Amazingly, the team bus didn’t crash on the way to the airport today and injure half the team. Instead, the team arrived safely in Philadelphia after spending the week in West Virginia. Because, well who knows? Maybe they got a little rafting in. Beats all the flying and possible plane related injuries.
Anyhow, on to the game. The betting line on the Eagles this year is 6.5. Pretty fucking low, and I bet no one had them beating the Falcons. Which they did pretty handily 32-6. Then again, the Falcons win number is 7.5. We are 10.5 for those of you counting. I’m not too knowledgeable about the Iggles. Just that Jalen Hurts looked pretty good last year, and now this year, he has a stable of very fast WRs. Including the Heisman winner Devonta Smith. Do they run well? Doubt it. Is their defense any good?
We of course have a lot of injuries. Emmanuel Moseley still hasn’t played, Jason Verrett is done for the year, and we have some lukewarm bodies we signed in Dre Kirkpatrick and Josh Norman to fill the gaps. Both excellent signings. In 2014. Dontae Johnson has been yoyoed, cut, practice squadded, and jerked around so many times, they are calling him boomerang.
And that’s my worry. That they are going to come out throwing early and throwing often. Which puts pressure on our fragile DEs in Bosa and Ford. I know they got a lot of rest last week, but they will make up for it today. We usually struggle with mobile QBs, and that was when we HAD Dre Greenlaw. AA could be out as well, so we are depending on a lot of backups, like Azeez Al Shaair, Kent Street, and Diminius Finnius-Farfignugen (whatever his name is) and Marcell Harris. Oh yeah, he’s questionable as well. Me?
So, the offense needs to get off toa fast start. Our run game looked decent enough last week, and the passing game played well enough, but I would like to see more play-action on 1st down. This game looks to be a track meet, and we need an early lead to force the action. Make them play from behind.
I think this is another high-scoring affair, and I think we should prevail given our offensive firepower.