July 22, 2024


Funky Sport

Can the Philadelphia Eagles run the table?

Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts
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The Eagles are the only remaining undefeated group in the NFL. With 10 weeks left, while, it appears extremely hard that the Eagles could stay undefeated by way of the relaxation of the yr. Then you look at their impending plan.

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I imply, just glimpse at this. Even even worse (for Cowboys and Giants supporters that is), just about all of Philly’s hardest video games will be in Philadelphia. The Titans, Packers, Saints, and the closing Giants activity will all be at Lincoln Economical Discipline. I’m not indicating the Cowboys and Giants aren’t challenging, but the Titans arguably match up best versus the Eagles of any individual on this listing, the Saints have proven improvement as of late, and the Packers, as poor as they’ve looked, nevertheless have Aaron Rodgers. On top of that, the Eagles only have to enjoy one particular of these groups coming off a bye: the Chicago Bears. As surprisingly reliable the Bears have been this year, they are not going to defeat the Eagles nevertheless. Sure, they extra Chase Claypool, but the Eagles’ most significant power is their secondary. They also lost their greatest defensive participant in Roquan Smith, so…yeah.

“Any specified Sunday” is the stating, ideal? So, could the Eagles eliminate a single of these game titles? Totally. I’m not indicating they will definitely go undefeated in the regular season. Alternatively, I’m stunned that the Eagles may well have the chance to do so.

Let’s seem at each and every matchup separately:

Houston Texans – I really don’t feel I need to have to delve into this at all. Philly outclasses the Texans in every single way. Ought to be an effortless win.

Washington Commanders – Inconsistent quarterback perform from Washington will be their downfall. The Commanders are close to the best of the league in force amount (4th place, at 26 p.c). Having said that, the Eagles’ offensive line has played out of their minds in latest months. The Commanders are also a quite mediocre run defense, and the last time these two groups performed in Washington, Philadelphia held them to 8 factors (only six of which were allowed by the protection), all of which arrived in rubbish time.

Indianapolis Colts – Sam Ehlinger. That’s all that will have to be claimed. Jonathan Taylor is also dealing with a nagging harm if that can help the argument at all.

Eco-friendly Bay – This workforce is greatest when Rodgers appears to be fantastic. The Philadelphia secondary has been devastating this 12 months, and with the inconsistencies operating the ball from Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, Rodgers will possibly have to toss a large amount. Not a great matchup.

Tennessee Titans – Most likely the ideal opportunity for any workforce to conquer the Eagles. A major dose of Derrick Henry will go proper into the teeth of the weakest element of the Eagles’ defense. Defensively, the Titans are also pretty reliable in opposition to the operate enabling only 4.2 yards per carry (seventh in the NFL).

New York Giants – The Giants are finest when they manage the clock. They are third in the NFL in time of possession this year. The Eagles are initial. The absence of explosiveness on offense for the Giants will be their downfall. They should’ve made a transfer at receiver.

Chicago Bears – I presently touched up on this. No Roquan Smith will be a challenge. Chase Claypool does not assist substantially provided the energy of Philly’s secondary. Their finest probability to develop explosive offensive performs will very likely come from oddball usage of their gadget receivers like Claypool and Velus Jones Jr.

Dallas Cowboys – Even with Cooper Hurry, the Cowboys weren’t blown out of the h2o by the Eagles in Week 6. That claimed, most of Dallas’ offense arrived in the next 50 percent just after the Eagles had previously built a snug guide. If they hadn’t taken their foot off the pedal, who appreciates what the closing rating would’ve seemed like.

New Orleans Saints – They just lost Michael Thomas for the season, but must be at entire energy if not. They’ve enhanced drastically on the offensive conclusion in the latest months, coinciding with the resurgence of Alvin Kamara. Even now, I really do not have faith in Andy Dalton to outplay Jalen Hurts.

New York Giants – see higher than

I’m not all set to say the Eagles will absolutely go undefeated, but I can’t help but fantasize about the risk. I really do not assume they are the greatest team in the league and hence, if they meet up with the Charges, Chiefs, or even the 49ers in the playoffs, I would not be shocked if they pull a 2007 Patriots. That claimed, an undefeated common time is not just out of the issue, it’s looking far more and extra attainable by the working day. Regardless of their playoff benefits, this would be the initial 17- report in NFL heritage, and I for one, hope we get to witness it.