Eagles face a murderer's row: Forecasting the toughest stretch of Philly's season

Cowboys, Bills, 49ers, Seahawks, and Chiefs, oh my! The Eagles face a gauntlet over the next month and a half.

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The Eagles get their shot at an extended rival before playing the Cowboys for a second time.

It took a long time for the San Francisco 49ers to get over January's loss to the Eagles. They visit Philly again in December, one week before the Birds fly south.

4. Week 13: San Francisco 49ers (Win)

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The NFC Championship Game ignited an ongoing feud between the Eagles and the 49ers, one fueled by strong words and lingering animosity. While the Niners have talked a big game, the Eagles dominated them when it mattered, with a 31-7 victory during January's NFC Championship Game.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel's disdain for the Eagles has already set the stage for a showdown on the field. At this point, I am almost confident that the Birds will secure another win. There is no such thing as a sure thing in football. Philly, however, will have much on the line here, and I believe that they will rise to the occasion.

Philly wins a slugfest over an extended rival.

5. Week 14: Dallas Cowboys (Loss)

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I know... I know... But, hear me out. Realistically, the Eagles tackle the toughest schedule the NFL offers this season.

It's almost inevitable that at least one of the games in this challenging stretch will result in a loss. If I must be willing to accept one loss (and I know I must), I am ~okay~ with the Dallas having this one.

The Eagles needed to conserve their strength for crucial matchups against the Chiefs and Niners. It seems that winning all six of these games would be ideal, but one loss to the Cowboys (and only one) will be eased by previous victories over K.C. and San Fran.

Philly should also have a stranglehold on the NFC by this time.