The Philadelphia Eagles matched our first four weeks’ prediction as they went 4-0. The Eagles did not blow out the Lions and Jaguars as predicted, but they were the two toughest matchups. The Vikings looked the best out of the four teams and put on the worst show. In these next five weeks, the Eagles play the Cardinals, Cowboys, Steelers, and Texans with their bye week after Dallas. Let’s see how this plays out.
Week Five: Eagles At Cardinals
This is Jalen Hurts’ first time down to the desert since his second career start. Things have changed since then as Hurts has the better team and Kyler Murray has been doing it all himself. This was a highlighted quarterback duel before the season for this team. Since the Hurts era started, the Eagles have yet to beat a team with a better quarterback than Hurts. Whether you believe Hurts is better than Murray or not is another debate, but the Eagles get a crazy win down in Arizona.
The Eagles win 31-27 in a classic between the two NFC squads. Jalen Hurts has a bounce back game after his mediocre game in the rain last week. Kyler Murray will be a test for this defense, but without Deandre Hopkins, this secondary is geared to stop this group of wide receivers.
The key matchup here will be Quez Watkins against the elite Budda Baker. If Watkins can get Baker out of the picture with his field stretching ability, A.J. Brown, Devonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert can have a day.
Week Six: Cowboys Vs Eagles
Cowboy week is always one for the books. Dak Prescott could be back for this NFC East showdown and the Eagles could be 5-0 walking into this game. The Cowboys defense has looked good with Micah Parsons and Demarcus Lawrence of the edge. Trevon Diggs is having an even better season than his AP All-Pro season last year, and they have been undefeated with Cooper Rush at quarterback. This is the biggest test for the Eagles to date and they win a close one in overtime.
The final score is 24-21 with Jake Elliot kicking the game-winning field goal on the first possession of overtime and the defense follows up with a huge stop. Miles Sanders will get to be more involved in this Dallas game than he was last year where he infamously received two carries.
The key matchup for this game is the star tackles Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson against the Cowboys’ edge rushers. The Pro Bowl-caliber duos will determine if the Eagles can get some of their elite offense going.
Week 7: Bye
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Week 8: Steelers Vs Eagles
Whether T.J. Watt is back for Pittsburgh or not is a non-factor here. The Eagles outclass the Steelers on every side of the ball and Hurts doesn’t lose to quarterbacks worse than him. Tag that along with the Eagles pass rush against one of the worst offensive lines in football and it is a recipe for victory.
Expect a big game from Brown and Smith. These two will find consistent opening in this defense and Hurts will have all day to throw. Philadelphia gets the win 38-3, that score sounds familiar because that was the score of Carson Wentz’s first game against Pittsburgh.
The key matchup for this game will be Johnson against Watt. If Watt is available, that is the only chance of the Steelers winning, if any.
Week 9: Eagles At Texans
While Philadelphia is undefeated in this scenario, the Texans may not have a win by this point. Eagles outclass this team and they will not overlook the hungry team. Hurts and company handle business in Houston with a 42-10 routing of the Texans.
No key matchup here as the Eagles should handle this team across the board.
Saying this team wins every game is redundant, but their first loss is hardly in sight with how they have played. Hurts is arguably the MVP frontrunner, and the defense keeps racking of NFC Player of the Week awards. This team is a juggernaut and should be favored in these next four games.
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