Philadelphia Eagles top questions ahead of their home opener

Miles Sanders #26, Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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1 . Can the Philadelphia Eagles offense look as efficient as it did in Week 1?

Philadelphia Eagles fans may still be soaring high from their Week 1 victory, but reality has to set in that the Atlanta Falcons defense isn’t very good. However, that doesn’t take anything away from the schemes and the way the Eagles played. The Birds came out prepared for battle and never let off the gas, and they might have an opportunity to do it again.

As they are coming up on their Week 2 matchup, the 49ers’ defense is just, by pure talent alone, better than the Falcons. The Niners’ have been one of the better defenses of the league for the past few seasons.

San Fran has given even the top offenses struggles from their rush win rate to their backfield coverage. Still, this was also under the former defensive coordinate, Robert Saleh, who is no longer coaching with that team.

As stated earlier, the 49ers had a big-time showing in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, but at the same time left a lot of questions about just how big that showing really was. After being up by two touchdowns going into the half, the Niners gave up 23 points and a chance for the Lions to tie the game. After it was all completed, San Francisco’s defense allowed 430 total yards from a team that’s outlook is extremely bleak this season.

Philly fans can expect Coach Sirianni to use similar schemes to help keep that San Fran defensive front on their heels. Quick passes, misdirection, and the use of Jalen Hurts‘ legs are going to keep drives alive and help score against their defense. Food for thought, a majority of the 49ers losses all came from teams with mobile quarterbacks.

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