Eagles 2023 Opponents: Philadelphia’s 14-win team faces a gauntlet

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The Philadelphia Eagles 2022-2023 regular season is in the books. The bye gives them time to breathe (and us as well). That means that we have a few moments to look at their 2023-2024 opponents.

As always, they face their NFC East foes twice, once at home and once on the road. They also meet the four members of the NFC West and each of the four AFC East teams.

By finishing first in their division this season, we know that they’re required to face the first-place AFC West, NFC South, and NFC North teams. The dates and times of the games won’t be known for a few months, but here is the list of their opponents for next season.

Eagles Home Games

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Washington Commanders
  • New York Giants
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Minnesota Vikings

With the 17-game schedule now, the total number of home games alternates between eight and nine. Philadelphia played at Lincoln Financial Field nine times in 2022 with the Pittsburgh Steelers providing them an opponent for the extra contest. That means they’ll have nine road dates next season. They visit Arrowhead Stadium, Andy Reid, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Their games versus the 49ers and Bills, two teams that are among current Super Bowl favorites, could be huge matchups. Philly is fortunate to be able to play them at home.

Arizona and Minnesota provide rematches of two games that occurred this year. Philly’s home clash with the Dolphins could be an exciting watch as well. That one features a duel between two collegiate teammates, Jalen Hurts and another Alabama legend, Tua Tagovailoa.

Eagles Road Games

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Washington Commanders
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Kansas City Chiefs

Aside from the usual NFC East rivals, there are a few tough road games on the schedule that are worth noting. It is never easy for an east coast team to deal with the body-clock adjustment of Pacific Standard Time and playing games that feel like they’re being played three hours earlier or later than they should be. The Birds do that twice in 2023.

Arrowhead Stadium is a tough place to play. The Chiefs are no easy out. They’re the only team other than Philadelphia to post a 14-win team season in 2022.

Perhaps the Birds will get a break if Tom Brady decides to leave Tampa Bay. Expect many Eagles fans to make the trip to Florida for that Bucs game. The New England Patriots are a well-coached team under Bill Belichick, but they continue to lack the identity they were known for during the Brady era.

As was the case last season in 2021, the Eagles travel to MetLife Stadium twice as they’re scheduled to play both the Giants and Jets on the road.

In Conclusion

The Eagles caught a break in 2022 playing the weaker AFC South and NFC North, but next year’s competition will further test their mettle. This and their matchups with former first-place teams will ensure the Eagles won’t have an ‘easy’ schedule.

With so many excellent matchups on paper, expect the Birds to be featured in several primetime games once the schedule is released. For now, they need to focus on the coming postseason run, but make no mistake about it. Next year will get very interesting.