It’s almost impossible to deny how effective this offense has been and is capable of being. The Philadelphia Eagles are the owners of the NFL’s mightiest O-line, and their rushing attack is downright scary, especially when their quarterback gets involved. Do we even need to get into all of those weapons on the outside?
When Jalen Hurts drops back to pass, he has A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Quez Watkins at his disposal, and at some point, Dallas Goedert will return as well. As impressive as Shane Steichen’s unit has been at times, they have the potential to be better, but they aren’t facing a pushover in the Tennessee Titans by any means.
Talk about a strength-versus-strength and a strength-versus-weakness matchup. Tennessee hasn’t given up more than 20 points in a game after doing so in Week 3 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. When their offense takes the field, they feature one of the best running backs on Planet Earth, Derrick Henry.
He’ll test what’s been a much-maligned Eagles rush defense, but the Birds got some reinforcements with the return of Jordan Davis. He should help Philadelphia in that area significantly.
Here are a handful of bold Eagles predictions for Week 13.
If you want bold predictions. We have you covered. Then again, maybe we’re a little too bold this time around.
The Eagles exceed 175 yards rushing and Jalen Hurts accounts for three touchdowns.
We know the Titans are one of the more physical teams in the NFL and that every yard gained will be the result of a fistfight, but something tells us the Eagles’ offense will impress on the ground. They, not Derrick Henry, will dominate the discussion once this one is in the books.
A.J. Brown snags ten catches, racks up 150 yards receiving, and reaches the end zone.
Sure, we heard Nick Sirianni tell us that A.J. Brown is approaching this game like it’s no different than any other. We aren’t saying that Nick is fibbing or anything, but we don’t believe that.
We’ve seen this team trot Jason Kelce out in a game he wouldn’t finish to keep his streak of consecutive starts alive. We’ve seen Coach give DeVonta Smith a few more snaps (Week 18 last season) to allow him the opportunity to set the Eagles’ rookie record for most receiving yards in a single season. We’ve all seen his reaction after beating the Indianapolis Colts.
If you think this game doesn’t mean more to A.J. Brown or you believe the Eagles aren’t going to give Number 11 every opportunity to exact revenge on his former team, you don’t know this coaching staff at all.
Elijah Molden isn’t playing. We trust A.J. versus Kristian Fulton and Roger McCreary. Expect a big game from Brown. If there was ever a game to take the OVER on his expected receiving yards total, this would be the time to do so.
Jordan Davis notches the first sack of his career.
Jordan Davis will not play minimal snaps in this one. The Titans want to run the ball, and the Eagles want Number 90 on the field when he tries it.
Davis will provide reinforcements for Philly’s run defense. We expect him to notch his first sack as a bonus.
The Eagles’ defense forces two turnovers.
Even without C.J. Gardner-Johnson, this is a very formidable secondary. If the game comes down to Ryan Tannehill needing to make plays with his arm, that plays right in Philly’s favor.
Tannehill is better than many give him credit for, but he gift-wraps passes from time to time. We’re thinking the secondary picks off a couple.
Jake Elliott makes this one a two-score game late, and the Eagles end this one in the victory formation.
The line has hovered around 4.5 points all week. We believe the Eagles will win, but we don’t think they’ll cover.
All week we’ve been predicting a 24-20 final score. Here’s how it plays out. The Birds stretch this one to a late four-point lead thanks to a Jake Eliott field goal. Then, after a stop (maybe due to a game-ending interception), Philadelphia puts the bow on this one with a few kneels. That’s our story. We’re sticking to it.