Toughest offenses the Eagles will face on 2024 schedule

How greatly will the Eagles defense be tested in 2024?
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With fans anticipating the 2024 NFL schedule release, it's time to begin taking a closer look at the Philadelphia Eagles' opponents this coming season.

Last year was a disappointing end to a rather exciting season, before Philly started to tail off toward the end of the campaign. In 2024, fans are hoping they can not only start fast, but finish strong as well.

Defensively, the Eagles are hoping what they did this offseason will translate to production on the field. That side of the ball had seen better days compared to what they showed in 2023, and it's not going to get much easier this coming season based on their opponents.

The Eagles will face a variety of offenses in 2024, including two of the top four from last season

Baltimore Ravens

Let's see... You have the reigning NFL MVP on an offense that added Derrick Henry to a backfield that hasn't been able to keep a healthy player on the field in three seasons. You've got some capable wideouts plus one of the best tight ends in the game. That'll just about sum it up.

The Eagles are in for a real test when they take on Lamar Jackson and his newfound mate in the back field. Last year, Baltimore was the sixth-ranked offense in football and Jackson essentially did it on his own. This improved Eagles defense will be tested in ways it won't be tested against any other team, that's for sure.

Dallas Cowboys

Speaking of last year, the Cowboys checked in as the NFL's fifth-ranked offense in terms of yards per game, but first in scoring at 29.9 points per contest. Now, they did lose Tony Pollard and have questions on the offensive line. The reunion with Ezekiel Elliott wasn't exactly what fans had hoped for in addressing the running back room, but we'll see what the veteran has left.

Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb are a lethal duo when on the field, and the Eagles know them better than anybody.

Atlanta Falcons

This is more projecting than anything, but the Falcons have some weapons that have been awaiting solid quarterback play for a little while now. Drake London is one of the brightest, young wide receivers with a ton of untapped potential. Kyle Pitts continues to wonder when he's going to be more heavily involved with such a rare skill set. Bijan Robinson is a do-it-all type of running back.

Atlanta also added Darnell Mooney and Rondale Moore, so newly-signed Kirk Cousins will not be short on weaponry. The only real question in Atlanta, now, is whether or not Cousins is going to be "the guy" for longer than just a year or two, with rookie Michael Penix Jr. waiting in the wing.

Green Bay Packers

Jordan Love proved he was everything Packer fans thought he could be last year, ending with 4,159 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his first full season as the team's starter. Green Bay has an underrated receiving group with a ton of young, versatile talent in that room. Between Jayden Reed, Romeo Doubs, Christian Watson and Dontayvion Wicks, the Packers have done a fantastic job in the draft the last few years.

Green Bay waas 12th in points per game, last year, and revamped their running back room by adding Josh Jacobs and rookie MarShawn Lloyd while subtracting Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon. Will that new-look back field be an upgrade? We'll have to wait and see.

Los Angeles Rams

So long as Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp are healthy, and the Rams have Puka Nacua on the field, this passing attack is going to be dangerous out in L.A. Now, the Rams also have one of the more underrated running games in the league as well, featuring Kyren Williams and rookie third-round pick Blake Corum out of Michigan.

Last I checked, Sean McVay is still the head coach, too. So, the Rams' offense is going to be a threat more often than not, assuming health is on their side. Now, that's been a common question for guys like Stafford and Kupp, specifically. Last year's eighth-ranked offense in scoring (23.8 points per game) will hopefully come into this season fully healthy and ready to roll.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Who would have thought Baker Mayfield was going to become the savior out in Tampa Bay? The Buccaneers re-signed him this offseason, on a multi-year deal, after Mayfield had a career season in his first year with the team.

Bringing back Mike Evans surely helps, and with Chris Godwin still there, the Bucs have a pair of top-tier receiving options. Add in the explosiveness of Rachaad White and rookie Bucky Irving in the back field, and the Bucs might be even better than they were a year ago. Adding blocking on the interior with Graham Barton is going to help the ground game tremendously, which Bucs fans have long been waiting for.

Now, the Bucs only averaged 20.5 points per game last year. Can they put it all together and show their skills on a consistent basis in 2024?