Why does it feel like the weeks are getting longer? Oh well… It’s of no concern now. We made it. The Philadelphia Eagles are in the Windy City. The Chicago Bears are the opponent, and the 13th win of the season is expected.
The line has moved on FanDuel from 8.5 to nine points and back to 8.5. That may not be as important as the result. Most expect Philly to win. They’ve avoided the temptation of looking ahead to Week 16’s game versus the Dallas Cowboys on Christmas Eve. Great teams win the games they’re supposed to win. Chicago may be in some trouble here.
Eagles versus Giants inactives: No Anthony Harris which means K’Von Wallace earns an opportunity
The Birds threw us a bit of a head fake. We expected Dallas Goedert would be activated for Week 15’s game, especially after he was listed as a full participant at Friday’s practice. That’s okay. Another week of rest will do him some good. If he’s activated for the game versus Dallas, everyone will be happy.
Plus, at the risk of sounding disrespectful, Philly has enough firepower on offense to beat the Bears without him.
Anthony Harris was reacquired and added to the practice squad this week, as was punter Brett Kern. The latter is a three-time Pro Bowler and was elevated from the scout team to the active roster on Saturday for Week 15’s game. Harris wasn’t.
That means Philly has made the decision to go with Marcus Epps and K’Von Wallace at safety. This is a big opportunity for Wallace as he figures to see more playing time than normal, but Josiah Scott, one of the Eagles’ talented young cornerbacks, is versatile. No one should be shocked when he gets some snaps as the Birds are short-staffed at safety with both Reed Blankenship and C.J. Gardner-Johnson dealing with injuries.
Philly announced their Week 14 inactives 90 minutes before kickoff. They are as follows:
- Ian Book, quarterback
- Reed Blankenship, safety
- Janarius Robinson, defensive end
- Josh Sills, guard
- Sua Opeta, guard
Bookmark this one. We’ll keep you updated about any injuries and list them below.
Update (1st quarter): Less than three minutes into the game, both Teven Jenkins and Equinimeous St. Brown left the game with injuries. Jenkins was carted off.