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Week 12: Packers at Eagles (Sunday Night Football)

The Eagles aren’t perfect, after all. After winning their first eight games of the season, the Eagles were upset by the Washington Commanders on Monday Night Football in Week 10.

Despite their surprise loss, the Eagles are still one of the best teams in the league.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has thrown for 2,217 yards, 14 touchdowns, and only three interceptions, while rushing for 354 yards and seven touchdowns. He will give the Packers’ defense real problems in Week 12.

Jaire Alexander should see a lot of A.J. Brown in what could be an excellent one-on-one matchup. Brown has made 44 catches for 725 yards and six touchdowns this season.

Philadelphia also has an excellent defense, ranking third in the NFL for total yards allowed. It also has the second-ranked pass defense.

One area to hurt the Eagles’ defense is on the ground. They are allowing 124.8 yards per game, ranking 20th in the league. The Packers will need to commit to their ground game in this contest and run the ball effectively.

Still, much like in their loss to the Buffalo Bills earlier this season, this could be too big of an ask for Matt LaFleur’s team.

At home, the Eagles should win this game, and they will likely do so comfortably.

Prediction: Loss (5-7)