Three players to watch vs. Bears
26 November 2017 Eagles News
The league-leading 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles are set to take on the 3-7 Chicago Bears in a clash that is set to bring offensive fireworks for the Eagles. The Eagles are high in confidence and the Bears are beaten down and banged up. Some are calling for a trap game, but do not believe them, the Eagles are the better team and they will win this game. Todays’s game has the potential to be a high scoring one and with that being said, here are the players to watch.
1. Jay Ajayi
The Jay Train has been rolling so far through Philadelphia but has yet to go full steam ahead. So far in two games he has rushed for 77 yards and 91 yards and has scored one touchdown. Today, the Bears are missing a few key defensive players, making it the perfect setting for a Jay Ajayi explosion.
Ajayi has not been getting a lot of carries but has made good of the work he has seen. Expect the Eagles to give him a bigger workload now that he has been fully integrated into the offense. The Eagles can lean on Ajayi today and under the power of the Jay Train, the Eagles will roll to victory.
2. Alshon Jeffery
Alshon Jeffery has scored touchdowns in back to back games and with his former team in town, do not expect that streak to stop. Jeffery has been playing like that number one receiver the Eagles hoped they got when they signed him. To date, this is the best he has played for the Eagles and the best his chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz has looked.
Jeffery has not had a 100 yards game, but today, that drought is going to end. The Bears do not have a cornerback that can hang with Jeffery and the fact that his former team is in town, Jeffery will want to make a statement. Trust me, a statement will be made today.
3. Fletcher Cox
With Bears offensive guard Kyle Long doubtful to play, the Bears will be giving all-pro defensive lineman Fletcher Cox an avenue to rush through and expect Cox to take advantage.
Last week, the Eagles took advantage of backup tackle play, today, they will take advantage of bad guard play. Cox will yet again show the NFL why he is paid the big bucks. Against a rookie quarterback and beat up line, expect Cox to cause havoc and rack up at least two sacks.
Jay Ajayi: AP Images
Alshon Jeffery: AP Photo/Michael Perez
Fletcher Cox: USA Today Images
Cover Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images