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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Jalen Hurts throws for 375 yards and tosses a touchdown to DeVonta Smith.

With the expectation of big games by the Eagles' running back committee, fantastic showings by Philly's big three in the passing game, and the confidence that the NFL's best offensive line will do its thing, we are ready to plant our flag with a not-so-bold prediction. Jalen Hurts is going to have a field day in Week 1.

A strong rushing attack is a quarterback's best friend. There are no concerns about Philadelphia's O-line clearing holes for the ground game or about their ability to keep QB1 in a standing position.

Hurts has weapons, a security blanket in Goedert, and guys like DeVonta Smith to throw the ball to. A.J. Brown had a field day in the opener last season in Detroit versus the Lions. This time around, we feel Smitty will benefit by having his partner in crime on the other side of the formation.

Jalen Hurts throws for 375 yards and tosses a touchdown pass in this one. Everyone goes home with a smile on their faces as Philly's offensive attack picks up where it left off last season.

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