Philadelphia Eagles 2021 game-by-game outlook, predictions

Jalen Hurts #2, Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #2, Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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54. 0. 4:05 P.M. EST . 28. . 0. . October 24th, 2021

The Philadelphia Eagles and Raiders meet for the first time since Christmas of 2017.

The last time the Birds and Las Vegas Raiders met on the football field, the Raiders still played in Oakland, Nick Foles was starting for Philly (but struggling), and Philadelphia Eagles fans endured nasty weather and an underwhelming performance by their favorite team on offense as a total team effort by the defensive unit on Christmas night spearheaded a 19-10 victory.

That one gave the Eagles home-field advantage throughout the postseason, and the rest, as they say, is history. This time around, the expectation is that, like the other games on the current schedule, Philly’s stakes won’t be as high as they’ve been in recent years (if you throw out 2020 of course).

This also marks the first time that the Birds will make an appearance in Vegas at the Raiders’ new home, Allegiant Stadium, which has been nicknamed the Death Star. Cool huh?

The Raiders haven’t reached the level they expected after rehiring Jon Gruden as their head coach. Some of the reason for that may be that they play in the same division as Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and the Chiefs, but however you slice it, this is a game in which Philly should come out on top. The Birds take this one by two touchdowns.

Final score: Eagles 27, Raiders  14 (2021-2022 Eagles record: 3-4)