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Eagles vs. Rams

Well last week the Birds did the exact opposite of what it was going to take to win against the Seahawks.  They didn’t protect the ball, they didn’t protect the QB, they couldn’t run effectively, and they surely didn’t contain Russell Wilson.  They clearly had issues with the noise in that stadium and now you can see why home field advantage is so important.  Congrats to the Seahawks.  On to the Rams.

Moving a team back to L.A was a horrible idea, and moving two teams may have been one of the dumbest things that the NFL has ever done.  It’s so bad that they had to put out an open casting call for people to act like Rams fans for the broadcast on Sunday.  They had to do this because the Eagles will be playing a home game on the road because so many fans are going to attend.  Great job NFL.

Todays theme will be to run the ball, run the ball, run the ball.  If you didn’t understand what I was saying earlier RUN THE BALL.  The Rams are 27th against the run.  The Eagles are #2 in rush offense.  Keeping the Rams offense off the field will be key to getting this victory.  The Rams like to get out of the huddle quickly so that Head Coach McVay can read the defense and relay the options into Goff.  In the QB’s helmet the coach can talk to the QB until there is 17 seconds left on the play clock then the ear piece turns off.  The Rams use this to their full advantage.  It will be key for the Eagles to disguise their defense until that time.  If they show anything to early then they could get torched.

Defensively the Eagles will have to get after and frustrate the young QB.  They need to force him to make quick decisions in the pocket and flush him out to his weak side.  Doing this will likely lead to a couple of turn overs.  This is all predicated on the fact that the Eagles D will have to stop Todd Gurley.  If you don’t stop him it will be a long day.  The good thing is that we have the #1 rush defense.

I expect the Eagles to show some passion this week and show off Carson and that run game a bit.  Carson is the better of the two QB’s playing today and he will prove it.

Final Score 27 – 17 Eagles.

Ajayi goes off for 100 plus yards today.

Eagles vs. Chargers

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.