Philadelphia Eagles: 5 bold predictions ahead of a Week 15 matchup

Jalen Reagor Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles will lean heavily on the rookies for Week 15.

1.  Quarterback Jalen Hurts will have a repeat performance.

In Week 14, the rookie quarterback, Jalen Hurts, threw for 167-yards and ran for over 100 more yards on the Saints, who, by the way, have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in over 50 games. With some tape of Hurts playing ability has officially hit the wire, teams will be looking to shut down the run aspect of his game, but the rookie should still get the necessary yards to keep the Birds in the game.

2. Receiver Jalen Reagor will have his first 100-yard game.

Okay, Philly fans, it’s time for this to happen. Everyone has seen the speed and ability Jalen Reagor brings to the game. Now that it looks like the Eagles have figured out how to use him properly, he should definitely give the Cardinals secondary problems.

3. Jim Schwartz will scheme a game plan to keep Kyler Murray under 200 yards passing.

Let’s also add a sub-prediction to this one as well, Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will keep Kyler Murray under 300 yards of total offense. This is bold, but the Birds may be able to pull this off. In five out of the six losses that the Cardinals have sustained, every opposing team kept Murray in check and under that yardage total.

Part of his success comes from keeping the plays alive long enough to push the ball downfield. If Schwartz can scheme his defense to play zone and if the defensive front can get home, Arizona will have trouble keeping drives going. With the possibility of Darius Slay sitting out of this one, with no McLeod, and with Avonte Maddox now on the injured reserve, this secondary unit will be thin, but the Eagles could still pull this off.