Here are three games that will go a long way in deciding the season.
Like the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Washington Redskins, the Eagles, by virtue of playing on the NFC East, are set to face the eight teams of the AFC North and the NFC West. Each NFC East team also has six games versus their rivals as they do every year.
Where things vary are those other two games on each team’s schedule, and by virtue of winning their division in 2019, the “Birds” get the 2019 division winners of both the NFC South and the NFC North. That means games versus the Saints and Packers must be played.
Earlier, it was mentioned that the Eagles will face five playoff teams from a season ago. What isn’t stated as often is four of them will be in the hunt for the NFC’s crown again in 2020, and Philly battles three of those four teams between Week 12 and Week 14. The first game pits Philly against a quarterback they’ve never beaten, Russell Wilson.
Seattle’s franchise quarterback is 5-0 versus the Eagles in his career, and that includes a 17-9 victory in the playoffs last season. He’s thrown eight touchdowns and run for another while only throwing one pick. Fortunately, this game will be played at the friendly confines of “The Linc” and not the raucous atmosphere of CenturyLink Field.
Then again, if no fans are present, it may not matter either way. That’s how another rough three-game stretch begins. Here are the other two games Philly will have to endure on the latter part of their journey.