With the Raiders gone from the schedule, fans lose an opportunity to visit Las Vegas, while opponents like Miami, Tampa Bay, and both Los Angeles teams (Rams, Chargers) are missing from the schedule as well, with cities like Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Phoenix and Houston headlining the non-NFC East road trips.
With the NFL schedule release just one day away, here’s a ranking of road destinations based on the matchup and potential for pre and post-game fun.
Arizona Cardinals, Glendale State Farm Stadium
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Jalen Hurts and Kyler Murray put on a show the first time they met in 2020, and the Eagles’ third-year quarterback is now much improved and he’ll arrive in the desert with two outstanding weapons on the outside.
Philadelphia hasn’t won in Arizona since 2001, but fans will definitely enjoy the weather.
Houston Texans, NRG Stadium Houston
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Philadelphia is undefeated in Houston, and they are 5-0 all-time against the Texans. The weather will be amazing regardless of when the game is scheduled and Eagles fans will get an up-close look at Derek Stingley Jr.
Chicago Bears, Soldier Field
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Philadelphia will face Chicago on the road for the first time since the “Double Doink” playoff win in 2019, and fans will get the chance to see an improved Justin Fields.
Indianpolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium
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Lucas Oil Stadium and the surrounding downtown area is an amazing experience regardless of the weather and Eagles fans will get another shot at facing Matt Ryan in the team’s first visit to Lucas Oil Stadium since 2014.
The Eagles haven’t lost to the Colts since 2006.
Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas
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AT&T Stadium hasn’t been kind to the Eagles lately but fans will definitely pack the building for a crucial must-see matchup with playoff implications.
Philadelphia will enter the road contest on a three-game losing streak against Dallas, with Jalen Hurts currently 0-2 in his two starts against the Cowboys.
New York Giants, MetLife Stadium
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Eagles fans spent all summer at the Jersey shore, so it won’t be that urgent of a trip, but the game holds more weight now that the Giants have a competent coach in Brian Daboll and GM in Joe Schoen.
Philadelphia is 13-3 in their last 16 games against the Giants, splitting the season series last year.
Washington Commanders, FedEx Field
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The Eagles will face Carson Wentz for the first time and it’ll be a short trip down to Prince George’s County.
The Eagles are 8-2 in their last 10 meetings with the Commanders and fans should again invade the stadium.
Detroit LIons, Ford Field
Darius Slay will get his fries from Captain Jay’s Fish & Chicken as 2022 will be the second consecutive season the Eagles head to Detroit.
Philadelphia snapped a three-game losing streak against the Lions last year and the Eagles are 3-2 all-time at Ford Field.