Intriguing Game- Week 2
Eagles (1-0) at Colts (0-1)
Eagles: They struggled with a young Jaguars team in week one. Down by 17 points to be exact and the second half was a much different story. The Eagles defense which has been known as a unit that struggles looked extremely dominant in the second half of their opener on Sunday. After seeing the other three teams in the NFC East struggle, this is clearly the team to beat in the division and I’ve stated numerous times that the NFC East is the most unpredictable division in all of football. Foles definitely won’t have the season he did last season and Shady will be a very big piece of what they do with the ball offensively. They face a Colts team looking for their first victory of the season on Monday night.
Colts: They got themselves into some trouble again on Sunday night in Denver but almost found a way to come back like they would last season but just fell short. The Colts have to get off to a much faster start and finish games better because getting down early could get them in trouble and they won’t always be able to come back. I’m concerned about their defense. Mathis is gone for the season now after tearing his Achilles. He’s become the heart and soul of that defense and that’s a big piece that will be missing. Offensively, Trent Richardson will have to be that x-factor and I think he will be more comfortable within that offense.
Prediction: This is a really good match-up on paper. Two young and upcoming quarterbacks and the sky is the limit for them both. The Colts have to put this game in the hands of Foles and make him beat them. They also have to attack the Eagles secondary. The Eagles have to find a way to get to the quarterback. If they don’t, it will be a long night. I like the Colts to get back on track. Colts 38 Eagles 27