Philadephia Eagles 2021 NFL: Schedule, Team News, Predictions
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Philadelphia will begin the 2021 season against Atlanta on the road at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Eagles last played the Falcons on kickoff weekend in 2018, when they opened the NFL's schedule with a home victory coming off their Super Bowl LII-winning campaign in 2017.
• A national audience will once again be treated to an Eagles-Cowboys matchup in Week 3 on Monday Night Football. With the exception of a nationally televised 2014 Thanksgiving afternoon contest, the division rivals have squared off in prime time every season dating back to 2007.
• Philadelphia will host the Super Bowl LV Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football in Week 6. The Eagles are one of only two teams with an undefeated record on Thursday Night Football (5-0) since 2016, joining the Seahawks.
• The Eagles' final flight of the season will happen in Week 10 when they travel to Denver. Philadelphia will then play four of its last seven games of the season at Lincoln Financial Field. Following their Week 14 bye, the Eagles will close the season with four consecutive games against NFC East opponents, three of which are in front of a home crowd.
2021 Philadephia Eagles: Schedule
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Week 1: Thursday, Aug. 12 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (7:30 PM, NBC10, 94WIP)
Week 2: Thursday, Aug. 19 vs. New England Patriots (7:30 PM, NBC10, 94WIP)
Week 3: TBD at New York Jets
Week 1: Sunday, September 12 at Atlanta Falcons (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 2: Sunday, September 19 vs. San Francisco 49ers (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 3: Monday, September 27 at Dallas Cowboys (8:15 PM, ESPN, 94WIP)
Week 4: Sunday, October 3 vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1 PM, CBS, 94WIP)
Week 5: Sunday, October 10 at Carolina Panthers (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 6: Thursday, October 14 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8:20 PM, FOX/NFLN/Amazon, 94WIP)
Week 7: Sunday, October 24 at Las Vegas Raiders (4:05 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 8: Sunday, October 31 at Detroit Lions (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 9: Sunday, November 7 vs. Los Angeles Chargers (4:05 PM, CBS, 94WIP)
Week 10: Sunday, November 14 at Denver Broncos (4:25 PM, CBS, 94WIP)
Week 11: Sunday, November 21 vs. New Orleans Saints (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 12: Sunday, November 28 at New York Giants (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 13: Sunday, December 5 at New York Jets (1 PM, CBS, 94WIP)
Week 14: Bye Week
Week 15: Sat., Dec. 18 or Sun., Dec. 19 vs. Washington Football Team
Week 16: Sunday, December 26 vs. New York Giants (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 17: Sunday, January 2 at Washington Football Team (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
Week 18: Sunday, January 9 vs. Dallas Cowboys (1 PM, FOX, 94WIP)
AFC and NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Saturday, January 15 and Sunday, January 16
AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs: Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23
AFC and NFC Championship Games: Sunday, January 30
Super Bowl LVI: Sunday, February 13 at SoFi Stadium (NBC)
2021 Philadephia Eagles: Predictions
Week 1 (Sunday, Sept. 12), 1 p.m. – at Atlanta
Berman: In a meeting of two first-time coaches, the Eagles have the less-proven quarterback. Jalen Hurts can make a strong debut in his first game with DeVonta Smith since transferring from Alabama. The Falcons will show off a Philly-area connection: Matt Ryan (Penn Charter) to first-round pick Kyle Pitts (Archbishop Wood). They’ll find the end zone in a victory. Loss (0-1)
Wulf: On the day Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley hits the Wilford Brimley/”Cocoon” line, Zach runs around the outside of the Falcons’ stadium nine separate times just to make sure he’s been able to tell every fan wearing a Pitts jersey that the rookie is from Philadelphia. I spend the afternoon tweeting Dean Pees jokes. Jalen Hurts rushes for 137 yards on a porous Falcons defense, and Nick Sirianni starts his head coaching career with a 24-19 win. Win (1-0)
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Week 2 (Sunday, Sept. 19), 1 p.m. – vs. San Francisco
Berman: The 49ers have the more talented roster and should be favored in this game, although they’re on the road in back-to-back games and need to come to Philly for a home opener with a full stadium for the first time since the end of the 2019 season. The crowd will be energized — will the Eagles upset San Francisco for the second consecutive year? Win (1-1)
Wulf: Having traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the Texans, San Francisco clears the deck for Trey Lance to start from Week 1, just like the Eagles did with Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz. But Lance suffers a minor injury in the season opener, opening up the juiciest storyline possible: Nate Sudfeld returning to the LINC in the first game played at the stadium since the notorious tanking that ended the NFL’s 2020 regular season. Set out to prove he’s no joke, Sudfeld expertly runs Kyle Shanahan’s offense and at one point completes 20 consecutive passes to George Kittle. But DeVonta Smith steals Sudfeld’s sunshine in his Philadelphia debut with 185 yards receiving and two touchdowns in a thrilling 29-27 win. Win (2-0)
Week 3 (Monday, Sept. 27), 8:15 p.m. – at Dallas
Berman: Ben DiNucci (or Andy Dalton) won’t be the quarterback for this one. The Eagles see Dak Prescott for the first time since dashing the Cowboys’ postseason hopes in 2019, and the Cowboys prove to have too much firepower against the Eagles’ new-look defense. Loss (1-2)
Wulf: With Philadelphia aflutter with the Eagles’ hot start, ESPN’s ratings soar but drop off around halftime after the Cowboys take a 24-3 lead, punctuated by a Micah Parsons pick-six. The Eagles suffer their first indignity under Sirianni, falling 37-17. Loss (2-1)
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Week 4 (Sunday, Oct. 3), 1 p.m. – vs. Kansas City
Berman: This will be Andy Reid’s third time coaching against the Eagles since he was fired after the 2012 season, and he’s facing his third different head coach. The Eagles will see Patrick Mahomes for the first time and will realize they’re fortunate not to be in his conference. Loss (1-3)
Wulf: For the first time in NFL history, two brothers score touchdowns in the same game for opposite teams. Jason Kelce’s comes on a classic fumblerooski from the 4-yard line while Travis’ comes on a Hail Mary at the end of the first half. Mahomes throws for 483 yards in a 31-24 win. Loss (2-2)
Week 5 (Sunday, Oct. 10), 1 p.m. – at Carolina
Berman: Wins will be hard to find for the Eagles early in the season. The Panthers are similarly a team in transition after acquiring Sam Darnold. Can the Eagles steal a road win? Sidenote: These are two teams you’re bound to hear linked to Deshaun Watson. Loss (1-4)
Wulf: In their first visit to Charlotte since the memorable Thursday night win over the Panthers in 2017, T.J. Edwards pulls a Nigel Bradham and wreaks havoc with 19 tackles. No Lyft drivers run over my foot this time, but the Eagles still pull off a road win. (Win 3-2)
Week 6 (Thursday, Oct. 14), 8:20 p.m. – Tampa Bay
Berman: The Eagles host the defending Super Bowl champions on a short week. Tom Brady will try to avenge Super Bowl 52. My guess is he’s able to do it, although these quick turnarounds can lead to surprising results. Loss (1-5)
Wulf: Roberto Aguayo, signed by the Eagles to fill in for a banged-up Jake Elliott, hits a 54-yard field goal as time expires to send the game into overtime. Both teams’ offenses stall from there, and the Eagles settle for a tie with the defending champs. Tie (3-2-1)
Week 7 (Sunday, Oct. 24), 4:05 p.m. – at Las Vegas
Berman: The Eagles are on the road for this game, but you should bet good money that the flights from Philly to Vegas are packed this weekend. You’ll hear Eagles chants in the crowd. You could also see an Eagles victory. Win (2-5)
Wulf: Haggard from a late night at the blackjack table, Zach writes the story of his life, channeling Hunter S. Thompson in manically describing the Eagles’ losing gambles on fourth down throughout the loss to the Raiders. Loss (3-3-1)
Week 8 (Sunday, Oct. 31), 1 p.m. – at Detroit
Berman: Two teams that have loaded up for the 2022 draft square off in a game that could help shape draft position. Think Lions assistant head coach Duce Staley will be motivated for this one? Of course, so will Darius Slay. Look for “Big Play Slay” to live up to his nickname against his former team in an Eagles victory. Win (3-5)
Wulf: Landon Dickerson, now starting at left guard, bites the knee cap of Lions head coach Dan Campbell during pregame warmups in the ultimate alpha display. Hurts, Miles Sanders and Kenny Gainwell combine for 400 yards rushing in a 20-9 win. Seeking revenge, Campbell bites a chunk out of Hurts’ left calf after the game. Win (4-3-1)
Week 9 (Sunday, Nov. 7), 4:05 p.m. – vs. L.A. Chargers
Berman: The Eagles’ first time facing Justin Herbert won’t be a pleasant experience. Nick Sirianni will gush about Chargers receiver Keenan Allen leading up to this game, and it will be clear why. However, DeVonta Smith could be in line for a big afternoon against the Chargers cornerbacks. Loss (3-6)
Wulf: With Hurts sidelined, Joe Flacco makes his Eagles debut. It isn’t pretty. Loss (4-4-1)
Week 10 (Sunday, Nov. 14), 4:25 p.m. – at Denver
Berman: Another AFC West game. When the Eagles last visited Denver, Peyton Manning joked that Thunder the horse would need an IV after the Broncos put up 52 points on the Eagles. This won’t be a high-scoring game, but the Broncos defense is formidable. Will Smith be covered by college teammate Patrick Surtain? This is the last time the Eagles board an airplane all season. Loss (3-7)
Wulf: Did anyone else read the start of Zach’s penultimate sentence above as “Will Smith,” as in the actor? Something to think about for the Eagles fans who circle Denver as their most sought-after road trip of the season. Kendall Hinton outduels Jamie Newman. Loss (4-5-1)
Week 11 (Sunday, Nov. 21), 1 p.m. – vs. New Orleans
Berman: Jalen Hurts won’t surprise Sean Payton and the Saints like he did in his first NFL start last season. There will be more film on Hurts, and the Saints, even without Drew Brees, will be too much for the Eagles. Loss (3-8)
Wulf: Hurts returns from his flesh wound. The Saints’ analytics department informs Payton that Hurts is 0-2 in his career when throwing for over 300 yards, so the Saints decide to intentionally turn the ball over every possession and let Hurts throw whatever long passes he wants to. Payton realizes too late the folly of his plan and asks the referee for a do-over. Win (5-5-1)
Week 12 (Sunday, Nov. 28), 1 p.m. – at New York Giants
Berman: The Eagles’ record might not look impressive at this point, but here’s the good news: The schedule becomes lighter with so many division games. The Giants and the Eagles aren’t separated by much, and I’ll pick them to split the season series, with Giants coach Joe Judge amped up for this one after the Eagles’ Week 17 tank sent Washington to the playoffs last season. Loss (3-9)
Wulf: Smith catches 11 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Kadarius Toney catches one pass for four yards. Win (6-5-1)
Week 13 (Sunday, Dec. 5), 1 p.m. – at New York Jets
Berman: The Eagles are a road team in the same stadium for the second consecutive week. This time, it’s a different result. The defensive line makes Zach Wilson yearn for North Alabama on his schedule in an Eagles victory. Win (4-9)
Wulf: With Wilson having retired to pursue a lucrative opportunity on cable news, James Morgan lights the Eagles up in the Jets’ first-ever regular-season win over the Eagles. (Seriously, look it up.) Loss (6-6-1)
Week 14 (BYE)
Week 15 (Saturday, Dec. 18 or Sunday, Dec. 19), TBD vs. Washington
Berman: An extraordinarily late bye is not ideal for the Eagles unless you want a rested team for Week 15. Ryan Fitzpatrick often carves up the Eagles, but they play better this time around with two weeks to prepare for Washington. Win (5-9)
Wulf: Roger Goodell loves nothing more than to add a 17th game to the schedule and still force two teams to play twice in a three-week span. Win (7-6-1)
Week 16 (Sunday, Dec. 26) 1 p.m. – vs. New York Giants
Berman: A late-season winning streak? Prepare for an offseason narrative of the Eagles rallying in December to carry momentum into 2022. If you remember, it worked for the Eagles going from 2016 to 2017. DeVonta Smith shows the Giants what they missed when the Eagles traded in front of them. Win (6-9)
Wulf: Trailing by a point, the Giants drive down the field as the fourth-quarter clock winds down. A long completion to Kenny Golladay sets the Giants up inside the Eagles’ 10-yard line with five seconds left. Primed to call his final timeout, Joe Judge is distracted by an astute Eagles fan yelling “Stefanski” at the top of his lungs, and the clock runs out for an unlikely Philadelphia win. Win (8-6-1)
Week 17 (Sunday, Jan. 2), 1 p.m. – at Washington
Berman: The same opponent twice in three weeks? Seems ripe for a split. At least the Eagles will play their starting quarterback the whole game this time. Loss (6-10)
Wulf: “Stop the squeal.” Is that a thing? You know, because of the Hogs thing? Anything? Loss (8-7-1)
Week 18 (Sunday, Jan. 9), 1 p.m. – vs. Dallas
Berman: The Cowboys are the favorites to win the NFC East and could have the division locked up by this point. The Eagles will be playing for 2022 momentum. The big question at the end of this game — and perhaps it could be answered well before — will be whether Hurts is the Eagles’ quarterback beyond this season. Win (7-10)
Wulf: The Eagles enter their first 17th regular-season game with a far-fetched but possible path to a wild-card berth, while the Cowboys are playing only for seeding. Hurts completes a 32-yard touchdown pass to Smith in the first half that makes the rookie the Eagles’ first wide receiver with 1,000 yards in a season since 2014. The two teams stall through much of the second and third quarters before a Tony Pollard touchdown run ties the game at 21 in the closing minutes, though Eagles fans cheer as news spreads that the Colts’ first-round pick is officially going to Philadelphia. A tie is all the Cowboys need to move from the No. 4 seed to No. 3, so they play ball control and bleed the clock. The Eagles finish with a winning record but on the outside of the playoffs. No one knows if Hurts has done enough to win the long-term starting quarterback job. Tie (8-7-2)
Philadephia Eagles 2021: How to Watch
Stream Philadelphia NFL Games With fuboTV
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fuboTV is our top choice for watching NFL football games. This live TV streaming service has improved the quality of its service and channel offerings considerably over the last few years. fuboTV does not require a contract nor does it have any installation costs. It is also available on every major streaming device including smart TVs, phones, and tablets. This live streaming service gives subscribers access to most of the TV networks that carry NFL games such as CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC.
The Eagles have all 16 games on these channels. A major win for cord-cutters is that fuboTV now offers ESPN and ABC as part of their channel line-up. The service also the only streaming option to offer the NFL Network (R) and NFL RedZone (R). Also included are other popular channels such as FOX Sports Networks, RSNs, college football networks, FX, USA, NBA TV, and more.
Watch Live Eagles Game With Hulu + Live TV
Hulu With Live TV is the second-best option available. Many may be familiar with Hulu as being an on-demand TV service to watch previously aired TV shows but Hulu now offers Hulu + Live TV. This is one of the best options to watch your favorite NFL team because they offer live TV broadcasts aired on NBC, CBS, FOX, and ESPN (in most markets). The only negative is that if you’re an NFL junkie that is looking for NFL Network and NFL RedZone you will not find it offered by Hulu + Live TV so the only games you won’t be able to watch are those that are exclusively aired out-of-market on NFL Network on Thursday Night Football.
All 16 games are available on this service. Hulu only offers one live streaming TV package which costs $64.99/month. One major positive to this service is that is only one of two streaming services that offer FOX Sports Regional Networks.
Watch Live Eagles Game With Sling TV
Sling TV by itself is far from the best option due to the absence of CBS but if paired with an OTA antenna or CBS All Access you can watch every single game. Sling TV does not require a contract nor does it have any installation costs. This live TV streaming service offers FOX, ABC (R), NBC, and ESPN (R).
It was previously reported that Sling TV was not carrying NFL Network and NFL RedZone channels this season; however, Sling TV has come to an agreement and will be offering these channels for the entire 2020 NFL season. You can get NFL Network and NFL RedZone with the Sling Blue package.
The Eagles have 13 regular-season games on these channels. Notably missing is CBS; however, you can use Sling TV in conjunction with an OTA antenna. (New users can get a free OTA antenna through our link if they prepay 2 months)
Stream Live Philadelphia Games With AT&T TV NOW
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AT&T TV NOW is another option available for streaming NFL games. It was formerly known as DIRECTV NOW. This service offers CBS, NBC, FOX, and ESPN which means you will be able to stream every in-market game. These channels are available on the Plus package which is available for $55/month. The Plus package has 45+ channels including BET, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, Fox Sports, TBC, TNT, and many more. Like the other streaming options, there are no installation costs or hidden fees.
NFL RedZone or NFL Network is not available on AT&T TV NOW which may be very disappointing for some NFL fans. However, if you sign up for the Max package you will get access to Fox Regional Sports Networks, as well as, HBO Max and Cinemax. Check to see if there are any special offerings to AT&T Unlimited customers. Also included is 500 hours of cloud-based DVR storage and 3 simultaneous streams.
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