New Eagles coach Chip Kelly will get his first chance to display his innovative offense in a game situation at Lincoln Financial Field against New England on the week of Aug. 8-11.

The Eagles open the preseason against the Patriots, a team Kelly helped turn into an offensive juggernaut by serving as an unofficial consultant to Pats coach Bill Belichick.

After playing the Patriots in their preseason opener, the Eagles also take on Carolina at home the week of Aug. 15-19, then travel to Jacksonville the week of Aug. 22-25 and visit the New York Jets on Aug. 29-30.

The exact dates of the preseason games will be released at a later date. The Eagles 2013 regular-season schedule will be announced on April 16.