Ranking every Eagles opponent on their 2022 NFL schedule

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60. . . . Minnesota Vikings. 8. team

Games versus the Vikings, Steelers, and Saints will be circled on the Eagles’ schedule.

Though the Eagles and Minnesota Vikings technically aren’t rivals per se, the Vikes and their fans will never win any popularity contests in the City of Brotherly Love. These two teams have only crossed paths 29 times, and the Vikes lead the all-time series by a 15-14 margin. That includes the last two meetings.

Philly’s hosting their next clash, and we expect a favorable result. This time, the Birds come out on top, giving them their first win over the guys in purple since the Eagles thrashed them by a 38-7 margin in a very memorable NFC Championship Game.

55. . . . Pittsburgh Steelers. 7. team

Another of the Eagles’ unofficial rivals, the cross-state Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2022 season facing a lot of uncertainty. Their head coach, Mike Tomlin is as steady as they come. He’s never had a winning record, but in a division where it appears that the Cincinnati Bengals have taken over, he now enters some unfamiliar territory, leading a team that doesn’t have a quarterback.

They’re one of the teams many feel have a shot at landing Aaron Rodgers. That would make them a top-five contender if that happens, but for now, place them right outside the top five but not as low as tenth.

. . . New Orleans Saints. 6. team. 15

The Saints could move on from Jameis Winston, and that means they have to answer questions about the quarterback position. While that’s bad news, here’s something else to consider. Sean Payton is gone, and even though they’ve hired internally to replace him, Dennis Allen is no Sean Payton