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Philadelphia Eagles Week 7 Game Preview: Las Vegas Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles Week 7 Game Preview: Las Vegas Raiders

The Eagles will travel to Vegas this weekend to take on the Raiders. Vegas just came off a nice 10-point victory over a good Denver Broncos team. They feature Derek Carr who is 2nd in passing yards this year with 1946 yards. He also has 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. The Eagles will have a tough task in stopping this Raiders Air attack this coming weekend as they rank third in passing in the NFL. The Raiders also have Josh Jacobs who has rushed for 1,000 yards during his first two seasons in the NFL. Jacobs has 175 rushing Yards this year and four touchdowns. The article will preview the Philadelphia Eagles Week 7 game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Eagles cannot afford get far behind in games

For the past two weeks, the Eagles have gone down by double digits pretty early in games and have had to climb themselves out of it.  They were successful against Carolina, as they did end up winning the game after a 12-point deficit. The next week the Eagles did not have such luck as they just came short in overcoming their 21-point deficit against the Tampa Bay.

This needs to change so the Eagles can have better opportunities to win games. With that being said, the Eagles need a fast start against the Raiders. Furthermore, Nick Sirianni and the Eagles coaching staff needs to find a way to make Jalen Hurts comfortable. Some quick short, completed passes to the Eagles speedy receivers would give him that confidence. They also need to find a balance between passing and rushing the ball. Hurts is throwing the ball way too much and it is hurting Philadelphia. He is making too many mistakes in process such as interceptions and inaccurate passes. Trust Miles Sanders to run the ball and put the pressure off Hurts. Something needs to happen to avoid these slow starts on offense.

The Eagles Defense needs to stop Derek Carr’s passing attack

A key to the Eagles winning over the Raiders is to stop Derek Carr and his passing attack. Darius Slay has been good in the secondary lately and has done a nice job in forcing turnovers. He needs to work his magic against the Carr this week and give the Eagles a few extra opportunities. Another player that has stood out in the secondary is Avonte Maddox. He made a touchdown saving pass deflection in the red zone last week against Tampa Bay. Maddox needs to play the same lock down defense this week and keep stopping the big plays. Maddox has had a good year so far, as he has 18 tackles, one forced fumble and three pass deflections.

Philadelphia Eagles Week 7 Game Preview: Las Vegas Raiders


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The Eagles also need to find way to get to Derek Carr. Javon Hargrave has been the most reliable person in this category. He needs to find a way to get to Carr and make him uncomfortable in the pocket. He also has two other great defensive line linemen in Josh Sweat and Fletcher Cox to help him out, as they have both made some big time plays this year too.

Conclusion and prediction 

Overall the Eagles need to find ways to score Earlier and show more of a balanced offense. If they can do that then they will have the best opportunity to win this game. Getting DeVonta Smith involved is also a good option for them too, as he has been stellar the past couple weeks. This will be a tough game as they are on the road and facing a good that beat the Ravens earlier this year. The Raiders have an edge in this game and will win by a touchdown.

Prediction: Raiders 28- Eagles 21

This Concludes this Philadelphia Eagles Week 7 game preview against the Las Vegas Raiders.

 

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