Philadelphia Eagles top obstacle, advantage to beating each playoff team
Biggest advantage: Houston’s third-down and red zone defense, Biggest disadvantage: Deshaun Watson
While the thought of a Super Bowl featuring two of the game’s brightest young signal-callers, Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson, sounds sexy. Both teams will have a lot of work to do in order to get themselves there.
In the case of the Houston Texans, we’re talking about a defense that’s among the worst in the league in getting off of the field on third down and among the league’s worst in keeping teams out of the end zone when they reach the red zone. Both of those weaknesses are conversely two of Philly’s strengths.
Philly then just has to devise a game plan to stop the seemingly unstoppable offensive force that goes by the name of Deshaun Watson. He’s a highlight reel waiting to happen and, oh, by the way, his tight end, Darren Fells, and his best-receiving option DeAndre Hopkins are pretty good, wouldn’t you say?