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The Eagles will face off against the Indianapolis Colts in their final preseason game Thursday, just two days after a brawl forced a joint practice between the teams to end early.
Jason Kelce apologized for igniting the scuffle with what he described as a “cheap shot” on Colts linebacker and Philadelphia native Zaire Franklin. It’s unclear if Kelce or many of the Eagles starters will take the field Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field.
The game is streaming exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video, with Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit on the call. It will also air in Philadelphia on Fox 29. It’s a convenient spot for Amazon, since they’ll be back in Philadelphia a couple of weeks to stream their first game of the season – the Birds’ home opener in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings.
“That was just luck of the draw,” said Jay Marine, vice president and global head of sports for Prime Video. Michaels said it “works out extremely well” to add a layer of comfort for new members of the crew. That includes incoming Thursday Night Football producer Mark Teitelman, who is taking over for veteran producer Fred Guidalli.
All eyes will be on Marcus Mariota, the Eagles’ backup quarterback who has had an underwhelming preseason, posting just a 56.3 passer rating on 28 attempts. Granted, that’s a small sample size and this is the preseason, but he’s been shaky enough for some to question whether the Eagles should look for other options.
“Mariota was benched twice in the past four years, and he was a five-year loser in Tennessee,” Inquirer columnist Marcus Hayes wrote this week. “It would be irresponsible to put the best team in the NFC, filled with rising and fading stars, in the hands of sixth-round rookie Tanner McKee.”
Thursday’s Eagles-Colts preseason game will stream exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern
Michaels, the veteran play-by-play announcer entering his second season with Amazon, will call the game. Joining him again this season in the booth is Herbstreit, who also is ESPN’s top college football analyst. After surviving his first season as an NFL announcer while pulling double-duty on a college pregame show and Saturday night game, Herbstreit said he plans to “chill.”
I can’t even tell you how much I prepared because I didn’t want to let anyone down, including myself,” Herbstreit said. “Going through that last year really helped me understand what I need to do and recalibrate as I get ready for the second year of making this run.”
Kaylee Hartung, who joined NBC’s Today show earlier this year as a national correspondent, will report from the sidelines at Lincoln Financial Field.
And then there was one.
The preseason comes to an end for the Colts and Eagles on Thursday night in Philadelphia, with two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum.
While the Eagles can't wait to see the preseason end as they begin their quest for a run back to the Super Bowl, the Colts are readying for what might be a long season. The rookie quarterback and No. 4 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, Anthony Richardson, has been officially named the starter in Indianapolis — giving Colts fans a reason to be excited.
Still, Richardson will need to develop and growing pains are a certainty for young quarterbacks. With Jonathan Taylor apparently headed for the exit, there's a lack of clarity of what the Colts will look like when Sept. 10 rolls around.
As for the Eagles, they haven't played their starters in the preseason, knowing that health is most important when staring at an 18-week gauntlet that they'll want to extend even longer. For them, it's another 60 minutes until the games really count
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL preseason, Week 3
Who: Eagles vs. Colts
When: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Where: Lincoln Financial Field
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Super Bowl champion and program record holder Alshon Jeffery will have his No. 1 jersey at South Carolina retired this season when the Gamecocks face Mississippi State on Sept. 23.
The school announced the honor on Monday for the receiver from St. Matthews, S.C.
Jeffery had 183 catches for 3,042 yards and 23 touchdowns at South Carolina from 2009 through 2011, helping the Gamecocks to their lone Southeastern Conference championship game appearance in 2010.
His touchdown catches are tied for the best showing at South Carolina. He also leads the program with 12 games of 100-yard receiving games.
Jeffery went on to a nine-year NFL career with Chicago and Philadelphia where he caught 475 passes for 6,786 yards and 46 touchdowns.
Jeffery had three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown to help the Eagles beat New England 41-33 in the Super Bowl after the 2017 season.
While Jeffery’s No. 1 jersey is retired, current and future Gamecocks can still wear numbers that were affiliated with athletes who’ve had their jerseys retired since 2007, according to athletic department policy.