Here is another tease, just hours ahead of the full 2022 schedule release tonight at 8 PM! The Eagles will open the 2022 regular season on the road against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, September 11 at 1 PM.
This marks the Eagles' first-ever game against the Lions on Kickoff Weekend. Additionally, the Eagles will begin the season with an away game for a third consecutive year, which is the team's longest such streak since 2011-13.
The Eagles open the season with back-to-back games against NFC North foes. Following the season opener in Detroit, the Eagles host the Minnesota Vikings in their home opener on Monday night, September 19 as part of a special ABC/ESPN doubleheader.
The last time the Eagles played the Lions in Detroit? Just last season. The Eagles got their season on track with a 44-6 win that featured an outstanding day on the ground with 236 rushing yards, a defense that smothered quarterback Jared Goff with six sacks, and added a scoop and fumble return for a touchdown by Big Play Slay in his return to Detroit.
The Lions finished the 2021 season 3-13-1 in Dan Campbell's first season as head coach. Goff returns with promising second-year players Penei Sewell at left tackle and Amon-Ra St. Brown at wide receiver. Big-play receiver D.J. Chark was added in free agency to pair with former top-10 pick tight end T.J. Hockenson and running back D'Andre Swift.
With the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft, the Lions tabbed edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson from the University of Michigan. If Jeff Okudah, the No. 3 overall pick in 2020, can rebound from an Achilles injury, the Lions will have some pieces to form a potentially dangerous opponent in the season opener.
The Eagles' first two opponents of the season have been revealed. At 8 PM, the dates and times for the other opponents will be announced.
Remaining home games: NFC East (Commanders, Cowboys, Giants), Jaguars, Packers, Saints, Steelers, and Titans
Remaining road games: NFC East (Commanders, Cowboys, Giants), Bears, Cardinals, Colts, and Texans