Philadelphia Eagles schedule: Comparing two ugly three-game stretches

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Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints versus the Philadelphia Eagles  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Have you ever seen an uglier three-game stretch than the two the Philadelphia Eagles will face in 2020? Let’s take a look at both of them.

The NFL offseason rolls along, and there’s plenty to talk about. It seems like it was just yesterday when everyone was discussing whether or not it was a boneheaded idea to draft a quarterback in the draft’s second round. Now, with the release of the Philadelphia Eagles schedule for 2020, Jalen Hurts and roster building has taken a backseat to one of the most brutal schedules “Birds” fans have ever seen.

Count them. They play five teams that made the playoffs last season, and they’ve got not one but two of the most brutal three-game stretches that Eagles fans have ever witnessed. Are they the worst three-game stretches in team history? Well, that may be a stretch. There’s been a ton of football played by this proud franchise since they began their journey in 1933, but we can say this honestly.

If there has been a point of any season where we’ve looked at three straight games that the “Birds” have had to play with more worry than fans are experiencing when looking at Week 4 through Week 6 and also Week 12 through Week 14, it’s hard to remember when it was.

Just say this out loud to yourself if you haven’t already done so. From Week 4 to Week 6, Philly plays the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road before returning home to meet the Baltimore Ravens and last year’s MVP, Lamar Jackson.

Then, as if that isn’t bad enough, from Week 12 to Week 14, a road game versus the Green Bay Packers is sandwiched between home dates versus the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints.

It’s hard to dissect which is more difficult, but let’s give it a shot anyway. Let’s take a moment and dissect Philly’s schedule a little further.

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