Eagles 2014 Schedule Released

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Thanksgiving in Jerry’s World. A Week 3 showdown at the Linc against DeSean Jackson and the Redskins. Those are just a couple of the highlights of the Eagles’ 2014 regular season schedule, which was released Wednesday night.

Week/Date
Opponent
Time/Channel
1 Sept. 7Eagles 34, Jaguars 17
2 Monday, Sept. 15@Colts8:30 pm/ESPN
3 Sept. 21vs. Redskins1 pm/Fox
4 Sept. 28@49ers4:25 pm/Fox
5 Oct. 5vs. Rams1 pm/Fox
6 Oct. 12vs. Giants8:30 pm/NBC
7 BYE
8 Oct. 26@Cardinals4:05 pm/Fox
9 Nov. 2@Texans1 pm/Fox
10 Monday, Nov. 10vs. Panthers8:30 pm/ESPN
11 Nov. 16@Packers1 pm/Fox
12 Nov. 23vs. Titans1 pm/CBS
13 Thursday, Nov. 27@Cowboys4:30 pm/Fox
14 Dec. 7vs. Seahawks4:25 pm/Fox
15 Dec. 14vs. Cowboys8:30 pm/NBC
16 Saturday, Dec. 20@Redskins4:30 pm/CBS
17 Dec. 28@Giants1 pm/Fox

* A little bit of a surprise that the schedule-makers didn’t put Jackson’s return to Philly in prime time. Promises to be a highly-rated affair nonetheless.

“There’s gonna be something special about them two games,” Jackson said in a recent television appearance, via the Washington Post. 


The Eagles still ended up with four games under the lights -- two on Sunday night and two on Monday night.

* Chip Kelly's group will be in Dallas for Thanksgiving. The Eagles are 4-1 all-time on Turkey Day. They last played on Thanksgiving in 2008.

* Though the Eagles face a number of quality opponents, their strength of schedule actually ranks 20th (same as last year) with an opponent win percentage of .479. Last season's opponent win percentage was .496. The Redskins (3-13), Texans (2-14) and Jaguars (4-12) are the major reasons the average is so low.

* The league added a twist to the flex scheduling this season. In previous years, games could be flexed to Sunday night after Week 10. Two additional games can now be flexed between Weeks 5-10. A cross-flexing option has also been introduced.

 

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  • Griff

    im so down to see us smack dallas with ungodly amounts of food and alcohol in my stomach on thanksgiving!

    • NCBiRDMann22

      Amen!

    • EaglefaninAZ

      Yeah. I do like that. :)

  • G_WallyHunter

    A thanksgiving game, holy crap, this has never happened in my time as an Eagles fan (when was the last time it happened, if ever?), so stoked for that game..
    And Jags? Really?
    That will be fun to watch, the re-invented Jags come to the Linc, who knows what to expect
    EDIT: Read article, 4-1 all time, good to know. When was the last one?

    • JReamer

      Last one was thanksgiving night 2008 against the Cards. Smoked them by the way.

    • EaglefaninAZ

      Man… I really don’t love Thursday games. I get the holiday bit by now, but all the rest are always crap.

      • G_WallyHunter

        I think I just love it because it’s in the afternoon, will be able to get home from work and crack a few brews and relax, should be great.

    • Shark

      you haven’t been a Birds fan for long then huh? 2008 was a lifetime ago

      • G_WallyHunter

        shut up, well that’s embarrassing, I remember it actually, happy this ones in afternoon

    • TXEaglesFan

      Bounty Bowl 1989. Good times!

      • EaglefaninAZ

        That was a hilarious game. The ex got my copy in the divorce. :( I got the Body Bag Game. lol

    • Kev_H

      2008 they destroyed the Super Bowl bound Cardinals at the Linc on Thanksgiving.

  • oreofestar

    I see us at 4-2 at the bye

    • TO

      I see the same e record by the bye week.

    • EaglefaninAZ

      Which two do you have as losses? Just curious.

      • oreofestar

        I say Colts and between Rams and Niners one there

  • Adam G

    So much talk on how hard the Eagles schedule was going to be because they play the NFC West, but this schedule is not intimidating at all.

    • EaglefaninAZ

      Agreed.

    • James Hathaway

      Especially with Bowman out in San Fran. I also expect Seattle to come back to earth a bit. Sort of expecting an injury to marshawn and gore. Should level the playing field in the NFC and expose Kaep. the onion knight can read a defense better than Kaep.

      • cliff henny

        Seattle also goes Sf, philly SF. shouldn’t be trap games in nfl, but man, that’s one

  • TXEaglesFan

    Good schedule. Like getting the 49ers early.

  • devCal

    dec 7th, battle for home field advantage.
    yeee…

  • EaglefaninAZ

    I’m calling it 13-3.5-1 at the bye. I promise I’m writing it down. Lol!

    • anon

      Is it EaglefaninAZ certified? Need to know if I can take it to the bank.

      • EaglefaninAZ

        If I were to certify it, that certification and $4 will get you a nice cuppa at Starbucks I’m sure.

  • oreofestar

    over under 9.9 wins this year

    • borntosuffer

      I thought it was 9.8.

  • Mr. Wu

    that is an early bye

  • Mr. Wu

    I will take a thanksgiving game over thurs night football any year

    • John E. Zang

      I don’t know about you but Thursday night games are a bad product in my opinion. From the coverage down to the actual game I think it’s a horrible idea.

      • Mr. Wu

        yes exactly…thats what i am saying

  • Amar (India)

    Eagles play 5 primetime games, Az following the bye, Seahawks after a 10 day break. Someone in the NFL FO has the hots for the Eagles ;)

    • EaglefaninAZ

      Just noticed that. I’m loving it. Playing in a band for a living, I’m in bars out here all the time. I swear I’m the only Eagles fan in a 60 mile radius. Love rubbing it in when I can.

      • reb

        Whoa! Careful there. I’m within 60 miles and there’s another one on my block here. I’ve seen several logos on cars. I think there are more of us than you might expect.

        • EaglefaninAZ

          Where are ya Reb?

          • reb

            Just realized I assumed you were in Phoenix are but don’t know where you are. I’m in Gilbert. Where are you?

          • EaglefaninAZ

            I’m in Cottonwood. Just south of Sedona. Kinda figgered you were in the Valley somewheres.

          • reb

            In that case I retract my assertion – you may be the only Iggles fan within 60 miles!!

      • Amar

        Are you guys planning on going to the game ? I will be in the US around that time and have some close friends in AZ.

        • EaglefaninAZ

          No idea where I’ll be. I travel quite a bit.

    • Mr. Wu

      I see 4 prime time games but maybe a flex at the end

      • Amar

        I’m counting the Thanksgiving game too. I should’ve probably said ‘Nationally Televised’ instead of Prime time.

  • G_WallyHunter

    Does anyone else miss GEAGLE’s 1000 word summary on the schedule and how he believes all 16 games will turn out?
    ……..
    with dots in between each week?
    because I do

    • Eagles1018

      I tweeted Geagle asking where he is. Apparently the moderators booted him from twitter as well

      • Average__Joseph

        he’s been hanging out on Philly.com

        • reb

          Noooo! Philly.com? That’s so below him. Must be desperate. And what does it take to get kicked off twitter?!

          • Bdawkbdawk

            Below him?

          • reb

            It was semi-sarcastic given the times philly.com has been mocked around here and his general sense of superiority.

        • anon

          and iggles as well

    • Wilbert31

      No

      • Wilbert31

        Does anyone else miss GEAGLE’s _______________?
        Fill in the blank with anything you want. Still – “No”.

  • NickS1
    • anon

      SoS

      • NickS1

        That’s all you got?

  • James Skip Carl

    15-1

    • oreofestar

      yep 15-0 and with the 1 seed locked up we let the Giants win…to ruin their draft pick

    • JosephR2225

      Why so pessimistic?

  • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

    12-4……..Losses to 9ers, Cards, Packers, Seahawks. #2 seed. Beat the Bengals in the Super Bowl. Write it down.

    • oreofestar

      you know what for some strange reason when I have my Eagles super bowl fantasies I always have us playing the Bengals and occasionally the Colts

      • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

        I think they’re the only team with a good enough combo of defense and offense to take a run at Denver

  • Jim

    Eagles only face 6 opponents who had a winning record last season….
    they play 4 games against teams that had at least 12 losses…
    and they play in one of the worst divisions in the NFL.
    If you tally up the total wins and losses, the Eagles’ 2014 opponents had a 0.479 winning percentage in 2013

    • JosephR2225

      Kempski? Is that you?

    • Eagles1018

      Thanks for the info. While you did the math I read the article lol. But I’m not getting ahead of myself. Give or take a win here and there for injuries, new players subtracted from us and added to others. I’m not gonna fall asleep, the redskins are a different team and there’s extra motivation for a certain guy to win….plus it’s a division rival. Never sleep on division teams. We will be fortunate to go 10-6 again. Also in order to win down the stretch your defense has to be effective. I hope they adjust scheme and/or get a stud for that side of the ball in the draft. Don’t put anymore band-aids on it (cough cough Malcolm Jenkins cough cough)

      • Eagles1018

        Btw we knew who they were playing this whole time we just didn’t know when. How did everyone suddenly turn so (seemingly) optimistic?

  • Jeff Asay

    Setting the number of wins at 9. That’s 2 better than my most optimistic for last season. Just can’t see Eagles having the same luck i.e. Team health, opposition health. I thought they caught a lot of breaks last season to achieve 10 wins.

    • Jeff Asay

      I will be ecstatic for another double digit win total and playoff appearance, of course.

    • cliff henny

      lot depends on division. if they go 5-1, AFC south stinks, worst case is 2-2, 1-3 nfcwest and split other 2 games. it’s all about kicking teeth in of nfc east

  • Jeff Asay

    Sheil and Tim I have a request that you only reference the team in Washington as Washington and never again as the Redskins or ‘Skins. Snyder and others may be reluctant to change the name, but the rest of the sports world can simply move on without them. TIA

  • cliff henny

    already sent out mass email to family about T-Day eating time. usually 6 pm, that’s not going to work. suggested 3pm, has added bonus of soaking up the holiday booze i’ll be probably be drinking at triple speed

    • Rambler

      That will be a 2:30PM affair out here in Phoenix… so I think I am now serving Thanksgiving day lunch. Eat up, and see you later, I am going to be on the couch watching the Eagles beat the Cowboys. Actually sounds like a near perfect day to me, cannot wait.

      • cliff henny

        guess if you are really good, could time up h/t. feel a little guilty, one thing to rearrange regular Sundays around football, but a holiday? probably not right, but it’s going to happen. haven’t heard back, but bet it’s not going to go over well. missed a handful of eagles’ games over past 30 years, guaranteed none have been Dallas. 6 month warning, hopefully they’ll be less pissed, or eat by myself, done that before

  • cliff henny

    bet I get least 9 games shown here in Myrtle. SF and Seattle will at least be GOTW 4pm, 6 scheduled nation wide games (maybe dallas in Philly gets bumped, but seems unlikely)and Packers 1pm, that’ll get switched…loving this schedule

  • scrapplejoe

    If we lose that opener, their are gonna be some peeved off folks..

  • Rambler

    So the 3 games that I have gone to see the Eagles play the Cardinals out here in Arizona, they have lost (2012 regular season, 2009 NFC Championship, 2005 regular season). I will spare everyone another disaster this year, save my money, and not attend the game on October 26th. Now everyone please be forewarned… I will be attending the Superbowl out here to watch the Eagles play in that. So hopefully my bad juju does not effect them winning the Big Game.

  • Eagles1018

    No one here mentioned this. Just read this from ESPN:

    The NFL didn’t do the Eagles any favors with an extremely difficult 11-day stretch in late November. On Nov. 16, the Eagles travel to historic Lambeau Field to battle the Green Bay Packers. That is never an easy task. One week later, the Eagles host the Tennessee Titans — certainly a very winnable game. But Philadelphia must travel to Dallas four days later on Nov. 27 to play the rival Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. It’s the first Thanksgiving Day game for the Eagles since 2008. Three games in 11 days is daunting, especially later in the season when injuries become a real factor

    • Jim

      Nah, every team in the NFL will play one game on Thursday this season….and they will all get the same short time in between games.

      • GreenScabs

        We had to do this last year to start the season, except is was even more difficult because we had to play 3 games in 10 days!! We started the season on Monday Night against the Redskins in Washington, then we had to play San Diego the following Sunday for our home opener, and then we had to play Kansas City the following Thursday!

        And right after that ridiculous stretch we had to go on a 3 game road trip! We didn’t play at the Linc for a month!

        All of the Talking Heads are calling out the schedule makers for scheduling the Colts three opponents coming off of their byes, well that’s nothing compared to what the Eagles had to deal with in 2012! We had to play FOUR teams coming off of their byes (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Atlanta, & Washington), with three games in a row against teams coming off of their byes (Pittsburgh, Detroit, & Atlanta)!!! Not to mention we had to play SEVEN games against teams that had more rest than us, and BOTH Dallas games in ’12 the Cowboys were coming off more rest than us!

        After these last two years this schedule is amazing! And I have zero complaints!

  • Max Lightfoot

    I am tempted to drive out to see the Phoenix game this year – it’s only 420 miles from my house in New Mexico! Of course, that’s like from Philly to Cleveland for you guys – but out West, 420 miles ain’t nothin’!

  • morganc

    A good schedule for us, all things considered. I especially like how we the back end is heavy, meaning we can get ourselves in good position against easier opponents on the front end. And maybe the division will suck again this year, and that last month we will win out. Either way, I like this sched. Mini-bye after TGiving is nice too.