Eagles vs Packers 9/26/19 – NFL Pick, Preview, Prediction



Green Bay Packers


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Are the Eagles at the point of desperation yet? That is a good question, but it is a question that needs to be answered and covered soon. The Eagles have slipped to the 1-2 record and for a team that was projected to make the playoffs and potentially threaten for the Super Bowl that is not the position they want to be at. What makes it even worse in this game the Phillies have to travel to Green Bay who are unbeaten on the year and the Eagles have yet to win a road game. The Packers have managed to rely heavily on their defense on the year and Aaron Rodgers has even been mentioned that the offense has to step up their game to provide the same level of competitiveness the defense is bringing to the game.

Philadelphia Eagles Preview

The Eagles offense has only managed to put in 25.3 points a game on the year so far. The passing attack for the Eagles has ended up getting a total of 275.7 yards a game. When the Eagles are rushing the ball the team has only managed to pick up 99.7 yards a game on the ground. The Eagles passing attack has been led by Carson Wentz. Wentz on the year has went 72/118 with 803 yards on the year. He has thrown 6 touchdowns and been picked off twice this year and has been sacked 7 times. Miles Sanders is the leading rusher for the Eagles with 34 carries for 105 yard and no scores, but he has coughed the ball up 2 times. Zach Ertz is the tight end for the Eagles and is the leading receiver for the year with 17 catches out of the 30 times he was targeted. He has managed to get 190 yards but has yet to score on the year.

Defensively the Eagles have ended up giving up 26 points a game. The defense has allowed the opponents passing attack to look great giving up 300.3 yards a game, but the rushing defense ha done great at stuffing the run giving up only 57 yards a game. Zach Brown is the defensive player who is leading the Eagles on the year with 12 solo tackles and 4 assist on the season so far. Tim Jernigan and Andrew Sendejo have both been able to record a sack on the year so far to lead the Eagles. With the Eagles they have managed to get a total of 3 picks all year with no single player standing out.

Miles Sanders is the leading returner for the Eagles with 5 kickoff returns for 106 yards. Returning the punts is the job of Darren Sproles with 6 returns for 56 yards on the year. Jake Elliott is the kicker for the Eagles and he has managed to go 6-6 on XP, but with the field goals he is 4-4 with a long of only 41 yards. Punting has been handled by Cameron Johnson and he has punted 10 times with a 46 yard net average.

Green Bay Packers Preview

The Packers offense, as Rodgers rightly put in a paraphrase is lacking. The team is scoring only 19.3 points a game. The passing attack has managed to get only 215.7 yards a game and the rushing offense has ended up getting 89.3 yards per game on the year.  The Packers have been able to rely on Aaron Rodgers at the quarterback position he has went 57/93 on the year with only 647 yards on the year and 4 touchdowns. He has been sacked a total of 7 times this year. Aaron Jones is the leading runner for the Packers with 46 carries for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns on the year so far. Davante Adams has quickly became a favorite target of Rodgers with 21 passes going towards him and 15 catches for 198 yards and sadly he has not been able to score at all this year.

Defensively the Packers are winning the games as the defense is giving up only 11.7 points a game. The Packers have given up only 223.7 yards a game in the air, but the rushing defense has given up only 131 yards a game on the ground. Blake Martinez is the player the Packers have found to be a true gem on the defense with 23 solo tackles and 9 assist on the year so far. Preston Smith has managed to pull down a total of 4.5 sacks on the year so far. When it comes to picking the ball off the Packers have 4 players all sharing the lead with a single pick on the year.

The return game has been handled by Trevor Davis, but he has not done much to stand out for the Packers on the year this season. The kicking game has seen the reliable Mason Crosby show up to kick the ball. Crosby has managed to go 7-7 on the XP, but when it comes to the field goal kicking he has ended up going 3-4 on the year with his miss coming in the 40-49 yard range. JK Scott has been able to lead the team in the punting with 21 punts on the year with a 43.7 yard net on the season so far.

Eagle vs Packers Line

Eagles at Packers Line: Green Bay Packers -4 O/U 45.5  (ML: -180)

My FREE NFL Pick: Green Bay Packers -4

The Packers offense is due to come to life eventually and facing the Eagles defense, which is not really able to stop the passing attack will struggle in this game. What else helps the Packers out is the way their defense has been able to smack the opponents in the mouth. The Eagles offense has been decent, but still has not been able to really outdo the opponent and the defense for the Eagles has had some problems in getting the opponent slowed down on the year. Look for the Eagles defense to continue to struggle in this game and that allows the Packers to really win this game with an offensive showing and a defense that finally stops the opponents. Final Score, Green Bay Packers win and cover the spread, 24-10.

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