After a much-needed bye week, the Pats travel to Philadelphia trying to get back to their winning ways. To do that, they will have to beat the red-hot Eagles coming off a big win at home against the Bears. Let’s get to Know the Eagles and what to expect for Sunday’s game!
The offense for the Eagles has been very similar to the Patriots: inconsistent. Carson Wentz has thrown for 15 touchdowns. He has thrown 4 interceptions and has a QBR of 93.7. Those numbers are a bit deceiving as their offensive line has allowed 20 sacks on the season. With one of the best defenses facing him on Sunday, their offensive line will need to stand tall to protect Wentz. Zach Ertz has been shut down so far in 2019 but before the bye week, he had his best game of the season tallying 9 receptions for 103 yards. Ertz is the X-factor for Philly’s offense. When he’s rolling, they are an incredibly hard team to stop.
Defensively for the Eagles, they aren’t the same team that beat the Pats in Superbowl 52. Many people believe that this is a revenge game for New England. Well, it isn’t the Superbowl and I don’t believe any regular-season game could mimic the intensity of that game and day. The attitude Philly has as a city is what you see on the defensive side of the ball for the Eagles. Physicality is their approach and they’ve been keeping opponents off the scoreboard in big moments so far. By no means has it been perfect, but being down only 1 game in your division going into mid-November isn’t a bad position to be in. Fletcher Cox is the Captain on the defense and has been outspoken about how much improvement that has been made each week and they are looking for a big day come Sunday afternoon.
Be sure to watch the game at 4:25 PM on CBS as the Patriots try to get there 9th win on the season!
–Robert Marcello is a Staff Writer for Full Press Coverage and covers the New England Patriots. Follow him on Twitter @RobertMarcello5