Philadelphia Eagles 2021 game-by-game outlook, predictions

Jalen Hurts #2, Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Games in Atlanta typically cause the Philadelphia Eagles some issues.

Well, here we go again. The last few times the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons have met on any type of playing surface for a football game, things either haven’t gone according to plan or it’s taken everything Philly has to put Atlanta away.

In their last seven meetings versus the Falcons, Philly is 3-4 with their most recent meeting winding up as another L on the ledger. That one was in Georgia, as this one will be. Philly’s lost their last three tilts with Atlanta on their home turf, but as you know, in 2021, these two will lock horns (or beaks) when they meet for the season opener at Mercedes Benz Stadium.

At the time of this story being published, Julio Jones is still a Falcon. There’s also Calvin Ridley and Kyle Pitts to think about. Matt Ryan isn’t always great, but the Eagles have a history of making ordinary quarterbacks look like Joe Montana.

Ryan could wind up being a problem versus a defense with a new coordinator and so many new faces.

This is a game that the Birds in white and green should win, but you never know. For now, based on the fact that Philadelphia has a new coaching staff and new pieces, we’ll tentatively mark this one down as a loss. Check with us in September though. Minds may have been changed by then.

Final score: Atlanta: 31, Eagles 20 (2021-2022 Eagles record: 0-1)