The Philadelphia Eagles will be facing a rival for the second time.
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially moved into the second half of the 2020 NFL season. It’s been a rocky ride for their fans, but they’ve had some time to reflect thanks to a Week 9 bye. Key players are getting healthy, and now is the time for this team to make a stand and get a firm hold on the NFC East.
Everything starts with their Week 10 matchup versus a division rival, the New York Giants. The last time these two proud franchises faced one another, Big Blue almost came away with a victory until the comeback kid, Carson Wentz, was able to bring his tean back in the waning moments. The game was punctuated by a game-winning throw to Boston Scott. Is the blood flowing yet. No? Here’s one more look at that one to get you motivated.
A lot has changed since that night for both teams. The Giants have continued to build more continuity on both sides of the ball. The Eagles have some big-time players coming back from an injury. Both franchises beat divisional opponents in their last game, and both are still in the hunt to win the NFC East.
If anything is clear about this game, it’s this, Neither team is going to go down without a fight. Philly’s fans have already seen that the Giants are beginning to gel. Now it is time for the Iggles to do the same and extend their lead in the NFC East.
Here are three very bold Philadelphia Eagles predictions for Week 10.
1. Dallas Goedert, Jalen Reagor, and Travis Fulgham will all score touchdowns.
With Goedert and Reagor officially in the mix to acompany Fulgham and Ward, the Giants secondary will have a tough time covering the Eagles’ pass catchers. Fans could expect the ‘G Men’ to pay more attention to Fulgham during the game, but in doing so, they’ll be leaving Sanders, Reagor, and Goedert in one on one coverage or in zone coverage, which will be extremely favorable for the Eagles.
2. Carson Wentz will throw for more than 300 yards passing.
Carson Wentz has only thrown for over 300 yards once in 2020. The fifth-year veteran is getting a lot of help coming his way, especially if Isaac Seumalo returns. At thre time of this story being published, he hasn’t been activated yet, but even if he can’t go, Philly’s line should give 11 enough time.
3. Jordan Mailata will spend some time playing running back.
This has been rumored from time to time. It’s not that crazy of a theory when you think about Mailata’s background in Rugby. Imagine, the Eagles in a 4th and goal situation from the two-yard line.
Head coach Doug Pederson calls a time out, Wentz runs over to ask Pederson what play he wants to run, and Pederson responds with the ‘Australian Bulldozer.’ Mailata stands at six-foot-eight and tips the scales at 350 pounds. Good luck trying to stop that! Frankly, we can’t figure out why the Birds didn’t think of this sooner.
The next two games for the Philadelphia Eagles are on the road against beatable opponents. Again, they’re starting to get healthy, and as stated before, now is the time for them to take a stand and improve on what everyone saw in the first half of their season. Nothing will come easy for this team (as if it ever does), but they have enough weapons on both side of the ball to walk into MetLife Stadium and send the Giants into their bye week with a loss. Prediction: Eagles: 34 Giants: 21