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NFL Schedule 2015: Ranking the Eagles Best and Worst Games

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The entire 2015 NFL schedule was released on Tuesday night and the Philadelphia Eagles learned more than a quarter of their games will be featured in prime-time. See the [complete Eagles schedule] here. Read on for rankings of the best and worst weeks.

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1) Week 1 - @ Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 14, 7:10 PM, ESPN) *Monday Night Football*

This pick doesn't have to do with the opponent as much as it does with the fact that the Eagles have had such a crazy offseason and it will be exciting to see how the team actually looks. Plus, Chip Kelly is 3-0 in Monday Night Football games. He might very well be able to go 4-0.

Last game: - 2012 Eagles lose, 30-17

2) Week 13 - @ New England Patriots (Dec. 6, 4:25 PM, FOX)

This matchup should have been featured in the 2015 NFL kickoff game, but it didn't happen. Instead, the Chip Kelly versus Bill Belichick matchup will take place in the second half of the season. I'm guessing we'll have a good sense of the Eagles by that point but this game could say a lot about the team's readiness to compete for a championship. Beating the defending champions in their house would be big. It'd be even more hilarious if the game is decided on a successful Tim Tebow two point conversion. Tebow > Brady!

Last game: 2011 Eagles lose, 38-20

3) Week 2 - Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 20, 4:25 PM, FOX)

The last Eagles-Cowboys game at the Linc didn't go so well for the Birds. They'll be thirsty for revenge here. I have a feeling DeMarco Murray and Miles Austin will have big games against their former team this season.

Last game: 2014 Eagles lose, 38-27

4) Week 9 - @ Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 8, 8:30 PM, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*

I'm double dipping with Dallas here. This is the game the Eagles will be playing after their Week 8 bye so the Birds will be rested and fans will be eager for football again.

Last game: 2014 Eagles lose, 38-27

5) Week 12 - @ Detroit Lions (Nov. 26 ,12:30 PM, FOX) *Thanksgiving Game*

Another Thanksgiving game. The Detroit defense looked pretty tough last year but they've had some losses. The last time these two teams met was the epic Snow Bowl game. The elements won't have an impact on the game this time but I think it'll be a good matchup between two similarly-tiered NFC playoff contenders.

Last game: 2013 Eagles win, 34-20

6) Week 6 - New York Giants (Oct 19, 8:30 PM, ESPN) *Monday Night Football*

The Eagles shut out the Giants 27-0 in Week 6 last year. It's hard to imagine they will do the same, but this should be a pretty good MNF game because it's guaranteed both teams will be (at least) somewhat alive in the standings.

Last game: Eagles win, 34-26

7) Week 15 - Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 20, 1:00 PM, FOX)

I feel like the Eagles and Cardinals are almost division rivals given their games the past two years. Bruce Arians' digs at Chip Kelly only add fuel to the fire.

Last game: 2014 Eagles lose, 24-20

8) Week 14 - Buffalo Bills (Dec. 13, 1:00 PM, CBS)

LeSean McCoy returns to Philadelphia. How will the fans react? How will he perform against the Eagles strong front seven? What will he say about the Eagles in the media leading up to the game? This should make for a fun one despite being out of conference.

Last game: 2011 Eagles lose, 31-24

9) Week 17 - @ New York Giants (Jan. 3, 1:00 PM)

This game might deserve to be higher but as of right now I'm assuming there's a chance it might not matter. Therefore, I don't want to rank it too high.

Last game: Eagles win, 34-26

10) Week 7 - @ Carolina Panthers (Oct. 25, 8:30 PM, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*

I feel like the Panthers might rebound a little in 2015 but I'm not sure. Out of all the Eagles primetime games, I feel like this has the biggest potential to be a dud. Now that I said that, watch it be a great game.

Last game: 2014 Eagles win, 45-21

11) Week 4 - @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 4, 1:00 PM, FOX)

Division game, DeSean Jackson angle, etc.

Last game: 2014 Eagles lose, 27-24

12) Week 5 - New Orleans Saints (Oct. 11, 1:00 PM, FOX)

It seems forever ago that the Eagles and Saints played in a playoff game. This game won't be nearly as intriguing. The Saints just aren't very good on the road so the matchup loses some intrigue.

Last game: 2014 NFL playoffs, Eagles lose 26-24

13) Week 16 - Washington Redskins (Dec. 26, 8:25 PM, NFL Network) *Saturday*

Last year I ranked the Eagles-Redskins Week 16 Saturday game as one of the worst on the schedule. The game certainly lived up to my incredibly low expectation, so I'll do the same this for this season. Saturday games are just weird and wrong.

Last game: 2014 Eagles lose, 27-24

14) Week 3 - @ New York Jets (Sept. 27, 1:00 PM, FOX)

The Chip Kelly versus Todd Bowles matchup is something to watch. The Jets' quarterback situation just isn't that inspiring, though, and I'm saying that as an Eagles writer.

Last game: 2011 Eagles win, 45-19

15) Week 10 - Miami Dolphins (Nov. 15, 1:00 PM, CBS)

Out of conference opponent, 1:00 PM game, bleh. The only interesting angle here is the Bill Lazor connection, which really isn't that interesting. But it's enough to not be the worst ranked game.

Last game: 2011 Eagles win, 26-10

16) Week 11 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nov. 22, 1:00 PM)

The Bucs were the worst team in the NFL in 2014. I think they'll be better in 2015, but I'm not sure by how much. I guess it'll be interesting to see how Jameis Winston does.

Last game: 2013 Eagles win, 31-20