Four Philadelphia Eagles games versus the NFC West could decide 2020.
By now, even if you’re a casual NFL fan, you know what your favorite team’s schedule is three years in advance. Well, you know who they’re playing at least. You still need times and dates, but pro football fans, particularly the ones who cheer for the Philadelphia Eagles, have had the formula down for quite some time. If you’re stuck however, the NFL Operations website gives an understandable explanation.
Every year, each team’s 16-game schedule is comprised of six games they play versus the three other members of their division. All three teams are played twice (once at home and once on the road). Four games are played versus the four teams of another division in their same conference. Four games versus the members of another division in the other conference are also played. In both scenarios, two games are played at home, and two are played on the road.
The remaining two games of each team’s regular-season schedule are one home game and one road game played versus two teams that represent the remaining divisions of their conference. The matchups feature teams with identical divisional rankings from the previous season. We’ve known for a while that the Eagles and the rest of the NFC East get the NFC West in 2020. Here’s a quick power ranking of four teams Philly doesn’t always get to see on the field but should see at least once every four years.