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.
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Circle this one: Jonah Williams, Bobby Brown, and Aaron Donald versus the Eagles offensive line.

Games like this are evidence of why the Eagles spend so much time dedicating resources and energy to bolstering themselves in the trenches. Philly will be without their starting right guard, Cam Jurgens, in this one, yet no one seems any less confident that their O-line will get the job done in this one.

Jurgens' replacement, Sua Opeta, could see a lot of work versus the great Aaron Donald in this one. Rams defensive end Jonah Williams is also a stud. His backup, Desjuan Johnson, is doubtful for Week 5's game. The nose tackle, Bobby Brown III, is a space eater. This won't be a week off for Philly in the trenches.

Circle this one: Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp versus Darius Slay and James Bradberry

Puka Nacua has taken the NFL by storm with a tremendous start to the 2023 NFL season. Cooper Kupp makes his first appearance of the campaign in Week 5. He needs no introduction.

They'll be matched up with Darius Slay and James Bradberry more often than not when the Eagles are playing man-to-man coverage. Versus Philly's zone, the secondary will need to keep tabs on both at all times. This is one of those 'games within the game' that could go a long way in deciding things.