The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2022 NFL season is fast approaching. Fans already know the team’s schedule and opponents. There are plenty of exciting matchups ahead, but a few stand out above the rest. Here are the five most exciting games of the Eagles’ 2022 schedule.
Week One: September 11 At Detroit Lions
The season opener is always an exciting time for NFL fans. This will be the first time Eagles fans can see the new-look Eagles in regular-season action. The Eagles made some big changes this offseason while retaining multiple key starters.
The Eagles traded with the Titans for wide receiver A.J. Brown to give Jalen Hurts another offensive weapon. Philadelphia also added LB Kyzir White, LB Haason Reddick, and CB James Bradberry in free agency to bolster their defense.
The draft additions such as NaKobe Dean and Jordan Davis might get some playing time as well. This game will give fans the first opportunity to judge if the offseason moves work on the field.
Week Four: October 2 Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Eagles will welcome Doug Pederson back to Lincoln Financial Field. Pederson will be remembered as one of the Eagles’ greatest coaches. He only coached a short time in Philadelphia but helped coach the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl Championship.
It will be interesting to see how the team honors him, but Philadelphia fans are expected to give him a warm welcome back. Once the game starts, it will be all business. The Eagles will look to defeat a rebuilding Jaguars team at home.
Week Six: October 16 (SNF) Vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Eagles will look to end their struggles against the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Dallas swept Philadelphia last season and the games were not even close. The Eagles are just 2-7 against the Cowboys in the last nine games in the rivalry.
Hopefully things change in 2022. The Eagles spent the entire offseason upgrading and improving their team. Dallas ended up losing more players than they gained. The Cowboys lost starters on the offensive line, a couple receivers, and a defensive end all to free agency and trades. This game should renew the bitter rivalry and see if the Eagles truly gained ground on Dallas.
Week Ten: November 14 (MNF) Vs. Washington Commanders
The Eagles also get a chance to welcome back their former quarterback, Carson Wentz. Philadelphia drafted Wentz in the second round of the 2016 draft in hopes that he would be the next franchise quarterback.
Wentz led the Eagles to an 11-2 start to the 2017 season before tearing his ACL. He was never the same after the injury and was benched in 2020 in favor of Jalen Hurts. The Eagles then traded Wentz to the Colts.
The Eagles’ fans will likely remember Wentz for his declining play and failure to take accountability for his mistakes. He seemed to have given up on Philadelphia before doing the same in Indianapolis. The Eagles get to face Wentz twice a year, so all eyes will be on the fans’ reception of Wentz on Monday Night Football in Philadelphia.
Week 11: November 20 at Indianapolis Colts
The game in Indianapolis will have plenty of storylines going into it. Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was formerly the Colts’ offensive coordinator. Colts coach Frank Reich was the former Eagles offensive coordinator during the Eagles’ Super Bowl year. Each coach will have a lot of familiarity with their old team.
The Eagles’ Super Bowl LII MVP, QB Nick Foles, is now with the Colts. He is expected to be the backup to Matt Ryan, but it will be interesting to see him on the opposite team’s sideline.