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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D'Andre Swift and the Eagles' rushing attack versus the Rams rushing defense

The San Francisco 49ers, Christian McCaffrey, and the Niners offensive attack torch everyone on the ground when they decide that's what they want to do. On the season, they have averaged 153 rushing yards per contest through three weeks. They put up 159 yards versus the Rams.

So, with that being said, we have thrown out that game for the sake of argument here. During L.A.'s other three contests, they have given up an average of 95 yards per contest. Philly should have some opportunities to make things happen on the ground, but the Rams are no cakewalk by any means.

A banged-up Rams offensive line versus Haason Reddick and the Eagles' pass rush

Are you noticing a pattern here? Yep, we're back to discussing the trenches. L.A.'s starting left tackle, Alaric Jackson has a hamstring issue.

He's questionable for the game. Joe Noteboom, his backup, has been ruled out. Brian Allen, their center isn't one hundred percent healthy. Josh Sweat might feast playing versus whoever is playing on the left side of the Rams' offensive line.

Haason Reddick, after registering his first sack of 2023 in Week 4, could be in for another huge day. We could be in for a sack party. Everyone is asked to meet in the backfield at Matt Stafford.

Bonus points: Jake Elliott versus everybody

As boring as it may sound to label placekickers as MVP candidates, Jake Elliott has been a joy to watch and is hugley one of the reasons why the Eagles are 4-0.

He has already accepted two NFC Special Teams Player of the Week nods this season. It's a huge comfort to know that the Birds have him on their side.

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