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The WAY Too Early Eagles 2017 Season Record Prediction

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Corner Pub Sports writer Matt Gregan will be giving you his record predictions for the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles season as the offseason goes along. The first record prediction will come right after the NFL draft. 

The NFL 2017 regular season schedule came out a couple of weeks ago, but there were still many possibilities for teams to change drastically or to improve and fill some weaknesses. However, the first stepping stone towards getting to the 2017 season has officially past, the NFL draft is over and done with for this year and fans can get a much clearer picture of how their team is going to look in 2017. So let’s get to it, my very first record prediction for the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles season.

Week One: Sunday, September 10 @Washington Redskins 1:00 PM on FOX

This should be a very interesting game for the Philadelphia Eagles. The first time that the new look Philly offense will be playing, and it comes against an average NFL defense in the Washington Redskins. Week one will be a huge test for the Eagles to begin the season. Divisional road game against a team that the Birds have struggled against the past couple of years, things could go either way here. In the end, I think that the Philadelphia offense will be able to overpower the Washington secondary and that the Eagles pass rush will be harassing Cousins all day long.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 27, Washington Redskins 20

Record: 1-0

Week Two: Sunday, September 17 @Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 PM on FOX

Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs will give the Birds too big of a test at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs’ ultimate weapon, Tyreek Hill, will be too much for the Philadelphia defense to handle. The Chiefs will win this one in an exciting game filled with lots of offense.

Final Score: Kansas City Chiefs 31, Philadelphia Eagles 27

Record: 1-1

Week Three: Sunday, September 24 vs New York Giants 1:00 PM on FOX

In the Philadelphia Eagles first home game of the season, they will be able to handle the New York Giants. The Eagles have dominated the Giants over the past couple of years, and I expect nothing to change. Rookie defensive end Derek Barnett will have his coming out game against Eli Manning, and the Giants offense will not be able to get much going. In a low scoring game, the Birds will emerge victorious.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 17, New York Giants 10

Record: 2-1

Week Four: Sunday, October 1 @Los Angeles Chargers 4:05 PM on FOX

In this week four matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers, the Eagles will struggle to contain what could be a very good Charger passing game. With Phillip Rivers having the chance to throw to both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, the Eagles weaker secondary will have its hands full. Expect this to be another high scoring game, with the Chargers giving the Birds a run for their money but eventually succumbing to the Philadelphia pass rush and offensive attack.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 28, Los Angeles Chargers 24

Record: 3-1

Week Five: Sunday, October 8 vs Arizona Cardinals 1:00 PM on FOX

The Philadelphia Eagles have struggled in recent years to be able to beat the Cardinals, and this year will be no different. In what could be Carson Palmer’s final year in the NFL, he will be having a great season and leading the Cardinals to many victories in 2017. The Eagles offense has an off game against a tough Arizona defense, and the home crowd is not enough to propel the Birds to the win.

Final Score: Arizona Cardinals 24, Philadelphia Eagles 13

Record: 3-2

Week Six: Thursday, October 12 @Carolina Panthers 8:25 PM on CBS/NFL Network

Coming off of both a lose and a short week, the Eagles will be a very exhausted going into Carolina, making the game an even more difficult one than usual. Cam Newton and first round pick Christian McCaffrey will be eager to go up against one of the NFL’s premier defensive lines. However, the Birds will be able to overcome the difficulties of playing on a short week to get the win in Carolina. The Birds offense will have a bounce back week after only putting up 13 points the week before, and the Carolina offense will not be able to keep up.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 34, Carolina Panthers 24

Record: 4-2

Week Seven: Monday, October 23 vs Washington Redskins 8:30 PM on ESPN

The Eagles were able to pick up the tough victory in week one against the Redskins, who at this point will be in the bottom of the NFC East. The Eagles have struggled against Washington throughout the past few seasons, and this game will mean a lot more to them then it will to the Eagles. Kirk Cousins redeems himself against the Philadelphia defense in what could be the last time he faces them in a Redskin uniform.

Final Score: Washington Redskins 23, Philadelphia Eagles 17

Record: 4-3

Week Eight: Sunday, October 29 vs San Fransisco 49ers 1:00 PM on FOX

The Eagles, coming off of a close loss to the division rival Washington Redskins, will be looking to seek vengeance this week. On come the San Fransisco 49ers, the perfect team to have a bounce back week against. The Eagles steamroll the niners and Carson Wentz has himself a career day, throwing for five touchdowns against a porous San Fransisco defense. Also, the Philly pass rush will have its way and whomever the quarterback is on the opposing side will be getting to know the taste of grass.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 45, San Fransisco 49ers 10

Record: 5-3

Week Nine: Sunday, November 5 vs Denver Broncos 1:00 PM on FOX

This is one of the games that I am looking forward to the most as an Eagles fan. The Broncos destroyed the Eagles in our last meeting, and the Eagles should be looking to exact some revenge. However, a lot has changed since these two teams last met. The Denver Broncos have one of the NFL’s top defenses, and the Philadelphia Eagles have an up-and-coming offense led by second-year quarterback, Carson Wentz. This should be a very interesting game, and a huge test for the Eagles on both sides of the football. In the end, the Eagles will be able to get the victory using a last second field goal by kicker Caleb Sturgis.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 17, Denver Broncos 14

Record: 6-3

Week Ten: BYE WEEK


Week Eleven: Sunday, November 19 @Dallas Cowboys 8:30 PM on NBC

At this point in the season, the true tests appear and the weaker teams begin to fall away from the stronger ones. In this game under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football, two division rivals square off against each other. Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott, two second year quarterbacks, battle it out against each other to see who is the best. The Eagles second round pick, cornerback Sidney Jones, makes his debut and makes a big impact, shutting down the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant. This game goes back and forth, with both teams keeping up with each other score for score. Dak Prescott, the Cowboys quarterback, is the first one to make a mistake, and it comes at a crucial time. Philadelphia’s rookie cornerback Sidney Jones, making his debut, returns an interception for a touchdown as the final seconds tick by.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 35, Dallas Cowboys 28

Record: 7-3

Week Twelve: Sunday, November 26 vs Chicago Bears 1:00 PM on FOX

The Philadelphia Eagles, currently in first place of the division and riding high on a three game winning streak, face a Chicago Bears team that just has no offense whatsoever. Whether the quarterback is Mitch Trubisky or Mike Glennon, the Bears don’t stand a chance in this one. The Eagles run away with an easy victory to move their win streak to four.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 34, Chicago Bears 13

Record: 8-3

Week Thirteen: Sunday, December 3 @Seattle Seahawks 8:30 PM on NBC

The Eagles have been playing lights out football over the past month or so leading up to this game, but they run into the Seattle Seahawks, and playing in Seattle doesn’t help. Russell Wilson is able to use his mobility to escape the Philly pass rush and lead Seattle to victory. Carson Wentz struggles in this one, throwing a couple of interceptions that end up costing the Eagles the victory.

Final Score: Seattle Seahawks 24, Philadelphia Eagles 17

Record: 8-4

Week Fourteen: Sunday, December 10 @Los Angeles Rams 4:25 PM on FOX

The Eagles’ west coast trip got off to a bad start with the loss in Seattle, but a golden opportunity lies in front of the Eagles. The Los Angeles Rams, led by second year quarterback Jared Goff, have an anemic offense and an average defense. The Eagles are able to get some confidence back going into the final stretch, and rookie wide receiver Shelton Gibson has his first big game of the season, going for over a hundred yards and a touchdown.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 31, Los Angeles Rams 17

Record: 9-4

Week Fifteen: Sunday, December 17 @New York Giants 1:00 PM on FOX

After losing to the Eagles in a battle of the defenses earlier in the season, Eli Manning and company are able to get on a roll against a tired Philadelphia defense. On the third and final game of their road trip, the Eagles struggle to get anything going in this game, and it hurts them as they lose what could be a critical game in regards to playoff hopes. Carson Wentz continues to struggle down the stretch, throwing two interceptions as the Eagles fall to the Giants, splitting the season series at one game each.

Final Score: New York Giants 27, Philadelphia Eagles 16

Record: 9-5

Week Sixteen: Monday, December 25 vs Las Vegas Raiders 8:30 on ESPN

A Christmas night game, the atmosphere in Lincoln Financial Field will be rocking, and both teams will be playing for their playoff lives. The Eagles, on a two game losing streak, are able to end it with a clutch game on both sides of the football. Carson Wentz recovers from his recent woes to throw for over three hundred yards and a couple of touchdowns, and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox makes his impact on the game by recording a couple of sacks and a forced fumble. The Eagles are able to win this one, and put the pressure on the rest of the NFC East in week 17.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 27, Las Vegas Raiders 24

Record: 10-5

Week Seventeen: Sunday, December 31 vs Dallas Cowboys 1:00 PM on FOX

I don’t know why the NFL just didn’t already put this game on Sunday Night Football, everyone knows that there is usually a good chance that the NFC East divisional crown comes down to week 17. The Eagles, shocking everyone around the NFL with their solid, consistent play throughout the season, have given the Dallas Cowboys a run for their money. Philadelphia won their first meeting in Dallas earlier in the season, and with the divisional title on the line, the Birds pull off the season sweep of the hated Dallas Cowboys. Carson Wentz solidifies his better season than rival Dak Prescott by throwing for over four hundred yards against the weak Dallas secondary, and the Birds win a crucial game to clinch their playoff birth.

Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 38, Dallas Cowboys 24

Final Record: 11-5

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