The Eagles are back home this weekend hosting the 3-7 Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. Coming off their complete domination of the Cowboys, the Eagles are hopefully back in the swing of things after they showed a little rust in the first half in Dallas coming off their bye.
This is the last home game for the Eagles until Christmas when they host the Oakland Raiders, and by that point, they could already have the NFC East and possibly a top two NFC seed already locked up.
The game will be aired on FOX at 1:00 P.M. with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis on the call, and Pam Oliver on the sidelines. Of course, you can listen to it on SportsRadio 94WIP with Merrill Reese and Mike Quick on the call, with Cole Beasley’s number one enemy, Howard Eskin, on the sidelines.
To the predictions:
Candis McLean (@CandisRMcLean):
I really don’t have much to say about this matchup. I’m all for the “any given Sunday” or “bring your A game” slogans but the disparity between these two teams is clear. The Bears have one of the top rushing attacks in the league, but it won’t be much help because they’ll be facing the Eagles’ top rushing defense. The Eagles should win this game since they’re far superior in almost every position in comparison to the Bears. Look for Alshon Jeffery to have a big day against his old team. Honestly, look for everyone to have a big game.
Dave Uram (@MrUram):
The Eagles have already proven they don’t take a opponents lightly. The Bears are inferior in many ways. Should be a cake walk.
Anthony Mazziotti (@AntMazziotti):
This reeks of trap game, but this is a better Eagles team. One unlike any team I remember seeing. The Eagles will not look over the Bears, they will prove they’re the better team come Sunday afternoon. They will bottle up the Bears’ run game and force them to overuse Mitch Trubisky. And the Eagles will do whatever they want to the Bears defense. They have already shown that they can win in any way possible.
Birds walk away with a comfortable win.
Tony Cutillo (@TCutillo23):
This may sound absolutely crazy, but there are two coaches who scare me right now in the NFL: John Fox and Sean Payton. There use to be an old folktale back in the day that said Fox and Payton had the book on Andy Reid. Whenever the Eagles were flying high and tearing up the NFC, it only took one trip to New York to make them feel beatable once again. Obviously that was 17 years ago, but knowing that Doug Pederson is a Reid clone makes me feel uneasy. That being said, this team has some special brewing and will be too much for the Bears. I don’t think it will be a high-scoring contest, but the Eagles will still come out on top.
Adrian Fedkiw (@AdrianFedkiw):
The Eagles are 5-0 at home this season and have won seven straight at the Linc, while Chicago is 1-3 on the road this year after going 0-8 last season. If this game was in Chicago, maybe we’d have a trap scenario looming because the Bears are tough at home and Philly is coming off the high of a dominant display in Dallas. The Eagles have been shutting down rushing attacks all season long and Trubisky isn’t ready to put the Bears on his back. I also believe Chicago has too many injuries on the defensive side of the ball to keep it in the game. I’ve got the Eagles winning this one pretty handedly.
Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone):
In think the Bears’ record isn’t indicative of the team they are today, but there’s no chance they come into Philly and beat the Eagles. If there’s one thing to take away from this Eagles team the last two years, it’s that home field advantage is finally back. They’ve only lost two games under Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson at home, and none yet this season. Expect that trend to continue.
Sean Brace (@Sean_Brace):
This game is over before it even starts. A rookie QB coming into our house and facing guys like Derek Barnett and Chris Long from the outside on 3rd-and-long!? Stop it. This game will be just like the Broncos game. Give me the Birds! (Oh, and the Cowboys lose on Thursday and the Eagles clinch the NFC East!)
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