Eagles' 2022 opponents: Everything you need to know (2022)

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From projected win totals to the highest-paid players, here's a look at the teams the Eagles will face this season.

What's new in '22

Detroit (Eagles opponent, Week 1): Officially turned the page from the Matt Patricia/Patriots failed experiment by cutting Trey Flowers, the last of the players the Lions signed from New England.

Minnesota (Week 2): Consecutive nine-loss seasons had the Vikings tab Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell as head coach after eight seasons with Mike Zimmer.

Washington (Weeks 3 & 10): "Commanders" replaces WFT and Carson Wentz steps in for Taylor Heinicke at quarterback as fans groan.

Jacksonville (Week 4): Certainly will have an Eagles feel as new coach Doug Pederson and offensive coordinator Press Taylor take over raw QB Trevor Lawrence and the offense.

Arizona (Week 5): Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph plans to use budding star Isaiah Simmons all over the field — everything from edge rusher to safety.

Dallas (Weeks 6 & 16): Injuries and defections have turned the offensive line from strength to question mark. First-round pick Tyler Smith might start at tackle after spending the summer playing guard.

Pittsburgh (Week 8): Intrigue at quarterback for the first time in Mike Tomlin's 16 years as head coach. A couple of early clunkers and Mitch Trubisky will be more unpopular than the new name of the Steelers' home field (Acrisure Stadium ... yuck).

Houston (Week 9): QB Davis Mills provides some fresh air, as does the fleecing of Cleveland for three-first rounders for Deshaun Watson.

Indianapolis (Week 11): Matt Ryan in Indy is new. Matt Ryan playing home games in a dome is not new.

Green Bay (Week 12): It's a different wide receivers room with Davante Adams (Raiders) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Chiefs) gone. Chemistry, not surprisingly, was a problem during camp.

Tennessee (Week 13): The injury factor has to be better this year, but mostly because it can't (in theory) get worse than 2021, when the Titans used an NFL-record 91 players.

N.Y. Giants (Weeks 14 & 18): The offense has more questions than a 5-year-old at a magic show. Oh wait. That's not new.

Chicago (Week 15): No real splash player additions from new general manager Ryan Poles, who came over from the Chiefs. His biggest move was trading Khalil Mack to the Chargers for second- and sixth-round picks.

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New Orleans (Week 17): Ten teams changed coaches from a year ago. The Eagles play seven of them, including the Saints, who said goodbye to Sean Payton after 18 years in favor of defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

Scouting the opponents

Weekly point spreads

at Detroit (Week 1)

Eagles -4, o/u 48.5

vs. Minnesota (Week 2)

Eagles -2.5, o/u 48

at Washington (Week 3)

Eagles -2, o/u 46.5

vs. Jacksonville (Week 4)

Eagles -6.5, o/u 47.5

at Arizona (Week 5)

Cardinals -2.5, o/u 49.5

vs. Dallas (Week 6)

Eagles -1.5, o/u 49.5

vs. Pittsburgh (Week 8)

Eagles -4.5, o/u 43.5

at Houston (Week 9)

Eagles -6.5, o/u 47

vs. Washington (Week 10)

Eagles -4.5, o/u 44.5

at Indianapolis (Week 11)

Colts -3, o/u 47.5

vs. Green Bay (Week 12)

Packers -2.5, o/u 46.5

vs. Tennessee (Week 13)

Eagles -2.5, o/u 45

at N.Y. Giants (Week 14)

Eagles -3, o/u 45

at Chicago (Week 15)

Eagles -3.5, o/u 43.5

at Dallas (Week 16)

Cowboys -3, o/u 49.5

vs. New Orleans (Week 17)

Eagles -3, o/u 43.5

vs. N.Y. Giants (Week 18)

Eagles -4, o/u 42

Lines via SuperBook in New Jersey on Aug. 30.

(Eagles have a bye in Week 7.)

How many wins?

Over/under wins ... and odds

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Eagles 9.5 wins ... over -150, under +130

Green Bay 11 wins ... over -130, under +110

Dallas 10 wins ... over +110, under -130

Indianapolis 10 wins ... over -110, under -110

Minnesota 9 wins ... over -150, under +130

New Orleans 9 wins ... over +100, under -120

Tennessee 9 wins ... over +100, under -120

Arizona 8.5 wins ... over -110, under -110

Pittsburgh 7.5 wins ... over -110, under -110

Washington 7.5 wins ... over -140, under +120

N.Y. Giants 7 wins ... over +120, under -140

Jacksonville 6.5 wins ... Over -120, under +100

Detroit 6.5 wins ... over -140, under +120

Chicago 6 wins ... over +110, under -130

Houston 4.5 wins ... over -130, under +110

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Make the playoffs?

Favored to make the postseason

Eagles: Yes -190, No +170

Green Bay: Yes -420, No +350

Dallas: Yes -190, No +170

Indianapolis: Yes -190, No +170

Minnesota: Yes -120, No +100

Underdogs to make playoffs

New Orleans: Yes +100, No -120

Tennessee: Yes +110, No -130

Arizona: Yes +120, No -140

Washington: Yes +210, No -250

N.Y. Giants: Yes +250, No -300

Detroit: Yes +310, No -370

Pittsburgh: Yes +330, No -400

Jacksonville: Yes +400, No -500

Chicago: Yes +450, No -600

Houston: Yes +1000, No -2000

Lines via SuperBook in New Jersey on Aug. 30.

Opponents' top threats

Players ranked in NFL's top 100

Voting done in August by NFL players.

Eagles: C Jason Kelce (71), CB Darius Slay (77)

Arizona: WR DeAndre Hopkins (37), QB Kyler Murray (57), S Budda Baker (67), RB James Conner (80)

Chicago: DE Robert Quinn (48), LB Roquan Smith (84), RB David Montgomery (98).

Dallas: LB Micah Parsons (16), CB Trevon Diggs (23), QB Dak Prescott (44), G Zack Martin (68), T Tyron Smith (92), WR CeeDee Lamb (95)

Detroit: None

Green Bay: QB Aaron Rodgers (3), LB De'Vondre Campbell (49)

Houston: None

Indianapolis: RB Jonathan Taylor (5), LB Shaquille Leonard (18), G Quenton Nelson (28), DT DeForest Buckner (66), CB Kenny Moore II (82)

Jacksonville: None

Minnesota: WR Justin Jefferson (17), RB Dalvin Cook (31), QB Kirk Cousins (99)

New Orleans: RB Alvin Kamara (51), DE Cameron Jordan (69), S Tyrann Mathieu (70), LB Demario Davis (74), CB Marshon Lattimore (89)

N.Y. Giants: DE Leonard Williams (97)

Pittsburgh: LB T.J. Watt (6), DE Cameron Heyward (42)

Tennessee: RB Derrick Henry (12), S Kevin Bayard (34), DT Jeffery Simmons (54)

Washington: DT Jonathan Allen (88)

Tasty nuggets

At Detroit (Week 1): Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown closed his rookie season last year by averaging 11 targets over the final six games for 51 catches (8.5 per game).

Vs. Minnesota (Week 2): The Vikes brought in Mike Pettine as a direct assistant to first-year head coach Kevin O'Connell. Pettine, who played at Central Bucks West, must love the NFC North. His previous stops were with Chicago and Green Bay.

At Washington (Week 3): Generally no cheering in the press box, but best wishes to running back Brian Robinson.

Vs. Jacksonville (Week 4): Doug Pederson is one of three coaches to lead the Eagles to a championship (Greasy Neale and Buck Shaw were the others). He'll be the first to return here coaching another team.

At Arizona (Week 5): Star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will not play against the Eagles because of a six-week PED suspension.

Vs. Dallas (Week 6): Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs led the league with 11 interceptions last year. He has at least one pick in each of his three career games against the Eagles (four total).

Vs. Pittsburgh (Week 8): Steelers QB Kenny Pickett and WR George Pickens each were atop DraftKings' odds board for offensive rookie of the year at 9-1.

At Houston (Week 9): Former Eagles special-teams ace Kamu Grugier-Hill starts at linebacker for the Texans. He set a franchise record last December with 19 tackles. His salary when the Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2017 was $540,000. He signed a one-year, $4 million deal to return to Houston in March.

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Vs. Washington (Week 10): Barring the unforeseen, this will be Carson Wentz's first start at Lincoln Financial Field since Week 13 in 2020.

At Indianapolis (Week 11): Philly native Matt Ryan is the starting QB, Philly legend Nick Foles is his backup, and South Jersey native Jonathan Taylor is probably the best running back in the league.

Vs. Green Bay (Week 12): Possibly the last start at the Linc for Aaron Rodgers, who last visited in 2016 and turns 39 in December. He's 3-0 here.

Vs. Tennessee (Week 13): You can bet A.J. Brown, who spent his first three seasons with the Titans, has this one circled.

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At N.Y. Giants (Week 14): The Eagles held Saquon Barkley to 13 carries for 40 yards and 15 carries for 32 yards in rushing in their two meetings last season.

At Chicago (Week 15): Bears coach Matt Eberflus, 52, has been an assistant of some sort for 30 years. This is his first job as a head coach. He played for Nick Saban at Toledo in 1990 during Saban's first head coaching job.

At Dallas (Week 16): The Cowboys have won four in a row at home against the Eagles for the first time since the Aikman-Emmitt-Irvin days.

Vs. New Orleans (Week 17): Michael Thomas was terrific in training camp after two wayward seasons. He was the league's offensive player of the year in 2019 (149 catches) and is just 29.

Vs. N.Y. Giants (Week 18): The Eagles will play eight of the bottom nine teams in strength of schedule (based on opponents' winning percentage in 2021). This list includes Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, and their three NFC East rivals. The only team in the bottom nine in strength of schedule not on the Eagles schedule is the Eagles themselves.

Eagles history vs. opponents

At Detroit (Week 1): Eagles lead series, 18-16-2. ... Birds are 3-2 at Ford Field, including a 44-6 win there last year, when they ran for 236 yards.

Vs. Minnesota (Week 2): Vikings lead series, 15-14. ... Minnesota has won the last two since the resounding Eagles victory in the 2017 playoffs at the Linc. ... Justin Jefferson's first game in Philadelphia.

At Washington (Week 3): Commanders lead series, 88-82-6. ... Birds swept Washington last year, including a victory in Week 17 on the road to help clinch a playoff berth.

Vs. Jacksonville (Week 4): Series tied, 3-3. ... The Jags' last visit was in 2014, when Nick Foles turned a 17-0 halftime deficit into a 34-17 Eagles win.

At Arizona (Week 5): Cardinals lead series, 60-56-6. ... The Eagles have lost five in a row in Arizona, a slump that dates back to 2001, when rookie linebacker Nakobe Dean was an infant.

Vs. Dallas (Week 6): Cowboys lead series, 72-54. ... The Eagles are just 8-11 against their nemesis at the Linc.

Vs. Pittsburgh (Week 8): Eagles lead series, 48-29-3. ... The Eagles have won nine in a row at home against the Steelers dating back to 1965. ... Pittsburgh hasn't even scored a touchdown in two visits to Philadelphia this century.

At Houston (Week 9): Eagles lead series, 5-0. ... This will be the third time the Eagles visit Houston since the Texans entered the league in 2002.

Vs. Washington (Week 10): The Eagles are 42-43-3 at home against Washington. This will be their first meeting on a Monday night since 2018.

At Indianapolis (Week 11): Series is tied, 10-10. ... Eagles were 5-5 against the Colts when they were located in Baltimore and are 5-5 against them as the Indianapolis Colts. ... Indy quarterback Matt Ryan was 4-6 against his hometown team in his 14 seasons with Atlanta.

Vs. Green Bay (Week 12): The Eagles are 17-29 against the Packers all-time, including just 2-6 since 2007. The Pack have won the last three here, including a 2010 wild-card game on their way to the only Super Bowl of the Aaron Rodgers era.

Vs. Tennessee (Week 13): The Eagles hold a 7-5 lead against this franchise, including 1-1 at the Linc. Unless he changes teams, this could be Derrick Henry's only career visit to Philadelphia. Watch those stiff arms.

At N.Y. Giants (Week 14): The Eagles are 90-88-2 against Big Blue. New York has beaten them up there the last two years.

At Chicago (Week 15): The Bears started this series with a 10-0-1 run against the Eagles when dudes were wearing leather helmets. The Eagles have won five in a row, including the last visit to Chicago, when they double-doinked their way to a heart-stopping wild-card win.

At Dallas (Week 16): Dallas has won four in a row against the Eagles in Jerry's Playpen.

Vs. New Orleans (Week 17): The Eagles are 19-15 in this series, 8-7 at the Superdome. (8-8 if you count the Super Bowl loss to the Raiders in 1980, but who wants to do that?)

Vs. N.Y. Giants (Week 18): The Eagles have won the last eight against the G-Men in South Philly. Before last year's 34-10 rout, the previous five were razor close.

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Three largest contracts

Eagles

WR A.J. Brown — 4 yr./$100M (expires 2027)

T Lane Johnson — 4 yr./$72M (2026)

T Jordan Mailata — 4 yr./$64M (2026)

Arizona

QB Kyler Murray — 5 yr./$230.5M (2029)

S Budda Baker — 4 yr./$59M (2025)

WR DeAndre Hopkins — 2 yr./$54.5M (2025)

Chicago

DE Robert Quinn — 5 yr./$70M (2025)

S Eddie Jackson — 4 yr./$58.4M (2025)

G Cody Whitehair — 5 yr./$51.2M (2025)

Dallas

QB Dak Prescott — 4 yr./$160M (2025)

T Tyron Smith — 8 yr./$97.6M (2024)

RB Ezekiel Elliott — 6 yr./$90M (2027)

Detroit

QB Jared Goff — 4 yr./$134M (2025)

T Taylor Decker — 4 yr./$60M (2025)

C Frank Ragnow — 4 yr./$54M (2027)

Green Bay

QB Aaron Rodgers — 3 yr./$150.8M (2025)

T David Bakhtiari — 4 yr./$92M (2025)

CB Jaire Alexander — 4 yr./$84M (2027)

Houston

T Laremy Tunsil — 3 yr./$66M (2024)

WR Brandin Cooks — 2 yr./$39.7M (2025)

CB Derek Stingley — 4 yr./$34.6M (2027)

Indianapolis

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QB Matt Ryan — 5 yr./$150M (2024)

LB Shaquille Leonard — 5 yr./$98.5M (2027)

DT DeForest Buckner — 4 yr./$84M (2025)

Jacksonville

WR Christian Kirk — 4 yr./$72M (2026)

T Cam Robinson — 3 yr./$54M (2025)

G Brandon Scherff — 3 yr./$49.5M (2025)

Minnesota

T Brian O'Neill — 5 yr./$92.5M (2027)

LB Danielle Hunter — 5 yr./$72M (2024)

WR Adam Thielen — 4 yr./$64.2M (2025)

New Orleans

CB Marshon Lattimore — 5 yr./$97.6M (2027)

WR Michael Thomas — 5 yr./$96.2 (2025)

G Ryan Ramczyk — 5 yr./$96M (2027)

N.Y. Giants

WR Kenny Golladay — 4 yr./$72M (2025)

DE Leonard Williams — 3 yr./$63M (2024)

WR Sterling Shepard — 4 yr./$41M (2024)

Pittsburgh

LB T.J. Watt — 4 yr./$112M (2026)

S Minkah Fitzpatrick — 5 yr./$73.6M (2027)

DT Cameron Heyward — 4 yr./$65.6M (2025)

Tennessee

QB Ryan Tannehill — 4 yr./$118M (2024)

LB Harold Landry — 5 yr./$87.5M (2027)

LB Bud Dupree — 5 yr./$82.5M (2026)

Washington

QB Carson Wentz — 4 yr./$128M (2025)

DT Jonathan Allen — 4 yr./$72M (2026)

WR Terry McLaurin — 3 yr./$68.3M (2026)

Sources: Forbes.com for franchise values. ... Cincinnati ($3.0 billion) is the lowest-valued NFL franchise. ... Contract numbers via Spotrac.com. ... Not all contracts are fully guaranteed. Some deals begin after this season.

Season player props

Over/unders

Eagles

QB Jalen Hurts pass yards: 3,550.5

WR A.J. Brown rec. yards: 1,025.5

WR DeVonta Smith rec. yards: 875.5

Arizona

QB Kyler Murray pass yards: 4,050.5

RB James Conner rush yards: 825.5

TE Zach Ertz rec. yards: 625.5

Chicago

QB Justin Fields pass yards: 3,350.5

QB Justin Fields rush yards: 525.5

WR Darnell Mooney rec. yards: 950.5

Dallas

QB Dak Prescott pass yards: 4,350.5

RB Ezekiel Elliott rush yards: 825.5

RB Tony Pollard rush yards: 700.5

Detroit

QB Jared Goff pass yards: 3,700.5

RB D'Andre Swift rush yards: 850.5

WR Amon-Ra St. Brown rec. yards: 850.5

Green Bay

QB Aaron Rodgers pass yards: 4,050.5

RB AJ Dillon rush yards: 775.5

WR Allen Lazard rec. yards: 750.5

Houston

QB Davis Mills pass yards: 3,600.5

WR Brandin Cooks rec. yards: 950.5

WR Brandin Cooks receptions: 82.5

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Indianapolis

QB Matt Ryan pass yards: 3,900.5

RB Jonathan Taylor rush yards: 1,450.5

WR Michael Pittman Jr. rec. yards: 1,025.5

Jacksonville

QB Trevor Lawrence pass yards: 4,000.5

RB Travis Etienne rush yards: 705.5

WR: Christian Kirk rec. yards: 825.5

Minnesota

QB Kirk Cousins pass yards: 4,200.5

RB Dalvin Cook rush yards: 1,150.5

WR Justin Jefferson rec. yards: 1,350.5

New Orleans

WR Michael Thomas rec. yards: 800.5

WR Michael Thomas receptions: 70.5

CB Marshon Lattimore interceptions: 2.5

N.Y. Giants

QB Daniel Jones pass yards: 3,550.5

RB Saquon Barkely rush TDs: 7.5

RB Saquon Barkley rush + rec. yards: 1,300.5

Pittsburgh

RB Najee Harris rush yards: 1,150.5

WR Diontae Johnson rec. yards: 1,000.5

LB T.J. Watt sacks: 13.75

Tennessee

QB Ryan Tannehill pass yards: 3,600.5

RB Derrick Henry rush yards: 1,350.5

WR Robert Woods receptions: 64.5

Washington

QB Carson Wentz pass yards: 3,500.5

WR Terry McLaurin rec. yards: 1,000.5

WR Jahan Dotson rec. yards: 611.5

Source: DraftKings, Aug. 31.

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