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Eagles Professional Bowl Standout Makes Daring Prediction on 2020 Schedule


Eagles beginning proper deal with appeared happy with the way in which the Eagles’ schedule turned out in 2020.

Everybody has predictions this time of 12 months, together with the gamers themselves. An ideal season? It’s on the desk.

As quickly because the 2020 NFL schedule dropped on Thursday evening, beginner prognosticators and arm-chair quarterbacks marked their calendars in midnight inexperienced. That tough stretch in early October, on the street in back-to-back weeks in opposition to San Francisco and Pittsburgh, seems to be particularly robust for the Eagles.

Nonetheless, beginning proper deal with Lane Johnson checked it off as a W. The three-time Professional Bowl choice had all 16 video games within the win column, really. His prompt schedule evaluation, which was certainly tongue-in-cheek, had Philly going an ideal 16-0.

Relaxation assured, Johnson wasn’t the one Eagles participant operating down the slate. Tight finish Zach Ertz tweeted out his personal signal of approval by utilizing an emoji symbolizing pleasure and dominance.

Rookie vast receiver John Hightower felt motivated that the Eagles’ Week 1 matchup in opposition to Washington was going down close to his hometown in Maryland. The fifth-round decide grew up in Higher Marlboro, MD, only a few minutes away from the Redskins’ FedEx Subject. The younger speedster additionally appeared to point that he could be carrying a No. 82 jersey in a separate tweet.

In the meantime, security Rodney McLeod left it as much as the creativeness with vast eyes emoji. The underside line, everybody was having enjoyable and excited concerning the 2020 season.

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Eagles Get Four Prime-Time Video games in 2020

The Eagles personal one of many lighter slates when it comes to power of schedule, per CBS Sports activities — a minimum of when including up the win totals of final 12 months’s opponents. That’s a crude and normally inaccurate barometer since gamers have come and gone. Nonetheless, it stands noting that their 2019 opponents went a mixed 124-131-1 (.486).

Philadelphia stays one of many larger attracts in sports activities. The town is a big media market, plus the Eagles have a rising star at quarterback in Carson Wentz. And perhaps two now that Jalen Hurts is within the image. The NFL rewarded the Eagles by handing them 4 prime-time video games:

  • Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 4, 8:20 p.m. at San Francisco versus the 49ers (NBC)
  • Week 7: Thursday, Oct. 22, 8:20 p.m. at house versus the New York Giants (FOX, NFL Community, Amazon)
  • Week 8: Sunday, Nov. 1, 8:20 p.m. at house versus the Dallas Cowboys (NBC)
  • Week 12, Monday, Nov. 30, 8:15 p.m. at house versus the Seattle Seahawks (ESPN)

Legendary play-by-play man Merrill Reese chimed in together with his ideas however cautioned concerning the COVID-19 menace.

“The Eagles’ schedule is actually thrilling with some fascinating matchups and prime-time video games. At this level, nonetheless, there’s nonetheless a lot to be decided. As a broadcaster I’m fueled as a lot by the roar of our nice followers as I’m by the motion on the sector however we should be protected.”

Dates/Occasions for Preseason Slate Not Set

The Eagles’ preseason schedule doesn’t draw the identical pleasure (if any) that the common season does. However they nonetheless need to play exhibition video games. It’s a approach to trim down the roster. Philadelphia will face Indianapolis, Miami, New England and the New York Jets within the preseason.

All video games shall be broadcast regionally on NBC10 and the dates are topic to alter. Right here’s the preseason slate:

  • August 13-17, at Indianapolis Colts (NBC10)
  • August 20-24, at Miami Dolphins (NBC10)
  • August 27-30, New England Patriots (NBC10)
  • Sept. 3, New York Jets (NBC10)

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