Gameday – MIN at PHI

Posted: October 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | No Comments »

Big game, but not for the reasons we expected. These teams don’t just want a win, they need it.

Both teams will be missing pieces.

We knew Barnett and Sproles were out. Nagata is a surprise.

That means Destiny Vaeao and Treyvon Hester will be the other DTs. They will need to step up. Both guys have some experience and pass rush ability. This is a huge chance for them to impress the coaches and help the team.

Minnesota runs the ball less than anyone in the league so the Eagles could play Michael Bennett inside on some pass plays. The problem with that is Barnett being out. If Josh Sweat can contribute, the team can use him at DE and slide Bennett inside. If Sweat looks lost or ineffective, the coaches have to figure out what they want to do. Huge opportunity for Sweat.

Backups and role players came up big for the Eagles in 2017. We’ll see how these guys do today.

If the Eagles can sustain drives, they can wear down the Vikings DL. That would also rest the Eagles DL and help them out. This is one of the games where Time of Possession could actually matter.

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