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A Deeper Look At The 2015 Schedule


The 2015 Eagles schedule with dates and times is typically announced in April, but listed below are the home and away opponents for next season. The Eagles face each of their NFC East division rivals both home and away. The Eagles take on the NFC South division teams and the AFC East division teams. With a second-place schedule, the Eagles will also host the Arizona Cardinals and travel to face the Detroit Lions.


Dallas (12-4, 1st NFC East)

After three straight 8-8 seasons, the Dallas Cowboys broke out and won their first NFC East division title since 2009 behind the best season of quarterback Tony Romo's career and running back DeMarco Murray's league-leading 1,845 yards on the ground.

New York Giants (6-10, 3rd NFC East)

Quarterback Eli Manning played some of his best football in four years, but the Giants were decimated by injuries all season long, putting 19 players on Injured Reserve. However, wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.'s stunning rookie year means the Giants can be dangerous for years to come.

Washington (4-12, 4th NFC East)

Injuries at the quarterback position made 2014 an inconsistent year for Washington, as three different quarterbacks started at least four games. But running back Alfred Morris recorded a third-straight 1,000-yard season, and next year Washington could finally see at least a little progress pending on stability at the quarterback position and who comes in to run the defense.


Arizona (11-5, 2nd NFC West)

The Cardinals saw a promising season melt when quarterback Carson Palmer went down with an ACL injury. Despite lacking big-number playmakers on offense, there was consistency throughout the wide receiver positions and Arizona's superb defense - fifth in points allowed - makes their 2014 success seem replicable.

Buffalo (9-7, 2nd AFC East)

The Bills posted their first non-losing season since 2004, and for the first time in a while it felt like there was growth in Buffalo until head coach Doug Marrone exercised an option in his contract that allowed him to get out of his deal early. Rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins gave the team's offense new life and the defense finished fourth in points allowed per game. Now, Rex Ryan steps in to try and continue to momentum built during Marrone's tenure.

Miami (8-8, 3rd AFC East)

The third year of the Ryan Tannehill era looked markedly better than the first two, with the young gunslinger operating a completion percentage of 66.4 percent and throwing 27 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions. The defense needs improvement, but Miami's offense has begun to come together.

New Orleans (7-9, 2nd NFC South)

The Saints' offense remains one of the most dangerous in the league, but the team's defense allowed 26.5 points per game, fifth worst in the league, and was the culprit of New Orleans' major step back from its trip to the divisional round the year before.

Tampa Bay (2-14, 4th NFC South)

There was little to enjoy in Lovie Smith's first season in charge of the Buccaneers. The offense didn't manage a single 500-yard rusher, neither quarterback completed 60 percent of his respective pass attempts and the defense allowed the eighth-most points in the league. The Buccaneers own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.


Atlanta (6-10, 3rd NFC South)

Atlanta's offense continued to excel through the air, but the Falcons' struggles on defense held them back from being true contenders in the NFC. Allowing the most passing yards and rushing touchdowns in the league isn't a formula for sustainable success, no matter the strength of your division.

Carolina (7-8-1, 1st NFC South)

The Panthers' defense regressed to the mean after an excellent 2013 season early on, but a late-season surge helped propel the team into the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Quarterback Cam Newton's productivity continued to wane, but he has been hindered all season by injuries.

Detroit (11-5, 2nd NFC North)

2014 was a calendar year for Detroit: the Lions hadn't won 11 games since 1991. In 2014, Matthew Stafford finally put the offensive pieces together and piloted Detroit to a postseason appearance, while the defensive line made a name for itself as the league's best run-stopping unit.

New England (12-4, 1st AFC East)

Tom Brady and the Patriots compiled their 12th straight season with at least 10 wins in 2014. The offense was prolific, averaging 29.3 points per game, fourth best in the NFL, and a consistently underrated New England defense kept opponents to 19.6 points per game, eighth best in the league.

New York Jets (4-12, 4th AFC East)

The Jets took a giant step backwards in 2014, recording their worst season since 2007. With second-year quarterback Geno Smith struggling to limit his turnovers, the offense never found any kind of rhythm while former head coach Rex Ryan's defense allowed 31 passing touchdowns, third most in the league. Ryan is now in Buffalo and former Eagles assistant Todd Bowles gets his first chance to be a full-time head coach in the league.

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