Eagles versus New England: 10 Patriots to watch during the Week 1 season opener

The Eagles have their hands full in Week 1 with what should be an inspired and well-coached Patriots team.
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Matthew Judon, linebacker

Some guys are just different. Matthew Judon is so good. He's one of those guys that people stare at and wish that he was on their team. No one would complain if he traded that red, white, and blue Patriots jersey for one of a midnight green hue. In Week 1, however, we'll have to watch him on the other sideline.

As far as what to expect on the field, the Eagles' offense will need to keep tabs on him at all times. His first two seasons in New England have produced 120 tackles and 28 sacks. He's due for another big season, but let's hope he gets off to a slow start.

Jabrill Peppers, strong safety

Here's a familiar face. After spending his first two NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns, safety Jabril Peppers spent three in the Big Apple as a member of the New York Giants.

Peppers has only played the Eagles two times, weeks seven and ten of the 2020 season. He has notched 13 tackles, but he figures to play a role in this one. Might he be in charge of limiting Dallas Goedert? We'll place our money on one of the NFL's best tight ends.