were surprised to hear that the Eagles were selected for the NFL's first game played in South America. The feedback has been positive though. It will be Philly's second international game since the 2018 season where they played the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

Given the NFL's plan to continue to expand into other areas of the world, it is no surprise that more countries have been added. And, with the Eagles' recent success, they are a winning team that the league can showcase to other fans around the world.

The Week 1 game in Brazil will take place on Friday, September th6, but no opponent has been announced yet. What we do know, is that this is considered a home game for the Eagles, so it has to be one of the nine opponents they were scheduled to tackle at Lincoln Financial Field in 2024.

NFL insider thinks the Eagles could play the Browns in Brazil.

Could the Eagles end up facing the Cleveland Browns in Brazil? That's what NFL insider Peter King believes. He wrote about that in his recent Football Morning In America column. The Browns have not played an international game since they took on the Minnesota Vikings in London in 2017.

Seeing the Eagles and Browns in Brazil would be a logical choice. Both teams had double-digit win totals in 2023 and made the playoffs. The two teams will have even higher expectations this year after getting bounced in the Wild Card Round.

Sending winning teams to other areas of the world would give international fans a more competitive game to watch. Additionally, it would be the only NFL game on TV since it is a Friday night, so it would be a primetime audience within the United States.

It has been four seasons since the Eagles played the Browns. Back in 2020, Philadelphia dropped a close one by a score of 22-17. Cleveland leads the all-time series 32-17-1. However, the Birds have had more success against them of late. Philly won their previous five matchups against Cleveland dating back to 2000.

Fans will have to stay tuned to see which team might join the Eagles in Brazil. Either way, it is exciting that the Eagles can play a game on the other side of the world. It's also a place that no NFL game has ever taken place, so they are going to make history there.

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