Weather Could Have Major Impact on Eagles’ Season Opener

The weather could have a major impact on the Eagles' season opener today: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
The weather could have a major impact on the Eagles' season opener today: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

For Eagles fans, today is their version of Christmas morning. After waiting all offseason for their team to return, they get to watch Philadelphia take on the New England Patriots in Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season.

We can’t wait to see the reigning NFC champs take the field and begin their quest for another Super Bowl appearance, so we’re certainly not going to let a little rain get in our way.

Eagles Patriots Weather Forecast

An intense rainstorm arrived in Massachusetts on Sunday morning and is expected to continue throughout the afternoon, ensuring wet conditions in Foxborough. Fortunately for Eagles fans making the trip to Gillette Stadium, the rain is expected to slow down during the first half and dissipate by halftime.

On the bright side, Philadelphia is fortunate that the schedule-makers set this game at 4:25 p.m. ET instead of 1 p.m. If the game had started in the early window, the entire contest would have been affected by rain, guaranteeing a sloppy mess that would’ve been tough to watch.

While the field will still be waterlogged, at least the second half should resemble a normal football game. Regardless, expect both teams to play carefully in the first half and run the ball often to avoid costly turnovers.

Both teams have excellent running games, too, which should make the first half interesting even with the ugly weather. As we already know, Jalen Hurts doesn’t need to throw the ball to be an absolute beast

As such, expect a low-scoring first half as the defenses dominate, but look for things to open up in the second half as both offenses find their groove and get more comfortable passing the ball. That will give us a chance to use our superior passing attack to pull away and lock up the win.

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