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"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁旴reaking NewsThe Eagles' 2019 draft class is finalized 脳Predicting the Eagles’ final record for the 2019 NFL seasonNew Ronald Darby Jerseys 2019 ,60commentsIt’s time for some useless predictions!EDTShareTweetShareSharePredicting the Eagles’ final record for the 2019 NFL seasonEric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsThe 2019 NFL schedule is officially HERE so it’s time for a very important and scientific exercise: going through the Philadelphia Eagles’ schedule game-by-game in order to come up with a final record prediction. Last year around this time, I had the Eagles “looking at a floor of 10-6 with a ceiling of 12-4.” I was only one game off of their floor as they finished 9-7 in 2018. This means my 2019 prediction will only be off by one game off as well because that’s definitely how this all works.But enough babbling. To the predictions!Eagles 2019 ScheduleWeek 1 - vs. Washington Redskins (Sept. 8, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)I mean, you remember what happened the last time Case Keenum started a game against the Eagles, right? As if you could ever forget 38 to 7. I don’t think the Eagles will be beating up on Washington quite that bad but the good guys will start their season off with a win at home.1-0Week 2 - at Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 15, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night FootballThe Eagles are 3-0 in their last three games against the Falcons, all of which took place at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are 0-2 in their last two games in Atlanta. This could easily be another contest that comes down to the wire. I ultimately like the Eagles’ chances because Jim Schwartz’s defense has done a relatively good job of containing Julio Jones in the past. Matt Ryan isn’t overly threatening, either.2-0Week 3 - vs. Detroit Lions (Sept. 22, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)The last time the Eagles played a Matt Patricia defense, they dropped 41 points on him. The Eagles will crush the Lions. Fun fact: this is the first time the Lions return to Philly since the Snow Bowl in 2013.3-0Week 4 - at Green Bay Packers (Sept. 26, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN) Thursday Night FootballThe Packers could be back to being much more dangerous with Mike McCarthy gone. Not to mention it’s hard to bet against Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field. The 2019 Packers game could be the Eagles’ 2018 Saints game or their 2017 Seahawks game. that once scapegoated him. Eagles drop two in a row.5-3Week 9 - vs. Chicago Bears (Nov. 3, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)The Bears will be hungry for revenge after losing to the Eagles in heartbreaking fashion during the playoffs. The feeling here is they won’t get it here. Chicago is worse off after losing one of the best defensive coordinators in the league in Vic Fangio. Mitchell Trubisky is hardly intimidating.6-3Week 10 - BYE (No. 10) Nice to have a bye before two very tough games.Week 11 - vs. New England Patriots (Nov. 17 Black Chance Warmack Jerseys , 4:25 PM ET, CBS)vs. New England Patriots: The Super Bowl LII rematch figures to be hell of a game. We already know Doug Pederson can out-coach Bill Belichick but can Carson Wentz out-duel Tom Brady? The Pats enter this game with a rest advantage since they have a bye in Week 10. They’ll publicly downplay wanting revenge in this game but you know deep down they really want this one. Unfortunately, I’m picking the Evil Empire to win this game. It’s OK, though, because the Eagles will beat them again in Super Bowl LIV.6-4Week 12 - vs. Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 24, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night FootballRussell Wilson has completed 60.6% of his attempts for 762 yards (7.7 average), six touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 104.9 passer rating in three career games against the Eagles. Maybe he’ll look more mortal playing at the Linc instead of CenturyLink but I’ll believe it when I see it. Eagles lose this game.6-5Week 13 - at Miami Dolphins (Dec. 1, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)Potentially facing Ryan Fitzpatrick makes me nervous after seeing him shred the Eagles’ secondary in Week 2 last year. This Dolphins team isn’t very good, though, and they’re actively tanking for a good pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In the least anticipated matchup on Philly’s schedule, the Eagles cruise to a win.7-5Week 14 - vs. New York Giants (Dec. 9, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night FootballThe stat that perfectly sums up the Eagles’ lasting dominance over the Giants: Donovan McNabb has as many wins (4-0) in the last 22 Philly vs. New York games as Eli Manning (4-18). I don’t know why anyone would take a 38-year-old Chance Warmack Jerseys 2019 , washed up Manning to beat the Eagles. This is going to be the game where, for the time in NFL history, the Eagles will take the lead in their all-time series against the Giants. The record is currently tied at 86-86-2.8-5Week 15 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 15, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)at Washington Redskins - Again, I think Washington can be competitive. They have some solid pieces on their roster and there are much worse coaches than Jay Gruden. But I just can’t pick Keenum to beat the Eagles in front of a midnight green crowd that invades FedEx Field once again.9-5Week 16 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 22, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)For some reason, the Eagles just don’t play well against the Cowboys vs. Dallas Cowboys Ever since 44 to 6 happened in 2008, Dallas is 8-2 in games played at Lincoln Financial Field. In fairness, two of those Cowboys wins were Week 17 games in which the Eagles were resting starters. But one of the Eagles’ only two wins in the last 10 games was alsoa Week 17 contest where Dallas was resting players. I’m going to go against history here and say the Eagles are due for a home win against their biggest NFC East rival. Dak Prescott throws a red zone pick-six late in the game to lead to a division-clinching win. Lito Sheppard redux.10-5Week 17 - at New York Giants (Dec. 29, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)This game could potentially be meaningless for the Eagles if they already have their playoff positioning locked up. If the Eagles need to win this game, they will certainly find a way to beat Manning and Pat Shurmur. One of the least threatening quarterback and head coach combinations in the NFL. If the Eagles rest their starters, well, I think Nate Sudfeld might still be able to beat the G-Men?11-5...Final record: 11-5I think the Eagles are looking at a floor of 9-7 and a ceiling of 12-4. Of course, that range assumes Carson Wentz stays healthy. There’s potential for things to go south quickly if he’s hurt once again unless Nate Sudfeld is the second coming of Nick Foles.As stated ad nauseam Black Timmy Jernigan Jerseys , the feeling here is that Wentz is poised for a bounce back year. We all saw how special he was after having a full offseason to prepare for 2017. Wentz has made a habit out of proving his doubters wrong and he could easily do it once again this year.Aside from Wentz, the Eagles still have one of the best head coaches in the league in Pederson. Schwartz’s defense, at the very least, should be good enough to not be a liability. Howie Roseman has assembled a lot of talent on this roster.There hasn’t been a repeat winner in the NFC East the Eagles did it in 2004. I don’t think the Cowboys are going to break that streak this season. Instead, it’ll be the Eagles who reclaim the throne in advance of making another playoff run. The Super Bowl MVP has lost his magic touch. Nick Foles isn’t playing like himself.Foles threw two interceptions in the first half and Philadelphia‘s starting offense — missing some key players — struggled again while waiting for quarterback Carson Wentz to return and the Eagles were beaten 5-0 on Thursday night by the Cleveland Browns.Foles, who replaced an injured Wentz last season and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title while becoming a cult hero, continued his ugly preseason. He did complete 13 of 17 passes for 127 yards, but he threw the picks and was sacked three times, stripped for a fumble and downed for a safety.His overall statistics were better than a week ago against New England when he hurt his shoulder, but he made two poor decisions and hasn’t led the Eagles’ first-team offense to a point on 14 drives over three games.“There are times where I’m feeling good, but I’m making some mistakes,” Foles said. “It’s as simple as that.”The Eagles (0-3) committed four turnovers, allowed seven sacks and missed a field goal. With just two weeks left to get ready for their opener against Atlanta, the Super Bowl winners have work to do.At this point, Foles, the unlikely hero from last season, will likely start the season as the Eagles wait for Wentz Timmy Jernigan Jerseys 2019 , who recently began working in 11-on-11 drills, to be cleared following knee surgery.Eagles coach Doug Pederson was upset with his team’s offensive performance, not just Foles.“I don’t want to single out one player, so don’t put this all on Nick,” Pederson said. “I’m disappointed in the offense. It’s not what you want obviously in the third preseason week. We still want to evaluate and make sure we got the right guys in the right spots.”Cleveland had a familiar quarterback scare.Starter Tyrod Taylor injured his left hand in the first quarter, and the sight of him heading to the sideline sent a shiver through fans in FirstEnergy Stadium. Rookie Baker Mayfield replaced him for two series before Taylor returned. Cleveland’s starter finished 11 of 16 for 65 yards.Taylor stayed in the locker room after halftime to receiver treatment. He left the stadium before speaking with reporters.Coach Hue Jackson said X-rays were negative but Taylor will undergo more tests Friday.“I was very concerned, but I wouldn’t have put him back in if I didn’t think he was fine,” Jackson said. “We’ll continue to look at it and see where we are going into next week.”Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, played the entire second half and went 8 of 12 for 76 yards and an interception. He was checked for a concussion in the second half.“Not my best game by any means,” Mayfield said. “I’m disappointed in myself. I got in there with the first team and I’ve got to get the ball out quickly. Not my best game at all.”The Browns intend for Taylor to start this season while Mayfield develops, with the only thing that might alter the plan being an injury — something Cleveland knows all too well while cycling through 28 starting QBs since 1999.With Foles behind center, the Eagles’ first-team offense, which was missing wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, running backs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles and left tackle Jason Peters, hasn’t scored a point in three exhibitions.Foles floated a long pass that safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun easily intercepted . Then, with a chance to finally score Black Chris Long Jerseys , Foles forced a throw into a crowd near the goal line and was picked by linebacker Jamie Collins.“I’m just making mistakes,” Foles said. “For me, it’s just getting back into rhythm — and keep playing ball. We had an opportunity to win and made too many mistakes and that’s on me. If I clean that up, we win this game.”DEFENSE OKPhiladelphia’s defense recorded four sacks and Cleveland’s only scoring drive — before a 54-yard field goal — was for minus-1 yard.The Eagles also stopped the Browns on four plays from the 1.“Our defense played outstanding. They were flying around, making plays,” Pederson said. “The goal-line stand was pretty impressive. That’s what your want from your defense.”INJURIESEagles: Starting C Jason Kelce limped off after making a block during the opening series. He did agility and stretching drills under the guidance of the training staff and returned for Philadelphia’s next possession.Browns: First-round pick Denzel Ward will undergo an MRI after suffering a back injury in the first quarter. Ward appeared to get twisted while tackling 250-pound tight end Zach Ertz. Ward, the No. 4 overall pick, was on the field for several minutes before walking off on his own power. … Starting S Damarious Randall did not dress because of a knee injury. He was not on the team’s original “not expected to play” list and Jackson said his knee locked up during pregame warmups. … Rookie WR Antonio Callaway did not dress after missing three practices with a groin injury.NATIONAL ANTHEMEagles starting safety Malcolm Jenkins remained in the tunnel during the national anthem, and defensive end Michael Bennett also was not on the field. Jenkins and Bennett have been among of the league’s most outspoken players during the ongoing controversy over players expressing their political views during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Jenkins previously stood on the sideline with a raised fist to protest social injustice.WENTZ WATCHWentz worked out on the field hours before kickoff with a group of Eagles receivers. He looked good on his drops while rifling slant routes and quick-hitters.TOUCH DOWNBrowns defensive end Myles Garrett was credited with sacking Foles in the end zone for the game’s first two points.Foles lost his footing while backing up, fell to one knee and was touched by Garrett. Foles completed a pass on the play, but the Browns challenged it and were awarded a safety.GONZOBrowns kicker Zane Gonzalez helped his chances to keep his job with a 54-yard field goal. Gonzalez is competing with Ross Martin.UP NEXTEagles: Host the New York Jets on Aug. 30.Browns: Visit the Detroit Lions on Aug. 30.