As the kickoff of Week 8’s game approaches, Philadelphia Eagles fans everywhere are making some last-minute preparations for Halloween, whether that be a last-minute visit to the local grocery store or those parties you were invited to. Hopefully, your significant other didn’t accept the invitation to any day parties. It’s game day, and everyone’s favorite right tackle, Lane Johnson, returns to action today.
He arrived in style. He dressed up as his long-time teammate and friend, Jason Kelce for Halloween.
Take a look.
As great as that is, the most important news is Lane Johnson is back in the lineup.
Lane Johnson stats at right tackle for the Eagles in Week 8.
As good as Jack Driscoll has proven to be, he isn’t Lane Johnson. Few people are. It’s good to have Number 65 back in the lineup today for the Eagles game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After being diagnosed with a concussion during Week 6’s Sunday Night Football game, Lane missed the conclusion of Philly’s victory versus the Dallas Cowboys. A well-timed bye week gave him time to heal, and in the days leading up to another game day, Philly’s seventh of the regular-season campaign, Johnson announced his return as only he can.
A loss isn’t the end of the world, but there’s no reason to expect one. The Eagles are the better team, and they should win versus Pittsburgh on Sunday. This is a favorable matchup for Philadelphia’s defense versus a rookie quarterback going through growing pains (Kenny Pickett).
On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles are led by Jalen Hurts. That will give them confidence. He should have some added confidence knowing one of his bodyguards is back in action. Make no mistake about it. This should be a great game.