The late start kind of gives this one some added significance (as if playing Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Aaron Donald wasn't enough). There's nothing like seeing the Philadelphia Eagles featured in front of a national audience. That's what happens when you're rocking with the defending NFC champions.
If you reside on the left coast, this one begins at 1:05 p.m. PST. For those of us who are living in the East, this one gets going at 4:05 p.m. EST. That means you have time to hang out with the family, check out a religious service if you attend, and pray for a fifth Eagles victory.
The Eagles test their mettle versus the 2-2 Los Angeles Rams at 4 p.m. EST on FOX.
A game full of NFL A-listers deserves the best broadcasting team that FOX can assign for the festivities. You're getting the network's A-team, Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olson, to handle the call which also means Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi will handle the reporting from the sideline.
Philly enters this one with a 4-0 record having vanquished the New England Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Washington Commanders in weeks one through four respectively. The Los Angeles Rams have taken the measure of the Seattle Seahawks (Week 1) and the Indianapolis Colts (Week 4). They dropped two games versus the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 and Week 3.
This is the 44th meeting between these two proud franchises. The Birds have taken 22 of them. These teams have also tied once. That was back in 1948, but recent history has been kind to Philly.
The Birds dropped the most recent meeting (September 20th, 2020), but they won six straight stretching back to December of 2005 before that. A win on Sunday in Week 5 improves the Eagles record to 5-0 before they begin preparing for a road date versus the New York Jets.