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WEEK 2 · Thu 08/19 · 7:30 PM EDT

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Patriots Preseason Network / NFL Network
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After opening the 2021 preseason with a 22-13 victory over the Washington Football Team at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots will travel to Philadelphia for a series of joint practice sessions prior to the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The Patriots and Eagles have held joint practice sessions two times in the last several years, with the Patriots hositing the Eages in 2014 and traveling to Philadelpia in 2013.

Philadelphia opened its preseason with a 24-16 loss at home against Pittsburgh

SERIES HISTORY

The Patriots and Eagles will meet for the 24th time in the preseason and for the first time in the preseason since 2018 when the Patriots notched a 37-20 victory on Aug. 16 at Gillette Stadium. Overall, this week's game will be the Patriots' 11th preseason game in Philadelphia, their fourth preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field and first since the 2013 season.

The Patriots and Eagles last met in the regular season in 2019 when the Patriots came out ahead, 17-10, at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 17, 2019.

While the teams have played just 13 times in the regular season, they have played 23 times in the preseason with the Patriots claiming a 13-10 edge in the series.

Philadelphia leads the all-time regular-season series with a 7-6 margin

MOST FREQUENT PRESEASON OPPONENTS

The Patriots and Eagles will meet for the 24th time in the preseason, the second most frequent preseason contest, behind the 29 meetings between the Patriots and Giants.

TALE OF THE TAPE

Table inside Article
2020 REGULAR SEASON NEW ENGLAND PHILADELPHIA
Record 7-9 4-11-1
Divisional Standings 3rd 4th
Total Yards Gained 5,236 5,354
Total Offense (Rank) 327.3 (27) 334.6 (24t)
Rush Offense 146.6 (4) 126.7 (9)
Pass Offense 280.6 (30) 207.9 (28)
Points Per Game 20.4 (27) 20.9 (26)
Touchdowns Scored 36 42
Third Down Conversion Pct. 40.9 37.3
Total Yards Allowed 5,660 5,810
Total Defense (Rank) 353.8 (15) 363.1 (19)
Rush Defense 131.4 (26) 125.8 (23)
Pass Defense 222.3 (8) 237.4 (15)
Points Allowed/Game 22.1 (7) 26.1 (20)
Touchdowns Allowed 41 48
Third Down Defense (Pct.) 40.9 37.9
Field Goals Made/Attempted 26/28 14/19
Possession Avg. 28:58 28:58
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 37/234 65/401
Sacks Made/Yards 24/165 49/324
Passing TD/INT. (Off.) 12/14 22/20
Passing TD/INT. (DEF) 22/18 27/8
Penalties Against/Yards 62/534 107/853
Punts/Avg. 55/45.6 74/40.6
Turnover Differential +3 (13t) -10 (29)

Patriots.com's Mike Dussault shares his players to watch ahead of the Patriots Preseason Week 2 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TELEVISION: This week's game will be broadcast by the Patriots Preseason Television Network and can be seen in every New England state, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. The preseason network's flagship station is WBZ-TV CBS in Boston. Bob Socci provides the play-by-play and is joined by former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak in the broadcast booth. Former Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich will provide sideline analysis along with WBZ's Steve Burton. The game will also be broadcast live on NFL Network.

LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub is the flagship station for the Patriots Radio Network. A complete listing of the network's 35 stations can be found here. The television broadcast will be simulcast the game on the radio during the preseason.

PATRIOTS PRESEASON NETWORK

Massachusetts

  • Boston, Mass. WBZ-TV Ch. 4
  • Springfield, Mass. WWLP-TV Ch. 22

Connecticut

  • Hartford, Conn. WCTX/WTNH-TV Ch. 8

Maine

  • Portland, Maine WMTW-TV Ch. 8
  • Bangor, Maine WVII-TV Ch. 7

New Hampshire

  • Manchester, N.H. WMUR-TV Ch. 9

Rhode Island

  • Providence, R.I. WPRI-TV Ch. 12

Vermont

  • Burlington, Vt. WCAX-TV Ch. 3

Alaska

  • Anchorage, Alaska KYUR-TV Ch. 13
  • Fairbanks, Alaska KATN-TV Ch. 2
  • Juneau, Alaska KJUD-TV Ch. 8

Hawaii

  • Honolulu, Hawaii KFVE-TV Ch. 5

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