Stat predictions for Eagles star Josh Sweat, three NFC East rivals during NFL's fifth week of action

  • The Eagles are on the road this weekend in Los Angeles.
  • Two of their division rivals are also looking for wins on the road.
  • Here are a few predictions for one player on each rival's team.
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Josh Sweat, defensive end, Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat doesn't get as much hype as some of his teammates despite being tremendously productive. Having Jordan Davis and Jalen Carter as teammates will do that for you.

Reliable veterans Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox are also in Philly's mix. The 26-year-old Sweat is in his prime though and one of the most consistent players on Philadelphia's roster.

The Rams have two young receivers, Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell. They have caught the attention of NFL defenses and Fantasy football owners through the first quarter of the season.

Both of them have filled in admirably for Cooper Kupp, who returned off of injured reserve this week after recovering from a hamstring injury. Might he play? If he does, Philly's hands will be full.

Sweat and the rest of the Eagles' defense can aid the secondary by putting consistent pressure on Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. He is dealing with a hip contusion.

Neutralizing the Eagles' front seven will be key for the Rams offensive line to give the ailing Stafford time to go through his progressions. Los Angeles has been relatively solid in permitting sacks in three of their four games. The Cincinnati Bengals racked up six sacks against them in Week 3. Sweat and Philadelphia's defense are capable of sustaining pressure on an offense. They will need to do so to help avoid an upset on the road.

Sweat, a sixth-year defensive end, has recorded 2.5 sacks through the first four games of 2023. He should be raring to go in this one.

Prediction for Sweat - two solo tackles including one tackle for loss, one sack, one forced fumble