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Philadelphia Eagles: What will their 2020 record be?
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Philadelphia Eagles: What will their 2020 record be?

Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

The Philadelphia Eagles went with a relatively little-known receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft and then selected an insurance policy at quarterback in the form of Jalen Hurts with their next pick. Those are not necessarily bad choices, but neither one suggests that the Eagles are going all in to win right now.

Moreover, their 2020 schedule is no walk in the park. Let’s break it down game by game and see how head coach Doug Pederson and company will fare.

Week 1: @ Washington Redskins

Philadelphia’s opening stretch of games is far from difficult, and it begins with an NFC East battle against Washington. The fact that it’s on the road makes it somewhat interesting, but the visitors should prevail. Win

Week 2: vs. Los Angeles Rams

You never know if Carson Wentz can stay healthy for more than one week, which means this could be Hurts vs. Justin Herbert. Whatever the case, Philadelphia is a superior squad. Win

Week 3: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Speaking of rookie quarterbacks, Joe Burrow pays a visit to the City of Brotherly Love in Week 3. Don’t expect the Eagles to be generous hosts even though Cincinnati was the worst team in football last year. Win

Week 4: @ San Francisco 49ers

Philly goes from one of its easiest stretches of the season right into its toughest. And it begins with the most difficult test of the trio: a road trip to defending NFC champion San Francisco. Loss

Week 5: @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Back-to-back road dates with the 49ers and Steelers is not an easy proposition. If Ben Roethlisberger is healthy, Pittsburgh will be a tough place to find a ‘W.’ Loss

Week 6: vs. Baltimore Ravens

Don’t let the Ravens’ playoff meltdown against Tennessee blind you from just how good they were in 2019. And the scary thing is that Lamar Jackson is only getting better and better. Loss

Week 7: vs. New York Giants

The Eagles’ first two NFC East contests come against Washington and New York. That means a real opportunity is there for them to jump out to 2-0 division record. Win

Week 8: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Why not make it 3-0 in the division? Philadelphia’s opening showdown with Dallas comes at home, which should be enough to pocket a victory. And what is going on with Dak Prescott’s contract demands?!?! Win

Week 9: BYE

Week 10: @ New York Giants

The Eagles will feel good about themselves going into the bye week with a victory over Dallas. They will feel good coming out of it, as well, getting to play the Giants once again. Win

Week 11: @ Cleveland Browns

Are the Browns ever going to live up to expectations? They certainly did not last season. Cleveland might be unable to this time around, also, but at home it should be good enough to beat Philly. Loss

Week 12: vs. Seattle Seahawks

I have the Eagles going 6-2 at home in 2020, which seems reasonable if not slightly on the optimistic side. Setbacks at the hands of Baltimore and Seattle are not exactly bad ones. Loss

Week 13: @ Green Bay Packers

The Packers may not be as good as they were in 2019, but Aaron Rodgers will definitely have them still in contention at this point of the season. Rodgers and company will take care of business at the Frozen Tundra. Loss

Week 14: vs. New Orleans Saints

With the Eagles having lost three in a row for the second time already this year, they will absolutely have to pick up a big win over the Saints. It won’t be easy, but at home it’s a realistic endeavor. Win

Week 15: @ Arizona Cardinals

Will Philadelphia get caught looking ahead to closing games against a pair of NFC East rivals? Even if that’s not the case, Arizona is a tough out. Kyler Murray has that program on the rise. Loss

Week 16: @ Dallas Cowboys

Could the division title be at stake in this one? It’s certainly not out of the question. Playing at home, the edge here goes to Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and the Cowboys. Loss

Week 17: vs. Washington Redskins

As usual, by this point the Redskins will be playing for another high draft pick. If the Eagles are lucky, they’ll be playing for a potential playoff spot. In Philly, this will likely be a rout. Win

The NFL has expanded its playoffs to included seven teams in each conference, which means an 8-8 record has at least some chance of allowing a team to sneak inside the cut line. But it won’t be easy; nor will it by easy for Philadelphia to come up with a record much better than 8-8. Based on both its own talent level and a tough schedule, a .500 mark seems like the end result.

Last updated: Wed 27th May 2020
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