The Eagles crush Doug Pederson and in his return to Philadelphia.
The city of Philadelphia will love Doug Pederson to the end of time for bringing the first Super Bowl to this proud organization, but when the clock strikes 1 p.m. EST on October 2nd, all of that is out of the window for three hours and all bets are off. Doug is a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars now, and one thought will be on every Birds fan’s mind at kickoff… winning.
It would be a dream to see Jalen throw for over 300 yards and tally two passing touchdowns in this one. It would also be wild to see Miles Sanders run for over 100 yards and add a touchdown to his resume on that day. Will it happen? Time will soon tell.
On the defensive side of the ball, expect Philadelphia to put pressure on Trevor Lawrence all afternoon long. The goal will be to make the young quarterback’s job a tough one. That will be the same plan when Philly visits Carson Wentz and the Commanders in Week 3 and they host him in Week 10.
Hopefully, the Eagles’ defense will force Lawrence into making mistakes. History has shown us that Carson is more than willing to put the ball in harm’s way whether there’s pressure or not. Philly’s defense has been good at stopping the run as of late. Hopefully, they do the same this season. Doing so will create further issues for Lawrence and Wentz.
How things will play out is anyone’s guess. All we know is if the Eagles walk away from both of these games with 20-point victories, the days that follow will be a lot more fun.