By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles 2015 schedule was released on Tuesday night and there is no shortage of prime-time match ups for the Eagles. Despite not making it to the postseason last year, the league will prominently feature Chip Kelly’s team this season.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In Philadelphia Leaves Man Dead, 2 Women Coming Out Of Church Injured, Police Say
The Eagles will play five times in prime-time and will also play for the second straight year on Thanksgiving Day.
WEEK 1: The Eagles will open the season on the road against the Falcons on Monday Night Football (7:10 p.m.). The Falcons finished 6-10 last season. The Eagles new look secondary led by free agent acquisition Byron Maxwell will get a solid test to start the season against Julio Jones and Roddy White with the whole country watching.
WEEK 6: The Eagles-Giants rivalry takes center-stage for the NFL in Week 6 as the Monday Night Football match-up. That game will take place at Lincoln Financial Field and will be the first match up of the year between the two division foes.
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WEEK 7: There will be no long wait for the next prime-time game. In Week 7 the Eagles will travel to face the Panthers on Sunday Night Football. That prime-time match up will be the final game for the Eagles before their bye week.
WEEK 9: Coming out of the bye, the Eagles go right back into the Sunday Night Football role for their second prime-time match up with a division foe. This time the Eagles will take on the Cowboys. The game will be DeMarco Murray’s first trip back to Dallas.
WEEK 12: The Eagles will once again be playing football on their Thanksgiving Day. This year, they will travel to Detroit to take on the Lions. While the game will not technically be a prime-time start, they will be the first game on Thanksgiving Day.
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WEEK 16: The Eagles will face the Redskins at home on the day after Christmas. The Saturday match up will take place at 8:25 pm. Late season division games are always interesting as they might have division title and playoff implications.