Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Eagles picked up a convincing and much-needed win last week in Buffalo. The Philly defense did a great job containing the Bills’ offense, while a two-headed monster emerged in the form of Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders to help bolster the running game.
It’s been an inconsistent season for the Eagles, but this win sets a standard and a blueprint to follow to try and continue to win: Play stout defense and play efficient, turnover-free offense.
Coming up for the Eagles is a home matchup against the Chicago Bears. Chicago enters at 3-4, coming off a brutal loss where kicker Eddy Pineiro missed wide left in the final seconds, ultimately costing the Bears the game. Even though the Bears likely should have won, they really didn’t look great. Mitch Trubisky has been shaky, and the fans have let him know. Don’t expect it to get any easier for Trubisky either against Philly’s defense.
Coming into the season, this was expected to be a game between two NFC contenders. Now it’s a battle between two teams just trying to get above .500. With two good defenses facing each other, this will be a test for both offenses. Look for Philly to try to work the running game the same way they did against Buffalo. That’ll make everything easier for Carson Wentz when he drops back to pass. For Wentz, he’s gotta throw the ball more quickly. So often you see him dodge, dip and dive around defenders in the pocket, but against Khalil Mack, that might not work.
Overall, I think the Eagles earn their second straight win. The Bears are in a funk and I don’t think this will be the week they can break out of it. Final score: Eagles, 28. Bears, 17.
PhillyBite sports contributor and Philadelphia Eagles Writer.