Best Eagles road trips in 2022, ranked
The Philadelphia Eagles schedule drop is one of the most anticipated. It gives fans a first glimpse of Fall, but it also serves as the green light for diehards to book their road trips. Of course, not every destination is created equal, so we at The Liberty Line are here to sift through the Eagles’ eight road games for you. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
For a refresher, here’s the Eagles’ full 2022 schedule:
Take note of the games in black. They are the subject of today’s ranking. Check out Victor Williams’ first impressions of the whole schedule here.
Arizona Cardinals – Week 5 – 9/19 @ 4:25pm
This is a no-brainer as my number one pick. Sure, the people in Arizona are a little off from all that sun exposure, but they sure as hell know how to have a good time. The state goes ballistic for a golf tournament, so the party for an NFL game surely will be something to behold. Plus, the Eagles will be in a nice rhythm by Week 5, and the Cardinals will still be missing DeAndre Hopkins, so it’s set to be a banger of a matchup from start to finish.
Oh, and not that this affects my rankings, but The Liberty Line crew will be in attendance thanks to Phans of Philly, the premier provider of road trip packages for Eagles fans. There are rumblings a former Eagle will be in the mix, and, as far as I know, the man can slug beers with the best of them.
Hopefully, I’ll be there, but Drew and Vic may fire me into the sun well before the season starts. Only time will tell!
Regardless of my personal safety, you’re not going to want to miss one. Can’t make it to Arizona with us? Well, you’re a loser. But that’s okay! This season, we’ve partnered with Phans of Philly for ALL Eagles road trips.
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Detroit Lions – Week 1 – 9/11 @ 1pm
Honestly, the rest of the schedule is weak, but Detroit is the least-worst destination. People give the city a bad rap, and rightfully so, but I don’t think we in Philly have much room to talk these days. Failed socioeconomic policies aside, a lovely early-Autumn trip to the Motor City to watch the Eagles isn’t as bad as it sounds.
Plus, the buildup to the season opener is loaded with endless optimism. It’s the purest form of joy a football fan can experience, so why not share it on the road with your fellow Eagles fans?
Houston Texans – Week 9 – 11/3 @ 8:15
If you want to watch the Eagles win on the road, this is your trip. On the other hand, if you like football and the spirit of competition, maybe catch this one from the couch. The Texans are horrible, but guaranteed warm-weather and presumptive victory for your favorite team outweigh any issues you may have with the on-field product.
Sure, it’s a Thursday Night Football matchup, so you’ll miss a couple of workdays. But, on the bright side, you’ll miss a couple of days of work. Something to consider.
Indianapolis Colts – Week 11 – 11/20 @ 1pm
This trip might have been higher on some peoples’ lists before the Colts sent Carson Wentz to the NFC East (which is a little odd, more on that later). Indy seems like a great place to take in a football game, and Eagles fans always kick the intensity up a notch.
If the energy in the stadium is anything like it was for the CFP National Championship Game, the trip will be well worth it. It will be fun to see Jordan Davis and the Eagles front seven make Johnathan Taylor look like 2015 DeMarco Murray.
New York Giants – Week 14 – 12/11 @ 1pm
It’ll be a bit chilly, but considering it will likely be a game with playoff implications, the cold won’t bother you much. MetLife is a decently nice stadium too, though certainly not the nicest on this list by any means.
Of course, if I had my way, I’d never have to set foot in North Jersey. Though, if the Eagles can do it once a season, so can we.
Chicago Bears – Week 15 – 12/18 @ 1pm
During this game, you might freeze an appendage off, but the Windy City has enough beer and bratwurst to keep even the most frostbite-prone person warm and rosy all four quarters. The Bears are a bit of an unknown quantity this season, so it will be interesting to see how the game plays out.
The airport in Chicago is god awful, so proceed with caution.
Dallas Cowboys – Week 16 – Christmas Eve @ 4:25pm
Unless the division is on the line, I won’t waste a family holiday in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Spend time with those you love the most, not those damn Cowboys fans.
Despite how grossly unappealing it is, I’d take that over the final entry on this list ten times out of ten.
Washington Commanders – Week 3 – 9/25 @ 1pm
Washington’s stadium is a rathole damp with leaky sewage and the tears of a tortured fanbase. Stay away.
Plus, why the hell would you travel any distance to see Carson Wentz when he’s coming to town later this season? Don’t waste your time or money (unless, of course, you’re going with Phans of Philly. In that case, that’s not a waste at all).
Mandatory Credit: CBS Sports