The Philadelphia Eagles kick off their potential Super Bowl run against the New York Giants. The Eagles own the NFC’s top seed with a 14-3 record, and they earned that record by being the top all-around team in the NFL. Led by QB Jalen Hurts, a great offensive line and a host of talented skill players, the Eagles have firmly cemented their claim to be the team to beat in the NFC, and perhaps the entire playoffs. If the Eagles are on their “A” game, they should run the Giants off of the field.
The are superior at about every position this week. An offensive line that features Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Landon Dickerson, Jordan Mailata and Isaac Seumalo is better than any in the league. WRs DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown are capable of taking over games and TE Dallas Goedert is one of the best in the NFL. Miles Sanders is a top-tier RB. The entire offense is driven by Hurts, an MVP candidate who has developed to the point where the Eagles can attach a legitimate passing game to a punishing and diverse rushing game. There haven’t been many defenses able to get a handle on this offense and it should lead to this team hosting the NFC championship game against the Dallas Cowboys-San Francisco 49ers winner.
On defense, they have enough defensive line talent to generate explosive, negative plays and keep teams in long down-and-distances. The pass rush has produced a NFL high 70 sacks. It is lead Haason Reddick, Josh Sweat, Brandon Graham and Javon Hargrave. They have a talented secondary. Darius Slay and James Bradberry have been lockdown at cornerback this season and safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson is back and healthy. LB T.J. Edwards is a tackling machine, who is having a Pro Bowl season.
Hurts’ health was a key concern heading into this game. Hurts has been declared healthy and is not even listed on the injury report. I fully expect the Eagles supremely talented team to put a butt whooping on the Giants and move on to the NFC Championship Team.
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