One factor that helped the Eagles clinch the playoffs and eventually win the Super Bowl in 2017 was their schedule. The Eagles only faced one team that had more than 10 wins that season – the Los Angeles Rams.
In 2018, things didn’t go the same … the Eagles faced three teams that ended the season with more than 10 wins. They ended up winning four games less than they did in 2017.
The schedule plays a big role for any team in the NFL. Typically, teams prefers to face easier opponents at the beginning of the regular season so they can develop a rhythm and possibly a profound win streak, thus they can be prepared and ready to face the better teams. That’s somewhat of how the Eagles 2017 season went.
Anyways, the strength of schedule for the Eagles this season ranks as the seventh easiest in the league, according to CBS Sports. The teams they play combined record was 121-133-2 this past season. That averages out to be .477.
However, all we know right now are the opponents the Eagles play, which can be found here. Reiteratively, the dates and balance of the schedule plays an immense role on any teams’ performance. Nonetheless, the Eagles shouldn’t have a nearly as stressful time trying to win, as they did last season.Follow @EaglesFeast