The Eagles will try to bounce back from last week's loss as they take on the Detroit Lions at the Linc this Sunday. It's time for our weekly bold predictions post.
Here's a recap of previous bold predictions from each week and the winning predictor from our writers:
Week 1: Mike W.
Week 2: Michael V. (partial credit)
And now we'll see if any of our bold predictions for Week 3 come true. Here's what our writers believe will happen:
Michael V.: The Eagles score a TD on their opening drive. Run, pass, trick play, whatever. I need this team to show me some signs of life early in a game. I know they're banged up, but the Lions are a team the Eagles should beat and beat convincingly. If the Eagles truly are a contender, they need to start playing a full four quarters of football, because as we all saw in Atlanta, spotting a good team the fist half of a game doesn't cut it.
Andrew: Doug Pederson admitted that when Dallas Goedert got injured before the Falcons game, he had to cross off a lot of plays he had planned. Now that he knows he'll be without a majority of his passing game weapons, I think his gameplan for Sunday will be to establish the run game.
Jordan Howard will be the main beneficiary of this. 15+ carries for 125+ yards and two scores for the big guy.
Mike W.: Has T.O tweeted @ the Eagles that he’s still in football shape? No secret that the Birds wideouts are banged up. My bold prediction this week is that Josh McCown catches at LEAST one pass from Carson Wentz. Birds eek out this win 20-16.
Alexis: The Lions have good wide receivers while the Eagles lack on the defensive line. However, even with their lack of key players I believe they can pull out a close win and give us a good game with a final score of 20-17.
Shannon: I think JJAW is going to have a monster of a game and really step up to be the receiver Wentz needs with Alshon and DeSean likely out. It will be a complete 180 turn from last week’s stats. JJAW will have 2 or more touchdowns against the Lions and have more than 100 receiving yards.
Tyler: In his last two starts against the Eagles, Matthew Stanford has been highly efficient throwing for over 500 yards and eight touchdowns. He’ll find less success this weekend, as the Eagles defense will finally come alive to combine for six team sacks, two interceptions, and a forced fumble off of a strip sack.