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Eagles Prominently Featured In Prime-Time In 2015

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.

The Eagles will play five times in prime-time and will also play for the second straight year on Thanksgiving Day.

Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 21: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass in front of A.J. Davis #20 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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.

New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 12: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants warms up before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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.

Carolina Panthers v Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 10: Connor Barwin #98 of the Philadelphia Eagles sacks Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers on November 10, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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.

Bennie Logan
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 14: DeMarco Murray #29 gets tackled by Bennie Logan #96 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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.

Detroit Lions v Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 14: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions runs after catching a pass against Nate Allen #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 14, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Lions won 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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.

desean jackson
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER, 20: Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) kicks his feet in the air as he leaves the field after their victory over his old team the Philadelphia Eagles on December 20, 2014 in Landover, MD. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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.

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