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While the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to easily beat their Week 1 opponent, the Cleveland Browns, much of the first half of their schedule will be an uphill battle.
How tough are we talking? Six of Philadelphia’s first eight opponents reached the playoffs in 2011. That doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room.
When Mike Vick said that the Eagles need to come out this season and win early, he had to have the difficulty of the first portion of Philadelphia’s schedule in mind.
The Birds home opener will be against the Ravens, who are always a formidable opponent. Philadelphia then faces the Cardinals on the road and the mighty John Skelton (please note the sarcasm), another game Philadelphia should easily win. But then the Eagles enter into the toughest part of their schedule with no room to breath until after their Bye Week , which comes theweek of October 21.
On September 30, the Birds have their first divisional game at the Linc against the Super ...