Predicting The Eagles’ First Four Games

August 17, 2022
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The Philadelphia Eagles’ first four games rank as one of the easiest to start the season. The Eagles are taking trips to Detroit and D.C. in weeks one and three and hosting the Vikings and Jaguars in weeks two and four. None of these teams made the playoffs last season, but they all have improved and should not be taken lightly. With that being said, let’s see how the Eagles’ first four games shake out.

Week One: At Detroit Lions

The Eagles ran through the Lions in their 44-6 victory last season in Detroit and that started the identity of the ground and pound offense. Things should be no different this time around. This should be a confidence game and the Eagles will go out and roll the Lions to start the season. 35-10 is the final prediction for this game.

The key matchup in this one will be Jordan Mailata against the Rookie, Aiden Hutchinson. The rookie has been making plays to start the Preseason and Mailata is looking to hit some high accolades this year to back up his contract.

Week Two: Vs Minnesota Vikings

This is the only primetime game of the Eagles’ first four and it is shaping up to be a good one. While the Eagles look to be the better team on paper, they have yet to get the best of the Vikings since the 2017 playoffs. The running game will be huge in setting up the pass to defeat this defense. As for our defense, the haunting selection of Justin Jefferson will be on display along with the new offense of Minnesota. The Eagles will pull out the Monday Night victory 28-20.

The key matchup here will be Adam Theilen and Justin Jefferson against Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Luckily for Philadelphia, there is no better way to get prepared for that than facing Devonta Smith and A.J. Brown the entire year.

Week Three: At Washington Commanders

Carson Wentz will be making his highly anticipated appearance against the Eagles. It has been rocky for the former Eagles Pro-Bowler and things should continue against the stout defense of Philadelphia. Jalen Hurts had two comeback victories against Washington last year, but this time around should be different. While Hurts’ resilience was nice to see, him putting away games earlier would show his growth. Eagles continue to 3-0 with a 31-13 win over the Commanders.

The key matchup here will be Carson Wentz versus Jonathan Gannon. Gannon should know Wentz’s game is all in his head and that makes or breaks a great QB and a bad QB. Gannon must throw looks at Wentz and get pressure on him allowing Wentz to throw forced passes. We all know Wentz will do it.

Week Four: Vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Just like the week before, another reunion is upon us. Doug Pederson will make his return to Philadelphia, but this one will be more warm-hearted as Pederson was the first coach to bring a Super Bowl to the Eagles. However, that doesn’t stop the Eagles from curb-stomping the Jaguars. Expect a veteran defense to rattle the young Trevor Lawrence and Jalen Hurts to explode on offense. This should be the easiest of the Eagles’ first four and they get another win 28-9. Another steamrolling by Philadelphia.

The key matchup will be Coach vs Coach. Nick Sirianni will face his predecessor and Pederson will bring all the cards to get his win.


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