Eagles versus Jaguars: Obvious narratives, predicting the outcome

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An Eagles game versus The Philadelphia Eagles have had their share of pivotal games versus the Jaguars.

Sunday’s game in Week 4 marks the first time the Eagles have played a game with Doug Pederson on the other sideline as head coach. He was, however, the offensive coordinator when Philadelphia hosted the Kansas City Cheifs in Week 3 of the 2013 NFL season, a game that doubled as Andy Reid’s homecoming

Though he’ll never say this publicly, we all know that, when he and his Jacksonville Jaguars visit Lincoln Financial Field on October 2nd, his players are going to do all that they can to win this game for him and he’s going to want to prove that the Eagles made a mistake by firing him.

Philly’s most recent meeting with the Jags was in London in 2018. That one also featured intriguing narratives. That was the game where we learned Carson Wentz was playing with a back fracture.

Any back injury is concerning when someone isn’t playing football. Knowing that Carson was trying to navigate through one of his own was doubly concerning, especially seeing as how we were just five weeks removed from his return in 2018, a return that followed an ACL/MCL tear that halted his MVP season the year prior.

The Eagles and Jaguars have only met six times. The series is tied at three wins for both sides. The momentum seems to be on Philly’s side though as the Birds have won the last three matchups.

Philadelphia’s largest margin of victory has been 25 points thanks to a 28-3 blowout win on September 26th of 2010. The Eagles look to repeat that effort during October’s first weekend as a win versus the leaders of the AFC South would be a nice feather in the cap.