THE 2018 NFL SCHEDULE IS OFFICIALLY HERE! Here’s how the 16-game regular season shapes up for the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Week 1 - vs. Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 6, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) NFL Kickoff Game
Week 2 - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sept. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Tennessee Titans (Sept. 30, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 7, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at New York Giants (Oct. 11, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Carolina Panthers (Oct 21, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 - at Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 28, 9:30 AM ET, NFLN) London Game
Week 9 - BYE (Nov. 4)
Week 10 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 11, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 11 - at New Orleans Saints (Nov. 18, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 12 - vs. New York Giants (Nov. 25, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - vs. Washington Redskins (Dec. 3, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 14 - at Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 9, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 16, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 16 - vs. Houston Texans (Dec. 23, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 17 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 30, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
2019 Postseason Schedule
Wild Card Playoffs - Jan. 5 and Jan. 6
Divisional Round Playoffs - Jan. 12 and Jan. 13
Conference Championship Games - Jan. 19 and Jan. 20
Super Bowl - Feb. 3
(Pro Bowl - Jan. 27)
Primetime games: 6
Strength of schedule: .492 (tied for 19th hardest)
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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 South is in rotation for 2018, which means the Eagles will play against the Saints, Panthers, Falcons, and Buccaneers.
Another four games come against an AFC Division. This year, the Eagles will face the AFC South: Jaguars, Titans, Texans, and Colts.
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 first in their division in 2017, they will play the Rams from the NFC West and the Vikings from the NFC North.
If the formulaic schedule doesn’t change, this is what the Eagles’ future opponents will look like:
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
2021: NFC South, AFC West, NFC North and West divisional finish, NFC East
Eagles 2018 Preseason Schedule
Week 1 - vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Aug. 9, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 2 - New England Patriots (Aug. 16, 7:30 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 3 - Cleveland Browns (Aug. 23, 8:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - New York Jets (HOME) — (Aug. 30, 7:00 PM ET, NBC10)
Stay tuned to BGN for more coverage on the Eagles’ schedule.