The Superbowl rematch is here and the Eagles will be looking to take down the Chiefs in their own stadium. The Crowd will be electric, and the Eagles will be looking for some revenge. Let’s take a look at three players who need to go off if the Eagles want to win.
The Superbowl field was garbage and Haason Reddick was basically shut down in that game. The Eagles will absolutely need him to get pressures and sacks this time around if they want to stand a chance. Leaving Patrick Mahomes to be comfortable in the pocket is going to result in an Eagles loss, and we need more than we got in February. The field can’t be an excuse this time, and we need him to continue his streak of closing out games.
AJ Brown has been elite so far, but at what cost? Smith has been solid but not nearly as good as last year, and this is because the offense has shifted much more focus to AJ Brown. Smith started the year hot with 11 catches, 178 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games. We then saw AJ brown complaining on the sideline, and since then DeVonta Smith has taken the passenger seat. He hasn’t had a 100 yard game since week two. We need Smith to have a big game and make other teams respect both receivers.
It is unclear what the Eagles defensive gameplan is going to be, but on the New Heights Podcast, Travis Kelce said that Kevin Byard has given him some tough battles over the years. Travis Kelce is the life of the Chiefs offense outside of Mahomes, so slowing him down is imperative. Kevin Byard has much more experience playing against Travis Kelce than anyone else on the Eagles defense, and we need him to finally start looking like the All-Pro we traded for.
The Eagle will be looking for revenge on Monday night. We need these three players to go off if we want to come away with a W.