Monday September 1st, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles host the Jaguars in Week 1 of the NFL season. Philadelphia is the defending NFC East champion after going 10-6 in 2013 and losing in the first round of the playoffs to the New Orleans Saints. Jacksonville went 4-12 last season, finishing third in the AFC South.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed through NFL Sunday Ticket.

TV coverage: CBS

RadioFor a list of Jaguars affiliates, click here. For a list of Eagles affiliates, click here

Game Facts

Jaguars facts

The Jaguars haven't made the playoffs since 2007 and haven't finished higher than third in the AFC South since 2010.

Jacksonville drafted quarterback Blake Bortles with the No. 3 pick in this year's draft, but veteran Chad Henne will be the team's starter at the beginning of the season.

Henne started 13 games last season, throwing for 3,241 yards, 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Jacksonville let longtime running back Maurice Jones-Drew leave via free agency in the offseason. Toby Gerhart will be the team's starter.

Wide receiver and former No. 5 pick Justin Blackmon is currently suspended indefinitely by the NFL for repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy.

The Jaguars were second-to-last in the NFL in total offense last season and tied for 27th in total defense.

Marquise Lee, a second-round pick in this year's NFL draft, is expected to start at receiver.

Linebacker Paul Posluszny was the team's lone Pro Bowl selection last season.

Head coach Gus Bradley, former defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, enters his second season with the team.

Former No. 2 pick Luke Joeckel returns after missing most of his rookie season last year with a fractured ankle.

Eagles facts

The Eagles' trip to the playoffs last season was their first since 2010.

In his first season as a starter, quarterback Nick Foles set an NFL record for touchdown-to-interception ratio by throwing for 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 13 games and 10 starts.

Philadelphia was second in the NFL in total offense in 2013 in its first season under head coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles were 15th in the league in 2012.

The team parted ways with starting kicker Alex Henery at the end of the preseason in favor of rookie Cody Parkey.

Offensive tackle Lane Johnson is suspended for the first four games of the season after testing positive for banned substances.

Running back LeSean McCoy led the NFL with 1,607 rushing yards last season. He has said his goal is 2,000 rushing yards in 2014.

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin returns after missing the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL.

The Eagles finished 29th in the league in total defense last season.

Marcus Smith, the team's first-round pick in this year's NFL draft, is listed at second string at outside linebacker on the Eagles' depth chart.

Philadelphia released Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson in the offseason. Jackson signed with division rival Washington after his release.

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