Eagles 2023 schedule: 5 games that will help tell Philly’s tale

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

We have long known who the Philadelphia Eagles will play during the 2023-2024 NFL season. At long last, we now know when the games are. By representing the National Football Conference in the most recent Super Bowl, the Birds must endure the schedule of a team that finished in first place.

It’s helpful when the bye week falls toward the middle of the season. Philly gets theirs a little late (Week 10), but we won’t complain too much. Beginning the season with a road game before making the quick turn and playing their second game five days later on Thursday night isn’t ideal either.

Well, we can’t have everything that we want, but for the most part, the schedule falls favorably at the early portion anyway. After the bye, the Birds face a murderer’s row.

Eagles 2023 schedule: Five games spanning from November to December will play a huge role in deciding Philly’s season.

Perhaps the only drawback to seeing your favorite team’s schedule released is knowing there are still about four months until the first game will be played. Oh well, for those needing a refresher, or just in case you have been living under a rock, here’s what we’re working with.

As always that first game versus the Dallas Cowboys stands out, but notice those five games that follow the bye week. Hopefully, the Eagles will be well-rested for the stretch run.

Philly plays what might wind up being their five toughest games of the season in succession. Three of those games are on the road. Here’s a look at weeks 11 through 15.

Week 11 – At Kansas City Chiefs

This will be billed as a Super Bowl rematch. It isn’t. No one is going to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy after this one.

What this represents, however, is a great opportunity and litmus test for both teams. Keep in mind the fact that the Eagles have never beaten Andy Reid as an opposing head coach.

Week 12 – Buffalo Bills

The Eagles and Buffalo Bills have met on the field 14 times to play a football game. Philly has won eight of those games. That includes two straight victories as well as four wins in the past five meetings, but none of those Bills teams were as good as the one they’ll face next season.

This should be an awesome football game.

Week 13 – San Francisco 49ers

They aren’t rivals per se. It looks like things are headed in that direction though.

The San Francisco 49ers still haven’t shown the maturity to accept their loss in the NFC Championship Game and move on. Meanwhile, it feels like the fan bases of these two teams truly are on the road to despising one another.

Fasten those seat belts. Make sure you run all of those errands early. This one has a little added kick to it.

Week 14 – at Dallas Cowboys

Seriously, do we need to explain why this game is being mentioned? it’s the Eagles versus the Cowboys, and this one probably will have some bearing on which team wins the NFC East.

Philly hasn’t won in Arlington since 2017. We’ll see how things play out this time.

Week 15 – at Seattle

Even when the Seattle Seahawks have been bad or, at best, average, they have always seemed to have had Philly’s number. These two franchises have met 19 times to play ball. 12 of those contests have gone in the Hawks’ favor.  To make matters worse, this is a good team Philly is facing in 2023.

The Eagles have dropped seven straight games in this series. That streak dates back to 2011. Just in case you’re curious, Philadelphia hasn’t won in the Pacific Northwest since 2008.

Prediction: As tough as this stretch is, there’s a chance that Philly will be favored in most of these games. Don’t forget that this is an immensely talented roster.

So, here’s our bold prediction. Once the smoke clears and the dust settles, we’re predicting the worst-case scenario is a 2-3 record. We’ll give the first and last game to the Chiefs and Hawks respectively. Those games sandwich another loss to Buffalo and two straight victories versus the Niners and Cowboys.

Again, that’s the worst-case scenario. We’re hoping for five straight wins.

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