Bold predictions for Eagles versus Colts in Week 11

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Round 10 approaches. The Philadelphia Eagles have taped their fists, thrown on their boxing gloves, and worked up the preliminary sweat. They most certainly know that they’re in a fight now. In Round 9, they were backed into a corner and took some pretty nasty shots from the Washington Commanders before being knocked to the canvas, but they rose, took the standing eight count, and were allowed to continue.

Standing in the blue corner is an Indianapolis Colts team that tends to win games that they aren’t expected to compete in. They’re home underdogs with a head coach that never led a team in any game at any level before last weekend. Philly is expected to win. There will be panic if they don’t. You can take that check to the bank and deposit it.

Here are a handful of bold predictions for what should be an Eagles bounceback win versus the Colts.

Philly didn’t play their best game on Monday Night Football. It happens, but the Eagles always bomb in at least one game during the regular season. Let’s hope that Week 10’s loss was the only time we see that type of performance.

Here’s how we see this one playing out.

1. Jalen Hurts passes for 250 yards and runs for 50.

Jalen Hurts has been awesome all season. We expect him to rise to the occasion with Dallas Goedert out of the lineup.

People are discussing a potential MVP season. We expect that he’ll say he doesn’t care about that, but here’s where he proves he deserves to be in the conversation. Figure 250 passing yards and 50 rushing yards for the Eagles’ QB1.

2. The Eagles’ defense limits the Colts’ offense to 250 yards or fewer.

This has probably been said 20 times or more by now, but the Eagles defense isn’t the only reason this team lost in Week 10. They’re a big reason why it happened, but they aren’t the only reason.

Here’s what we know. There are some dawgs on this team, and we don’t expect all of these alpha males to take that type of beating lightly. Darius Slay will be better. So will the defensive line. They’ll answer the call, and we’ll be singing Jonathan Gannon and his defense’s praises next week.

Expect a solid showing where Indy’s offense is limited even though they probably have better skill players than Washington has.

3. Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave both register a sack.

We need to get something straight. Ndamukong Suh and Linval Joseph haven’t played since January. Thinking they’ll dominate on Sunday may be a bit unfair. They probably won’t even play much.

Fletcher Cox has already expressed his displeasure with being on the field for 70 snaps, but we expect to see a few more glimpses of the old Number 91 before this final ride ends. He and Javon Hargrave will make a couple of players in this one.

4. The Eagles win by two scores on the road.

There are a lot of people who are acting like the Eagles’ loss to the Commanders is a sign that bad days are coming, but let’s not forget that Washington led the Minnesota Vikings by ten points in the fourth quarter. They’re better than people realize.

The Eagles will bounce back in Week 11. Why? The answer to that question is a simple one. The leaders of this team will rise to the occasion.

Philadelphia will win this one by two scores, improve to 9-1 on the season, and we can stop acting like a team that we said has a chance to win the Super Bowl has somehow forgotten how to play.

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