Philadelphia Eagles versus Los Angeles: 5 Key matchups to watch

Andrew Whitworth #77, Jared Goff #16 (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
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If the Philadelphia Eagles can win in these areas, they’ll win Week 2’s game.

It’s getting to the point where there isn’t much to talk about in reference to the Philadelphia Eagles game versus the Los Angeles Rams, but let’s try to do so anyway, shall we? We’ve got the first-overall selection in 2016’s NFL Draft, and we’ve got the man that forced Howie Roseman to trade up twice in the selection meeting to land in the second slot to acquire his services, Carson Wentz.

That isn’t all. We’ve got two of the greatest minds in all of the NFL in Doug Pederson and Sean Mcvay. Even if they don’t act like they are all of the time, you have to admit that’s the truth.

This game also features two of the best defensive tackles in the game (even though Aaron Donald can line up like a defensive end at times). Some might even say that these are the two best defensive tackles in all of pro football is you aren’t one of those people that have the Kansas City Chiefs’ Chris Jones graded sightly higher than Fletcher Cox now. Either way, both of these guys are good and should make an impact on Sunday’s game.

What’s crazy about comparisons is this. Guys who play the same position are never on the field at the same time, but that won’t stop people from debating which players are more crucial to their team’s success.  With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at five matchups that could decide Philly’s second test of the season, their home-opener versus a very game squad from the West Coast.