Eagles versus Bears: Philadelphia’s roadmap to beating Chicago again

Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Bears have had no answer for the Eagles’ rushing attack during their last three meetings, and they won’t have one in Week 15.

It’s not just the Birds passing attack that rolls through the Chicago defense when these two teams have met recently. Philly’s running game has had its way with them too. They’ve pretty much done what they have wanted.

During their last three meetings, the Eagles have bullied the Bears’ to the tune of 364 rushing yards and one touchdown. Chicago’s ground game hasn’t been as scary as they only have 133 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to show for their efforts.

This season versus their last three opponents, Chicago’s defense has given up 160.6 rushing yards and four total touchdowns. They will be tested this week by Philadelphia. The Eagles are averaging 227.6 yards on the ground during their last three contests. They’ve scored nine total touchdowns over that stretch.

Philly also has their newly minted 1,000-yard rusher, Miles Sanders. He has an opportunity to notch back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the first time this season.

Then, there is the quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who can bring the pain versus any rush defense as well. He has racked up 686 rushing yards so far this season.

Chicago’s signal-caller, Justin Fields, has shredded defenses with his legs as well. 95 rushing yards will bring his tally to 1,000 yards on the ground this season. The Eagles’ defense had better make sure that they keep tabs on him as they’ll be huge factors in deciding how this one turns out.