2. Philadelphia Eagles
Despite entering the season as a Super Bowl contender, things have not gone well for the Philadelphia Eagles over the first two weeks of the season. The Eagles fell behind the Washington Redskins by double digits in Week 1 before needing a furious rally to win that game.
Week 2 didn’t go well for the Eagles either as they fell to the Falcons in Atlanta. While the game ended up being decided in the final minutes when Julio Jones took a Matt Ryan pass 54 yards to the house, the Eagles were severely outplayed in that game.
Carson Wentz was beaten up by the Falcons’ front in that game, and his throws were often wide of the mark and inconsistent at best. The Eagles were also beaten up severely in that contest, losing several players to significant injuries over the course of the game.
Week 3 brings the Detroit Lions to town, and the Lions are coming off a tight win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. The Lions are no pushover and offer a tough defense, which could be problematic for an Eagles’ team that could be without some combination of Alshon Jeffery, Desean Jackson, and Dallas Goedert in this game.
Even without all those players, the Eagles still have enough talent to beat the Lions at home. The Eagles need to put up a good performance to reinforce why they were considered an NFC title contender earlier in the year, and this game against the Lions is an opportunity to do that.