Alshon Jeffery is set to have a big game against former team

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Alshon Jeffery
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Alshon Jeffery /

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is set to face his former team this week.

Crunch time is just beginning this week in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles head into Week 12 as the hottest team in the league. They are coming off of a dominant division win in Dallas and now they head back home to host the Chicago Bears. The Eagles have been taking it week by week this season. They don’t look back and they don’t look past any upcoming opponent. While everyone may have their focus on the two west coast games in Week 13 and 14, the team’s mind is on Chicago.

One player, in particular, is really looking forward to this matchup. Veteran wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery will face his former team for the first time. Jeffery was drafted by the Bears in the second-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. After spending five seasons in Chicago, Jeffery decided it was time to move on and hit the free agency market in 2017. Fast forward to November, and Jeffery is currently the number one receiver on the hottest team in the NFL. That is the Philadelphia Eagles.

Plotting revenge?

Revenge games seem to happen very often in the NFL nowadays. Whenever a star player faces off against their former team, they tend to play with a little more intensity than normal. Jeffery will get his shot at a revenge game this Sunday, but by the sound of it, he doesn’t seem to be all that interested in getting revenge.

Just like the rest of the team, Jeffery is treating the matchup against Chicago like any other game. That doesn’t mean he won’t be looking to go off against them, but he doesn’t seem to be all that invested in sticking it to his former team. After all, Jeffery departed from Chicago on neutral terms. At the time, it was best for the two parties to part ways after five seasons.

Business as usual…

Back in the summertime, Jeffery would tell fans that he was really looking forward to the Week 12 matchup. Now that the Eagles are playing for a bigger purpose, Jeffery is looking to keep things business as usual. As he starts to finally get comfortable in the Eagles offense, he could still have a big game against the Bears.

Before heading into the bye week, Jeffery dominated the Denver Broncos secondary. He had six catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns. He followed that up with four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys the following week. Although he may not be cranking out 100-yard games, he has still become acquainted with the end zone quite a few times.

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After 10 games this season, I think it is finally safe to say that Jeffery got his swagger back. Last week he was making the type of catches that the Eagles originally signed him for. This week against a damaged Chicago Bears team, Jeffery could have perhaps his biggest game yet as the Eagles look to remain undefeated in the NFC.