Roob’s game-by-game Eagles 2022 predictions

I was on the right track last year. The Eagles opened the season 1-3 4-7 and then finished 5-1 to finish 9-8 and made the playoffs.

As it turns out, they opened the season 1-3 and 5-7 before finishing 4-1 to finish 9-8 and make the playoffs.

If I’m on the right track again this year, there will be plenty of happy Eagles fans in Philadelphia.

Week 1: Sunday 11 September, Eagles in Lions

Stranger things always happen on opening day. Every team is still healthy, every team is still confident, and every team still has Super Bowl dreams. You don’t know the teams who they are yet and you play like them. There are always wild surprises in the first week. Heck, just last year, the Eagles went to Atlanta in the opener as an underdog with 3 and a half points and won by 26 points. I don’t think the Eagles are going to lose this one, but I expect it to be more competitive than last year’s blowout 44-6. The Eagles are 13-4 in their last 17 opening games, and I expect them to turn 14-4 on Sunday afternoon. Win (1-0).

Week Two: Monday, September 19, Vikings at Eagles

This falls under the category of, “I don’t think the Eagles can open the season 4-0, and I don’t think the Lions or the Leaders or the Jaguars are going to defeat them.” The Eagles have been 4-0 only five times in 89 years and only once in the last 30 years (2004). Kirk Cousins ​​has always played well against the Eagles – he’s 6-3 with 21 assists, 6 intelligence and a rating of 104.9, the fifth-highest ever against the Eagles (behind Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning, Milt Bloom and Aaron Rodgers). And I can’t help but think about what happened when the Eagles opened their opening games Monday night – a 17-0 loss to the Bucs in 2003, a 20-12 loss to Washington in 2007. And don’t forget, the Eagles lost in the second week of 2017, so they didn’t Not the end of the world. loss (1-1).

Week Three: Sunday, September 25, Eagles in Leaders

It is very difficult to predict these Washington Games simply because the quarter games are very difficult to predict. It’s not terrible, it’s all over the place. And it’s terrible at the biggest moments. From Week 3 to Week 16 last year, Carson Wentz had the third-highest passer rating in the entire NFL at 99.8 (behind Rodgers and Joe Borough only). He is as capable of defeating good teams as the horrific loss of bad teams. But there’s a reason the Eagles have been 14-7 in Washington since 2001. The place will be packed with Eagles fans and whatever Leaders fans show will be a walk to Morgan Boulevard metro station by halftime. win (2-1).

Week 4: Sunday 2 October, Jaguar at Eagles

The Eagles will play a heartwarming video honoring Doug Pederson and all of his incredible accomplishments as an Eagles coach, earning a well-deserved applause from 67,000 fans at Link, and then the Eagles will crush Pedersen and his superior Jaguars. . win (3-1).

Week 5: Sunday, October 9, Eagles at Cards

That’s tough I don’t think the cards are anything special, and the way they finished last year – 11-6 after the 7-0 start – really makes you question their direction. The cards are 24-24-1 with no playoff wins in three years under Cliff Kingsbury, and Keeler Murray, for all his abilities, has a life losing record without a post-season victory. But the Eagles have lost their last five games at Valley of the Sun, and have not won there since 2001 at Sun Devil Stadium on two passes from Donovan McNab TD to James Thrash. They’re 0-4 at University of Phoenix Stadium, including the 2008 NFC Championship. That sounds like an Arizona win. loss (3-2).

Week 6: Sunday, October 16, Cowboys at Eagles

First huge game of the year. If the Eagles are serious about winning the degree, getting a decent playoff seed and making a legit post-season run, they need to find a way to get past the recently held Cowboys. The Cowboys have been 9-4 in their last 13 games at Link, and although two of those at the end of the year have been meaningless, you never want to lose their home ground advantage against your toughest opponents. This game will really give us a sense of where the eagles are. win (4-2).

Seventh week: Sunday, October 23, Farewell Week

Week 8: Sunday, October 30, Steelers at Eagles

It’s been 22 years since the Eagles have faced the Steelers, and Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been a quarterback. It was 2000, Pittsburgh’s QB was Kordell Stewart, and the Eagles won overtime after scoring three consecutive times without the Steelers getting the ball (McNabb’s Brian Mitchell TD, recovering from a side kick from Tim Hauck, David Akers field goal., Toss coin overtime to win, Akers field goal). Mitch Trubesky isn’t bad, but this is a Steelers team in transition, and after a goodbye, I mark this one in the W column. Win (5-2).

Week 9: Thursday, November 3rd, Eagles in Texas

Texas is 8-25 over the past two years and 4-13 on the road. They don’t come to Link and win a football match. It’s interesting to note that if Davis Mills and Jalen Hurts both start, this game will feature two of the league’s lowest-earning quarterbacks. My money hurts to put 40 in defense that ranked 31st in the league last year (and 30th and 28th in the past two years). Win (6-2).

Week 10: Monday, November 14, Leaders in the Eagles

The Eagles have swept the Washington four of the past five years, and at first I was a bit hesitant to pick another pass simply because Wentz is so unpredictable that he might make a masterpiece in his return to Link. But then I thought… nah. And even if he did, the Eagles are just a better team. Washington has some talent in defense, but this Monday night in November at Link, the Eagles will find a way. Win (7-2).

Eleventh week: Sunday 20 November, Eagles in ponies

Five-game winning streak? Really Rob? Yes, that’s the thing. I think the Eagles will split the next two, I don’t think they’re ready to beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers just yet, and even in a short week on the road in a dome, I love the Eagles in Indy. And you know what else? I think Carson Wentz is better than 37-year-old Matt Ryan, who hasn’t had a successful season since 2017 and has been 25-39 for the past four years — that’s the biggest loss for any NFL quarterback since 2018. You know in The last five times Ryan has faced the Eagles, he’s put in an average of 13? And has he lost more to the Eagles than any active QB player? The Eagles don’t lose to Matt Ryan. Win (8-2).

Week 12: Sunday, November 27, Packers at Eagles

Here’s a scary number: Aaron Rodgers has faced the Eagles six times and averaged 31 points. He’s 5-1 of those six starting with 15 TDs and 3 INTs (two of them in 2010). He’s also been 39-9 for the past three years, twice MVP judgment and since opening day 2018 he has 136 ridiculous TD passes and 15 INT. If the Eagles win this, they can start thinking about the top seed, first-round farewell and the home-court advantage. But I don’t expect that to happen. lose (8-3).

Week 13: Sunday 4th December, Titans at Eagles

Another difficult one. Two of the top teams the Eagles will be facing this year are weeks in a row, but at least they are both at home. The Packers (13-4) and Titans (12-5) were 25-9 combined last year, and they should both be among the best in the league again this year. This is going to be a fun experience, as AJ Brown takes on his former team, and this is a very good Tennessee defense that the Eagles will have to deal with. But the Titans will be out of games against the Packers and Bengals themselves, so they’re going to have a tough time as well. I think Brown is coming in strong in this match, the Eagles winning sixth in the last seven. Win (9-3).

Week 14: Sunday 11 December, Eagles in Giants

There is always that one game. The one you don’t expect is coming. The one who makes you question everything. The one you can’t explain. The Eagles have not played well at MetLife Stadium for the past two years, losing 27-17 in 2020 and 13-7 last year. They’re still 22-6 in their last 28 games against the Giants and 11-4 in their last 15 games in East Rutherford, but I think I’m going with a hunch here. At some point, there will be a slip when you least expect it. An unlikely landing pass. Terrible rotation. Costly wasted processing. And the next thing you know, we’re all trying to figure out what just happened. Loss (9-4).

Week 15: Sunday, December 18, Eagles in Bears

The Bears are going to be one of the worst teams in football. And the eagles always outdo them anyway. Not only did the Eagles win five consecutive points over the Bears — and seven of the last nine at Soldier Field — they raised their tally to 15 or less on the five points. The Eagles won the five, averaging 30-11. Including double doink. From 1933 through 1993, the Eagles won only four out of 30 encounters with bears. So they still have some catching up to do. Win (10-4).

Week 16: Saturday 24 December, Eagles at Cowboys

The Eagles haven’t swept the Cowboys since 2011, and I’ve made them split again. I don’t think the Cowboys are as good as they used to be, and I still think the Eagles win the score, I don’t think they’re ready to beat them twice a season. The last time the Eagles beat the same QB Cowboys twice in one season was 2004 with Vinnie Testaverdi. Dak Prescott has always been very good against the Eagles — 7-1 in his last eight games with 14 TDs, 3 INTs and 71 percent accuracy. That’s a different defense, and maybe they’ll prove me wrong, but I’m setting the Eagles for a fifth straight loss in North Texas. Loss (10-5).

Week 17: Sunday, January 1, Saints in Eagles

I actually think Saints might be half decent, and I’ve always liked James Winston more than most people. How can you not love QB who had 30 touchdown passes, 30 interceptions and 5,000 yards in the same season? The man only winged him at every moment. But coming off two losses in the last three games, on a frozen, wintery, and possibly snowy January afternoon against a dome team playing on the road? I like the chances of the Eagles. Win (11-5).

Week 18: Saturday or Sunday, January 7-8, Giants Eagles

I think the Eagles go into this game and they need a win to close out the NFC East, and you couldn’t ask for a better opponent than the Giants that haven’t won in South Philly since Chip Kelly’s first year as head coach. The Eagles have had eight straight wins at the Link over the Giants, and the last time the Giants won here was in 2013, when Michael Vick got hurt early and Matt Barkley in the fourth round—which we last saw in a prep for the Bills—played most of the game. The last time the Giants won at Philly and the Eagles didn’t get hurt from the start was 2008. The last three times the Eagles have finished a season against the Giants – 2014, 2015 and 2019 – have won. We’ll make it four straight. Win (12-5).

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