5 Bold predictions for when the Eagles battle the Chiefs on Monday Night Football

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) high fives Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Eagles are preparing for a big game tonight as they go on the road to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The last time these two teams met, the referees chose to take the game into their own hands to decide who the winner was. So yeah, fans were robbed of an incredible ending for their 15 minutes of fame. 

Now, we’re once again going to see the two best teams in the NFL go at it on Monday Night. Hurts and the Eagles are 8-1 while Mahomes and the Chiefs are 7-2. It’s safe to say that whoever wins this game will either have the best record in the NFL or be tied with the Lions who are 8-2 at the moment.

Here are some bold predictions for tonight’s matchup:

The Andy Reid streak ends

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid answers a question during an NFL football Super Bowl media availability in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. The Chiefs will play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Since being fired from the Eagles, Andy Reid has been undefeated against his former team. Andy Reid is 4-0 against the Birds and that streak ends tonight. Hurts and the Eagles are an extremely motivated team this season. They’ve been dragged through the mud in nearly every game and have only lost one game this season. 

That speaks volumes to where this team’s mindset is at this year. They had a taste of the wrong confetti falling in February and are hoping to right the ship this season. 

Will the real Kelce-Swift duo please stand up?

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) hands off to Eagles running back D’Andre Swift (0) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

While all eyes will be on the new heartthrob couple Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, they won’t be the ones that stand out on Monday night. I believe that D’Andre Swift will be the difference maker in the Eagles Super Bowl run this season. 

While Miles Sanders was great with Philly last season, Swift provides a different wrinkle to this offense. His acceleration and quick feet with positive decision-making will stand out against the Chiefs’ defense tonight. And of course, Jason Kelce will be leading the way. It’s time for Big Brother to show out.

Kevin Byard makes a statement

FILE – Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) makes an interception on a pass to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool, left, during the second half of an NFL football game Dec. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Byard emerged as one of the top safeties when he led the league with eight interceptions as a second-year player in 2017 and has maintained a high level ever since.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

The Eagle secondary has been questionable this season. From injuries to blown coverages, they have gone through it all but now, after the bye, they should be much healthier. Plus, Kevin Byard was given an extra week to get acclimated with the scheme.

I strongly believe that Byard will be a difference maker, especially against Travis Kelce. The Eagles have struggled mightily against Tight Ends in the past but tonight, Byard shows the world why the Eagles defense will be just fine. 

DeVonta Smith is back

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) catches the ball and runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Smitty has well over 500 receiving yards this season but he has yet to truly make a statement. Why not tonight?  I think Smith takes center stage in the Eagles passing attack and collects 100 receiving yards with two touchdowns. 

The Eagles’ slim reaper will get his groove going early on to help Hurts and the offense stay ahead of the Chiefs. With Dallas Goedert being out for the next couple of games, I strongly believe that this means Smith will rise to the occasion.

Brian Johnson says hello

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 29: Philadelphia Eagles coach Brian Johnson looks on during the NFC Championship Game between the San Fransisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 29, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Everyone has been riding the Eagles new Offensive Coordinator this season but I’m here to tell you that it’s time to relax. The Eagles have a top 10 offense with Brian Johnson still learning the ropes. While they can be better, they will be when the time comes. Which is now.

I’m predicting that we see a Brian Johnson master class tonight on prime time. Johnson and Hurts had time to truly collect themselves during the BYE week and both are more than just motivated to make some noise on the second half. Brian Johnson starts his revenge tour tonight.

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