With just two games left in the regular season and a one-game lead in the NFC East division, the Philadelphia Eagles are headed for one of their one toughest matchups all year. This Sunday, they will face a surging 8-6 Chicago Bears team who are also looking to lock up their division with rivals the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers just one game behind them. The Eagles are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Vikings at home. But they are headed back to Lincoln Financial Field for the Bears matchup, where they’ve won their last three games straight.
Still, Eagles’ defensive coordinator Bill Davis says that defensively, this Chicago team might just be their biggest challenge so far this season.
“Chicago might be one of the most talented offenses we face. Top five in scoring. Big, physical Pro Bowl receivers, two of them. They have a tight end who is a big, athletic passing tight end. The running back is as rounded as any running back we’ve faced. His pass protection is great. He runs the ball well. He catches out of the backfield well. The offensive line is young on one side, but it’s getting better and better as we go. The quarterback can make all the throws. You can tell he understands this offense because his eyes are downfield and he’s getting the ball where it needs to be. This is overall our biggest test.”
The Eagles could lock up the NFC East title if they beat the Bears on Sunday night and the Dallas Cowboys lose to the Washington Redskins. If either result does not happen, the divisional winner will be decided in the final game of the season.
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