Report: Vikings-Eagles will NOT open the season on Thursday night

A report in March said the Vikes and Eagles would meet in the opener.
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Vikings and Eagles fans looking forward to a rematch of last year's NFC Championship Game on opening night next season can kiss those dreams goodbye, apparently. 

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are opening the season against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Sept. 6. 

In March, Philly radio host Howard Eskin reported that the Eagles would host the Vikings to open the NFL season and that they would raise their Super Bowl championship banner in front of the Vikings, so that report was apparently fake news. 

McLane adds that the Vikings vs. Eagles game will be Week 5. 


– So, Philadelphia Eagles fans are awful.

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Whenever they play, and we'll find out. tonight when the full NFL schedule is revealed at 7 p.m. on NFL Network, there will be plenty of juicy storylines to follow. 

– Philly killed Minnesota 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game and then won the Super Bowl in the Vikings' stadium.

– Will Eagles fans throw beer cans at Vikings fans again?

– Former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo is Minnesota's new offensive coordinator. 

– Will Carson Wentz be healthy enough to start or will it be Nick Foles playing quarterback for Philly?

– New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will be facing one of his former NFC East rivals. 

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