We’re officially one step closer to the 2023 NFL Season. The Philadelphia Eagles have unveiled their schedule ahead of the upcoming season which means it’s time to dive in and see what the future has in store for Jalen Hurts and company.
Week 1: @ New England Patriots
Tom Brady’s retirement ceremony is happening when the Pats play…*checks notes*…the Eagles. Lol.
There may be no more fitting season-opener than a game against the Patriots on the road when Tom Brady is set to say goodbye one last time.
Maybe the Eagles should bring Nick Foles back again…
Week 2: vs. Minnesota Vikings – TNF
Weirdly enough, the Eagles played the Vikings in this exact spot this time last year. Sure, it’s Kirk Cousins in primetime, but that didn’t stop Philly from mauling them 24-7 and Darius Slay making Justin Jefferson look like Jalen Reagor.
Week 3: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – MNF
The Eagles head to Tampa Bay for their second primetime game in two weeks but surprisingly get a long week out of it due to playing in TNF the week before. This almost certainly favors Philly.
Week 4: vs. Washington Commanders
The first divisional game of the year comes in week 4 as the Washington Commanders come to town. The Eagles dominated the first of two matchups last year before Jonathan Gannon made Taylor Henicke look like prime Peyton Manning in the second meeting.
Sam Howell may be easy pickings if he hasn’t been benched by this point.
Week 5: @ Los Angeles Rams
This is a really nice month-long run. The Eagles get a long week from TNF-MN the next week, then play the Commanders and whatever is left of a once-great Rams team that seems to have lost its sparkle.
Week 6: @ New York Jets
This could be interesting. Aaron Rodgers at home as a New York Jet.
The Eagles have had quite the history against Aaron Rodgers, and it’s hard to really know what this new-look Jets team will play like. Although, we know the defense is always a rock-solid unit. This could be one of the most exciting games of the year.
Week 7: vs Miami Dolphins SNF
Another primetime game for the Eagles sees Tua and Jalen Hurts clash for the first time at the NFL level. The two former Bama teammates both captain explosive offenses in a game that could soon turn into a shootout.
Week 8: @ Washington Commanders
The Commanders could be a total mess at this point, or, they could be clinging onto a playoff pipe dream and then play the Eagles on a shorter week. This could be a trap game with the Bye looming.
Week 9: Vs Dallas Cowboys
I’m amazed this isn’t a primetime game, but alas. This is always an intense affair and at this point, needs no introduction.
Week 10: BYE
I might play Golf this weekend. Who’s to say?
Week 11: @ Kansas City Chiefs
The Super Bowl rematch takes place at Arrowhead Stadium and preludes a clash against another premier outfit in the way of the Buffalo Bills. These two games will really test the mettle of this Eagles team.
Week 12: Vs Buffalo Bills
The good news is that Josh Allen and the Bills will be coming to the Linc. It’s a fairly local game and we all know how rowdy Bills fans get. This will be absolute chaos and I’m all for it as two of the best young arms in the league duel it out in back-to-back weeks. Tremendous.
Week 13: vs San Francisco 49ers
After the amount of yapping Deebo Samuel has done this offseason, anything less than a 300-yard game and a win is a total failure.
In all seriousness, the Niners offense is terrifying and they’re second only to the Eagles when it comes ot the NFC hierarchy. This could not be a tougher 3-week run.
Week 14: @ Dallas Cowboys SNF
Oh wait, it becomes a month-long grind because the Eagles then fly out to Jerry World to face the Cowboys. Stacking wins early will be so vital.
Week 15: @ Seattle Seahawks
Well, this could be a complete mess if the Eagles have some steam to let off. Rashaad Penny revenge game, anyone?
Week 16: @ New York Giants – Christmas.
I’m not a fan of Christmas games as it is, but going on the road? Imagine being a player and getting hurt on Christmas. Anyway, I guess for fans it’s cool because it should be a dominant Eagles win on Christmas Day. Let’s just make sure we’re on Santa’s good list this year!
Oh, and the over/under on ‘snowballs at Santa’ mentions during the broadcast is 82.5
Week 17: vs. Arizona Cardinals
This has the makings of a fun game and realistically, both teams could come into this needing a win with heavy playoff implications. Kyler Murray is no Jalen Hurts, but the Cards shouldn’t be overlooked, especially if playoffs are within reach.
Week 18 vs. New York Giants
The season ends against the New York Giants. Let’s hope that the Eagles are in a position to pull another ‘Nate Sudfeld masterclass’ and break some more G-men hearts.
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