How many preseason games will the Eagles play in 2023?

As NFL training camps across the NFL begin, we take a quick glance at the coming Eagles preseason games schedule.
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With the growing popularity of the NFL, the league has made several changes over these past few years to increase fan engagement. Philadelphia Eagles fans have no doubt become accustomed to some of the more significant, including the expansion from 16 to 17 regular season games and the addition of an extra Wild Card team in both the AFC and NFC Playoffs. That, in turn, has shortened the preseason from four games to three. The new-look schedule was part of the collective bargaining agreement that the majority of players approved in 2020.

Prior to the new CBA, the 16-game regular season had been in effect since 1978 and had been in play through the 2020 NFL campaign. The 17th game has forced pro football to again think of player safety concerns. No one is complaining about having to sit through only three preseason contests.

The Eagles will play three preseason games in 2023

For 43 years, the length of the preseason was set at four games. Beginning with the 2021 season, that number was reduced to three games. Here are the three preseason games on the Philadelphia Eagles' schedule this August in 2023.

  • Saturday 8/12 at Baltimore Ravens (7pm, NFL Network)
  • Thursday 8/17 vs Cleveland Browns (7:30pm NFL Network)
  • Thursday 8/24 vs Indianapolis Colts (8pm Prime Video)

All three preseason games this upcoming season are against teams from the AFC. The Eagles will not play any of them during the regular season. Also, two of the games will be at home at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia. As a result, the Eagles will have nine road regular season games compared to eight at home in 2023.

Preseason games do not have the same intensity as the regular season, but it's where the camp battles are taken to the football field in front of thousands of fans. The games could make or break a player's opportunity for a job in the NFL as the rosters are reduced from 90 players to 53 players ahead of Week 1. Keep your eyes peeled. The positional battles will be intense.

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