Gameday – PHI at MIN

Posted: October 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Gameday – PHI at MIN

Gameday is here. Eagles at Vikings. The weather is getting colder and this has the vibe of a big game. Let’s start by looking at the inactives.

Sidney Jones is active. He was last week as well, but didn’t play. The difference is that he did practice this week and that’s a huge deal for coaches. Expect Jones to play today. Doug Pederson talked about Jones and his need to fight through injuries so it will be interesting to see how Jones reacts to that. Will that bring out the best in him? Pederson usually knows which buttons to push with his players.

Boston Scott is active and he’ll be the #3 RB today. I’m curious to see if they work him into the offense by design or if the coaches just want him as an emergency option. Scott could be the team’s PR. That job is up for grabs with Darren Sproles being injured.

I feel good about the Eagles run defense being able to Dalvin Cook and the Vikings. I’m not feeling so good about the Eagles CBs vs Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Those guys are outstanding route runners. I could see them Rasul Douglas fits with their cuts and moves. As for Jones, you just wonder how confident he is. That’s a big part of being a CB. Jones needs to go out there and believe he’s Troy Vincent, Eric Allen and Asante Samuel rolled into one.

I think the Eagles offense will be okay, if not flat out good. The last time Mike Zimmer really shut down the Eagles, Big V was the RT and Josh Huff was the team’s leading receiver. This is a much better group. Pederson has shown the ability to scheme well against top DCs. Receivers just need to remember to hold onto the ball. Drops are bad, guys.

The Eagles defense has multiple takeaways in 3 of the past 4 games. Keep that up and the Eagles will come away with a win.

Josh Sweat comes up with another sack today and the Eagles DL has another strong showing. That pressure is enough to help the DBs and the guys in green find a way to win this game.

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