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[Game Preview] Playoff Edition Wildcard Round - Seattle Seahawks (11-5) @ Philadelphia Eagles(9-7)

Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) vs Seattle Seahawks(11-5)
For the third season in a row the Eagles are limping into the playoffs with a multitude of injuries at key positions. But for the first time in those 3 seasons, starting QB Carson Wentz is at the helm and playing at his best. Wentz has won 4 straight must win games against division rivals and leading the Eagles offense complied mostly of backups and practice squad players to over 400 yards of total offense in each game. He will need to extend that winning streak to 5 games this week week against the Seattle Seahawks, the same Seahawks Wentz had his worst game of the season against where he turned the ball over 4 times. Wentz will need to stay hot and play much better than he did in the week 12 loss to the Seahawks. Like that game Wentz will be without his top targets at WR, and starting RG Brandon Brooks and RT Lane Johnson. Unlike last time, Wentz seems to have found a way to win without those key players. Key players have stepped up including Greg Ward and Boston Scott in those wins and they will need to again in their first playoff action of their careers. On the other side of the ball the Eagles will need to do something they have struggled with for years, stop Russel Wilson who is currently undefeated against the Eagles. Wilson has had an outstanding season and should be in conversation for MVP if not for Lamar Jackson’s amazing season. The Eagles defense will need to hold him in check if they hope to win, especially since the Seahawks will be without their top running backs. If the Eagles defense can hold, and Wentz can keep up his hotsteak, we may just see another week of postseason football in the Doug Pederson era with a hot team which can always be dangerous. Go Eagles!
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Date
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
4:40 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
3:40 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
2:40 PM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
1:40 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 43°F
Feels Like: 37°F
Forecast: Clear. Clear throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 0 %
Cloud Coverage: 11%
Wind: WNW 11 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Seattle -1.5
OveUnder: 45.5
Record VS. Spread: Eagles 7-9, Seahawks7-8-1
Where to Watch on TV
NBC will broadcast Sunday’s game to a national audience. Al Michaels will handle play-by-play duties and Chris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (42nd season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Seahawks Radio
Seahawks Radio Network Steve Raible returns for his 37th season in the radio booth, his 15th as the play-by-play announcer and “Voice of the Seahawks” after 22 seasons as the Seahawks analyst. Hall of Fame quarterback, Warren Moon, returns to the Seahawks radio team for his 15th season as an analyst.
National Radio
Westwood One will broadcast the game to a national audience with Kevin Harlan on play-by-play and Brian Griese providing analysis and Ross Tucker reporting from the sidelines.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Seahawks Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83 (Internet 825) SIRI 82 (Internet 828)
XM Radio XM 225 (Internet 825) XM 226(Internet 828)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 225 (Internet 825) SXM 226 (Internet 828)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 9-7 .563 5-3 4-4 5-1 7-5 385 354 +31 4W
Cowboys 8-8 .500 5-3 3-5 5-1 7-5 434 321 +113 1W
Giants 4-12 .250 2-6 2-6 2-4 3-9 341 451 -110 1L
Redskins 3-13 .188 1-7 2-6 0-6 2-10 266 435 -169 4L
NFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 49ers West 13-3
2 Packers West 13-3
3 Saints South 13-3
4 Eagles East 9-7
5 Seahawks West 11-5
6 Vikings North 10-6
This Weekends NFC Games
Game Time Location
Vikings @ Saints 1/5/2020 1:05PM EST Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA
Seahawks @ Eagles 1/5/2020 4:40PM EST Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
AFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Ravens North 14-2
2 Chiefs West 12-4
3 Patriots East 12-4
4 Texans South 10-6
5 Bills East 10-6
6 Titans South 9-7
This Weekends AFC Games
Game Time Location
Bills @ Texans 1/4/2020 4:35PM EST NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Titans @ Patriots 1/4/2020 8:15PM EST Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Series Information
The Seattle Seahawks lead the Philadelphia Eagles (10-7)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
December 12th, 1976 at Veteran's Stadium Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 27 - Seattle Seahawks 10
Points Leader
Seattle Seahawks lead the Philadelphia Eagles (350-319)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0- against the Seahawks
Pete Carroll: 5-1 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Pete Carroll: Carroll leads 3-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Seahawks: 0-3
Russell Wilson: Against Eagles: 4-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Russell Wilson: Wilson leads 3-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Seahawks lead the Eagles: 4-0
Record @ CenturyLink Field: Seahawks lead 3-2
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 11 - Seahawks No. 7
Record
Eagles: 9-7
Seahawks: 11-5
Last Meeting
Sunday, Nov 24th, 2019
Seahawks 17 – Eagles 9
In a sloppy rainy game with high winds both QBs struggled, but the Wilson made plays when it counted and got help from running back Rashaad Penny who had a career day running for 129 yards including a 58 yard TD run. The Eagles defense was again fooled by a trick play on a flea flicker which saw Wilson hit Malik Turner for a 33 yard TD. The Eagles offense was terrible struggling to get anything going all day and missing key players including Jeffrey, Jackson, Agholor, Howard, Johnson and Brooks didn’t help. It was the worst game of the season for Wentz who turned the ball over 4 times in the Eagles loss. Russel Wilson continued his dominance over the Eagles and remained undefeated against them in his 8 year career.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
11/24/19 Seahawks Eagles 17-9
12/3/17 Seahawks Eagles 24-10
11/20/16 Seahawks Eagles 26-15
12/07/14 Seahawks Eagles 24-14
12/01/11 Seahawks Eagles 31-14
11/02/08 Eagles Seahawks 26-7
12/02/07 Seahawks Eagles 28-24
12/05/05 Seahawks Eagles 42-0
12/08/02 Eagles Seahawks 27-20
09/23/01 Eagles Seahawks 27-3
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Seahawks Seahawks
2019 “Expert” Picks
Week 12 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Seahawks Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 388 607 63.9% 4037 27 7 93.1
Wilson 341 516 66.1% 4110 31 5 106.3
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 179 818 51.1 4.6 3
Carson(IR) 278 1230 82.0 4.4 7
Lynch 12 34 34.0 2.8 1
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 88 916 61.1 10.4 6
Lockett 82 1057 66.1 12.9 8
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 8.5 43
Green 4.0 28
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 80 62 18 2.5
Wagner 159 86 73 3.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Gerry/Jones/Darby/McLeod 2 11
Wright/Flowers/Diggs 3 16
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 71 3292 61 46.4 42.3 28 4 0
Dickson 74 3341 63 44.1 40.9 34 5 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 26 22 84.6% 53 35/37
Myers 28 23 82.1% 54 40/44
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Sanders 14 314 22.4 67 0
Lockett 14 279 33 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Scott 6 43 7.2 13 0 4
Lockett 13 66 5.1 20 0 10
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Total Offense 360.8 14th 374.4 8th
Rush Offense 121.2 11th 137.5 4th
Pass Offense 239.6 11th 236.9 14th
Points Per Game 24.1 12th 25.3 9th
3rd-Down Offense 45.4% 4th 39.5% 16th
4th-Down Offense 33.3% 28th(t) 50.0% 13th(t)
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% 3rd 63.3% 9th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Total Defense 331.7 10th 381.6 26th
Rush Defense 90.1 3rd 117.7 22nd
Pass Defense 241.6 19th 263.9 27th
Points Per Game 22.1 15th 24.9 22nd
3rd-Down Defense 34.2% 4th 38.3% 16th
4th-Down Defense 61.1% 27th 58.5% 24th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.8% 14th(t) 61.5% 26th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 22nd +12 3rd(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.8 9th(t) 7.1 16th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 52.3 9th 55.1 13th
Connections
Eagles HC Doug Pederson was born in Bellingham, WA, and grew up in Ferndale, WA. Pederson recently admitted that he "Grew up a Seahawks Fan" and used to attend Seahawks games at The Kingdome.
Eagles LBs coach Ken Flajole is from Seattle and previously coached the Seahawks’ DBs (1999, 2001-02) and LBs (2000).
Eagles Safeties coach Tim Hauck played for the Seahawks in 1997.
Eagles Defensive Line coach Phillip Daniels was selected by Seattle in the 4th round of the 1996 NFL Draft.
Seahawks Northeast Area Scout Todd Brunner worked for the Eagles for four seasons (1994-97) as an area scout covering the Northeast. He joined the Eagles as a scouting intern in 1992 and worked as a scouting assistant in 1993.
Eagles CB Sidney Jones attended University of Washington.
Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks played 6 seasons for the Eagles from 2012-2017 including winning a Super Bowl with him in Super Bowl LII.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Seahawks
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) QB Russel Wilson (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) MLB Bobby Wagner (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lavato (Starter)
Recap from Last Week 17’s Games.
Eagles
Video
With the division on the line, the Eagles controlled their own destiny as they took on the division rival New York Giants on the road. The Eagles were already short and then they lost running back Miles Sanders and three-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks in the first half. But Scott, Josh Perkins, Greg Ward, Deontay Burnett and Robert Davis combined for 16 catches on 25 targets, 225 yards receiving, 54 yards rushing and four TDs. The five players were cut a combined eight times by four teams since Aug. 31. But Carson Wentz got the most out of them as he lead the Eagles to their 4th must win game in a row beating the Giants 34-17.
Seahawks
Video
The Seahawks were playing for the division title against the 49ers in week 17 with a playoff spot already locked in for both teams. In the first half, the 49ers dominated, taking a 13–0 halftime lead aided by a Deebo Samuel 30-yard touchdown run on a pitch and catch. The 49ers also held Seattle to just 79 yards of total offense, including stuffing running back Marshawn Lynch on 4th and inches from the 49ers 31-yard line, causing a turnover on downs. In the second half, the Seahawks proved resilient, scoring multiple times. The Seahawks would never lead in this game however, as the 49ers countered every Seahawks score with one of their own, including a Raheem Mostert 13-yard touchdown run to make it 26–14 with 5:51 left. After Seattle cut the lead to five, a questionable personal foul call against Ben Garland forced a punt, giving them the ball back with 2:27 left. They marched all the way down to the 49ers 1-yard line, but a delay of game penalty pushed them back to the 6-yard line. After three incomplete passes, the Seahawks faced 4th and goal. Russell Wilson hit receiver Jacob Hollister with a pass to the 49ers 1-yard line, but Hollister was stopped inches short of the goal line by linebacker Dre Greenlaw, causing a turnover on downs with nine seconds left that sealed the victory.
General
Referee: Shawn Smith
Including playoffs, Philadelphia has the 2nd-best home winning percentage (.735, 25-9) in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New England (.838, 31-6).
In Week 17, the Eagles totaled 400+ yards for the 4th consecutive game, which is Eagles the longest stretch of 400+ yards since 2013 (6 games).
The Eagles captured their 2nd division title in the last three seasons and 3rd consecutive postseason berth (2017-19).
Philadelphia owns the No. 4 seed in the NFC Playoffs heading into Wild Card Weekend (Jan. 4-5, 2020).
Doug Pederson is the first Eagles head coach to lead his team to three straight postseason appearances since Andy Reid from 2008-10.
Philadelphia has made the playoffs in three-or-more consecutive seasons for the 6th time in team history.
The Eagles have earned a postseason berth for the 27th time in franchise history (since 1933).
Since 2000, Philadelphia is tied for the 4th-most playoff appearances (13) in the NFL, behind New England (17), Green Bay (14) and Indianapolis (14).
The Eagles are NFC East Champions for the 11th time in franchise history.
Philadelphia’s nine NFC East championships since 2001 are the most in the division, ahead of Dallas (5), N.Y. Giants (3) and Washington (2)
Draft Picks
Eagles Seahawks
OT Andre Dillard DE L.J. Collier
RB Miles Sanders S Marquise Blair
WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR DK Metcalf
WR Shareff Miller LB Cody Barton
QB Clayton Thorson WR Gary Jennings Jr.
G Phil Hayes
CB Ugo Amadi
LB Ben Burr-Kirven
RB Travis Homer
DT Demarcus Christmas
WR John Ursua
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Seahawks
WR Desean Jackson DE Jadeveon Clowney
DT Malik Jackson DE Ziggy Ansah
DE Vinny Curry DT Al Woods
DT Hassan Ridgeway WR Josh Gordon
QB Josh McCown QB Geno Smith
G Mike Iupati
K Jason Myers
FB Nick Bellore
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Seahawks
QB “Big Dick” Nick Foles FS Earl Thomas
DE Michael Bennett SS Kam Chancellor
DE Chris Long WR Doug Baldwin
S Chris Maragos WR Paul Richardson
RB Jay Ajayi DE Frank Clark
RB Josh Adams K Sebastian Janikowski
RB Wendell Smallwood G J.R. Sweezy
DT Haloti Ngata CB Justin Coleman
DT Shamar Stephen
SS Maurice Alexander
QB Brett Hundley
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge (join.profootballfocus.com/edge/)
WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
Stats to Know
Russell Wilson’s Deep Ball
The Eagles have not been great at defending the deep ball. Russell Wilson is good at the deep ball. I should just leave it at that, but that’s not what you’re here for. In 2019, Wilson’s averaging the 2nd-highest percentage of total throws targeting 20+ yards downfield (16.5%). Over the previous 3 seasons, Wilson has been 3rd, 2nd, and 8th. His Adjusted Completion % (accounting for drops) is 48.2%, good for 8th. His Passer Rating on Deep Balls is 119.2, good for 4th.
Matchups to Watch
Seahawks Pass Defense vs. the Eagles Pass Offense
Well, now the Eagles are in the playoffs after this tumultuous season. Anything can happen with this team, whether it's one and done or a Super Bowl run. Before we can all think about the future of this postseason, the Eagles need to get by a tough opponent in the Seattle Seahawks. Pete Carroll's Seattle teams, with or without Wilson, has owned the Eagles. That extended into this season with the Seahawks winning an ugly game against the then hapless Eagles. A lot has changed for Philly since then, mainly their success through the air. The Nobodies have stepped up to help Carson eLeVaTe the passing offense as he nearly averaged 300 yard passing per game in the final 4 weeks of the season. Carson has played really well and the coaches stepped up big to help get the passing game going. Their game plan can't, and won't, be a repeat of their early "death by one thousand slant/flats" if they want to win. And the offense can't turn the ball over at the rate they did if they expect to win. This is an athletic pass defense with two great LBs that excel in coverage. The Eagles will need to continue to move the pocket for Wentz to extend the time to throw which will allow deeper shots to open up. Due to personnel, this isn't an offense that can rely on its skill position players to consistently win 1v1. They'll need to continue to be creative in their usage of screens to prevent the defense form keying on them again. If Zach Ertz is able to play, that would be a huge win for the Eagles as he is their best natural separator. Seattle is an easy defense to scheme for as there is very little they change on a week to week basis. It's just being able to hit on the plays they scheme up. One injury for the Seahawks that important to watch is the status of safety Quandre Diggs; he was acquired from the Lions on the cheap (for some reason) and is a key player in their coverage schemes. As of now, the Seahawks should be expecting him to go as he was a full participant in their latest practice report. Either way, this is the 15th ranked passing defense by DVOA. They can be beat through the air. It would be wise for them to build off the game plan the Niners used last week to win in Seattle.
Seahawks Run Defense vs Eagles Running Backs
Philly wasn't able to have a lot of success on the ground the last time they played for a number of reasons. One big reason for that was the injuries on the offensive line - which remains the same for the rematch. Lane Johnson's status for Sunday is still unknown and stud Guard Brandon Brooks landed on IR after the week 17 win against the Giants. The backups have played decently well in reliefof the two key linemen but their absence will always loom large. The variety of concepts the Eagles use in the run game is a big factor in its success as it keeps opposing defenses off-balance. Being down Brooks and Lane could hinder what the Eagles like to do if their replacements can't adequately step up. Moreover, Sanders sustained an injury last week (ankle) and should play, but his effectiveness really won't be known until game time. Since the bye, Sanders has stepped up in a big way when Jordan Howard's shoulder died. Sanders proved he is a capable receiver and pass blocker early on but really improved his ability as a runner very quickly when the team needed him the most. If he is able to be effective on Sunday, that would be a huge boost to the undermanned Philly offense. Additionally, Boston Scott has continued to step up for the Eagles when they need him the most. Scott doesn't profile as an every down back but was able to take that role last week when Sanders left the game. His ability to consistently find the open rush lanes has been paramount to his success. Like Sanders, when Scott is able to get the ball in space he is able to create chunk plays to move the sticks. Jordan Howard returned to the line up last week; while he only played one snap, his ability to now play should help the Eagles rushing attack. This Seattle defensive line is a weak unit that is missing key players. Jadeveon Clowney has been banged up for most of the season and his status for Sunday is questionable. His absence would be a huge boost for the Eagles. This Seattle rushing defense is 26th in DVOA; if the Eagles offensive line was 100% heading into Sunday, this would be the single biggest mismatch in this contest. As it stands now, the Eagles should have enough in their reserves to be effective against this front, but that is a risky bet. They weren't effective in their first meeting - they need to change that to win.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks Receivers vs the Eagles Secondary
Russell Wilson has owned the Eagles in his career but will be entering Sunday's contest off his worst performance against this team in his career. He was sacked 6 times and was generally inaccurate for most of the game. He struggled to pick up some of the coverage changes the Eagles implemented in their secondary and lead to below average play. He's still Russell Wilson and this is still the Eagles pass defense: you simply cannot bet on the Eagles secondary anymore. Wilson has been a top 2 QB this year in an MVP caliber year carrying the Seahawks to this point in the season. There are very few instances in his time with the Seahawks where the Seahawks are down by double-digits late in a game. This is an Eagles secondary that struggles to stop the big play and cover outside receivers - the Seahawks have two dangerous weapons outside. The Eagles should have everyones favorite terrible CB back for this contest... Jalen Mills. The starter opposite him will be a mystery. Since his early season benching, Sidney Jones has been absolutely clutch for the Eagles on their current run. While his play hasn't been perfect, he's been less of a disaster than he previously was. Avonte Maddox and Cre'von Leblanc are fresh off really good performances against the Giants. If I had to guess, Maddox will start outside and Leblanc will see the slot; Jones would work into the rotation in more CB heavy looks. As previously mentioned, not only was Russ generally inaccurate in the first meeting, his receivers had a lot of key drops as well. Here is a big gain dropped by DK Metcalf. How about this dropped TD by DK Metcalf? Or this bricked layup TD pass from Wilson? My point is this: I generally think the Eagles pass defense, namely the secondary, has been more lucky than good in the second half of the season en route to an NFCE title. They are still here, which is awesome, but until they actually clean up their games it's hard to bet on them succeeding. Russ is one of the best passers in the league; it doesn't matter if he is scrambling or in the pocket, he'll generally eat you alive. This is a WR group, especially with Lockett and Metcalf, that will make defenses pay. They didn't last time, I don't think the Eagles will be so lucky this time. If I'm the Seahawks, I throw early and often. The Eagles defensive ranks against outside WRs: Yards allowed: 32nd, Explosive receptions: 29th, TDs: 29th, Yards per target: 27th. If Pete Carroll and Brian Schottenheimer maintain status quo, like they do for some inexplicable reason, the Eagles have a real chance.
**Seahawks Decimated Offensive Line vs Eagles Pass Rush
The biggest aid to a struggling secondary is a strong pass rush. This is the foundation of the Eagles defense. While it isn't the stupid good group from the Super Bowl, it is still one of the best units in the league in getting pressure. Seattle has had bad offensive lines for years now and the group that'll start on Sunday fits that mold. Stud LT Duane Brown should miss this contest with a knee issue; this is a bad injury for the Seahawks as he is their best offensive lineman. The rest of their group is a well-below average unit that struggles in pass protection. The Eagles were able to get after Russell Wilson with 6 sacks in the first meeting and will need that kind of pressure again. Wilson can still make plays with his arm and legs while under pressure but it's still a difficult task for him. Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham will need to continue to create havoc in the trenches. Derek Barnett must continue to build off his strong outing against the Giants. And if Timmy Jernigan can continue to play well, instead of up and down, then the Eagles should be able to get after Russ like they did Daniel Jones one week ago. The Eagles need to put this Seattle offense in bad situations to help out the secondary and help force some turnovers.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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[Game Preview] Week 4 Philadelphia Eagles(1-2) at Green Bay Packers (3-0)

Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) at Green Bay Packers (3-0)
The Eagles will look to rebound on Thursday Night Football after back to back losses and a rash of injuries. After a disappointing loss to the Falcons in week 2, the Eagles followed up with another close loss in week 3 to the Detroit Lions. The Eagles backup WRs couldn’t get it together and overcome Alshon Jeffrey and Desean Jackson being out with injuries as they dropped the ball numerous times unlike my man catching babies and saving lives.. Week 4 isn’t going to get any easier, as the Eagles travel up to Green Bay to take on the Packers on short rest. The Packers have looked impressive in their first 3 starts dispatching their division rival Bears and Vikings followed by a nice win against the Broncos last week. Stopping Aaron Rodgers will be no easy task, especially with a secondary that is shorthanded with Ronald Darby slated to miss the game. The secondary was already giving up the 29th most passing yards in the league, as the highly touted DL has struggled to get to the quarterback this season. However, in a change from past seasons, the Packers have actually been winning games more often this year with their defense, which is creating turnovers and getting to the QB. Those are two things they did quite a bit last week vs the Broncos sacking Flacco 6 times and forcing 2 turnovers. The Eagles offense will need to protect the ball better this week after they put it on the turf twice last week versus the Lions. They will also need to do a better job protecting Carson Wentz as he was under duress the last two weeks. They should get some reinforcements back this week as both Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert was listed as full participants, however the team will still be without speedy WR Desean Jackson who is out with an abdomen injury. Hopefully the Eagles will be able to escape this game without any further injuries as they have lost players at key positions in each of the first 3 games. Here is to an injury free and hopefully better officiated game than last week. Go Birds.!
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Date
Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Game Time Game Location
8:20 PM - Eastern Lambeau Field
7:20 PM - Central 1265 Lombardi Ave
6:20 PM - Mountain Green Bay, WI 54304
5:20 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 59°F
Feels Like: 59°F
Forecast: Partly Cloudy. Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Cloud Coverage: 42%
Wind: Southwest 8 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Green Bay by -5
OveUnder: 45
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-3, Packers 3-0
Where to Watch on TV
FOX/NFL Network will broadcast Thursday’s game to a national audience. Joe Buck will handle the play-by-play duties and Troy Aikman to provide analysis. Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink will report from the sideline.
TV Map - Week 4TV Coverage Map
Internet Streams
NFL Streams - Look here 30 minutes before the game for Streams
Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime - Andrea Kremer will handle play-by-play duties and Hannah Storm will provide analysis.
Radio Streams
Disclaimer: Subscription Based Official NFL Radio Streams available via TuneIn
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (42nd season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Bill Kulik and Luis Torres will handle the broadcast in Spanish on WTTM 1680 AM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LWTTM 1680 AM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Packers Radio Network
Packers Radio Network Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren enter their 21st season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network in 2019. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago. WTMJ, which has been broadcasting the team’s games since November 1929, continues its long-standing role as the flagship station of the Packers Radio Network.
National Radio
Westwood One will carry the game nationally with Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Tony Boselli(analyst).
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Packers Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 81(Streaming 825) SIRI 83(Streaming 811)
XM Radio XM 225 (Streaming 825) (XM 226 (Streaming 811)
Sirus XM Radio SXM 225 (Streaming 825) SXM 226(Streaming 811)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Cowboys 3-0 1.000 2-0 1-0 2-0 2-0 97 44 +53 3W
Eagles 1-2 .333 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-2 76 78 -2 2L
Giants 1-2 ..333 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-1 63 94 -31 1W
Redskins 0-3 .000 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-3 63 94 -31 3L
Series Information
The Green Bay Packers lead Philadelphia Eagles in the series: 28-16 (14-27 regular season, 2-1 postseason).
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 29th, 1933 at City Stadium, Green Bay, WI. Philadelphia Eagles 9 – Green Bay Packers 35
Points Leader
The Green Bay Packers lead the Philadelphia Eagles (919-740)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-1 against the Packers
Matt LaFleur: This will be LaFeur’s first game against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Matt LeFleur: This will be the first meeting between the coaches
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Packers: 0-1
Aaron Rodgers: Against Eagles: 4-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Aaron Rodgers: Rodgers leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Packers 4-3
Record @ Lambeau Field: Packers lead 11-5
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 16 - Packers No. 5
2019 Record
Eagles: 1-2
Packers 3-0
Last Meeting
Monday, November 28th, 2016
Eagles 13 - Packers 27
Rodgers came out firing and led the Packers on consecutive touchdown drives to start the game. Rodgers extended the opening drive by running twice for 25 yards and tossed a 12-yard TD pass to Adams for a 7-0 lead. After the Eagles answered on Wentz's 1-yard TD run , Rodgers led another 75-yard scoring drive. He threw a perfect 20-yard TD pass to Adams to give the Packers a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. Nolan Carroll had excellent coverage on the play, but Rodgers put the ball in a tight spot and hit Adams in stride in the back of the end zone. A Green Bay run in the 4th extended the Packer lead to 24-13 and the Packers added a late Mason Crosby FG for a 27-13 win.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Eagles 20 - Packers 53
The matchup of NFC contenders quickly turned lopsided after Green Bay took a 30-6 halftime lead. Rodgers threw for two touchdowns in the first half, while Micah Hyde scored on a 75-yard punt return. The Packers easily took care of the Chip Kelly led Eagles and completely shutdown the fast paced gimmick offense. The game was pretty much decided in the 3rd when Julius Peppers returned a Mark Sanchez pass 52 yards to give the Packers a 39-6 lead. Rodgers passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns, Lacy accounted for two scores, and the Packers defense stuffed the high-octane Philadelphia Eagles for a 53-20 win Sunday. It was the second time the Eagles allowed 50+ points under Chip Kelly, who is the only coach in team history to allow 50+ at least 2 times.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
11/28/16 Packers Eagles 27-13
11/16/14 Packers Eagles 53-20
11/10/13 Eagles Packers 27-13
01/09/11 Packers Eagles 21-16
09/12/10 Packers Eagles 27-20
09/09/07 Packers Eagles 16-13
10/02/06 Eagles Packers 31-9
11/27/05 Eagles Packers 19-14
12/05/04 Eagles Packers 47-17
01/11/04 Eagles Packers 20-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Packers Packers
2019 “Expert” Picks
Week 4 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Packers Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 72 118 61.0% 803 6 2 91.2
Rodgers 57 93 61.3% 647 4 0 96.5
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 34 106 35.3 3.1 0
Jones 46 174 58.0 3.8 3
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 17 190 63.3 11.2 0
Adams 15 198 66.0 13.2 0
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Jernigan/Sendejo 1.0 2
Smith 4.5 12
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 15 11 4 0
Martinez 32 23 9 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Darby/Gerry/Jones 1 3
King/Savage/Smith/Amos 1 4
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 7 363 54 50.7 46.0 5 0 0
Scott 21 1021 66 48.6 43.7 9 3 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 4 4 100.0% 41 6/6
Crosby 4 3 75% 42 7/7
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Sanders 5 106 21.2 29 0
Spencer 1 60 60 60 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 6 56 9.3 17 0 2
Davis 3 1 .333 1 0 8
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Packers Stat Packers Rank
Total Offense 365.0 13th 286.7 28th
Rush Offense 99.7 17th 89.3 24th
Pass Offense 265.3 12th 197.3 27th
Points Per Game 26.0 9th(t) 19.3 23rd(t)
3rd-Down Offense 56.3% 2nd 25% 29th
4th-Down Offense 42.9% 14th(t) 0% 22nd(t)
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 58.3.0% 14th(t) 85.7% 2nd(t)
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Packers Stat Packers Rank
Total Defense 3350.7 16th(t) 328.313th
Rush Defense 57.0 2nd 131.0 25th
Pass Defense 293.7 29th 197.3 5th
Points Per Game 26.0 23rd(t) 11.7 2nd
3rd-Down Defense 37.8% 13th 34.9% 10th
4th-Down Defense 100% 25tht) 25.0% 10th(t)
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 50% 9th(t) 33.3%% 4th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Packers Stat Packers Rank
Turnover Diff. -2 23rd(t) +6 1st
Penalty Per Game 5.7 3rd(t) 7.7 18th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 48.3 4th(t) 53.0 8th(t)
Connections
Eagles HC Doug Pederson played 8 seasons with the Packers a backup to HoF QB Brett Farve in two stints from 1995-1998 and 2001-2004.
Eagles LB coach Ken Fajole was the Defensive quality control coach for the Packers in 1998.
Eagles safeties coach Tim Hauck played 4 seasons with the Packers from 1991-1994.
Eagles assistant TE coach Mike Bartrum played 1 season for the Packers in 1995.
Eagles LS Rick Lovato (not husband to Demi) played one season for the Green Bay Packers in 2015.
Packers CB Chandon Sullivan played one season for the Eagles in 2018.
Packers DC Mike Pettine is from Doylestown, PA and was an all-state QB at CB West High School. He also coached North Penn and William Tennent High Schools. He is the son of legendary PA High School Football Coach Mike Pettine Sr. who coached CB West Football for 33 seasons with a record 326-42-4 and won 4 state titles.
Josh McCown lists the Green Bay Packers as one of the few teams he has not played for in his career.
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles
Video The Eagles offense finally got some points on their first possession with a field goal by Jake Elliott, only to have the following kickoff returned for a touchdown. The Eagles offense struggled to get anything going all day without both their starting WRs. The team was plagued by fumbles and dropped passes throughout, and some questionable refereeing did not do that any favors. One missed call was particularly bad was it was only the most egregious facemasks in the history of the game as Miles Killebrew ripped off Eagles RBs Miles Sanders helmet on a kick return. The blantant miss was the same ref Todd Prukup who missed the PI in the Rams Saints NFCCG game last season. The Eagles still had a shot for the W after Malcom Jenkins blocked a Matt Prater FG with 1:53 to go in the game, but the Eagles offense came up short in the 27-24 loss as a drop by rookie JJ.J. Arcega-Whiteside dropped a first down catch with 41 seconds left as the Eagles fell 27-24.
Packers
Video The Packers looked strong in a win against the struggling Broncos. Aaron Rodgers found Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 40-yard strike on the opening drive and finished 17 of 29. Rodgers threw for 253 yards and a touchdown while Aaron Jones made it look easy on the ground getting into the endzone twice. On the other side of the balls Joe Flacco was not so lucky as the Packers got to the QB 6 times including 3 by Preston Smith who matched a career high. The Packers new looked defense forced 3 turnovers to take the team to +6 in that category which is good for first in the league.
2019 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Packers
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter)WR Devante Adams
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) QB Aaron Rodgers
TE Zach Ertz (Starter)
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Clay Martin
Philadelphia has posted a 5-5 (.500) record in its last 10 regular-season games vs. Green Bay. The last time the Eagles defeated the Packers was on 11/10/13 in a 27-13 victory at Lambeau Field.
The Eagles are the only team to defeat Vince Lombardi's Packers in the playoffs when they defeated the Packers 17-13 in the 1960 NFL Championship game.
In the divisional round of the 2003-04 playoffs, the 4th-seeded Packers led the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles 17-14 with only 1:12 left to go. After an incompletion, a 5 yard penalty, a sack and another incompletion, the Eagles seemed to be finished, facing an impossible down and distance. But, on the now-famous "4th and 26" play, a slant route to wide receiver Freddie Mitchell got them just enough yardage for the first down, and they were able to tie the game and take it into overtime. The went on to win the game 20-17 after another field goal from kicker David Akers.
Draft Picks
Eagles Packers
OT Andre Dillard LB Rashan Gary
RB Miles Sanders S Darnell Savage Jr.
WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside C Elgton Jenkins
WR Shareff Miller TE Jace Sternberger
QB Clayton Thorson(I suck and am a Cowboy Now) DE Kingley Keke
CB Ka’dar Hollman
RB Dexter Williams
LB Ty Summers
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Packers
WR Desean Jackson S Adrian Amos
DT Malik Jackson LB Preston Smith
DE Vinny Curry LB Za’Darius Smith
S Andrew Sendejo G Billy Turner
LB Zach Brown CB Chandon Sullivan
DT Hassan Ridgeway CB Tremon Smith
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Packers
QB “Big Dick” Nick Foles DE Mike Daniels
DE Michael Bennett LB Nick Perry
DE Chris Long WR Randall Cobb
S Chris Maragos OLB Clay Matthews
RB Jay Ajayi TE Lance Kendricks
RB Josh Adams SS Kentrell Brice
RB Wendell Smallwood CB Brashuad Breeland
WR Jordan Matthews ILB Jake Ryan
DT Haloti Ngata
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (76) needs 1 passing TD to move out of a tie at 6th on the Eagles all-time passing TDs list moving ahead of Sonny Jurgenson.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (29) needs 2 TDs to move up to 11th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jack Ferrante and Brent Celek
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying Jeremy Maclin.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6271) needs 194 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yard list to moving ahead of Mike Quick.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles needs 35 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
Packers WR Devante Adams needs 1 TD to move up to 12th on the Packers all-time receiving TD list tying Boyd Dowler and two TDs to move up to 11th tying Randall Cobb.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers needs 54 rushing yards for 3000 career rushing yards.
Stats to Know
2019 Packers’ Running by Direction
So far in 2019, the Packers have been averaging the greatest Yards Per Attempt when rushing in the gap between the Center and Right Guard (4.3 YPA) and outside the Right Tackle (5.0 YPA). However, the Packers will be facing Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham in those gaps, which is theoretically a win for the Eagles. When rushing anywhere to the left side, the Packers have been averaging fewer than 3.0 YPA, aside for the gap between the Center and Left Guard (3.6 YPA). Given the situation at RDT--Malik Jackson and Tim Jernigan injured-- and RDE--Barnett’s ankle not 100%--we could possibly see the Packers switch things up this game, despite the Eagles only giving up 57.0 yards per game and 2.9 yards per attempt.
Matchups to Watch
Eagles vs Themselves
It’s probably a little unfair to the Packers and their fans to list this first given their 3-0 start but it is relevant to this contest and the way the season started for the Eagles. There are a lot of reasons the Eagles could win or lose on Thursday, but they likely won’t have a chance to right the ship if they can’t get out of their own way. Even on a day with a depleted WR core, the coaches got this offense off to a good start with receivers open constantly only for them to drop or fumble the ball. The Eagles scored 10 first quarter points… only to trail by 10 at the half. The coaching staff did a lot of good Sunday to win the game on Sunday in spite of the player’s best efforts to lose it. It’s only week 4; there is still plenty of time for the Eagles to get going and make the playoffs. However, this early deficit they put themselves in could become problematic later in the season, especially if they drop their 3 conference game in as many weeks. It’s tough to call a week 4 game must win but this may be as close as it gets. The Eagles need to play and coach a cleaner brand of ball to help win the game. Consistency would be a welcome change but at this point we are asking too much. Don’t make an already difficult task more challenging.
Packers Pass Rush vs Eagles Offensive Line
The Packers have revamped their defense considerably over the last two offseasons and is one of the better units in the league as result. Not only did they add a lot of exciting players, they are well-coached. Mike Pettine is a very creative defensive coordinator that has done a great job on the young season. We saw the Packers become an aggressive team on the open market for the first time ever; rumor has it they realized they had Aaron Rodgers at QB and a championship window that was still open. The offseason splurge saw them lose the near-washed Clay Matthews and add Preston Smith (Redskins) and Za’Darius Smith (Ravens). Some people were critical of the signings given the lack of top-end track record with both guys. While I do think the overall point that free agency can help inflate salaries, The Smiths have been dynamic for Green Bay in their defensive turnaround. Preston Smith was a player I’ve always liked given his elite athleticism (84th Percentile) and length. Washington used him predominantly on the right side and he had modest production. Maybe the switch to Green Bay has quickly provided better coaching given his hot start, but he’s also used on both sides of the formation much more so that he was in years past. Za’Darius Smith is moved around even more than Preston to try and exploit matchups in the trenches. Both guys are quickly becoming valuable contributors. Additionally, there is the rapidly ascending Kenny Clark manning the interior and he’s a handful to deal with on a per snap basis. Clark is one of the quickest and strongest Interior Defensive Lineman in the NFL and can completely take over a game. Philadelphia has the talent on the offensive line to be able to handle the depth of talent on this Green Bay front. Pettine is also creative in his rush packages so it’ll be important for this OL to play smart in a tough environment. They also need to remain consistent. The offensive line was 9th best in pressure rate allow in week 1 and 12th in week 3 – in week 2 they were 23rd. Another road contest with a more exciting DL than what they’ve faced presents another challenge for the Eagles. This is strength vs strength matchup with the Eagles really needing their guys to continue with most of the good things they’ve done on the young season.
Packers Secondary vs Eagles Receivers
This section should be titled Hands vs. Eagles Receivers but it’s necessary to discuss the matchups available for Eagles against this secondary. The Packers have two young first round picks in this secondary that have the potential to be top 5 (or top 3) players at their positions in the NFL for a long time. Jaire Alexander, 2018 1st round selection, is rapidly ascending the CB ladder. He has everything you want in a corner: he can play press man or in zone coverage. He’ll follow a team’s best receiver all day possessing some of the best balls skills you’ll see in a corner. Lastly, he has swag for days. He’s a very difficult matchup for any receiver and one of my favorite players in the league to watch. Darnell Savage, 2019 1st round selection, is already a valuable safety prospect capable of playing any assignment you ask of him. He can cover in man and zone while also possessing great ball skills. This duo will form the backbone of the Packers secondary for years and are a significant challenge for the Eagles right now. Fortunately, Philly will likely have Alshon Jeffery back in the line-up after effectively missing two games with a calf injury. He’ll likely see a lot of Jaire Alexander which will free up the Eagles receivers against lesser members of the Packers secondary. Tramon Williams has been pretty good in the slot but is beatable with the other Eagles receivers. The real target for the Eagles in this one will likely be Kevin King, who likely dun wun it. King has struggled in his career and 2019 isn’t any different. The Eagles will also likely see Dallas Goedert take more meaningful snaps on Thursday further helping the cause. This is a tricky match up given the top end talent on the Green Bay roster. Philly will likely be better equipped to handle it Thursday but as we’ve seen through 3 games, that doesn’t mean much.
Packers Passing Attack vs Eagles Pass Defense
I think everyone in Philly “hate loves” this defense. There are certainly problems with the talent and holes in the scheme, but this defense rises to the occasion time and again bailing out the offense. This facet of the Eagles defense will be under the microscope with the future Hall of Fame QB Aaron Rodgers fully healthy. Green Bay hasn’t had an efficient or prolific passing attack in sometime but Rodgers is still an all-world passer capable of embarrassing our secondary. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s done it to us either – we were shredded in Philly back in 2016. Moreover, Davante Adams has taken a big step forward and is one of the best receivers in the NFL. He isn’t just some jump ball machine – although he can get the ball - he’s one of the more nuanced route runners in the league and usually always open with that large catch radius. While the Packers lack a real threat at WR2, they have young guys capable of making big plays when called upon. Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox, and Rasul Douglas will all get real shots to prove their worth the next few weeks with Darby out and they draw a challenging matchup in a big spot Thursday. While Matt LaFleur is still working out the kinks in Green Bay, I think he has the ability to much more capable with modern NFL offenses than his predecessor Mike McCarthy. Time will tell if Discount McVay can become a top flight head coach. For right now, his offense and personnel present a challenge for Philadelphia.
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[Game Preview] Week 2 Philadelphia Eagles(1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-1)

Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
The Eagles take on the Falcons in week 2, which seems to be a yearly match up as this point as the Eagles have faced the Falcons in each of the last 3 seasons including the playoffs. The Eagles have gotten the better of the exchange in those games going 3-0. The Eagle will look to build off their strong second half from last week where they scored 25 points on their way to victory. The Falcons on the other hand will look to rebound from an embarrassing loss to the Vikings where they gave up 172 yards on the ground and failed to get anything going on offense until garbage time was upon them. The loss shouldn’t be indicative of the Falcons, they are a talented team on both sides of the ball and the Eagles secondary has struggled heavily against Julio Jones who has eclipsed 100 yards receiving in each of the last 3 matchups. The secondary struggled last week and it is only going to get harder for the Eagles as they each Jones, Sanu and Ridley. The Falcons young secondary isn’t going to have it much easier and will definitely get tested more this week than they were against the Vikings, but if Falcon D struggles against the run like last week it could be a long night for Falcon fans. The matchups to watch will be in the trenches where the Vikings gave Matt Ryan fits sacking him 4 times and pressured him all day. The Eagles defensive line is arguably better and the strength of the defense. They will need to be on their game to help the secondary out or it could be a long On the flip side Carson Wentz was gifted tons of time by his OL which allowed him to connect on multiple deep passes. The Falcons will need to find a way to get pressure or Jackson and Jeffrey could be in line for big games in back to back weeks. At the end of the day these two teams have played each other tough over the 3 seasons in some close low scoring games, so let's hope for a good injury free game on Sunday Night football’s rendition of the Bird Bowl. Go Eagles.
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Date
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Game Time Game Location
8:20 PM - Eastern Mercedes-Benz Stadium
7:20 PM - Central 1 AMB Drive NW
6:20 PM - Mountain Atlanta, GA, 30313
5:20 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Dome
Surface: FieldTurf Revolution 360
Temperature: 76°F
Feels Like: 76°F
Forecast: Overcast. Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: NA
Cloud Coverage: NA
Wind: NA
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -2
OveUnder: 52.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-1, Falcons 0-1
Where to Watch on TV
NBC will broadcast Sunday’s game to a national audience. Al Michaels will handle the play-by-play duties and Cris Collinsworth will try to provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sideline.
TV Map - Week 2 TV Coverage Map
Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (42nd season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Falcons Radio
Falcons Radio Network Wes Durham will handle the play-by-play duties and Dave Archer will provide analysis.
National Radio
Westwood One will carry the game nationally with Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and Jason Taylor(analyst).
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Falcons Channel National Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83(Internet 825) SIRI 81(Internet 801) SIRI 88 (Internet 88)
XM Radio XM 225 (Internet 825) XM 226 (Internet 801) XM 88 (Internet 88)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 225 (Internet 825) SXM 226 (Internet 801) SXM 88 (Internet 88)
Eagles Social Media Falcons Social Media
Website Website
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Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: falcons
NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 35 27 +5 1W
Cowboys 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 35 17 +18 1W
Redskins 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 27 32 -5 1L
Giants 0-01 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 17 35 -18 1L
Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Atlanta Falcons (20-14-1). (17-13-1) regular season, (3-1) postseason
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 18th, 1966 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 23 – Atlanta Falcons 10
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Atlanta Falcons (745-614)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 3-0 against the Falcons
Dan Quinn: 1-3 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Dan Quinn: Pederson leads 3-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Falcons: 1-0
Matt Ryan: Against Eagles: 3-6
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Matt Ryan: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Falcons 7-1
Record @ Mercedes Benz: N/A
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 5 - Falcons No. 21
2019 Record
Eagles: 1-0
Falcons: 0-1
Last Meeting
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Eagles 18 - Falcons 12
A rematch from the 2017 divisional round with backup Nick Foles again for the Eagles. The Falcons moved the ball against the Eagles defense most of the night, but was suffocated each time they enter the redzone, scoring just one touchdown in five trips inside the Philadelphia 20-yard line. They came away with no points three times and settled for a short field goal on another. Nick Foles again played the role of receiver, catching a 15 yard pass from Nelson Agholor and Jay Ajayi added rushed for 2 TDs. Like the divisional round, the game came down to a goal line stand where again the Eagles defense shutdown Julio Jones and Matt Ryan in the endzone to preserve the win for the Eagles..
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
09/06/18 Eagles Falcons 18-12
01/13/18 Eagles Falcons 15-10
11/13/16 Eagles Falcons 24-15
09/14/15 Falcons Eagles 26-24
10/28/12 Falcons Eagles 30-17
09/18/11 Falcons Eagles 35-31
10/17/10 Eagles Falcons 31-17
12/06/09 Eagles Falcons 34-7
10/26/08 Eagles Falcons 27-14
12/31/06 Eagles Falcons 24-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Falcons Falcons
2019 “Expert” Picks
Week 2 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Falcons Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 28 39 71.8% 313 3 0 121.0
Ryan 33 46 71.7% 307 2 2 85.8
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sproles 9.0 47 47.0 5.3 0
Freeman 8 19 19 2.4 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Jackson 8 154 58.9 19.3 2
Hooper 9 77 77 8.6 0
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Jernigan 1.0 1
Garrett 1.0 1
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 7 5 2 0
Campbell 8 6 2 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
NA 0 0
NA 0 0
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 3 154 54 51.3 47.7 1 0 0
Bosher 3 130 52 43.3 32.5 2 0 1
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 1 1 100.0% 22 3/3
Bryant 0 0 0 0 0/0
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
NA 0 0 0 0 0
Barner 2 44 22.0 26 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 4 46 11.5 17 0 0
Barner 4 46 11.5 18 0 0
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Total Offense 436.0 8th 345 20th
Rush Offense 123 11th(t) 73.0 24th
Pass Offense 313.0 11th 272.0 15th
Points Per Game 32.0 6th 12.0 28th
3rd-Down Offense 64.7% 2nd 25% 26th(t)
4th-Down Offense 50% 6th(t) 100% 1st(t)
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% 14th(t) 50% 18th(t)
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Total Defense 398.0 20th 269.0 7th
Rush Defense 28.0 2nd 172.0 29th
Pass Defense 370.0 28th 97.0 1st
Points Per Game 27 17th(t) 28.0 21st(t)
3rd-Down Defense 38.5% 11th(t) 50.0% 19th(t)
4th-Down Defense 100% 28th(t) 0.0% 1st(t)
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 50% 11th(t) 100% 24th(t)
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Turnover Diff. 0 14th(t) -3 29th(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.0 6th(t) 9.0 22nd(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 55.0 12th(t) 78.0 26th
Connections
Falcons QBs Matt Ryan (William Penn Charter) and Matt Schaub (West Chester East) attended high school in the Philadelphia area.
Falcons RB Dave Brock was born in Moorestown, NJ
Falcons Senior Assistant Bob Sutton coached with Eagles HC in Kansas City when Pederson was OC and Sutton was DC from 2013-2015.
Falcons Defensive passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson played for the Eagles in 1995.
Eagles DL coach Chris Wilson held the same title with the University of Georgia in 2013.
The two TEs in Sunday’s game played collegiately at Stanford: Eagles TE Zach Ertz (2010-12) and Falcons TEs Austin Hooper (2014-15)
Falcons RB Kenjon Barner played 4 seasons with the Eagles from 2014-2017 and won a SB with the Eagles in 2017.
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles
Video The Eagles started slow against their division rival the Washington Redskins falling down 17-0. But the Eagles high powered offense finally got into gear and Desean Jackson’s homecoming turned into a highlight reel as the speedy veteren receiver caught a pair of 50 yard TD passes and Alshon Jeffrey added a pair of his own to take the lead. And kept it away from the Redskins who failed to get anything going against the Eagles defense in the second half until the game was already out of reach after struggling to stop the Redskins passing attack in the first half.
Falcons
Video The Falcons came into the season as a potential playoff team, but looked nothing of the sort against the Minnesota Vikings to open the season. Matt Ryan played like a shell of the 2016 league MVP beginning his 12th season, unable to find his footing all afternoon in the face of a fierce pass rush that racked up four sacks. He threw 2 picks and struggled to get anything going until the game was already out of reach when he threw for 2 TDs in garbage time. The Falcons defense didn’t look much better as the Vikings ran all over them to the tune of 172 yards and 3 rushing TDs. Cousins only dropped back to throw a mere 10 times completing 8 of them in a dominant Vikings win.
2019 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Falcons
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) WR Julio Jones (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) C Alex Mack (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) OT Jake Matthews
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt) TE Austin Hooper (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Brad Allen
Philadelphia has posted a 20-14-1 (.586) all-time record vs. Atlanta (including playoffs), winning 11 of the last 15 (.733) series games dating back to 2000.
The Eagles are undefeated (3-0 overall) against the Falcons during the Doug Pederson era (since 2016), including a 15-10 home victory in the 2017 NFC Divisional Round
Doug Pederson has led the Eagles to a 34-20 record since 2016 (including playoffs), which marks the highest winning percentage (.630) by a head coach in franchise history.
Since 2016, Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the NFL in primetime winning percentage (.750, 12-4) (including playoffs)
ncluding playoffs, the Eagles have produced the 3rd-best red zone TD percentage (61.7%) in the NFL since 2017, trailing only New Orleans (64.8%) and Seattle (61.9%).
Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the NFL in 3rd-down conversion rate (43.7%) since 2017 (including playoffs), behind Tampa Bay (44.7%) and Atlanta (43.8%).
The Eagles own the 6th-highest scoring offense (25.8, 3rd in the NFC) in the NFL since 2017 (including playoffs), trailing only Kansas City (30.6), L.A. Rams (29.9), New Orleans (29.2), New England (28.5) and Pittsburgh (25.9).
Philadelphia leads the NFL in red zone defense (46.3%) since 2016 (including playoffs).
The Eagles have recorded the 5th-best (2nd in the NFC) 3rd-down defense (36.7%) in the NFL since 2016 (including playoffs), behind Minnesota (32.0%), Baltimore (35.1%), Denver (36.1%) and Jacksonville (36.6%).
Since 2016, Philadelphia ranks 5th in the NFL (2nd in the NFC) in points allowed per game (20.1) (including playoffs), behind NE (18.5), Bal. (18.9), Min. (19.1) and LAC (19.5).
Draft Picks
Eagles Falcons
OT Andre Dillard G Chris Lindstrom
RB Miles Sanders OT Kaleb McGray
WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside CB Kendall Sheffield
WR Shareff Miller DE John Cominsky
QB Clayton Thorson(I suck and am a Cowboy Now) RB Qadree Ollison
CB Jordan Miller
LB Cole Holcomb
WR Marcus Green
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Falcons
WR Desean Jackson DT Tyler Davison
DT Malik Jackson G Jame Carpenter
DE Vinny Curry G Jamon Brown
S Andrew Sendejo RB Kenjon Barner
LB Zach Brown TE Luke Stocker
DT Hassan Ridgeway S JJ Wilcox
QB Josh McCown
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Falcons
QB “Big Dick” Nick Foles CB Robert Alford
DE Michael Bennett RB Tevin Coleman
DE Chris Long CB Justin Bethel
S Chris Maragos DE Bruce Irvin
RB Jay Ajayi WR Marvin Hall
RB Josh Adams CB Brian Poole
RB Wendell Smallwood
WR Jordan Matthews
DT Haloti Ngata
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (73) needs 4 passing TDs to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time passing TDs list moving ahead of Sonny Jurgenson.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (29) needs 2 TDs to move up to 11th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jack Ferrante and Brent Celek
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (4881) needs 118 yards to move up to 8th on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing his mentor TE *Brent Celek
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (4881) needs 119 yards for 5000 career receiving yards.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying Jeremy Maclin.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6271) needs 194 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yard list to moving ahead of Mike Quick.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles needs 54 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
Falcons DE Vic Beasley (29.5) needs 1 sack to move up to 7th on the Falcons all-time sack list passing Roderick Coleman and 2 sacks to move u p to 6th on the list passing Lester Archambeau.
Falcons DE Vic Beasley (29.5) needs 1 sack to move up to 7th on the Falcons all-time sack list passing Roderick Coleman and 2 sacks to move u p to 6th on the list passing Lester Archambeau.
Falcons DE Adrian Clayburn (17.0) needs 2 sacks to move up to 17th on the Falcons all-time sack list passing Jumpy Geathers.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan (297) needs 3 TDs for 300 career passing touchdowns.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (10762) needs 102 yards to becomes the Falcons all-time leading receiver passing WR Roddy White.
Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (3335) needs 148 rushings yards to move up to 7th on the Falcons all-time rushing list passing FB Dave Hampton.
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WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
Matchups to Watch
Falcons Offensive Line vs Eagles Pass Rush
This is easily the most important matchup for the Eagles in this contest and one they have a favorable matchup in for the second consecutive week. PFF charted the Eagles as having a pressure rate of 42.2% against Keenum. This is a really good number but one that puzzles me a little bit. Coaches, players, and film experts all agree that the Redskins did a lot of max protect against our pass rush and for good reason. I think it worked well for the Redskins and I find the pressure percentage Philly was credited for to be quite generous. Individual players had their moments against the Skins but I felt the pass rush was ineffective; it’s still early but worth noting since that is how this defense is built to win. The Falcons Offensive line is one the Eagles have had a lot of success against recently and is still struggling to improve. They are looking to start rookie Kaleb McGary at right tackle and rotated him in for some snaps in week 1 with Ty Sambrailo. McGary was a bit of a project and working his way back from offseason injury. A tackle rotation is far from ideal under any circumstances, especially one with Sambrailo. Brandon Graham has a golden opportunity to flex in this contest with a matchup he should dominate. Fletcher Cox has been working in a bit as he works his way back into shape after offseason surgery. He has numerous wins against center Alex Mack throughout this matchup history and will see a journeyman backup guard Jamon Brown as he replaced rookie Chris Lindstrom at right guard. Mack is a good center but Brown is a terrible guard. Timmy Jernigan will also see extended snaps on the inside with the injury to Malik Jackson; the injury is a big loss for the Eagles but one they can overcome with Jernigan’s return and the steady play from Hassan Ridgeway. Left Guard James Carpenter isn’t anything to write home about either which bodes well for Philly. The Falcons have a solid-to-good left tackle in Jake Matthews who is fresh off a butt-kicking at the hands of Everson Griffen. I would expect Jake Matthews to bounce back and play better but there is blood in the water for Philadelphia here to get their pass rush back on track. Derek Barnett is showing a lot of improvement early on. Matthews continuing to struggle would create yet another opportunity for the Eagles pass rush. All of this, combined with the average coaching and play-calling from Dirk Koetter, creates an opportunity to attack the Falcons similar to how the Vikings did. Koetter calls for a lot of long developing pass plays which opens the door for a good pass rush to get home. The pass rush cannot afford to struggle for a second week in a row considering the next key matchup.
Falcons Receivers vs Eagles Secondary
The Eagles have a considerable advantage the trenches in this game but the Falcons have a juicy matchup (again) with the Eagles secondary. Schwartz has done well against the Falcons since he’s been DC with the Eagles, including shutting down their famed 2016 offense. Despite the successes the Eagles had of late, they’ve been carved to shreds by Julio. At least until he gets in the red zone, then he becomes Wholio. I won’t rehash the statline, but it ain’t great! The coaches, as well as the fans, will live with the Julio thrashing if we keep him out of the end zone and win the game. I just wonder how long the Eagles can get by playing with fire against this receiving group. Julio, Ridley, and Sanu are one of the best receiving rooms the Eagles will face this year. The Eagles secondary is fresh off poor matchup against the vaunted Case Keenum and his sad-sacks; they cannot afford the untimely coaching decisions and miscues from the players. We all know the scheme Schwartz will run. The Eagles defense is easy to figure out and remains unchanged. Players like Ronald Darby need to execute their coverage assignments better when they are asked to cover deep when the safety drops down. Coaches like Jim Schwartz should not have the slow Rasul Douglas play off-man coverage against a guy that runs 4.35 without safety help. Last week wasn’t an encouraging performance for the secondary. Fortunately, they know how to game plan against this Falcons squad and have had a lot of success in doing so. Any improvements from the secondary will go a long way to helping the Eagles win but it is not a unit that will carry them to victory. It can help them lose, which it almost did. This isn’t an offense you want to spot a lead.
Falcons Defensive Line vs Eagles Offensive Line
The Eagles have very favorable matchups in the trenches in this game as the Falcons don’t have a good defensive line outside of the great Grady Jarrett. He’s a treat to watch and one of the best interior defensive lineman in football. Jarrett is where the talent starts and unfortunately ends for Atlanta. Vic Beasley isn’t much of defender. Takk McKinley flashes some pass rush upside but is weak against the run. This is a unit that was mauled by the Vikings in the ground game. I don’t think the Vikings offensive line is suddenly good, but the favorable game script allowed them to run all over Atlanta. The Eagles have a much better Offensive Line with Kelce, Brooks, and Lane as All-Pro talents on the right side. Isaac Seumalo had a good and promising start at Left Guard with Jason Peters returning to form protecting the blindside. When healthy, this is a group with four All-Pro caliber players. This unit kept Wentz very clean and opened up holes in the ground game Hellen Keller could find. The Eagles haven’t had a lot of success offensively with the Falcons speed on defense but this defensive line is weaker for them than it has been. On the road, controlling the line of scrimmage will help keep the offense on schedule. The Falcons have struggled against running backs in the Dan Quinn era so dominating up front will go a long way in winning this contest.
Coaching Battle
There is a chance the Falcons Head Coach could be on the hot seat with another down season despite the talent on the roster. This is compounded by the major coaching changes they made heading into 2019. Dirk Koetter is a decent offensive coordinator and hasn’t proven to be much more than that in recent years. Still, this is a team, despite its flaws up front, that has a lot of talent. You have to love the Eagles coaches’ ability to consistently adapt in game circumstances to help the team win; they need to be better in this regard early in games this year. We all know the stat: the Eagles offense was among the league worst in 1st quarter scoring in 2018. Last Sunday saw a return of that. The 2019 is still very young to have definitive takes, but the coaching needs to be better early in games. You can’t consistently chase teams and expect to have success. The coaches do need time to figure out what works with the depth of weapons on the team so early bumps aren’t shocking. But this is a Falcons coaching staff that has held the Eagles offense in check since Quinn has been head coach and has weapons to make Philly pay a more punishing price than the Skins delivered. I mention this for all of the above reasons – not to try and panic. Doug is a great coach and has proven to rally the team. They just need to be more consistent. The same goes for Jim Schwartz. The defense is unchanged but some of the same problems remain; it’s up to the coaches to put the players in more advantageous situations to succeed.
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[Game Preview] Playoff Edition Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints (13-3) vs Philadelphia Eagles(10-7)

Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) at New Orleans Saints (13-3)
The skin of a Treyvon Hester’s pinky saved the Eagles’ season last week as it altered the flight of the Cody Parkey field goal attempt just enough to cause the double doink and send the Eagles to the divisional game against the number 1 seed New Orleans’ Saints. On the Eagles last trip to the Superdome earlier in the season they took a beating of lifetime as the Saints rolled 48-7 running up the score and going for it on 4th down in the fourth when they were already in field goal range and up 3 scores. The Eagles will be looking for revenge and a win to send them back to the NFCCG and a chance to go back to the Super Bowl and defend their title. The task won’t be easy, the high powered offense run by Drew Brees and architected by Sean Payton have put up points at will this season averaging 31.5 points per game. The Eagles defense will need to play better this time around if they have any hope of pulling up the upset in New Orleans. The eagles will have some help Avonte Maddox who missed a majority of the first meeting with an injury has returned and played well of late and the Eagles got some reinforcements on the DL getting DT Timmy Jernigan back from the NFI list. The Eagles patchwork secondary has also become more in sync the past few games which should help. On the other side of the ball the Eagles will look a little different from their first meeting with Nick Foles under a healthy Jason Kelce who missed majority of the first game and healthy Lane Johnson. The Eagles have also returned Darren Sproles since their first meeting who has looked spry in his return to action adding another dimension to the Eagles offense. Both these teams are hungry to add another Super Bowl trophy to the collection. While Pederson said being in the divisional round was motivation enough, which may be true as many of the players on this team already have a ring from last season and know what is at stake. Payton took a different route wheeling in the trophy and 200K in cash presumably taken from the leftover Bounty Fund to motivate his team to win the next three games. No matter how they motivate their players though, the two coaches will be in a chess match Sunday with the winner moving on to the NFC Championship and a step closer to the Super Bowl. Go Birds!
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Date
Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Game Time Game Location
4:40 PM - Eastern Mercedes-Benz Superdome
3:40 PM - Central 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive
2:40 PM - Mountain New Orleans, LA 70112
1:40 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Dome
Surface: Fieldturf
Temperature: 51°F
Feels Like: 51°F
Forecast: Dome.
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Cloud Coverage: 50%
Wind: Dome.
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: New Orleans by -8
OveUnder: 50.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 7-9-1, New Orleans 10-6
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a national audience. Kevin Burkhardt will handle the play-by-play duties and Charles Davis will provide analysis. Pam Oliver will report from the sidelines.
Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Saints Radio
WWL (870AM/105.3FM) is the flagship station of the Saints Radio Network. Former Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief handles the play-by-play duties, former Saints running back Deuce McAllister provides color commentary and Steve Geller is on the New Orleans sideline for all the contests.
National Radio
Westwood One Radio will carry the game nationally with Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst) and Tucker(sideline).
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Saints Channel National Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 82(Internet 825) SIRI 83 (Internet 821) SIRI 88( Internet 88)
XM Radio XM 226 (Internet 825) XM 225 (Internet 821) SIRI 88( Internet 88)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 226 (Internet 825) SXM 225 (Internet 821) SIRI 88( Internet 88)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST W PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Strk
Cowboysz 11-6 .647 8-1 3-5 5-1 9-3 363 346 17 3W
Eaglesy 10-7 .588 5-3 5-4 4-2 7-6 383 363 20 4W
Redskins 7-9 .438 3-5 4-4 2-4 6-6 281 359 -78 2L
Giants 5-11 .313 2-6 3-5 1-5 4-8 369 412 -43 3L
[x]-Clinched Division [y]-Clinched Wildcard [z]= Clinched 1st round bye [*]-Clinched Home Field Advantage
NFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Saints South 13-3
2 Rams West 13-3
3 Bears North 12-
4 Cowboys East 11-6
5 Seahawks West 11-4
6 Eagles East 10-7
This Weekends NFC Games
Game Time Location
Cowboys @ Rams1/122019 8:15PM EST LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
Eagles @ Saints 1/13/2019 4:40PM EST Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA
AFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Chiefs West
2 Patriots East 11-5
3 Texans South 11-5
4 Ravens North 10-6
5 Chargers West 12-4
6 Colts South 10-6
This Weekends AFC Games
Game Time Location
Colts @ 1/12/2019 4:35PM EST Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Chargers @ Patriots 1/13/2019 1:05PM EST Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Series Information
Philadelphia Eagles lead the New Orleans Saints, (17-14)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
November 6, 1967 at Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA. New Orleans Saints 31 - Philadelphia Eagles 24
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the New Orleans Saints (726-656)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-1 vs. the Saints
Sean Payton: 6-2 vs. the Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Pederon vs Payton: Payton leads 1-0
Quarterback Record
Nick Foles: Against Saints 0-1
Drew Brees: Against Eagles: 4-3
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Nick Foles vs Drew Brees: Brees leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Series tied: 2-2
Record @ Mercedes Benz SuperDome: Philadelphia leads series: 8-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 12 - Saints No. 1
Record
Eagles: 10-7
Saints: 13-3
Last Meeting and Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Saints 48 - Eagles 7
The Eagles went into New Orleans beat up and left worse off as Jason Kelce, Avonte Maddox and Sidney Jones all left the game due to injury. The beat up Eagles were no match for the Saints who had their way with them all day long. Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints won their ninth straight with a 48-7 demolition of Philadelphia on Sunday that marked the Eagles' worst loss by far since they won last season's Super Bowl.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
11/18/18 Saints Eagles 48-7
10/11/15 Eagles Saints 39-17
01/04/14 Saints Eagles 26-24
11/05/12 Saints Eagles 28-13
09/20/09 Saints Eagles 48-22
12/23/07 Eagles Saints 38-23
01/13/07 Saints Eagles 27-24
10/15/06 Saints Eagles 27-24
11/23/03 Eagles Saints 33-20
09/24/00 Eagles Saints 21-7
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Saints Saints
Playoff Matchup Picks
Divisional Round - "Expert" Picks
2018 Regular Season Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Saints Season Stats
2018 Regular Season Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 141 195 72.3% 1413 7 4 96.0
Brees 364 489 74.4% 3992 32 5 115.7
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Adams 120 511 36.5 4.3 3
Kamara 194 883 58.9 4.6 14
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 116 1163 72.7 10.0 8
Thomas 125 1405 93.7 11.6 9
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Cox 10.5 44.0
Jordan 12 49.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 97 79 18 1.0
Davis 110 74 36 5.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Douglas 3 10
Williams/Lattimore/Apple/Banjo 2 12
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 61 2937 68 48.1 42.7 24 7 0
Morestead 43 1996 60 46.4 43.2 15 4 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 31 26 83.9% 61 33/35
Lutz 30 28 93.3% 54 52/53
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Scott 4 96 24.0 35 0
Hill 14 348 24.9 47 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 10 83 8.3 14 0 9
Kamara 12 82 6.8 16 0 9
League Rankings 2018
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Saints Stat Saints Rank
Total Offense 365.7 14th 379.2 8th
Rush Offense 98.1 28th 126.6 6th
Pass Offense 267.2 7th 252.6 12th
Points Per Game 22.9 18th 31.5 3rd
3rd-Down Offense 41.0% 12th 44.6% 7th
4th-Down Offense 60.9% 10th 81.3% 2nd
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 57.9% 17th 69.6% 4th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Saints Stat Saints Rank
Total Defense 366.2 23rd 349.1 14th
Rush Defense 96.9 7th 80.2 2nd
Pass Defense 269.3 30th 268.9 29th
Points Per Game 21.8 12th 22.1 14th
3rd-Down Defense 35.3% 6th 41.3% 24th
4th-Down Defense 57.9% 19th 48.3% 9th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 44.6% 1st 63.3% 23rd
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Saints Stat Saints Rank
Turnover Diff. -6 25th +8 7th
Penalty Per Game 6.3 9th 5.9 T-5th
Penalty Yards Per Game 53.3 T-8th 58.7 15th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video – In the battle of Reid’s Bastards, Pederson’s team struck first as the Eagles scored on a Jake Elliott field goal on the opening possession. The scoring went silent until a Nick Foles INT set up a FG for the Bears to bring the score to a tie, the Bears added another field to take the Bears into halftime up 6-3. The Eagles took the lead on their first possession of the second half with a Dallas Goedert TD before the Bears answered with a TD and FG of their own to take a 15-10 lead. The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs, and Chicago provided it. The Eagles repaid them by knocking off the number defense for the second year in a row in the playoffs to send the Bears home. Foles lead the Eagles offense down field and scored a Golden Tate TD with under a minute to go in the game. The Bears marched down the field with a chance to answer and come away with the win on a last second field. Pederson iced Parkey on his first attempt when he lined up for his second shot. He lined up and kicked it with a slightly low trajectory, just low enough for the pinky of Trayvon Hester alter the flight and cause a double doink off the upright and cross bar. The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs, and Chicago provided it. The Eagles repaid them by sending them home in the wildcare round as Pederson came out victorious in the Battle of Reid’s bastards.
Saints - Saints had a first round bye.
Connections
Eagles QB Nick Foles and Saints QB Drew Brees attended Westlake High School.
Saints HC Sean Payton worked as the QB Coach for the Eagles from 1997-1998 seasons.
Eagles starting safety Malcom Jenkins was drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 2009 draft and played for the Saints from 2009-2013.
Saints safety Kurt Coleman was drafted by the Eagles in the 7th round of the 2010 draft any played for the Eagles from 2010-2013.
Saints corner Eli Apple was born in Philadelphia, PA.
Saints WR Keith Kirkwood attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Saints CB Patrick Robonsin played one season with the Eagles in 2017 and was a member of the Super Bowl Team.
Saints Senior Defensive Assistant Peter Giunta worked as the Eagles DB coach from 1991-1994.
2019 Pro Bowlers|
Eagles Saints
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) QB Drew Brees (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) WR Michael Thomas (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) OT Terron Armstead (Starter)
DE Camerron Jordan (Starter)
C Max Unger
General
Referee: Carl Cheffers
The Philadelphia Eagles finished with the top ranked front seven in football according to Pro Football Focus.
Avonte Maddox has allowed the second lowest passer rating in the NFL this season.
The Eagles have gone the most consecutive playoff game without a 100 yard rusher (nine games). The last time they had one Brian Westbrook against the Saints in 2006.
Eagles Defensive Line have the 4th best pass rush win rate within 2.5 seconds at 57% according to ESPN NextGen Stats.
No team has repeated as Super Bowl champion since New England in 2004, and the Eagles are a sixth seed. The last sixth seed to win the NFL title was Green Bay in the 2010 season; the Packers won the NFC championship at Soldier Field that season.
Nick Foles has thrown multiple TDs in three consecutive playoff games, which is tied with Donovan McNabb (Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 2005) for the longest streak in Eagles postseason history. Overall, Foles has recorded two-or-more passing TDs in four of his five career playoff games.
Nick Foles has beaten the No. 1 scoring defense in consecutive postseasons (2018 Bears, 2017 Vikings). John Elway (1997-98) and Joe Montana (1988-89) are the only other QBs since the 1970 merger to do that.
Draft Picks
Eagles Saints
TE Dallas Goedert DE Marcus Davenport
CB Avonte Maddox WR Tre'Quan Smith
DE Josh Sweat OT Rick Leonard
T Matt Pryor S Natrell Jameron
T Jordan Mailata CB Kamrin Moore
RB Boston Scott
C Will Clapp
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Saints
WR Mike Wallace CB Patrick Robinson
WR Markus Wheaton CB Eli Apple
DT Haloti Ngata TE Benjamin Watson
P Cameron Johnston G Jermon Bushrod
DT Bruce Hector WR Cameron Meredith
LB DJ Alexander LB Demario Davis
WR Jordan Matthews S Kurt Coleman
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Saints
DE Vinny Curry TE Coby Fleener
WR Torrey Smith G Senio Kelemete
RB Kenjon Barner OT Zach Strief
RB LaGarrett Blount QB Chase Daniel
LB RB Mychal Kendricks S Rafael Bush
CB Patrick Robinson S Kenny Vaccaro
TE Trey Burton LB Jonathan Freeny
DT Beau Allen
P Donnie Jones
WR Marcus Johnson
TE Brent Celek
PFF Stats to Know
Tackling
Eagles fans have been loving the physicality of the Eagles defense, lately, and especially the comeuppance of LB Nigel Bradham and CB Rasul Douglas. Both have been indispensable and tackling machines, lately. Looking at the CBs - Of the 8 teams remaining in the playoffs, New Orleans features 3 CBs in the top 6 in terms of tackling efficiency (weighted by snaps), when looking at the 2018 regular season (Lattimore, Crawley, Williams. If you narrow that to the second half of the season, Rasul Douglas rises to #8. Looking at the LBs - Hicks and Grugier-Hill were the 4th and 9th-best in tackling efficiency, with Anzalone at 11th, Davis at 16th, and Bradham at 18th. If you're going to look at the 2nd half of the season to see who was on the rise, well Bradham didn't actually rise. That distinction falls to Craig Robertson, who was 5th, Anzalone at 10th, and Grugier-Hill at 11th. Hicks was 16th, Gerry 17th, and Bradham 18th. Run Stopping was Bradham's bigger strength, neck-and-neck with AJ Klein and Davis (9th, 8th, 10th, respectively for the regular season).
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WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
Fun Fact
More Eagles running backs have had 100-yard postseason rushing games at the Superdome in New Orleans than in any other stadium. Including their own stadiums! Wilbert Montgomery had the only Eagles 100-yard rushing game at the Vet (194 yards in the 1980 NFC Championship Game) and Brian Westbrook has the only one so far at the Linc (141 yards against the Giants in a 2006 wild-card game). But both Heath Sherman (105 yards in 1992 wild-card game) and Westbrook (116 yards in 2006 conference semifinals) have done it at the Superdome.
Matchups to Watch
Eagles Passing Attack vs. Saints Pass Defense
Thanks to Eagles great Cody Parkey, the Eagles have a chance for revenge Sunday in New Orleans. The Saints are a complete team and even if the Eagles were at full strength this would be a significant test for them. Both sides of the ball are playing and coaching well of late with some stability added to the Eagles back end. Despite that, the biggest matchup the Eagles need to win will be with their passing offense. The Eagles defense does have the ability to make some plays that can change the game but it will be a tall task given injury and Brees. Basically, the Saints should be able to score and the Eagles are going to need to keep up. The Saints enter the contest with a top flight run defense by yardage surrendered and yards per carry which plays into the Eagles hands since they aren't an effective run offense. The simple truth is you throw to score points and get a lead then rush to keep the lead and bleed the clock. The Eagles will need Foles to play a much cleaner game than he did outside of the final drive last week. Fortunately, he'll have the benefit of facing a worse, but solid, pass defense. The Saints do have talented pieces in their secondary with second year pros Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Williams. After those two the matchups become more intriguing for the Eagles. It's no secret the Eagles struggled mightily to incorporate Golden Tate into the offense but it appears that the coaches have finally made him a useful part of the offense. The shift to 12 personnel to close and save the season was a breath of fresh air but the Eagles beat the Bears with heavy 11 personnel. This was smart as it allowed the Eagles to best attack where the Bears defense was relatively weak. Since the Beatdown on Bourbon, the Saints have allowed an opponent passer rating of 80.3 with 5.6 yards per attempt and an average of 8.3 Air Yards per attempt against 11 personnel. Compare that to a passer rating allowed of 107.2 with 8.2 yards per attempt and an average of 13.3 Air Yards per attempt out of 12 personnel and you can see where the cracks in the pass defense are. Given the depth of receiving options for the Eagles and the questionable players on the back end for the Saints, it's possible we'd see an uptick in 12 personnel to take advantage of weak safety play from players not named Marcus Williams and questionable coverage LBs. But the Eagles are multiple out of every personnel grouping and can really give the Saints defense fits with what they do. Furthermore, the short passing game serves as an extension of the running game so we'll see a diverse attack against the Saints. New Orleans is very likely to score in the contest so the Eagles offense needs to be the one to carry the defense in this showdown. They have the opportunity, coaching, and talent to do so.
Eagles Defensive Line vs. Saints Offensive Line
t all starts up front for the Eagles in this contest as it does for the Saints as well. This is a strength v. strength matchup that the Saints won with ease last time surrendering only 1 QB hit and a handful of pressures. That cannot happen to the Eagles again this week. The pass rush will have to have some impact in order to throw off the Saints pass rush. Drew Brees will go down as one of the best QBs in the history of the sport but like every QB in the NFL his production dips against pressure. Brees is one of the best QBs under pressure but pressure forces fewer successful plays and even negative plays. Unfortunately for the Eagles they face a Saints OL that should have all of their starters ready for contest. Armstead is an elite tackle and Ramczyk is a very good right tackle; both are very good in run and pass protection. PFF LVP Andrus Peat is a good LG and Center Max Unger had an All Pro caliber season. It's a good group that is well coached. There have been some cracks in production lately for the offensive line as they suffered some injury so it'll be wise to pay attention to how they all play coming out of the bye. Depth along the DL for the Eagles isn't as great as it normally is but the unit is playing as well as it could be at the most important time. They'll need to be active and disciplined to defend the air and ground attacks of the Saints. The greater impact must come against the pass in order to throw the Saints offense out of rhythm.
Eagles Pass Defense vs Saints Passing Offense
If the Eagles are going to pull off the upset they are going to need to have one of their stronger performances of the year on the back end which is a tall task. In their first meeting, Schwartz elected to double team Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara repeatedly. This lead to predictable man to man across the board and forcing everyone else to win their 1v1 matchups. Yeah. This week that won't happen again since we do have warm bodies to build a game plan after learning a valuable lesson. Michael Thomas is fresh off of 1st Team AP honors with an 85% catch rate; the Eagles don't have a CB on the roster that can limit him and give him fits like Byron Jones did. Ted Ginn will return to action for this game. And Alvin Kamara is still Alvin Kamara. Most importantly, Drew Brees is still stupid good. The Eagles will likely have to come up with a game plan to take away/limit Michael Thomas but mix up a lot of coverages elsewhere. Either way, they need to add some variety in what they do while playing disciplined enough to take away the big play. Despite the increasingly positive play from the secondary as a whole it is still not a good enough unit to shut down the Saints offense. They'll need to work off the pass rush and play smart football to try and force the Saints into mistakes. And frankly, it'll come down to guys like Nigel Bradham not getting worked by lesser talents like Dan Arnold again.
Eagles Offensive Line vs Saints Pass Rush
This is another fun matchup for those interested in trench warfare as the elite Eagles offensive line battles the Saints fun pass rush. The Saints group is led by All Pro Cameron Jordan and budding star Sheldon Rankins. This is as formidable a pass rush duo as you'll find in the NFL. Both have the ability to generate a lot of heat on the QB and make big plays against opposing offenses. You'll see defensive coordinator Dennis Allen be very creative with both rushers - especially Jordan - by lining them up all over the formation. The rest of the Saints defensive front features a number of quality pass rushers the Eagles offensive line will face. Common perception after the Bears game was that the offensive line completely shut down Khalil Mack; while Mack didn't make any impact plays in pass rush he was still a factor. The Eagles OL rose to the occasion against a talented Bears front and limited them from making a huge impact even though they made some plays elsewhere. That's what the Eagles offensive line needs to do again and they are very capable of doing that. Additionally, the quicker time to throw as an offensive philosophical shift will help slow down the impact of the Saints pass rush group. Allowing the QB to think and play fast also protects the OL. When you have an OL as talented as the Eagles that can go a long way to having success. I would expect the Eagles to continue with what they have been doing while ensuring they eliminate Cameron Jordan from the equation. He's their best defensive player and pass rusher; minimizing his impact can help control the game. It won't be an easy task but it is the smart one. The OL just needs to make sure it accounts for the other rushers as well.
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