Well, we’re here. Win. And. In. It’s that simple. Every Eagle needs to be on their A-game today, making it the perfect matchup to end another regular season of our ‘Five Bold Predictions’ series.
Before we get started….WE WENT 5/5 LAST WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
Record: Record so far: 26-65
Wentz makes history
250 passing yards is all it will take for Carson Wentz to make history today, by becoming the only QB in Eagles history to throw for 4,000 yards. The Giants are looking to play spoiler here, but Wentz tossed 325 yards of offensive past them just a few short weeks ago and the offense has come a long way since then.
My first bold prediction, with it all on the line, is for Carson Wentz to throw for 300+ yards, adding 3 touchdowns and 0 INT into the mix.
Offensive rookie of the year
He’s already broken the Eagles rookie rushing record, but Sanders has now built up quite the argument to win the NFL’s ‘Offensive Rookie Of The Year’ award. The development in his game on a weekly basis has been astounding, and his numbers speak for themselves. Jordan Howard is back in the fold this week, but it’s the ‘hot hand’ who will be ridden throughout the game and there’s a strong chance Sanders is leaned on more than ever due to a total lack of weaponry on offense.
With that in mind, I’m predicting a 100+ rushing yard burst from Sanders for one last statement that he deserves to be in the conversation for an award won by his former PSU teammate, Saquon Barkley, not too long ago.
With Ronald Darby on IR, Rasul Douglas will get the start in his place. Sul has had a topsy-turvy season and has flashed the same traits he always has – great play around the catch-point and vicious tackling. The only problem is…he isn’t the best fit for a scheme that relies on DB speed and playing with outside leverage, asking a corner to close over the top of the route with acceleration.
Either way, Douglas is likely competing for his future. Both starting CB’s are pending free agents and the play has been abysmal all year long, leaving the Eagles with a potential rebuild. It’s down to Douglas to once again prove people wrong and prove he belongs.
My third bold prediction is for Rasul Douglas to intercept a pass and break up another in week 17.
BG bounces back
Brandon Graham has been ‘sackless’ since week 12, but now faces former UDFA RT Nick Gates, who was also listed on the injury report this week as a limited participant in practice. He has to be smelling blood in the water and as we all know, Graham shines on the biggest stages, just ask Tom Brady.
I’m predicting 2 sacks for Brandon Graham in today’s week 17 clash!
The Captain burns the ships
Would it be a bold predictions piece without a Captain Cre’Von mention?
If the Eagles get out to an early lead and can keep the Giants quiet, we may finally see some significant LeBlanc action given the injury to Darby and the limited practice for Jalen Mills. If that does happen, I’m going to end this series by predicting a pick for our Captain, who will burn down the Giants’ ships.
What are your bold predictions? Let us know in the comments!