2009 Eagles Season Preview

Bruce SmithCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 1: Running back LeSean McCoy #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball during minicamp practice at the NovaCare Complex on May 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

  The Eagles 2009 schedule looks promising. The notable games for the season are of course the 6 rivalry games and a few other promising matchups. For example week 2, the Saints are a talent loaded team looking to make a comeback. Week 16 is going to be the most exciting game of the year. It is Brian Dawkins' comeback to Philadelphia since not being resigned by the Eagles and signing with the Broncos. Week 13 looks to be a good game when the Eagles travel to the ATL to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons.

  The biggest matchup will be how well the mostly new offensive line holds up against the pass rush of the Bears. Another matchup to watch out for is how well the defense does after the passing of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson. Also watch for how well first-round pick Jeremy Maclin does against the NFL secondaries. This isn't college anymore and this is a different offensive scheme. My favorite matchup will be the Eagles defense versus the T.O-less Cowboys. Since their biggest weapon has left the Cowboys have no idea what to do about the big-D.

   My prediction for the '09-'10 season is naturally that the Eagles will win the Super Bowl. Realistically though anything is possible after last season.