The 2017 NFL schedule is officially here and we have all the details. Here's how the schedule shapes up for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Week 1 - at Washington Redskins (Sept. 10, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - at Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. New York Giants (Sept. 24, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Los Angeles Chargers (Oct. 1, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 8, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at Carolina Panthers (Oct. 12, 8:25 PM ET, CBS/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Washington Redskins (Oct. 23, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 29, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Denver Broncos (Nov. 5, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 10 - BYE
Week 11 - at Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 19, 8:30 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 12 - vs. Chicago Bears (Nov. 26, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - at Seattle Seahawks (Dec. 3, 8:30 PM ET, NCB) Sunday Night Football
Week 14 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 10, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at New York Giants (Dec. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 - vs. Oakland Raiders (Dec. 25, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football on Christmas
Week 17 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Primetime games: Five
Strength of schedule: .531 (tied for 10th most difficult)
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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 West is in rotation for 2017, which means the Eagles will play against the 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks, and Rams.
Another four games come against an AFC Division. This year, the Eagles will face the AFC West: Chiefs, Raiders, Broncos, Chargers. That was one of the better divisions in football last season. Kansas City and Oakland made the playoffs while Denver, coming off their Super Bowl 50 win, just missed out on the post-season despite winning nine games.
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 fourth in their division in 2016, they will play the last place Panthers from the NFC South and the last place Bears from the NFC North.
If the formulaic schedule doesn't change, this is what the Eagles' future opponents will look like:
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
2020: NFC West, AFC North, NFC North and South divisional finish, NFC East
Eagles 2017 Preseason Schedule
Week 1 - Away at Green Bay Packers (Aug. 10, 8:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 2 - Home versus Buffalo Bills (Aug. 17, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 3 - Home versus Miami Dolphins (Aug. 24, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 4 - Away at New York Jets - (Aug. 31, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10)
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