Eagles' Brazil Game Opponent Decision Down to Two Teams

The Philadelphia Eagles could play the Green Bay Packers or Cleveland Browns in Week 1.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Philadelphia Eagles will begin the 2024 season not at Lincoln Financial Field as they will take a trip to South America to play in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The game will be a part of the league’s kickoff weekend as it will be on Friday, Sept. 6, and televised on Peacock.

We don’t know who the Eagles will play in Week 1, but the NFL has narrowed their two choices to a team from the NFC North and a team from the AFC North.

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy told reporters Wednesday at the owners’ meeting that the league is deciding whether to send the Packers or the Cleveland Browns to play the Eagles, per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.

Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com also reported on Wednesday that the announcement on who will play the Eagles could come as soon as Thursday.

Between the two options, the Packers would be the more exciting matchup for the Eagles as they have a good young quarterback in Jordan Love, who is leading a Green Bay squad that is on the rise. 

If the NFL wants to promote the game around two of the league’s better young quarterbacks, the matchup is right there with Love and Jalen Hurts. The last time the Eagles played in an international series game was in the 2018 season against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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