The Philadelphia Eagles are focused on the playoffs after clinching the NFC East in Week 17 but it’s never too early to peek ahead to next year! Thanks to the league’s formulaic schedule structure, we already know all of the Eagles’ 2020 opponents. Here’s an overview of the 13 teams they’ll play.
EAGLES 2020 OPPONENTS
New York Giants
Keep in mind the specific dates and times won’t be revealed until the NFL officially announces the 2020 schedule in mid-to-late April.
As previously mentioned, the Eagles’ 16-game schedule is determined by a formula. They play the three NFC East teams twice a season, so that makes up six games. They also play one NFC and one AFC division, which rotates each year. In 2020, that’s the NFC West and the AFC North, so that’s eight more games. The Eagles then play the two teams from each of the other two NFC divisions that finished in the same spot in their division as Philadelphia. That would be the Saints in the NFC South and the Packers in the NFC North.
The NFL is really a year-to-year league; there’s so much that can change from now until next season. With that said, here are some early thoughts about the Eagles’ 2020 opponents.
- The Eagles will play five of 11 other teams that made the 2020 NFL playoffs.
- The Eagles will have a chance to get some revenge against the Saints after losing to them twice during the 2018 season.
- The Eagles will rematch their 2020 wild card opponent in the regular season.
- Carson Wentz vs. Lamar Jackson in Philly. Kind of a big matchup!
- Projected No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow will make a visit to the Linc.
- The Eagles will go back to Lambeau for the second year in a row.
- The Eagles will have to go up against the second-year version of Kyler Murray in Arizona.
- Wentz will play his first game in Cleveland since the Browns passed on drafting him at No. 2 overall in 2016.
- A sneak peek of the Eagles’ opponents in seasons beyond 2020:
2021: NFC South, AFC West, NFC North and West divisional finish, NFC East
2022: NFC North, AFC South, NFC South and West divisional finish, NFC East
2023: NFC West, AFC East, NFC North and South divisional finish, NFC East