Week 9 – BYE
The Eagles probably will need the bye desperately. After a slew of top defenses in October, the injury bug will surely be rearing its ugly head around this time.
Week 10 – New York Giants
Poor Daniel Jones. He and the Giants have a brutal start to the season with the defenses they see. From Week 1 to Week 9 they have the Steelers, Bears, 49ers, Rams, Cowboys, WFT, Eagles, Bucs, and the WFT again. This game is their final game before their bye, but they’ll be limping into it as they lose again to the Eagles.
Week 11 – Cleveland Browns
(insert OBJ joke here)
- Yards per game: 340.9 (22nd)
- Passing yards per game: 222.1 (22nd)
- Rushing yards per game: 118.8 (12th)
- Points per game: 20.9 (22nd)
- Yards allowed per game: 361.6 (22nd)
- Passing yards allowed per game: 216.9 (7th)
- Rushing yards allowed per game: 144.7 (30th)
- Points allowed per game: 24.6 (20th)
- Turnover differential: -8 (26th)
T Jack Conklin (free agency), TE Austin Hooper (free agency), DE Adrian Clayborn (free agency), S Karl Joseph (free agency), CB Kevin Johnson (free agency), T Jedrick Wills (draft)
LB Joe Schobert (free agency), LB Christian Kirksey (free agency), S Eric Murray (free agency), S Juston Burris (free agency), S Damarious Randall (free agency)
I thoroughly believe this is Baker’s last year in Cleveland if he does not perform as a number one overall pick should perform. With a new head coach in Cleveland, Mayfield could be a lame duck.
It’s not like he’ll be without weapons. Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, David Njoku, and Austin Hooper are all at his disposal to take Cleveland to the playoffs. Too bad they play in the AFC North.
While the Browns offense may give the Eagles some issues, their defense should allow the Eagles to score almost at will. Top pick Grant Delpit is out for the season, they lost their tackle machine Joe Schobert to free agency, and their secondary is always one step away from the IR. Look for the Eagles to win a high scoring game.
Week 12 – Seattle Seahawks
The dreaded game. Third time in a row in Philly, is it third time’s a charm?
Beware: this starts the second trifecta gauntlet
- Yards per game: 374.4 (8th)
- Passing yards per game: 236.9 (14th)
- Rushing yards per game: 137.5 (4th)
- Points per game: 25.3 (9th)
- Yards allowed per game: 381.6 (26th)
- Passing yards allowed per game: 263.9 (27th)
- Rushing yards allowed per game: 117.7 (22nd)
- Points allowed per game: 24.9 (T-22nd)
- Turnover differential: +12 (T-3rd)
TE Greg Olsen (free agency), WR Phillip Dorsett (free agency), CB Quinton Dunbar (trade), DE Bruce Irvin (free agency)
G D.J. Fluker (free agency), T George Fant (free agency), T German Ifedi (free agency), DT Al Woods (free agency), RB Marshawn Lynch (retirement), RB C.J. Prosise (free agency), LB Jadeveon Clowney (free agency), DE Ezekiel Ansah (free agency)
Russell Wilson has never lost to the Eagles, nor has Pete Carroll as head coach of the Seahawks.
Their offense still will be clicking on all cylinders as Josh Gordon is back with the team. He, D.K. Metcalf, and old man Greg Olsen will look to keep Russell Wilson in the MVP discussion and keep the team in the hunt for the NFC West crown. However, the Seahawks offensive line is abysmal and their defense is still atrocious. Monday Night Football comes to Philadelphia with a win and a huge sigh of relief for the Eagles.
Week 13 – Green Bay Packers
December at Lambeau? Brrrrrr…. sorry.
- Yards per game: 345.5 (18th)
- Passing yards per game: 233.3 (17th)
- Rushing yards per game: 112.2 (15th)
- Points per game: 23.5 (15th)
- Yards allowed per game: 352.6 (18th)
- Passing yards allowed per game: 232.6 (14th)
- Rushing yards allowed per game: 120.1 (23rd)
- Points allowed per game: 19.6 (9th)
- Turnover differential: +12 (T-3rd)
Uhhh.. drafting RB A.J. Dillon? (For real, they addressed the WR corps by signing Devin Funchess, who opted out), LB Christian Kirksey (free agency), DT Treyvon Hester (free agency)
TE Jimmy Graham (released), T Bryan Bulaga (free agency)
The Packers did almost nothing to improve their team for 2020. They did, however, improve it for when Aaron Rodgers is gone. QB Jordan will not see the field this year, A.J. Dillon will most likely see time but only as a goal-line specialist, and Davante Adams will look to shake the injury bug to post another dominant season. Aaron Rodgers has yet another year of trying to pull this team together to make the playoffs. Don’t forget about Aaron Jones.
The Green Bay defense is still very good. Jaire Alexander and Adrian Amos are both elite secondary members, the Smiths (Preston and Za’Darius) are very good, and they still deploy Kenny Clark on the defensive line.
The Eagles were able to shock the Packers in 2019, but I think a December game in Lambeau (even without fans) will be the difference here. The Eagles suffer a December loss.
“Third Quarter” record: 3-1
Overall record: 9-3
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