Philadelphia Eagles versus Washington: 5 Bold predictions for Week 1

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Josh Sweat, Philadelphia Eagles
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2. Josh Sweat contributes to the Philadelphia Eagles cause with two sacks.

Here’s another surprise. Two of those four sacks will come by way of Mr. Sweat. We’ve seen flashes from him in each of his first two seasons. In Year 3, with an increased role, this former Florida State Seminoles standout should do damage.

Josh Sweat is good enough to get to the opposing quarterback on his own merit, but with Jackson and Cox garnering so much attention on Sunday (and with Graham’s reputation for aggravating Washington’s offensive line), Sweat should see his fair share of opportunities to make plays.

That’s not the type of opportunity you want to give this guy. He’s often proven that he’s good though he hasn’t reached his full potential yet. On Sunday, ‘Birds’ fans will see a lot of that potential on display.

Expect for quite a few fans to spend their Monday morning and afternoon talking about the job Sweat did in Week 1. This could be his best season yet.