Eagles schedule rumors: Host Redskins in opener

NFL schedule release: Wed, 8pm

Eliot Shorr-Parks
April 17, 2019 - 8:31 am

The Eagles’ 2019 schedule will be released Wednesday at 8 p.m., giving fans their first chance to go game-by-game and predict what this season will look like. 

For those that just want to see the schedule, we’ll have it posted at 8 p.m. For those that can’t wait, welcome to the dark, crazy world of schedule leaks. 

Week 1: Eagles to host Redskins at 1pm, per Jeff McLane

Week 2: Eagles at Falcons for Sunday Night Football, per Jeff McLane

Week 4: Eagles at Packers, possibly Thursday Night, per Kyle Cousineau

Week 5: Eagles to host the Jets, per Manish Mehta

Week 11: Eagles to host Patriots, per Jeff Howe.

Week 14  Eagles to host Giants on MNF, per Ryan Dunleavy

Week 17: Eagles at Giants at 1pm, NorthJersey.com. 


Here is a look at what should be the Eagles’ five toughest games on the schedule:

1. Patriots (home): Any game against the New England Patriots, regardless of when or where, is tough. Getting them in Philadelphia makes this one slightly easier, but this is still without question going to be the toughest game on the Eagles’ schedule. LOSS 

2. Packers (away): The Packers aren’t the second-best team on the Eagles’ schedule, but a trip to  Lambeau field is never easy, with the team going 2-6 in their last eight trips to Green Bay. Going against Aaron Rodgers is also, obviously, a tough challenge. LOSS 

3. Bears (home): The Bears will come into Philadelphia with revenge on their minds and (presumably) one of the NFL’s best defenses. Even though this game is in Philadelphia, Chicago is likely going to be one of the top teams in the NFC next season and this game could have plenty of playoff implications. WIN

4. Dallas Cowboys (away): Eagles fans might not want to admit it, but the Cowboys are one of the toughest teams in the NFL. They have plenty of young talent on defense and a powerful trio on offense with Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott. The Eagles have lost three in a row to the Cowboys. 

5. Seahawks (home): A playoff team last season, the Seahawks have one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and no fear of coming into Philadelphia. The Eagles getting this game at home is a major bonus for them, as opposed to having to go into Seattle. LOSS