In week one we saw the Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly’s explosive offense. It was a sight to behold. At least for the for the first half. In the first half the Eagles’ offense looked sharp and executed with precision at a breakneck speed. The second half was a completely different ballgame. If the Eagles had not recovered that on-sides kick, it looked like the Washington Redskins would have marched down the field and scored the go ahead touchdown. They had done that three times prior. Eagles’ defense looked tired and the Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III was connecting with his receivers. The Eagles’ offense scored one touchdown in the second half and never crossed the end-zone again.
Week eleven pits the Eagles and Redskins against each other again. Both are very different teams. The Eagles have a different Quarterback in Nick Foles, who is having a great season. And Robert Griffin III who looked uncomfortable in week one, is looking more like himself now. It will be a good match up and a competitive game.
Philadelphia Eagles Middle Linebacker DeMeco Ryans will be the deciding factor on defense. It will take his speed and agility to stop RGIII from gaining too many yards. Ryans is playing at a high level now and was a major contributor in the Green Bay victory. He held the Green Bay Packers Running Back Eddie Lacy to 73 yards in 24 carries. I look to Ryans to keep that pace in this game.
Philadelphia Eagles starting Quarterback Nick Foles is playing excellent ball now. He is showing no signs slowing down, either. He has 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions in the seven games he has played this season. There is no reason not to think that he will play well and throw for at least three touchdowns on Sunday.
I think the Eagles will have their hands full this Sunday but I still think they will win by 10.