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.