Week 13: Philadelphia Eagles
Twelve. That’s the total number of victories the entire NFC East has combined entering Week 12. The Philadelphia Eagles lead the way with an embarrassing 3-6-1 record but they have not proven to be a good football team this season.
It’s easy to forget the Eagles actually won at Lambeau Field a year ago, but they are a very different team this season. Carson Wentz, a former MVP candidate, has taken a step back and struggled all year long, throwing a league-high 14 interceptions entering Week 12. The Eagles have also allowed a league-high 40 sacks this season.
Philadelphia has a lot of talented players on offense but Wentz has struggled when pressured. This could be a big game for the Smith Bros. and Rashan Gary.
There will be opportunities for Mike Pettine’s defense to take the ball away. As long as the offense protects the ball well, something that had been no problem until Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis, Green Bay should be comfortable in this game.
The Eagles undoubtedly have talent on both sides of the ball but they are making too many mistakes. The Packers come up with two takeaways on defense and Aaron Rodgers lights up the Eagles defense for a big win.
Prediction: Packers 32, Eagles 24 (9-3)