The 2015 NFL schedule has been released and we have all the details. Here's how the schedule shapes up for the Philadelphia Eagles:
Week 1 - @ Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 14, 7:10 PM, ESPN) *Monday Night Football*
Week 2 - Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 20, 4:25 PM, FOX)
Week 3 - @ New York Jets (Sept. 27, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 4 - @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 4, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 5 - New Orleans Saints (Oct. 11, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 6 - New York Giants (Oct 19, 8:30 PM, ESPN) *Monday Night Football*
Week 7 - @ Carolina Panthers (Oct. 25, 8:30 PM, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*
Week 8 - BYE (Nov. 1)
Week 9 - @ Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 8, 8:30 PM, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*
Week 10 - Miami Dolphins (Nov. 15, 1:00 PM, CBS)
Week 11 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nov. 22, 1:00 PM)
Week 12 - @ Detroit Lions (Nov. 26 ,12:30 PM, FOX) *Thanksgiving Game*
Week 13 - @ New England Patriots (Dec. 6, 4:25 PM, FOX)
Week 14 - Buffalo Bills (Dec. 13, 1:00 PM, CBS)
Week 15 - Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 20, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 16 - Washington Redskins (Dec. 26, 8:25 PM, NFL Network) *Saturday*
Week 17 - @ New York Giants (Jan. 3, 1:00 PM)
Primetime games: Five
Strength of schedule: .473 (10th easiest)
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Flexible scheduling: NFL flex scheduling can now occur as soon as Week 5. It used to be that Week 11 was the earliest time games could be flexed to NBC's Sunday Night Football. It's worth noting that the NFL is only allowed to flex no more than two games between Weeks 5 and 10.
The NFL schedule follows a set pattern each year so we already have an idea of who the Eagles will play in future seasons. Six of the Eagles' sixteen opponents will always be their NFC East rivals: the Cowboys, Giants, and Redskins. The Eagles will also play the entirety of one of the NFC Divisions. Last year's lackluster NFC South is in rotation for 2015, featuring the Panthers, Falcons, Saints, and Buccaneers.
Another four games will come against an AFC Division. This year, the Eagles will face the AFC East: Patriots, Dolphins, Bills, and Jets. That division obviously holds the reigning Super Bowl 48 champions: New England.
The remaining two games come against NFC teams that finish in the same spot in the divisional standings as the Eagles. Since the Eagles finished second in their division in 2014, they will play the NFC North runner-up Lions and NFC West runner-up Cardinals.
If the formulaic schedule doesn't change, this is what the Eagles' future opponents will look like:
2016: NFC North, AFC North, NFC West and South divisional finish, NFC East
2017: NFC West, AFC West, NFC North and South divisional finish, NFC East
2018: NFC South, AFC East, NFC West and North divisional finish, NFC East
Eagles 2015 preseason schedule - (All games on NBC10)
Week 1 - vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, Aug. 16, 1:00 PM)
Week 2 - vs. Baltimore Ravens (Saturday, Aug. 22, 7:00 PM)
Week 3 - @ Green Bay Packers (Saturday, Aug. 29, 8:00 PM)
Week 4 - @ New York Jets
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