The Kevin Kolb era gets started with a National Game at home against Green Bay. Oh boy, get ready kid! Ray Didinger has commented over at CSNPhilly that the early Eagles schedule appears to break favorably. I agree. Aside from Green Bay, the schedule before the bye seems a lot less difficult than after. And the Birds get a bye sensibly placed – in week 8.
This year, the NFL is stacking divisional games towards the end of the schedule, ostensibly to avoid teams benching their starters late in the season. In the case of the Eagles, this measures out to having 4 of the last 7 against the Cowboys and Giants. In fact, the Eagles will play Dallas on December 12 and again January 2. If the Birds are in the hunt, we could be in for a terrific set of rivalry games for the holidays!
|12||Green Bay||4:15 PM||FOX|
|10||@San Francisco||8:20 PM||NBC|
|21||New York Giants||8:20 PM||NBC|
|19||@New York Giants||1 PM||FOX|
Note: Except for the home game against the Houston Texans December 2nd, each of the last seven games is subject to “Flex Scheduling.”