If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you have to ask if a 3-0 start is likely.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Eagles game in 2020 should be a polar opposite result of what we saw in Wentz’s rookie season in 2016 when the Eagles laid an egg in a 32-14 loss. Come Week 3, Joe Burrow will still be getting his feet wet in the NFL, if we’re being honest the Eagles are better than the Bengals in every measurable category.
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Cincinnati will have played the Los Angeles Chargers and Cleveland Browns in Weeks 1 and 2 respectively, making the Eagles the first contending team Burrow will have played in a meaningful game. There isn’t too much to dissect about this one. Philly’s defense will be looking to make life uncomfortable for Burrow in a game the “Birds” will enter with some extra motivation.
Here’s something else of note. The Cowboys open up against the Rams, as noted earlier. Then, they play the Atlanta Falcons, and that’s followed by a road trip to Seattle to play the Seahawks. That’s a pretty tough three-game stretch to start the season.
The Redskins, following their Week 1 matchup versus the Eagles, take their squad to Phoenix and Cleveland for two road games against the Arizona Cardinals and aforementioned Browns. Those certainly aren’t top-tier teams, but both organizations definitely have better rosters than that of the Redskins. Washington could start anywhere from 2-1 to 0-3, with 0-3 being the most realistic scenario.
For the New York Giants, 0-3 is also realistic. They take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 before visiting the Chicago Bears and welcoming the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. No one should be surprised if the Eagles are atop the NFC East after the first three weeks of the NFL season. Let’s put a bow on this.