The Eagles 1-0 are finally home! The team is set for a prime-time showdown Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 19.
This is the first regular season home game for the Eagles’ hardened roster, which means fans will get their first glimpse of the team’s newly acquired players in action. It also means the new Eagles will see Philly fans’ passion for football in the spotlight for the first time.
Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. in South Philadelphia.
Finally, Monday night will mark the Eagles debut of Camden, Philadelphia native Haason Reddick. The last time he walked through the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field for a home football game was in 2016. He wore cherry red, white and the same number 7 he will wear as an eagle . He will line up on the field where he played varsity ball for Temple University in his first at home as an Eagles linebacker.
The game synergistically drops two days after Temple University’s return game against Rutgers.
“It worked perfectly schedule-wise. Since I’ve been in the league, I haven’t been able to come back to watch a Temple game,” Reddick said.
“So I’m really excited that this is my first one I can see.”
He’s been looking forward to the home opener since the team signed him to a three-year contract in March, but as the primetime showdown against the Minnesota Vikings quickly approaches, Reddick’s attention changed.
“Although I know it’s a Monday night game, I’m not going to get carried away by the hype. I’m just focused on being better than I was in Week 1. Fixing the things that I didn’t do well in week 1,” he said.
“The only thing I worry about is playing good football for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
The linebacker had a quiet first game in Detroit. He’s registered two tackles in 47 snaps but is determined to make a bigger impact in his second green game.
“There are a few things I saw after the game that I would have liked to see during the game, but now that I know what those things are, I can focus on that and it will open up a lot of things for me. , “said Reddick.
Nonetheless, Reddick’s return will be decidedly special. Family, friends and fans of his tenure in the Temple are eager to see him proudly represent his Philadelphia and Camden roots, playing for his hometown football team.