With the Eagles season finale comes our Bold predictions finale. After a strong week against the Giants, predicting Nelson Agholor’s second touchdown as well as a breakout performance from Jalen Mills, we now stand at 24/60 on the season. We still technically have enough breathing room to hit 50% this season, which would be a monumental achievement and after last week’s hot resurgence it’s certainly likely..but can we come up big when it matters most?
Agholor’s proving ground:
The second year receiver bounced back from his mid-season troubles last week, with his second touchdown reception of the season. Agholor caught his longest pass of the year in a moment that was sure to have boosted his confidence. But now, with the pressure of the Eagles pursuing a veteran Free Agent, there’s no guarantee Agholor’s spot as the number one outside receiver is safe.
Agholor simply has to shine in the season finale in what is essentially one last opportunity to prove to the Coaching Staff that he can still live up to the potential that he flashed during his USC days. With the Cowboys taking their Foot off the Gas in the final game, I’m predicting Agholor to receive for a season high 70 yards and catch his third touchdown pass of the season, ending on a high and throwing a Cat amongst the Pigeons.
Terrell Watson’s NFL debut:
The Eagles recently promoted one of the most inspiring running backs on the planet, Terrell Watson to the active roster due to a lack of depth in the backfield. The Eagles committee effort is set to consist of Darren Sproles, Byron Marshall and Terrell Watson on Sunday..but it’s the former Cleveland Brown that will be looking to turn heads.
Making his NFL debut in a game where the Eagles could be looking to see what possibilities immediately present them as opposed to making Free agency moves or draft pushes. If Terrell Watson has a shot to prove to the NFL that he has what it takes to write one more chapter in his incredible novel, it’s this one.
In a game where the Eagles are focusing on development of their younger players, I’m predicting Watson to rush for 50 yards and his first ever NFL touchdown, sparking enough excitement to pave the way for a secure future in the NFL.
Cox makes history:
As it stands, Fletcher Cox is just one Sack shy of tying Jerome Brown for the 4th-most by an interior lineman in Franchise history. With eight tackles and 2.5 sacks in his last three games, Cox has been playing much closer to his 2015 form than he has been all year..which means if he can make life miserable for former Eagles QB Mark Sanchez
Vaeao makes a statement:
Bennie Logan’s future is anything but certain as of right now, with the Eagles salary cap situation being unenviable at best. The Birds may be looking to build a younger corps around Fletcher Cox if the form of Bennie Logan raises his value past the Eagles budget and if that’s the case, undrafted rookie Destiny Vaeao has one more shot at proving himself worthy of one day inheriting a starting role.
Vaeao is currently sat toward the bottom of the depth chart, but with 13 tackles and 2 sacks on the season..it’s clear that he has the potential to develop into a reliable asset. One big performance against the Cowboys could be all it takes to sway the Eagles away from spending money they arguably would be wise to avoid. We’re predicting Vaeao to rack up 5 tackles and a sack in some extended playing time on Sunday.
Wentz shows prowess:
The last time the Eagles played the Cowboys, Wentz threw for 202 yards and a touchdown, completing 74.4% of his passes. Since then however, it’s been a bumpy road. The rookie has had various roadblocks to overcome along with having to punch through the dreaded “rookie wall”. But in the last few games, Wentz has really shown how much he’s developed.
Whether it’s leading game-tying drives, making plays with his legs or exercising a confidence in taking shots down the field, Wentz has certainly emerged as the quarterback many hoped to see in recent weeks. But with this being a rivalry matchup and one that Wentz has already lost in Overtime..there will be an extra chip on his shoulder.
As a result, I’m predicting for Wentz to have his best game of the season, throwing for 3 touchdowns and 300 yards.