The Philadelphia Eagles just wrapped up a disappointing 4-12 season in 2012, their worst season under Andy Reid (previous worst was Reid’s first year as Eagles coach in 1999, when the Eagles went 5-11). Because of that, Reid was fired as Eagles head coach after 14 seasons, which had made him the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL (that distinction now belongs to Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who will enter his 14th season as Patriots coach in 2013).
But the season is over and it's now time to put 2012 in the rear-view mirror and start looking ahead to 2013, where the Eagles will have the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (picking after Kansas City, Jacksonville and Oakland).
Because of their disappointing season, the Eagles will get a last-place schedule for 2013. But by no means does that make their 2013 schedule easy.
The Eagles will face four teams (and play five games) against teams that made the 2012 playoffs. The only one of those playoff teams that will visit Philadelphia is NFC East champion Washington.
Their road games against 2012 playoff teams include a visit to Lambeau to face the NFC North champion Packers, a trip to Minnesota to face the Vikings and a trip to the Mile High city to face Peyton Manning and the AFC West champion and No. 1 seed Broncos.
Speaking of Andy Reid, he is set to interview with two teams that are both scheduled to visit Philadelphia next season: the Kansas City Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals (via ESPN). If he lands either of those jobs, it could be quite the homecoming for Reid.
The Eagles' opponents combined for a record of 127-129 (if you count the records for Washington, New York and Dallas twice due to two games apiece).
Full 2013 Schedule (dates and times to be announced in April):
Away: Washington, New York Giants, Dallas, Green Bay, Minnesota, Denver, Oakland, Tampa Bay