The pick: Robert Griffin III is this year's Adrian Peterson; throws for 280 yards and a couple scores in 31-23 Redskins win.
Week 2 - Sunday, Sept. 15
vs. San Diego, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Kelly's first home game is a rousing success. The Eagles score a touchdown on their opening drive and Kelly whips the crowd into a frenzy by going for two. It's a move reminiscent of when Andy Reid started the 2000 season at Dallas with an onside kick. Renowned comedian Joe Conklin celebrates the win with his best Manti Te'o joke: "Not tonight, honey. I don't exist."
The pick: The Chargers never had a chance. Eagles, 32-10.
Week 3 - Thursday, Sept. 19
vs. Kansas City, 8:25 p.m. (NFL)
It was once said that the definition of bittersweet was watching your mother-in-law drive off a cliff . . . in your new Cadillac. Those are the emotions expected to be running rampant at Lincoln Financial Field as Andy Reid returns as Chiefs coach and Donovan McNabb's number is retired. Despite all of their wonderful accomplishments together, they are equally remembered for what they didn't do. Still, what an era. Game will be televised locally on 6ABC.
The pick: Some see Kansas City as a playoff team. This loss is a killer for those optimists. Eagles, 24-20.
Week 4 - Sunday, Sept. 29
at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (Fox)
The Eagles get a break in that star linebacker Von Miller will be suspended, but star quarterback Peyton Manning will not be. The best chance the Birds might have is if they catch the Broncos looking ahead to a trip to Dallas the following week.
The pick: The rebuilt Eagles secondary will have its hands full. Demaryius Thomas is one of the best young wide receivers in football. Broncos, 37-21.
Week 5 - Sunday, Oct. 6
at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (Fox)
These were the games Kelly had in mind when he took this job: NFC East games.
The pick: It's gonna take a few tries before he gets his first divisional win, however. Giants, 21-9.
Week 6 - Sunday, Oct. 13
at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Kelly averaged five road games a year at Oregon. Counting preseason, this will be his sixth already as the Eagles coach. Oddly, Andy Reid also had to play three consecutive regular-season road games in his first season in 1999. The Eagles went 0-3.
The pick: The Birds return to the stadium where Nick Foles had the greatest win of his NFL career. Eagles, 23-21.
Week 7 - Sunday, Oct. 20
vs. Dallas, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Tony Romo threw an atrocious 19 interceptions last year, including 12 in just three games. Yuck. If the Eagles can get in his grill, they'll have a chance.
The pick: It takes four Eagles to cover Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Cowboys, 38-17.
Week 8 - Sunday, Oct. 27
vs. N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Not sure if the NFC East is the best division in football or just the most wide open. The Giants went 9-7 to finish a game behind the Redskins and a game ahead of the Cowboys in 2012. Giants running back David Wilson is a fantasy sleeper, but he had fumbling problems last year as a rookie.
The pick: DeMeco Ryans forces two Wilson fumbles and Kelly wins his first NFC East game. Eagles, 24-19.
Week 9 - Sunday, Nov. 3
at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. (Fox)
Eleven of the last 12 Eagles games in 2013 are slated for 1 p.m. on Sundays. Here's the only exception. This has the Fox broadcast team of Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick written all over it.
The pick: Terrelle Pryor, who beat Chip Kelly in the 2009 Rose Bowl, leads the Raiders to a victory in front of dozens watching on TV. Raiders, 32-31.
Week 10 - Sunday, Nov. 10
at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Not realizing there are rules against tampering, Chip Kelly tries to recruit Aaron Rodgers to come play for the Eagles. Instead, the Packers give him Vince Young's cell number and the NFL puts the Eagles on probation.
The pick: The Eagles have just one win in their five visits to Lambeau since 1994. Packers, 45-11.
Week 11 - Sunday, Nov. 17
vs. Washington, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Whaddaya think, Nick Foles vs. Kirk Cousins?
The pick: Foles plays great and all anybody wants to talk about for 2 weeks is who the starting quarterback should be. Sort of like the first 8 months of the calendar year. Eagles, 26-14.
Week 12 - Bye
The birth certificate says that Chip Kelly turns 50 on Monday, Nov. 25. The first 11 weeks of the season make it feel more like 80.
Week 13 - Sunday, Dec. 1
vs. Arizona, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Dear defense, Larry Fitzgerald wears No. 11. The previous regimes couldn't cover him with a 50-yard quilt.
The pick: Kelly lost seven games in 4 years at Oregon. The projection here is that this is his seventh loss of the year. Cardinals, 33-30.
Week 14 - Sunday, Dec. 8
vs. Detroit, 1 p.m. (Fox)
The Lions were among the NFL's biggest disappointments in 2012. Anything less than a playoff berth (and maybe even a win) could result in a similar overhaul as the Eagles are undertaking.
The pick: The problem for both teams starts on defense. If the Lions' and Eagles' offenses are humming, this could be a 4-hour game. Lions, 41-34.
Week 15 - Sunday, Dec. 15
at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (Fox)
The Metrodome noise should not be a problem since the Eagles practice with that blaring music each day . . . unless Adrian Peterson is running for 250 yards.
The pick: LeSean McCoy overtakes Peterson for the NFL rushing lead, but Birds still fall. Vikings, 34-21.
Week 16 - Sunday, Dec. 22
vs. Chicago, 1 p.m. (Fox)
What a murderous closing stretch for Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis, who now must figure a way to deal with the Bears' Brandon Marshall. He's a funny guy, this Marshall. He could be Jerry Rice or Chad Ochocinco depending on his mood.
The pick: The Bears are beginning the season with two rookies on the right side of the offensive line. Heaven only knows what that line will look like in mid-December. Bears, 21-19.
Week 17 - Sunday, Dec. 29
at Dallas, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett went from brilliant offensive genius to not even calling his own plays. Chipper beware: This league can be cruel.
The pick: Eagles get the signature win of the season and play havoc with the Cowboys' playoff hopes. Shortly after, Garrett named head coach at Princeton. Eagles, 31-28.