The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the hardest roads remaining to win the NFC East.

The team has to play the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and Arizona Cardinals before finishing with the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football Team. With the way that the Eagles are playing, it’s hard to envision the team making it to six, if not seven wins on the season. 

On Sunday, the Eagles will try and steal a game from the NFC North leaders.

In order to upset Aaron Rodgers and company, the team will need to win these three matchups. 

Fletcher Cox vs. Packers Offensive Line

Fans on Reddit NFL streams will be wanting to see Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams, but if the Eagles have any hope of winning this game, there won’t be a lot of that happening. The Eagles’ secondary is dismal at this point, but if the Eagles pass rush can find a way to get to the quarterback and force Rodgers to make errant throws, it could help lessen the load. Fletcher Cox is going to have to have a great game once again. The star defensive tackle has one of the highest pass-rush win rates as a defensive tackle at 14%, which ranks sixth in the NFL. However, the Packers’ offensive tackle in Billy Turner is one of the best pass blockers in the league. His 95% pass block win rate is tied with Andrew Whitworth and Jack Conklin for the best in the league. David Bakhtiari has the highest block win rate on the other side as a tackle at 82%. You know the old saying of getting to the quarterback gives you a chance to win. Cox versus Turner is going to be proof of that. 

Aaron Jones vs. Eagles Run Defense

The Eagles own two edge defenders that rank in the top-10 for the highest run stop win rate. That includes Derek Barnett winning 29% of the time, which ranks No. 10 in the league. The team also has Brandon Graham leading the league with a 35% win rate. If the Eagles want to neutralize the ground game, both players will need to find a way to contain Jones. 

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Even with Jones not fully participating in the offense, the Packers are still a lethal threat on offense. Jones has not rushed for over 100 yards since September 20th, but the Eagles should play to their strengths, which is stopping the run. 

Any Wide Receiver vs. Packers Secondary

If it wasn’t for Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers, would Carson Wentz have anybody to throw at? After a hot start, Travis Fulgham has fallen off the face of the earth, while injuries have decimated the rest of the Eagles’ wide receiving corps. The team has to get the passing game involved, but who is going to step up?First-round pick Jalen Reagor looked like he could take a turn after posting a solid performance against the Cleveland Browns. Reagor finished the game with four receptions for 53 yards. The week before that against the New York Giants he finished with four receptions for 47 yards. If Reagor can bump that up to about six or seven receptions for an additional 30 yards, he could become the top target the team needs

The Eagles need either Reagor, Fulgham, or Greg Ward to find some sort of consistency with Wentz. The team did get running back Miles Sanders back, but you don’t want to overuse a running back that just returned from an injury.
Isn’t Alshon Jeffery still playing? Maybe, he could make an appearance in one of these games.

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