Eagles versus Patriots: Defensive expectations and bold predictions for Week 1

As the hour approaches, we can't help but play out every possible scenario in our minds. Here are bold predictions for the Eagles versus Patriots game.
Nick Sirianni (L), Jalen Hurts (R), Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Sirianni (L), Jalen Hurts (R), Philadelphia Eagles / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages
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A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert all eclipse 75 yards receiving.

We have discussed A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert's brilliance with such frequency that, if we continued doing so without the words becoming stale or overused, we would have to begin making up a few. Seriously, what else can we say that hasn't already been said?

If you have been paying attention, you'll notice that our staff at Inside The Iggles has been trying its hand at bold predictions all offseason, and here's where most of us found some common ground. We're forecasting 1,000 yards receiving for both Skinny and Swole Batman and one of the best young tight ends in the game. They'll get off to great starts in Week 1.

While our expectations might seem unimaginable to some, had Dallas Goedert not missed five games last season because of injury, this could have happened last season. We have no doubts that the 2023-2024 NFL season will be kind to all three, and with Jalen Hurts spreading the ball around evenly, Brian Johnson's unit will be fun to watch.