The second Sunday of the 2023 NFL regular season is here.
With the Philadelphia Eagle having already played the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night, Birds fans can relax and enjoy a (relatively) stress-free Sunday while watching the rest of the league in action.
To accompany your viewing experience, let’s run through a rooting guide for all of the Week 2 games.
DRAFT PICK WATCH
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at CAROLINA PANTHERS: The Eagles own the Saints’ second-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The Birds will be hoping that selection is as early as it can realistically be. A divisional loss would be especially damaging for New Orleans. Root for the Panthers.
GREEN BAY PACKERS at ATLANTA FALCONS: The Eagles don’t want the Saints to win the NFC South. The Falcons could be the preferable winner there with Desmond Ridder not exactly inspiring fear and Atlanta having the NFL’s easiest schedule. Root for the Falcons.
CHICAGO BEARS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: There’s a case to be made the Eagles are hoping the Bucs lose to a bad Bears team so that they prove they’re not too good ahead of the Week 3 Monday Night Football matchup between Philly and Tampa. Side bonus: Philly owns the Bucs’ fifth-round pick in 2024. But, again, the Eagles need a non-Saints team to win the NFC South. Root for the Buccaneers.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS at TENNESSEE TITANS: The Eagles own the more favorable of their own or the Titans’ sixth-round pick. Not the biggest deal but might as well root for the pick to be as early as possible. Root for the Chargers.
NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE
BALTIMORE RAVENS at CINCINNATI BENGALS: Lamar Jackson has been way worse than Joe Burrow in the playoffs. With that in mind, the Eagles should prefer to see Baltimore win the AFC North if it’s between these two teams. Root for the Ravens.