Eagles squeezed out a great win last week against those hated Giants. Jake Elliot made the field goal of a life time from 61 yards out. That may have been the back breaker for the Giants season. The score didn’t go the way I thought but they did get the win and Corey Clement got a touchdown. I figured he would see some time but didn’t think he would get in the end zone.
This week the Eagles a trap game. The Chargers have lost their last 8 games but by small margins. They just keep finding ways to lose. The Eagles have to travel out west after a big emotional division game. The smart bet would be to go with the Chargers at home, if you can call that a home. The Chargers are #11 in Pass offense and the Birds are #25 against the pass. If they can’t keep Phillip Rivers off the field then he is going to touch our secondary. Fletcher Cox is out this week which means Timmy Jernigan will draw the double team. If the front four can’t get pressure it will cause for a long day.
The way to keep Rivers off the field will be to control the clock and run the football. The Chargers are #31 against the run this year. That will be the achilles heal this week. The Eagles have to run the ball, I say again they have to run the football. Expect a heavy dose of Blount, Smallwood, and Clement this week. Hopefully the Eagles will have more runs then passes this week. Crazy I know, every expects Carson to throw 50 passes each week. If they are truly game planning their opponents each week then they will run the ball.
This weeks prediction is Eagles 24 Chargers 17. Go Birds.