The Eagles (5-7) will be playing in the Meadowlands for the second week in a row as they will face the New York Jets (3-8) on Sunday. The Eagles will be looking to bounce back from their last performance as they lost to the Giants and turned the ball over multiple times. The Jets on the other hand ended a three-game losing skid as they beat the Texans last week in Houston. The Eagles come into this game against the Jets being favored by a touchdown and have a great opportunity to notch another win on their record. This article will preview the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 13 game against the New York Jets.
The Eagles should have more success running
The Jets rank in the bottom of the NFL in rushing yards allowed by an opponent. They give up 128.7 rushing yards a game. This puts them at 27th in the NFL out of 32 teams. If the Eagles stick with their run-first game plan, then it should be a good formula to beat the Jets. Boston Scott and Miles Sanders both had great games last week, as they both rushed for 64 yards. Boston Scott also had a rushing touchdown in that game against the Giants. These two should be able to find even more holes in that Jets offensive line. Scott or Sanders might be able to pull off a 100-yard rushing game, which no Eagles running back has been able to do this year.
There is one thing that could be a setback in this Eagles rushing attack. Jalen Hurts is dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered against the Giants. It will be interesting to see how healthy he is and how much this injury limits his mobility. The Eagles love to run that zone-read option, and it might not be as effective for Philadelphia if Hurts cannot run at full capacity.
Receivers need to step up
Last week, the highest amount of yardage gained by a receiver was Devonta Smith. He only had 22 yards against that Giants secondary. Running back Kenny Gainwell had the most receiving yards, which is sad considering the number of snaps he got compared to the starting receivers. One guy that every Eagles fan wants to see step up is Jalen Reagor. He has not given the Eagles as much production as fans would like to see out of him. He has 201 yards on the year and two touchdowns. Reagor has the speed and the athleticism to complement Smith nicely, but that has not been the case this year. He has been barely a factor in a lot of the Eagles games this year.
Another receiver that has potential for the Eagles is Quez Watkins. He is a deep threat and has lightning-fast speed. He just does not get many targets during games, which should change. The Eagles need another reliable receiver, whether it is Reagor or Watkins. Maybe one of these two can make a statement in this game against the Jets. The Jets give up 266.2 passing yards a game, which ranks near the bottom of the NFL at 29th.
Players to watch out for on the Jets
Zach Wilson will be starting at quarterback for the Jets. He has not had a great season so far. He has more interceptions than touchdowns this year. Wilson also has a QBR of just 23.5. Wilson has a big arm and is pretty big as he is 6-foot-2 and weighs 214 pounds. He will need to step up and have a good game if the Jets want any chance at winning. John Franklin-Meyers on the defensive line for the Jets stepped up big time last week and had a career day. He had two sacks and one pass deflection against Houston. Look for him to make a difference again this week against the Eagles. The Jets also have linebacker Quincy Williams, who has also stepped up in recent games for the Jets. He had a sack against Houston.
This Concludes this Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 13 game preview against the New York Jets.