3 Bold predictions for Philadelphia Eagles versus Cincinnati

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3. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Bengals in a game that’s too close for comfort.

By now, if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you’ve gotten used to a few things during the Doug Pederson, Howie Roseman, and Carson Wentz era. There will be slow starts, both on game days and on the win-loss ledger. There will be bad draft choices and players who are re-signed for too much money and for too many years. At least once or twice during the season, there will be unexplainable losses to teams that the Eagles are better than.

Things aren’t all bad though. For whatever reason, Philadelphia has a tendency to play lights out when they’re at their most desperate. Oh, they’ll walk right into Lambeau Field and hand a much-better Green Bay Packers team a home loss in primetime on Thursday Night Football. They’ll take care of business with their backup quarterback on Sunday Night Football versus a Los Angeles Rams team that seemed to be surging.

Where was that performance last week?

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Traditionally, Doug’s teams have played better after losses. Most often, when they’ve absolutely had to win, they’ve found a way to do so. Well, they absolutely have to win on Sunday, and they will. You’ve seen this team play twice now though, so you should know what to expect. This will be one of those games that doesn’t go according to plan. Philly will make this tougher than it needs to be. They may even trail at halftime and heading into the fourth quarter, but they will win. At least we hope they will. Hey Doug, please don’t let this team lose on Sunday.