James Bradberry and Darius Slay will have their mettle tested as the Eagles move through October.
The Eagles battle the Washington Commanders, L.A. Rams, New York Jets, and Miami Dolphins during the four-game stretch that spans from Week 4 to Week 7.
Week 4 – Commanders (Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson)
Historically, Terry McLaurin has had his way versus the Eagles’ secondary. Sadly, someone as talented as he is has had to waste so many good years with Washington, but the Commanders’ issue is something else.
Who in the heck is going to throw these guys the ball?
Week 5 – at Rams (Van Jefferson, Cooper Kupp)
Some believe the Rams’ business model involves placing Van Jefferson and Ben Skowronek on the outside and Cooper Kupp in the slot. If so, that would mean Avonte Maddox earns Kupp duty, but seemingly the most reasonable plan of attack involves allowing Slay and Bradberry to travel with the top dogs.
Week 6 – at Jets (Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard)
A trip to the Meadowlands guarantees Philadelphia an opportunity to battle an inspired Aaron Rodgers and a new-look Jets offense. As always, the four-time MVP made sure his buddies were taken care of. Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard join him on the roster. Mecole Hardman and Denzel Mims figure to be in the mix as well.
Week 7 – Dolphins (Jaylen Waddle, Tyreek Hill)
The Dolphins won’t be the toughest team the Eagles face in 2023, but this may be the biggest challenge that the secondary sees. It doesn’t get much better than Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill.