Reasonable expectations, wacky theories surrounding Week 6 Eagles versus Jets game

Spoiler alert: We see no scenario in which the Jets upset the Eagles in Week 6. Here's how we see this one playing out.
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Jalen Hurts throws at least two touchdowns, one to DeVonta Smith.

QB1 Jalen Hurts has thrown at least one touchdown pass in all five of the Eagles' games this season, but he has only thrown more than one TD pass once. That was Week 4's game versus the Washington Commanders.

His six-to-four TD-to-interception ratio is uncharacteristic of the MVP-level play we saw from him last season. This week's game represents an opportunity to get jiggy.

You have all watched enough Eagles football under Nick Sirianni to know that DeVonta Smith's off-game versus the L.A. Rams means he'll be heavily featured in the coming contest. There will be attempts to get him involved early.

Jalen Hurts eclipses 300 yards passing and throws two touchdown strikes in this one. DeVonta will grab one of them. Just for kicks, for the sake of argument, we'll say Dallas Goedert grabs the other. Goedert was nasty the last time these teams met.

Expect the Eagles to convert more than 50% of their red zone trips into TDs versus an outstanding red zone defense.

Here's where things get a little strange. Hear us out for a few. The Eagles haven't been good when entering the red zone. The Jets are home to one of the game's top red zone defenses, but we believe Philly will be okay here.

Converting red zone attempts into TDs 50 percent of the time still isn't what good teams are looking for. That is however better than what we've seen from Philly.

Expect one of the stories coming out of this one to be the Eagles better showing inside the opposing team's 20, but this won't be an issue they have cured very easily.

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