The first game of the regular season for both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions is scheduled to take place at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, September 11. The game will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) and will be broadcast on FOX.
After finishing with a record of 9-8 in 2021, the Eagles have been very active throughout this summer in an effort to strengthen their squad.
On offense, they’ve brought in an exceptional No. 1 wide receiver in A.J. Brown and a strong experienced wide receiver in Zach Pascal. On defense, they’ve brought in linebackers Haason Reddick, Kyzir White, and Nakobe Dean.
They’ve also signed wide receiver Zach Pascal. Add to that the newly acquired services of rookie defensive tackle Jordan Davis, as well as those of cornerback James Bradberry, safeties Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Anthony Harris, and you, have a formidable defensive unit.
Digging Into Details Sunday’s Matchup
It is anticipated that Detroit will show significant growth from the 3-13 record they had in the previous season.
They look to have a new superstar on their defensive end in the form of rookie Aidan Hutchinson. They have a solid set of weapons around Jared Goff on the offensive side of the ball.
In 2022, the Lions will be led by head coach Dan Campbell, who is a strong motivator of the sort that can drive this squad in the direction they should be going. Campbell is entering his second season with the Lions.
During the offseason, we provided opening odds for each game that was scheduled to take place during the NFL regular season in 2022.
In the following, we take a look at the opening odds from the offseason and where they now stand coming into game week. After that comes an opening choice for the next week.
Early Pick: Eagles – 4
In spite of the fact that bigger expectations have been placed on both of these teams, there is still a great deal for them to demonstrate. At this point in the season, the only thing we can really rely on is our best judgment.
The Philadelphia Eagles have what seems to be the more skilled group on both sides of the ball, which provides some excellent value for a spread that is otherwise so tight.
Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, and Justin Herbert led this summer’s quarterback drafts. Jalen Hurts replaces Justin Herbert in Week 1 versus Detroit (vs. Las Vegas). Hurts may throw for 225 yards and carry for 45 against the Lions. Three times last season, he was a top-six fantasy quarterback.
Dak Prescott’s forecasts see him throwing for the most yards against the Rams and Eagles. Remember this while hunting for QB assistance.