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Upset Coming to Chicago? 3 Reasons the Eagles can Beat the Bears

With the NFL playoffs right around the corner, it’s about that time to start predicting who we’re going to see in Atlanta come February. The game that seems to be the most intriguing to many is the Philadelphia Eagles at the Chicago Bears. The Bears head into the game as the obvious favorites being the third seed in the NFC while the Eagles sit at the sixth seed. But, there seems to be some speculation brewing as the underdogs show signs of completing the upset in Chicago. Here are three reasons why the Eagles can win.

1) Momentum

Going into the playoffs, momentum is everything. The Eagles have a lot of it. Through the first 11 weeks of the season, the team was only able to gather four wins and many wrote off the reigning Super Bowl Champs.

Since then, the Eagles have won five of their last six to clinch a wildcard spot in the playoffs. Finishing the season with a blowout victory against the division rival Washington Redskins, the Eagles head into the playoffs with high hopes and low expectations, giving the team a low-pressure environment and arguably the most momentum in the NFC.

2) Nick Foles

Eagles and Bears game
Nick Foles. Courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

After last year’s spectacular playoff/Superbowl run, many are waiting to see if quarterback Nick Foles can do it again.

Foles has played like a franchise quarterback for the Eagles in every opportunity he has gotten this season, especially in the past three games. Racking up 962 passing yards and six touchdown passes, Foles led his team to victory in each showing. Beating the NFC powerhouse, the Los Angeles Rams, and the 11-5 Houston Texans fueled the Eagles playoff hopes and showed that Foles is the real deal.

Foles has a difficult matchup this Sunday with the Bears defense playing at a champion caliber level, but the team has all the faith that backup quarterback can land them in the Super Bowl once again.

3) Mitchell Trubisky

There is no way around it, the Chicago Bears are a good football team. They have a great defense and that is never in question. The problem lies under center. Mitchell Trubisky has had his games where he has proven to be a decent quarterback and with a few years and development, he has potential. But, come Sunday, it will have to be the defense that wins this game. Trubisky has had multiple turnovers in a game five times this season, three of which are current playoff teams.This begs the question, can Trubisky stay composed enough to win this football game? Or, will he cost the Bears their shot at second Superbowl win.

Eagles and Bears game
Mitchell Trubisky
Courtesy of USA Today

The 2019 wild-card round is sure to be an exciting one. Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky face off this Sunday night in what could be incredible upset and will display the talents of two great teams. If the Eagles win, they will be heading to New Orleans to compete against Drew Brees and the Saints, while the Bears would play against Todd Gurley and the Los Angeles Rams if they prevail in Chicago

 

 

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