Last time that we all talked I was driving the Wentz wagon 100 mph with no clear direction or vision on where the heck we were going. Now, we have some history and the wagon has a busted wheel. The metaphor for a busted wheel is not that Wentz has played poorly or he is hurt but rather the lack of talent around him. RB Ryan Matthews is banged up, Nelson Agholor refuses to catch the football. What Wentz has been slowed down by his the play calling and inconsistent play around him. Aaron Rodgers rolls in to Philly tonight looking to avenge an absolute beat down from Kirk and the R-Words.
MATCH UPS TO WATCH:
1. Packers Secondary vs WENTZ WAGON – The packers secondary is the worst but so are the Eagles receivers. The packers especially struggle against the TE, so lets try to FEED Ertz early and often.
2. Eagles D-Line vs Rodgers – I talk about how good the Eagles D-line has been all year but this will be a tough test for them. Rodgers has the ability to move in the pocket and keep plays alive. Russel Wilson was able to keep plays alive last week and hit his WR for some extended play TD’s. The key will be Brandon Graham who leads the league in QB pressures.
3. Packers Run Offense vs Eagles Run Offense – Do either exist? Who will carry the load for either team. This could be the real difference in the game. Ty Montgomery or Christine Michael? Wendell Smallwood should be the Eagles featured back. What a cluster fuck.
PREDICTION: Eagles 27 – Packers 23