Philadelphia Eagles versus Atlanta Falcons: 4 Bold predictions for Week 1

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Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles
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1. The Philadelphia Eagles produce 400 yards of offense, including 125 on the ground.

Do not adjust your monitors. This is not a drill. Yes, you read that correctly. Say what you want to say about whatever happened with this Philadelphia Eagles team in 2020. If we don’t know anything else, we know that this team has talent.

Jordan Mailata takes over at left tackle and just looks like someone who can be good for a long time, but whether you’ve bought into Jalen Hurts or not, here’s something we can agree on. The presence of Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins, and DeVonta Smith proves that he has plenty of weapons around him.

2. The Philadelphia Eagles’ new QB1 throws for two touchdowns.

Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie made his intentions to Howie Roseman known a while ago. Put the pieces around Jalen Hurts to ensure his success, and Philly’s GM has done that.

QB1 has had a full offseason and training camp, something that he didn’t really have a year ago, and with the steps that he’s taken, there’s no reason to assume that he can’t be super productive versus an Atlanta Falcons defense that no one will ever confuse with the ’85 Chicago Bears.