NFC East matchups, predictions for Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season

The Eagles begin their campaign to become the first NFC East team to win back-to-back divisional titles in almost two decades, but what will their rivals be up to?
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The Eagles are expected to win the NFC East again, but what are there rivals up to this weekend?

Here's one of those stats you have read or heard 200 times or more. For the sake of discussion, it bears repeating. Since the Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC East from 2001-2004, the division hasn't had a repeat winner since. Here is why that's important.

The Birds are the favorites to win the division this year, The question is this. Can they buck what has been a near-two-decade trend? The journey begins in Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season. Expect to feel some heat in the East.

We’re looking at a couple of familiar matchups with the Washington Commanders playing an old NFC East rival, the Arizona Cardinals. That game takes place at FedExField. The hated Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants battle in MetLife Stadium during a prime-time affair on Sunday Night Football.

Buckle up. We have much to talk about.

Week 1 matchups in the NFC East

The unfortunate thing about every NFC East matchup is this. Regardless of what happens, the Cowboys or Giants will take the top spot in the NFC East because the Eagles and Commanders are playing games versus non-divisional competition. That sucks, but that will change soon enough.

Let's talk about what the rivals are doing.