Philadelphia Eagles versus Detroit Lions: Bold predictions for Week 1

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The Philadelphia Eagles are putting the finishing touches on their game plan for Week 1 versus the Detroit Lions.

Here at Inside The Iggles, we’ve been playing Ice Cube’s classic, Today Was A Good Day since early on Wednesday. An NFL game that counts comes on Thursday night, and who cares if the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t involved? Once that one wraps, we know we’re that much closer to the Birds’ battle with the stars of HBO’s Hard Knocks on September 11th.

Believe it or not, that isn’t the extent of the good news.

Following a midsummer medical procedure, Jason Kelce spent an extended amount of time sitting out of practice with an elbow brace on, but he has announced that he will play in the regular-season opener and bring his streak of consecutive starts to 123 games.

We all thought that’s how things would play out. It still feels great to type the words and say them.

September 7th’s practice session also saw the return of Miles Sanders. The belief is he could have participated in a few long before now, but the Eagles wanted to be careful. Say what you want about how they’ve handled the offseason. They wanted to walk into Week 1 healthy, and they will be.

The Detroit Lions are the first step in their journey. The game is on the road in the Motor City at Ford Field. Here are a handful of bold predictions.