Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions: Bold predictions for Week 8

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Here are four bold predictions as the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for Las Vegas.

Normally, when a team uses another as a measuring stick, the opposing team shouldn’t be one that hasn’t gotten into the win column yet, but here we are. We all tried to compare the Philadelphia Eagles to the game’s best, you know, just to see where they were and how close they were to being able to say that they can hang with the elite. That didn’t work out too well.

The Eagles met the defending AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. That one ended in a 42-30 loss that wasn’t nearly as close as the score would allow you to believe that it was. Two weeks later, Philly got their date with the champs. That was a Thursday night game.

As it was versus Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and company, the final score was reasonably respectable after a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (28-22) but a long way from being representative of how agonizing it was to watch Philly lose again.

The Eagles sit with five losses after seven games, each one seemingly more gut-wrenching than the one that preceded it, so no, the Birds aren’t ready for the spotlight. Unfortunately, the question now is whether or not they’re even ready for the Detroit Lions.

Their recent matchups versus the guys from the Motor City haven’t produced the desired result. They’ve been embarrassed at home. They’ve seen a last-ditch comeback attempt end on a game-ending interception (one that Carson Wentz through to Darius Slay of all people). They’ve even been blown out on Thanksgiving Day.

What will the next meeting give us? We won’t have to wait much longer to find out. Here are four bold predictions to tide you over in the meantime.