Sunday, September 10 at Washington Redskins
The Eagles have lost five straight games to the Redskins dating back to 2014. That streak ends in the opening week of the season as the Redskins fall back down to earth following a controversy-filled offseason.
Eagles Record: 1-0
Sunday, September 17 at Kansas City Chiefs
It’s always tough to play in Kansas City, and the Chiefs are one of the best teams in the AFC. Although it’ll be a good test to measure quarterback Carson Wentz’s growth, the Eagles will likely lose this game.
Eagles Record: 1-1
Sunday, September 24 vs. New York Giants
Birds will play their home opener against the Giants, their second division game in the first three weeks. Although New York exceeded expectations last season, they’ll come back down to earth this upcoming season and the Eagles will take this important win at home.
Eagles Record: 2-1
Sunday, October 1 at Los Angeles Chargers
It’s tough to see the Eagles losing this game given the talent that the Chargers have lost over the past few years. While the Eagles struggled mightily on the road last season with a 1-7 record, they start the regular season with a few favorable road games.
Eagles Record: 3-1
Sunday, October 8 vs. Arizona Cardinals
Here’s a big test for the Eagles defense. Cardinals running back David Johnson was a lone bright spot for Arizona last season and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. Johnson has the ability to wreak havoc on the Eagles by himself.
Eagles Record: 3-2
Thursday, October 12 vs. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers were one of the league’s biggest disappointments last season and haven’t done much to improve their roster. The Birds’ defense has given Panthers quarterback Cam Newton issues throughout his career, and that won’t stop this time around.
Eagles Record: 4-2
Monday, October 23 vs. Washington Redskins
The Eagles will get an extended week to rest and prepare for their second matchup against the Redskins. The fans will be electric in Philly for a Monday night on national television. Once again, the Eagles will take care of business within their division.
Eagles Record: 5-2
Sunday, October 29 vs. San Francisco 49ers
1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
If there’s a team the Eagles want to play against on a short week, it’s the 49ers. They were one of the worst teams in the NFL last season, and San Francisco shouldn’t be any better next season. Jim Schwartz’s defense will likely tee off on whoever is at quarterback for the 49ers.
Eagles Record: 6-2
Sunday, November 5 vs. Denver Broncos
Although the Broncos struggled last season, their defense is just too good to let them down again. While it’ll be a low-scoring game, Denver will rattle Carson Wentz early and often, ultimately getting the win in Philly.
Eagles Record: 6-3
Sunday, November 19 at Dallas Cowboys
Coming off a bye week, the Eagles will have more than enough time to prepare for a huge prime-time divisional matchup against the Cowboys. Yet it won’t be enough as Ezekiel Elliott will have himself a day and Dak Prescott will take care of the football.
Eagles Record: 6-4
Sunday, November 26 vs. Chicago Bears
It’s the Alshon Jeffery revenge game! Considering that the Bears’ situation at cornerback is just as awful as the Eagles, it’s easy to see Jeffery having a field day in this game. Chicago doesn’t have much going for them on offense, leading to a likely blowout victory for the Eagles.
Eagles Record: 7-4
Sunday, December 3 at Seattle Seahawks
As soon as it was announced that the Eagles would play the Seahawks in Seattle, it was easy to chalk this up as a loss. Now that we know it’s a prime-time game in Seattle, it’s even easier to do so. It’s hard to imagine Wentz and Co. getting a win in this situation.
Sunday, December 10 at Los Angeles Rams
This could be a trap game for the Eagles. The Rams have a talented defense that is now operated by legendary defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Los Angeles also hired offensive guru Sean McVay as their head coach, and he should be able to get creative on offense and upset the Eagles.
Eagles Record: 7-6
Sunday, December 17 at New York Giants
The downward spiral continues as the Eagles lose their third consecutive game on the road. It’s easy to see the Giants in the running for the division title at this point as well. Meaningful NFC East games in December are always fun, but the Giants have the upper hand this time around.
Eagles Record: 7-7
Monday, December 25 vs. Oakland Raiders
The Eagles will be under the lights on Christmas Day at home. While they will face one of the best teams in the AFC, Oakland’s secondary certainly has some holes that Wentz can exploit. Philly will pull off a shocker, getting a much-needed win against a Super Bowl contender.
Eagles Record: 8-7
Sunday, December 31 vs. Dallas Cowboys
1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Another meaningful NFC East game in December — can you ever get enough of these games? The Eagles will likely be playing for a wild-card spot in the playoffs, and the crowd is going to be insane. That’ll help rally the Eagles to a huge win that may keep their postseason dream alive.
Eagles Record: 9-7