Here’s the thing with NFL schedule reveals— you may learn whom you’re playing, but you never know the true strength of your opponent at the future moment when the game will be played. Stuff happens between now and then. It’s a fluid dynamic and your team is in that changing equation as well.
2022 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule
Week 1: Friday, August 12 vs. New York Jets at 7:30 PM
Week 2: Sunday, August 21 at Cleveland Browns at 1 PM
Week 3: Saturday, August 27 at Miami Dolphins at 7 PM
Week 1: Sunday, September 11 at Detroit Lions at 1 PM
Week 2: Monday, September 19 vs. Minnesota Vikings at 8:30 PM
Week 3: Sunday, September 25 at Washington Commanders at 1 PM
Week 4: Sunday, October 2 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 PM
Week 5: Sunday, October 9 at Arizona Cardinals at 4:25 PM
Week 6: Sunday, October 16 vs. Dallas Cowboys at 8:20 PM
Week 7: Bye Week
Week 8: Sunday, October 30 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers at 1 PM
Week 9: Thursday, November 3 at Houston Texans at 8:15 PM
Week 10: Monday, November 14 vs. Washington Commanders at 8:15 PM
Week 11: Sunday, November 20 at Indianapolis Colts at 1 PM
Week 12: Sunday, November 27 vs. Green Bay Packers at 8:20 PM
Week 13: Sunday, December 4 vs. Tennessee Titans at 1 PM
Week 14: Sunday, December 11 at New York Giants at 1 PM
Week 15: Sunday, December 18 at Chicago Bears at 1 PM
Week 16: Saturday, December 24 at Dallas Cowboys at 4:25 PM
Week 17: Sunday, January 1 vs. New Orleans Saints at 1 PM
Week 18: Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, January 8 vs. New York Giants, Time TBD
What the schedule does reveal is an advantageous travel schedule for the Birds. Philadelphia will not play consecutive road games through the first 13 weeks of the season. Furthermore, the Eagles will close the year with back-to-back home outings for the first time since 2017.
Philadelphia’s five scheduled prime-time contests are its most in a season since 2018. Not sure if this is a great omen as the Eagles have been known to lay an egg or three in prime-time.
For what it’s worth here in May, NFL.com likes the Eagles’ schedule:
“The Eagles have my model’s most favorable schedule. And on top of that, the order creates the optimal time for new receiver A.J. Brown to establish a rapport with his new QB, Jalen Hurts. No team’s win total increased more based on the schedule release than the Eagles’, who added 0.6 wins! Their hardest stretch is from Weeks 11 through 13, when they’ll play the only two teams my model currently favors by more than 2 percentage points (Colts and Packers), before facing the Titans in what projects to be a close game due to it occurring immediately after Philly plays Green Bay”.—Cynthia Frelund, NFL Network Analytics Expert
But all this optimism on paper goes out the window pretty quickly once the physical realities of the season kick in. Ebb and flow, baby… some things get better, some get worse, every week is a separate universe of adaptation and revision.
NFL.com analytics notwithstanding, you are looking through their prism if you believe this projection based upon the new schedule:
- Win Total: over 9.0 (-105)
- Make Playoffs: -110
- Win Division: +250
- Win Conference: +1800
- Win Super Bowl: +4000
Crimson and clover, over and over… EYE guess.