The 2012 season will end, finally, as the Eagles head up the New Jersey Turnpike, looking to officially knock the defending Super Bowl Champions out of postseason contention. But with Nick Foles out of the lineup and a top-five draft pick at stake, most fans are already looking ahead to the 2013 season.
While we won’t have the exact dates and times until later this offseason, we do know who the Eagles will face in 2013. Let’s take a look.
Home: Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, San Diego, Kansas City, Dallas, Washington, New York Giants
Away: Green Bay, Denver, Minnesota, Oakland, Last Place NFC South, Dallas, Washington, New York Giants
A couple of quick notes: The Eagles’ home schedule features one interesting game in particular–San Diego. If Andy Reid departs at the end of the season, it’s been assumed by many that a likely landing spot for Reid would be San Diego. Could Big Red and the team he coached for 14 seasons reunite next season at Lincoln Financial Field? That has primetime potential written all over it. The rest of the home schedule doesn’t seem too daunting at first glance, but this is the NFL–so who knows?
As for the road schedule–it looks brutal. The Packers and Broncos look like Super Bowl contenders while the Vikings are a fundamentally sound football team. The NFC South opponent has yet to be determined because New Orleans, Carolina, and Tampa Bay could each still finish last in the division.
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