The Philadelphia Eagles get their first taste of Justin Fields and win easily on the road.
Week 15 of the Philadelphia Eagles regular season features the second game of a three-game late-season road trip. The Bears are the opponent. This is Philly’s first extended look at the Chicago with Justin Fields leading their offense.
You never know what might happen when Philly travels to Soldier Field, especially during the postseason. We’ve seen a Fog Bowl, a phenomenal performance by Donovan McNabb, and another playoff tilt that ended with the famous and/or infamous (depending on where your allegiances lie) “double-doink”.
As is the case with the Giants game that precedes it, this one features two NFC squads. The road team appears to be the superior unit on paper, but the Birds must avoid the temptation of looking too far ahead as an important divisional clash and holiday come one week after this one wraps.
Phrases like ‘trap game’ are often overused, but this one most certainly qualifies. Still, with the way Philly is wired, there’s no reason to worry. They preach the ‘one game at a time approach’ about as frequently as any team we’ve seen, if not more so.
The Eagles will be favored. They’ll reward those who wager on them. This one could be close for a while. The games between these two often are, but we expect Philly to pull away late and extend their record to 13-1.