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Predicting Eagles 2011 Schedule

OK, so the Eagles haven't added a player via free agency or trade, haven't drafted a single player and are miles from completing their final roster for the coming season -- that is, if there is a season. So, I guess, it's kind of pointless to predict how the schedule might unfold.

Predicting Eagles 2011 Schedule

OK, so the Eagles haven't added a player via free agency or trade, haven't drafted a single player and are miles from completing their final roster for the coming season -- that is, if there is a season. So, I guess, it's kind of pointless to predict how the schedule might unfold.

Having no clue has never stopped me before, so here's a fearless forecast for the Eagles 2011 slate. I got them going 9-5. What say you?

Sunday, Sept. 11 at St. Louis
It's Michael Vick vs. Sam Bradford or if the lockout still isn't settled, Week 26 of the players vs. the owners. Which would you rather see? CANCELLED

Sunday, Sept. 18 at Atlanta
Vick returns to face the Falcons -- this time as the starter. That is, unless he gets injured in the opener and Kevin Kolb (if he's still here) wins the job back. CANCELLED

Sunday, Sept. 25 N.Y. Giants
What's the over/under on the amount of times DeSean Jackson's Miracle at the New Meadowlands is re-run in the build up to this NFC East rematch? LOSS

Sunday, Oct. 2 vs. San Francisco
Prediction: Like a year ago, a former Eagles quarterback returns to Philly in Week 4 to face his old team. This time it's Kolb, who was dealt to the 49ers for a 2012 first round pick and a box of Rice-a-Roni. WIN

Sunday, Oct. 9 at Buffalo
As if it hasn't suffered enough, Buffalo will have to contend with the invasion of Eagles Nation and its merry band of followers. WIN

Sunday, Oct. 16 at Washington
The Donovan McNabb era in burgundy is over, but that isn't necessarily a good thing for the Eagles. See: Last season's 59-28 drubbing in D.C. WIN

Sunday, Oct. 30 vs. Dallas
If the lockout lasts this long into the season it will be shocker. The players have rims to buy and Jerry Jones has a plastic surgeon to pay. LOSS

Monday, Nov. 7 vs. Chicago
A year ago, Andy Reid called out Jackson following the loss to the Bears. If Jackson hasn't gotten a contract extension at this point -- assuming he hasn't held out -- the mercurial receiver may need another berating. WIN

Sunday, Nov. 13 vs. Arizona
Prediction: Kolb -- traded to the Cardinals for two 2121 first rounders -- returns a hero. He has Arizona first in the NFC West as Eagles fans fret over the gimpy Vick. WIN

Sunday, Nov. 20 at N.Y. Giants
Despite a rough slate of games to come, the Eagles prepare for the Giants by re-watching Tom Coughlin's reaction to Matt Dodge's punt for ages repeatedly instead of game tape. WIN

Sunday, Nov. 27 vs. New England
The Gold Standard plays in Philly for the first time since 2003. The Hair (Tom Brady) and Hoodie (Bill Belichick) harass Reid and the Eagles again. LOSS

Thursday, Dec. 1 at Seattle
Prediction: It's Mike Kafka vs. Kolb, who was dealt to the Seahawks for each of their first rounders for the next millennium. LOSS

Sunday, Dec. 11 at Miami
Rather than practice at the NovaCare Complex in the week prior to the Dolphins game, South Florida native Asante Samuel gets permission to work out at South Beach instead. WIN

Sunday, Dec. 18 vs. N.Y. Jets
No, it's not Santa Claus. It's Rex Ryan and his fetish for football in late December. LOSS

Saturday, Dec. 24 at Dallas
Last season's season finale against the Cowboys was meaningless. If Tony Romo is back in form the second meeting between the two teams could influence the division race. WIN

Sunday, Jan. 1 vs. Washington
With a playoff spot on the line, Jeff Garcia -- in for the injured Vick -- rallies the Eagles past the Redskins and .... Kolb. WIN

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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