The Eagles are having an incredible season! They have had a wonderful start and are sitting at 12-1. The Birds have had some extremely impressive wins and they have also had some wins were they needed to grind it out all the way to the final second.
They take on the Bears on Sunday in what they hope to be a get in and get out type of game.
The Bears are not having a great season but they’ve shown flashes of possible success. Justin Fields has been this teams main reason that they have had those successful moments. However, one man can not make a team great. Especially with Fields being so young.
Will The Offense Stay Hot?
The Eagles offense has been on fire recently, averaging 41 points in their last three games. Hurts has been having an incredible season. He is in the running for the MVP award and is the front runner. His sidekick, AJ Brown, is also having an incredible season. He has 1,020 yards and ten touchdowns. They have been able to score threw the air and able to pound the rock on the ground.
Hurts and Brown are the go-to guys in this offense, as we’ve seen, but they need to keep this hot streak going right into the playoffs. The Eagles have clinched a playoff spot but now they look to clinch the division and home-field advantage in the coming weeks.
How Much Will Injuries Effect Them?
The Eagles have some injuries and some injuries in key spots. For example, one of their top safeties, CJ Gardner Johnson, went down with an injury and then two weeks after he went down his backup, Reed Blankenship, got hurt. Blankenship made a huge impact from the start. He had a pick against the Packers, in the Eagles primetime win.
Dallas Goedert is also a big name who is still out. He was placed on the IR (shoulder) and had the opportunity to bring him back. He was not ready and will have to wait another week. Goedert was having a great season and is a huge loss for the Birds.
The Eagles have added P Brett Kern to the team, S Anthony Harris. The Eagles’ punter Arryn Siposs went down with an ankle injury so they knew they couldn’t have Jake Elliot taking punts. They added Harris to fill that role of Blankenship and now they hope he can fill that job in full.
Contain Justin Fields
Justin Fields is a flashy quarterback and can make some huge plays. He can throw it and is most known for using his legs to make plays. The Eagles need to make sure they limit his running abilities and make him throw the ball.
Fields is amongst the top rushers in the whole league, including running backs. He is such a talented athlete and could single handily lead this team to victory. He is such a threat and can do anything he is asked to do. He is capable to make big plays and score touchdowns consistently.
If the Eagles can contain the run game they should have a very successful defensive game.