The 2021 season for the Philadelphia Eagles has been rocky. With a win right off the bat against the Atlanta Falcons, they quickly found themselves in play-calling hell with inconsistencies surrounding both the offense and defense.
According to ESPN, the Eagles have had the third-toughest schedule so far this season. They’ve succumbed to losses against previous Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs, as well as this year’s potential contenders, the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Now with a 2-4 record, statistically, the worst is behind them. Based on ESPN’s football power index (FPI), the Eagles have the second-easiest remaining schedule in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills lead with the most manageable.
EAGLES WITH SECOND-EASIEST REMAINING SCHEDULE
Luckily, Philadelphia has 11 games remaining to get their team back on track. General manager Howie Roseman stated, “I view us as still having an opportunity in the next 11 games to show what kind of team we are”. Indeed, an opportunity is necessary as the Eagles look to gain some confidence.
Philadelphia’s remaining schedule is as follows:
- October 24 – Las Vegas Raiders
- October 31 – Detroit Lions
- November 7 – Los Angeles Chargers
- November 14 – Denver Broncos
- November 21 – New Orleans Saints
- November 28 – New York Giants
- December 5 – New York Jets
- December 19 – Washington Football Team
- December 26 – New York Giants
- January 2 – Washington Football Team
- January 9 – Dallas Cowboys
As it stands (in Week 7), the remaining teams have a combined 23-30 record, with the Denver Broncos already finishing their TNF game this week. Five of their matchups are also against their NFC East rivals. Washington also sits at 2-4, and the New York Giants fall to the bottom of the pact at 1-5.
So how many more games can the Eagles realistically win?
The Lions, Giants, Jets, and Washington Football Team should be easily winnable, giving the Eagles six wins to add to their record. Victories over the Raiders, Broncos, and Saints are very well possible, but Philadelphia will have to put in work against the Chargers and the Cowboys.
Still, the Eagles can finish this season the way they wish they would have started it. Philadelphia begins their battle tomorrow at 4:05 PM in Las Vegas against the Raiders.