NFL schedule: Philadelphia Eagles 2022 opponent power rankings

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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None of these teams are the Texans, but we won’t be happy with a Philadelphia Eagles loss.

We expect to see stretches of bad football in the NFC East again from time to time. Fear not though. The Eagles will be better than the New York Giants and Washington Commanders, and they should beat a rebuilding New Orleans Saints team for the third consecutive season.

The ‘slightly better than below average tier’

We’ll keep this short and sweet. We expect the Giants, Commanders, and Saints to be sub-.500 teams.

10. New York Giants

As bad as things have gotten sometimes, Eagles fans could at least rest easy knowing they’re better than the Giants. Sadly, they’ve lost two of their last three games to Big Blue.

They’ll rebound this year with a season sweep of their age-old rivals as New York hasn’t upgraded at quarterback, and Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal won’t elevate them to contention immediately.

9. Washington Commanders

We’ve watched enough of Carson Wentz to know that we don’t fear him. We’ve heard, despite the fact that the Commanders traded him for a third-round pick and are paying his full salary, that he’s being treated like a bridge until Sam Howell is ready. The rebuilding process continues for Washington for what feels like a the tenth straight season.

8. New Orleans Saints

The Saints enter year two of the post-Drew Brees era, and now, the best coach they’ve ever had is gone. There are some good players on this roster, but it may be time for the full facelift. Playing the Saints at home will give the Eagles an advantage too.