The Philadelphia Eagles are now 7-5 and are possibly on their way to another win if they continue to dominate and most importantly, if Nick Foles keeps leading the way. The guy still has yet to throw an interception. This week the Eagles host the Detroit Lions (also 7-5) at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles already know that they control their own destiny as far as trying the NFC East goes, they just have to finish out these games and beat Dallas on December 29th.
In the game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Eagles did the most important things to win, create turnovers and go get the quarterback. But first we have to acknowledge tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz, who both had big games resulting in three touchdowns: two for Ertz and one for Celek.
Now back to the keys to their win. The Eagles won the turnover ratio by a +3 margin. If they continue to create turnovers and win that battle, of course the Eagles will have success the rest of the season. And their defensive line definitely did their part and created pressure and sacked QB Carson Palmer five times. That’s also very key, especially if they are looking to go into the playoffs.
The pass defense will have to be big versus the 2nd best team in the league in terms of average pass yards per game. The defensive front is going to have to make up for the secondary and put pressure on Matthew Stafford and make him throw interceptions. The turnover ratio is very key in this game so they can stop Detroit from scoring, instead putting them in pressure situations.
Nick Foles should remain dominant against the Lions secondary. The pressure will be on him this week as LeSean McCoy will face the league’s 3rd ranked run defense. Needless to say, Foles will have to prove finally that he’s the real deal and with the help of WR DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, and TEs Brent Celek and now Zach Ertz. The only problem offensively, is pass protection. They can’t allow Ndamukong Suh and company to make Foles scramble around the field. They can’t allow those three sacks like they did last week.
Still, this game versus the Lions is going to be a great matchup and probably one of the best games of the week with these teams both looking forward to keeping their playoff hopes alive. You can tune in to see this game on FOX at 1 PM ET.
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