Fun storylines surrounding Eagles vs Jaguars game ahead of kickoff

Brandon Graham, #55, Philadelphia Eagles, Fletcher Cox, #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
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Hosting Doug Pederson’s Jaguars is one of six revenge games the Eagles play in 2022.

The Eagles have gone through as much overall as any team in the league in the last five years, with only eight players on the 2022 Eagles roster that was on the Super Bowl-winning roster.

With that turnover comes the want for revenge, and the Eagles have no shortage of opportunities on their calendar. With games against Jalen Reagor, Justin Jefferson, and the Minnesota Vikings and a game versus Carson Wentz and the Washington Commanders already in the books, the Eagles have already won two of their marquee revenge matchups. However, with Doug Pederson in the Jaguars next on the schedule, the Eagles cannot stop handing out revenge if they want to remain undefeated.

Doug Pederson’s time in Philadelphia was complex, as he was a crucial factor in the Eagles winning their first Super Bowl at the end of the 2017 season. Pederson also was exposed as a coach throughout the 2020 season, dealing with quarterback, discipline, and play-calling issues en route to a 4-11-1 record that would ultimately cost him his job in Philadelphia.

After this Sunday, there’s one more game against Carson Wentz and the Commanders in week ten. The week after, the Eagles will travel to Indianapolis to visit Frank Reich, Nick Foles, and the Indianapolis Colts. The Eagles will also host the Tennessee Titans in December for an A.J. Brown revenge game, which is the final of their six matchups with personal revenge in mind.

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However, with the 2022 Eagles, every game has felt like a revenge game. They weren’t seen as a good team in 2021 despite eventually earning a playoff seed, and that attitude continued until week one of this season. After wins against the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and Washington Commanders, the Birds have already begun to silence the doubters, but the job isn’t done.

3-0 may be a good start, but it is a long season. Most importantly, Philadelphia has to remain focused on defeating the Jaguars to improve to 4-0 and continue to be the class of the NFL in 2022.