Ranking the top defensive nightmares for this enhanced Eagles offense

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Let’s talk about this upgraded, dynamite Philadelphia Eagles offense that will take the field in 2022.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ new-look offense is absolutely stacked and should be a problem for every opposing defense that they face during the 2022-2023 NFL season. Led by a steadily-improving Jalen Hurts taking snaps behind a brick house of an offensive line, Philly should again be a beast in the trenches, one that should be able to keep QB1 upright and open lanes for some dynamic backs in Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell.

Hurts should have the time necessary to sit pretty in the pocket and dissect opposing defenses. That should allow him to find an up-and-coming group of pass-catchers, led by Dallas Goedert and DeVonta Smith. In 2021, the Eagles fielded the 14th-ranked offense in terms of yards per game, but that should change in 2021 thanks to a gigantic addition, a true number-one superstar wideout, A.J. Brown.

The Eagles’ offense should be an absolute force. Good luck to the defenses they’ll face, the units who are charged with trying to stop them. It is going to be one tough task.

That doesn’t mean Philly won’t be tested though. Here’s a ranking of what we expect to be the top matchup nightmares that they’ll face. They aren’t necessarily the best units they’ll see, but all have immense talent and are capable of frustrating the young Birds.

All are stout, but this talented Eagles offense will have a bevy of ways in which they can attack. We begin with one of their unofficial rivals.