The official NFL schedules were released recently, and here is a look at how the Philadelphia Eagles’ season may turn out.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2019 schedule was released, and now we know what teams they will play each week throughout the season. For the second straight year, the Eagles will start their season at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles will play in five prime time games this year; they have three Sunday Night Football matchups, and they will play one game on Monday Night Football and another on Thursday Night Football. In October, the Eagles play three straight road games, a scheduling move made by the NFL because they believe Philadelphia will end up in the playoffs. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the entire schedule and break it down into wins and losses to see what the Eagles record will be at the end of the season.
The first quarter of the season the Eagles will face the Redskins, Falcons, Lions, and Packers. The Eagles first game and home opener will be September eighth, when the Washington Redskins come to town. When comparing the rosters, the Eagles are superior, and with the added benefit of a home crowd, they should cruise to an easy win.
The following week they go down to Atlanta for their first prime time game on Sunday Night Football. The game will likely be a close one, but in their last two matchups, the Eagles have been able to stifle the Falcons’ offense, limiting their trips to the end zone. Philadelphia will come out on top again this time by a narrow margin.
Week three they return home to face to Lions, who are coming off a 6-10 record. The Eagles will easily win this game barring some sort of miracle from Detroit.
Their next week is a quick one, as they face the Packers on Thursday Night Football. The Eagles travel to Lambeau with three wins already, but their first loss of the season comes at the hands of a newer Green Bay squad. The Eagles will finish the first quarter of the season with a 3-1 record, very respectable and a good start.
The second quarter of the season the Eagles will play the Jets, Vikings, Cowboys and the Bills. This second quarter of the schedule is probably the hardest for the Eagles just because they play three straight road games against some pretty tough opponents. They open the second quarter of the season with their only home game against the new and improved Jets. The Jets added some key players in the offseason, but they still have young QB who struggled last year. Likely, Philadelphia wins this game by double digits because of their defense; if they can put tons of pressure on Sam Darnold, the Jets won’t be able to keep up with them.
The next week they return to the stadium that saw the Eagles hoist their Lombardi Trophy two years prior, U.S. Bank Stadium. The host Minnesota Vikings are a bit of a wild card, and this game could go either way, but it makes sense that Philly will start their road game streak with a loss because they will be looking ahead to their following opponents.
Next, they travel to Dallas for another Sunday Night Football game against the Cowboys. This a big revenge game for the Eagles, especially considering how their game in Dallas last year started and ended. The Eagles will come out on top and improve their primetime record to 2-1.
To close out their three straight away games the Eagles will travel to Western New York and take on the Buffalo Bills and “Bills Mafia”. The Eagles will be tired and beat up to close out this stretch, and will lose to the Bills. Philadelphia will end the first half of the season with a 5-3 record.
The Eagles open the third quarter of their schedule with their opponents being the Bears, Patriots, Seahawks and the Dolphins. The Eagles finally return home when they take on the Bears on November third. This game will be a rematch of last year’s NFC Wild Card Game, where the Eagles won thanks to a blocked field goal. After a tough loss the previous week in Buffalo, the Eagles will come out hungry and firing on all cylinders. Philadephia will win this game pretty good fashion and won’t need luck from a blocked field goal to help.
The Eagles’ next opponent comes on November 17th, when they have a rematch with the team they beat in Super Bowl 52. Both the Eagles and Patriots are coming off of their bye week and will be fresh for this game. This game will be a tough and physical game just like the Super Bowl, but the result will be different. The Patriots will come out on top in a very close game.
After a devastating defeat against the Patriots; the Eagles are home for the third straight week when they take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. The last time these two teams met under the lights, the Seahawks got the upper hand, but this time it will be different as the Eagles take down the Seahawks in an instant classic.
After a good win against Seattle, the Eagles will travel to South Beach to take on the Dolphins. The Dolphins are unfortunately not a very good team, and the Eagles will win this game easily. The Eagles close out the third quarter of the season with an 8-4 record, poised to make the playoffs.
The final quarter of the season is looking like it will be the easiest part of their schedule. They play the Redskins, Cowboys, and the Giants twice. They open the final quarter of their season on Monday Night Football when they go up against the Giants for the first time. The Giants are a complete dumpster fire when it comes to how the team is being managed. They traded away some of their best players this offseason, helping the Eagles easily win this game.
After the Giants victory, the Birds go down to D.C. to face the Redskins again, and this will be another easy division win for them. At this point, they have likely come close to or possibly already clinched a playoff spot, and they will have to make personnel decisions for the next two games. Will they sit any starters?
After two convincing division wins, the team will take on the Cowboys at home, and this will be their first division loss of the season as they split the series with the Cowboys.
FInishing up the season, they travel up to East Rutherford to take on the Giants again, and the Eagles will close out the season and go into the playoffs with a victory over the New York Football Giants. They will finish out the season with an 11-5 record.
The Eagles will improve from last year and get back to their winning ways with an 11-5 regular season record. The Eagles will win the NFC East and will be a top two team in all of the NFC; making them a favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. They may even be a favorite to win the Super Bowl for the second time in three years.