Opposing offenses that will stress the Philadelphia Eagles new-look defense

Derek Barnett #96, Fletcher Cox #91 (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Derek Barnett #96, Fletcher Cox #91 (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /
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How about another round of applause for that Philadelphia Eagles defense.

The Philadelphia Eagles have some high-powered offensive juggernauts on the upcoming 2022-2023 NFL schedule. There were times in which their defense looked ill-prepared a season ago, but the hope is they’re better equipped for similar contests this go around. Thank free agency and the draft for that.

Philly’s line is still more than formidable as it features Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat, Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and the monster rookie addition, Jordan Davis. The unit, as a whole, is a rare blend of speed and force, so the opposing offenses that they face are going to need to win in the trenches to stand a chance.

Philly also added an EDGE star, Haason Reddick who’s accumulated an impressive 23.5 sacks throughout the past two seasons. They’re legit in the secondary following the recent addition of James Bradberry who’s here to complement Darius Slay. Philly has star power on the defensive side of the ball, and that should frustrate opposing offenses all year.

The Eagles were tenth in yards per game allowed on defense in 2021… not bad. They were also 23rd in 1st downs allowed and 22nd in average points per drive allowed. They should improve in both areas.

Some have described Philadelphia’s schedule as favorable, but the Birds will be tested, particularly by five notable offenses. Here’s an in-depth look at each one of them.