For the third time in four seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles’ regular-season journey begins versus Washington.
Venue: FedExField, Date: Sunday, September 13th, Time: 1 PM EST (Week 1)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Philadelphia Eagles fan base may not hold the same disdain for the Washington Football Team that they hold for the Dallas Cowboys or the New York Giants, but any loss to their rivals from D.C. stings.
For the third time in four seasons, a date with Washington begins an Eagles regular-season campaign. This one’s at FedExField, but when the dust clears and the smoke settles, Philly should be 1-0 after Week 1. Prediction: Philly – 27, Washington – 20 (Record: 1-0)
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Date: Sunday, September 20th, Time: 1 PM EST (Week 2)
Despite the fact that much of the NFL world wants to believe otherwise, Sean McVay isn’t better than Doug Pederson. Not only is there an NFL Coach of the Year trophy sitting on McVay’s shelf that belongs to the man who won Super Bowl 52 the night after L.A.’s head man was presented with the honor, but Philly’s head coach was also disrespected in a recent head-coaching power ranking. In that one, McVay was ranked seventh and Doug was ranked ninth.
If you’re looking for another reason to get pumped, this will be only the second time the top two picks of 2016’s NFL Draft will meet for a football game. You know what happened the first time, but this time, it’s different. This time, the game is at “The Linc”. Prediction: Philly takes this one by two touchdowns (Record: 2-0)
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Date: Sunday, September 27th, Time: 1 PM EST (Week 3)
Let’s keep this short and sweet. Last year, the Cincinnati Bengals posted the worst record in all of professional football, and unless Joe Burrow is allowed to bring all of those coaches with him from the LSU Tigers and take the field with the players he shared a magical season with during the Bayou Bengals’ championship run (he won’t be able to do either), there’s no reason to believe that Cincy’s fortunes will turn too terribly quickly.
Historically, the “Birds” have had some trouble beating inferior Bengals teams, but just like the first two games on Philly’s schedule, this is one that should result in a win. Prediction: Philly – 24, Cincy – 10 (Record: 3-0)