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Eagles schedule 2020: Dates & times for all 16 games, strength of schedule, final record prediction

Eagles schedule 2020: Dates & times for all 16 games, strength of schedule, final record prediction 1

Because the NFC East was drunk last season, the Eagles somehow enter 2020 as defending division champions. That means the Eagles’ 2020 schedule is a first-place slate, though based on NFL strength of schedule rankings for 2020, all four NFC East teams rank near the bottom of the league in terms of difficulty.

Philadelphia in 2020 will have a strong chance to improve upon its 9-7 record from last season. Of course, the same can be said for the Cowboys, Giants and Redskins. As always, the schedules of teams in the NFC East are cluttered with tough divisional matchup after tough divisional matchup.

Outside of the division, the Eagles’ 2020 schedule features some tricky games against first-place teams from a season ago, including another trip to Green Bay. The good news for fans in Philadelphia is the list of intriguing, non-divisional quarterbacks who will visit The Linc in 2020: Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Joe Burrow and Jared Goff.

Here is a complete breakdown of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2020 schedule, including dates and start times for all 16 games and our early prediction.

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Philadelphia Eagles schedule 2020

  • Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks
  • Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers

(The Eagles’ 2020 schedule will be released Thursday at 8 p.m. ET along with the complete NFL schedule.)

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  • Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks
  • Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers

MORE: Strength of schedule for all 32 teams in 2020

Eagles strength of schedule

Based on opponents’ records from last season, the Eagles (and the rest of the NFC East) have a relatively light schedule. Philadelphia’s 2020 opponents went a collective 124-131-1 (.486) last season, placing the Eagles at No. 25 in terms of strength of schedule.

Of course, that doesn’t account for the league-wide changes in free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft. Several of the Eagles’ 2020 opponents — looking at you, Cardinals, Browns, Bengals, Steelers, Giants and Redskins — will have strong chances to improve upon their 2019 records.

Toughest tests: The Eagles’ road games against the Packers, Steelers and 49ers figure to be particularly tough, especially with the long road trip to San Francisco. Philadelphia has to play five teams that made the playoffs last year, not including the Steelers, Rams and Cowboys who barely missed the postseason.

Biggest breaks: The Ravens, Saints, Seahawks and Rams present the Eagles some of their toughest tests, but at least Philly draws those opponents at home. Depending on how quickly Burrow develops as a rookie, the Bengals might end up being a tough out, too. In theory, road games in Arizona and Cleveland will be winnable for Philadelphia.

Bottom line: Of the nine NFC teams on the Eagles’ schedule, one could argue five of them enter the 2020 season with better chances to earn the NFC’s top playoff seed. If the Eagles indeed rise to No. 1 in the conference and get what’s now the only bye position in the postseason, they will have earned it.

Record prediction: 8-8

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