Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles had the easiest schedule in the league, and for better or worst, not much will change going into next season.
Falling in line with the remainder of the NFC East, the Eagles have the second-easiest 2022 NFL schedule, with a win percentage of .464. They fall behind the New York Giants.
- New York Giants — Rank 29/32, Win Percentage: .465
- Philadelphia Eagles — Rank 30/32, Win Percentage: .464
- Washington Commanders — Rank T31/32, Win Percentage: .462
- Dallas Cowboys — Rank T31/32, Win Percentage: .462
With the Eagles opponents’ combined 2021 record sitting at 133-154-2, there are still some heavy hitters that Philadelphia will have to face.
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
Despite finishing last season with a 9-8 record, Philadelphia won only three games at Lincoln Financial Field. Though some of it can be chalked up to an unestablished rush game early in the season, the Eagles were simply not prepared.
This season, with the Eagles second-easiest schedule, they will play nine home games. Four games will be played against teams who made it into the postseason and four will be primetime appearances. Philadelphia’s home opener will be against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. Their game will be the second of two games on Monday Night Football as both teams meet for the first time since Minnesota’s home victory in 2019.
Two weeks later, Doug Pederson will return to Philadelphia, this time as the new head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Though Pederson has a solid understanding of the Linc and many of Philadelphia’s players, the fanbase will be a hard one to ignore.
The Eagles’ next primetime appearance comes another two weeks later against the Cowboys, as Jalen Hurts will be looking for his first win against Dallas. The team will then go into their Bye, seven weeks earlier than last season, providing a huge advantage for them to rest early on.
After the Eagles return in Week 9, they will take on the Packers and Titans in back-to-back weeks, finishing the season at home in Week 17 and 18.
AWAY GAMES TO KEEP AN EYE ON
Two of the biggest games Philadelphia will play will be on the road next season.
In Week 5, the Eagles will travel to Arizona to play the Cardinals. The Cardinals, who include former Philadelphia’s tight end, Zach Ertz, finished with a 11-6 record in 2021, advancing to the playoffs.
However, the most anticipated game will be in Week 16 when the Eagles play the Cowboys in Dallas on Christmas Eve. Though the Cowboys lead the long-standing rivalry 72-54, Philadelphia’s underdog mentality will be in full swing.
The Eagles last played the Cowboys on Christmas Eve in 2011, winning 20-7.