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Philadelphia Eagles NFL Schedule 2016: Game Times, Dates, Strength of Schedule, and more

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The 2016 NFL schedule has been released which means the Philadelphia Eagles know where they'll be for the 2016 regular season.

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The 2016 NFL schedule is officially here and we have all the details. Here's how the schedule shapes up for the Philadelphia Eagles:

Week 1 - Cleveland Browns (Sept. 11, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Week 2 - @ Chicago Bears (Sept. 19, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) *Monday Night Football*

Week 3 - Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 25, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Week 4 - BYE

Week 5 - @ Detroit Lions (Oct. 9, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 6 - @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 16, 1:00 PM ET,  FOX)

Week 7 - Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 8 - @ Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 30, 8:30 PM ET, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*

Week 9 - @ New York Giants (Nov. 6, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 10 - Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 13, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 11 - @ Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 20, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Week 12 - Green Bay Packers (Nov. 28, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) *Monday Night Football*

Week 13 - @ Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 4, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 14 - Washington Redskins (Dec. 11, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 15 - @ Baltimore Ravens (Dec. 18, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Week 16 - New York Giants (Dec. 22, 8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN) *Thursday Night Football*

Week 17 - Dallas Cowboys (Jan. 1, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Primetime games: 4

Strength of schedule: .469 (7th easiest)

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Flexible scheduling: NFL flex scheduling can occur as soon as Week 5. It's worth noting that the NFL is only allowed to flex no more than two games between Week 5 and Week 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. The NFC North is in rotation for 2016, which means the Eagles will play against the Packers, Vikings, Bears, and Lions.

Another four games come against an AFC Division. This year, the Eagles will face the AFC North: Steelers, Bengals, Ravens, Browns. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati both made the playoffs last season.

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 2015, they will play the NFC South runner-up Falcons and NFC West runner-up Seahawks.

If the formulaic schedule doesn't change, this is what the Eagles' future opponents will look like:

2017: NFC West, AFC West, NFC North and South divisional finish, NFC East

2018: NFC South, AFC South, NFC North and West divisional finish, NFC East

2019: NFC North, AFC East, NFC South and West divisional finish, NFC East

Eagles Preseason Schedule

Week 1 - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7:00 PM ET

Week 2 - at Pittsburgh Steelers - Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7:00 PM ET

Week 3 - at Indianapolis Colts - Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:00 PM ET

Week 4 - vs. New York Jets - Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:00 PM ET

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Stay tuned to BGN for more reaction to the Eagles' schedule.