Some would say it’s pointless to predict each regular game outcome in May but we do things a little differently here at overtime heroics. At first glance, the Philadelphia Eagles schedule does not seem to be a particularly daunting one. Coming off a disappointing 4-11-1 season that led to the head coach getting fired and their franchise quarterback getting traded, the Eagles have the easiest strength of schedule in the league at a .430 win percentage and their opponents had a combined record of 117-155 in 2020. They also have the third-fewest traveled miles this upcoming season.
However, it’s called Any Given Sunday for a reason, as anything could happen. A bad team with an easy schedule is usually still a bad team. It all comes down to how well the players adapt and buy into the new system. With that being said, let’s dig into the 2021 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule and try and determine the wins and the losses. Enjoy!
2021 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule: First Half
Week 1: at Atlanta Falcons 9/12/2021
The Falcons went 4-12 last season only finishing one-half game behind the Eagles. Atlanta acquired Kyle Pitts in the draft to join forces with Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Matt Ryan. The Eagles defense will be tested early right off the bat. Darius Slay can’t cover all skill position players.
Week 2: vs. San Francisco 49ners 9/19/2021
49ners were riddled with injuries last season, but their defense should be 100% healthy this 2021 season. The Eagles secondary will be tested for the second straight week, but this time by a group that produces a lot of yards after the catch. With guys like George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Brandon Aiyuk.
Week 3: at Dallas Cowboys 9/27/2021
Dak Prescott missed both games due to an injury last season, but that most likely won’t be the case this season. With Dak back the offense should be a lot stronger, and the Cowboys the offseason drafting their defensive needs behind first-round pick Micah Parsons, a linebacker from Penn State.
Week 4: Kansas City Chiefs 10/3/2021
The Eagles will not be a problem for the Chiefs. The Chiefs are trying to make it to the Super Bowl for the third straight year, led by Patrick Mahomes and company.
Week 5: at Carolina Panthers 10/10/2021
It looks like the Eagles will get their first win against Sam Darnold, and the Jets. Darnold should be better protected this year than in years past with the Jets. Even though he has Christian McCaffery at his disposal, it still won’t be enough.
Week 6: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10/14/2021
Despite coming off a short week, it will not matter for the Eagles. Tom Brady is going to carve up their secondary and the Buccaneers defense mostly stayed intact.
Week 7: at Las Vegas Raiders 10/24/2021
We can assume the Raiders will have the highest attendance record for the 2021 season. Vegas will be open at 100 percent capacity and they also lifted their mask mandate. There isn’t much to talk about with the sub-par roster the Raiders have, and the Eagles in rebuild mode.
Week 8: at Detroit Lions 10/31/2021
Even though the Lions acquired Jared Goff, they still lack weapons and have many holes they have on defense. The Eagles should pull away and win by at least 13 points.
Week 9: Los Angeles Chargers 11/7/2021
The Chargers are a very talented team on both sides of the ball, and they were plagued with injuries last season. The Chargers also made some great moves in the off-season, which are only going to improve them as a unit. This might be the biggest loss on the 2021 Philadelphia eagles schedule.
2021 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule: Second Half
Week 10: at Denver Broncos 11/14/2021
The Broncos have a very underrated offense, we just don’t know who will be leading at the helm between Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock. Maybe Aaron Rodgers will land there, as they are one of the teams he would like to play for. If that does happen they will be immediate Super Bowl contenders.
Week 11: vs. New Orleans Saints 11/21/2021
in 2020, Jalen Hurts ran for 109 yards against an aging Saints defense. With no Drew Brees, the Eagles should like their chances to win this game against whoever is playing quarterback between Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston.
Week 12: at New York Giants 11/28/2021
The Giants had a busy offseason that addressed their needs, and with Saquon Barkley coming back from his knee injury the Giants should win this game. Also, the Giants are going to be ready on the first whistle since the Eagles cost them a playoff birth in 2020.
Week 13: at New York Jets 12/5/2021
The Eagles have an all-time record against the Jets at 11-0. The Jets are rebuilding and they added first-round pick, QB Zach Wilson, and upgraded their defense. The Jets still haven’t really addressed their offensive line as much as they might have needed, so I would look to see Hurts having a better game than Wilson.
Week 14: BYE
Week 15: vs. Washington Football Team 12/19/2021
Washington didn’t really add much to help their needs this offseason besides signing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Last season they couldn’t beat a depleted Eagles team. Washington can only hope that Fitzpatrick brings the “Fitzmagic”.
Week 16: vs. The New York Giants 12/26/2021
If Daniel Jones can avoid making mistakes, the Giants should take this one like they did in week 12
Week 17: at Washington Football Team 1/2/2022
If the Eagles can remain healthy throughout the season, and hold off edges rushers, Chase Young and Montez Sweat, they should get a win in this match-up.
Week 18: vs. Dallas Cowboys 1/9/2022
It’s very easy to predict that the Cowboys should of the NFC East division locked up by this point. If that is the case, you will see many draft picks from 2020 and 2021 being the Cowboys rest their starters.
Final Record: 6-11
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