Our Eagles vs. Rams predictions for Week 5 of the NFL season originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles (4-0) are on the road to face the Rams (2-2) at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
To the predictions:
Reuben Frank (4-0)
I look at this matchup and I see the NFL’s No. 2 pass offense vs. the NFL’s No. 27 pass defense. I see Matt Stafford vs. a secondary that’s undermanned and struggling. I see Puka Nacua and quite possibly Cooper Kupp running free across the field. I keep asking myself, if the Eagles gave up 316 yards to Mac Jones and 290 to Sam Howell, what happens when they face Matt Stafford – one of 12 QBs in history to throw for 50,000 yards? The Eagles have just two interceptions in four games, are allowing an opposing passer rating of nearly 100 and have given up nine passing TDs – 3rd-most in the league. This matchup scares me. I like the growth we’ve seen from the offense week to week, and I expect Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown and the offense to keep the Eagles in the game. But the defense worries me. They haven’t gotten the pressure from their edges we expected, they’ve had a rough time in coverage – and obviously those two things are related – and they’re going up against a pretty explosive offense that just might get one of the NF’’s best receivers back this weekend. On the road on the West Coast. The Eagles have been finding ways to win, but it feels like they’re playing with fire. I don’t remember the last time I picked against the Eagles. It might have been the 2021 playoff game in Tampa. They’re 24-5 in their last 29 games and 23-2 in Hurts’ last 25 starts. They almost never lose. I still think they’re an elite team and will win most of their games. I just don’t have a good feeling about this one.
Rams 33, Eagles 27
Dave Zangaro (4-0)
This isn’t an easy game. And it’s a little scary to think about that high-flying Rams passing attack going against an Eagles secondary that has struggled through the…
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Publish date : 2023-10-07 11:00:00
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