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Eagles 2021 schedule: Predicting results of each game

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Miles Sanders and the Eagles have a tough schedule waiting for them in 2021.
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Week 1: Sept. 12 @ Falcons, 1 p.m. ET

The Falcons are flush with dangerous offensive talent (Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts) but the offensive line being a major wild card. If Matt Ryan has protection, it could be a tough day for Philly’s defense, but the Eagles should have just enough to get by.

Prediction: Win (1-0)

 

Week 2: Sept. 19 vs. 49ers, 1 p.m.

A healthy 49ers squad will be a far more lethal team in 2021, especially on the defensive end.

Prediction: Loss (1-1)

 

Week 3: Monday, Sept. 27 @ Cowboys, 8:15 p.m.

The Cowboys are the class of the NFC East until proven otherwise especially with the best quarterback in the division in Dak Prescott.

Prediction: Loss (1-2)

 

Week 4: Oct. 3 vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m.

Doesn’t matter if the game is in Philadelphia or on the moon, there’s no stopping Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ relentless attack.

Prediction: Loss (1-3)

 

Week 5: Oct. 10 @ Panthers, 1 p.m.

By this time, we’ll see if Sam Darnold can actually carry the Panthers’ offense. If his numbers are anything like they were on the Jets, the Eagles have a chance to steal one.

Prediction: Win (2-3)

 

Week 6: Thursday, Oct. 14 vs. Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m.

The defending Super Bowl champs in primetime? At least the Eagles get some of these juggernauts at home.

Prediction: Loss (2-4)

 

Week 7: Oct. 24 @ Raiders, 4:05 p.m.

Dysfunction never seems to be far from the Raiders, that probably won’t change this year. Eagles nab a rare road win.

Prediction: Win (3-4)

 

Week 8: Oct. 31 @ Lions, 1 p.m.

Dan Campbell has his hands full with a rebuild, especially with the uncertainty that comes with Jared Goff at QB. A step in the right direction is five wins for this team.

Prediction: Win (4-4)

 

Week 9: Nov. 7 vs. Chargers, 4:05 p.m.

Justin Herbert leads one of the more fun offenses in football while Joey Bosa wreaks havoc on the Eagles’ offensive line.

Prediction: Loss (4-5)

 

Week 10: Nov. 14 @ Broncos, 4:25 p.m.

The Broncos’ defense could be a menace this year. If Teddy Bridgewater can consistently feed Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton, watch out.

Prediction: Loss (4-6)

 

Week 11: Nov. 21 vs. Saints, 1 p.m.

Don’t let the departure of Drew Brees fool you, the Saints are still a dangerous team in the NFC.

Prediction: Loss (4-7)

 

Week 12: Nov. 28 @ Giants, 1 p.m.

The Giants? Yes, at MetLife Stadium where a healthy roster gets Saquon Barkley back and adds Kenny Golladay on the outside. It all comes down to the offensive line and if Daniel Jones has time.

Prediction: Loss (4-8)

 

Week 13: Dec. 5 @ Jets, 1 p.m.

The Jets are moving in the right direction and Zach Wilson could be the franchise QB of the future, but the Eagles should have just enough to get by Gang Green.

Prediction: Win (5-8)

 

Week 14: Bye

 

Week 15: Dec. 19 vs. Washington, 1 p.m.

Washington will be in the mix for the NFC East title, but a trip up in Philadelphia will help the Cowboys build a cushion.

Prediction: Win (6-8)

 

Week 16: Dec. 26 vs. Giants, 1 p.m.

The Eagles strike back to get one back from the Giants at home. There’s always room for one thriller against the Giants per season and this will be it.

Prediction: Win (7-8)

 

Week 17: Jan. 2 @ Washington, 1 p.m.

Washington will return the favor with a defense that will be amongst the best in the NFL. If they had a consistent QB other than Ryan Fitzpatrick, this team wins the division.

Prediction: Loss (7-9)

 

Week 18: Jan 9 vs. Cowboys, 1 p.m.

The Cowboys put the finishing touches on an NFC East title with one last thumping of the Eagles in Philadelphia to head to the playoffs.

Prediction: Loss (7-10)

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