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Philadelphia Eagles' schedule 2020: Prime-time performers, again

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The Eagles' biggest can't-miss game on the 2020 schedule (1:03)

Tim McManus calls the Eagles' late-season matchup against the Cowboys a "make-or-break" game. (1:03)

The Philadelphia Eagles' schedule for 2020 was released Thursday.

The regular season kicks off with the Houston Texans visiting the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 10 (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC). The opening doubleheader for Monday Night Football will feature the Pittsburgh Steelers at the New York Giants (7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN) and the Tennessee Titans at the Denver Broncos (10:20 p.m. ET) on Monday, Sept. 14.

Check out the full week-by-week schedule here. Here's what is in store for the Eagles:

Game-by-game prediction

Eagles reporter Tim McManus is predicting a 10-6 finish:

Sept. 13: at Washington, Loss

Sept. 20: vs. L.A. Rams, Win

Sept. 27: vs. Cincinnati, Win

Oct. 4: at San Francisco, Loss

Oct. 11: at Pittsburgh, Win

Oct. 18: vs. Baltimore, Loss

Oct. 22: vs. N.Y. Giants, Win

Nov. 1: vs. Dallas, Win

Nov. 8: BYE

Nov. 15: at N.Y. Giants, Win

Nov. 22: at Cleveland, Loss

Nov. 30: vs. Seattle, Win

Dec. 6: at Green Bay, Win

Dec. 13: vs. New Orleans, Loss

Dec. 20: at Arizona, Win

Dec. 27: at Dallas, Loss

Jan. 3: vs. Washington, Win

Strength of schedule: 25th, .486

Breakdown

There are a pair of three-game stretches that really stand out and will help shape how the 2020 season goes for Philadelphia. The first is the October gantlet featuring the 49ers, Steelers and Ravens, and the other is a December trip to Green Bay sandwiched by home games against the Seahawks and Saints. This schedule is a mix of serious contenders and some teams on the come-up, and might prove trickier than the initial strength of schedule forecasts.

Prime-time performers

The Eagles are slated to play in four regular-season prime-time games, including on Monday Night Football against the Seahawks in a rematch of last season's wild-card playoff game. This is the 14th straight season Philadelphia has been scheduled to play four or more games under the lights.

It all comes down to Dallas

Boy, that trip in late December to Jerry's World has make-or-break written all over it. Last year's NFC East crown was essentially decided in a Dec. 22 game between these two in Philly with the Eagles winning 17-9. This time, it's in Big D for what promises to be a heavyweight match with serious playoff implications.