2017 Preseason Week 4 Preview: Eagles vs. Jets

Sep 3, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Rasheed Bailey (18) makes a touchdown catch in front of New York Jets cornerback Dexter McDougle (23) during first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

After a solid win against the Miami Dolphins in game three of the 2017 preseason, the Philadelphia Eagles are poised to take on the New York Jets. After several substantial roster moves, here’s what to expect for 2017 preseason week four’s Eagles vs. Jets match up.


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Where to watch the 2017 preseason week 4 Eagles vs. Jets match

Philly and the Jets kick off at 7 PM EST, and the game is broadcast locally in Philadelphia on NBC, in Harrisburg and Scranton on Fox, and CBS in New York. You may use an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to watch the game. Alternatively, certain streaming services such as Sling TV and PlayStation Vue provide local channels in select markets. There’s also NFL GamePass for $99.99 which includes live out-of-market preseason games. However, note that its regular season coverage is next-day. So by the time you can stream a game, it’s already concluded. Lastily, for viewers outside of DirecTV’s coverage area, NFL Sunday ticket offers game streaming.

What to watch for as the Eagles take on the Jets

In a substantial move, the Eagles asccuired cornerback Dexter McDougle in a trade with the Jets. Watch for McDougle to see some minutes tonight against the Jets. Since this is his first game since joining the Eagles’ roster, McDougle should benefit from playing time. It will be interesting to see his performance because he’s facing his old team. Plus, McDougle struggled in his three-year pro career with injury.

The backup quarterback slot remains a mystery. Despite returning to Philly, QB Nick Foles has been out of commission with an elbow injury. He’s not likely to compete in tonight’s game against the Jets. Still, Foles is the best option aside from starting QB Carson Wentz. Hopefully he’ll be ready for game time come the regular season.

Unlike preseason game three, the starting line won’t play. Instead, keep an eye out for second and third string players, as well as new additions to the team. Notably, watch how McDougle performs, and you can bet long snapper Rick Lovato gets substantial minutes. That’s because the Eagles traded long snapper Jon Dorenbos to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a seventh round 2019 NFL Draft pick.

Players to watch

Dexter McDougle: Keep an eye on McDougle to see how he plays against his former team as well as how he (hopefully) remains healthy.

Rick Lovato: He’s now the long snapper since veteran LS Dorenbos got shipped off to NOLA. As such, his performance is key.

Nick Foles: Sure, Foles may be on the sidelines but it’s important to see if he plays, and if not consider the dilemma of how the Eagles handle the backup QB situation.

Prediction: Eagles by 14

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