Predicting the Eagles’ 2020 Schedule

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The Philadelphia Eagles finished their 2019 season with a record of 9-7. This was good enough to secure first place in the NFC East, and the Eagles hosted the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild-Card Round. The Eagles fell short to the Seahawks in this match-up, and it ended the Eagles’ 2019 season. Also, The Eagles played the Seahawks during the regular season, as well – they lost this game, too. With the schedules for the 2020 NFL season being released tomorrow, I’m going to give my prediction for the Eagles’ 2020 schedule.

While we know the opponents the Eagles will play, there are some rules and regulations in crafting a schedule. First, the Eagles will play all three of their division opponents. They play each team twice – for a total of six games – and they play each team both at home and on the road. Second, the Eagles play a division within their conference and outside of their conference. This season, the divisions are the NFC West and AFC North. Last, the Eagles play two opponents based on the results of the 2019 season. This year, the Eagles play the Saints at home and the Packers on the road. Here are the opponents the Eagles play this season.

Home: New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints

Away: New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers

There are a couple different games the Eagles could play in. First, the Eagles could play on Thursday Night Football. Second, they could play on a Saturday. These games are uncommon, and they occur late in the season. Third, the Eagles could play a day game on Sunday, which can occur at either 1:00 PM, 4:05 PM, or 4:25 PM. Fourth, the Eagles could play on Sunday Night Football. Last, the Eagles could play on Monday Night Football. Before I release my schedule, here are the top 5 games that are most likely to not be a day game.

  • Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday or Monday Night Football or Thanksgiving Day)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Thursday Night Football)
  • Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday Night Football)
  • Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Monday Night Football)
  • New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Monday Night Football)

Now, here is my prediction for the Eagles’ 2020 Schedule

Week 1: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins

Week 2: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 3: Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers

Week 4: Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals

Week 5: Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 6: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Baltimore Ravens (Sunday Night Football)

Week 7: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Week 8: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers

Week 10: BYE Week

Week 11: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints (America’s “Game of the Week”)

Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving Day)

Week 13: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 14: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants (Monday Night Football)

Week 15: Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns

Week 16: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

Week 17: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys

Three things to note:

  • Either the game against the Ravens or the game against the Seahawks will be a Sunday-night game. I can’t justify three specialty games in a row, so I went with the Ravens in this situation.
  • The game against the Steelers is a sneaky play to get a specialty slot.
  • The only other games that could earn specialty slots that I didn’t list above are the games against the Saints, Seahawks, Packers, or Steelers.

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