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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Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Eagles’ pass rush needs to make Justin Fields uncomfortable.

You can’t win games if you can’t score, and during the Eagles’ last three games versus Chicago, Philly’s defense has been very stingy. They’ve given the Bears next to nothing. Chicago has only been able to manage an average of 10.6 points per game.

Philly has kept the guys from the Windy City in check, and they have made sure they’ve kept the man behind center under duress for most of this these games. Try seven sacks during the past three meetings on for size.

The Eagles defense has also created turnovers, as they have done with regularity this season, intercepting then-Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky two times. They have also forced a fumble.

Make no mistake about it. Chicago’s offense should really keep their eyes on Brandon Graham. He’s coming off of a stellar performance that has earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. That’s the second time he’s earned that distinction this season.

Graham’s stats have been solid versus the Bears the last three times that these teams have met: 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He is also responsible for the aforementioned forced fumble.

Last week’s win by the Eagles over the Giants was simultaneously a huge day for B.G. as he racked up three sacks en route to the aforementioned NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award for Week 14. This time around, Chicago’s Justin Fields will most certainly keep Philadelphia’s defense on its toes, but once things settle down and this game begins to unfold, a heavy dose of pressure should afford the Eagles the results they are looking for.

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