Eagles versus Rams: 2 matchups to circle, three where Philly has a distinct advantage

The Eagles versus Rams affair is loaded with subplots. Here are two of about ten matchups you'll want to monitor and two areas where Philly has an advantage.
Josh Sweat, Philadelphia Eagles
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The takeover is imminent as the Eagles have a date with the Rams in Inglewood.

They haven't met often. As a matter of fact, Sunday's 4:05 p.m. EST game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams is only the 44th on-field meeting between these two franchises. Philly has taken 22 of those head-to-head matchups including six straight wins stretching from 2005 to 2018 before L.A. took the most recent meeting in 2020.

The setting and backdrop for the current affair are enough to make one forget that there's a football game to play if they aren't careful. Come on. It's Los Angeles.

If, by some chance, the Rams and Chargers lay eggs and are forced to navigate some tough seasons, at least the citizens of The City of Angels can find something to occupy their time. As far as the coming game is concerned, Philly's new defensive coordinator Sean Desai has his hands full matching wits with one of the top offensive minds in the game, Rams head coach Sean McVay.

Don't be shocked if those two battle to a stalemate, but don't be surprised if we're walking out of this one talking about an Eagles win that came despite the defense having a tough day.

Let's discuss some individual matchups. This game is loaded with storylines.