Falcons 28 - Eagles 21
Many people are expecting a blow-out, but road games are normally pretty tough and Philly can be a challenging place to play. That said, this Eagles defense doesn’t match-up well to our offense, though Cox and Graham can cause issues for our OL. The Falcons defense will need to clamp down on the check-downs, since the Eagles are not much of a downfield passing team. If we give them the short stuff, we could see extended scoring drives with gains of 4 to 5 yards at a time. Given Quinn’s ability to make adjustments, I feel comfortable saying the Eagles will score some, but the D will eventually clamp down.
Falcons 31 - Eagles 27
I don’t know exactly how the Eagles front seven compares to the Bucs, but I do know that those two defenses feature some strong players up front and some slackers on the back end. Atlanta’s much-improved OL should keep Matty clean for the most part, but my concern once again will be how Atlanta’s defense can stop Carson Wentz. Wentz has cooled off, but he has shown that he has the capability to play like a QB who can do some damage, not to mention they have Darren Sproles, who is our nemesis. All that said, I think we’ll win, but it may not be a comfortable one.
Falcons 27- Eagles 24
This is a very tricky matchup. As well as Atlanta has played on the road, Philadelphia desperately needs a victory. They are getting Bennie Logan back, while Desmond Trufant will be sidelined. If the offensive line holds up against the Eagles’ vicious front four, there is no reason why this offense can’t continue their success. They will do just enough, which will allow Matt Ryan to continue his MVP caliber season. Trufant’s loss won’t be as significant as most would anticipate. Philadelphia doesn’t pose any major threat at wide receiver. That will help the defense stay afloat without their best player.
Falcons 34 - Eagles 35
It seems like I’ll be on an island with this prediction, and I hope I’m wrong and look stupid about it. I think the Eagles are better than their current record or recent level of play indicates, however, and the Falcons are on their tenth straight football game of the season and will be without Desmond Trufant, Jacob Tamme, and Tevin Coleman. They can win it, but I’m not sure they will.
Falcons 38 - Eagles 28
Philadelphia was on a tear early this season, but predictably Carson Wentz and their defense fell back down to earth. The Eagles have only had a few sacks their past couple of games and Wentz is looking more and more like a rookie. Their coaching staff looks solid but Chip Kelly stripped all talent from that roster. Who are their corners? Wide receivers? I think Eagles need another offseason or two to hang with a team like Atlanta.