We already knew who the Eagles’ opponents were going to be in 2022, but last Thursday the NFL released the schedule and now everything is set.  The Eagles will play a total of five prime-time games in 2022 and there are a lot of intriguing matchups and storylines on the schedule. Here are three games on the 2022 schedule that bring a lot of excitement and anticipation.

Week 2 vs. Minnesota Vikings at home on Monday Night Football

The home opener for every team is one of the most exciting games of the season, now add in that it is a prime-time game on Monday night, and there is a new level of excitement. The Linc will be rocking and everyone will be excited to finally see the new additions play at home.  Coming off a huge off-season and a playoff appearance last season, the expectations are high heading into 2022.  The game itself will be very winnable for the Birds.  The Vikings are a solid team, but the Eagles are going to do everything in their power to win in front of the home fans for the first time of the season.  Finally getting to see A.J. Brown, Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, and Haason Reddick in the midnight green at the Linc is going to have the place jumping that Monday night.

Week 10 vs Washington Commanders at home on Monday Night Football

Another prime-time game takes the number two spot, but for a whole different reason. The moment Eagles fans have been waiting for is the return of Carson Wentz.  The Eagles will get their first crack at Carson and the Commanders down in Landover in week three, but Wentz will make his much-anticipated return in week ten. The quarterback Eagles fans thought would be the guy for years will finally make his return to Philadelphia, but with the division rival Washington Commanders instead. Division games always bring out an extra level of juice, but both teams are going to come out fired up for this one.  Wentz and Hurts will both be looking to prove a point, and of course, it is a prime-time game with the world watching.

Week 16 vs Dallas Cowboys in Dallas on Christmas Eve

After getting embarrassed not once but twice last season to the Cowboys, there should be no needed added motivation this season for the Eagles.  Dallas week is always a big week in Philadelphia, but it is even bigger when there are playoff implications on the line.  Everyone expects the NFC East to come down to the Eagles and Cowboys, and the winner of this game could solidify themselves as the NFC East champions. If everything goes as everyone expects, this could be the biggest game of the Eagles’ season. Sirianni and company could deliver Eagles fans a little early Christmas present with a big win in Dallas.

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