The 2021-2022 NFL season is less than four months away, and the long-awaited schedule has been released.
Though the Philadelphia Eagles finished their 2020 season with a 4-11-1 record, they will enter 2021 with the easiest schedule among their NFL opponents — or so it’s reported that way.
A LOOK AHEAD
The Eagles will begin on the road against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 12. Nick Sirianni will make his head coaching debut against Arthur Smith, another first-year head coach. The 1 pm game will also introduce one of Philadelphia’s favorite former draft prospects, tight end Kyle Pitts.
From there, the Eagles will host the San Francisco 49ers on September 12. That Sunday will not only be Philadelphia’s home opener but will also be the first time that Lincoln Financial Field opens its door to fans again. After many limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Philadelphia announced on May 11 that stadium restrictions would be lifted entirely by the end of June. As a result, the Eagles anticipate 67,594 occupied seats.
Week 3, the Eagles will meet their NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, during Monday Night Football. This will be one of six games against their divisional opponents, none of whom finished last season better than 7-9. However, they won’t see any of them again until Week 12.
Despite rumors that the Eagles will have the easiest schedule, they will also take on Super Bowl contenders, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both games will be played at home. And in Week 7 — the much-anticipated away game to Las Vegas against the Raiders. This will be the first time the Eagles will play in Nevada, making it a popular travel destination for fans.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, Bye Week doesn’t come until Week 14. This year, however, the NFL added a 17thgame and will finish out the season hosting the Cowboys.
2021-2022 EAGLES SCHEDULE
- Week 1: September 12 — at Atlanta Falcons
- Week 2: September 19 — vs San Francisco 49ers
- Week 3: September 27 — at Dallas Cowboys
- Week 4: October 3 — vs Kansas City Chiefs
- Week 5: October 10 — at North Carolina Panthers
- Week 6: October 14 — vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Week 7: October 24 — at Las Vegas Raiders
- Week 8: October 31 — at Detriot Lions
- Week 9: November 7 — vs Los Angeles Chargers
- Week 10: November 14 — at Denver Broncos
- Week 11: November 21 — vs New Orleans Saints
- Week 12: November 28 — at New York Giants
- Week 13: December 5 — at New York Jets
- Week 14: BYE
- Week 15: December 18/19 — vs Washington Football Team
- Week 16: December 26 — vs New York Giants
- Week 17: January 2 — at Washington Football Team
- Week 18: January 9 — vs Dallas Cowboys