TAKING a look at the opponents on the Eagles schedule and wondering where Ronnie Brown is these days.
WEEK 1: at Washington
Sunday, Sept. 10, Fox 29, 1 p.m.
Redskins in 2016: Went 8-7-1, but lost four of their final six.
Key additions: DT Terrell McClain (Cowboys), WR Terrelle Pryor (Browns), LB Zach Brown (Bills), DE Chris Baker (Buccaneers), DE Stacy McGee (Raiders).
Key departures: WR DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers), WR Pierre Garcon (49ers), S D.J. Swearinger (Cardinals), GM Scot McCloughan.
First-round pick: No. 17.
Notable: Washington has 10 draft picks, though seven are in rounds 4-7 . . . Once again used the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins and allowed his top two receivers to hit the bricks in free agency . . . WR Josh Doctson, a 2016 first-round pick, missed all but two games last season because of an Achilles' injury. He, Pryor and Jamison Crowder are top three WRs on the depth chart . . . Washington has won five straight against the Eagles, including both meetings last season. Four of those five wins were by one possession.
WEEK 2: at Kansas City
Sunday, Sept. 17, Fox 29, 1 p.m.
Chiefs in 2016: Went 12-4 and won the rugged AFC West; played sloppy in a two-point home loss to Pittsburgh in the divisional round.
Key additions: DT Bennie Logan (Eagles)
Key departures: DT Dontari Poe (Falcons), RB Jamaal Charles (free agent).
First-round pick: No. 27.
Notable: Retained All-Pro safety Eric Berry with a $78 million contract that includes $40 million guaranteed . . . Will go with Alex Smith at quarterback again. Smith had 15 touchdown passes last year and eight interceptions in the regular season, and one and one in the playoff loss. He's now 1-3 in the postseason for KC . . . The Eagles lost to Andy Reid's Chiefs in a Thursday night game in 2013 at the Linc (corrected). The Birds haven't played in Kansas City since 2005, when they erased an 18-point deficit in a 37-31 win. The Chiefs had never lost at home when leading by that much.
WEEK 3: vs. N.Y. Giants
Sunday, Sept. 24, Fox 29, 1 p.m.
Giants in 2016: Went 11-5 under first-year coach Ben McAdoo and ended a four-year playoff drought. Hammered by Green Bay, 38-13, in the wild-card round.
Key additions: WR Brandon Marshall (Jets), G D.J. Fluker.
Key departures: DT Johnathan Hankins (Colts), RB Rashad Jennings (free agent).
First-round pick: No. 23.
Notable: Should be an interesting huddle for QB Eli Manning, who will now have WRs Odell Beckham and Marshall chirping in his ear . . . Jennings wasn't much at running back, but he was the team leader in rushing attempts and yards. New York was 30th in rushing last season and needs to upgrade that position . . . The Eagles and Giants split last season, with the home team winning each meeting.
WEEK 4: at L.A. Chargers
Sunday, Oct. 1, Fox 29, 4:05 p.m.
Chargers in 2016: Went 5-11 in its 56th and final season in San Diego.
Key additions: Head coach Anthony Lynn (Bills), LT Russell Okung (Broncos),
Key departures: RB Danny Woodhead (Ravens), G D.J. Fluker (Giants).
First-round pick: No. 7.
Notable: Lynn, the new coach, made his bones as a running backs coach. The Chargers have a good one in Melvin Gordon, who rebounded from an awful rookie year to run for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games last season . . . The Chargers were charter members of the AFL and played the 1960 season in Los Angeles before moving and playing in San Diego from 1961-2016 . . . This game will be at the StubHub Center, the home stadium of the MLS franchise Los Angeles Galaxy. Capacity is about 30,000 . . . Another indignity for the fans in San Diego is that LaDainian Tomlinson, the greatest running back in Chargers history, is being inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer.
WEEK 5: vs. Arizona
Sunday, Oct. 8, Fox 29, 1 p.m.
Cardinals in 2016: Were thought to be Super Bowl contenders, but went 7-8-1.
Key additions: S Antoine Bethea (49ers).
Key departures: DT Calais Campbell (Jaguars), S D.J. Swearinger (Redskins).
First-round pick: No. 13.
Notable: Lost five defensive starters in free agency with Campbell (eight sacks last year) being the most notable . . . WR Larry Fitzgerald will be 34 on Aug. 31 and is in the last year of his contract. He has 845 receiving yards in eight games against the Eagles (105.6 avg.), six of those being Cardinals victories . . . Arizona has to start thinking about their next quarterback since Carson Palmer is turning 38 in December.
WEEK 6: at Carolina
Thursday, Oct. 12, CBS3, 8:35 p.m.
Panthers in 2016: Went 6-10 and finished last in the NFC South; were 15-1 and won the NFC Championship in 2015.
Key additions: WR Charles Johnson (Vikings), DE Julius Peppers (Packers), CB Captain Munnerlyn (Vikings).
Key departures: WR Ted Ginn Jr. (Saints), DE Kony Ealy (Patriots)
First-round pick: No. 8.
Notable: Super Bowl hangovers are nothing new and Carolina had a doozy last year . . . QB Cam Newton, playing most of the season with a shoulder injury, threw 14 interceptions and his 52.9 completion percentage was easily a career low. Newton had rotator cuff surgery on March 30 and his status for training camp is uncertain . . . Eagles fans hot for Christian McCaffrey should note that Carolina also is in the market for a running back. They could also use a receiver and a tight end . . . The Eagles are 2-2 all-time at Carolina. Their last visit was a 27-16 loss in 2015.
WEEK 7: vs. Washington
Monday, Oct. 23, ESPN, 8:30 p.m.
Notable: Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will call the plays on offense. Coordinator Sean McVay, who is now the Rams head coach, did it last season. Former QB coach (and former Eagle) Matt Cavanaugh is the new offensive coordinator.
WEEK 8: vs. San Francisco
Sunday, Oct. 29, Fox 29, 1 p.m.
49ers in 2016: 2-14. San Fran was 2-0 against the Rams, 0-14 against the rest of the league.
Key additions: Head coach Kyle Shanahan, WR Pierre Garcon (Redskins), QB Brian Hoyer (Bears).
Key departure: S Antoine Bethea (Cardinals).
First-round pick: No. 2.
Notable: So much for the return of Chip Kelly to Lincoln Financial Field. Kyle Shanahan is the fourth Niners coach in the last four years . . . Hoyer, for now, is the quarterback. He's 16-15 in his career as a starter . . . This will be San Fran's first visit to Lincoln Financial Field since 2011 when the Eagles blew a 23-3 lead in the second half. The lowlight of the day was veteran running back Ronnie Brown attempting to throw a pass as he was being tackled near the goal-line. The 49ers recovered the fumble.
WEEK 9: vs. Denver
Sunday, Nov. 5, CBS3, 1 p.m.
Broncos in 2016: Went 9-7; lost four of five after the Week 11 bye to erase any playoff hopes.
Key additions: G Ron Leary (Cowboys), T Menelik Watson (Raiders).
Key departures: T Russell Okung (Chargers), DeMarcus Ware (retired).
First-round pick: No. 20.
Notable: Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch figure to battle for the quarterback job now that a deal for Tony Romo isn't happening . . . The Broncos defense, which led the way to its 2015 championship, finished fourth overall in yards allowed in 2016. It was, however, 28th against the run . . . Denver has played in Philadelphia only once in the last 21 years. The Eagles won with a late field goal in 2009 as Brian Dawkins, then with the Broncos, played his final game at the Linc.
WEEK 10: BYE
WEEK 11: at Dallas
Sunday, Nov. 19, NBC10, 8:30 p.m.
Cowboys in 2016: Went 13-3 and was the NFC's No. 1 seed when they lost to Green Bay at the buzzer in a divisional round thriller.
Key additions: CB Nolan Carroll (Eagles), DT Stephen Paea (Browns).
Key departures: CB Brandon Carr (Ravens), S Barry Church (Jaguars), CB Morris Claiborne (Jets), G Ron Leary (Broncos), DT Terrell McClain (Redskins), QB Tony Romo (CBS).
First-round pick: No. 28.
Notable: The offense is on solid ground after stellar rookie seasons by QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott, but the defense took a big hit in free agency . . . Elliott, still under NFL investigation from domestic violence accusations, was filmed pulling down women's shirts during a St. Paddy's Day party. Yo, dude . . . Dallas split the two meetings with the Eagles last year with the Birds winning the regular-season finale while the Cowboys rested many of their starters.
WEEK 12: vs. Chicago
Sunday, Nov. 26, Fox 29, 1 p.m.
Bears in 2016: Went 3-13, the franchise's worst season in nearly 50 years.
Key additions: QB Mike Glennon (Buccaneers), CB Prince Amukamara (Jaguars).
Key departures: WR Alshon Jeffery (Eagles), Jay Cutler (free agent).
First-round pick: No. 3.
Notable: Getting Glennon allows the Bears flexibility with that third overall pick. Instead of focusing strictly on getting a franchise quarterback, they could grab a stud defensive lineman. A trade also is possible. Plenty of holes to fill . . . Jordan Howard set the franchise rookie rushing record with 1,313 yards, so running back isn't one of those weaknesses . . . Jeffery played five seasons for the Bears before coming to Philadelphia . . . Is Kevin White, the No. 7 overall pick in 2015, finally healthy enough to contribute? . . . The Eagles won at Chicago last year in Week 2. The Bears are 13-7-1 all-time in Philadelphia.
WEEK 13: at Seattle
Sunday, Dec. 3, NBC10, 8:30 p.m.
Seahawks in 2016: Went 10-5-1, beat Detroit in the wild-card and lost at Atlanta in the divisional round.
Key additions: RB Eddie Lacy (Packers), S Bradley McDougald (Buccaneers), DE Dion Jordan (Dolphins).
Key departures: K Stephen Hauschka (Bills).
First-round pick: No. 26.
Notable: Even though Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is just 28, it feels like the window is closing on the Seahawks - especially if they lose Richard Sherman, who has said he would be open to a trade . . . Safety Earl Thomas rescinded his initial talk of retirement after he broke his leg in Week 13, though Seattle brought in McDougald for depth . . . The Eagles are 0-3 against the Seahawks during the Pete Carroll era with two of those losses in Seattle (2011, 2016).
WEEK 14: at L.A. Rams
Sunday, Dec. 10, Fox 29, 4:25 p.m.
Rams in 2016: Their 4-12 season included a 1-11 finish. At least the weather was better than St. Louis.
Key additions: Head coach Sean McVay, T Andrew Whitworth (Bengals), WR Robert Woods (Bills), LB Connor Barwin (Eagles).
Key departures: S T.J. McDonald (Dolphins), DE William Hayes (Dolphins), WR Kenny Britt (Browns).
First-round pick: None.
Notable: Aaron Donald is the best young defensive tackle in football and in line for a hefty extension this summer. He turns 26 in May . . . Whitworth, 35, will play the critical left tackle position as the line has to do a better job of protecting Jared Goff, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick . . . McVay was the Redskins offensive coordinator the last three years. He's 31 now, but was 30 when he was hired in January and is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history . . . The last time the Eagles played the Rams in Los Angeles was Sept. 23, 1990 when McVay was four years old.
WEEK 15: at N.Y. Giants
Sunday, Dec. 17, Fox 29, 1 p.m.
Notable: Forgot one other notable addition for the Giants. Odell Beckham Instagramed a huge image of a Michael Jackson tattoo on his right leg. Perhaps he was inspired by the one former coach Tom Coughlin has of Nelson Eddy. Just kidding.
WEEK 16: vs. Oakland
Monday, Dec. 25, ESPN, 8:30 p.m.
Raiders in 2016: Went 12-4 and ended a 13-year playoff drought.
Key additions: RB Marshawn Lynch (pending), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings), TE Jared Cook (Packers).
Key departures: RB Latavius Murray (Vikings).
First-round pick: No. 24.
Notable: The Raiders are on the verge of acquiring Lynch, who retired after the 2015 season. Lynch, who turns 31 on Saturday, grew up in Oakland . . . The Raiders really need a couple of good seasons to prevent full-scale anarchy from Oakland fans ahead of the team's move to Las Vegas . . . Quarterback Derek Carr is expected to be fully recovered from the broken leg he sustained in Week 16 which essentially ended Oakland's season . . . This will be Oakland's first visit to the Linc since 2005 when David Akers fought through an injured hamstring to kick a game-winning field goal for the Eagles.
WEEK 17: vs. Dallas
Sunday, Dec. 31, Fox 29, 1 p.m.
Notable: One indirect addition to the decimated defense will be 2016 second-round pick Jaylon Smith, a linebacker out of Notre Dame who missed last season rehabbing a knee injury. Depending on his health, Smith could challenge for a starting job. The Cowboys figure to go d-heavy in the draft.