So every week we make three bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles and scarily we have had at least one correct for the past six weeks…NO other large sports site has this kind of accuracy or makes these kind of features, so with that being said..let’s make this week number seven..it’s time to stop sleeping on us!
We wrote an article earlier today detailing how this may be the toughest challenge that the Eagles secondary has faced this season. Purely because of how often both Landry and Matthews are targeted and how effective they are down the field. They thrive on deep passes and have caught 70% of their passes this season combining for over 1,000 yards..but they also now come up against an Eagles Secondary that have allowed just 13 passing touchdowns this season and rank second in takeaways. The game is set for a shootout there’s no doubt about it but with this unit working so well, it’s hard to imagine an inconsistent Dolphins team will run rampant. So our guess is that the Eagles will have at least two interceptions, concede less than 250 passing yards and allow less than 3 passing touchdowns…it’s time to stop sleeping on us.
The Eagles suffered a big loss when news broke that Jordan Hicks would miss the remainder of the season, but the Dolphins also have endured a big setback. Starting Right Tackle Ja’Wuan James will not play against the Eagles which is a HUGE loss. His name may not jump out at you as a playmaker but for a Dolphins team that have given up 23 sacks this season, you can already see the issue. The Eagles with the likes of Brandon Graham forcing fumbles and Kiko Alonso’s dominance back to his best should run rampant against a weak O-line and a Quarterback who is either red hot or ice cold. We’re predicting that with Alonso now playing the majority of snaps again and the linebacker core looking as tough as it is, the Eagles will record four sacks on Tannehill and cause at least one fumble.
Unleash the beast
DeMarco Murray shone in Sunday Night’s win over his former team and it’s been a long time coming. We can talk for days (we already have) about the reasons why it’s taken so long or the steps he and the team have taken to turn Murray into a more versatile back but the bottom line is this. The Dolphins have allowed 1300 yards against the run this year and are one of the worst run defenses in the league. With the Eagles 1-2 punch working wonders against Dallas, both Mathews and Murray are primed for a big night against the Dolphins on home turf. We’re predicting that not only will both get on the board with a touchdown each but they will score a rushing touchdown in the first quarter to assert their dominance on the game. Murray will rush for 150 yards and two touchdowns whilst Mathews will rush for 100 and put up one score. Oh, and there will be a two point conversion.
Over the last six weeks we have predicted
Sam Bradford’s utilisation of the deep ball
Nelson Agholor’s breakout game
Byron Maxwell’s first Interception
Correct number of rushing yards for DeMarco Murray
Correct passing yardage for Sam Bradford
and that’s just the prominent ones…
We can assure you that no other Philadelphia Eagles website has 1) this kind of record and 2) this kind of feature that is not only successful week in and week out but also changing the way our team is reported on. We’re coming for the throne, be sure to keep this page bookmarked and keep referring to it throughout the game.