The 2021 NFL schedule is officially here! Here’s how the 17-game (yes, 17 for the first time ever) regular season shapes up for your Philadelphia Eagles.
Week 1 - at Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 12, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - vs. San Francisco 49ers (Sept. 19, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - at Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 27, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 4 - vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Oct. 3, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 5 - at Carolina Panthers (Oct. 10, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Oct. 14, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - at Las Vegas Raiders (Oct. 24, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 - at Detroit Lions (Oct. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Nov. 7, 4:05 PM ET, CBS)
Week 10 - at Denver Broncos (Nov. 14, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 11 - vs. New Orleans Saints (Nov. 21, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 12 - at New York Giants (Nov. 28, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - at New York Jets (Dec. 5, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 14 - BYE
Week 15 - vs. Washington Football Team (Dec. 18 or Dec. 19, TBD)
Week 16 - vs. New York Giants (Dec. 26, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 17 - at Washington Football Team (Jan. 2, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 18 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Jan. 9, 1:00 PM, FOX)
2022 NFL Playoffs Schedule
Wild Card Round - January 15-16
Divisional Round - January 22-23
Conference Championships - January 30
Super Bowl - February 13
(Pro Bowl - February 6)
Primetime Eagles games: 2
Strength of schedule: THE easiest based on combined 2020 winning percentages
Flexible scheduling: NFL flex scheduling can occur from Week 5 through Week 18. The league can flex no more than two games into Sunday Night Football between Week 5 and Week 10.
Coronavirus pandemic considerations: The Eagles are among teams expecting to have full crowds this season. It remains to be seen if there will still be a mask mandate.
Formulaic scheduling: 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’ seventeen opponents will always be their NFC East rivals: the Cowboys, Giants, and Football Team. The Eagles will also play the entirety of one of the NFC Divisions. The NFC South is in the rotation for 2021, which means the Eagles will play against the Buccaneers, Saints, Panthers, and Falcons. Another four games come against an AFC division. This year, the Eagles will face the AFC West’s Chiefs, Chargers, Raiders, and Broncos. Two games come against NFC teams that finished in the same spot in the divisional standings as the Eagles. Since the Eagles were last in their division in 2020, they will play the 49ers from the NFC West and the Lions from the NFC North. The remaining game is a new feature starting this year with the Eagles set to play the same finisher from the AFC East, the Jets.
Future opponents: Using this formula, here’s an early look at who the Eagles will play in the years to come.
2022: NFC North, AFC South, NFC South and NFC West and one AFC divisional finish, NFC East
2023: NFC West, AFC East, NFC North and NFC South and one AFC divisional finish, NFC East
2024: NFC South, AFC North, NFC West and NFC North and one AFC divisional finish, NFC East
Eagles 2021 Preseason Schedule
Week 1 - vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Aug. 12, 7:30 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 2 - vs. New England Patriots (Aug. 19, 7:30 PM ET, NBC10)
Week 3 - at New York Jets (TBD)
Stay tuned to BGN for more coverage on the Eagles’ schedule.