The Patriots lost their chances for an undefeated season, but they're still in the driver's seat in the AFC. They'll have a perfect opportunity to right the ship against a reeling Eagles team that has lost four of their past five games. Philadelphia has allowed 90 points over their past two games.
New England has lost just four back-to-back games since the start of the 2003 season, and they rarely lose at home. The Patriots haven't lost to the Eagles in four chances since Bill Belichick took over as head coach. With a victory over the Eagles, the Patriots will have a season sweep over the NFC East, with earlier victories against Dallas, Washington, and New York.
Head coaches Bill Belichick and Chip Kelly are actually friends, dating back to Kelly's time at the University of New Hampshire. Kelly was part of the inspiration for the Patriots hurry-up offense. Former Patriots coach Cory Undlin serves as the Eagles defensive backs coach, while former receiver Jonathan Krause has been elevated to the Eagles active roster. Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung spent a season in
Siberia Philadelphia before returning and emerging as one of the league's best safeties.
Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2015
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
Kickoff: 4:25 PM EST
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
SB Nation Coverage: Eagles vs Patriots coverage
Announcers: Thom Brenneman and Charles Davis, with Tony Siragusa on the sideline
Tickets: For tickets fans can visit the NFL Ticket Exchange
SB Nation Affiliates: Bleeding Green Nation
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.