Ranking the Eagles' most difficult matchups on their 2024 schedule

The Eagles have some favorable matchups and tough games on their regular-season schedule. Let's discuss the latter.
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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It won't be long now. Give it about a month. Half of the 2024 calendar year will be behind us and in the books. Much of the Philadelphia Eagles' offseason workout program will be done by then too. OTAs will be long gone by then. They begin on May 20th. The Birds work on that day, from May 22nd to May 23, and again on May 28, May 30, and May 31. Then comes the mandatory minicamp.

The dates for that portion of the offseason schedule runs from June 4th through June 6th. That's when things get interesting. That's when the real work begins.

The Philadelphia Eagles have some heavyweight bouts on their schedule. Here they are ranked by level of difficulty.

Training camp and preseason will eventually lead us to the 92nd season of Eagles football. It's another 18-week, 17-game grind. We have all made our game-by-game predictions. Time will tell if we were right.

As always, there are tough stretches and winnable games. Let's take a moment to talk about the most challenging. Here's a ranking based on possible levels of difficulty.

Here are honorable mentions for the home dates in Week 6 and Week 15 versus the Cleveland Browns. Something tells us those games will be slugfests.

at Baltimore Ravens, Week 13 (4:25 pm EST)

They may not get it done in the big games during the postseason, but the Ravens we're treated to during the regular season are a machine. This offseason, they added Derrick Henry in free agency and Nate Wiggins, T.J. Tampa, Roger Rosengarten, and Adisa Isaac by way of the NFL Draft.

This game will be played on the road. Make sure you have some headache medicine handy.

at Cincinnati Bengals, Week 8 (4:25 pm EST)

The Eagles haven't beaten the Bengals since Christmas Eve 2000. Five games have followed since then. Three resulted in losses. The other two resulted in ties.

This one is in Cincy, and this might be the best Bengals team Philly has faced in a long, long while.

at Dallas Cowboys, Week 10 (4:25 pm EST)

The Eagles haven't beaten Dallas in Arlington since 2017. Dak Prescott is 9-4 versus our Birds. Too often, this game has often resulted in blowout losses for Philly, and that's one of the reasons league offices, for the first time in a long time, elected NOT to put this one in a primetime window.

at L.A. Rams, Week 12 (8:20 pm EST)

An East Coast team travels west to face the Rams in Los Angeles. Sometimes, that alone will foster losses. There's the flight, jet lag, and unfamiliar lodging.

That's tough enough to handle when you aren't playing football. In Philly's case, however, they'll need to add a road date versus a potentially pesky Rams squad to the travel plan. This is also a Week 12 affair. Don't be shocked if the Birds are sluggish.

Green Bay Packers, Week 1 (8:15 pm EST)

Everything begins with a game in Brazil. Okay, remember everything we just said about traveling to Los Angeles? Trust us on this one. This will be another of those challenges to team focus.

Unfortunately, this goes down in game one, and the opponent is a young team seemingly on the rise. The fortunate part about all of that is the Green Bay Packers will be forced to deal with the same challenges. Still, in all honesty, we won't be surprised by any weird occurrences that transpire in this one.

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