The Eagles could dig themselves into an early hole with four of their first six games away from home. They open on the road against the Giants, return home for the Packers, then travel to Dallas for a Monday nighter; after a bye week they go to Minnesota, entertain Washington and travel to Jacksonville. The payback is a three-game home stand starting on Nov. 23—Steelers, Bengals and Giants—but then Philadelphia closes on the road against the Falcons and the Redskins. The finale could have serious playoff implications.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
NFL rank: 7 (tie)
Opponents' 1996 winning percentage: .516
Games against playoff teams: 7