Week 4's Sunday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers wasn't supposed to look this meh. Injuries are to blame, with both teams ravaged to the bare bones at key positions.
As the dust begins to settle following last week’s NFL Draft, few selections shocked the football world more than the Philadelphia Eagles decision to draft quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round. The move immediately sparked debate to how the Eagles could utilise the former Oklahoma quarterback in their offence and what the pick could mean for Carson Wentz.
The Seattle Seahawks began the season with an impressive 10-2 record, but lost the rhythm, losing three of their last four games, including losses to both the Rams and Cardinals. There’s no doubt that the momentum is on the Eagles’ side for this one, and with home advantage, where their defence has been notably better this season.
After an uneven start to the season, the Eagles and their stuttering offence came up against one of the dominant defensive units in Green Bay Thursday night.
As the last of the euphoria-ingrained dust, the kind that only appears following a long ardent journey to a first Lombardi trophy, finally settles on the streets of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love is once again quietly optimistic ahead of the new season.
The New Orleans Saints, at home in the Superdome, overcame a 14-point first quarter deficit as Drew Brees threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns to help lift the hosts to a 20-14 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
When the news broke in early December that Philadelphia’s third year rising star quarterback Carson Wentz had suffered a stress fracture in his lower back, the same underdog title which the Eagles embraced so impeccably during the latter stages of the 2017 season, was once again being branded from the lips of NFL pundits and experts alike.
Greg Forbes rounds up the best action from this week in the NFL.
The final NFL London game of the season sees the Eagles face the Jags.
Rounding up the best - and worst - of week four.
Will the Giants, Redskins or Cowboys be able to stop the Eagles cruising the East again?