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Eagles 2014 Schedule Breakdown

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By Joseph Santoliquito

Philadelphia, PA (CBS) — It was like Christmas in April for Eagles and NFL fans. And it was rather easy as to what everyone was narrowing their eyes on and that’s the Washington Redskins and Eagles’ erstwhile receiver DeSean Jackson.

The NFL released the schedule Wednesday night showing the Eagles hosting Jackson and the Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 1 PM on FOX, and traveling to Washington for a rare Saturday, Dec. 20 game at 4:30 PM, which will be picked up by either CBS or the NFL Network.

After two years in the TV nether world, the Eagles will be a marquee team in 2014, making six national TV appearances (Sept. 15 at Colts; Oct. 12 Giants at Eagles; Nov. 10 Panthers at Eagles; Nov. 27 Eagles at Cowboys; Dec. 14, Cowboys at Eagles; Dec. 20 at Redskins).

The schedule also bears out what will be a brutal five game run to finish the season, closing with Dallas (Nov. 27), Seattle (Dec. 7), Dallas again (Dec. 14), Washington (Dec. 20) and the Giants at home (Dec. 28).

“We are all looking forward to this season and getting the schedule finalized today makes it all the more exciting for all of us and the fans. We have six scheduled nationally televised games this season and of those, two are on Sunday night and two are on Monday night. And for the sixth time in franchise history the Eagles will be playing on Thanksgiving – this time in Dallas. We even finish the season with three NFC East rivals in a row,” said Jeffrey Lurie Chairman/CEO of the Philadelphia Eagles. “I can’t wait.”

On the Eagles’ home 2014 docket, five had records below .500 (Redskins, Giants, Jaguars, Titans and Rams). The eight teams the Eagles will face at Lincoln Financial Field had a .476 winning percentage (61-67).

Of the Eagles’ road opponents, only three had losing records, two within the division (Redskins and Giants) and the 2-14 Houston Texans. The Eagles road opponents had a .480 winning percentage. Take out the Redskins, Giants and Texans, which will be much improved, the other five road opponents (Cowboys, Cardinals, Packers, Colts and 49ers) were a combined 49-30-1, which translates into a .618 winning percentage.

Overall, the 13 teams the Eagles will play in 2014 had a winning percentage of .502 (104-103-1).

Last year’s 10-6 record and NFC East Division title was partially built on six teams that had losing records (Redskins, Giants, Raiders, Lions, Vikings and Buccaneers) and a cumulative .468 winning percentage (97-109-2).

2014 Schedule

Sun. Sept. 7: Jaguars at Eagles, 1 PM CBS

Mon. Sept. 15: Eagles at Colts, 8:30 PM ESPN

Sun. Sept. 21: Redskins at Eagles, 1 PM FOX

Sun. Sept. 28: Eagles at 49ers, 4:25 PM FOX

Sun. Oct. 5: Rams at Eagles, 1 PM FOX

Sun. Oct. 12: Giants at Eagles, 8:30 PM NBC

Sun. Oct. 19: BYE Week

Sun. Oct. 26: Eagles at Cardinals, 4:05 PM FOX

Sun. Nov. 2: Eagles at Texans, 1 PM FOX

Mon. Nov. 10: Panthers at Eagles, 8:30 PM ESPN

Sun. Nov. 16: Eagles at Packers, 1 PM FOX

Sun. Nov. 23: Titans at Eagles, 1 PM CBS

Thurs. Nov. 27: Eagles at Cowboys, 4:30 PM FOX

Sun. Dec. 7: Seahawks at Eagles, 4:25 PM FOX

Sun. Dec. 14: Cowboys at Eagles, 8:30 PM NBC

Sat. Dec. 20: Eagles at Redskins, 4:30 PM CBS/NFL

Sun. Dec. 28: Eagles at Giants, 1 PM FOX

 

This year’s opponents:

NFC East: 18-30

Seattle: 13-3

San Francisco: 12-4

Carolina: 12-4

Indianapolis: 11-5

Arizona: 10-6

Green Bay: 8-7-1

Tennessee: 7-9

St. Louis: 7-9

Jacksonville: 4-12

Houston: 2-14

Overall: 104-103-1, .502 winning percentage

 

2014 Home

Redskins: 3-13

Cowboys: 8-8

NY Giants: 7-9

Seattle: 13-3

Carolina: 12-4

Jacksonville: 4-12

Tennessee: 7-9

St. Louis: 7-9

Overall: 61-67, .476 winning percentage

 

2014 Away

Redskins: 3-13

Cowboys: 8-8

NY Giants: 7-9

Arizona: 10-6

Green Bay: 8-7-1

Houston: 2-14

Indianapolis: 11-5

San Francisco: 12-4

Overall: 61-66-1, .480 winning percentage

 

Last year’s opponents:

NFC East: 18-30

Denver: 13-3

Kansas City: 11-5

Arizona: 10-6

San Diego: 9-7

Green Bay: 8-7-1

Chicago: 8-8

Detroit: 7-9

Minnesota: 5-10-1

Oakland: 4-12

Tampa Bay: 4-12

Overall: 97-109-2, .468 winning percentage

Joseph Santoliquito is a contributing sports blogger for CBS Philly.

 

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