The Eagles exceeded expectations last season when they ran the gauntlet to Super Bowl LVII. Although a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs wasn’t exactly the desired outcome, the Philly faithful are feeling as confident as ever regarding their team’s trajectory.
The 2023 NFL season is quickly approaching, resulting in Eagles fans doing their best to predict how the season will unfold. While some predictions are more conservative, others truly believe that the sky is the limit for the Birds.
Here’s a look at five bold Eagles predictions for the 2023 campaign.
Eagles Bold Predictions for 2023 NFL Season
1. Eagles Sweep NFC East
The 2022 season saw the Eagles win the NFC East for the third time since 2017. Although they got the better of their division for the most part, it wasn’t a perfect run as they only went 4-2 against divisional rivals.
What’s frustrating is that those two losses were avoidable. The Eagles were embarrassed at home in a 32-21 Week 10 loss to the Washington Commanders followed by a 40-34 loss to the Cowboys just six weeks later after Dallas scored two field goals in the final two minutes and 19 seconds of the game.
Even though the Eagles lost key players in the offseason (Miles Sanders, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Javon Hargrave, etc.), they did a good job at reinforcing the roster to challenge for another NFC East title.
D’Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny give an immediate boost to the backfield while Greedy Williams and Terrell Edmunds are poised to be key pieces of the secondary. That’s not even to mention how rookies Nolan Smith and Jalen Carter are as NFL-ready as they come.
The Cowboys are the biggest hurdle when it comes to the Eagles sweeping the division, but Dallas isn’t unbeatable. That’s especially true if Dak Prescott’s training camp hiccups don’t go away once the regular season begins.
As long as Philly’s offseason moves look as good on the field as they do on paper, sweeping the division isn’t unfathomable.